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  • 25 Mar 2015 4:26 PM | Michael Christy (Administrator)

    Children’s Assessment Center of Grand Rapids, MI, is seeking a full-time Forensic Interviewer with a minimum 2 years’ experience and fully certified by PAAM (Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan). Position involves interviewing children of all ages regarding allegations of child sexual abuse, working collaboratively with Multi-Disciplinary Team (i.e. Law Enforcement, CPS, Medical staff, Therapists.), and testifying in court as expert witness pertaining to child sexual abuse. Timely, detailed, concise documentation required. Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills required. Ability to cope in highly intense situations and conduct self in professional manner. Bilingual and Master’s degree in related field preferred. Proficiency in Microsoft Office required.

    No phone calls please.

    Send resume to Pam Doty-Nation (pdotynation@cac-kent.org) or Children's Assessment Center * 901 Michigan St NE * Grand Rapids MI  49503.

  • 20 Mar 2015 7:38 AM | Michael Christy (Administrator)

    The Governors Task Force on the Prevention of Sexual Abuse of Children is seeking information from the general public in Michigan, including people who have direct experience with issues of child sexual abuse. The information you provide in this survey will help the Task Force create recommendations for the Governor and the Legislature. The Survey deadline is April 2, 2015.

    The Michigan Chapter of the National Children's Alliance has representation on the task force and our organization is very involved in this work.  Responses to the survey will not be connected to the responder's name in any way, unless the responder chooses to include his/her name in the comments sections of the survey. 

    Thank you for your assistance with this important work to enhance safety and well-being for children and families in Michigan.

  • 02 Mar 2015 4:37 PM | Michael Christy (Administrator)

    The Northern Michigan Children's Assessment Center in Roscommon County has been operating since October 2015.  The Center is providing services to Roscommon, Crawford, Ogemaw and Oscoda Counties.  

    On February 23, 2015 representatives from all four counties signed a protocol that will make this center a home base for interviewing children in the four county region.  The protocol signing was a major step for the center as they move toward National Children’s Alliance accredited status.

    Please join the Michigan Chapter of the National Children's Alliance in congratulating the Northern Michigan Children's Advocacy Center on this major step in their ongoing development. 

  • 03 Feb 2015 10:15 AM | Michael Christy (Administrator)

    The Child Abuse Prevention Council of Shiawassee County/Small Talk Children’s Assessment Center is seeking a dynamic Executive Director to serve as the chief executive officer to provide overall management and conduct forensic interviews for a multi-location, large-scale organization with a vision of growth and regionalism.  The position is full-time , partially grant-funded with a starting salary range of $53, 000.  Qualified candidates may submit a cover letter and resume to rhonda@cap-council.org  by March 2, 2015.  Please see the links below for the details of the job description and responsibilities.

    Click Here to View the Job Posting

  • 03 Feb 2015 9:23 AM | Michael Christy (Administrator)

    The Northern Michigan Mobile Child Advocacy Center in Harrison, Michigan, is seeking a motivated and driven individual to fill the role of Child and Family Care Coordinator. 

    The Child and Family Care Coordinator’s role is to coordinate resources and referrals for children and their non-offending family members who receive services at the Northern Michigan Mobile Child Advocacy Center (NMMCAC). In addition, the Care Coordinator will receive training and will conduct forensic interviews as part of the intervention services in responding to cases of suspected child abuse. The position has the expectation of understanding and implementing the state and county protocol for interviewing children identified as alleged victims of child sexual abuse, strong physical abuse, and/or witness to trauma.

    Click Here View the Job Description

    This position will begin as part time with opportunities to expand as needed. The Northern Michigan Mobile Child Advocacy Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer, with a core belief in organizational enrichment through diversity. All resumes and statements of interest should be sent to blaw@nmmcac.org by February 6, 2015.

  • 03 Feb 2015 8:50 AM | Michael Christy (Administrator)

    The Manistee County Children’s Advocacy Center has achieved accredited status with the National Children’s Alliance. This accreditation recognizes the work of the Manistee community and Multidisciplinary Team to ensure the children’s advocacy center is a child-friendly facility in which law enforcement, child protection, prosecution, mental health, medical and victim advocacy professionals work together to investigate abuse, and help children heal from abuse.

    The National Children’s Alliance (NCA) is the national association and accrediting body for Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs). Please join the Michigan Chapter of the National Children’s Alliance (MINCA) in congratulating the Manistee CAC and welcoming them as the newest accredited member of MINCA. 

  • 28 Jan 2015 10:46 AM | Michael Christy (Administrator)

    Oakland County CAC is seeking a full-time Forensic Interviewer. The Forensic Interviewer will conduct interviews of children regarding allegations of child sexual abuse. The Forensic Interviewer develops relationships with multi-disciplinary team members and facilitates MDT meetings. Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree in social work or related field, and experience in forensic interviewing. If interested, you may Click Here to email your resume to Yvonne Cameron or you my mail your resume to the below address:

    CARE House of Oakland County
    Attention:Yvonne Cameron
    44765 Woodward Avenue
    Pontiac, MI 48341

    Click Here to view the full Job Description.

  • 10 Jan 2015 11:38 AM | Michael Christy (Administrator)

    Registration is now open for the Michigan Chapter of the National Children's Alliance 2015 CAC/MDT Professional Development Conference.  The conference will be held at the Grand Traverse Resort in Traverse City Michigan.  This will be the 5th annual conference conducted for members of Children's Advocacy Centers and Multidisciplinary Teams from Michigan and surrounding States.  The conference will be held on April 20-21, 2015 and will focus on providing attendees with information to assist them in their role with the Children's Advocacy Center or Multidisciplinary Team.  There are a number of National, Regional and Local speakers presenting on a wide range of topics appropriate for any professional involved in the work of child protection through CAC/MDT or other organizations.  We hope to see you in at the conference.

    Click Here to go to our conference information page for additional information and to register for the conference. 

  • 16 Nov 2014 12:47 PM | Michael Christy (Administrator)

    The Northern Michigan Children's Assessment Center is a Developing CAC member of the National Children's Alliance based in Roscommon County.  They will be having an open house this month and the information is below.

     When:   Friday, November 21, 2014

    Where: NMCAC - 112 Fourth St.

    Roscommon, MI  48653


    Time:  12:00pm. – 6:30 p.m

    Please join us for an open house at the Children’s Assessment Center. Meet Becky Yuncker, Executive Director, take a tour, and enjoy some refreshments.

  • 07 Nov 2014 12:29 PM | Michael Christy (Administrator)

    The Sanilac County Health Department was presented with the 2014 Michigan Department of Community Health’s Director’s Award.  The Director’s Award was established in 1983 and is presented annually to a local health department in recognition of excellence in public health.  The award recognizes local health department’s that have implemented and/or are currently implementing innovative programs or interventions.

    The Health Department submitted an abstract that described and highlighted the new Sanilac Child Advocacy Center (CAC) and the CACs partnership with the health department and various other community partners.

    Mark Miller, local liaison from the Michigan Department of Community Health made the presentation to Dianna Schafer at the annual Premier Public Health Conference at Shanty Creek on Wednesday October 22, 2014.  “Sanilac County should be very pleased and proud to have their local county health department advocating for children who are victims of severe physical and sexual abuse” Stated Miller.  Since the Sanilac Child Advocacy Center opened in November of 2013, 72 children have received services. 

    In addition, the Sanilac County News reported on November 5, 2014 that Sanilac County voters are the first in Michigan to pass a millage to support programs for victims of sexual abuse, child abuse and domestic violence.  The S.A.V.E. Partnership millage will help provide funding for the Sanilac Area Violence Elimination Council that operates Eva’s Place Shelter, the Sanilac County Child Abuse Prevention Council, programing to prevent child abuse and neglect and the new Sanilac County Child Advocacy Center which provides forensic interviews and physical exams for victims of Sexual and severe physical abuse.

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