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Tuesday, June 7 • 11:15am - 12:45pm
Session 5A: Why is it Hard to be a Team Player? Exploring Good Practices in Developing Cross-Agency Relationships in CACs

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While multi-disciplinary responses to child abuse have been recommended as best practice, developing effective and collaborative ways of working are extremely difficult. This workshop will present the findings from an online survey conducted by the Crimes against Children Research Center and the Australian Centre for Child Protection about the factors that directors of CACs in the United States attribute to the successful development of collaborative relationships. It will explore what processes facilitate collaboration and whether different structures and funding arrangements impact collaboration. We will provide time to brainstorm and share ideas about developing, maintaining, and evaluating cross-agency relationships in CACs.  
Suggested Session Track: Research & Innovative Practices


Speakers
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Wendy Walsh

Research Associate Professor, University of New Hampshire, Crimes against Children Research Center
Wendy A. Walsh, Ph.D. is a Research Associate Professor at the University of New Hampshire’s Crimes against Children Research Center. For over 15 years she has been conducting research on evaluating child abuse prevention and intervention programs, including children’s advocacy centers, and examining the criminal justice response to child abuse. Her research areas include the multidisciplinary response to child abuse, Internet... Read More →


Tuesday June 7, 2016 11:15am - 12:45pm
Meeting Room 2 Renaissance Washington DC Hotel

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