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Online Trainings and Resources

Online trainings and resources can include information on signs, symptoms, medical assistance, and identifying abuse signs within different groups of children. Anyone looking to intervene in a suspected case of child abuse should invest time in online training courses.

Karly’s Law Training

Learn how to protect children with suspicious physical injuries. Take this training if you are a first responder required to abide by Karly’s Law in Oregon. Following the video you will receive a certificate as proof of your completion. We appreciate your hard work in helping children at risk in Oregon.

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Darkness to Light Training

Whether you speak English or Spanish, Darkness to Light training is a great resource for anyone who wants to be prepared to prevent, detect, and react responsibly to child abuse. Darkness to Light training provides an extensive curriculum which empowers adults to become protectors.

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Mandatory Reporter Training

Mandatory reporter training is a great resource for any Oregonian who wants to learn the facts about reporting. You do not have to be a designated mandatory reporter to benefit from this training. In fact, we hope all Oregonians will get trained on how to responsibly report abuse.

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Oregon Interviewing Guidelines

The Oregon Interviewing Guidelines (Fourth Edition 2018 with 2021 Updates) promote consistency in the quality of care provided to Oregon children who are interviewed when there are concerns of abuse or neglect.


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Project Ability Reference Guide

Children with disabilities are at higher risk for abuse and neglect. Project Ability is an advanced forensic interviewing guide for professionals who work with children with disabilities when there are concerns of abuse.

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What You Can Do About Child Abuse

This guidebook was prepared by Oregon’s Department of Human Services and will help you understand child abuse, what to report, and when and how to report it. We all play a part in building a safer Oregon.

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Live and In-Person Trainings

Live and In-person trainings are structured and informative environments for professionals and community members to learn alongside each other. OCAS is proud to provide transformational trainings that help children get a positive and helpful response from the first interaction.

Oregon Child Forensic Interview Training

Oregon Child Forensic Interview Training is evidence-based, supported by current research, and approved by the National Children’s Alliance to meet the national forensic interview training standards. OCFIT is geared toward professionals conducting forensic interviews when working with child abuse victims. Those conducting field interviews, like child welfare and law enforcement officers, may also find value in this training.

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Advanced Forensic Interview Trainings

Advanced trainings are provided for professionals who have completed Oregon Child Forensic Interview Training or another nationally accredited and recognized training. These advanced trainings include special skills for interviewing children with disabilities, using tools as resources, or conducting trauma-informed interviewing.

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Stewards of Children Training

The goal of Stewards of Children training is to educate adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child abuse. Stewards of Children trainings are provided in many communities across the state. This adult-focused prevention training program improves the awareness of the signs, strategies, consequences, and circumstances of child abuse.

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Membership Convenings

Children’s Advocacy Centers’ leadership meetings help all Oregon children receive quality, comprehensive, healing-centered care no matter where they live. Community resources and opportunities will always vary, but we believe knowledge sharing, capacity building, training, and technical assistance, including needed paid consultants should be readily available to all. Learn more and consider sponsoring one of our quarterly meetings.

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Medical Academy

OCAS offers an advanced training for doctors and nurses who conduct medical assessments at children’s advocacy centers located across the state. The program includes monthly lectures, quarterly statewide peer review, and two conferences. Together, these strategies form the Medical Academy and ensure all children, no matter where they live, receive the highest quality medical care when abuse is suspected. 

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Collaborative Child Abuse Response

This live, virtual training is a first-of-its-kind, statewide training for Oregon’s multidisciplinary team members and fulfills statutorily mandated training requirements. This training will provide foundational information about collaborative child abuse assessment and cases, including general information about systems and processes. Trainings are first-come, first-served.

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Child Physical Abuse for Primary Care Providers

Hosted by Oregon Child Abuse Solutions and Oregon Pediatric Society, this first-of-its-kind series builds and sharpens clinical skills in child physical abuse identification and reporting alongside a virtual cohort of Oregon primary care providers. This program includes four sessions and is open to anyone who practices in a primary care setting, which can include MD/DOs, NPs, PAs, and nurses. 

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Every donation counts.

At OCAS, we help train Oregon’s adults in how to prevent, detect, and respond to child abuse. All donations help us develop new trainings and engage Oregonians in the how and why of preventing child abuse. We need you.


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