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DCAC's commitment to the safety of children extends beyond those served at the Center. DCAC equip communities and schools with the tools and resources they need to recognize and report child abuse.

The Education Team offers a Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse seminar to teach the signs and symptoms of child abuse.

If you work for a school, daycare, after-school program, church, or any organization serving children, let us help you train your staff on Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse. Email us at

Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events (or programs) that meet NBCC requirements. Sessions (or programs) for which NBCC-approved clock hours will be awarded are identified in the program bulletin (or in the catalogue or Website). The ACEP is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

Lecture Series

The Lecture Series is held at various times throughout the year in DCAC’s state-of-the-art training facility. The Lecture Series is designed for the sole purpose of providing training to only those people employed by governmental and nonprofit agencies in the fields of law enforcement, prosecution, child protective services, social work, children's advocacy, therapy, probation, parole, and medicine who work directly with child victims of crime and whose intent is to help children in their healing process.

The management of the DCAC Lecture Series reserves the right to refuse admission to any training to any individual who does not work directly with child victims of crime in the areas of investigation, prosecution or healing in a CAC setting. 

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Schedule a Speaker

Become a part of an educated and empowered community where all children are safe from harm. Select one of the programs listed below and request a speaker for your community group, corporation, or place of worship.


Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center 101
Familiarize yourself with the issue of child abuse and DCAC’s expert response. Learn about the multi-disciplinary team model used at Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center to investigate and prosecute child abuse cases as well as to treat abuse victims, both children and non-offending family members. (15 – 30 minutes)
Also available in Spanish

Keeping Your Children Safe From Harm in the Real and Virtual World
Perfect for a “lunch and learn” at a place of business, worship or for any group who wants to learn the basics about keeping children safe. A 24-minute video is followed by facilitated discussion and opportunities to give back. (1 hour)
Also available in Spanish

Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse
This seminar teaches individuals who work with children on a daily basis about the signs and symptoms of child abuse. DCAC’s Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse training is video-based and highly interactive. This curriculum is designed to allow one or more members of an organization to receive training and consultation on teaching Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse to the staff of their respective organization. Participants will learn facts about child abuse, how to recognize physical and behavioral signs of the varying forms of child abuse, as well as many other important details on making a report. (1 – 1.5 hours)

Training Curriculum

DCAC's three video-based curricula provide a comprehensive training solution for mandated reporters, parents, children, and community members on the full scope of child maltreatment.

Curriculum includes: 

  • Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse – appropriate for all who work with or care about children 
  • Como Reconocer y Reportar el Abuso Hacia Menores – culturally-appropriate child protection curriculum produced entirely in Spanish 
  • Parent/Child Curriculum Package – for use in schools or other child serving organizations who want to engage parents in the active protection of their children; this package is combined with a short video for school counselors or other leaders to use to help educate children in their care. 

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Organizational Use 

Whether you have an hour to host your own training or want to send your workforce online to train at their own pace, DCAC can help. Our training packages are reasonably priced for organizational-level use, provide high value content, and offer significant training flexibility for child-serving organizations. Curriculum packages include video, a program guide and a year of complimentary online access to the courses purchased. Online access includes the ability for organizations to invite up to 250 employees and/or volunteers to train online, including testing and automated certificate generation. Larger organizations may purchase access for additional users or may ask about opportunities to co-brand DCAC's curriculum products. Learn more by contacting us

Individual Use

Parents or other individuals may purchase a one-time online course which also includes testing and certificate generation. Parents may be especially interested in accessing DCAC's Parent/Child Curriculum Package to help raise their level of awareness and to prepare for a conversation with their child/children. Each individual online course is available for 10 days. Parents who prefer to own a copy of the DVD for this course may contact us for special pricing.