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Children's Advocacy Centers: A Model for Improving the System's Response to Child Abuse (Skills Seminar A)
The workshop presents an overview of the Children's Advocacy Center model for investigation and intervention in child abuse cases, including center start-up issues, building support from the community, and meeting the standards of the National Children's Alliance. Additionally, the session provides information on developing a facility-based, child-friendly, multidisciplinary approach to the investigation, treatment, and prevention of child abuse cases. Emphasis is placed on the importance of as well as mechanisms to employ in building consensus among law enforcement, child protective services, prosecution, mental health, medical services, and victim advocacy.
Nancy Chandler, A.C.S.W.
National Children's Alliance
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