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May 2007Vol. 8, No. 4Online Trainings for Child Advocates and Investigators

The National Children's Advocacy Center (NCAC) provides training, prevention, intervention, and treatment services to fight child abuse and neglect. As part of its training series, online presentations on a variety of child maltreatment and investigation topics are offered at no charge. The trainings are developed by experts in the field and are designed to be viewed by individuals or groups of child abuse or related professionals. Of the 22 courses currently offered, the newest include:

  • Child Abuse Investigations in Meth Labs
  • Children's Advocacy Centers: A Model for Improving the System's Response to Child Abuse
  • Collaboration, Consistency, and Cultural Competency
  • The CPS Worker: Making a Case for Safety
  • Filtering Information: Utilizing Interpreters in Investigative Interviews
  • Forensic Interviewing Skills for Working With Child Abuse Victims With Cognitive and/or Communication Impairments
  • Opening Statements and Closing Arguments in Child Sexual Abuse Cases
  • Trial Strategies in Child Protection Cases
  • Victim Assistance: Preparation and Support for Children in Criminal Proceedings
  • When It Is in the Family: How to Handle Sibling Sex Abuse

To register to view the free trainings, visit the NCAC website: