State Certification in Domestic Violence

YWCA Greenwich offers Connecticut State Certification in Domestic Violence twice a year. The course is open to a wide range of service providers, educators and clinicians as well as the general public. Sessions help participants better understand the history and underlying dynamics of domestic violence.

Participants must attend each full session in order to complete the certification process. No make-up sessions will be permitted. Certification is valid for one year. Annual re-certification requires documentation of an additional six hours of relevant continued training per year.

Upcoming training dates:

  • November 7-11

Course curriculum covers:

  • History of the domestic violence movement
  • Domestic violence 101 (Definition/categories of abuse, myths and facts, etc.)
  • Local and statewide resources available for victims of domestic violence
  • Working with diverse populations
  • Crisis intervention, communication skills, client-centered safety-planning
  • Confidentiality policies and protections mandated reporting
  • Impact of domestic violence on children and families
  • Law enforcement and the criminal justice system
  • Domestic violence as a social problem and primary prevention

To request a speaker or for more information on training programs, contact Leslie Coplin 203-869-6501, ext. 173, or send her an email