INCAC offers training and technical assistant to CACs, MDTs partner organizations, and any professional entity that investigates/prosecutes child abuse. These trainings are typically provided at no cost, or low cost.  INCAC can provide customized training upon request.


INCAC currently has the following MDT training events scheduled:
September 20, 2018: Advanced TF-CBT Training for Children with PSB - this training has minimal registration fee
September 21, 2018: MDT training on Problematic Sexual Behavior - this is a free training to CACs, MDTs, and their partner agencies.

INCAC has the following trainings opportunities available:

    • Improving Child Abuse MDT Case Review (Developing and Engaging an Effective MDT)
    • Building Resiliency in CACs and MDTs
    • Minimal Facts Interviewing for First Responders
    • NICHD Forensic Interviewer Training (there is a fee associated with this training however, prosecutors can audit this training at no cost.)
    • Peer Review
    • Teen Technology and Technological Stalking
    • Safety Planning with Technology and Gathering Evidence for Non-Criminal Cases

Please see below for a summary of these trainings.  

INCAC can assist with bringing other child abuse/child exploitation trainings to Idaho.  Depending on the training, this may be provided at no cost or a low cost.  INCAC can, with advanced notice, assist with travel funds to bring national trainers.  Other trainings INCAC can assist in bringing to Idaho include:

    • Facilitator Training
    • Dynamics of Child Sexual Abuse Disclosure
    • Preparing to Testify in Court (for Forensic Interviewers or Medical Providers)

Training Summaries

Building Resiliency in CACs and MDTs:

The goal of this 4 hour training is to discuss the impact of working in this field, identify the five core elements of resiliency, and explore how they can be implemented in the CAC and on the MDT through the organizational resiliency model using policies/practices, communication techniques, and competency-based training. This training utilizes games, small group discussion, and reflection to encourage participants to apply the knowledge they gain to themselves and their teams. Participants will walk away with an action plan for building resiliency in their CAC/MDT.

The training is intended for all Children's Advocacy Center staff members, Multidisciplinary Team members who work with Children’s Advocacy Centers, or groups interested in developing the CAC model in their communities.

Improving Child Abuse MDT Case Review:

This presentation will review the research-based dynamics of a Child Advocacy Center (CAC) and advise how a CAC can assist in the child abuse investigations and prosecutions.  We will review a Team Development Model. This presentation will then discuss the dynamics of productive Child Abuse MDT meetings and Case Review.  Next we will discuss the best practices around Child Abuse Protocols, MOU’s, and Interagency Agreements.  We will close by reviewing any existing MOU’s the Child Abuse MDT may have.

Minimal Facts Interviewing for First Responders:

This presentation is intended for First Responders, but can be a refresher for those who already investigate child abuse cases.  This presentation will discuss the signs and symptoms of child abuse.  We will then look at the dynamics around child sexual abuse disclosures, including why child do and do not make disclosures.  We will discuss the evidence-based research and dynamics of Forensic Interviewing.  We will conclude with an in-depth discussion regarding getting the information first responders need without impacting forensic interviews or investigations.

Teen Technology and Technological Stalking:

This 2 hour workshop is designed for those professionals who investigate or prosecute child abuse cases.  We will go over several apps teens are currently using and the pros and cons of those apps.  We will also discuss ways technology is monitoring us and ways abusers can use this to stalk.  Attendees will then learn some privacy settings for phones and internet browsers.  This will provide knowledge on how to help teens and other clients have a safer internet presence.  This presentation will also aid in the technology facilitated investigations related to teens and stalking.


Contact Tamara Pittz, tpittz@cacidaho.org 208-318-2294, if you are interested in having a training at your agency or community event.

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