Welcome to the CATTA Center website!

The Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES), Victim Services Branch funds two training centers: The Northern and Southern California Child Abuse Training and Technical Assistance (CATTA) Centers. Both centers are operated by the Center for Innovation and Resources, Inc (CIR). The aim of the collaboration between Cal OES and the two CATTA Centers is to ensure that every child and family in California has access to state-of-the-art prevention, investigation, diagnosis, treatment, and prosecution of child sexual abuse. CATTA provides training and technical assistance to child advocacy centers, multi-disciplinary interview centers or teams, and child sexual abuse prevention, intervention and treatment service providers. Our training topics include the Multi-disciplinary Team Response to Child Sexual Abuse Investigations Training, the California Child Forensic Interview Training (CFIT), and other topics related to the intervention and treatment of child sexual abuse. We conduct two or more webinars per year and all of our webinars are archived on our site (some may require registering before watching). Additionally, CATTA is funded to support two regional trainings or conferences that are co-sponsored by other agencies every year. Explore the site to learn more and please contact us for more information about our training and technical assistance opportunities.

The northern 48 California counties are served by the Northern CATTA Center at CIR in Sonoma County, CA. The 10 southern California counties are served by the Southern CATTA Center at CIR’s satellite office in Ventura County, CA.


  • 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.


You can learn more about our CATTA Staff on the CIR website!

  • Sybil Halloran

    Project Director, Northern CATTA Center

  • Kris Murphey

    Project Manager, Northern CATTA Center

  • Emma Nichols

    Project Coordinator, Northern CATTA Center

  • Alli Deering

    Project Coordinator, Northern CATTA Center

  • Kellie Prather

    Project Coordinator, Southern CATTA Center

  • Kelly Flugum

    Project Assistant, Northern CATTA Center

Contact us here. 

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    Cal OES

    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.

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