Self-Paced Online Courses

Take our online courses in our eLearning setting in the convenience of your office or your home. We will be adding new topics regularly, so be sure to check back often. Our courses are certified by the California Board of Behavorial Sciences for Marriage and Family Therapists and/or Licensed Clincial Social Workers. See each course for more information.

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Working with LGBTQ Youth in Child Welfare

LGBTQ Youth in Child Welfare Project LogoLesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth face significant challenges in developing a positive identity, gaining acceptance and support for who they are, and making a successful transition to adulthood. These issues are often compounded by their involvement with the child welfare system as they stuggle with family issues, out-of-home placements, and achieving permanency.

This course provides particpants with increased understanding of who LBGTQ youth are, the issues and problems they face and how to work with them effectively. Participants will increase their knowledge of sexual identity, the coming out process, psychosocial risk factors, and LGBTQ youth in the foster care system, best practice guidelines and skills for individual counseling with LGBTQ youth, working with families, residential care guidelines, supporting the transition to adulthood, and providing appropriate resources and referrals.

Please contact us for more information elearning@cirinc.org or Download the Flyer.

  • Duration: 8 Hours (time varies per participant)
  • Cost: FREE

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Live and Archived Webinar Events

Several of the projects currently funded under CIR are using webinars as a tool for professional learning. Following the completion of the webinars they are typically archived on the project websites for those not able to view the live event.

The following is a list of currently archived webinar topics on the CATTA and CMACO project websites.


CATTA Trainings

All of the CATTA webinars can be found on the CATTA website under the Webinar Archives menu.

  • Sexting and Our Youth
  • Child Sexual Abuse in Latino Families: Addressing Shame
  • Child Sexual Abuse 101 Part 1 - How It Happens: Understanding Dynamics of Child Sexual Abuse.
  • Child Sexual Abuse 101 - Part 2 - Is This Normal? Typical and Atypical Sexual Behavior in Children
  • Trauma-Informed Response to Child Sexual Abuse Series Part 2 - Justice and Healing: Trauma Informed MDT Investigations and Responses
  • Taking the High Road: Ethical Challenges and the Multidisciplinary Team Webinar
  • Innovative Use of the Multi-disciplinary Team in the Investigation, Assessment and Intervention of Juvenile Sex Offenders

CMACO Events

All of the CMACO webinars that are available to the public are listed on the CMACO Event Archive Page. The following are the events conducted through 2014 that open to all for viewing.

  • Beacons of Light Symposium - Working with and Understanding Foundations
  • Beacons of Light Symposium - From Networking to Fundraising: Sustaining Your Non-Profit
  • Beacons of Light Symposium - The 3 R’s of Volunteerism: Recruit, Reward, Retain
  • Assessing Your Non-Profit: Is Strategic Planning Appropriate for Your Organization?
  • Leadership from Within: Identifying, Assessing, and Engaging Your Board of Directors
  • Finding Funds: Developing a Fundraising Plan for Your Organization
  • From Planning to Reporting: Considerations in your next grant proposal
  • Are you a GUIDING FORCE on your Non-Profit Board?
  • Cyber Crimes Series Parts 1, 2 & 3
  • Working with the Media: Creating Relationships and Getting Your Story Told
  • The National Runaway Safeline Presents “Let’s Talk: Runaway Prevention Curriculum”
  • Media Relations and Missing Children
  • GEMS Training Institute: Working with Commercially Sexually Exploited (CSE) and Domestically Trafficked Youth