Resources for CAC-Military Partnerships
Updated January 3, 2022
NCA has collected these resources, created by ourselves and our many expert partners, to help CACs build partnerships with local military installations and their leaderships to better serve military children and families.
2022 MILITARY CAC GRANT APPLICATION WEBINAR
Click here to access the webinar recording and learn more about applying for the 2022 CAC Services for Military Families grant. If you did not register for the webinar before the live event on December 16, 2021, you will need to register at the link above to view the recording.
CAC-Military Partnership Webinar Series
NCA developed this webinar series for CACs and their military partners to expand their knowledge of the role each play in serving military children and families in responding to allegations of child abuse. Please see the product listing below. Users must be logged in to access trainings.
Ready to Serve: When CACs and Military Agencies Team Up, Kids Are Better Off
Overall, our field is still in the relatively early stages of building partnerships between CACs and military installations. But every CAC can take action to ensure military families have access to the services they deserve.
In Ready to Serve, released in November 2021, we use 2020 CAC Census data to explore how centers across the country are building relationships with their partners in the military, where we’re succeeding, and where we have additional opportunities to ensure every child in our community who needs it can benefit from trauma-informed, child-focused CAC services.
Status of CAC-Military Partnerships 2019
Children’s Advocacy Centers and the Military: Where We Are, and Where We’re Going Together
While some 900 Children’s Advocacy Centers in the United States coordinate the critical multidisciplinary services that child abuse victims need to heal, many children from military families experience barriers to receiving those services. Yet early successes in partnerships between CACs and military installation leadership can serve as a model to improve coordination and serve military families better.
We have a roadmap to ensure every military family has access to the services they deserve. Read Status of CAC-Military Partnerships 2019, NCA’s report to Congress on the needs NCA, CACs, Congress, and the military are working to meet together, plus highlights from critical pilot programs nationwide and the status of CAC partnerships with the military in all 50 states.
Trauma and Resiliency in Military Families, a One in Ten Podcast Episode
When we think of military families, we rightly think of sacrifice and duty. But do we also think about resiliency, perseverance, and a sense of community? The unique sense of identity that comes with military service comes with a complex set of supports and struggles for service members. Dr. Stephen Cozza, a researcher and professor at the Uniformed Services University, joins us to explore the unique strengths and challenges of military families. What are the risks and protective factors that we should be aware of in working with military families? How does the phases of deployment and re-entry create some points of unique vulnerabilities that we need to attend to? And at a time when many soldiers are returning, how can we support families? We invited Dr. Stephen Cozza, a researcher and a professor at the Uniformed Services University, to speak with us about the unique strengths and challenges of military families. Take a listen.
How Key Military Roles Support Children and Families in Child Abuse Response
Fact sheets for key roles in the Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, and Navy
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- COVID-19 Resources for CACs
- Adding New Users to Engage
- Addressing Youth with Problematic Sexual Behaviors
- Archived Webinars
- CAC-Military Partnerships
- Census Resources
- Child Physical Abuse
- Child Victim Web
Child Sexual Exploitation Resource Toolkit
- Enhance Early Engagement (E3) Training
- Outcome Measurement System (OMS)
- Trainings & Events Calendar
- Telehealth Resources
- VOCA Advocacy Resources