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 Trainings and Meetings

Collaborating to End Sexual Violence Against People with I/DD

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Leigh Ann Davis, the Director of Criminal Justice Initiatives for The Arc, will highlight ways to better collaborate with community partners and advocate for survivors of sexual violence with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD). She was most recently featured in the NPR article “The Sexual Assault Epidemic No One Talks About,” which highlighted the staggering rates of sexual violence against people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She is a national expert on advocacy for people with I/DD and the criminal justice system. This is part one of a two-part event.

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Community Conversation: Supporting Survivors with I/DD

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Leigh Ann Davis will lead an in-depth community conversation on how to implement all that we learned about supporting survivors with intellectual and developmental disabilities during the event that morning. This is part two of a two-part event. It will focus on the following questions: How do we create a collaborative team to ensure survivors with I/DD receive the support they deserve? What are the resources we already have here in Connecticut? Where do we go next?

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Community Conversation: Sexual Violence in Black Faith-Based Communities

Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Religious institutions have historically played an important role in supporting Black communities. When people are seeking support and guidance, and are a part of a faith community, that community is more than likely the first place they turn to. However, conversations about sexual violence are not often taking place within the confines of faith-based institutions. This community conversation hopes to cover the following questions: How is your community seeing sexual violence show up? How has your religious community addressed sexual violence? What are some barriers to addressing sexual violence in these communities? How is your community uniquely positioned to support survivors? What does a faith-based response look like?

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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.