Building Resilient Teams

Building Resilient Teams

Start Date
(Cohort #1): April 6, 2021
Start Date (Cohort #2): May 5, 2021



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Building Resilient Teams is an online guided discussion group to build resiliency within the MDT. Participants, with guidance from a facilitator, will review the core elements of resiliency, identify strategies to grow capacity in each element, and consider how to implement the strategies within their MDT to encourage resiliency. Up to three discussion groups will be offered regionally in 2021 to two-person teams from MDTs, with at least one individual from each team having a leadership role within the MDT to help encourage the successful implementation of new strategies.

Targeted Audience

Child abuse multidisciplinary team professionals, MDT Facilitators/Leaders. Teams of 2 individuals from each MDT will be invited, with at least one member who is in a leadership role on the MDT.

  • Vicky Gwiasda, Program Manager, WRCAC
  • Salli Kerr, State Liaison, WRCAC
  • Patty Terzian, State Liaison, WRCAC

Learning Objectives 

As a result of this training, participants will:

  1. Understand the impact of the work in the field of child abuse
  2. Understand the five core elements of resiliency
  3. Apply the concept of individual resiliency to their MDT
  4. Walk away with an action plan for building their MDT/CAC’s capacity for resiliency in at least one of the core elements.


Each cohort will meet for 7 sessions, with the first cohort beginning in March 2021. WRCAC plans to host up to three cohorts (7 sessions for each cohort) between March and September 2021.  The time commitment per month is estimated at 4 hours, which includes 15-30 minutes of pre-meeting work and 75 minutes for each meeting. For individual benefit as well as the benefit of the entire group, participants are strongly encouraged to participate in all seven sessions.

Cohort #1: 

Sessions will occur via Zoom every 1st & 3rd Tuesday from 9:00am – 10:15am PT.

    • Session 1: April 6, 2021
    • Session 2: April 20, 2021
    • Session 3: May 4, 2021
    • Session 4: May 18, 2021
    • Session 5: June 1, 2021
    • Session 6: June 15, 2021
    • Session 7: June 29, 2021*

*out of sync with 1st and 3rd Tuesday


Cohort #2: 

Sessions will occur via Zoom every 1st & 3rd Wednesday from 11:00am – 12:15pm PT.

  • Session 1: May 5, 2021
  • Session 2: May 19, 2021
  • Session 3: June 2, 2021
  • Session 4: June 16, 2021
  • Session 5: July 7, 2021
  • Session 6: July 21, 2021
  • Session 7: August 4, 2021


Cohort #3: TBA


How to Apply

The application is now open for the first two cohorts.  Click the link above to apply.  Applications are due by 5:00 pm PT on March 5, 2021. 

Each individual from your 2-person team must complete the application. You will be asked who will be applying with you from your MDT (to help us match you to your team member). Please keep in mind that at least one individual from each team should serve in an MDT leadership role, such as MDT Coordinator or Facilitator, Executive Director, or Program Manager.

Up to 18 teams of 2 representatives from a single MDT will be selected to participate in each cohort. Applicants will be notified by March 19th as to whether or not they are accepted.


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