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  • Contains 5 Component(s) Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 02/22/2022 at 2:00 PM (EST)

    Learn to implement the OMS program at Children’s Advocacy Centers, including the purpose and benefits of the program, recommendations for distributing surveys to families and team members, and ways to use OMS results for local, state, regional, and national initiatives.

    OMS Part One: Introduction & Best Practices for Collecting Feedback Webinar
    Learn to implement the Outcome Measurement System (OMS) program at Children’s Advocacy Centers, including the purpose and benefits of the program, the topics measured, and recommendations for distributing surveys to families and team members. The training is designed for a broad audience, including centers considering joining or just getting starting with OMS, new staff at CACs already participating in the program, and experienced staff needing a refresher on best practices.

    OMS Part Two: Creating Reports & Sharing Results Webinar
    Learn to view survey results from families and team members, create reports, and think of ways to share results with staff, teams, boards, partners, funders, and the public. We will include a demo navigation of a sample reporting dashboard like those available in Qualtrics for participating CACs, State Chapters, and Regional CACs, including any newly added features.

    Kaitlin Lounsbury, MA

    Program Evaluation Coordinator

    National Children's Alliance

    Kaitlin Lounsbury is the Program Evaluation Coordinator for the National Children’s Alliance.  Her work is dedicated to helping our field demonstrate the impact of services provided by Children’s Advocacy Centers.  This includes NCA's Outcome Measurement System (OMS) to evaluate satisfaction and service needs, helping to improve services for families and multidisciplinary team professionals involved in the response to child maltreatment.  Her background includes academic research with a focus on child abuse interventions and direct service work as a counselor, providing a blended skillset to help child-serving organizations effectively measure their work and improve practices.

    klounsbury@nca-online.org

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 02/09/2022 at 10:00 AM (EST)

    Join your mental health colleagues practicing in CACs from across the country for this exciting two-day training opportunity that will have sessions focused on special populations - CSEC, youth with problematic sexual behaviors and children who experience harsh discipline and physical abuse.

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    Join your mental health colleagues practicing in CACs from across the country for this exciting two-day training opportunity that will have sessions focused on special populations - CSEC, youth with problematic sexual behaviors and children who experience harsh discipline and physical abuse.  We are also pleased to offer sessions on engaging children and families in care using the Training Intervention for Engagement of Families (TIES) and Motivational Interviewing. In recognition of the impact of practicing during a pandemic, Al Killen-Harvey, Chadwick's Center will share information on self-care and managing during the pandemic. NCA is seeking to offer continuing education credits for licensed mental health professionals. Please check back here for updates soon. If approved for CE hours, Seamless will meet the 2023 Mental Health Standard’s biannual requirement for eight hours of continuing education for mental health providers per Essential Component B of that Standard. Get a jump on your agency’s Accreditation process at Seamless! 

    If you have any questions regarding registration please feel free to reach out to Rachael Novick at Rnovick@nca-online.org 

    The training will take place in Eastern Time

    February 9th: (EST)

    10:00 a.m. -10:30 a.m.  Welcome and Introductions   

    10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  Session 1: Training Intervention for Engagement of Families, (Evidence-Based Engagement Strategies) Lydia Franco and Kara Dean-Assael, New York University, McSilver Institute    

    11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Session 2: Trauma-Focused Treatment Applications with Commercially Sexually Exploited ChildrenKelly Kinnish, Georgia State University

    12:30 p.m. – 1: 30 p.m.  Lunch Break:  Networking Opportunity

    1:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.  Session 3: Pornography and the impact on children - Gail Dines, President and CEO Culture Reframed

    3:30 p.m. -3:45 p.m.  BREAK

    3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Session 4:  Who is Taking Care of Us While We Are Taking Care of Others? - Al Killen-Harvey, Chadwick Center

    February 10th: (EST)

    10:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m.  Welcome Back, Michelle Miller

    10:15 a.m. -12:15 p.m.  Session 5: The Conversation is the medicine: Creating Momentum for change using Motivational InterviewingAnnie Fahy, Certified Motivational Interviewing Trainer (M.I.N.T.)

    12:15 p.m.-1:00 p.m.  Lunch

    1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.  Session 6: Addressing physical abuse and harsh discipline in clinical practice using Alternatives for Families: A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (AF-CBT)David Kolko, PhD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

    2:00 p.m. -4:00 p.m.  Session 7: Addressing Problematic Sexual Behavior: A Clinical Guide Renee Roman, University of Oklahoma

    4:00 p.m. -4:15 p.m.  Wrap Up –complete evaluations and instructions on getting CEU certificates

     

    Al Killen-Harvey

    AlKillen-Harvey has worked at the Chadwick Center at Rady Children’s Hospital forover 27 year as a practicing clinician, Clinical Improvement Coordinator, ReflectiveSupervisor and trainer and technical advisor under several grants designed to enhanceTrauma Informed Care.  A LicensedClinical Social Worker and a  pastrecipient of the San Diego County Child Abuse Coordinating Council’s “UnsungHero” Award for his work with children who have been abused and/orneglected. And the co-founder of The Harvey Institute, a training andconsultation company whose mission is improving health care outcomes throughthe integration of sexual health.

    Mr. Killen-Harveypresents nationally and internationaly on a wide variety of topics including:  trauma informed care for; secondary traumaticstress and reflective supervision; sexual health conversations for medical andmental health professionals; and sexual identity and gender identity issues. Hehas served on the board of the California Professional Society on the Abuse ofChildren as well as the Clinical Advisory Board for the Trevor Project, anational organization providing crisis intervention and suicide preventionservices to LGBTQIA+ youth.  He currentlyserves on the Advisory Boards of both theChildren’s Advocacy Centers of California and The Courthouse Dog’s Foundation.He is currently the co-chairperson of the Sexual Health subcommittee for theNational Child Traumatic Stress Network (and previously served as co-chairpersonof its’ Cultural Consortium).  He hasserved as an expert witness for the United States Army and the San DiegoDistrict Attorney’s Office in the prosecution of sexual abuse cases. 

    Annie Fahy

    David Kolko

    David J. Kolko, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology, Pediatrics, and Clinical and Translational Science, at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.  He directs the Special Services Unit at UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital, a program devoted to the development and dissemination of evidence-based practices for children/adolescents who are victims and/or perpetrators of physical/sexual aggression being served in diverse community settings, such as juvenile justice, child welfare, pediatric primary care, and mental health.  He is co-developer of Alternatives for Families: A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (AF-CBT; www.afbt.org), an intervention to improve family relationships for those experiencing frequent conflict/coercion, punitive discipline, child physical abuse, or child behavior problems.

    Dr. Kolko is board certified in Child and Adolescent Psychology (ABPP) and a Fellow of the Society for Child and Family Policy and Practice (Div. 37), the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (Div. 53), and the section on Trauma Psychology (Div 56) of the American Psychological Association.  He served 2 terms on the Board of Directors of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC), was Co-Chair of its Research Committee, received its Research Career Achievement Award for 2001, and received its William Friedrich Memorial Award in 2014. 

     His treatment research interests include the study and treatment of child abuse/family conflict, child behavior disorders/antisocial behavior, including firesetting and sexual offending, and the integration of pediatric behavioral health services in primary care practices and family health centers. 

     

    Gail Dines

    A Professor Emerita of Sociology, has been researching and writing about the porn industry for well over thirty years. She is a recipient of the Myers Center Award for the Study of Human Rights in North America, and author of numerous books and articles. Her latest book, Pornland: How Porn Has Hijacked Our Sexuality, has been translated into five languages. Dr. Dines is the founding president of the non-profit, Culture Reframed.  Dedicated to building resilience and resistance in children and youth to the harms of a hypersexualized and pornified society, Culture Reframed develops cutting-edge educational programs that promote healthy development, relationships, and sexuality. 

    Kara Dean- Assael

    Dr. Dean-Assael has been a social worker since 1997.  She is passionate about developing and disseminating programs and practices to improve family mental health and outcomes for families, children, and adults.  She helped to develop the 4 Rs and 2 Ss for Strengthening Families Program and has been training on this and family engagement practices for almost two decades.  Dr. Dean-Assael also co-founded a 501c3 that focuses on food security in The Hudson Valley, NY.  She is holistic in her approach and believes in working with people in a way that honors integrity, collaboration, generosity, and compassion.

    Kelly Kinnish

    Kelly Kinnish, PhD, is a Clinical Psychologist and the Director of National Center on Child Trafficking at Georgia State University in Atlanta GA. She has over 25 years’ experience working with maltreated and at-risk children and families in clinical, research, and administrative capacities.  Previously she was the Director of Clinical Services at the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy for 14 years, as well as the Director of Project Intersect and the Envision Project, federally funded programs focused on improving the well-being of commercially sexually exploited and trafficked children. She is active in both state and national task forces and working groups addressing this complex public health concern with particular focus on effective interventions and collaborative systems response, including serving as Chair of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network Child Sex Trafficking Workgroup. She is a Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) National Trainer with specific expertise in applications of this evidence-based treatment with commercially sexually exploited and trafficked children.   

    Lydia Franco

    Dr. Franco is the Senior Director of Education and Innovation at the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research and the Director of the Community Technical Assistance Center of New York (CTAC), a statewide training center for mental health providers. Dr. Franco oversees a variety of local, statewide and national training and technical assistance work, with specialty areas including child and family mental health, engagement best practices, family strengthening approaches, workforce resilience, and coaching and supervision.

    Renee Roman

    Consultant

    Independent Contractor

    Renee Roman is a practicing New York State Licensed Social Worker with over thirty years of experience.  She is currently employed as a Consultant and Trainer. She attended Alfred University for her bachelor’s degree and obtained her master’s in social work from SUNY Albany with a concentration in children and families.  Ms. Roman practiced for several years in Washington DC, Virginia and Maryland.  She relocated to New York in 1995.  Ms. Roman served as the Director of Clinical Services when the START Children’s Center opened in November 1998.  From 1999 until 2019 she served as the Executive Director of the Child Advocacy Center.  Aside from her clinical and administrative experience, Ms. Roman functioned as the primary Forensic Interviewer for the agency.  She is one of the original authors of the New York State Forensic Interviewing Best Practice.  She was a contributor to and co-author of the NCA approved updated Forensic Interviewing Best Practices curriculum.  Ms. Roman also coauthored New York State Advanced Forensic Interviewing Best Practices.  Ms. Roman has trained Forensic Interviewers since 2003.  Ms. Roman is a trainer in Problematic Sexual Behavior – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Adolescents (PSB-CBT-A) and a within agency trainer for the adolescent model. She consults with the military on PSB.  She has been treating youth with problematic sexual behaviors and training on the topic for 6 years. She has presented locally, regionally, nationally and internationally on topics related to her practice. Ms. Roman is an adjunct professor at SUNY Albany in the MSW Program.  She trains the Sexual Abuse Dynamic Training (SADIT) and Brief Interview Training for Foster Care and Prevention Workers for Fordham University.

    renee.roman@rocketmail.com

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 01/20/2022

    During the pandemic, mental health providers had to quickly pivot to telehealth as a way of continuing services for their clients. This webinar will provide clinicians with information on considerations when determining the best clinical path for therapy sessions.

    Recording of the January 20th live training is now available.  

    During the pandemic, mental health providers had to quickly pivot to telehealth as a way of continuing services for their clients.  This webinar will provide clinicians with information on  considerations when determining the best clinical path for therapy sessions. 

    Learning Objectives: 

    1. Present the Telehealth Guidance document to help clinicians decide what is the best clinical path to provide trauma counseling in-office, telehealth, or a hybrid approach.

    2. Discuss case studies that will walk attendees through how to use the Guidance Document.

    3. Learn about resources that can help make telehealth safe and engaging. 

    Presenters: 

    1. Paula Condol, Executive Director at Dakota Children's Advocacy Center

    2. Regan Stewart, PHD, Director of Telehealth Outreach Program at Medical University of South Carolina 

    3. Nicola Herting, PhD, Red River Children’s Advocacy Center

  • Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/26/2021

    Learn more about the evidence-based treatments (EBTs) that are eligible for mental health training grants through National Children's Alliance

    Learn more about the evidence-based treatments (EBTs) that are eligible for mental health training grants through National Children's Alliance. In this webinar, which was recorded on October 26, 2021, we cover the EBTs that meet NCA's National Standards of Accreditation for Children's Advocacy Centers:

    • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Basic and Advanced
    • Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (CFTSI)
    • Alternatives for Families: A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (AF-CBT)
    • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
    • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
    • Child-Parent Psychotherapy (PCIT)
    • Problematic Sexual Behavior - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (PSB-CBT), and Advanced Training

    Mini-videos on CFTSI, TF-CBT, AF-CBT, and PSB-CBT are also available.

    Michelle Miller, Ph.D., LCSW

    Project Coordinator for Mental Health Initiatives, National Children’s Alliance

    Michelle Miller, PhD, LCSW, LCPC, has over 25 years’ experience working in the child welfare field and 18 years’ experience providing mental health care and clinical supervision to mental health practitioners, in addition to training and implementation of evidence-based practices and treatments. Michelle co-founded the Butte Child Evaluation Center, Montana’s first accredited CAC, in 1998, where she served as director, forensic interviewer, and MDT coordinator until 2013. Michelle was also instrumental in founding the Montana State Chapter organization of NCA, which she chaired from 2008-2011, and continued to serve as a board member until 2016. Michelle has served on numerous local, state, and national task forces and committees. In her private practice, Michelle specialized in providing CFTSI and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). Michelle has been the Project Coordinator of Mental Health Initiatives at NCA since 2016.

  • Contains 10 Component(s)

    Join NCA Director of Communications Blake Warenik on a journey in six parts through the NCA and CAC movement's common national brand and message, with practical hands-on demonstrations, exercises to help you sharpen your message to reach the audience, and so much more. Appropriate for seasoned communicators and newcomers alike.

    Join NCA Director of Communications Blake Warenik on a journey in six parts through the NCA and CAC movement's common national brand and message. Complete with hands-on training revealing how to use free and affordable online tools to create branded graphics, memes, flyers, and even videos, this series has something for seasoned CAC communicators and newcomers alike. 

    In this series, you'll: 

    • Get hands-on training revealing how to use free and affordable online tools to create branded graphics and more
    • Learn how to develop and use your own messaging matrix by answering just six questions
    • Discover how to apply your CAC's or Chapter's own brand elements to the nationally recognized NCA brand
    • Explore the entire NCA brand toolkit and apply the shapes, colors, fonts, and photos that define our movement
    • Connect our common brand to successful strategies of historical movements that changed the world
    • Absorb the basic principles of branding and put them to work for your CAC!

    This is the first of a new kind of training from NCA, featuring short, informative, graphics-heavy videos designed to break down complex ideas into bite-size, practical explainers. With five of the six videos clocking in at under 20 minutes, this series fits in with your busy schedule and holds your attention with exciting music, high-quality motion graphics, and an engaging teaching style. 

    Watch the six component videos on your own time, reference the handouts tab to find all the resources, readings, and research behind the series, and then join us for either of the two live chat sessions scheduled for Oct. 29 and Nov. 8, 2021. 

    What else do you want to know about branding and messaging? Would you like to see other trainings in this style? Check out this new format and let us know what you think in the evaluation!

    Blake Warenik

    Director of Communications

    National Children's Alliance

    Blake serves as Director of Communications at the National Children's Alliance, leading the branding, public awareness, and messaging efforts for NCA and the Children's Advocacy Center (CAC) movement. in 2019, he led the NCA Branding Steering Team, worked with team members to come to decisions on the shape of the new NCA/CAC brand, and implemented the NCA Board's final decision to create the NCA brand.

  • Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 08/26/2021

    Join us as we explore temporary funding opportunities such as the American Rescue Plan Act and learn about strategies and successes from CACs and Chapters across the country.

    The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic coupled with a downturn in the availability of Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funds has been a one-two-punch to victim service providers. The fatigue of always being asked to do more with less is setting in, and everyone is scrambling for resources. Join us as we explore temporary funding opportunities such as the American Rescue Plan Act and learn about strategies and successes from CACs and Chapters across the country.  

    Will Laird

    State Government Affairs Officer

    National Children's Alliance

    Will Laird is the State Government Affairs Officer for the National Children’s Alliance, which is the national membership and accrediting body for Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs) in the United States. Will is also a member of Charleston City Council in West Virginia’s capital city.  Prior to joining NCA, Will worked for the West Virginia Legislature’s House Committee on Finance as a Senior Budget Analyst for over a decade. Having worked under both Democrat and Republican administrations, Will brings a wealth of experience to helping State Chapters of Children’s Advocacy Centers advocate for legislative changes that positively support child abuse victims and the CAC model. When he’s not at work, Will is an avid outdoor adventurer and loves to spend time with his wife, two boys, and his garden. 

    wlaird@nca-online.org 

  • Contains 2 Component(s)

    CACs currently participating in NCA’s Outcome Measurement System (OMS) are invited to join a pilot project as part of an exploratory study to examine what healing truly means to youth, caregivers, and multidisciplinary team (MDT) partners served by CACs

    CACs currently participating in NCA’s Outcome Measurement System (OMS) are invited to join a pilot project as part of an exploratory study to examine what healing truly means to youth, caregivers, and multidisciplinary team (MDT) partners served by CACs.  This project is in response to recent research highlighting a lack of person-centered measures of healing in the CAC field, and requests from CACs to establish more specific methods to measure this important area of our work.  In this informational call, CAC staff can learn more about why this project is important and what to expect if your CAC decides to participate.  If your center is a current OMS participant and would like to join the pilot project, please complete the Opt-In Form by September 30, 2021.

    Kaitlin Lounsbury, MA (Moderator)

    Program Evaluation Coordinator

    National Children's Alliance

    Kaitlin Lounsbury is the Program Evaluation Coordinator for the National Children’s Alliance.  Her work is dedicated to helping our field demonstrate the impact of services provided by Children’s Advocacy Centers.  This includes NCA's Outcome Measurement System (OMS) to evaluate satisfaction and service needs, helping to improve services for families and multidisciplinary team professionals involved in the response to child maltreatment.  Her background includes academic research with a focus on child abuse interventions and direct service work as a counselor, providing a blended skillset to help child-serving organizations effectively measure their work and improve practices.

    klounsbury@nca-online.org

    Dr. Kristi K. Westphaln (Moderator)

    Assistant Professor/Adjust Instructor

    Assistant Professor, UCLA School of Nursing; Research Associate, UH Center for Child Health and Policy, Adjunct Instructor, CWRU School of Medicine


  • Contains 7 Component(s)

    Learn to implement the OMS program at Children’s Advocacy Centers, including the purpose and benefits of the program, recommendations for distributing surveys to families and team members, and ways to use OMS results for local, state, regional, and national initiatives.

    OMS Part One: Introduction & Best Practices for Collecting Feedback Webinar
    Learn to implement the Outcome Measurement System (OMS) program at Children’s Advocacy Centers, including the purpose and benefits of the program, the topics measured, and recommendations for distributing surveys to families and team members. The training is designed for a broad audience, including centers considering joining or just getting starting with OMS, new staff at CACs already participating in the program, and experienced staff needing a refresher on best practices.

    OMS Part Two: Creating Reports & Sharing Results Webinar
    Learn to view survey results from families and team members, create reports, and think of ways to share results with staff, teams, boards, partners, funders, and the public. We will include a demo navigation of a sample reporting dashboard like those available in Qualtrics for participating CACs, State Chapters, and Regional CACs, including any newly added features.

    Kaitlin Lounsbury, MA

    Program Evaluation Coordinator

    National Children's Alliance

    Kaitlin Lounsbury is the Program Evaluation Coordinator for the National Children’s Alliance.  Her work is dedicated to helping our field demonstrate the impact of services provided by Children’s Advocacy Centers.  This includes NCA's Outcome Measurement System (OMS) to evaluate satisfaction and service needs, helping to improve services for families and multidisciplinary team professionals involved in the response to child maltreatment.  Her background includes academic research with a focus on child abuse interventions and direct service work as a counselor, providing a blended skillset to help child-serving organizations effectively measure their work and improve practices.

    klounsbury@nca-online.org

  • Contains 46 Component(s)

    Accreditation Bootcamp 2.0 is designed to provide an overview of the accreditation process, provide participants with a framework for developing their application, and help them understand what to expect during a site visit. Bootcamp 2.0 applies to CACs going through Accreditation or Reaccreditation with a site visit after January 1st, 2023

    Accreditation Bootcamp 2.0 is designed to provide an overview of the accreditation process, provide participants with a framework for developing their application, and help them understand what to expect during a site visit. Bootcamp 2.0 applies to CACs going through Accreditation or Reaccreditation with a site visit after January 1st, 2023

    Topics to be covered include: history of the accreditation process; NCA accreditation procedures; overview of NCA standards for Accredited Members; putting standards into practice; common challenges centers face in meeting standards; what to do when current practice may not meet the standard; engaging your team in the process and creating a “plan of attack”; preparing your application; and what to expect from a site visit. 

    Accreditation Bootcamp is great resource to share with MDT Partners, new employees, and Board Members. In all honesty is could also be titled, “Understanding the NCA Accreditation Standards!”

    This project was supported by grant #2018-CI-FX-K002 awarded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.  The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this project are those of the presenters and do not necessarily reflect those of the Department of Justice.

    Alyson McKenzie

    Accreditation Coordinator

    National Children's Alliance

    Alyson MacKenzie is the Accreditation Coordinator at National Children’s Alliance, and manages the accreditation process for Child Advocacy Centers throughout the country. Previously Alyson was the Senior Program Associate of Accreditation at NCA as well as Program Associate at NCA, managing grants and membership for the Southern Region of the United States. She has a Master’s Degree in Social Work and a Certificate in Human Service Management from Boston University. Ms. MacKenzie has years of experience providing training and technical assistance to Children’s Advocacy Centers across the country.

    Alyssa Todd

    Accreditation Program Associate

    National Children's Alliance

    Alyssa Todd worked as an Investigative Social Worker for Vermont CPS for almost five years, then moved to Philadelphia for grad school, where she continued to work with youth in foster care. She moved back to Vermont and became the Director and Forensic Interviewer of a small Associate Member center in Brattleboro, VT in 2012. In 2016 the Center became fully Accredited with NCA under Ms. Todd's leadership. During her time working at a CAC, her interests were mostly focused on Forensic Interviewing and Vicarious Trauma.

    Teresa Huizar

    Executive Director

    National Children's Alliance

    Teresa Huizar was appointed the Executive Director of National Children’s Alliance, February 26th, 2008.  National Children’s Alliance, headquartered in Washington, DC, is the national association and accrediting body for nearly 900 Children’s Advocacy Centers in the US.  These centers provide comprehensive services to child victims of abuse including:  forensic interviews, victim advocacy, medical evaluations, and mental health treatment. Children’s Advocacy Centers coordinate the multidisciplinary team as it carries out its investigative, prosecutorial, and treatment functions.  In 2018, Children’s Advocacy Centers served over 367,000 child victims of abuse, and provided child abuse prevention education to more than 2 million individuals.

    Prior to her tenure with NCA, Ms. Huizar served as the Executive Director of the Western Regional Children’s Advocacy Center, a technical assistance and training center for­­­ two hundred Children’s Advocacy Centers and multidisciplinary teams in twelve Western states.  And, has served as the Executive Director of two local Children’s Advocacy Centers.

    Ms. Huizar has a special interest in public policy in the child welfare arena, especially, in reducing child abuse fatalities and in the provision of trauma-focused, evidence-supported mental health treatment to child victims of abuse.  She has testified before Congress on child abuse issues.  And, she has conducted and participated in numerous child abuse-related Congressional briefings.  Ms. Huizar has been interviewed by CNN, WSJ, USA Today, New York Times, Washington Post, Fox News, NPR, and numerous other media outlets, on child welfare policy matters.

    Ms. Huizar has served on numerous related Boards and Committees over the years.  She is currently a member of the Advisory Board of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network and the Steering Committee of the National Coalition to End Child Abuse Deaths.

    Michelle Miller, Ph.D.

    Project Coordinator, Mental Health Initiatives

    National Children's Alliance

    Michelle Miller, PhD, LCSW, LCPC, has over 20 years’ experience working in the child welfare field and over 15 years’ experience providing mental health care and clinical supervision to mental health practitioners, in addition to training and implementation of evidence-based practices and treatments. Dr. Miller co-founded the Butte Child Evaluation Center, Montana’s first accredited CAC, in 1998, where she served as Director and MDT member until 2013. Dr. Miller was also instrumental in founding the Montana State Chapter organization of NCA, which she chaired from 2008-2011, and continued to serve as a board member until 2016. Dr. Miller has served on numerous local, state, and national task forces and committees, including the Montana Youth Justice Council, NCA’s Task Committee on Revising Mental Health Standards, and the Montana Mental Health Oversight Advisory Council. In her private practice, Dr. Miller specialized in providing CFTSI and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). Dr. Miller has successfully managed several grant-funded projects over the last 17 years. She has served as the Project Coordinator for Mental Health Initiatives for the National Children's Alliance since 2016.

    mmiller@nca-online.org

  • Contains 5 Component(s) Recorded On: 07/28/2021

    The Outcome Measurement System (OMS) has given families and multidisciplinary professionals a voice in the CAC process for the past decade, providing essential information to guide and improve our services. The new OMS Youth Feedback Survey takes the program a step further by giving youth age 10 to 17 a direct voice to share feedback about their experience at the CAC. In this webinar, we will briefly review how the survey was developed and lessons learned from the pilot project, with the full review from our previous webinar still available by recording.

    The Outcome Measurement System (OMS) has given families and multidisciplinary professionals a voice in the CAC process for the past decade, providing essential information to guide and improve our services.  The new OMS Youth Feedback Survey takes the program a step further by giving youth age 10 to 17 a direct voice to share feedback about their experience at the CAC.  In this webinar, we will briefly review how the survey was developed and lessons learned from the pilot project, with the full review from our previous webinar still available by recording.  Based on the experiences of the pilot CACs and over 200 total CACs who have adopted this new survey in just the first 6 months of the program, we will share best practices to effectively collect surveys from youth and answer any questions you may have about this new resource.  Whether you have already started offering this survey, or you are still considering it, we encourage everyone to attend this webinar and learn how to amplify the voices of children to inform the work of the entire CAC field.

    Kaitlin Lounsbury, MA

    Program Evaluation Coordinator

    National Children's Alliance

    Kaitlin Lounsbury is the Program Evaluation Coordinator for the National Children’s Alliance.  Her work is dedicated to helping our field demonstrate the impact of services provided by Children’s Advocacy Centers.  This includes NCA's Outcome Measurement System (OMS) to evaluate satisfaction and service needs, helping to improve services for families and multidisciplinary team professionals involved in the response to child maltreatment.  Her background includes academic research with a focus on child abuse interventions and direct service work as a counselor, providing a blended skillset to help child-serving organizations effectively measure their work and improve practices.

    klounsbury@nca-online.org