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 and Services

For those seeking training, we offer high-quality training via face-to-face events, learning communities, and online systems.

Our technical assistance includes assessment, networking, coaching, and consulting.


Logistical Support for Events

For those seeking to train but lack the necessary staff to coordinate logisitcs, we coordinate training services. By performing all the registration and coordination tasks for both face-to-face events and webinars, we allow our clients to concentrate on content.


Webinar and eLearning Course Development

With our eLearning experts, we can take your content and make a highly effective eLearning course or webinar.


Contracted Trainings

Our expert staff and consultants offer many types and topics of training and technical assistance for your agency or organization. Review our training topics and if you don't see the subject matter you're looking for, we can tailor a service or training to meet your specific requirements.


Our Mission

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

Upcoming Trainings

  • New VOCA funding for Child Abuse Treatment trainings

    CATTA received funding to have at least 11 trainings in Northen and Southern California between March and the end of June, 2014. Two topics will be presented and all the training dates and locations will be listed on the CATTA website when the details are finalized.


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    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.

  • Enough Abuse Prevention Campaign Project

    A collaborative project working to prevent child sexual abuse in the Greater Bay Area and throughout California. Learn More...


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.


  • CATTA Project
  • Child Abduction Training
  • CMACO Project
  • Enough Abuse Greater Bay Area
  • Working With LGBTQ Youth Project