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Forming a Multidisciplinary Team To Investigate Child Abuse
(NCJ 170020) March 2000
OJJDP Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse, Portable Guide, 28 page(s)
Ells, M.
 
Delineates the benefits of forming a multidisciplinary team (MDT) of professionals from law enforcement, child protective services, prosecution, medicine, counseling, and related fields to investigate cases of child abuse and neglect. This Portable Guide to Investigating Child Abuse offers guidance on convening team participants, writing a mission statement, establishing protocols, promoting teamwork, and preventing burnout and addresses the importance of confidentiality policies, conflict resolution practices, and periodic review. The guide also includes an extensive list of related readings and contact information for organizations that offer training and technical assistance to MDT's.
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