Strengthening MDTs


This intermediate multidisciplinary team training spans two (2) days and is specifically designed for staff members who are integrally involved in coordination and leadership of the Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) at a children's advocacy center.

Participants will cultivate specific leadership skills to strengthen MDT working relationships, enhance participation of all team members, and identify system issues that impact cases and team dynamics. The curriculum addresses a wide variety of topics including understanding the role of the MDT coordinator/facilitator, assessing team strengths and challenges, cultivating a positive team climate, facilitating discussions, using questions to promote collaborative decision making, recognizing, appreciating, and capitalizing on team diversity, managing team conflict, and engaging in difficult conversations. 

Format: This highly interactive program includes open discussion, hands on activities, and role play.

October 19th 9:00am – 4:00pm
October 20th 9:00am – 4:00pm

Prerequisites: Current employment with or contractor of a local children’s advocacy center in the state of Texas. *Only one staff member from each CAC may apply. Priority will be given to applicants from centers currently participating in the MDT Enhancement Program (MEP).

Approval Process: Registering for this training offering does not guarantee acceptance.* Applicants will be notified of their final registration status at a minimum of three (3) weeks prior to the start of the training.

*Offering quality, professional training in a classroom environment is a key priority for our organization. We feel this format is the most conducive to effective learning as it allows for small group activities, one-on-one coaching, and ample opportunity for Q&A. However, given the inherent size of classroom training, we have to carefully manage the registration process. Our goal is to ensure that participants have timely access to the training offerings they are in need of in order to do their important jobs effectively. In reviewing registrations, our process is to assess both the registrant CAC’s needs as well as the registrant’s completion of course prerequisites.

CEU Credits: No


  • When

  • Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Friday, October 20, 2017

  • Where

  • Children's Advocacy Centers of Texas
    1501 W. Anderson Ln., Bldg. A
    Austin, Texas 78757

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