Upcoming Manhattan Family Justice Center Trainings

Happy Holidays! The Manhattan Family Justice Center is happy to announce the following special trainingsOur training program provides professional development on relevant topics regarding intimate partner violence, sex trafficking, and elder abuse for service providers, community leaders, and city agencies. Please feel free to share widely. Our next round of core trainings will start in mid-February, and I will send a separate announcement for those soon.
Monday, Jan. 26th 2-4 pm
Dealing with Trauma: Helping Clients in Emotional Distress
Facilitated by the Mental Health Association of NY
  • How to talk to someone who is very upset or angry
  • How to de-escalate a crisis using body language and tone of voice
  • Basics of crisis counseling
  • How to conduct a basic risk assessment
  • What to do if someone says they are suicidal
  • Using the crisis hotline LifeNet as a resource
  • This is part 1 of a 2-part training – the second will focus on mental health, cognitive effects of trauma, and PTSD
Thursday, Jan. 29th 10 am – 1 pm
Youth & Intimate Partner Violence
Facilitated by Day One, Sanctuary for Families, and ACS
  • Teen dating violence 101 including different types of abuse, red flags, social media, Day One services
  • Impact of IPV on youth, mental health, PTSD, intergenerational cycles of violence, Sanctuary for Families youth services
  • ACS mandatory reporting regulations and case studies, ACS’ preventative work, ACS youth programs
Thursday, February 5th 10 am  1 pm
Intersections of Sexual Assault & Intimate Partner Violence: Focus on Intervention
Facilitated by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, NYC Alliance Against Sexual Assault, Mt. Sinai SAVI, & Black Women’s Blueprint
  • Legal and criminal definitions of sexual assault
  • Intersections of sexual violence and intimate partner violence
  • Comprehensive overview of sexual assault resources and services
  • How to talk to clients about sexual assault
  • Barriers to reporting, disclosing, and receiving services
  • How service providers can better support survivors through best practices
  • This is part 1 of a 2-part training – the second will focus on sexual assault prevention