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FRIENDS, the National Resource Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP), provides training and technical assistance to Federally funded CBCAP Programs. This site serves as a resource to those programs and to the rest of the Child Abuse Prevention community.

FRIENDS is an acronym for...Family Resource Information, Education and Network Development Services


Online Learning Community

What is the FRIENDS Online Learning Center?

The FRIENDS Online Learning Center is a resource designed to meet the demands of providing high quality, subject specific training free of charge for CBCAP State Lead Agencies and their grantees and others.  The Online Learning Center is designed to offer accessible continuing education and professional development opportunities that are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  

What courses are available in the FRIENDS Online Learning Center?

FRIENDS currently has courses in the areas of:

  • Implementation Science
  • Evidence-Based
  • Engaging Tribes
  • CBCAP 101
  • Parent LeadershipFRIENDS NRC Online Learning
  • Logic Models
  • Continuous Quality Improvement
  • Protective Factors
  • Creating Effective Parent-Practitioner Partnerships: An Introduction to Parent Leadership

What is the cost to access this training?

FRIENDS provides this training to everyone free of charge.

New Online Learning Center courses are announced on our listserv.  You can join by sending a blank email to [email protected] and your email address will be added.

The FRIENDS website, has an extensive library of resources and a wealth of information on topics such as: collaboration, continuous quality improvement, evaluation, evidence-based programs and practices, parent leadership, protective factors and maximizing resources.  Please come and visit our website. 


Our new Online Learning Center has many great features.  Please click the image below to watch some short Tutorials & Tours designed to quickly familiarize you with logging in, navigation and sample course content and user interactivity. 


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