Happy New Year!
Southern Regional has been busy this year! Here is a recap of where we've been and what we've done in 2018:
In Need of Training?

Our mission here at Southern Regional is to provide every CAC in the South with training, resources, and technical assistance. In addition to our annual core trainings in Huntsville, we offer a variety of free customized trainings on request including:

  • Multidisciplinary Team Training
  • Board Development
  • Strategic Planning
  • Impacts of Vicarious Trauma on Individuals and Organizations
  • Dynamics of Personality, Interaction Styles, and Essential Motivators
  • MBTI Personality Type Assessments
  • Recantation
  • Other specialized training on request

If you would like to request someone from our team to deliver training at your CAC, click this link to start the process:
Missed a newsletter? All of our previous newsletters from 2018 are now housed in the archives on our website .
Free Online Training Opportunity:
The Board of Directors Blueprint

Designed specifically for those who serve on the boards of directors of CACs, the  Board of Directors Blueprint  is a four-module, self-guided training that is available free of charge through the  SRCAC website .

Module 1: The CAC Model
The module covers the history and structure of CACs, why they were created, how multidisciplinary teams (MDTs) work, and the challenges and benefits of the CAC model.

Module 2:   Hiring, Supporting and Evaluating an Executive Director
This module provides board members guidance in their roles when hiring, supporting and evaluating the often-challenging, and critical, Executive Director position.

Module 3:   Roles and Responsibilities
The module reviews some of the factors that differentiate CAC boards from other types of boards and the challenges that these boards face. Specific roles and responsibilities of CAC board members are discussed, along with helpful guiding principles and the habits of healthy boards.

Module 4:   Vicarious Trauma and Secondary Traumatic Stress
This module defines vicarious trauma and secondary trauma stress and focuses on understanding how working with child abuse victims can adversely affect CAC professionals and what the board of directors can do to support the CAC staff and MDTs—in addition to what can occur if these issues are not addressed. 

Each module is approximately 30 minutes and can be viewed separately if you are just interested in one or two particular areas—or the course can be viewed in its entirety. (Certificates of completion are available if all four modules are completed.)

If you have any questions or feedback about these trainings, please contact Caroline Rossi at  crossi@nationalcac.org .

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Spotlight is a newsletter prepared by Southern Regional CAC that focuses on current topics, ideas, trainings, and conferences which are designed to further the knowledge and practice of CAC professionals within the region. We hope you find the information helpful! Let us know if you have specific topics you’d like to see in future newsletters.
This publication is funded through grant #2016-CI-FX-K002 from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Neither the U.S. Department of Justice nor any of its components, operate, control, are responsible for, or necessarily endorse, this publication (including, without limitation, its content, technical infrastructure, and policies, and any services or tools provided).
Southern Regional CAC | #justtryingtohelpsomekids | Vol. 2 No. 1: Jan 2019