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 perpetrators.

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

Serving Incarcerated Survivors #2: Understanding the role of the advocate
May 23, 2017 | 1:00 p.m. (EST)
Format: Webinar
Facilitator: Jyoti Venketraman, Special Initiatives Manager of NJCASA

This webinar is the second in a four-part series on serving incarcerated survivors. With increased focus on the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), training advocates on intersections of sexual violence within detention centers will help support advocacy for this population. This webinar will provide an in depth look at the role of the advocate for incarcerated survivors.

Registration will open in late April.

PREVIOUS 2017 TRAININGS

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

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 (recording)
Understanding the Intersection of Substance Use & Trauma (recording)

June
Serving Campus Survivors (recording)

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

April
Evidence-based Practice Series: Evidence, Prevention, and Practice (recording)

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

January
Understanding Rape Culture (recording)
Planning for Sexual Assault Awareness Month (recording)

Previous 2015 Trainings

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

November
Addressing Violence Against Women with Developmental Disabilities (recording)

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

August
Getting to Know the New Evidence Retention Guidelines

June
Preparing Survivors for the Criminal Justice System

March
Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation (recording)

February
Capturing the Impact of Our Work

January
Language Access for Sexual Violence Program Members (recording)

 

 

 

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