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  NCJ Number: NCJ 170020  Add to Shoppping Cart  
  Title: Forming a Multidisciplinary Team To Investigate Child Abuse
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  Author(s): M Ells
  Corporate Author: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
  Date Published: 1998
  Page Count: 28
  Series: OJJDP Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse
  Annotation: This manual explains the benefits of a multidisciplinary team (MDT) to investigate child abuse and provides advice on forming and operating an effective team.
  Abstract: The manual notes that an increasing number of jurisdictions have established MDTs to promote the coordination and teamwork needed to ensure a timely and appropriate response to child abuse or neglect. MDTs include professionals from law enforcement, child protective services, prosecution, medicine, counseling, and related fields. MDTs can take several forms and may involve different locales. Creating an MDT involves several steps: identifying and recruiting members, developing a mission statement and protocol, establishing and maintaining good working relationships among team members, and evaluating the team's performance. Crucial elements in making the team a success include confidentiality policies, conflict resolution practices, and periodic review. Checklists and lists of supplemental readings, organizations from which to obtain more information, and other titles in the series on child abuse
  Main Term(s): Juvenile dependency and neglect
  Index Term(s): Interagency cooperation ; Child abuse investigations
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  Type: Instructional Material
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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