National Children's Advocacy Center

Medical Training Academy and Legal Training Academy: Concurrent Course

November 3 - 5, 2016
Huntsville, Alabama
Target Audience: This concurrent training is designed for healthcare providers (physicians, nurse practitioners, sexual assault nurse examiners and physician assistants) who provide medical evaluations for suspected victims of child abuse AS WELL AS prosecutors or child protection attorneys handling criminal or civil cases of child abuse. This training is not intended for nurses or other healthcare providers whose role is to assist the examiner. 
Medical Training Academy: The healthcare providers' role in the MDT-CAC model as well as the medical evaluation of child sexual abuse and physical abuse will be presented. Case-based scenarios will be used to facilitate discussion of signficance of findings and documentation. The process of preparing for court will be presented by a prosecuting attorney followed by a mock court session in conjunction with attendees of Legal Training Academy. 

Legal Training Academy: Basic medical information commonly encountered in child abuse cases will be presented by a child abuse pediatrician. A prosecuting attorney will discuss how the medical information can be used in the preparation for court cases and describe strategies for meeting with medical witnesses and preparing for defense experts. The course will conclude with a mock trial workshop involving teams of medical and legal participants.
Thursday, 9:45 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. Friday, 8:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

Embassy Suites Hotel

800 Monroe Street



Huntsville, AL 35801




Room Block: NCAC Medical and Legal Training Academy

Room Rate: $89.00 (plus tax) nightly. Deadline is October 2, 2016



Overnight parking is $6.72
Internet is $9.95 in sleeping rooms

$199 individual registration
$199 team registration (medical and prosecutor from the same jurisdiction)
Deadline is October 19, 2016
Preference will be given to multi-disciplinary teams (medical provider and attorney from same jurisdiction) applications, however individuals can register to attend.


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