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Online Trainings

Online training 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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In-Person Trainings

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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Designated Medical Provider Conference

OCAS has the pleasure of hosting a conference serving medical professionals responsible for assessing for and diagnosing child abuse in every Oregon county. Our medical providers have some of the most difficult jobs in Oregon. We are a valued support to their continued good work. Learn more and consider sponsoring this annual conference. 

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Beyond Field Interviewing

OCAS is currently developing curriculum based off of the key tenets in our Oregon Child Forensic Interviewing Training, and including additional content related to the special skills required for field interviewers. All children deserve quality, trauma-informed, interactions from the first contact. Sign up for our newsletter for updates.

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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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