Are you attending peer review at minimum 2 times a year as required by the NCA Standards?
CACI recommends that in addition to regular attendance at Peer Review, that interviewers are presenting their interviews for feedback at least 1 time a year.
Are you keeping an up to date curricula vitae?
: You work hard to attend ongoing training. Forensic interviewers should be keeping copies of certificates, and an up to date list of all the trainings attended. Make a habit of updating this regularly. NCA standards require forensic interviewers to attend at minimum 8 hours of training in child maltreatment and/or forensic interviewing every 2 years.
Are you actively having ongoing regular contact with the families you serve?
NCA Standards require that advocates have active outreach and follow up support for caregivers consistently available. CACI has examples of on-going advocate check lists if this is not an area of strength for your agency.
Are you taking time for your ongoing educational opportunities?
Victim advocates are required by the NCA Standards to attend a minimum of 8 hours of training every 2 year in the field of victim advocacy and child maltreatment. Midwest Regional Childrens Advocacy Center has a monthly webinar schedule that will assist in meeting this standard as well as additional training opportunities found on the CACI training website!
Stay tuned for the CACI 2019 Training Calendar in the February edition of the CACInsider!