In October, NCAC Executive Director, Chris Newlin traveled to Tokyo, Japan to participate in the 16th International Symposium for Child Maltreatment Prevention. Chris presented an invited workshop titled, “The Roles of Children’s Advocacy Centers, Forensic Interviewers and Medical Doctors at the CAC, ” and participated in Panel Discussions with Dr. Amy Goldberg on “The Multidisciplinary Team Approach with Child Protection Teams in Cases of Physical Abuse and Neglect” and “The Multidisciplinary Team Approach in Cases of Sexual Abuse.” The Symposium was attended by more than 250 Japanese professionals from medical, law enforcement, child protective services, and mental health disciplines. There is significant interest in developing Children’s Advocacy Centers in Japan.
Also in October, Chris Newlin participated in the Boys and Girls Club of America Child & Club Safety National Task Force Meeting and he participated in the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation National Child Protection Advisory Committee Meeting in Baltimore, MD.
NCAC Senior Trainer, Linda Cordisco Steele conducted two Advanced Forensic Interviewing Trianings in New York, and a Forensic Interviewing of Children Training in Louisiana. NCAC Trainer, Andra Chamberlin taught Forensic Interviewing of Children Training in Pennsylvania.