Domestic Abuse Training & Assistance (DATA) is a FREE professional development program designed for Student Assistance Counselors (SACs) and school Social Workers.

The Goals of DATA

Recognize the warning signs of dating abuse and of exposure to DV at home.

Identify strategies to identify, approach and support teens.

Understand the components of a safety plan.

Learn how to properly document incidents on campus.

Identify policies and protocols that increase victim safety and hold abusers accountable.

Identify age-appropriate resource and referral information for support.

Class Dates & Times

See below for upcoming classes! To register - please email us at, and include school, name of registrant(s), and email.


Teen Dating Abuse

  • December 15, 2021, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Children & Teens Exposed to Domestic Violence at Home

  • January 11, 2022, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Teen Dating Abuse

  • February 16, 2022, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Children & Teens Exposed to Domestic Violence at Home

  • March 24, 2022, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Additional Class Details

Teen Dating Abuse

  • Define the types and warning signs of abuse
  • Identify strategies to safely approach and support teens
  • Learn how to properly document incidents on campus
  • Better understand risk and confidentiality issues
  • Learn about safety planning and resources for support

Children and Teens Exposed to Domestic Violence at Home

  • Learn about the effects of exposure on children and teens
  • Understand the consequences of exposure
  • Identify the risks to children, teens and the non-offending parent
  • Enhance intervention techniques
  • Learn about safety planning, documentation, and resources

More Information

Due to Covid-19, classes are currently provided as webinars.

We anticipate returning to a hybrid of webinar and in-person as soon as we are able to.

In-person trainings will be held in Clark, NJ and Mahwah, NJ.

Teen Dating Abuse (Approval #201004-1621A) and Children & Teens Exposed to Domestic Violence (Approval #201004-1129A), provided by APFC are approved for continuing education by the NJ Social Work Continuing Education Approval Collaborative, which is administered by NASW-NJ.

CE Approval Collaborative Period: September 1, 2020 - August 31, 2022.

NJ social workers will receive four (4) general continuing education hours for participating in this course.

Attendees must complete the entire class, and the evaluation, and sign the attendance sheet in order to receive credits.