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Professional Resources

The following agencies provide resources and trainings to professionals working in the field of child abuse throughout California and the United States. 

Center for Innovation and Research

CIR offers training throughout the state and online for child abuse professionals through its Child Abuse and Technical Assistance grant. CIR conducts the first part of the Child Forensic Interviewer Training in California.  CIR also works with other organizations such as the Center for Missing and Exploited Children.  Visit

National Children’s Alliance

NCA offers a broad range of information, everything from advice on how to start a CAC to funding opportunities for chapters and centers. Visit

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National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse

In 1985, the National District Attorneys Association recognized the unique challenges of crimes involving child victims and established the National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse (NCPCA). Visit

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Our mission is to raise the standard of care and improve access to services for traumatized children, their families and communities throughout the United States. Visit

Northeast Regional Children's Advocacy Center

NRCAC provides training and education for CAC Directors, MDTs and communities on topics related to the implementation and compliance with the 10 standards of NCA Accreditation


Midwest Regional Children’s Advocacy Center

MRCAC offers a wide range of online training for CACs and the individual disciplines in the multi-disciplinary team through its EduNet service, and also has On-Demand Webinars available.  MRCAC has created a Medical Academy for the medical professionals working in the field of child abuse.  Visit

Southern Regional Children's Advocacy Center

SRCAC provides training and support for Children’s Advocacy Centers, Chapters, and multidisciplinary team professionals so abused children have access to trauma-informed, collaborative investigations and services that promote justice and healing. States included in the Southern Region: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Visit

Western Regional Children’s Advocacy Center

The WRCAC offers trainings and technical assistance to CACs and programs throughout the Western US as well as online resources for emerging and existing programs. Visit

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