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Child Abuse Training and Technical Assistance Center

Welcome to the CATTA Center website!

The Child Abuse Training and Technical Assistance Centers equip service providers with the most updated and effective information to help them reduce and respond to child sexual abuse. We have staff in Northern and Southern California who coordinate and implement free trainings and webinars to social workers, mental health professionals, educators, law enforcement, and others in the field.

CATTA Trainings are geared toward the multi-disciplinary team response to child sexual abuse and the child forensic interview process, but the specific topics vary. We offer new webinars every year, all of which are recorded and archived on our website. CATTA also supports regional trainings and conferences co-sponsored by other agencies.

The Northern office is located in Rohnert Park, CA and serves the Northern 48 counties. The Southern office in Moorpark, CA serves the remaining 10 counties.


  • All CATTA trainings and resources are provided free of charge. CATTA develops new trainings every year in addition to ongoing courses, including both online and in-person learning opportunities.

  • CATTA develops new webinars every year, and provides recordings of those webinars on our Webinar Archive page.

  • In addition to our unique content, CATTA provides assistance to other agencies planning training on child sexual abuse throughout California in the form of conference support, continuing education units for MFTs and LCSWs, and conference promotion of co-sponsored events through our listserv and website.

Technical Assistance

  • CATTA is a proud provider of technical assistance to MDTs, CACs and Child Abuse Treatment Centers in California and works to ensure counties and centers are receiving the training and resources necessary for developing sustaining teams based on proven national standards.


  • Natalie Perkins

    Executive Director, CIR

  • Crystal Cardenas

    Associate Director, CATTA Centers

  • Emma Zornes

    Project Coordinator, Northern CATTA Center

  • Goretti Alvarez

    Project Coordinator, Southern CATTA Center

  • Nelle Stanwood

    Project Assistant, CATTA Centers

  • Alexa Stiles

    Project Assistant, CATTA Centers

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Cal OES: Governor's Office of Emergency Services

Produced by the CATTA Center, a project of the Center for Innovation and Resources, Inc. with funding provided by the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES), Victim Services Branch.