Professional & Continuing Education

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The Safe Center’s staff of educators provide trainings that encompasses victimization, identification, assessment, intervention, and available resources for professionals working in the fields of criminal justice, health, mental health, substance abuse treatment and in the educational setting. Training is tailored to address the specific needs of the population with whom you work.

Current Trainings

TRAUMA AND ADDICTION: What neuroscience and trauma research tells us about addictive disorders
Dr. Vincent Felitti, co-author of CDC’s Adverse Childhood Experiences Study, said that “Our current view of addiction is ill-founded”. Given the high recidivism rates in addictions treatment, is it possible that the current models are not working? A trauma-informed perspective might be the key. We will explore the correlation between trauma and addictions and how this challenges the medical model of treatment. This foundational overview of addiction will incorporate new ideas that will give practitioners and educators alike a strong trauma-focused perspective in approaching their work with persons with addictive behaviors.
Wednesday, Jan. 31st
5pm – 8 PM
3.0 CEU credit


Future Trainings

Domestic Violence: Advanced and beginner professionals will learn the scope, dynamics and cycle of abuse, how to identify red flags, as well as better ways to screen for and help those in need. We’ll explore The Safe Center’s network of support for victims of domestic violence.

Rape & Sexual Assault: 1 in 4 women will experience sexual assault in their lifetime. Men can be victims too. We’ll discuss the emotional and physical impact of rape and sexual assault on survivors and the services available to those who have been victimized.

NY State Mandated Reporter Training: Certain professionals are required by law to report any suspicions of child abuse directly to NY State child abuse hotline for investigation. We will teach you about when and how to make reports, and how to ensure the safety of the child as well as your professional license.

The Neurobiology of Trauma: Abuse, neglect or assault can affect a person physically, mentally and emotionally. This workshop explores the brain-body connection to trauma, and what people can do to heal.

Overview of Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting for Advanced Professionals:
(This is NOT the NYS mandated reporting course)
This course is designed for professionals who have already taken the mandated child abuse reporting course and have been working in the field for a number of years. We will explore the warning signs of child abuse and neglect, the newest laws and procedures related to reporting, how to best work with child protective services and foster care, and answer any questions related to how to best work with maltreated children.

What We’re Missing: Can we identify bullies before they start acting out? Could ADHD really be misdiagnosed trauma? Where does conduct disorder come from? this training will help you better understand children’s difficult behaviors and what your team can do about them.

Continuing Education Credit Courses for Social Workers: Workshops are based on the latest research in the areas of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault, sex trafficking, and the effects of trauma on individuals and families.

If you would like to book a training, contact our Education Department at training@tscli.org.

The Safe Center is recognized by New York state Education Department State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers.

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