assessing partnerships
Date Title Instructor Time
Watch Now The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly: Assessing CAC Partnerships Debra Anderson, PhD 90 minutes

Brief Overview: Child abuse and neglect are community problems, requiring a response from law enforcement, child protective services, medical professionals, and others. Given that collaboration is central to the CAC movement, how do leaders develop, assess, and monitor partnerships with multiple disciplines - particularly when some of those relationships are "have-to" rather than "want-to?"


Expert Presenter: Debra Anderson, MSW, PhD, is Director of Connections, a mental health program dedicated to early intervention services for children located at Project Harmony Child Advocacy Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Dr. Anderson and her staff coordinate referrals for mental health services from schools and medical clinics; provide evidence based training and other compensation for mental health professionals, and work to increase community capacity in serving children and families in need. Prior to this position, Dr. Anderson was Project Harmony’s Director of Training and Coordination. She wrote training and education curricula about child abuse and neglect topics. During her tenure, she and her staff trained over 30,000 students and professionals. She has presented at regional, national, and international conferences, including the San Diego International Child Abuse and Neglect Conference, Protect our Children, National Children’s Alliance, and the National Children’s Advocacy Conference. Dr. Anderson has almost 30 years of experience training and consulting to public and private child welfare agencies. Prior to Project Harmony, Dr. Anderson was a professor of social work at Creighton University and the University of Nebraska-Omaha.

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Continuing Education Credits

This activity has also been designed to meet the Minnesota Board of Social Work for 1.5 hours CEU and 1 Post Credits by the Minnesota Peace Officers.

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