Below you will find links to organizations and sources with a wealth of training, studies, and data on child abuse-related topics for professionals across the spectrum of related fields:
Midwest Regional Children’s Advocacy Center
Training and resources for child abuse professionals and multidisciplinary teams including Peer Review, Medical Academy, and capacity-building topics for CACs.
National Children’s Advocacy Center
A wealth of online and in-person training opportunities on all topics relevant to working with child abuse victims and their families, as well as CALiO, the largest online resource library for child abuse professionals.
National Children’s Alliance
National Children’s Alliance is the national membership organization supporting and promoting the CAC model, Child Advocacy Centers, and state chapters. Information on the CAC model, research and outcomes, accreditation standards, and legislative advocacy.
National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Education and training on all things related to children who have experienced trauma. Trauma types, assessment, treatment, risk factors, and establishing trauma-informed systems.
Northeast Regional Children’s Advocacy Center
Training and resources for multidisciplinary teams on effectively managing an MDT/CAC, as well as specific roles such as forensic interviewing, case review, victim advocacy, mental health, medical assessment and treatment, vicarious trauma, and cultural competency.
Child Welfare Information Gateway
A project of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Extensive library on a wide variety of topics, including factsheets, publications, and state-specific resources.