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
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”.