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  1. 1. WELCOME MIDWEST! Team MRCAC 2010 New Initiatives Briefing
  2. 2. Agenda • Meet the Team • NCA net • Journal Club • Biannual Survey • Pediatric SANE Training • THICM • Management Initiative • Website
  3. 3. Jane
  4. 4. Professional Experience • BA in social work and psychology from U of M, MA in urban planning • 35 years as a CPS worker, 3 years in CP ongoing services the balance in intake and assessment and screening the first years worked with a CP MDT and in 1985 began working with a hospital based CAC • Appointed to the MN Board of SW in 1992 , served on and as Chair of the disciplinary committee for12 years and as Chair of the Bd from 1995-1997. • Began as PD in 2003 with staff of one, Kim Martinez and an admin position, added Anne McDonald 12/2003, added Kori Tudor 1/2010 • Team MRCAC began formal division of projects, tasks 2005.
  5. 5. Kim
  6. 6. Professional Experience • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with a Master’s Degree through the School of Public Health, U of M, with a special emphasis on child abuse/neglect • Forensic interviewer/medical examiner/case manager at the Midwest Children’s Resource Center (MCRC), an accredited CAC from 1990- 2001 • Outreach Coordinator at the Midwest Regional Children’s Advocacy Center from 2001 to present
  7. 7. Anne
  8. 8. Professional Experience • BA in Social Work from Marquette University 2002 – Licensed Social Worker • Master’s of Social Work from University of St. Thomas 2011 • Member of National Association of Social Workers; Council of Social Work Education • Experience with: – Adults with SPMI – Domestic Violence/Abuse – Grief and Loss • Community educator on women’s heart health • Outreach Coordinator at the Midwest Regional Children’s Advocacy Center since 2003
  9. 9. Kori
  10. 10. Professional Experience • BA from University of Minnesota, Global Studies & French, emphasis in Human Rights & Cultural Diversity • Certificate in Web Design • 3 years experience working in non-profit management capacity (development & communications) • Director of Child Protection International (CPI), Sudanese child rights advocacy organization • Member of Minnesota International NGO Network • Outreach Coordinator at the Midwest Regional Children’s Advocacy Center from January 2010
  11. 11. What is a Regional? • Assess the community’s capacity to provide services • Develop MDT response to child abuse – CAC model • Maintain communication among community professionals • Enhance professional skills • Coordinate and provide training to MDT • Identify & develop funding • Strengthen organizational capacity of CACs • Assist with program expansion • Increase community understanding of child abuse
  12. 12. What is a Regional? Partners Collaborative Projects • National Children’s Alliance • National Chapter Summits (NCA) • National CAC training in • Regional CACs – Each one is Huntsville unique! • Medical Training Academy – NRCAC, WRCAC, SRCAC (MTA) • Native American Children’s • NCA n.e.t.Videoconference Alliance (NACA) • Tribal CAC development • Office of Juvenile Justice and • Research Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
  13. 13. What is a Regional? Training Technical Assistance • Statewide trainings • Resources • MDT training • Consultation & on-site • Regional Chapter Summit technical assistance – October 28-29th 2010 • Online resources • Grants and scholarships – NCA n.e.t. Streaming for Chapters and CACs – Webcasts – Podcasts
  14. 14. NCA n.e.t. • National videoconference program that includes peer review for medical, forensic interviewers and the multidisciplinary team • Currently we have 7 forensic interview peer review calls, 4 medical peer review calls, quarterly MDT Case Review and Spanish speaking forensic interview peer review • Beginning August 1, have 73 active sites • Bimonthly to tri-monthly education calls via videoconference and streaming
  15. 15. NCA n.e.t. • A lot of behind the scenes work goes into this program, including soliciting applications for partial funding, scheduling presenting sites for the year as well as developing schedules/agendas on a monthly basis, sending out notices, coordinating program with individual sites and bridging company • Education calls are scheduled a year in advance with time spent finding applicable topics that address the different NCA accreditation standards, different MDT disciplines and address topics of national interest and trends. National speakers are contracted with by MRCAC. We cover the consulting fees and equipment fees.
  16. 16. NCA n.e.t. • Program evaluation was conducted December 2009 which revealed that no changes were suggested for the MDT Case Review or Spanish speaking f.i. calls • Medical peer review was changed to only have two cases presented per call instead of three so that more time for discussion would be allowed • Forensic interview peer review calls were not changed in format, however, sites have been encouraged to provide more constructive feedback instead of only positive comments; need to know areas of improvement as well • Very positive comments on overall program, bridging company, moderators, coordination of program and offerings
  17. 17. NCA n.e.t. • Currently we have 67 sites. Beginning new cycle in August, we will have 73 sites: – 32 sites from MRCAC – 15 sites from SRCAC – 9 sites from NRCAC – 14 sites from WRCAC This is a collaborative project in the sense that all regionals assist with moderating and providing partial funding for their region, however, MRCAC coordinates and runs the entire program
  18. 18. Journal Club Calls • We currently have 4 different types of journal club calls available via teleconference: directors, forensic interviewers, victim advocates and mental health. • Calls are coordinated and run by the MRCAC with the other regionals assisting in moderating. • These calls are free to participants
  19. 19. Director’s Journal Club • We have 172 registered sites participating in the director’s journal club call • Calls are run on a quarterly basis (June, September, December, March) • 2 articles discussed per hour long call • Total of 5 calls/quarter
  20. 20. Forensic Interviewer Journal Club • 7 forensic interviewer journal club calls/quarter • We have 131 registered sites for this call • 2 sites present articles on each hour long call • Calls run on a quarterly basis in Jan, April, July and October
  21. 21. Victim Advocate Journal Club • We have 97 registered sites for this call • Calls are run on a quarterly basis in Feb, May, August and November • 4 calls/quarter • 2 sites present articles on each hour long call
  22. 22. Mental Health Journal Club • We have 59 registered sites for this call • Calls are run on a quarterly basis, each lasting an hour. Calls are held in Feb, May, August and November • Total of 5 calls/quarter
  23. 23. Biannual CAC Calls • Twice a year, the Outreach Coordinator calls each CAC in our region to check in to see how things are going, if the center is having any issues that they need assistance with and to give updates on what is going on in the region and/or nationally. During these calls, depending on what is happening with the individual center, customized trainings are offered and/or suggested.
  24. 24. Biannual CAC Calls • January 2010 survey done with all centers to evaluate program. • We surveyed regarding medical evaluations: 43.4% provide less than 20 exams/year with the majority of centers citing reason for non-exams as lack of medical providers or MDT chose not to have exam done-not necessary
  25. 25. Biannual CAC Calls • NCA Accreditation standards causing the most difficulty are mental health and medical evaluation • Over 75% of our centers have used the NCA n.e.t education calls and 55% have participated in journal club calls • Over 96% said they would utilize online training if available • Over 80% utilize the MRCAC website
  26. 26. Biannual CAC Calls • Most common training requests were Advanced Forensic Interview training, MDT training, Peds- SANE training and TCFBT training.
  27. 27. Customized Trainings • MRCAC offers a variety of customized trainings including multidisciplinary team training, BOD development and strategic planning, MDT strategic planning, CAC 101, cultural diversity, medical evaluations, medical issues in child abuse for the nonmedical professional, and mentoring.
  28. 28. Customized Trainings • Twice a year, the Outreach Coordinator calls each CAC in our region to check in to see how things are going, if the center is having any issues that they need assistance with and to give updates on what is going on in the region and/or nationally. During these calls, depending on what is happening with the individual center, customized trainings are offered and/or suggested.
  29. 29. Customized Trainings • Customized trainings are scheduled at the convenience of the center and trainers. The trainings are tailored to address the needs of the individual CAC. • We use trainers that have had extensive training in their respective field and area of instruction • CEUs are available for many of these trainings
  30. 30. Pediatric SANE Training • Based upon feedback during the biannual survey, the medical standard is causing great difficulty for some centers, especially rural. • More centers are starting to use SANE/SART nurses, however, these nurses need pediatric training • We plan to provide a 3 day pediatric SANE training this Fall for our region, bringing in a national pediatric SANE/SART trainer. • More to come on date, location, etc.
  31. 31. Telehealth Institute for Child Maltreatment (THICM)
  32. 32. Need for Management Training How many have schooling/training in Management? Non-profit management? How many feel comfortable in your leadership position? How many feel you would like the opportunity to enhance your leadership skills? “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” - John F. Kennedy
  33. 33. Humphrey Institute Partnership What is the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute for Public Affairs? • Established in 1936 - One of the first public universities in the nation to dedicate itself to educating individuals for public leadership • Ranked 13 in the nation • Partners with the Carlson School of Management • Public and Nonprofit Leadership Center (PNLC)
  34. 34. Humphrey Institute Partnership How does this apply to you? • New trainings led by experts! •Customized for CAC Directors & Leaders •Leadership & Strategic Management •Negotiation & Conflict Resolution •Financial Management •Board Management, and MORE!
  35. 35. Humphrey Institute Partnership Statewide Trainings/Conferences •Integrate management training into your annual statewide conference •Illinois Pilot Webcasts • Webcasts available 24/7 via the MRCAC website
  36. 36. Member login Chapter/Center Index
  37. 37. mwmember
  38. 38. Live Chat
  39. 39. Online Registration
  40. 40. Archived Calls
  41. 41. THICM website
  42. 42. THICM website
  43. 43. THICM website
  44. 44. Need Help with Your CAC’s Website? Give me a call… •Interactive web design •Search Engine Optimization (SEO) •Google Analytics •Fuel Team Help/ CMS Training
  45. 45. THANK YOU! Jane Braun – jane.braun@childrensmn.org - 651-220-6802 Kim Martinez – kim.martinez@childrensmn.org - 612-759-9344 Anne McDonald – anne.mcdonald@childrensmn.org - 651-220-7009 Kori Tudor – kori.tudor@childrensmn.org - 651-220-6784