Partner Events

The following trainings and events are sponsored by WRCAC partner agencies and open to participants from the western region.
The 35th Annual San Diego International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment, January 25-31, 2020

Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego – Chadwick Center for Children and Families

Saturday, January 25, 2020 – Friday, January 31, 2020

San Diego, California 

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Project Ability: A Reference Guide for Interviewing Children with Disabilities, January 31, 2020

Oregon Network of Child Abuse Intervention Centers (ONCAIC)

January 31st, 2020

San Diego, California 

WRCAC is proudly sponsoring the post-conference institute “Project Ability: A Reference Guide for Interviewing Children with Disabilities”, at The 35th Annual San Diego International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment. The training is hosted by the Oregon Network of Child Abuse Intervention Centers. Details and registration information is below.

Royal Palm 1/2
Speakers: Holly Bridenbaugh, LCSW and Katie Greathouse, LCSW
An advanced forensic interview training designed to increase the interviewer’s comfort and confidence to work effectively with children with disabilities when there is a concern of abuse or victimization. Learn the disability and abuse risk factors; identify the categories of disability that impact functioning, and explore the characteristics of, and the interview accommodations for children within four main categories of disabilities.
Rate $206 • To register, download and complete the Project Ability 2020 Application
For any registration questions for Institute K, contact:
Sydney Johns
Phone: (503) 455-8622​
NCAC International Symposium on Child Abuse, March 23-26, 2020

National Children’s Advocacy Center

March 23-26, 2020

Huntsville, Alabama 

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The International Symposium on Child Abuse is a premiere conference that provides expert training and numerous networking opportunities to professionals in the child maltreatment field, and is one of the few conferences that addresses all aspects of child maltreatment, including, but not limited to, physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, exposure to violence, poly-victimization, exploitation, intervention, trafficking, and prevention. 

Northeast Tribal Conference on Child Victimization, May 6-7, 2020

Northeast Regional Children’s Advocacy Center

May 6-7, 2020

Niagara Falls, NY

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NCA Leadership Conference, May 31 - June 3, 2020

National Children’s Alliance

May 31 – June 3, 2020

Washington, D.C.

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This conference aims to provide continuing education, networking opportunities and exposure to innovative programs and ideas for Children’s Advocacy Center leaders. Included in this conference agenda are the organization’s annual membership meeting, plenary sessions, 60 and 90-minute workshops, and annual Hill Day. The target audience for this conference is comprised of administrators, coordinators, and board members of Children’s Advocacy Centers, CAC chapters, and multidisciplinary teams.

Advanced Forensic Interview Training, October 13-15, 2020

National Children’s Advocacy Center

October 13-15, 2020

Portland, Oregon 

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NCAC’s Advanced Forensic Interview Training is not protocol specific.  The training is designed for any experienced child forensic interviewers who would like to build on their interviewing skills.  The training begins with an up-to-date review of “best practices”; but quickly moves to address specific populations that place demands on forensic interviewers to adapt their practice, exploring methods to elicit details required by the multidisciplinary team, and assessing the effects of trauma on children.

Multidisciplinary Team Response to Child Sex Trafficking, November 16-19, 2020

National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College

November 16-19, 2020

Denver, Colorado

For more information and to register, please click here

Learn techniques and strategies to enhance the likelihood of obtaining information from possible victims of child sex trafficking. Compare and contrast typical child sexual abuse cases with child sex trafficking (CST) cases and address the different points of entry into the criminal justice and welfare system for CST victims. Understand various disciplines’ roles and responsibilities and how they can contribute to a positive outcome of the CST case. Discuss question strategy, interview dynamics, language use, and interview suggestions

Can’t make it to the training? Check out NCJTC’s recorded webinars