Training Institute

NJCASA’s Training Institute is informed by national trends in the prevention of and response to sexual violence, as well as strengths and needs of professionals in New Jersey. We provide in-person and web-based trainings to Sexual Violence Programs and allied professionals committed to creating safer communities for all. NJCASA strives to provide free and accessible trainings, as well as bring low-cost on-demand training to professionals throughout the state.

Who We Work With

The Training Institute serves members from local sexual violence centers, allied professionals in public and mental health, law enforcement, preventionists, and the larger public. Our trainings bring communities a better understanding of the dynamics of sexual assault, which results in improved response to survivors and increased accountability to offenders.

Topics We Cover

NJCASA trains on a wide variety of sexual violence issues, including Introduction to Sexual Violence, Cultural Humility, Primary Prevention, Law Enforcement Response, Special Populations, and more. Join NJCASA at one of our upcoming training events or request a customized training for your organization or institution.


Upcoming Trainings

None at this time.

PREVIOUS 2018 TRAININGS

May
Media Sampler: Responding to the Media and Engaging on Social Media

March
Victims of Crime Compensation Office (VCCO) Overview of Services

PREVIOUS 2017 TRAININGS

November
Volunteer Management

September
Serving Asian Pacific Islander Survivors

July
Serving Incarcerated Survivors #3: Best Practices

June
A Long Shadow: Understanding Survivors with a Harmful History

May
Serving Incarcerated Survivors #2: Understanding the role of the advocate

February
Intersections of Sexual Violence: HIV/AIDS
Serving Incarcerated Survivors #1: Prison Rape Culture

January
Partners in Prevention: Comprehensive prevention programming with target audiences or groups

PREVIOUS 2016 TRAININGS

October
Partners in Prevention: Understanding Offender Management

July
Evidence-based Practice #3: Understanding Community-Level Risk Factors and Community-Level Change
Understanding the Intersection of Substance Use & Trauma

June
Serving Campus Survivors

May
Evidence-based Practice #2: Individual- & Relationship-Level Risk Factors for Perpetration

April
Evidence-based Practice Series: Evidence, Prevention, and Practice

March
Confidential Sexual Violence Advocate: Their role within the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART)

January
Understanding Rape Culture
Planning for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Previous 2015 Trainings

December
Media Literacy 101: How Media Influences Rape Culture
Promoting Meaningful Campus-Program Partnerships

November
Addressing Violence Against Women with Developmental Disabilities

September
Beyond points on a graph: Discovering ways data can strengthen programming and local prevention efforts

August
Getting to Know the New Evidence Retention Guidelines

June
Preparing Survivors for the Criminal Justice System

March
Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation

February
Capturing the Impact of Our Work

January
Language Access for Sexual Violence Program Members

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