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Mission & History

CIR serves those who work to protect and heal children and families.

CIR has more than two decades of experience providing training and technical assistance to child abuse intervention and treatment service providers throughout California and across the country. Our mission is simple: Our training center provides professionals with evidence-informed practices and strategies to improve the safety and well-being of children, families, and communities.

For every one person served by CIR, hundreds more are reached. For example, we make sure police officers know how to investigate child abuse cases, without causing more trauma to the child. We work with counties to build multidisciplinary teams that are ready to act quickly should a child go missing. We teach therapists how to most effectively support children who have experienced the unthinkable.