CACTX 2014

Family Advocacy 101: The Essentials of CAC Family Advocacy


This introductory family advocate training spans three (3) days and is the first of three (3) components that comprise CACTX’s Family Advocacy Core Curriculum. 101 is specifically designed for advocates who provide support services to children and families within a children's advocacy center setting.

Participants will gain the knowledge and skills to deliver crisis intervention, education about the investigation and criminal justice process, and ongoing support and help to connect families with resources. The curriculum addresses a wide variety of topics including the dynamics of child maltreatment, children’s advocacy center model, and roles and responsibilities of a family advocate as well as crisis assessment and intervention, crime victims’ rights and compensation, assistance with resources and services, and professional ethics and boundaries.

Format: This interactive program includes lecture on and discussion around current literature and research, review of applicable laws and standards, hands on activities, role play, and a panel of experts from the field.


February 6th 8:30am-5:00pm
February 7th 8:30am-5:00pm
February 8th 8:30am-3:30pm

Prerequisites: Current employment with or contractor of a local children’s advocacy center in the state of Texas.

Approval Process: Acceptance into this training is on a first come, first serve basis. *Registration will be canceled for registrants who do not meet the prerequisites listed above.

Auditors: Supervisors of family advocates who wish to obtain a better understanding of the advocate role and tenured advocates who have previously completed 101 training and are seeking to sharpen their skills may audit this training. Auditors are given the opportunity to participate in all coursework.

CEU Credits: 18.5 Hours (LSW/LPC) Including 3 Ethics Hours


  • When

  • February 6, 2018 - February 8, 2018

  • Where

  • J.J. Pickle Research Campus
    Commons Learning Center
    10100 Burnet Rd., Bldg. 137
    Austin, TX 78758

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