The Advocate’s Role in the Multidisciplinary Response to Child Abuse

The Advocate’s Role in the Multidisciplinary Response to Child Abuse

Start Date (Cohort #1):
May 17, 2021
Start Date (Cohort #2): TBD


This training is intended to fulfill the 24.0 hours of core training for victim advocates required in the National Children’s Alliance Standards for Accredited Members. This training covers the nine competencies set forth in those standards and will include evaluation of an increase in skills and knowledge in those attending the training.

Targeted Audience

This training is appropriate for all advocates that take part in providing the constellation of services to children that are served by a children’s advocacy center (CAC) in the western region, including victim advocates employed by the CAC, working at a partnering District Attorney’s office, and/or staff of a community-based organization.

Training Facilitators
  • Salli Kerr, State Liaison – WRCAC
  • Dana Sawyer, MSW, LCSW – WRCAC

Learning Objectives 

As a result of this training, participants will:

  1. Demonstrate an increased knowledge of the unique role of victim advocates in responding to the needs of children and families;
  2. Understand strategies to engage and empower supportive caregivers in their own healing and support of child maltreatment/abuse victims; and
  3. Increase understanding of multi-disciplinary team dynamics and implications for victim advocates as integral and active team members


This course includes four 5 hour sessions of live instruction via Zoom and approximately 4 hours of independent pre/post work to complete 24.0 hours total of instruction.

Cohort #1 | COHORT FULL
  • Session 1: May 17, 2021
  • Session 2: May 18, 2021
  • Session 3: May 24, 2021
  • Session 4: May 25, 2021

Cohort #2: Dates TBD



How to Apply
Applications for Cohort #1 are now closed.  Please check back soon for the link to apply to upcoming cohorts. 



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