Continuing Education for Current Volunteers
In order to keep current with issues that relate to the volunteer role, our volunteers are required to complete 12 hours of continuing education per year.

Due to current limits on social gatherings, all in person continuing education programs have been moved online. There are also many virtual programs offered in the community, as well as webinars, podcasts, movies, TV programs and books listed to continue learning.


CAFB Live Webinars

Fostering Futures Training Series

When: April 5, 8, 12 & 15 2021 from 10:00am – 12:00pm
Where: Webinar – Please note that this is a 4-part series training.
Cost: No cost
RegistrationRegister here


Trauma Informed Care Conference presented by Child Advocates of Fort Bend

When: April 13, 2021 from 9:00am – 1:30pm
Where: Webinar

Cost: No cost
RegistrationRegister here


Continuing Education in the Community Live Webinars


Fearless Conversations with Toddlers: How to Open a Can of Worms with Little Ones

Join early educator Nick Terrones and author Ann Pelo for an interview-style session about Nick’s new book, A Can of Worms. Moderated by Mike Browne, this deep discussion will explore the core of the book. In it, Nick shares stories about toddler-initiated conversations about race and identity. While the stories are sometimes amusing and often jarring, at their core, they are probing and important which opens a can of worms that make most adults uncomfortable.

Where: Pre-recorded Webinar
Cost: No cost
Registration: Register here



Understanding and Responding to Victims of Commercial Sexual Exploitation  

The Texas Center for Child & Family Studies (The Center) is proud to announce its partnership with My Life My Choice (MLMC), a survivor-led and nationally-recognized organization that provides interactive training for congregate care providers, law enforcement, social workers, mental health professionals, and community agencies to aid them in their care of commercially sexually exploited youth. MLMC has been rigorously evaluated and is recommended in the Families First Prevention Services Act: High Quality Service Standards for Specialized Settings Key Considerations for Developing Residential Programming for Survivors and Young People at Risk of Sex Trafficking.  This introductory training is for members and child-serving providers statewide, to provide you with the tools you need to better understand, identify, respond, and serve youth survivors of commercial sexual exploitation. This training is open to anyone who has a role in serving Texas children. Registration is free thanks to a generous grant from the Office of the Governor’s Child Sex Trafficking Team.

This two-part virtual training will occur Wednesday, April 14th, 1pm-4pm CST and Monday, April 26th, 9:30a-12:30pm CST via Zoom. Registration is required.

When: Wednesday, April 14th, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. AND Monday, April 26th, 9:30am – 12:30pm
Where: Virtual
Cost: No cost
RegistrationRegister here


Fort Bend Community Prevention Coalition presents 6th Annual Fort Bend Drug Symposium

Topics will include Marijuana/Vaping Policies and Advocacy, Underage Drinking and “So, You Think You Know What You Just Put in Your Mouth” by Dr. Peter Stout, Ph.D.

When: April 20, 2021 from 9am – 1pm CST
Where: Webinar
Cost: No Cost
Registration: Register Here


Additional Webinars


UCLA Pritzker Center@UCLAPritzker

Pleased to share our talk with experts from @dgsomucla @VeniceFamClinic @UCLAHealth @OliveViewUCLA @cdrewu on Covid-19, the Vaccine and Foster Care–thank you to all our speakers!