Training & Advocacy Resources


The Florida Guardian ad Litem Program is excited to share with you our brand new     on-line learning system called “I am for the child Academy!”

To get you started with this new training program, we invite you to create an account and explore what all it has to offer.

Creating an account is an easy 3-step process! After going to the designated website found below, simply follow these three steps:

1. Click “Sign In” on the upper right hand side of the screen.

2. Select “Create a new account” and complete the following fields: First Name / Last Name / County of residence / Email address / and New password.

3. Click “Sign up”. The GAL Program and I am for the child Academy will never ask you for your credit card information. Should you have this issue, please contact


Sign up

Click “Sign Up” to create your account.

All Courses

A comprehensive listing of all courses offered by the I am for the child Academy.

Gal Preservice

GAL Pre-Service

Designed to engage, educate, communicate and retain. These courses will help volunteers meet requirements for certification. Go here to learn more about all your pre-service training courses offerings.

Child Welfare Advocacy
Child Welfare & Advocacy

Want to learn more about child welfare and effectively advocating for abused, abandoned, and neglected children? our online courses will help. Further your knowledge in subjects such as Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children, Educational Advocacy, and Domestic Violence.

Legal Advocacy

Legal Advocacy

From Florida Statutes to federal legislation addressing child abuse and neglect, our courses are designed to give you an understanding of the laws affecting children and to provide you with annual updates.

Skills Enhancement

Skills Enhancement

To further your knowledge, skills and abilities on subjects such as time management and communications, visit this section. These just may be the tools you need to improve your advocacy or leadership skills.

Volunteer Coordination

Volunteer Coordination

Consider our online courses to support your professional learning and strengthen your ability to engage, lead and motivate volunteers.



Ever attended a GAL conference and wished you had a recording of the fabulous workshop you selected to participate? Well, wish granted! This section of the academy includes video and audio of presentations from recent Florida Guardian ad Litem conferences.