The task of facilitating a multidisciplinary team can be incredibly rewarding, but is not without its challenges. Playing a vital role on the team, a skilled Facilitator can help the MDT to function smoothly and efficiently. From navigating conflict to ensuring the best possible services for children and families, a facilitator often has to wear many hats. This training is aimed at building capacity within the Team Facilitator role and supporting them in what is often an isolated position.
GOALS OF THIS TRAINING
- Enhance skills as facilitators of team meetings and ongoing team communication and relationships
- Enhance participatory discussion that involves all team members
- Gain insight into and strategies for identifying system issues that impact cases and team dynamics
- Promote collaborative decision-making and healthy, productive methods of addressing conflict
Participants are expected to attend all sessions in full and complete all pre-work and between session assignments. Please see the schedule for 2023 below.
Orientation (virtual): June 28, 2023
Intensive #1 (in-person): July 18-20, 2023
Intensive #2 (in-person): September 19-21, 2023
(2) Coaching calls (virtual) in between intensives
Applications closed. Applicants will be notified of the status of their application between May 30 - June 2, 2023.
Registration is limited to 20 participants and priority is given to registrants who demonstrate they are currently responsible for facilitation of team multidisciplinary meetings as well as ongoing team coordination and communication. Due to limited availability and high demand for this course, it is required that those who apply attend the training in its entirety. There is no cost for this training, and NRCAC will cover travel and lodging costs.
TEAM FACILITATOR TRAINING 2.0 FACULTY
Tony DeVincenzo, M.A.
Tony is a Training Specialist with Northeast Regional Children's Advocacy Center. He has previously served as the Director of Programs/MDT Coordinator for Deirdre’s House, the Child Advocacy Center for Morris County, NJ. Prior to his employment at the CAC, Tony served 25 years in law enforcement, a majority of which involved investigating crimes against children. During that time, he also served as forensic interviewer and was an active member of the Morris County MDT. Tony retired as a Lieutenant from the Prosecutor’s Office after supervising the Sex Crimes/Child Endangerment Unit, Megan’s Law Unit, and the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. In addition to his law enforcement and CAC roles, Tony has been an adjunct faculty member in the Criminal Justice Department at County College of Morris and Rutgers University, and the Child Advocacy Program at Montclair University. He has trained on a variety of topics including child abuse investigations, forensic interviewing of children, and the CAC/MDT model. Tony has been an active member of the New Jersey State Chapter and recently served as Board President. Tony@nrcac.org
Kori Stephens, MPH, ACC
Kori is a culture curator, leadership coach, organizational consultant, and wholeness revolutionary. Her mission is to amplify the resilience of communities by empowering radically aligned leaders. Kori dedicated 11 years of her career to the child abuse field at the Midwest Regional CAC serving as a strategic advisor, organizational consultant, trainer, facilitator and leadership coach. She believes that leading people is both a responsibility and a gift that requires a deep commitment to personal growth and evolution. In 2020, Kori launched Resonance Rising to support her mission through consulting, coaching and the development of the Resonant Leader Lab. For more on Kori and her work visit www.resonancerising.org.
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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.