Professional Development

Learn How to Support & Empower Victims of Intimate Partner Violence

Monday, September 16, 2019
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

New Brunswick

Learn How to Support & Empower Victims of Intimate Partner Violence

The IPVA (Intimate Partner Violence Advocate) Certification Series is a dynamic and comprehensive program developed and provided by A Partnership for Change (APFC), a NJ-based non-profit organization dedicated to ending domestic violence through the provision of education and awareness programs. 

1 in 4 women and 1 in 3 teenage girls are victims of intimate partner abuse; if you work in education, healthcare, counseling, social/family services, it's likely you're working with victims.

  • Do you know how to safely and effectively respond?
  • Are you aware of the risks associated with leaving?
  • Do you know how to develop a safety plan?
  • Do you know of resources for support and referral?

IPVA answers these questions and more. 


Allison Bressler, MA, Co-Founder/Co Director, APFC

Ms. Bressler has counseled and advocated for hundreds of adult, teen and child victims of domestic violence in NY and NJ. She also serves as an expert witness on cases in Bergen and Union counties. Her expertise was recently called upon by Scientific American Mind magazine to contribute an article on IPV in affluent communities and she has been interviewed on ABC's World News Tonight & ABC News Radio as an expert in the field.

Last Updated: 05/31/19