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7th Annual CAC/MDT Professional Development Conference
April 24, 2017 - April 25, 2017$145
Many Cases, Many Voices, One Team
At its core, the Children’s Advocacy Center model is about teamwork – bringing the agency professionals involved in a case together on the front end – and about putting the needs of the child victim first. Despite that notion, as a part of a CAC or MDT, it can sometimes feel like we all have different goals, beliefs, and desired outcomes. It can sometimes feel like we are in this alone.
As a part of a CAC or MDT, we are a part of something bigger. We are a part of a team – the very thing that makes this whole model work. We are a part of a nationwide network of almost 800 CACs across the country. We are a part of a movement serving over 300,000 children every year. The feeling of being connected to something bigger than ourselves can be powerful for resiliency. And while we are uniquely positioned to make a positive impact on the communities we serve, we often ignore the negative impact our work can have on us.
We hope you will join us in Traverse City this April and, as you are surrounded by hundreds of your colleagues, we hope it will remind you that you are a part of something bigger than yourself. We hope it will remind you that we are one team.