Training Opportunities for Current Advocates 2023


  • Texas Health Steps

Here you will need to set up an account. But once your account is set up training courses with a variety of topics are offered to you. Topics consist of Autism, Adolescents Vaping, Adolescents Depression, Childhood Anxiety, Diabetes, Eating Disorder, and more.

  • DFPS – Training Opportunities

The above link takes you directly to Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse.

  • Domestic Violence and Abuse


This link will take you to all the episodes that you can instantly click on and listen to directly from your device. You can also listen on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher and Spotify.


*RSVP’s are required for attending the in-person trainings because food is provided and we need to ensure there are enough seats set up. Please RSVP to Melissa Ward if you plan to attend one of the trainings below!

  • June 13thCultural Diversity 6-7pm & LGBTQ+ Youth 715-815pm
  • June 15thSexual Abuse and Trafficking 6-7pm  & Older Youth, Educational Advocacy, Domestic Violence  715-815 pm


Receive credit for training hours by watching one of these movies or reading one of these books and writing a short synopsis! Check with Melissa first if you have any questions on how to do this.

  • The Ride (Movie)
    After a violent, racially charged incident lands John in juvenile detention, he is finally placed with an unlikely set of foster parents, Eldridge and Marianna, an interracial couple. Eldridge makes it his mission to overcome the challenges of John’s white supremacist upbringing, slowly beginning to forge a relationship through his foster brother’s fascination with extreme sports and BMX biking. Rooted by this newfound passion, the family builds a bond of mutual respect, love and redemption.
    Watch the Trailer Here
    Where to find it: Amazon Prime
  • Gimme Shelter (Movie)
    Gimme Shelter is based on a true story about a pregnant teenager who flees her abusive mother in search of her father, only to be rejected. She is forced to survive on the streets until a compassionate stranger offers a hopeful alternative. A powerful movie demonstrating the impact one person can make on a child or teen. Every child deserves the chance to turn their life around. Starring: Vanessa Hudgens, Rosario Dawson, James Earle Jones and Brendan Fraser.
    Watch the Trailer Here
    Where to find it: Netflix, Amazon Prime, iTunes, Redbox, Google Play