Multidisciplinary Team Training for Child Welfare Professionals
TNCAC supports CACs and child abuse professionals through a variety of training opportunities. Our Child Protective Investigative Team Training is designed to educate the multidisciplinary team on the history of CPIT, protocol development and best practices. The course is tailored to individual teams to address specific team issues, team building and promote sound communication. Our other core training is Talking to Kids. This training is for frontline child welfare professionals. It teaches them how to interact and improve their interviewing skills with children who are alleged victims of abuse. Annually, TNCAC hosts the Connecting for Children’s Justice Conference in November. CACs in the Tennessee who wish to have training that is designed specifically for their agency and/or community can contact TNCAC for assistance with developing a customized training.
Technical Assistance and Consultation for CACs
TNCAC staff work with individual CACs and staff on a case by case basis. We assist them with National Children’s Alliance accreditation applications, board development, program evaluation, peer review and case tracking tools.
Provide Resources and Funding Opportunities for CACs
TNCAC advocates on a state and national level for a multidisciplinary response to child advocacy facilitated by CACs. TNCAC staff are members of many state collaborations and initiatives to promote best practice for services to children and families involved in child abuse cases.