CACTX 2014

Family Advocacy 201: Enhanced Skills for Comprehensive Advocacy Services

This event has been closed. Please contact our Training Coordinator at with questions or to be added to the waitlist.


This intermediate family advocate training spans two (2) days and is the second of three (3) components that comprise CACTX’s Family Advocacy Core Curriculum. 201 is specifically designed for advocates who provide support services to children and families within a children's advocacy center setting.

Participants will develop an understanding of trauma, trauma-informed services, and risk assessment and safety planning along with comprehension of the advocate role and other CAC services such as mental health and medical evaluation. Additional coursework includes an overview of the criminal justice and CPS systems, court education, support, and accompaniment, and protective orders. The curriculum is developed to provide advocates with specialized knowledge and skills that will equip them to offer a broader array of support services to children and their non-offending caregivers.

Format: This interactive program includes lecture on and discussion around current literature and research articles, review of applicable laws and standards, hands on activities and role play, and expert guest speakers.

January 22nd 8:30am-5:00pm
January 23rd 8:30am-4:15pm

Prerequisites: Current employment with or contractor of a local children’s advocacy center in the state of Texas and completion of 101 training at least eight (8) weeks prior to the start of 201 training.

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 201 training and are seeking to sharpen their skills may audit this training. Auditors are given the opportunity to participate in all coursework.

CEU Credits: 12.5 Hours (LSW/LPC)


  • When

  • January 22, 2018 - January 23, 2018

  • Where

  • Children's Advocacy Centers of Texas
    1501 W. Anderson Ln., Bldg. A
    Austin, TX 78757

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