Center for Innovation and Resources, Inc.

High Quality Training and Technical Assistance Center

Girls hands supported by parent, holding a growing plantWe work to create a world where professionals receive the training and support they need to positively influence the lives of children and families. We understand that no one enters a career knowing everything or having finished learning. We are committed to offering quality training opportunities and support services to enhance the work of professionals who serve children and families, from the local child care provider to the nonprofit director.


Training Delivery

Tailored Professional Education

Our expert staff and consultants offer many types and topics of training and technical assistance for your agency or organization. We can tailor any training to meet your specific requirements. Review the list of topics we currently offer.


Conference Support

Logistical Support for Your Event

Tracking registrations, handling payments, and preparing materials require complicated systems that CIR already has in place and uses everyday. Contact us to find out how we can support your event, training or conference.



Opportunities to Support Your Event

All of our projects include opportunities for co-sponsoring events if they fall within our scope of work. We can help find and contract with content experts, provide logistical support, and help with many other tasks associated with coordinating a training or conference, often at no cost if it is a good match for our training objectives.


Webinars & eLearning

Course Development and Delivery

With our eLearning experts, we can take your content and make a highly effective eLearning course or webinar. Courses can be deployed and hosted by systems that CIR is already using or we can assist with development so that you can host your own.


Our Mission

To apply research-based knowledge to address real-world problems in human services and education.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming events for CIR's projects can be found on the CIR Events Calendar and on the individual project websites.


We are funded by federal, state, foundation grants and private grants, as well as through fee-for-service contracts. We also receive donations from individuals and business leaders who believe that people who work with families deserve opportunities to learn.

Learn more about each of our projects or visit the individual project websites.



  • New Training Project for Underserved Victim Populations

    Call for Presenters

    The Center for Innovation and Resources, Inc. (CIR), has received funding through the Victims of Crime Act Training Program of the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES). The Underserved Populations Training Project will focus on four distinct underserved populations: victims with disabilities, male victims, LGBTQ victims, and foster youth victims. The project will provide training and technical assistance to victim service providers in order to increase their ability to effectively serve underserved victims in the four identified population groups.

    CIR is seeking a group of dynamic and diverse experts to work as independent contractors and serve as instructors and consultants to constituents. We will be conducting introductory and advanced in-person and online trainings, as well as webinar trainings.

    Learn more here

  • CIR is looking for a part-time Project Coordinator in Cotati

    Please read the job description and find out how to apply here.

  • Announcing our new Executive Director

    CIR is pleased to announce that Sybil Halloran will be our new Executive Director starting June 2016. Please click here to read a letter from our Board for more details.

  • Annual Data Report for Multi-disciplinary Teams and Children's Advocacy Centers in California

    Review a summary of the report online and download the full report.

  • Review our new list of trainings we can deliver

    Read more about the training topics available from our network of expert presenters, and how you can have these trainings delivered to your agency or in your community.

  • Support CIR while shopping !

    CIR is a partner of the AmazonSmile program. When you shop on AmazonSmile using this link, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Center For Innovation And Resources, Inc.

    Sonoma County supporters of CIR can support us through Oliver's eScrip program. Download & print the Oliver's eScrip form and take it in to your local market (Cotati, 2 in Santa Rosa and a new store in Windsor) and use the card when you shop.