CAC Training and Professional Development

The Children's Assessment Center (The CAC) works to protect children by increasing awareness in the community about child sexual abuse. The CAC's training and outreach programs are designed to help professionals that work with children identify the signs and symptoms of sexual abuse and equip them with the necessary knowledge to protect children.

Speaker Request Program

The CAC provides trainings and education to community members and professionals through the Speaker Request Program. For a complete list of upcoming trainings and trainings available through our Speaker Request Program, or to request a training or prevention program, please email Karen Kennard, CAC Training Supervisor, at

To receive emails regarding upcoming professional trainings, please send an email to with "Add me to the Training Email List" in the subject line.



Upcoming Trainings

Darkness to Light - Stewards of Children

What is Stewards of Children?
Stewards of Children is a prevention training program that teaches adults how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. The program is designed for organizations that serve youth and for individuals concerned about the safety of children. It is the only nationally distributed, evidence based program proven to increase knowledge, improve attitudes, and change child protective behaviors.

Join us for the following free events!

*April 10, 2018

*April 17, 2018 - (Class time 5:30pm - 7:30pm)

*April 18, 2018 - In Spanish (Class time 5:30pm - 7:30pm)

June 12, 2018

August 14, 2018

October 9, 2018

December 11, 2018

Sessions are from 9:00am – 11:00am

Attendees must remain in class for the duration of 2 hours to obtain certificate.

* Added sessions for Child Abuse Prevention & Awareness Month

Open to the Public - No Fee - Limited Seating

Click Here to Register Online

Click Here to Print Flyer


Ethical Considerations When Addressing Spirituality/Religion in PsychotherapyRenata L. Nero, Ph.D.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 9:00am – 12:00pm

3CEs (3 Ethics hours) (3 clock hours): Social Work, Professional Counseling, Professional Education, Marriage & Family Therapy. The training is appropriate for Licensed Psychologist.

Renata L. Nero, Ph.D. is a Department Chair and Program Director at Houston Baptist University (HBU) in the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences. She is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist for the State of Texas. Dr. Nero received her doctorate from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a concentration in Clinical Psychology. She is a professor in Psychology in the undergraduate and graduate programs at HBU. and the Sharon K. Burrows Professor in School Counseling since 2002. Dr. Nero is published in books, blogs, documentaries, magazine publications, and Peer Review Journals. She has presented locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.


1. List the Basic Moral Principles of Ethical Behavior.
2. Explain the characteristics of Good Risk Management.
3. Describe how the C-CHILD acrostic can aid in risk management issues with religious clients.

This workshop is designed for clinicians and mental health professionals who address and work in the field of child sexual abuse. This includes professionals in the fields of Social Work, Professional Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy, School Counseling and Psychology. This training is appropriate for Licensed Psychologists.

Click here for more information on how to register


The CAC & Child Advocates Inc. Volunteer Training

2018 Training Dates - Volunteer Training is held at The CAC from 5:30pm - 9:00pm
January 17, 2018  - This training has been cancelled due to weather
February 7, 2018
April 9, 2018 *New Date! Evening training
April 11, 2018 (*Daytime Training 9:30am - 12:30pm)
May 9, 2018
June 13, 2018
August 8, 2018
September 12, 2018
October 10, 2018
November 7, 2018

Click here to learn more about Volunteering!

Volunteer questions, please contact Tramesha Richard, Children's Services Coordinator at or 713-986-3459.

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