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 at

Training or Speaker Request Form  


 Upcoming Trainings


Sexual Behavior Problems in Juveniles and Adults: Adjudicate or Liberate?

Presented by:
William Schmidt, Ph.D., LMSW, LMFT-S, LPC-S, LSOTP, CSAT  
Bilingual Contract Therapist, The Children’s Assessment Center
Wednesday, October 4, 2017  
8:30 am –  9:00 am (Registration)
9:00 am - 12:00 pm (Workshop)

3CEs: Social Work, Professional Counseling, Professional Education, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Psychology.  This training is appropriate for Psychologists.

The Children’s Assessment Center 
Training Center * 2500 Bolsover * Houston, TX 77005

Objectives:  This workshop is designed to help you:
  1. Discuss and distinguish between healthy, problematic and criminal sexual behaviors in adolescents and adults.          
  2. Apply the Risk-Need-Responsibility (RNR) model to reduce recidivism risk in youth with sexually problematic behavior.
  3. Assess tools for predicting, and treatment approaches for mitigating, recidivism risk in sexually abusive juveniles and adults.      
  4. Analyze some didactic and therapeutic interventions familiar to Licensed Sex Offender Treatment Providers (LSOTP) and Certified Sexual Addictions Therapists (CSAT).  

Click Here to for Class Details and to Register Online

Click Here to Print Registration Form


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

The CAC & Child Advocates Inc. Volunteer Training

2017 Training Dates - Volunteer Training is held at The CAC from 5:30pm - 9:00pm

May 17, 2017
June 21, 2017
August 16, 2017
September 20, 2017
October 11, 2017
November 8, 2017 

Click here to learn more about Volunteering!

Volunteer questions, please contact Merri Hahn, Children's Services Coordinator at or 713-986-3553.

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