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!

August 14, 2018

October 9, 2018

December 11, 2018

Sessions are from 9:00 am – 11:00 am

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

Open to the Public - No Fee - Limited Seating

Click Here to Register Online


Child Sex Trafficking - Forensic Interview Training (CSI FIT)

National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College
October 3-5, 2018
There is no registration fee for this training.

Click Here for more Information and Register Online


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 14, 2018
September 12, 2018
October 10, 2018
November 7, 2018

Click Here to Learn More about Volunteering!

Volunteer questions, please contact Jessica Creamer, Volunteer Coordinator at or 713-986-3522.

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