Multidisciplinary Team Academy

Multidisciplinary Team Academy is a two day training designed to facilitate team development, enhance team skills and team relationships. Teams must have core representation from CAC Director, Child Protective Services, Law Enforcement and Prosecution/DA. Other team members should include representation from Victim Advocacy, Mental Health, Medical, Team Coordinator, Forensic Interviewer or CAC Staff. Each team in attendance should consists of 6-7 team members.

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  • Building team ground rules
  • Case flow charts
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Team development model
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • CAC standards
  • Protocols
  • Team building
  • Conflict resolution
  • Team member orientation


  • A better understanding of team members’ and disciplines’ roles and responsibilities;
  • How teams coordinate their efforts for more successful outcomes for children
  • How team members balance agency commitment with team commitment
  • An action plan of the next steps to further the development of the team and/or CAC.
  • An opportunity to create or improve their investigative process and working relationships with the assistance of a knowledgeable facilitator.


John Alderson
John is the director for Resources for Change, Inc., a training and consulting group that provides organizational development and consulting with public and private agencies.  He has focused his work intensively on comprehensive interdisciplinary child sexual abuse programs.  John has over 25 years of clinical experience with individuals, couples, families and groups.  John has provided training for the U.S. Air Force and Army Family Advocacy Programs, National Resource Center on Child Sexual Abuse, National Children’s Alliance, all four Regional Children’s Advocacy Centers as well as many Departments of Social Services/Mental Health/Youth Services, and Law Enforcement Agencies throughout the United States.


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Please note: NRCAC staff is able to provide training to the northeast region - Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont. If you have a request for training and you are outside of the northeast region, please contact your region for guidance.




No single discipline can
adequately respond
to an allegation of
child abuse.