The Southern Regional Children's Advocacy Center (SRCAC) provides TTA to child abuse professionals in communities to support the growth and improvement of coordinated multidisciplinary responses to child abuse. The project's goals are to:
- Develop and strengthen the multidisciplinary approach to the investigation, prosecution, and treatment of child abuse cases.
- Increase the number of communities using the CAC model to respond to child abuse.
- Support the work of state chapters of CACs within their respective states.
- Increase coordination among victims of child abuse programs to improve utilization of resources.
National Children’s Advocacy Center
SRCAC provides TTA through national, regional, and state conferences; information dissemination; onsite TA and team training; multidisciplinary and discipline-specific training; use of innovative technology and learning platforms; CAC leadership development; and chapter development to strengthen state networks and develop new programs.
- Child Protection and Advocacy Professionals
- Child Welfare Personnel
- Law Enforcement
- Mental Health Professionals
- State Chapter Organizations
- Tribal Community
- Victim Advocates
Child abuse professionals associated with a multidisciplinary team or CAC and state chapter organizations in Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, DC.
Through the SRCAC project, NCAC provides customized TTA, conference and workshop presentations, scholarship opportunities, webinars, and other learning experiences to professionals and leadership at CAC and state chapter organizations and for multidisciplinary teams and facilitators within the Southern region of the United States. Specific products include: Board of Directors Blueprint (self-paced online learning); video series on secondary traumatic stress; Chapter Readiness Guides series (guides for state chapter organizations); Facilitative Learning Leadership Collaborative for MDTs (live training); Advanced Topics in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (live training); and What Executive Directors Need to Know About Direct Service Provision (live training); and Chapter MDT Community of Practice (peer group). SRCAC has also collaborated with the three other regional CACs to produce two guides: "Beyond Case Review: The Value of the Role of Team Facilitator in the MDT/CAC Model" and "Victim Advocacy Guidelines."
- Preventing Child Abuse, Neglect, and Victimization