Under this project, the National Children’s Advocacy Center (NCAC) provides training opportunities, technical assistance, publications, and resources for child abuse response professionals.
National Children’s Advocacy Center
The NCAC’s CARE Program provides training to child abuse response professionals through a variety of multiday in-person trainings, conference presentations, blended trainings, webinars, archived webinars, recorded online trainings, and conference scholarships. Technical assistance is provided in a variety of formats by NCAC subject matter experts and the Child Abuse Library Online (CALiO) Librarian. NCAC creates fact sheets and research summaries, and provides a toolkit for victim advocates, a variety of translated materials, a continuum of learning resources for forensic interviewers, and ongoing additions to CALiO. NCAC collaborates by providing research and support for other organizations serving child abuse response professionals.
- Child Protection and Advocacy Professionals
- Child Welfare Personnel
- Court Personnel
- Juvenile Justice Specialists
- Law Enforcement
- Mental Health Professionals
- Social Services
Child abuse response professionals, other juvenile justice professionals, general public.
Through the CARE Program, NCAC has developed the Child Abuse Library Online (CALiO) online library, research summaries, and fact sheets in English and other languages. NCAC has developed over 100 recorded online trainings, blended trainings, and a variety of in-person trainings, including: Forensic Interviews at Trial: Preparation and Presentation; Building Forensic Interviewing Skills; and Conducting Child Abuse Investigations for Child Protective Services and Law Enforcement. Other products include a toolkit for victim advocates, and a guidebook for Children’s Advocacy Centers to respond to cases related to human trafficking/sexual exploitation of children.
Grant Program Manager
- Combating Human Trafficking
- Preventing Child Abuse, Neglect, and Victimization
- Supporting Prosecutors
- Supporting and Protecting Law Enforcement