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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.

    • 07 May 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Children’s Advocacy Center of Kent County, 2855 Michigan St. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
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    This Train the Trainer session is intended for Regional CAC and Chapter staff interested in facilitating CACMI'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 Children's Advocacy Centers of Michigan (CACMI) 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, CACMI has trained 18 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: Children’s Advocacy Center of Kent County, 
    2855 Michigan St. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506

    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, CACMI

    Travel & Transportation: The closest airport is the Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR) in Grand Rapids. Travel costs are the responsibility of the attendee. 

    A shuttle has been arranged to take participants to the training from the hotel and back. Transportation to and from the airport is the responsibility of the attendee.

    Lodging: A room block has been set up at the Country Inn & Suites (3251 Deposit Dr NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546). Rooms are available at the federal per diem rate ($113/night). Lodging costs are the responsibility of the attendee.

    You can make reservations either by calling the front desk (616-942-7000) and mentioning "Michigan Chapter of NCA", or by going to
     
    http://www.countryinns.com/grmieast. Click “more search options”, and in the text box that says “Enter Code or ID” type “CHPNCA”.

    • 15 May 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Alpena Police Department, 501 W. Chisholm St, Alpena, MI 49707
    Register


    This training session is only intended for the CACNEMI staff and MDT members of Alpena, Alcona, Montmorency, & Presque Isle counties. 

    If you are interested in having this training facilitated for your CAC/ MDT, 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 MDTs" training was adapted with permission from the "Building Resiliency in Child Abuse Organizations" curriculum developed by the Office for Victims of Crime.


    Learning Objectives:

    • Identify the five core elements of resiliency.
    • Describe how the core elements relate to the organizational resiliency model.
    • Describe ways organizations can implement strategies through the organizational resiliency model.
    • Identify challenges to resiliency in your MDT.
    • Create strategies to build capacity for resiliency in your MDT.
    • Create an action plan for implementing strategies for building resiliency.


    Facilitators:

    • Maggie Devlin, Program Director, CACMI

    This course has been approved by MCOLES and the Michigan Social Work CE Collaborative for 4.0 credit hours.

Past events

16 Apr 2018 2018 Child Advocacy Conference
16 Apr 2018 2018 MINCA Conference Exhibitor Application
13 Mar 2018 Building Resiliency in CACs/MDTs - Small Talk CAC
02 Feb 2018 What's FOIA Got to Do With It?
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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