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NRCAC Team Talk

Release Date: 02/21/2019

Episode 12 - Leading Through Crisis show art Episode 12 - Leading Through Crisis

NRCAC Team Talk

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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Episode 11 - Mobile CACs: Part 2 show art Episode 11 - Mobile CACs: Part 2

NRCAC Team Talk

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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Episode 10 - Mobile CACs: Part 1 show art Episode 10 - Mobile CACs: Part 1

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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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Episode 9 - School Engagement and the H.E.A.R.T. Program show art Episode 9 - School Engagement and the H.E.A.R.T. Program

NRCAC Team Talk

The majority of children seen at CACs are of school age, so what can we do to engage schools in the healing process while respecting the privacy of victims and their families? Nicole Ledoux and Meghan Noyes from the Granite State Children's Alliance join us this episode to discuss the New Hampshire state chapter's efforts to connect CACs with schools to support victims with their Helping Ensure Appropriate Response to Trauma (H.E.A.R.T.) Program.

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Episode 8 - Peer Review for Forensic Interviewers show art Episode 8 - Peer Review for Forensic Interviewers

NRCAC Team Talk

Flashback! This episode, we're releasing the first ever pilot we recorded for this podcast, an interview with Bethany Cottrell, former Executive Director of Merrimack County Advocacy Center in New Hampshire, on Peer Review for Forensic Interviewers. Bethany joins us to discuss the importance of Peer Review, as well as how CACs in New Hampshire have structured Peer Review on the local and statewide levels.

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Episode 7 - Cultural Competency and Implicit Bias show art Episode 7 - Cultural Competency and Implicit Bias

NRCAC Team Talk

Conversations about cultural competency and implicit bias are difficult to have, but are crucial to effectively working on cases and within the MDT. Rashida Cartwright-Thigpen and Dr. Beth Reiman, Co-Chairs of the Cultural Competency Workgroup at the Children's Advocacy Center at Westchester Institute for Human Development, join us this month to talk about their work in establishing a committed, focused, and ongoing conversation about culture and bias in their CAC.

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Episode 6 - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion show art Episode 6 - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

NRCAC Team Talk

What is the difference between equity and equality? What does it mean to provide true access to services for all children, and how can we get there? The Equity Council, developed by Midwest Regional Children's Advocacy Center, is committed to fostering a culture of equity in the CAC movement. Councilmembers Corey Brodsky and Leigha Shoup join us to discuss what diversity, equity, and inclusion mean in the context of CACs and their crucial role in seeing children, families, CAC staff, and communities thrive.

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Episode 5 - Youth with Problematic Sexual Behaviors show art Episode 5 - Youth with Problematic Sexual Behaviors

NRCAC Team Talk

CACs and MDTs often encounter cases involving a child who acts out against another child. While the CAC model is well-suited to respond to these cases, teams struggle to develop programs to effectively identify and respond to Youth with Problematic Sexual Behaviors. Leslie Slingsby of Mission Kids Child Advocacy Center sat down with us to discuss her work in developing YPSB programs.

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Episode 4 - The Coaching Mindset show art Episode 4 - The Coaching Mindset

NRCAC Team Talk

How can we as leaders empower those around us and develop future leaders in the CAC world? In the latest episode of Team Talk, Tony interviews Kori Stephens of the Midwest Regional Children’s Advocacy Center about what coaching is versus what it is not, the benefits of the coaching mindset, and how to truly practice deep listening and asking powerful questions.

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Episode 3 - Tele-Mental Health show art Episode 3 - Tele-Mental Health

NRCAC Team Talk

Children and families who have experienced the effects of abuse need immediate, high quality, specialized care. However, a number of factors can stand in the way - provider availability, patient schedules, travel requirements, and more. Jennifer Rolls Reutz, MPH joins us on this episode to discuss how Tele-Mental Health can help break down barriers between this crucial mental health care and those who need it.

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Welcome to NRCAC's new podcast, Team Talk! We'll be highlighting the work of child abuse professionals around the northeast region and across the country in 15-20 minute episodes. If you have suggestions for people or programs to spotlight, please email Tony DeVincenzo at tony@nrcac.org. Stay tuned for future episodes!

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Disclaimer: This project was sponsored by NRCAC from Grant Award Number 2016-CI-FX-K003 and CFDA #16.758 awarded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Department of Justice. This project was sponsored by NRCAC from Grant Award Number 2016-CI-FX-K003 and CFDA #16.758 awarded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Department of Justice.