Webinars & Videos



Children of the River CAC: Journey to Accreditation

Key staff from the Children of the River CAC discuss their development of a Tribal CAC and their journey to NCA accreditation in a panel moderated by NCARC’s Maegan Rides At The Door.




Trauma-Informed Care and Practice in a CAC Setting

This three-part webinar series focuses on the effects of trauma on children and how to implement trauma-informed practices in a Children’s Advocacy Center.

Trauma 101 and Trauma-Informed Practice by CAC and MDT Professionals

In this introductory webinar, Al Killen-Harvey, LCSW (Chadwick Center for Children & Families) introduces terminology related to trauma and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), and builds the skills of professionals working with children who have experienced trauma.

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Ensuring Children's Advocacy Centers are Trauma-Informed Organizations

In the second webinar, Melissa Bernstein, PhD (Chadwick Center for Children and Families, ACTS Project) discusses the framework for systems change that incorporates trauma-informed decision-making and responses by organizations that serve children and families who have experienced trauma.

Download the Powerpoint ACTS Trauma-Informed Care Menu ACTS Toolkit Implementation Planning Form  

Assessing and Improving Trauma-Informed Care in Children's Advocacy Centers

In the third webinar of the series, Jennifer Hossler, MSW (Project Intersect) reviews the use of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) Trauma-Informed Organizational Assessment (TIOA) tool for assessment of a children’s advocacy center. Jennifer discusses how changes in the organization can improve staff skills and services provided to children and families who have experienced trauma.


Download the Powerpoint NCTSN Trauma-Informed Juvenile Court Self-Assessment NCTSN Trauma-Informed Organizational Assessment (TIOA) Informational Packet


For more resources on telemental health, visit our Telemental Health Resource Center.

Getting Started with Tele-Mental Health

The Medical University of South Carolina developed a mini-webinar along with a tip sheet for CACs and clinicians transitioning to telemental health delivery services in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The 10 minute mini-webinar provides a snapshot of everything to consider when starting telemental health. These resources are available in both English and Spanish. 


Tele-Mental Health Webinar Series

Learn about tele-mental health options for delivering trauma-informed, evidence-based mental health services.  This five-part webinar series is presented by the WRCAC Rural Mental Health project in partnership with Midwest Regional Children’s Advocacy Center and the National Children’s Advocacy Center. 

The Science of Tele-Mental Health - February 28th 2019

Speakers: Charles Wilson and Jennifer Rolls-Reutz (WRCAC), and Molly Molloy (Butte Child Evaluation Center and Anaconda Children’s Advocacy Center, Montana)

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Introductory webinar on what the research evidence says and why we should consider using tele-mental health.

Delivering TF-CBT via Tele-Mental Health - March 14th and April 4th 2019

Speakers: Regan Stewart and Meg Wallace (Medical University of South Carolina)

Part 1 – March 14 | Click here to view the recorded webinar

Learn how Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy has been used via tele-health with underserved youth and youth in rural and frontier communities.

Part 2 – April 4  | Click here to view the recorded webinar

Engaging Schools in TF-CBT – How to form relationships with schools and practical considerations for delivering tele-mental health in schools.

Tele-Mental Health: The Clinician’s Perspective - July 10th 2019

Speakers: Al Killen-Harvey and Chris Walsh (WRCAC)

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Issues clinicians need to consider when practicing tele-mental health, such as adapting a model to work remotely, clinical supervision, safety, ethics, and risk reduction.

The Challenges of Tele-Mental Health: Technology & Licensure - September 18th 2019

Speakers:  Josh Kohrumel (Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego) and Jonathan Neufeld (Great Plains Telehealth Resource and Assistance Center)

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Practical considerations of implementing tele-mental health, including technology (hardware, software, bandwidth, HIPAA), and licensure issues surrounding practicing across state lines.



Role of the Victim Advocate

This video was created by Northeast Regional Children’s Advocacy Center in collaboration with Western Regional Children’s Advocacy Center as a training and orientation tool for both incoming and current multidisciplinary team (MDT) members. This video highlights the importance of victim advocates, what victim advocates do for children and families, and the role of the victim advocate on the MDT.