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TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE: To request technical assistance from WRCAC, click herePlease provide as much information as possible in your message about the nature of the request and the timeline for when assistance is needed.

TRAINING:  WRCAC/Chadwick staff are available to provide customized training on a range of topics, including the trainings listed below.  To request training for your child advocacy center or multi-disciplinary team, please click herePlease provide as much information as possible in your message about the training you are requesting, including the topic, the audience, and requested date.

WRCAC Trainings


  • Developing and Engaging an Effective MDT
  • MDT Team Training
  • Identifying and Responding to Child Abuse for Mandated Reporters


  • See sections on Forensic Interviewing and Special Topics for related trainings


  • Basics of the Forensic Interview
  • Advanced Topics in Forensic Interviewing – Peer Review Participant Interviews/Video Review
  • Dynamics of Child Sexual Abuse Disclosure
  • Developmental Considerations in Forensic Interviewing
  • Facilitation of Peer Review – English and Spanish
  • Forensic Interviews with Spanish-Speaking Children
  • Interviewing Children Who Have Witnessed Violence
  • Testifying in Court – For Interviewers
  • Forensic Interviews with Children and Adults with Developmental Challenges


  • Developing an MDT and Child Victim/Witness Protocol


  • Forensic Medical Examination – Pediatric – Acute and Non-Acute
  • Forensic Medical Examination for Non-Medical Professionals
  • Physical Abuse
  • Adolescent SART Examination
  • Abusive Head Trauma and Serious Physical Abuse
  • Brain Development and ACES
  • Medical Neglect/Munchausen Syndrome
  • Testifying in Court – For Medical Providers
  • Assessment and Intervention in Failure to Thrive Cases
  • Enrichment/Healthy Lifestyle initiatives: Obesity Assessment and Management, Reach Out and Read, No Hit Zones in Hospitals, Talk to Your Baby – language development


  • Screening to Identify Trauma and Behavioral Health Need
  • Collaboration Across Child Welfare and Behavioral Health Systems
  • Engaging Caregivers in Behavioral Health Services
  • Modular Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Treatment for Depression

 MENTAL HEALTH: Evidence-Based Practices (EBPs)

  • Strategies for Selecting a Good Fit – EBPs for Child, Adolescent and Young Adult Behavioral Health
  • Reducing the Use of Psychotropic Medications through Increased Use of EBPs for Children and Youth in Foster Care
  • What Does the Evidence Tell Us? A Review of the Evidence Base for Supervised Visitation
  • Implementing EBPs – Understanding and Effectively Engaging the Selection Process
  • EBPs Supporting Youth in their Transition to Adulthood
  • California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse (CEBC) and Implementation Science
  • Utilizing the CEBC to Address Adolescent and Adult Substance Abuse

 MENTAL HEALTH: Trauma-Informed Practice & Systems 

  • Partnering with Youth and Families
  • Elements of Trauma-Informed Systems
  • Evidence-Based Treatments for Trauma
  • Impacts of Secondary Trauma
  • Trauma 101
  • Advancing Trauma-Informed Care in Child- Serving Systems
  • Trauma-Informed Behavioral Health Assessment
  • Barriers and the Role of Trauma Exposure in Professionals Working in the Field
  • NCTSN Curricula: Child Welfare Trauma Training Toolkit, Think Trauma, Caring for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma


  • Facilitating Case Review



  • Fund Development & Sustainability – Developing a Diverse, Sustainable Fund Development Plan
  • Engaging Your Board & Volunteers in Fundraising
  • Why and How to Host Successful Fundraising & Cultivation Events
  • Fund Development & Communications/Marketing – How and Why They Work Together
  • Engaging Pro Bono Support/Services, Corporate Donors & Sponsors
  • Grants – Research, Writing, Reporting and Management
  • Orientation for New CAC Directors – Intro to the MDT Model, NCA Accreditation, CAC Partners, Working with Boards, HR, Finances and Budgeting
  • Accreditation – Managing Anxiety, Document Review



Working with Tribal Communities & Serving Native American/Alaska Native Populations

  • Development of an MDT and MDT Roles in Indian Country
  • Barriers and the Role of Trauma Exposure in Professionals Working in the Field
  • Historical Trauma and Intergenerational Trauma
  • Providing Services to American Indian Children and Families
  • Trauma-Informed Strategies to Help Children Who Have Experienced Trauma
  • Secondary Traumatic Stress and Self-Care
  • Providing Advocacy Services for American Indian Women

You may also access training and technical assistance from WRCAC or a wide range of OJJDP  training and technical assistance providers through the TTA360 portal at www.ojjdptta360.org.