What is the FRIENDS Online Learning Center?

The FRIENDS Online Learning Center is designed to provide high quality, subject-specific training free of charge for CBCAP State Lead Agencies, their grantees, and others. The Online Learning Center offers accessible continuing education and professional development opportunities available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Learners can complete each course in a single sitting or stop and then return to the course at their convenience.

What courses are available in the FRIENDS Online Learning Center?

We currently have courses in a number of areas for prevention practitioners. A list can be found at the bottom of the Home page. Please click on the to the right of the course name below for a description or click the name of the course to enroll/enter the course.

Who should take these courses?

The courses are designed for professionals working in the field of child abuse and neglect prevention. Some courses may have a broader appeal to other areas of work with children and families however.

May I take more than one course at a time?

Yes. You can take courses concurrently if you choose. Please select the course you would like to take, enroll and you can begin.

What is the cost to access this training?

FRIENDS provides this training free of charge.

New Online Learning Center courses are announced on our listserv. You can join by sending a blank email to and your email address will be added. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose.

The FRIENDS website, has an extensive library of resources and 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.

How do I create an account?

You may self-register for an account by creating an account here. Once you register, you will receive an email message with a link to authenticate your account. Please note that some email systems may put this message in your junk or spam folder. Click on the link in that email to finish the process of authenticating your account. If you experience difficulties, please contact for support.

FRIENDS National Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention

4220 Apex Highway; Suite 330
Durham, NC 27713

Last modified: Friday, 4 November 2022, 8:50 PM