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Beyond Case Review: The Value of the Role of Team Facilitator in the Multidisciplinary Team/Children’s Advocacy Model

The goal is to clarify and elevate the role of Team Facilitator and explain its value to the efficacy of the MDT.

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Building a Better Case Review Together

This training video, created by NRCAC, highlights the importance of case review, provides an example of what case review can look like, and discusses the value of representatives from each discipline attending.

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Building a Better Case Review Together Guidelines

This guide, created by NRCAC, is intended to help CACs and MDTs evaluate, expand, and enhance their case review process.

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Building a Better Case Review Together Video

This training video, created by NRCAC, highlights the importance of case review, provides an example of what case review can look like, and discusses the value of representatives from each discipline attending.

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CAC Leadership: Lessons Learned During COVID-19

This issue brief, created by NRCAC, examines the lessons learned from leaders of the CAC movement in tandem with current research on crisis leadership, with the intention of providing insight for leading through adversity, no matter what the crisis.

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Child Victims with Disabilities ASD: Overview and Strategies

This guide, created by NRCAC, provides an overview and strategies for working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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Child Victims with Disabilities Non-Verbal: Overview and Statistics

This guide, created by NRCAC, provides an overview and strategies for interviewing children who are non-verbal.

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Child Victims with Disabilities: Overview and Statistics

This guide, created by NRCAC, provides an overview and statistics on child victims with disabilities.

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Child Victims with Disabilities: Resource Guide

This guide, created by NRCAC, provides resources for child victims with disabilities.

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Considerations for the MDT/CAC Approach to Recantation

This research to practice factsheet, created by SRCAC, conveys the considerations for the MDT/CAC approach to recantation.

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Critical Incident Preparation and Response

This manual, created by SRCAC, will empower organizations to proactively prepare for and effectively manage critical incidents, safeguarding their credibility and integrity in the face of unexpected challenges.

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Ensuring Well Being of Children; A Comprehensive Approach to Trauma-Informed Care for CACs

This guide, created by NCA and NRCAC, offers support for CACs to help identify children in need of treatment and make referrals to evidence-based treatments that are proven to reduce trauma symptoms.

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Ensuring Well Being of Children; A Comprehensive Approach to Trauma-Informed Care for CACs

This guide, created by NCA and NRCAC, offers support for CACs to help identify children in need of treatment and make referrals to evidence-based treatments that are proven to reduce trauma symptoms.

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Evidence-Based Mental Health Treatments for Child Abuse Victims

This guide, created by NCA and NRCAC, provides an overview of evidence-based mental health treatments for child abuse victims for brokers and multidisciplinary teams.

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Expanding In-Person Mental Health Services Within a Children’s Advocacy Center as the Pandemic Recedes

This issue brief carefully examines how to navigate the myriad of issues affecting decision-making regarding the return to more in-person treatment and recommends items for CACs to consider when providing in-person mental health care as part of their service continuum.

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Facility Dogs at Children’s Advocacy Centers and in Legal Settings: Best Practices

This manual provides the framework for implementing a facility dog program.

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Field Guide to Victim Advocacy

Developed by the West Virginia and Mississippi State CAC Chapters with input from the field, and SRCAC, this guide was initially designed for newly hired family advocates to help orient them to their new roles within CACs, but this an invaluable guide for all members of an MDT.

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First Responder Disability Awareness Full Resource Guide

This guide, created by NRCAC, provides resources for first responders and being prepared to encounter individuals with a disability.

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Guidelines for Working with Interpreters

This guide, created by NRCAC, is meant to serve as a resource for CACs on using interpreters in forensic interviews, training for interpreters, tips for interpreting, confidentiality forms, and resources.

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Helping Your Child Heal from Abuse

This guide, created by NCA and NRCAC, offers support for parents and caregivers dealing with child abuse, emphasizing the pivotal role they play in their child’s healing process and explaining how a CAC and MDT can provide assistance in keeping the child safe and facilitating their recovery.

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Intersection of Intimate Partner Violence and Child Abuse

This guide, created by NRCAC, provides an overview and resources on the intersection of intimate partner violence (IPV) and child abuse.

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Listen and Learn: A Process for Initiating Collaboration Between Tribal Communities and Children’s Advocacy Centers

For CACs who are interested in building relationships with tribal communities in their areas, this guide, created by SRCAC, will help you gain a better understanding of the ?Listen and Learn? concept, how to initiate contact with tribal leaders with the help of your state Chapter, your Regional CAC, and NACA (Native American Children?s Alliance); and how to plan and conduct a successful Listen and Learn.

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MDT Orientation Manual

This manual, created by NRCAC, provides training information and resources to Children’s Advocacy Centers to assist with onboarding of new multidisciplinary team members.

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Medical Linkage Agreement

This sample linkage agreement created by the Regional CACs is meant to serve as a resource for CACs when providing Medical Health Referral, Assessment and Treatment. Please note this is intended as a SAMPLE and should be carefully reviewed by the CAC Board of Directors or other governing entity so that it accurately reflects YOUR partnership with community agencies.

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Medical Toolkit: Building and Sustaining Your Children’s Advocacy Center’s Medical Program

This tool can serve as a starting point in helping you set up your medical program to serve child victims of abuse.

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Mental Health Linkage Agreement

This sample linkage agreement created by the Regional CACs is meant to serve as a resource for CACs when providing Mental Health Referral, Assessment and Treatment. Please note this is intended as a SAMPLE and should be carefully reviewed by the CAC Board of Directors or other governing entity so that it accurately reflects YOUR partnership with community agencies.

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Minimal Facts Guidelines

This guide, created by NRCAC, assists first responders in obtaining minimal facts during initial responses to abuse allegations, with the aim of reducing trauma to child victims and avoiding redundant interviews.

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Multidisciplinary Team Facilitator Training Guide

This document created by the Regional Children?s Advocacy Centers (RCACs) lists opportunities to help Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) Coordinators/Facilitators access training to help meet the 8.0 hours of instruction required in the revised 2023 National Children?s Alliance Standards for Accreditation.

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NCA and RCACs Support for Chapters

This document highlights the areas in which the RCACs and NCA partner or coordinate to provide
excellent service to Chapters and identifies the areas where we specialize or work independently.

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NRCAC Guidelines for Working with Interpreters

This guide, created by NRCAC, is meant to serve as a resource for CACs on using interpreters in forensic interviews, training for interpreters, tips for interpreting, confidentiality forms, and resources.

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NRCAC Self Care Checklist

This infographic, created by NRCAC, offers a variety of self-care ideas including physical, psychological, emotional, professional, and personal, while also providing space for you to write your own ideas.

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Providing Training to CACs

This guide, created by SRCAC, is designed for those Chapter organizations who may be considering developing and delivering training curriculums to their CACs.

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Providing Training to Child Advocacy Centers

This guide, created by SRCAC, is designed for those Chapter organizations who may be considering developing and delivering training curriculums to their CACs.

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Resources for Meeting the Victim Support and Advocacy Standard

This guide, created by the Regional CACs, is intended to help CACs meet the Victim Support and Advocacy Standard for Accreditation for NCA.

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Role of the Victim Advocate

This training video, created by NRCAC and WRCAC, highlights the importance of victim advocates, what victim advocates do for children and families, and the role of the victim advocate on the MDT.

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Statewide Case Management System

This guide, created by SRCAC, is designed for those Chapter organizations who may be deciding whether to implement a statewide case management system.

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Supervisor Manual for the Field Guide to Victim Advocacy

This manual is a companion guide to the Field Guide to Family Advocacy and is geared toward professionals who supervise family advocates; it covers the basics of supervision, offers supplementary information to the Field Guide, provides additional resources that will help you onboard your CAC?s family advocates.

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Task Sharing in a Children’s Advocacy Center: The Role of Victim Advocates in Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Children & Families

This Issue Brief examines task sharing in the CAC context and promotes the active collaboration between the CAC victim advocate and the child’s therapist as a task sharing team, especially in rural areas where the therapist may provide services remotely through tele-mental health.

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Tele-Mental Health Webinars

Learn about tele-mental health options for delivering trauma-informed, evidence-based mental health services. This five-part webinar series is presented in 2019 by the WRCAC Rural Mental Health project in partnership with Midwest Regional Children’s Advocacy Center and the National Children’s Advocacy Center.

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Telemental Health Network Implementation Resource Toolkit

This guide provides guidance and resources for Chapters and Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs) to develop successful telemental health programs in their states.

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The Medical Exam in Child Sexual Abuse Cases: What MDT Partners Need to Know

This training video, created by NRCAC, highlights the importance of medical exams, the importance of specialized professionals, and why “normal is normal” when it comes to results.

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The Value of the Investigative Team Video

This training video, created by NRCAC, highlights the importance of law enforcement, child protective services, and prosecution in the multidisciplinary team, and the value of the collaborative investigative process.

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Victim Advocacy Linkage Agreement

This sample linkage agreement created by the Regional CACs is meant to serve as a resource for CACs when providing victim advocacy services. Please note this is intended as a SAMPLE and should be carefully reviewed by the CAC Board of Directors or other governing entity so that it accurately reflects YOUR partnership with community agencies.

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Victim Advocate Case Flow Chart

This infographic, created by NRCAC, is designed as a reference for CACs collaborating with three advocates throughout the life of a case and can be modified to make it consistent with your services.

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Working with Children with Disabilities in Child Abuse Cases Video

This training video, created by NRCAC, spotlights the dynamics of working with children with disabilities in child abuse cases from the perspectives of forensic interviewers, first responders, and prosecutors.

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WRCAC Issue Brief: Moving to Telemental Health in a Child Advocacy Center Environment

As CACs make the transition to TMH services, there are many things to consider, and WRCAC offer answers to commonly asked questions in this document.

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WRCAC Telemental Health Resource Center

This website serves to educate and inform the CAC community about Telemental Health as an option, as it is not widely employed among CACs or within the child maltreatment field.

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