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MDT Response to Child Sexual Abuse Investigations



Child Sexual Abuse Investigations

This training is FREE and in-person*

Date: Monday July 10, 2023

Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (PT)

Location: Sacramento, CA

Registration Deadline: July 3, 2023

*Enrollment is limited to those who are part of a current or emerging Child Advocacy Center or Multi-Disciplinary Interview Team (CAC/MDIT) in California.

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Course Overview:
This is an introductory team-focused training for individuals who conduct child abuse investigations, as part of a current or emerging Child Advocacy Center or Multi-Disciplinary Interview Team (CAC/MDIT) in California. Eligible participants include those in law enforcement, prosecution/county counsel, social services/CPS, mental health and medical-sexual assault examiners and victim witnesses.

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Describe at least five examples of best practices used by multi-disciplinary centers and teams in the investigations of child abuse.
  • Summarize the priorities and timelines of other disciplines involved in a child abuse investigation, and how county protocol should accommodate these priorities and timelines.
  • Explain the 10-step interview protocol and its basis in research.

8:00am – 8:10am         Welcome & Introductions
8:10am – 8:55am          Introduction to Child Maltreatment
8:55am – 9:25am         1A: Introduction to Multidisciplinary Teams
9:25am – 10:30am       1B: Interdisciplinary Responses to Child Abuse
10:30am – 10:40am     Break
10:40am – 11:40am      1C: Law Enforcement and Child Welfare Investigations
11:40am – 12:40pm       Lunch
12:40pm – 1:25pm        Activity: Case Exercise: “Who is the suspect?”
1:25pm – 2:25pm         1D: Role of the Medical Provider within the MDT
2:25pm – 2:35pm        Break
2:35pm – 3:50pm        1E: Prosecuting Child Abuse with a Multi-disciplinary Team
3:50pm – 4:00pm       Break
4:00pm – 4:55pm       1F: Overview of Forensic Interviewing in a Team Setting
4:55pm –5:00 pm       Closing and Evaluations

For more information, questions, or grievances, please contact Nelle Stanwood at Individuals with disabilities who require accommodations to participate in this training should also contact Nelle Stanwood via email. Requests must be received by July 1, 2023.

Continuing Education (CEC):
If you are interested in Continuing Education, payments will be accepted at the training for a fee of $45.
All attendees will receive a certificate of attendance. Participants may also apply for Continuing Education Credits after the event. Course meets qualifications for 8 hour(s) of Continuing Education Credits for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (Provider #128590). The Center for Innovation and Resources, Inc. (CIR) is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. CIR maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. CE Credits will be available after the event for a fee of $45. Certificates for CE Credits will be mailed to participants within two weeks following the event. If you would like to cancel your CE application or would like a refund, please contact

Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE):
This course meets 5.5 hours of MCLE credit as required by the California State Bar (Provider #15175) and is available for a fee of $45.


Produced by Serving California’s Survivors with Disabilities (funding awarded by Ability Central) and the CATTA Center, projects of the Center for Innovation and Resources, Inc. with funding awarded by Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Victim Assistance Formula Grant Program (Formula Grant Program) and Child Sexual Abuse Prevention state funds (Grant Subaward numbers NC22 16 8567 and SC22 16 8567) through the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES).