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Training for Professionals



JBWS provides didactic training opportunities to increase professionals’ awareness and understanding of domestic violence, as well as to encourage and empower professionals to appropriately respond to domestic violence within their particular professional role.

Education and support are available to a wide range of professionals, including, but not limited to:

  • Health care providers and staff
  • Social service providers
  • Educators and school counselors Resource List on Teen Dating Violence
  • Pre-professional program students
  • Clergy and faith communities
  • Law enforcement officers
  • Attorneys
  • Day care workers
  • Child protection workers
  • Therapists
  • Court personnel

To discuss or schedule a professional training, please contact the Professional Training Manager at 973-267-7520 ext. 121 or training@jbws.org

Jersey Battered Women's Service has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5875. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  JBWS is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

The following is a list of the workshops provided by JBWS. You can find brief descriptions of each of these workshop here.


  1. Addressing Intimate Partner Abuse with Adolescents and Teens
  2. Abuse in Later Life
  3. Boundaries in Victim Services
  4. Cultural Humility and  Domestic Abuse
  5. Disabilities and Domestic Violence
  6. Disabilities and DV: Safety Planning with Victims and Survivors
  7. Domestic Violence and Faith Based Issues
  8. Domestic Violence and Mental Health: Screening and Interventions
  9. Domestic Abuse in Upscale Marriages
  10. Domestic Violence: An Overview of the Issue
  11. Domestic Violence: An Impact on Health
  12. Domestic Violence: Information for Family and Friends
  13. Domestic Violence: Its Impact on Children
  14. Domestic Violence Law
  15. Domestic Violence in the LGBTQQI Communities
  16. Domestic Violence in Military Families
  17. Domestic Violence: The Social Context
  18. Domestic Violence: Screening and Assessing Abuse
  19. Ethics in Victim Services
  20. Healthy Relationships
  21. Healthy Relationships Skill-Building with Children
  22. Human Trafficking: An Overview of the Issue
  23. Identifying IPV in Your Adolescent Caseload
  24. Identifying IPV in Your LGBT Caseload
  25. Identifying IPV in Your Substance Abuse Caseload
  26. Immigration Issues in Domestic Violence
  27. Male Victims of Domestic Violence
  28. Police Perpetrated Domestic Violence
  29. Reproductive Health: Intersection of HIV & IPV
  30. Reproductive Health: Strategies for Responding to & Preventing Reproductive Coercion
  31. Safety Planning with Victims and Survivors of Domestic Violence
  32. Stalking: A Dynamic of Power and Control
  33. Strangulation
  34. Substance Use & Domestic Violence
  35. Technology: A New Tool for Abuse
  36. Trauma Informed Care
  37. Understanding the Harm in Low-Level domestic Violence Cases
  38. Working with Men Who Use Abusive Behaviors in Intimate Relationships
  39. Working with Women Who Use Force
  40. Working with Youth Towards Prevention

Making a Referral

Professionals planning to make a referral to JBWS for services are welcome to speak first with a JBWS counselor to get more information about the client's options. When possible, provide a safe, confidential place for the client to call the helpline and provide follow-up support after the phone call.


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