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Western Regional Children's Advocacy Center

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The Western Regional Children's Advocacy Center (WRCAC) is committed to supporting communities and tribes to develop and enhance multidisciplinary teams (MDT) and local programs, such as child advocacy centers (CAC), to better respond to child abuse and neglect and, at the same time, deliver training and technical assistance (TTA) to strengthen existing investigative MDTs, CACs, and state chapters of the National Children's Alliance (NCA) in the 13 western states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

Provider Organization

Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego 
Award Information: 2019-CI-FX-K002


The WRCAC will provide TTA and web-based resources to develop and strengthen state chapters of the National Children's Alliance, CACs, and MDTs in the 13 Western states. WRCAC will call upon expert staff and consultants, in collaboration with state chapters, VOCAA-funded partners, and leading CACs in the area to support, mentor, train, and coach communities, including Tribal and Alaskan Native communities, to establish effective multidisciplinary responses to child abuse and neglect.


  • Administrative Staff
  • Child Abuse Professionals
  • CAC Directors
  • Child Protection Workers
  • Interested Community Leaders
  • Forensic Interviewers
  • Law Enforcement Officers
  • MDT facilitators
  • Medical Providers
  • Mental Health Clinicians
  • Prosecutors
  • State Chapter Directors
  • Victim Advocates

While targeted at the Western region, many resources are available nationwide and internationally.


Interested community leaders and child abuse professionals, including state chapter directors, CAC directors, MDT facilitators, medical providers, law enforcement officers, child protection workers, prosecutors, mental health clinicians, victim advocates, and forensic interviewers.



WRCAC Products: 

  • Building Trauma-Informed Children’s Advocacy Centers: Resource Guide (2022)
  • Trauma-Informed Care and Practice in a CAC Setting Webinar Series (2020) 
  • Telemental Health Issue Briefs 
  • Telemental Health Resource Center 
  • WRCAC Roundup 

Products developed in collaboration with our RCAC partners:

  • Multidisciplinary Team Facilitator Training Guide (2022)
  • TTA Brief: Beyond Case Review (2021)
  • Victim Advocacy Guidelines (2020) 
  • Role of the Victim Advocate Video (2020)

  • Abuse and Neglect
  • Child Advocacy/Protection
  • Evidence-based Practices
  • Maltreatment
  • Mental Health
  • Trauma

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Date Published: October 14, 2020