Family Advocacy 301: Beyond the Basics | Overcoming Common Obstacles in Advocacy


This intermediate family advocate training spans two (2) days and is the third and final component of CACTX’s Family Advocacy Core Curriculum. 301 is specifically designed for advocates who provide support services to children and families within a children's advocacy center setting.

Participants will study common obstacles and challenges faced by advocates including balancing duties and time management, practicing self-awareness, working with others who don’t share the same identity and values, and burnout. The curriculum also focuses on domestic violence, children with sexual behavior problems and childhood mental disorders.

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

November 13th 8:30am-4:15pm
November 14th 8:30am-3:30pm

Prerequisites: Current employment with or contractor of a local children’s advocacy center in the state of Texas and completion of 101 and 201 trainings at least eight (8) weeks prior to the start of 301 training.

Approval Process: Registering for this training offering does not guarantee acceptance.* Applicants will be notified of their final registration status at a minimum of three (3) weeks prior to the start of the training.

 *Offering quality, professional training in a classroom environment is a key priority for our organization. We feel this format is the most conducive to effective learning as it allows for small group activities, one-on-one coaching, and ample opportunity for Q&A. However, given the inherent size of classroom training, we have to carefully manage the registration process. Our goal is to ensure that participants have timely access to the training offerings they are in need of in order to do their important jobs effectively. In reviewing registrations, our process is to assess both the registrant CAC’s needs as well as the registrant’s completion of course prerequisites.

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

CEU Credits: 11.25 Hours (LSW/LPC) Including 2.5 Ethics Hours


  • When

  • Monday, November 13, 2017 - Tuesday, November 14, 2017

  • Where

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

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