National Children's Advocacy Center

International Training and Consultation

The National Children’s Advocacy Center (NCAC) was established in 1985 as the first Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) in the world. Since its inception, NCAC has served as a global model for the 950+ CACs worldwide.  The CAC model is an innovative, child-friendly program built on the coordination of a collaborative, multidisciplinary investigation of child abuse and exploitation. During the past decade the international community has increasingly implemented the Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) concept of the CAC model, and there are now CACs functioning in more than 25 countries.

NCAC provides consultation with governmental policy makers on the dynamics, development, and implementation of a coordinated MDT approach.

Let NCAC partner with you to develop a child-centered system for the investigation of child abuse and exploitation.

During the past decade the international community has increasingly implemented the Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) concept of the CAC model, and there are now CACs functioning in 25 countries.

Training and Consultation

International trainings and consultation are provided to governmental policy makers, government organizations and agencies who are providing or who are developing a multidisciplinary response to investigating child sexual abuse, severe physical abuse, and children who witness violent crimes. NCAC's trainings are created using the latest evidence-based research. All trainings and consultation are based on currently accepted best practices, and can be customized to meet the needs of individual communities or countries.

All international trainings are provided in the home country of those seeking training.

International Trainings

  • Multidisciplinary Response to Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation
  • Multidisciplinary Team Development
  • Forensic Interviewing of Children Training
  • Extended Forensic Interview Training
  • Supervising Forensic Interviewers

Training Descriptions

Important Note: All trainings are delivered in English

Costs

Fees for training and consultation are based on a flat-rate, which fluctuates with the length and nature of what is requested, plus travel expenses. All contracts and fees are negotiated prior to the training or technical assistance. For more information, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

NCAC International Trainers

Chris Newlin, MS, LPC

  • Executive Director of NCAC since 2005
  • Over the past ten years, has provided training in more than ten countries throughout the world
  • Has worked in CACs since 1999
  • Regular presenter at national and international child abuse conferences
  • Active member and presenter for the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN)
  • Internationally recognized leader in the establishment of multidisciplinary teams and CACs

Linda Cordisco Steele, MEd, LPC

  • NCAC Curriculum Chair and Senior Trainer
  • Has worked in a CAC and conducted forensic interviews of children since 1993
  • Internationally recognized trainer who has conducted over 300 trainings across the U.S. and abroad
  • Areas of expertise include child forensic interviewing, child development, victim advocacy, and working within the multidisciplinary team setting

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