Education & Training

Upcoming & Recent Training Events

June 30, 2020

September 29 – October 2, 2020 – ChildFirst® National Course

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® Protocol.
June 10, 2020

July 8, 2020 – Your FIRST Response to Alleged Child Abuse

First-responders will learn the tools and practical skills to better communicate with a child during the initial outcry of maltreatment, and to effectively and accurately report any form of maltreatment to authorities.
June 9, 2020

July 27-28 Basic Course, July 29 Advanced Course – Keeping Faith – Upcoming Training Sessions

This course empowers faith communities to recognize and respond to cases of sexual abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse, and neglect. Included are discussions detailing the impact of child abuse on a victim's sense of spirituality and offering concrete suggestions for working with medical and mental health professionals to assist a child in coping with maltreatment.
May 12, 2020

August 26-27, 2020 Mornings – Adverse Childhood Experiences & Trauma- Informed Care Training

Studies have shown that adverse childhood experiences and traumatic events can have a lasting, negative impact on a person’s health and well-being. This established training is designed to help you develop the unique skillset needed to support individuals who have experienced adverse childhood experiences and traumatic events.
February 21, 2020

Prosecutor Institutes

The Trauma-Informed Prosecutor Project (TIPP), a program of the Zero Abuse Project, will offer 12 prosecutor institutes over the next three years (4 per year). These institutes will be two-day training institutes for child abuse prosecutors. The first day will cover the following basic topics: The role of the prosecutor in aiding the collection of corroborating evidence Preparing children for court Cross-examination of defendants […]
October 20, 2019

February 26 – 28, 2020 – Zero Abuse Project Summit 2020

As a leader in the field of child protection, the Zero Abuse Project has developed advanced courses in forensic interviewing, prevention, addressing the needs of maltreated children and reforming undergraduate training of future child protection professionals.
June 12, 2019

June 25, 2019 – Courageous Conversations, Critical Choices: What New York’s Child Victims Act Means for Tompkins and Cortland Counties

A conversation with leading child welfare advocates, clinicians, and sexual abuse prevention experts about a new opportunity for survivors of child sexual abuse to seek justice.
May 31, 2019

August 20th, 2019 – Adverse Childhood Experiences & Trauma- Informed Care Training

Studies have shown that adverse childhood experiences and traumatic events can have a lasting, negative impact on a person’s health and well-being. This established training is designed to help you develop the unique skillset needed to support individuals who have experienced adverse childhood experiences and traumatic events.
May 19, 2019

September 23 – 27, 2019 – Coral Springs, Florida – ChildFirst® National Course

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® Protocol.
February 2, 2019

March 21st, 2019 – From Trauma To Resilience: Comprehensive Trauma-Informed Care Training

Studies have shown that adverse childhood experiences and traumatic events can have a lasting, negative impact on a person’s health and well-being. This established training is designed to help you develop the unique skillset needed to support individuals who have experienced adverse childhood experiences and traumatic events.