Training & Advocacy Center


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Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence provides training and technical assistance to individuals and communities who are seeking to increase their understanding of sexual violence and enhance their skills in supporting survivors of sexual violence.

Our trainings are centered on victims/survivors, informed by research, and based on best practices. The Alliance staff is invested in tailoring all trainings to meet the needs of our audiences; therefore, the length and content are developed to meet your specific needs. Trainings can be anywhere from one hour to multiple days in length. The Alliance is committed to providing trainings that meet the needs of communities working to support survivors and end sexual violence.

Upcoming Events

No Weapon Formed:
Addressing Sexual Violence in Black Faith Communities

Friday, July 13, 2018 at 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Black faith communities have long been the cornerstone of Black and African American communities in the United States. Faith communities not only attend to their congregants’ spiritual needs but also their social and emotional needs, which makes them particularly well-suited to address the epidemic of sexual violence. Join us for a day-long symposium focused on how Black faith communities, and particularly Black churches, can harness their influence and position to prevent sexual violence, and support survivors of sexual violence who are members of their communities. We will be joined by writer, scholar and freedom fighter Ahmad Greene-Hayes, founder of Children of Combahee, who will share his work to end child sexual abuse and create a space and shared language across the church and grassroots anti-rape movement, building a foundation for shared understanding and collective action. The afternoon will be spent diving deeper into the topic of sexual violence and Black faith communities with a panel discussion featuring: Leah Burgess, Melinda L. Johnson, and Reverend John L. Selders, Jr.

This event is free and open to the public.

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Instructions and Policies

Directions and Parking

The Training & Advocacy Center is located at 98 Pitkin Street, East Hartford, CT 06108. When arriving for trainings, please enter through the 98 Pitkin Street entrance. This doorway is to the left of The Alliance’s main entrance. Walk down the hall until you arrive at our side entrance on the right. Parking is available in any unmarked space at the front of the building. Additional parking is to the right of the building. Please carpool when possible.


Connecticut CEU Provider Policy

As noted in PA 10-38 (Licensure of Master and Clinical Social Work) and NASW’s State of Connecticut Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Provider Policy, continuing education hours can only be awarded if an attendee successfully completes the entire training; therefore, full attendance in the entire training activity is required. Participants who arrive late, miss any portion of the training, or leave early will not be eligible for continuing education hours.


Underserved Communities Grant Policy

Some projects are supported by Grant No. 2013-WF-AX-0032 awarded by the state administrating office for the Justice Assistance Grant Program. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in these programs are those of the sponsors and do not reflect the views of the State of Connecticut or the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Justice Programs.