Call for Pressenters


The Child Abuse Training and Technical Assistance Center (CATTA), a project of the Center for Innovation and Resources, Inc. (CIR), is seeking a group of dynamic and diverse experts to work as independent contractors and serve as instructors and consultants to constituents. The CATTA Centers provide training and technical assistance to child advocacy centers; multi-disciplinary interview centers or teams; and child sexual abuse (CSA) prevention, intervention and treatment service providers. Our training topics include the Multi-disciplinary Team Response to Child Sexual Abuse Investigations Training, the California Child Forensic Interview Training (CFIT), and other topics related to the intervention and treatment of child sexual abuse. In addition to in-person trainings, we conduct webinars each year.

Call for Presenters

CATTA relies on instructors and consultants who are the leaders in the field to provide the highest quality training and technical assistance. Our program is built on professionals with the right combination of practical experience, education, and teaching abilities.

We are seeking instructors with experience and expertise in one or more of the following fields:

  • Advanced Topics in Child Abuse Investigations
  • Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children
  • Complex Trauma
  • Cultural Competence
  • Internet-Related Child Victimization
  • Offender Dynamics and Behavior
  • Trauma-informed Practice
  • Vicarious Trauma
  • Working with Juveniles with Problematic Sexual Behaviors
  • Working with Special Victim Populations (e.g., male victims, victims in the foster care system, LGBTQ victims, victims with disabilities, etc.)


In addition to practical experience, we are seeking those with exceptional instructional skills, which are particularly important for online training platforms. All new independent contractors must pass a comprehensive evaluation process.

If you would like to be a member of a team of professionals committed to providing the best in training and support, please submit a proposal.


Proposals should include:

  • 1-3 proposed full-day training summaries
  • Resume and qualifications
  • Brief professional bio
  • Rate of pay
  • 2-3 professional references

Send to Kris Murphey, Project Coordinator at


Proposals will be rated on:

  • How well specific topic matches project goals
  • Presenter qualifications and experience
  • Plan details and feasibility
  • References
  • Other

CIR intends to enter into a service contract with 1-5 presenters based on the project’s needs, budget, logistics, and proposals received.
The project fiscal year is June 2017 - July 2018.

For those who enter into an agreement with CIR, payment for work done will be made monthly within 30 days of receipt of activity and expense reports.

Deadline for proposals: September 30, 2017

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