TAALK first offered this child sexual abuse advocacy training series as part of their TAALK Chapters program which was based on a vision of launching chapters nationally but the program was not successful for a variety of reasons. Therefore, TAALK no longer offers this training with the intention of launching chapters or having direct oversight of the advocates who take the training, not even as volunteers.
That said, the training is deep and broad and we want the value of these courses to be available to as many people as possible, even though the formal program is no longer in place. So, we are currently offering the six topic (8 course) series at no charge to anyone who seeks to become an independent advocate in their community or just wants to learn more. We encourage you to take advantage of this valuable training!
An advocate's completion of the classes does not permit them to represent themselves as a TAALK affiliate in any way, other than to say they have completed the training. We hope to create integrated testing within the training so that advocates will receive a certificate of completion for each course but as of this time, certificates are not available. We are offering these courses because we want you to learn from our experience so that you can be more effective more quickly in your own efforts to advocate for kids in your community.