October 2016
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Strategies for Educators, Counselors, and Community Members To Build Protective Factors for America's Muslim Youth
Date: October 13, 2016 
Time: 2-3:30 p.m. ET

Cybercrime: from Crime to Courtroom Training
Date: October 24-25, 2016 

Do You Know?

In the study, "Exploring the Lived Experiences of Supervising Child Protection Social Workers", which of the following is NOT a form of occupational trauma experienced by SCPSWs?


A. Vicarious Trauma

B. Compassion Fatigue

C. Secondary Traumatic Stress

D. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

E. Burnout

2017 Training Schedule
Mark your calendars! The NCAC Training Center has set dates for 2017 Trainings in Huntsville or other locations as noted. Due to an overwhelming response and National Children's Alliance (NCA) accreditation requirements, we have added a third Victim Advocacy training. Registration for all of the trainings is coming very soon. Watch your Inbox for details.
Forensic Interviewing 

of Children 
February 6-10, 2017 

April 10-14, 2017

June 19-23, 2017

July 24-28, 2017

September 25-29, 2017

October 23-27, 2017

December 4-8, 2017

Forensic Interviews at Trial:

Preparation and Presentation
May 3-4, 2017
Victim Advocacy
February 22-24, 2017
August 15-17, 2017
November 7-9, 2017

Advanced Forensic Interviewing
June 14-16, 2017 - Philadelphia, PA
October 24-26, 2017 - Las Vegas, NV
Extended Forensic Interview

April 25-27, 2017 - Chicago, IL
September 19-21, 2017 - New Orleans, LA
Extended Forensic Interview Training
Forensic interviews are an integral component in child abuse investigations, and the multidisciplinary team (MDT) seeks to eliminate duplicate interviews whenever possible. However, circumstances arise, and some cases may necessitate a multi-session interview or Extended Forensic Interview (EFI)Register now to learn how EFIs are used:
  • to explore complicated or multifaceted allegations of abuse,
  • for children where there is suspicion of abuse but the child has difficulty with a single session interview, or
  • for children with developmental delays to ensure an extended timetable for developmental assessment. 
There are a few seats left for the Extended Forensic Interview Training scheduled for October 18-20, 2016 in Seattle, WA.
Pre-Conference Workshops
Mark your calendars for March 27-30, 2017 to attend the 
premiere conference for child maltreatment professionals.  
Visit the website for descriptions and registration information.
Free Archived Webinars 

"Impacts of Disciplines and Generations on MDT Collaboration and Communication" 

presented by Kim Lear
All trainings are free of charge.  Login or Register today.
Exploring the Lived Experiences of Supervising Child Protection Social Workers
Social workers in child protective services often handle hundreds of cases regarding children traumatized by abuse and/or neglect. Over time, social workers' experiences can become emotionally and psychologically challenging. A problem for supervisors of child protection social workers (SCPSWs) is that they might experience the same challenges; however, there was no research that described the lived experiences of SCPSWs. Find out more about this study by entering the title in the  CALiO™Collections search box.
International Guests at NCAC
Ivy F. Seballos Llena with Linda Cordisco Steele
Mayumi Shimono with Chris Newlin
At NCAC we frequently have guests from other countries.  Last month, Mayumi Shimono from Japan was here attending a Forensic Interviewing of Children Training and observing the work that is done by the Madison County Multidisciplinary Team at NCAC.  
Ivy F. Seballos Llena, from the Philippines, works for Eleison Foundation. She came to learn about NCAC's forensic interview, mental health, and family and victim advocacy services.

CAC in the News

SafePath CAC, Marietta, Georgia
On September 15, SafePath Children's Advocacy Center brought the community together for Good Eatin' Great Cause Culinary Tour and Competition. This event featured an "Iron Chef" style cook-off competition between a Sheriff's office, two fire departments, and local law enforcement. It was judged by local well-known chefs. The event raised approximately $150,000 to provide services to local children who have been abused.
Cobb Law Enforcement Team 
2016 Iron Skillet Champions
Marietta Fire Department 
2016 People's Choice Award

Did your CAC do something special? Email NCAC to share your story and photos or share them in the NCAC social media feeds.
NCAC Out and About - September
Chris Newlin, Executive Director
Chris presented "Child Advocacy Centers and Sex Trafficking of Children: What are CACs doing? What should CACs be Doing?" at the Multi-Disciplinary Team Response to Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children Training hosted by Fox Valley Technical College in Sarasota, FL.  
Chris presented two sessions, "Child Forensic Interview Protocols: An Overview", and "Secondary Traumatic Stress: Resiliency", at the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General Special Victim Counsel Course in Charlottesville, VA.
Linda Cordisco Steele, Senior Trainer
Linda taught Extended Forensic Interview Training in Virginia.  
Andra Chamberlin, Trainer
Andra taught Advanced Forensic Interviewing in Maine and Ohio.
Kim Madden, Trainer
Kim taught Forensic Interviewing of Children Training in New York and a Forensic Interviewing of Children Training in Colorado.
Relations Between Attorney Temporal Structure and Children's Response Productivity in Cases of Alleged Child Sexual Abuse
Previous research has demonstrated that attorney question format relates to child witness' response productivity. However, little work has examined the extent to which attorneys provide temporal structure in their questions, and the effects of this structure on children responding. Find out how and if temporal structure is a viable method for enhancing children's production of case-relevant details on the witness stand by entering the title in the CALiO™Collections search box.
This study investigated whether participants could recognize grooming behaviors, and if so, identify which stages of the process were most easily identified.
To read these articles in their entirety, enter the title in the CALiO™Collections search box.
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