Resources

CHILD ABUSE LIBRARY ONLINE (CALiO)

Child Abuse Library Online (CALiO) provides a comprehensive collection of research, literature, and much more in one easy-to-use online location. CALiO is available to accredited and associate members of National Children’s Alliance.
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COMMERCIAL SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN

Commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of children are forms of sexual abuse and deserving of a multidisciplinary team (MDT) response. Many CACs are expanding their services to include a multidisciplinary team response for children who are exploited.
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MIDWEST REGIONAL CHILDREN'S ADVOCACY CENTER (MRCAC) RESOURCES

Midwest Regional CAC is committed to providing affordable, accessible, and cost-effective training methods for MDTs utilizing the latest technology and research to deliver timely, relevant, capacity-building programs.
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NATIONAL CHILDREN'S ALLIANCE RESOURCES

National Children’s Alliance (NCA) is the national association and accrediting body for Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs). Formed in 1988, NCA has been providing support, technical assistance, and quality assurance for CACs, while serving as a voice for abused children for more than 25 years.
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NATIONAL CHILDREN'S ADVOCACY CENTER (NCAC) RESOURCES

The National Children's Advocacy Center is a non-profit organization that provides training, prevention, and treatment services to fight child abuse and neglect.
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SUCCESSION PLANNING

Succession planning is an important piece of CAC management practices.  A succession plan outlines a leadership development and emergency succession plan for the CAC, and reflects its commitment to sustaining a healthy, functioning organization.  Succession planning is included in the NCA 2017 Standards for Accreditation (Organizational Capacity):  The CAC has a written succession plan to insure the orderly transition and continuance of operation of the CAC.  The following is a list of some online resources for CACs.
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VICARIOUS TRAUMA

NRCAC supports and encourages the training and education of CAC staff and MDT members on the issue of Vicarious Trauma. In an effort to prevent burnout and build resiliency in child abuse organizations, the following is a list of resources and materials available to CACs and MDTs. The resources provided are not an exhaustive list and more may be added in the future. Additionally, many are links to outside websites, which may, from time to time, update their content.
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VICTIM ADVOCACY

Please visit this page to find out more about in-person and on-line training opportunities.
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guidance to assist us at the individual CAC’s to strive for excellence and possess the
necessary tools to
respond to the
complex and diverse needs of our MDT
partners, community challenges and growth.