Training and Technical Assistance

Our staff has more than 45 years of combined experience working with a network of experts to deliver high quality training. Our network of experts focus on content while we handle logistics, providing a streamlined and content-rich experience for our participants.

Children's Advocacy Center Training Specialists

CIR has provided the Child Forensic Interview Training (CFIT) and other training topics relevant to those who work with Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs) throughout California for nearly two decades. During that time CIR has developed a portfolio of services that is targeted for CACs and Multidisciplinary Teams (MDTs) and provides training and technical assistance effectively, at a cost that agencies can manage. Please browse the opportunities below to see how we can help your center or team.

Forensic Interviewer Coaching

CIR's CATTA project has a long history of providing the best forensic interviewing training in Califorina and we have a statewide network of experts that can be paired with your staff to provide one-on-one coaching. Consultant rates would be dependent upon who is available and the best match for your staff, plus travel costs. CIR has several tools that can be used for virtual coaching as well.

CFIT Clinic

Following the CFIT training, interviewers can benefit from ongoing feedback, peer review and advanced training. The CFIT Clinic is a two-day training that combines literature review, discussion of advanced topics, and extended interview practice sessions with expert feedback. It is appropriate for those interviewers who have taken the CFIT and then completed a number of interviews, and allows them to fine-tune their skills. It is also appropriate for those who have been interviewing for some time and would like to update their skills and gain feedback on habits they may have developed. The CFIT Clinic is facilitated by two skilled forensic interviewers and provides extensive consultation in small groups.

Multidisciplinary Team Development

Every county and team in California has different needs and CIR can assist your team in the development process including: team member buy-in, basic MDT and First Responder training, facilitating meetings, development of protocols, negotiating MOUs, and meeting the State Minimum Standards Protocol and the NCA guidelines for accredidation.

Facilitated Peer Review

Peer Review is an essential component of a successful team. CIR can provide a faciliator so that your county/team can host a regional peer review.

Sustaining Your CAC/MDT

Every organization needs to review protocols and re-energize their team from time to time. CIR has a network of organizational development experts who can provide strategic planning, board development for non-profits, fundraising development, and executive coaching.

Expanding Your Reach

One of the more difficult tasks that a CAC/MDT has is communicating about the hard work that you do in your community. When it comes time for marketing your message, a local public service announcement, or communicating with local law enforcement and social services to develop buy-in, let CIR's Public Relations consultant do that messaging for you with customized coaching sessions.

Special Topics

We often find that Counties and teams need specialized training in expert topics, such as complex trauma and trauma-informed response, vicarious trauma, extended forensic interviews, working with victims that have developmental delays, and other topics. CIR can bring the right experts to your county for specialized training topics.

Other Currently Developed Training for Human Service and Public Service Agencies

Our expert staff and consultants offer many types and topics of training and technical assistance for your agency or organization. The table below is an overview of our training topics. Please use the toggle links to view individual training titles under the topics. If you don't see the subject matter you're looking for, CIR can tailor a service or training to meet your specific requirements.

Training costs vary by presenter, number of participants, location, and the amount of staff time needed to coordinate them.

Please fill out this form or call 805-584-0526 for more information to get started.

  • Law Enforcement Topics

    • Community Policing
    • Responding to Crimes in Progress
    • Crime Scene Investigation
    • Investigation of Child Sexual Abuse
    • Trauma-Informed Investigations
  • Internet Safety Topics

    • Cyber Crimes and Internet Safety for Children
    • Elders/Senior's Using Technology
  • Child Abuse Topics

    • Child Abuse Investigations for First Responders
    • Identification of Child Maltreatment (2 Parts)
  • Female Sex Offender Topics

    • The Best Kept Secret: Mother-Daughter Sexual Abuse
    • A Close-up Look at Female Sex Offenders in Positions of Trust
    • Providing Therapeutic Support for Victims of Female Perpetrators
  • Child Forensic Interviewing Topics

    • Providing Supervision for the Narrative-Based Child Forensic Interviewing Technique
  • Child Abduction Topics

    • International Child Abduction
  • Secondary Trauma Topics

    • Reducing the Risk of Secondary Traumatic Stress in Front-line Child Maltreatment Professionals
  • Working With Youth Topics

    • Working With and Engaging LGBTQ Youth
    • Prevention, Intervention and Treatment of Student Bullying and Suicide
    • The Impact of Family and School Violence on Children
  • Working With Veterans Topics

    • Assisting Veterans and Their Families Coping With PTSD and Suicide
  • Human Trafficking Topics

    • Human Trafficking
  • Non-Profit Development Topics

    • Strategic Planning
    • Board Development
    • Financial Development

Have a Curriculum?

If you or your agency has a training topic developed, please contact us to find out more about how we can support your curriculum. CIR has a large audience and years of experience handling training logistics.

Training Modality Options:

  • Face-to-Face Events
  • Multi-day Conferences
  • Webinars
  • eLearning Courses

Training Content Development

We are interested in developing new content that fits the mission of our agency.

If your topic is not listed, please contact us for information on how we can develop a training on that topic.

Continuing Education Credit

Depending on your agency needs, CIR can provide a variety of educational credits for your participants, ranging from the California Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) credit to continuing education units (CEUs) for licensed Marriage and Family Therapists and Licensed Clinical Social Workers. We also offer MCLEs for Attorneys and Paralegals.