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Building Resiliency in CACs/MDTs - Train the Trainer

  • 07 May 2018
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Grand Rapids, MI



This Train the Trainer session is intended for Regional CAC and Chapter staff interested in facilitating MINCA's "Building Resiliency in CACs & MDTs" training program for teams in their local area. 

If you are a Michigan CAC interested in having the Building Resiliency in CACs & MDTs training facilitated for your team, click here!

CAC and MDT members who work with abused children often emphasize the importance of building resiliency in these young victims. However, they sometimes overlook the need to develop resiliency in themselves. If providers are unable to cope with the difficult situations inherent in their work, they are susceptible to secondary traumatic stress or burnout. To maintain a healthy perspective, then, providers must learn how to build their own individual resiliency. But it is also the ethical responsibility of the organization to create an environment that supports and encourages this critical strength for the effective functioning of the CAC/MDT. 

The "Building Resiliency in CACs & MDTs" training was adapted by the Michigan Chapter of the National Children's Alliance (MINCA) with permission  from the Office for Victims of Crime.

You can read more about the Building Resiliency in CACs & MDTs program here.

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This training initiative was presented at the Chapter Spotlight at the National Children's Alliance Chapter Summit in October 2017. Since the training program's inception in October 2016, MINCA has trained 17 child advocacy centers and their multidisciplinary team partners in this curriculum.

As a participant in this Train the Trainer session, you will:

  • Act as participants in a "Building Resiliency in CACs & MDTs" mock training session
  • Discuss the logistics of facilitating this training in your state/region (registration, continuing education, technology, evaluations, scheduling, etc.)
  • Develop your own stories to share as a facilitator
  • Discover ways to build resiliency during the training itself

When: Monday, May 7, 2018 / 8:30am-4:30pm

Where: Grand Rapids, MI - Location TBD

Cost: $165/person.  Registration fee includes lunch, 1-hour of post-training consultation, digital copies of all training materials for reproduction, hard copy of participant workbook, and a facilitator binder. 

Facilitator: Maggie Devlin, Program Director, MINCA

Travel & Lodging: The closest airport is the Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR) in Grand Rapids. A room block will be set up at a nearby hotel at the federal per diem rate. You will receive details regarding the room block once you register. Travel & lodging costs are the responsibility of the attendee.

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