National Children's Advocacy Center

Core Training

kids-aroundtheworldSouthern Regional's Core Trainings are offered each year in Huntsville, Alabama on the campus of the National Children's Advocacy Center.  All trainings are open to CAC staff and multidisciplinary team members across the United States. Click on the links (left screen) for details of each training and to register online.

Registrants are reponsible for all costs associated with meals, lodging and travel. The hotel designated for each training provides government per diem, complimentary breakfast and shuttle to the training. It is recommended that you make hotel reservations early to receive the special rate.


Team Facilitator Training                                                                          January 12 - 14

Accreditation Boot Camp                                                                          March 8 - 9

CAC Management                                                                                     June 21 - 24

Medical and Legal Training Academy: Concurrent Course              November 3 - 5

*Travel Assistance is provided for the trainings listed above with the exception of Medical and Legal Training Academy. See Financial Assistance for details.


ADDED COURSES FOR 2016: The following courses are not part of SRCAC's Core Trainings. We try to offer additional training as our budget allows:

Law and CACs

The Law and CAC workshop is a one-day workshop specifically designed for Children’s Advocacy Centers.  It describes the many legal issues that confront Children’s Advocacy Centers when their organizations and employees are brought into the legal process in criminal litigation as well as civil litigation and family court matters.  The fast-paced session identifies, discuss and analyze matters related to responding to records demands; preparing to testify; establishing a CAC “legal system” tailored to individual CACs; reviewing important statutes and case law that impact CACs and children; creating effective legal protocols that support MDT members.

  • Session II. May 26. States invited include Kentucky, Georgia and Florida - COMPLETED
  • Session III. July 28. States invited include South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia COMPLETED
  • Session IV. April 8, 2017. States invited include TX, LA, OK, AR 
  • Session V. Coming in 2017. States invited include WV, DE, MD - TBD


Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Training                                 October 5 - 7

The clinician must be an individual who are master’s or doctoral level (human services/mental health field) and will be implementing TF-CBT at the target site working with children ages 3 – 18. (“Target site” refers to the CAC programs or locations where TF-CBT will be implemented through this training.) Interns are not suitable candidates, however provisionally licensed clinicians will be permitted if under the supervision of a licensed clinician. Continue for more information...

Arbinger Training                                                                                                       December 15 - 16

Developing and Implementing and Outward Mindset, a course created by the Arbinger Institute, Arbinger is recognized as a world-leader in improving organizational culture and conflict resolution. Arbinger's clients range from individuals who are seeking help in their lives to many of the largest companies and governmental institutions in the world, including Microsoft, HP, the National Football League, FedEx, Boeing, IBM, USA Today, Motorola, numerous colleges and universities, U.S. government agencies and departments, and many more.  Continue for more information...