The multidisciplinary team approach to child abuse investigation brings together the various professionals involved in a child abuse/neglect case. It allows professionals from different entities and disciplines to develop strategies for working together to meet their specific obligations while reducing the amount of trauma felt by the child victim. The benefits of the multidisciplinary approach are a reduction in the number of interviews with victims, as well as a more thorough assessment of children and caregivers’ needs.
HCCAC holds monthly meetings with local law enforcement, county/district attorneys and the Department of Family and Protective Services to ensure a family’s needs are met and assess all cases.
HCCAC also provides various training opportunities to our local partners to ensure they are equipped with the most up to date knowledge in child abuse investigations.