Training Attorneys

NACC trains attorneys who represent children, parents, or agencies in child welfare law proceedings.

Legal professionals must know and follow federal and state child welfare law, understand trauma and systemic racism, protect children’s and parents’ rights, ensure clients’ voices are heard, overcome bias, provide zealous representation, and pursue justice. They need to be well-versed, well-resourced, and well-trained. NACC delivers legal training in-person across the country and online.

NACC’S Training Opportunities

Online Red Book Training

NACC’s signature online Red Book Training Course is an opportunity for practitioners to brush up on their knowledge of federal child welfare law and learn how to enhance their representation of children, parents, or the agency.

Onsite Trainings

NACC offers high-quality training courses to child welfare law professionals around the country. Check out our Live Training page for more information, as well as a sampling of available trainings.

Custom Trainings

NACC works with states and local jurisdictions to customize trainings that cover federal and state law. The goal of a custom, state-specific course is to support high-quality legal representation for children, parents, and agencies.



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NACC Virtual Training Series: High-Quality Legal Representation for Infants and Toddlers

QIC-ChildRep Training

Training Materials

The QIC ChildRep Training is a two day training to advance best practice models identified by the National Quality Improvement Center on the Representation of Children in the Child Welfare System project from 2009 to 2016. The agenda and materials from this training are available for public use. For assistance facilitating or providing this training, please contact us.

Become an NACC Member

Your Practice is our purpose

Join the NACC Community! NACC provides training and resources to attorneys, advocates, and professionals who work in child welfare law. NACC also works to improve the system alongside children and families. NACC promotes excellence, builds community, and advances justice.

Benefits of Membership

  • The Guardian law journal
  • Member Webinars
  • Listserv and Member Directory
  • Annual conference discount
  • Discount on trainings, CWLS certification, and publications