In February, NCAC Executive Director, Chris Newlin facilitated two Child Protective Investigative Team (CPIT) Trainings hosted by the Tennessee Network of CACs in Martin and Henderson, TN. The trainings are designed to train Child Protective Investigative Teams, both seasoned and newly formed, in facing a multitude of obstacles and inevitable changes. The course educated these professionals regarding CPIT history, protocols, and best practices as well as addressed the complex issues faced by seasoned teams. This course works with individual CPIT teams to acquire and strengthen skills necessary for a collaborative and effective team, focusing on many areas including team building and communication. It is planned that Chris will provide these trainings in all of the CPS Districts in TN during the calendar year so all CPITs can achieve their greatest impact.
NCAC Senior Trainer, Linda Cordisco Steele, conducted a Forensic Interviewing of Children Training for the Toronto Police Service in order to prepare them for opening a new Child Youth Advocacy Center (CYAC), in Toronto Canada. This will be the first CYAC in Toronto based on the U.S.’s CAC model.