CACTX 2014

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.

March 19th 8:30am-4:15pm
March 20th 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: 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 301 training and 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

  • March 19, 2018 - March 20, 2018

  • Where

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

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