Executive Directors (EDs) of Children's Advocacy Centers (CACs) are often in the position of having to not only manage the operations of a CAC but specifically supervise a wide variety of disciplines to ensure that programs are delivered effectively and responsibly, that programs follow established protocols and NCA Accreditation Standards, and that treatments are delivered with fidelity. Direct supervision of medical providers, mental health clinicians, victim advocates, and forensic interviewers is a substantial part of carrying out these responsibilities.
This training, held on three separate days over the course of a week, will cover the essential information that CAC EDs need to have to effectively develop, supervise, and expand direct services, particularly when EDs may not have the subject matter expertise themselves.
Specific areas to be covered in the training include supervising:
- Medical services.
- Mental Health.
- Multidisciplinary teams.
- Victim/family advocacy.
- Forensic interviewing.
Other modules will include supporting a positive organizational culture and managing secondary traumatic stress within an organization.