Victim Advocacy Training

Date: Ongoing

The Louisiana Alliance of Children's Advocacy Centers has partnered with several organizations and experts in the field of Victim Advocacy to create a 25 hour training that meets the 2023 National Children's Alliance Standards for Accreditation. The training is self paced and requires each participant to navigate the training by listening to each session in its entirety.

Online Victim Advocacy Training

Peer Review Facilitator Meeting

Date: March 6, 2024
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Virtual Meeting

Basic TF-CBT Training

Start date: March 12, 2024
End date: March 14, 2024
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Virtual Training
Tues., March 12, 2024-1pm-4pm,
Wed., March 13, 2024-1pm-4pm,
Thurs., March 14, 2024, 8:30am-12pm

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) is a components-based psychosocial treatment model that incorporates elements of cognitive-behavioral, attachment, humanistic, empowerment and family therapy models. TF-CBT is an evidence-based therapy model that supports healing for children and adolescents, with a focus on youth and their families. This course is intended for master or doctoral level mental health clinicians to practice the TF-CBT model and promote healing with the people that they serve.

Region 2 Forensic Interview Peer Review

Date: March 19, 2024
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Virtual Training

LCYTC Monthly Coordinator Roundtable

Date: March 26, 2024
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Virtual Meeting

Presenting Evidence Forensic Interview Course

Start date: April 3, 2024
End date: April 4, 2024
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Virtual Training; must register at

CAC Day at the Capitol

Date: April 11, 2024
All-day event
Location: Baton Rouge


Child First Forensic Interview Protocol Training

Start date: April 22, 2024
End date: April 26, 2024
Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Slidell Office

In-person training;
ChildFirst® is the forensic interview training program of Zero Abuse Project. Students receive training on the ChildFirst® Forensic Interview Protocol, child development, memory and suggestibility, testifying in court, legal issues and preparing children for court. This training incorporates lecture and discussion, review of electronically recorded interviews, skill-building exercises and an interview practicum. ChildFirst® is an intensive five-day course in which students learn the necessary skills to conduct a competent, investigative interview of a child abuse victim using the ChildFirst® Forensic Interview Protocol. ChildFirst® is an interactive course which combines lectures with demonstrations and hands-on experience. ChildFirst® is a flexible model and takes a holistic approach and explores for all forms of maltreatment. Students will conduct a 30 minute interview with an actor/actress playing the role of an abused child and will be critiqued on their performance and take a written exam. ChildFirst® is the ideal course for investigators, child protection workers, forensic interviewers, and prosecutors seeking to enhance their ability to speak to children.

LCYTC Monthly Coordinator Roundtable

Date: April 30, 2024
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Virtual Meeting

Quarterly Peer Review Facilitator Meeting

Date: May 15, 2024
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Virtual Meeting

LCYTC Monthly Coordinator Roundtable

Date: May 28, 2024
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Virtual Meeting