Expanded Administration Track for CAC Directors and Managers at Symposium
CAC Executive Directors and Managers are tasked with a wide range of responsibilities to ensure that their centers operate efficiently: relationships with partner agencies to maintain; boards of directors to manage and develop; marketing and promotion efforts to successfully execute; and sufficient funds to raise from a variety of sources.

This year, Symposium is offering an Administration track that is expanded and revamped from previous years to delve more deeply into these important topics. Available sessions cover all aspects of CAC management:

  • Effective leadership practices
  • Engaging your board
  • Succession planning
  • Hiring, developing, and retaining staff
  • Fundraising and marketing
  • Insurance planning
  • Expanding services into underserved populations
  • And many more topics… 

Click below to see the complete Administration track:
Our Presenters at Symposium
Creating a Vicarious
Trauma-Informed Organization:
New Tools & Strategies for Success
Tuesday, 10:30am
Karen Hangartner
This workshop explores the spectrum of ways vicarious trauma impacts individuals and organizations and introduces key resources to assist organizations in becoming vicarious trauma-informed.
Bridging Research to Practice: Implications for the Multidisciplinary Team Approach to Recantation
Wednesday, 8:30am
Jerri Sites
This session will promote the trauma-informed MDT approach and provide research-based information on identifying risk factors and ways to prevent recantation, as well as practical steps investigative team members and prosecution can take in the event recantation does occur.
Who Am I? Who Are You? Understanding Personality Types
Thursday, 8:30am
Melissa Brunner
Discover the characteristics of your own personality type, understand the differences between your type and other personality types, and explore how the MBTI can be used in a work/team environment and for career development.
Why a Multidisciplinary Team Is Like a Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich; and Other CAC Related Thing
All Day Pre-Conference Workshop
Greg Flett
This interactive workshop will explore the opportunities and challenges inherent in the children's advocacy center/multidisciplinary team model and provide practical strategies for improving team collaboration, developing leadership skills and sustaining a healthy CAC.
You're Biased About This Workshop: Exploration of Bias and Its Impact on Child Abuse Investigations
Wednesday, 1:00pm
Greg Flett
A growing body of research support the significant role bias plays in human decision making, yet we are seldom aware of its powerful influence. Participants in this workshop will learn how to identify bias, explore the influence of bias in a team setting, and discuss strategies for limiting the impact of confirmation bias during an investigation.
APA Quarterly Newsletter

The Association of Prosecuting Attorneys dedicated its most recent newsletter to the work of CACs and the important role they play in the criminal justice process. This issue highlights the perspective of prosecutors working with CACs and how that has made a difference in their work.

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