Victim Support and Advocacy for Military Families
This webinar will help Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs) and military partners understand the different and complimentary roles of the military Family Advocacy Program (FAP) clinician and the CAC family advocate. Participants will learn about the NCA victim advocacy and support standard for accredited centers and hear how one CAC-FAP partnership coordinates advocacy and support services for military families.
Heather Provencher, LCSW
Coordinator for Service to Military Families
National Children’s Alliance
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.
Family Advocacy Officer, Buckley Garrison
Department of the air Force / United States Space Force
Mrs. Amber Garrison-Ahmed is the Family Advocacy Officer at Buckley Garrison, Colorado. Mrs. Garrison-Ahmed was born in Frankfurt, Germany while her father was stationed there with the Army. Mrs. Garrison-Ahmed attended University of Phoenix and graduated with Honors earning a Bachelor’s of Science. After earning her bachelor’s degree she continued with her education at University of Denver earning her Masters of Social Work and a certification in Animal Assisted Social Work in 2008. Mrs. Garrison-Ahmed became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in 2011. Mrs. Garrison-Ahmed is an experienced Social Worker with over 15 years of experience specializing in the care of domestic violence, child abuse, crisis intervention, child protection, and military social work as well as an integral part of an Animal Assisted Therapy Team.
Prevention Specialist and Family Support Coordinator
Stacy Wasserman joined the SungateKids team in July 2018. Stacy has spent her career in informal youth education and early childhood education. Stacy’s dedication to the betterment of children of all ages and commitment to best practices in education led her to SungateKids. Working with children and their families in such an empowering way is Stacy’s passion. She lives in Denver with her husband and two children.