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.

Upcoming Trainings

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.

Conversations on Main Street: Screening of Power & Control: Domestic Violence in America
(LMSW, LMHC, CASAC, CPP/CPS Credits Available – 2 CEUs)
Wednesday October 24
7pm -9pm
The Landmark Theater
Port Washington, NY
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.

Abuse in Later Life: Abuse Hurts at Any Age
(LMSW, LMHC, CASAC, CPP/CPS Credits Available – 2 CEUs)
Thursday November 15
6:30pm – 8:30pm
The Safe Center
Bethpage, NY
Participants will learn how to recognize Elder Abuse and take steps to help stop it and prevent it. Victims of this under reported crime are both women and men, and the person abusing them may be a spouse, an adult child, a relative or a caretaker. This workshop will focus on all forms of abuse including the simultaneous occurrence of isolation and financial exploitation.

Project SAVE: Schools Against Violence in Education
(LMSW, LMHC, CASAC , CPP/CPS Credits Available – 2 CEUs)
Wednesday December 5
1pm – 3pm
The Safe Center
Bethpage, NY
Project SAVE was developed as a response to the ever-increasing violence in our schools. This workshop will provide school personnel with awareness of violence prevention and intervention skills and techniques that they can use.
For additional information about CEU’s contact:

Mandated Reporter Trainings

Thursday, October 4 from 6PM – 8PM
Wednesday, November 14 from 6PM – 8PM
Tuesday, December 4 from 1:30PM – 3:30PM

Additional Trainings

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.

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.

* To be notified of spring 2018 CEU trainings send an email to with “add me to your CEU list” in the subject area.

If you would like to book a training, contact our Education Department at

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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