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Policy & Training Institute

Policy & Training Institute

Our Policy and Training Institute ("the Institute") leads our Office’s training, prevention and policy work. The Institute, which comprises our policy team, the Training Team, and the NYC Healthy Relationship Training Academy, was created to enhance City agency and community-based organization (CBO) responses to domestic and gender based violence, identify key areas for policy change and development, and engage in primary prevention through work with young people throughout New York City.

We Are Here For You

With the COVID-19 situation ever evolving, we must all do our part in stopping the spread of COVID-19. We have taken an important step to protect the safety and health of our community, including our families and our partners, and our Training Team is not currently conducting in-person trainings or workshops at this time. We will resume scheduling as soon as feasible. To connect with our Training Team with questions, or about collaborating around remote training, please contact us.

The Training Team

Our Training Team provides tailored trainings to City agencies and CBOs on topics across the spectrum of GBV, as well as providing technical assistance in the review and development of their policies and protocols.

Frequently Asked Questions about trainings

NYC Healthy Relationship Training Academy

The NYC Healthy Relationship Training Academy ("the Academy") is a prevention/education program that centers young people in their mission to end domestic and gender based violence. Community Educators provide free interactive, intersectional, and discussion-based workshops to young people ages 11-24. Workshop topics include teen dating violence, healthy relationships, and consent. The Academy also delivers skills-based workshops and trainings to parents and professionals working with young people on how to discuss relationships, spot warning signs of intimate partner violence, and be a resource and ally to young people.

Frequently Asked Questions about workshops

The Academy also works with specialized audiences and youth groups, such as:

  • the Youth Leadership Council, a group of diverse NYC youth that promote civic engagement and leadership development, while building awareness about teen dating violence and healthy relationships.

New Video Series

As many do, we look forward to heading out to a classroom for in-person discussions. Until it is safe for us all to return to business as usual, we are excited to connect and support New York City youth in new ways. Here is our new video series to introduce teen dating violence and healthy relationships. It is especially designed to present warning signs of dating violence and share important resources available to youth in middle school and high school in New York City. You can access our video playlist on ENDGBV's YouTube channel, and use this lesson plan for educators and the assignment for students.

If you have any questions about our videos or would like to connect with us at the Academy, please contact us.