Training Opportunities

Education Empowers Others

The Children & Family Advocacy Center works with schools, private institutions, and other child focused industries to provide expert trainings that empower both children and adults to recognize, respond to, and report child maltreatment. On average, our Education Team trains over 3,000 people each year across 100 trainings. The nearly 400 hours spent empowering others helps in our vision to break the cycle of abuse. 

Trainings Offered by the Children & Family Advocacy Center

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Adults at desks attending a training
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Youth – Body Safety & Prevention
  • Kindergarten – 3rd Grade
  • 4th Grade – 6th Grade
  • 7th Grade- 9th Grade
  • 9th Grade – 12th Grade

Presentation focuses on personal safety to reduce vulnerability in an empowering and positive way. Length: approx. 40 minutes

How to Talk to Your Children About Child Sexual Abuse

Protecting our children from sexual abuse requires us to start the conversation early and often.  Sexual abuse may not always be preventable, but we can equip our children with the knowledge they need to have the courage to speak out and speak up. Length: 60 minutes

A Safer Sanctuary and Within Your Walls: Building Blocks for YSOs

Developed to assist the faith communities and youth-serving organizations in developing policy and procedures to protect themselves from allegations and situations of abuse. Length: 90-120 minute

Child Maltreatment 
Recognize, RESPOND and Report Child Abuse

Arkansas leads the nation in the number of traumatized children. Northwest Arkansas leads the state in number of reported cases of child abuse. In 2022, Benton County alone received 2,232 reports of child maltreatment. Learn how to recognize, respond, and report when you suspect a child is being abused. Length 90-120 minutes, also available in Spanish.

Click below for our resource packet.

Trauma to Resilience

Learn about the effects of toxic stress, how Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) can change the trajectory of a child’s life, and the tools needed for trauma-informed care to build and promote resiliency in children. 

  • Trauma: Learn about ACE’s, the effects of trauma and toxic stress and the impact it has on child development. Length 60-90 minutes.

  • 5 Concepts of Trauma-Informed Care

    1. Self-Care
    2. Regulation
    3. Relationships
    4. Environment
    5. Community

The Children & Family Advocacy Center is an approved provider for the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE), Arkansas Professional Development Registry (PDR), and the Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training (CLEST).

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