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    • 19 Mar 2018
    • 31 Dec 2018
    • Multiple dates & locations
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    Please complete this application to be considered for a spot at an upcoming 3-Day Forensic Interviewing Training.
    DO NOT sign up for FI training on PAAM's website!

    How does this application process work?
    The CACs of Michigan are guaranteed a certain number of spots at each training for CAC interviewers. Spots will only be given out to people that have completed this application. If there are more current applicants than there are spots, applicants will be filtered based on time on waiting list and description of need.

    Who should fill out this application?
    This application should be filled out by CAC staff requiring completion of PAAM's 3-Day Forensic Interviewing Training in order to complete their job requirements. If you are a CAC director/supervisor, you may also fill out this application for a person on your staff. 

    If your CAC needs more than one spot, please fill out the application once for each applicant.

    When and where is the next training?
    You can view PAAM's training calendar here. Please keep in mind, you are not guaranteed a spot at the next training by filling out this application. You will be contacted by CACMI staff regarding your application status.

    What does it mean that the application is "rolling"?
    You only need to fill out the application once. Your name is only taken off of the list once you have had the chance to attend a FI training. Do not fill out this application more than once for the same applicant.

    I filled out the application. What now? Should I also sign up for the FI training on PAAM's website? 
    DO NOT sign up for FI training on PAAM's website. You will be contacted by CACMI staff regarding your application status.

    • 12 Aug 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • 16 Aug 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Dallas, TX
    Registration is closed


    CACMI is offering 32 scholarships to the
    2018 Dallas Crimes Against Children Conference! 

    This will be a great opportunity to network with and learn from other child abuse experts and multidisciplinary professionals from across the country while simultaneously getting to know your Michigan CAC colleagues better....all while in the Lonestar State!

    Conference Details:
    August 13 - 16, 2018
    Dallas, Texas
    Learn more about the conference here.

    What do scholarships cover? 
    Scholarships include the conference registration fee and hotel for 4 nights (check in August 12th, check out August 16th) for ONE attendee.  

    What costs will my CAC be responsible for?
    Each respective CAC is responsible for travel costs and meals & incidentals. Please note that breakfast is provided at the conference each day, but lunch and dinner are NOT provided.

    How will MINCA decide who receives a scholarship?
    Each CAC is allotted ONE scholarship for ONE attendee. The CAC will decide what staff member attends the conference. Should some CACs decline to apply for a scholarship, CACs that did apply may be able to send more than one person. If you are able to send more than one person, please indicate this on your application. Extra spots will be distributed by way of lottery system.

    Should I go ahead and register for the conference, book my hotel, and airfare?
    DO NOT register for the conference. We will register for you. DO NOT book a hotel room. That has already been done for you. You may go ahead and book airfare/ground transportation for ONE person. Please wait until you have heard if there are extra spots to send more than one person before you book travel for a second person.

    Is there a deadline for applying?
    The deadline to complete this scholarship application is Sunday, April 29. No late applications will be accepted.

    What am I committing to by completing this scholarship application?
    You are committing to:
    A) Sending one representative from your CAC to the conference
    B) Funding your attendee's travel costs and meal & incidentals 

    • Please DO NOT apply for a scholarship if you are unsure whether or not you have funding for your attendee's travel costs and meal & incidentals. 

    Okay, I applied. Now what?
    If you are awarded a scholarship, you will be contacted with further instructions. If you like, you may go ahead and book airfare/ground transportation for ONE person. Please wait until you have heard if there are extra spots to send more than one person before you book travel for a second person.



    • 29 Aug 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • CAN Council GLBR, 1311 N. Michigan Ave, Saginaw, MI
    Register

    Advanced Forensic Interview Training
    & Expert Peer Review: 
    "Interviewing Victims of Child Pornography & Technology-Facilitated Abuse"

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    Agenda

    9:30- 12:30pm - Advanced FI Workshop: "Interviewing Victims of Child Pornography & Technology-Facilitated Abuse"

    12:30 - 1:30pm - Lunch with Presenter Q&A

    1:30 - 4:30pm - Peer Review Facilitated by Presenter


    Presenter: Catherine Connell (FBI)

    Catherine S. Connell is a state licensed Clinical Social Worker. Ms. Connell is currently employed with the FBI as a Child/Adolescent Forensic Interviewer with the Office of Victim Assistance.  She provides interviews, consultation and training for FBI Agents, Assistant United States Attorney’s, and other federal, state and international law enforcement.  Ms. Connell has been qualified as an expert witness on multiple subjects in civil and criminal cases, in Federal and local jurisdictions. Ms. Connell has coauthored and published “Interviewing Compliant Adolescent Victims” and “A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words: Incorporating Child Pornography Images in the Forensic Interview”.

    When: Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 9:30am - 4:30pm

    Where: CAN Council GLBR, 1311 N. Michigan Ave, Saginaw, MI

    Who: CAC staff and MDT members that regularly conduct forensic interviews at a CAC are welcome to attend.

    Cost: $17 (Includes boxed lunch, coffee, water, & snack as well as certificate of attendance!)

    If you are traveling 50+ miles to attend this training, you are eligible for a hotel room paid for by CACMI on the night before the training. Please indicate your interest in being considered for a hotel room on the registration form. CACMI will contact you with the details of your hotel reservation.

    If you need a hotel room, YOU MUST REGISTER AND MAKE PAYMENT BY AUGUST 16 at 5PM!

    If you do not need a hotel room, YOU MUST REGISTER AND MAKE PAYMENT BY AUGUST 27 at 5PM!

    Cancellation: If you need to cancel your registration,  please email us at admin@cacmi.org. Cancellation must be made by August 27 at 5pm in order to receive a refund.


    • 11 Oct 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • CAC of Ottawa County, 12125 Union Street, Holland, MI
    Register

    Advanced Forensic Interview Training
    & Expert Peer Review: 
    "Testifying as an Expert Witness"

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    Agenda

    9:30- 12:30pm - Advanced FI Workshop: "Testifying as an Expert Witness"

    12:30 - 1:30pm - Lunch with Presenter Q&A

    1:30 - 4:30pm - Peer Review Facilitated by Presenter(s)

    Forensic Interview Specialist, Amy S. Allen of Homeland Security Investigations and Assistant Deputy Attorney General, Deborah Carley from the Attorney General’s Office of Michigan will provide a training on testifying as an expert witness in court.  This training will be focused on testifying as an expert on the cases where you have conducted a forensic interview of a child in your center.  The presenters will provide scenarios, actual question and answer format and take questions from the trainees on experiences that they have encountered in court either from a prosecutor or defense counsel.

    Presenters: Amy Allen (HSI) & Deborah Carley (Attorney General's Office)

    Amy Allen has degrees in Behavioral Science and Psychology with a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice.  Over the last 24 years Amy has become an expert in forensic interviewing and its national and international protocols conducting over 6000 forensic interviews and testifying in court on over 300 occasions as an expert witness.

    Amy was the Director and Lead Forensic Interviewer in Oakland County from 1993-2008. In 2008, Amy took a job with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as a Forensic Interview Specialist.  With DHS she works cases involving child exploitation, human trafficking and human rights violations.  Amy lectures frequently to law enforcement, children’s protective services, judges, and the community on child exploitation and human trafficking. 

    Amy was invited in 2007 by The Department of Justice to travel to the Republic of Moldova to assist in the writing of legislation for four neighboring countries on child abuse crimes.  Amy has been to Rwanda to interview victims of the 1994 genocide and recently to Cambodia, South Africa, Manila, Cebu, Cameroon, England and Haiti to interview victims on child sex tourism cases.

    When: Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 9:30am - 4:30pm

    Where: Children's Advocacy Center of Ottawa County, 12125 Union Street, Holland, MI

    Who: CAC staff and MDT members that regularly conduct forensic interviews at a CAC are welcome to attend.

    Cost: $17 (Includes boxed lunch, coffee, water, & snack as well as certificate of attendance!)

    If you are traveling 50+ miles to attend this training, you are eligible for a hotel room paid for by CACMI on the night before the training. Please indicate your interest in being considered for a hotel room on the registration form. CACMI will contact you with the details of your hotel reservation. 

    If you are requesting a hotel room, YOU MUST REGISTER AND MAKE PAYMENT BY SEPTEMBER 23 at 5PM!

    If you are not requesting a hotel room, YOU MUST REGISTER AND MAKE PAYMENT BY OCTOBER 9 at 5PM!

    Cancellation: If you need to cancel your registration,  please email us at admin@cacmi.org. Cancellation must be made by October 9 at 5pm in order to receive a refund.


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19 Jan 2018 MINCA January Board Meeting
03 Nov 2017 MINCA November Board Meeting
20 Oct 2017 Collaborate Database Training - Grand Rapids
18 Oct 2017 Collaborate Database Training - Roscommon
17 Oct 2017 Collaborate Database Training - Detroit
11 Oct 2017 Northern Michigan Mobile CAC Tribal/MDT Training
02 Oct 2017 Building Resiliency in CACs/MDTs - Gratiot County
29 Sep 2017 Building Resiliency in CACs/MDTs - Calhoun County
26 Sep 2017 Building Resiliency in CACs/MDTs - Isabella County
22 Sep 2017 Building Resiliency in CACs/MDTs - Saginaw County
21 Sep 2017 Building Resiliency in CACs/MDTs - Bay & Arenac Counties
11 Sep 2017 MINCA Board Meeting
21 Jun 2017 MINCA Forensic Interview Peer Review Session
22 May 2017 Building Resiliency in CACs/MDTs - Sanilac County
12 May 2017 MI Chapter National Children's Board Meeting
11 May 2017 Building Resiliency in CACs/MDTs - Bluewater Area CAC
09 May 2017 MINCA Forensic Interview Peer Review Session
24 Apr 2017 Michigan Chapter of the National Children's Alliance CAC/MDT Conference
24 Apr 2017 2017 MINCA Conference Exhibitor Application
29 Mar 2017 Building Resiliency in CACs/MDTs - IMSAFE CAC
20 Mar 2017 MI Chapter National Children's Alliance Board Meeting & Child Advocacy Day
06 Mar 2017 MINCA Open House
06 Mar 2017 MINCA Strategic Planning
23 Feb 2017 Building Resiliency in CACs/MDTs - Northern Michigan Mobile & Safe and Sound CACs
08 Feb 2017 Building Resiliency in CACs/MDTs - Lapeer County
26 Jan 2017 Building Resiliency in CACs/MDTs - Kids-TALK (Detroit)
25 Jan 2017 Building Resiliency in CACs/MDTs - Kids-TALK (Southgate)
20 Jan 2017 Board Boot Camp - IM SAFE CAC
13 Dec 2016 MINCA Forensic Interview Peer Review Session
30 Nov 2016 Building Resiliency in CACs/MDTs - Muskegon County
21 Nov 2016 Building Resiliency in CACs/MDTs - Berrien County
18 Nov 2016 Building Resiliency in CACs/MDTs - Tuscola County
16 Nov 2016 MINCA Forensic Interview Peer Review Session
04 Nov 2016 MI Chapter National Children's Alliance Annual Meeting
25 Oct 2016 Building Resiliency in MDTs - Traverse Bay CAC/MDT
12 Sep 2016 MI Chapter National Children's Alliance Board Meeting
08 Sep 2016 MINCA Forensic Interview Peer Review Session
16 Aug 2016 Northern Michigan Mobile CAC Extended Forensic Interview Training
10 Jun 2016 MI Chapter National Children's Alliance Sub-Grant Instruction Webinar
19 May 2016 MI Chapter National Children's Alliance Board Meeting
18 Apr 2016 Michigan Chapter of the National Children's Alliance CAC/MDT Conference
05 Apr 2016 MI Chapter National Children's Alliance VOCA Grant Training Day
17 Mar 2016 MI Chapter National Children's Alliance Board Meeting
02 Dec 2015 MDT Response to Missing & Exploited Children
19 Nov 2015 MINCA Forensic Interview Peer Review Session
06 Nov 2015 MI Chapter National Children's Alliance Annual and Board Meeting
21 Sep 2015 MI Chapter National Children's Alliance Board Meeting
27 Aug 2015 MINCA Forensic Interview Peer Review Session
15 Jun 2015 MINCA Forensic Interview Peer Review Session
12 Jun 2015 MI Chapter National Children's Alliance Board Meeting
20 Apr 2015 Michigan Chapter of the National Children's Alliance CAC/MDT Conference
20 Mar 2015 Washtenaw CAC Vicarious Trauma Training
19 Mar 2015 MI Chapter National Children's Alliance Board Meeting
30 Jan 2015 MI Chapter National Children's Alliance Board Meeting
17 Nov 2014 MI Chapter National Children's Alliance Annual Membership Meeting
12 Sep 2014 MI Chapter National Children's Alliance Board Meeting
09 Jun 2014 MI Chapter National Children's Alliance Board Meeting
30 Apr 2014 CAC Third Day Forensic Interview Training
28 Apr 2014 Michigan Chapter of the National Children's Alliance CAC/MDT Conference
13 Mar 2014 MI Chapter National Children's Alliance Board Meeting
24 Jan 2014 MI Chapter National Children's Alliance Board Meeting
06 Dec 2013 CAC Third Day Forensic Interview Training
08 Nov 2013 MI Chapter National Children's Alliance Board Meeting
11 Oct 2013 MI Chapter National Children's Alliance Board Meeting
13 Sep 2013 (Meeting Canceled) MI Chapter National Children's Alliance Board Meeting (Rescheduled for Oct 11, 2013)
14 Jun 2013 MI Chapter National Children's Alliance Board Meeting
22 Apr 2013 Michigan Chapter of the National Children's Alliance CAC/MDT Conference
21 Apr 2013 MI Chapter National Children's Alliance Board Meeting
15 Mar 2013 MI Chapter National Children's Alliance Board Meeting
25 Jan 2013 MI Chapter National Children's Alliance Board Meeting
28 Nov 2012 Multi-Disciplinary Team Training
09 Nov 2012 MI Chapter National Children's Alliance Board Meeting
20 Sep 2012 MI Chapter National Children's Alliance Strategic Planning and Board Meeting
04 Sep 2012 Justice in our Communities: Investigation & Prosecution of Child Abuse
01 Jun 2012 MI Chapter National Children's Alliance Board Meeting
23 Apr 2012 Michigan Chapter of the National Children's Alliance CAC/MDT Conference
22 Apr 2012 MI Chapter National Children's Alliance Board Meeting
09 Mar 2012 MI Chapter National Children's Alliance Board Meeting
01 Feb 2012 OMS Program Training
30 Jan 2012 OMS Program Training
13 Jan 2012 MI Chapter National Children's Alliance Board Meeting
04 Nov 2011 MI Chapter National Children's Alliance Board Meeting
09 Sep 2011 MI Chapter National Children's Alliance Board Meeting
04 Jun 2011 Champions4Children Walk
28 May 2011 Andre' Bosse Center Benefit Concert
13 May 2011 MI Chapter National Children's Alliance Board Meeting
07 May 2011 Child Advocacy 5K Run/Walk
25 Apr 2011 Michigan Chapter of the National Children's Alliance MDT Conference
11 Feb 2011 MI Chapter National Children's Alliance Board Meeting
12 Nov 2010 MI Chapter National Children's Alliance Board Meeting
18 Oct 2010 Child Abuse and Neglect: Prevention, Assessment and Treatment Conference
10 Sep 2010 MI Chapter National Children's Alliance Board Meeting
26 Aug 2010 Calhoun County Mini Golf Family Fun Day
23 Aug 2010 NDAA Strategies for Justice
09 Jul 2010 MI Chapter National Children's Alliance Board Meeting
25 Jun 2010 Nathan Weidner CAC 15th Annual Golf Outing
23 Jun 2010 Testifying In Court
18 Jun 2010 Saginaw CAC Golf Outing
16 Jun 2010 André Bosse Centers’ Singing in the Light
16 Jun 2010 André Bosse Centers’ Community Foundation Match Day
06 Jun 2010 National Children's Alliance Leadership Conference
03 Jun 2010 Ottawa County CAC Child Abuse Golf Outing
22 May 2010 Annual TCCPCAN Golf Outing
21 May 2010 MI Chapter National Children's Alliance Board Meeting
20 May 2010 Kalamazoo Roof Sit to Stop Child Abuse
14 May 2010 West Michigan Conference on the Multi-Disciplinary Response to Suspected Child Abuse & Neglect

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