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Episode 18 - SMART Treatment Part 2

NRCAC Team Talk

Release Date: 01/26/2021

Episode 35 - Grooming show art Episode 35 - Grooming

NRCAC Team Talk

EPISODE SUMMARY: 1 in 10 people have been victims of sexual assault. Over 80% of these victims know their attacker. In almost 100% of these cases, the attacker uses a method called "grooming". In this episode, filmmaker and survivor Gwen van de Pas joins Tony to discuss the documentary film titled Groomed. Gwen takes us through her journey of making the movie, what she discovered about the grooming process, and the impact grooming has on survivors. If you haven't already watched the movie Groomed, it can be found on the streaming service discovery+.    GUEST: Gwen van de Pas is a...

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Episode 34 - NCA Accreditation Standards Changes show art Episode 34 - NCA Accreditation Standards Changes

NRCAC Team Talk

EPISODE SUMMARY: The National Children’s Alliance (NCA) Standards of Accreditation help ensure that all children across the U.S. served by Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs) receive consistent, evidence-based services that help them heal from abuse. The Standards for Accredited Members are reviewed through a process coordinated by the NCA Accreditation Department every five years, consistent with the five-year period after which reaccreditation is required. This is done to ensure the Standards reflect the latest evidence and practice. In this episode, Tony speaks with Alyson MacKenzie and...

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Episode 33 - CATS Program show art Episode 33 - CATS Program

NRCAC Team Talk

EPISODE SUMMARY: The Baystate Family Advocacy Center has an exciting new program funded from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) - Child Advocacy Training & Support (CATS) Center. The CATS Center establishes a national training center to provide Children's Advocacy Centers (CACs) and multidisciplinary teams (MDTs) training, education, and technical assistance on trauma-informed care and evidence-based treatment for children and families.  In this episode, Tony speaks with Kerri Bergendahl, LICSW and Jessica Wozniak, Psy.D. with the Baystate Family Advocacy Center on the...

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Episode 32 - Moving Beyond Case Review show art Episode 32 - Moving Beyond Case Review

NRCAC Team Talk

EPISODE SUMMARY: How do you define the role and responsibilities of Team Facilitator at your CAC? In this episode, Tony speaks with Sue, Vicky, and Brittnee on professionalizing the role of the Team Facilitator. They discuss the importance of the role moving beyond case review to having the role be viewed as more of a leadership position within the CAC. Furthermore, they share what was learned from a recent survey done as a collaborative project by the four Regional Children’s Advocacy Centers.    GUESTS: Sue Ascione is a Training Specialist at the Northeast Regional Children’s...

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Episode 31 - Multilevel Shared Leadership Model show art Episode 31 - Multilevel Shared Leadership Model

NRCAC Team Talk

EPISODE SUMMARY: When examining the multidisciplinary team response to child abuse in communities, there are two principles that I believe to must be considered. The first is that MDT’s are sophisticated and complex systems that are tasked with providing a coordinated and comprehensive response to child abuse. The second is that no single discipline on an MDT can adequately meet the needs of a victim of child abuse. One would think that such a system tasked with such an important mandate would have a clear leadership structure to ensure that the best possible services are being provided....

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Episode 30 - Science of Hope show art Episode 30 - Science of Hope

NRCAC Team Talk

EPISODE SUMMARY: We all see the word hope in the vision statements, mission statements, and even within the name of some of our organizations. But what do we mean when we are using this word? My guest for this episode will help put hope in perspective. As a “Hope Scientist,” Dr. Ashley Cross joins the podcast to speak to us about The Science of Hope. As her website states: “Hope is more than a feeling; it is a science and a healing agent. Hope can heal the brain, restore the soul and give life meaning. Since hope a science, this means it can be taught, learned and restored. Hope is the...

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Episode 29 - Board Diversity show art Episode 29 - Board Diversity

NRCAC Team Talk

EPISODE SUMMARY: Every Child Advocacy Center wants to create a space that is safe and inclusive for all children and families that walk through the door. At times, the process of creating that space and the conversations that need to be had to ensure such a space can be difficult and uncomfortable. In this episode, I speak with Gale Britton, the Board of Trustees President for Wynona's House, the CAC for Essex County, NJ. We intended to speak specifically about creating diversity within the entire organization. Gale speaks about the importance of clarifying the mission and vision of the...

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Episode 28 - Tele-Medicine Now and Post-Pandemic show art Episode 28 - Tele-Medicine Now and Post-Pandemic

NRCAC Team Talk

EPISODE SUMMARY: Access to medical care has been an ongoing challenge for many CACs. Whether it be a shortage of qualified practitioners, funding issues, transportation issues, or something else, many CAC leaders have been trying to answer the question of "how can we provide the children and families we serve with the appropriate medical services that will help them heal from the trauma they have faced?" While tele-medicine has been explored in the past, it has risen to the surface due to the circumstances all CACs were faced with during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this episode, I speak with Dr....

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Episode 27 - Child Life Specialists and CACs show art Episode 27 - Child Life Specialists and CACs

NRCAC Team Talk

In this episode, I had the opportunity to learn about the Child Life profession and how it can be incorporated into the CAC world from Annie Drehkoff of the Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center.  Annie has a wealth of experience working with children and families and shows us how adding Child Life Specialists to CAC can have great value to the children and families being served as well as the entire CAC team.

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Episode 26 - Working with Children with Disabilities show art Episode 26 - Working with Children with Disabilities

NRCAC Team Talk

Children with disabilities may be a greater risk for maltreatment than children without disabilities. For many professionals in the child advocacy field, these cases can be difficulty because of a lack of understanding, knowledge, and basic skills to effectively work with a child with a disability.  In this episode, we start your journey of building basic skills needed to effectively work with the children with disabilities who come through your CAC and with their families.

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EPISODE SUMMARY:

Are you looking to add another tool to the mental health services you are providing at the CAC? Do you struggle with those kiddos who cannot regulate and are unable to take part in the systems that need to hear from them? 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 SMART as a treatment option for CACs, the benefits it can have to the children and families they serve, and how it can be implemented into a mental health program.

 

GUESTS:

Dr. Elizabeth Warner, Ed.M, Psy,D

Full bio: https://smartmovespartners.com/smartmoves-team-source-for-training-in-smart/ 

 

Shyra Williams, LMSW, ACTP

Full bio: https://cac-ottawa.org/staff/shyra-williams/

 

HOST:

Tony DeVincenzo, MA

NRCAC Training Specialist

Full bio: https://www.nrcac.org/about/our-team/ 

 

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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. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, OJJDP or NRCAC.