Check the Bureau of Labor Statistics and BLS Data Finder sites for compensation data specific to your area.
Children's Advocacy Center Staffing and Salary Survey - the National Children's Alliance conducted this survey to collect data on compensation, benefits, workloads, and related topics impacting the Children's Advocacy Center (CAC) workforce.
Considerations for Hosting In-Person Training from the Western Regional CAC provides a list of questions and issues to consider when determining whether or not to host an in-person training or event during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Toolkit for Re-emerging CACs provides guidance on cleaning and disinfecting your center, a sample operational protocol, and other information gathered from OSHA and the CDC.
Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs) are being recognized in an increasing number of communities across the country as the preferred model for responding to child abuse. CACs are hubs for the work of law enforcement, child protection workers, medical professionals, mental health practitioners, advocates, prosecutors and child advocacy center staff for child abuse cases. With this growth in status and numbers comes the responsibility for CACs to be fully prepared with contingency plans to continue providing critical services in unusual circumstances.
It is our intent that the contents of this manual guide and inform the efforts Children’s Advocacy Centers in establishing their own disaster plans. All communities are different and the responses to similar circumstances may vary widely depending upon location and resources but we hope this document will assist CACs in initiating their own work to prepare for the possibility of a natural disaster. Download a free copy of the Disaster Manual and Appendices.
A growing number of Children’s Advocacy Centers are incorporating dogs or other animals into their centers. There are a variety of approaches: comfort animals, therapy animals, and courthouse dogs. There are differences in the purpose, training, and use of these animals. Centers that are considering adding an animal should carefully consider how to incorporate the animal into their services. Outlining recommended practices for integrating a facility dog into your CAC, this Manual was created in collaboration with Courthouse Dogs Foundation.
The Human Resources Toolkit for Nonprofit Children's Advocacy Centers
Healthy organizational practices related to human resources (HR) are essential for any nonprofit. However, children’s advocacy centers (CACs) have nuances due to the unique nature of the CAC model that makes HR even more complex. Whether you’re a new CAC executive director trying to get your feet on the ground with essential HR practices or a seasoned executive looking to take your CAC’s HR practices to the next level, this HR toolkit is designed for you.
The HR toolkit includes an initial checklist to enhance your HR practices followed by several resources and tools, including:
- Hiring Guide
- Interview Questions
- Orientation & Onboarding
- Supervision at CACs
- Samples: Standard Human Resource Document Templates
Each tool is designed to provide you with concrete, useful information to hire, manage, and retain a team to help you achieve your mission to serve children and families impacted by abuse.
Download The Human Resources Toolkit for Nonprofit Children's Advocacy Centers.
Efficacy of the CAC Model (2016)
Robin's Story - The CAC Model (with thanks to Chicago CAC for permission to publish)
The Center for Nonprofit Excellence offers free and paid webinars almost daily on a variety of topics.
NonprofitReady offers free online management training specifically targeted to nonprofits.
Nonprofit HR offers webinars focusing on HR issues in a nonprofit setting.
Check with your state's Association of Nonprofits for local training and resources.
The NCAC's Virtual Training Center (VTC) offers hundreds of courses and webinars, many of them centered around administration. You must have a login to access the VTC, but it is free to sign up. View Administration and CAC Management Courses
The Outcomes Framework, developed by SRCAC Senior Project Specialist Cym Doggett, is a framework for measuring outcomes for CACs and MDTs.