High Quality Training and Technical Assistance Center
We work to create a world where professionals receive the training and support they need to positively influence the lives of children and families. We understand that no one enters a career knowing everything or having finished learning. We are committed to offering quality training opportunities and support services to enhance the work of professionals who serve children and families, from the local child care provider to the nonprofit director.
Tailored Professional Education
Our expert staff and consultants offer many types and topics of training and technical assistance for your agency or organization. We can tailor any training to meet your specific requirements. Review the list of topics we currently offer.
Logistical Support for Your Event
Tracking registrations, handling payments, and preparing materials require complicated systems that CIR already has in place and uses everyday. Contact us to find out how we can support your event, training or conference.
Opportunities to Support Your Event
All of our projects include opportunities for co-sponsoring events if they fall within our scope of work. We can help find and contract with content experts, provide logistical support, and help with many other tasks associated with coordinating a training or conference, often at no cost if it is a good match for our training objectives.
CIR Training Projects
The Northern and Southern California CATTA Centers
The Child Abuse Training and Technical Assistance Centers provide training and technical assistance to child advocacy centers; multi-disciplinary interview centers or teams; and child abuse prevention, intervention and treatment service providers. CIR Staff have been working on the CATTA projects for over 12 years and are considered the experts in Child Abuse Training in California.
Visit the CATTA Website for more information.
Child Abduction Intervention and Resource Training
Since 1999, the California Child Abduction Task Force, along with CIR, has presented over twenty trainings throughout California. These trainings have attracted over 2,000 participants, primarily professionals who are first responders to reports of child abduction. According to the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) training evaluations, participants have found the training worthwhile and the trainings have provided relevant and pertinent information.
Center for Missing and Abducted Children’s Organizations
The Center for Missing and Abducted Children’s Organizations (CMACO) is a membership organization dedicated to providing support to non-profits who serve families and communities of missing, abducted and exploited children. The goal of CMACO is to provide a platform for communication and collaboration between these organizations.
Visit the CMACO Website for more information.
New Project in 2017!
The Underserved Populations Training Project will focus on four distinct underserved victim populations: victims with disabilities, male victims, LGBTQ victims, and foster youth victims. The project will provide training and technical assistance to victim service providers in order to increase their ability to effectively serve underserved victims in the four identified population groups.
Course Development and Delivery
With our eLearning experts, we can take your content and make a highly effective eLearning course or webinar. Courses can be deployed and hosted by systems that CIR is already using or we can assist with development so that you can host your own.
LGBTQ Youth in Child Welfare Online Course
Provides training to community-based organizations, child welfare providers and foster family agencies on the protection of out-of-home LGBTQ foster youth from violence, discrimination, harassment and increasing equal access to appropriate and relevant services.
The training developed for this project is currently available as an eLearning Course.
To apply research-based knowledge to address real-world problems in human services and education.
Upcoming events for CIR’s projects can be found on the CIR Events Calendar and on the individual project websites.
We are funded by federal, state, foundation grants and private grants, as well as through fee-for-service contracts. We also receive donations from individuals and business leaders who believe that people who work with families deserve opportunities to learn.
New Training Project for Underserved Populations
Call for Presenters
The Center for Innovation and Resources, Inc. (CIR), has received funding through the Victims of Crime Act Training Program of the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES). The Underserved Populations Training Project will focus on four distinct underserved populations: victims with disabilities, male victims, LGBTQ victims, and foster youth victims. The project will provide training and technical assistance to victim service providers in order to increase their ability to effectively serve underserved victims in the four identified population groups.
CIR is seeking a group of dynamic and diverse experts to work as independent contractors and serve as instructors and consultants to constituents. We will be conducting introductory and advanced in-person and online trainings, as well as webinar trainings.
Announcing our new Executive Director
CIR is pleased to announce that Sybil Halloran will be our new Executive Director starting June 2016. Please click here to read a letter from our Board for more details.
Annual Data Report for Multi-disciplinary Teams and Children’s Advocacy Centers in California
Review a summary of the report online and download the full report.
Review our new list of trainings we can deliver
Read more about the training topics available from our network of expert presenters, and how you can have these trainings delivered to your agency or in your community.
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CIR is a partner of the AmazonSmile program. When you shop on AmazonSmile using this link. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Center For Innovation And Resources, Inc.
Sonoma County supporters of CIR can support us through Oliver’s eScrip program. Download & print the Oliver’s eScrip form and take it in to your local market (Cotati, 2 in Santa Rosa and a new store in Windsor) and use the card when you shop.
The Center for Innovation and Resources, Inc. (CIR), is a 501(c)3, non-profit, public benefit organization committed to providing research based solutions on a variety of issues facing our communities.
We are committed to providing the highest quality training and technical assistance to all sectors; private, public, and non-profit, in the fields of human services and education.