A strong community response is essential in order to best support survivors of sexual assault. We must rely on the expertise of many to ensure that victims receive services that will help them heal from the trauma. This session will provide the audience with an understanding of the Child Advocacy Center model and best practice standards of the multidisciplinary team in child abuse cases.
Cathy Brittis, MSW
Child Advocacy Center Program Manager
Jody Thompson, BSW
Forensic Interviewer Specialist of Grafton & Sullivan Counties at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
Learning Outcomes(s) Statement
At the conclusion of the activity, (at least 75% of) participants will be able to describe the different roles and responses of our interprofessional partners in their work with and support of survivors of sexual violence.
The activity director(s), planning committee member(s), speaker(s), author(s) or anyone in a position to control the content for this activity have reported NO financial relationship(s)* with ineligible companies**.
* A financial relationship" includes employee, researcher (named as the PI), consultant, advisor, speaker, independent contractor (including contracted research), royalties or patent beneficiary, executive role, and/or an ownership interest (not including stocks owned in a managed portfolio).
** An ineligible company is any entity whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
- NH SANE Protocol- State of New Hampshire, Office of the Attorney General, Sexual Assault: An Acute Care Protocol for Medical/Forensic Evaluation, Ninth Edition, 2018
- National Childrens Alliance Standards for Accredited Members, 2017 Edition
- State of New Hampshire, Office of the Attorney General Office, Division for Children Youth and Families, Granite State Childrens Alliance, Model Protocol for the Multidisciplinary Response to Child Abuse and Neglect, Fourth Edition, 2021.