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  • 07 Apr 2015 8:10 AM | Tom Knapp (Administrator)

    The April 2015 Outcomes Measurement System (OMS) newsletter has been released by the National Children's Alliance.  These newsletters are a great source of information for those working with OMS.  The past issues, along with the current issue, are available on the Michigan Chapter OMS page.

    Click Here for the OMS Page

    You will need to log in as a member to access the page.  You will also find additional information on the Chapter OMS page for anyone who is working with the OMS program.  You will need to log in as a member to access the page.

  • 30 Mar 2015 3:44 PM | Tom Knapp (Administrator)

    On March 26, 2015 a new CAC had it’s grand opening in Belding, Michigan.  It’s called the Ionia Montcalm Secure and Friendly Environment Child Advocacy Center (IM SAFE CAC). The center is the result of collaboration between professionals in Ionia and Montcalm counties and will serve the two county area.  Close to 100 mandated reporters of child abuse attended an open house to tour the facility, which is located in the Ionia County Community Mental Health office on Storey Road in Belding.  Please join the Michigan Chapter of the National Children’s Alliance in congratulating the IM SAFE Children’s Advocacy Center on this accomplishment.  


  • 26 Mar 2015 2:22 PM | Tom Knapp (Administrator)

    The Child Abuse Council of Muskegon County is currently accepting applications for a full-time Forensic Interviewer/Child Therapist. Master’s degree in social work, psychology, or counseling is required. Forensic interview training preferred, but will provide. Core skills required:  child/adolescent therapy; knowledge and/or formal training in TF-CBT; experience/knowledge of child sexual abuse dynamics; ability to write comprehensive reports and progress notes; demonstrated knowledge of the child welfare system and court process.

    Related personal skills necessary: ability to remain objective; excellent verbal and written communication skills; flexibility to travel for conferences and meetings; able to work in a team-based approach.

    Email cover letter, resume, and a minimum of three professional references to:

     kyleengee@childabusecouncil.org 

  • 25 Mar 2015 4:26 PM | Tom Knapp (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 | Tom Knapp (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 | Tom Knapp (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 | Tom Knapp (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 | Tom Knapp (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 | Tom Knapp (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 | Tom Knapp (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.


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