Understanding Child Abuse and the CAC and MDT Response

Course Description

This course provides an overview of the dynamics of child abuse as well as the systems that respond to child abuse and maltreatment. Topics in this course will include the function and roles of the child advocacy center (CAC) and child abuse multidisciplinary team (MDT), what a forensic interview is and how systems professionals can support the forensic interview process.

This course is intended for those that are newer to the field or participate infrequently in the MDT response to child abuse, adjacent professionals or community stakeholders that can benefit from learning more about how forensic interviews, CACs and MDTs work and as a refresher for those who have been working within the field.

Learning Objectives

1. Learn more about the dynamics of child abuse and how that informs the CAC and MDT response to child abuse and maltreatment.

2. Increase understanding of how the MDT functions to better prepare children, families, and professionals for the process and reduce systems inflicted trauma.

3. Improve investigations and systems response to child abuse by bettering the shared understanding of the MDT and CAC processes.

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