Session 2I: Building Resilient MDTs: Overview of a Web-Based Discussion Group to Promote Resilience
Includes a Live Event on 06/07/2021 at 4:45 PM (EDT)
This presentation will share the results of a collaborative effort to develop and implement an interactive virtual discussion group designed to help professionals acknowledge and address the impact of trauma and build resiliency within their teams. Developed using the curriculum “Building Resiliency in CACs and MDTs” developed by Children’s Advocacy Centers of Michigan and adapted from materials created by the Office of Victims of Crime, “Building Resilient MDTs” provides a forum for understanding the core elements of resiliency, and how to apply the concepts to the MDT. Participants will learn about the Building Resilient MDT curriculum, how it has been used, and takeaways from implementing the discussion-based model.
Western Regional Children's Advocacy Center
Patty Terzian is a State Liaison with the Western Regional Children’s Advocacy center where she provides and supports training and technical assistance for professionals responding to child abuse throughout thirteen western states. Patty has nearly 20 years of experience in the non-profit sector developing and directing programs, providing outreach and trainings, and managing grants. In her previous role, Patty served for nine years as the Executive Director/Statewide Coordinator of the Oregon Network of Child Abuse Intervention Centers, the accredited state chapter of children’s advocacy centers. She led the chapter through considerable growth and development and collaborated with professionals across the state to improve services for Oregon’s children when there were concerns of abuse. Patty’s skills in project coordination, communications and training were honed through her early-career work in both the non-profit and corporate sectors.