"Beyond Case Review: The Value of the Role of Team Facilitator in the Multidisciplinary Team/Children’s Advocacy Center Model"
Developed as a collaborative project by the four Regional Children’s Advocacy Centers, this training and technical assistance brief is intended to clarify and elevate the role of the Team Facilitator and explain its value to the efficacy of the MDT model.
These Case Review Guidelines, developed by the Northeast Regional CAC, are designed to help you plan, evaluate, and enhance your case review process.
The Field Guide for MDT Facilitators is a resource developed by the Children's Advocacy Centers of Mississippi to help define the purpose of the Team Facilitator role and provide essential skills, tools, and mindsets needed for staff to onboard to this role.
Indicators of a Healthy MDT outlines the results of a study on characteristics present in healthy MDTs.
Created by the Northeast Regional CAC, the MDT Orientation Manual assists CACs in planning for onboarding new team members and creating discipline-specific shadowing opportunities.
The NCAC's Virtual Training Center (VTC) offers hundreds of courses and webinars, many of them centered around MDTs. You must have a login to access the VTC, but it is free to sign up.
Below is a sample of MDT-specific topics:
Research to Practice: Considerations for the MDT Approach to Recantation
Creating a Trauma Informed Multidisciplinary Team
The Medical Evaluation for Sexual Abuse - What MDT Members Need to Know
Providing Leadership in a Multidisciplinary Environment
Understanding Team Effectiveness - What MDTs Can Learn from Google
These protocol development guides offer structures to consider and questions to ask yourself and your team as you develop the required protocols for NCA Accreditation.
The Regional CACs are currently working on a Fundamentals of Team Facilitation Training that will support Team Facilitators in receiving 8 hours of initial training to meet the revised 2023 accreditation standards. Until the Fundamentals Training is completed, the Regional CACs have created the following list of opportunities to help new team facilitators access training.