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Who's on your CSEC Team?

Susan GoldfarbSeptember 9, 2016
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It’s the first standard on the list: Multidisciplinary Team (MDT)—the professionals from every field necessary to help a child victim of abuse recover and heal.  Every accredited Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) must demonstrate not only that it has a multidisciplinary team but also that this team’s work is supported by a written interagency agreement, that written guidelines outline each discipline’s roles and responsibilities, th...Continue

Strengthening the Heartbeat of CACs

Cathy CrabtreeSeptember 7, 2016
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The Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) movement is, in some ways, feeling those awful pangs of aging not unlike what we as humans inevitably experience over time. (Admittedly, this might be a factor of my own advancing age!) As young kids our parents make sure we stay healthy—eat our vegetables, drink our milk, get plenty of sleep, etc. But then we reach our teens and 20s and even into our 30s, and what’s happening “on the inside” often t...Continue

Raising Our Voices, Elevating Our Movement

Teresa HuizarAugust 31, 2016
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This movement we’ve built serves more than 300,000 children every year—kids who need healing, justice, and the chance to trust again after abuse. Their families need help to move forward. The members of their community need help knowing how to keep it from happening again. It takes a constellation of thousands of professionals working at NCA member Children’s Advocacy Centers and on the multidisciplinary teams (MDTs) at their core to serve...Continue