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The California Training Institute (CalTrin) is passionate about advancing child abuse prevention in California through professional development. Our mission is to deliver science-based, professional development and extended learning to staff of Family Resource Centers (FRCs), Child Abuse Prevention Councils (CAPCs), and child welfare agencies in the state of California. We believe that prevention-focused, professional development should be accessible and applicable to your daily work.

CalTrin is a project funded by the California Office of Child Abuse Prevention (OCAP). We are managed by the Chadwick Center for Children and Families at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego. A strong partnership with our sister program, the California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare (CEBC), is essential to our work providing training grounded in science and focused on implementation. across the prevention continuum.



Our innovative learning model enables child- and family-serving professionals to choose training and educational experiences that work for their schedule, learning style, and career path—all at no cost to learners. Our training opportunities include live, virtual events, self-paced courses, and in-person experiences organized around four domains: Evidence-Based/Evidence-Informed Service Delivery, Direct Service Delivery Skills, Trauma-Informed Systems, and Management & Leadership Development.


When you register for a CalTrin training or learning event, we support your learning by inviting you to engage with the content in several ways. Many of our training offerings will include pre-work and/or post-work, as well resources to help you implement what you’ve learned. Learning does not occur over a single point in time, so you will typically hear from us a few weeks after you’ve attended a training to offer support or provide more resources or opportunities for reflection. Many of our interactive trainings will also use learning exchange or community of practice-style follow-up meetings to help you address challenges and connect with others on the same journey.

We hope you’ll explore how professional development with CalTrin can help you and your organization provide evidence-informed, prevention-focused services to the children and families you serve.