In April, NCAC Executive Director, Chris Newlin, delivered the plenary presentation at the 2014 West Virginia Child Abuse Network Conference, in Morgantown, WV, titled, “Value and Impact of the Children’s Advocacy Center Model.” Chris also presented the workshops, “Best Practices When Investigating Multi-victim Child Abuse Cases,” and “Grooming: Making You See What I Want You to See and Believe,” at the 6th Annual Bivona Summit on Child Abuse in Rochester, NY.
Chris also traveled to St. Charles, MO to present the workshops, “What They Can Tell Us and What We Need: The Intersection of Children’s Abilities to Disclose and the MDT’s Need for Information,” and, “Grooming: Making You See What I Want You to See and Believe,” at the 10th Annual Interventions Conference.
Also in April, Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange held a press conference at the NCAC for Crime Victims’ Rights Week and spoke about the positive impact of child advocacy centers and multi-disciplinary teams.
In April, NCAC Senior Trainer, Linda Cordisco Steele, traveled to Charlotte, NC to conduct Extended Forensic Interview Training. Linda also conducted Forensic Interviewing of Children Training in New York, NY. NCAC Trainer, Andra Chamberlin, presented a workshop at the One Loud Voice conference in Jackson, MS titled, “Poly-victimization and the Need for a Comprehensive Interview.” Andra also presented four workshops at the MINCA 4th Annual MDT Professional Development Conference in Traverse City, MI.