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Episode 14 - Taking a Leadership Stance During Crisis

NRCAC Team Talk

Release Date: 09/03/2020

Episode 19 - Dr Anthony Orsini show art Episode 19 - Dr Anthony Orsini

NRCAC Team Talk

Whether working with a family in crisis or breaking bad news to a family in disbelief, good communication skills help children and family process and heal from the trauma they have faced. In this episode, I speak with Dr. Anthony Orsini who is a practicing physician, author, and speaker on the topic of compassionate communications. Dr. Orsini shares his proven communication techniques that help professionals build rapport and quickly form trusting relationships with clients.

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Episode 18 - SMART Treatment Part 2 show art Episode 18 - SMART Treatment Part 2

NRCAC Team Talk

Are you looking to add another tool to the mental health services you are providing at the CAC? Sensory Motor Arousal Treatment (SMART) is an innovative mental health therapy for complexly traumatized children and adolescents for whom regulation of emotional, behavioral, and interpersonal life is a primary problem. In this second part of our 2-part series, we discuss how SMART can be implemented in a CAC’s and the benefits it can have for the children and families they serve.

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Episode 17 - SMART Treatment Part 1 show art Episode 17 - SMART Treatment Part 1

NRCAC Team Talk

Are you looking to add another tool to the mental health services you are providing at the CAC? Sensory Motor Arousal Treatment (SMART) is an innovative mental health therapy for complexly traumatized children and adolescents for whom regulation of emotional, behavioral, and interpersonal life is a primary problem. In this first part of a 2-part series, we speak with Anne Westcott of Smartmoves, LLC in Massachusetts about the history and development of SMART.

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Episode 16 - NCA Accreditation show art Episode 16 - NCA Accreditation

NRCAC Team Talk

Becoming accredited with the National Children's Alliance has a lot of value for CACs, but the process can seem daunting. Darcy Fluharty and Shyra Williams from the Hanenburg CAC in Holland, MI discuss with us the benefits they've experienced in their over 20 years of being an accredited CAC and share some tips on how to best prepare for the accreditation process.

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MDT facilitation and coordination presents unique challenges on the best of days, let alone during crisis. On this episode Tony speaks with Greg Flett of the National Children's Advocacy Center about the role of the team facilitator, what coordinating MDTs looks like, and how to approach this role during COVID-19.

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NRCAC Team Talk

Leading within the CAC model - no matter your role - is complex under normal circumstances. During a crisis, this complexity is heightened, and the decision must be made about what kind of leader you want to be. Martha Lask joins us on this episode to discuss taking a leadership stance in a crisis situation.

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Episode 13 - Game of Life Program show art Episode 13 - Game of Life Program

NRCAC Team Talk

CACs work hard to provide high quality services to children and families, as well as build relationships with other service organizations to create a collaborative network for the community. But how do we make ourselves known, so those who need us know where to go? David Johnston from Deirdre's House joins us to discuss the Game of Life, a unique way to familiarize children with the services available in their community.

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What does it mean to lead through a crisis? In this episode, Tony has a conversation with Interim Executive Director Paul DiLorenzo about what it looks like to lead a CAC through our current unprecedented times.

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In the second half of this two-part episode on mobile CACs, Stacy Osborn joins us from one of the new mobile CACs to discuss what it's like to operate one, and the impact it has had on MDT members and the community.

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CACs face a number of issues with service accessibility, especially in rural and remote areas. New York has recently rolled out 7 new mobile CACs to help bridge the accessibility gap. In the first half of this two-part episode, Melaney Szklenka from the New York State Office of Children and Family Services joins us to discuss the development and implementation process of these new additions.

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Leading within the CAC model - no matter your role - is complex under normal circumstances. During a crisis, this complexity is heightened, and the decision must be made about what kind of leader you want to be. Martha Lask joins us on this episode to discuss taking a leadership stance in a crisis situation.

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Martha Lask, MSOD, PCC, is an Organizational Development and Coaching consultant in the Philadelphia area. She has collaborated with NRCAC to develop and facilitate the Leadership, Exchange, and Coaching project since 2003.

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Mentioned in this episode:

Martha Lask's website

Leadership, Exchange & Coaching Project

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Visit the NRCAC Website for resources, training opportunities, and more!

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Have an idea for a future Team Talk guest or topic? We want to hear from you! Email your suggestions to Tony DeVincenzo at [email protected].

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Disclaimer: This project was sponsored by NRCAC from Grant Award Number 2019-CI-FX-K005 and CFDA #16.758 awarded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Department of Justice.