Multi-Disciplinary Team: Child Abuse - Working as a Strong MDT

Registrations are closed for this event
Date: Monday, August 27, 2018
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Instructor Location:
SuperWash Conference Center
707 W. Lincolnway
Morrison, IL
Instructor: Detective Mike Burns, Statewide MDT Coordinator
Kim Mangiaracino, Children's Advocacy Centers of Illinois, Executive Director

Member's Fee: $0
Non-Member & Civilian Fee: $0

The target audience is Whiteside County Law Enforcement, DCFS, prosecutors, CAC staff, mental health providers, etc., but the principles remain the same and  agencies outside of Whiteside County are welcome

Join us for an Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) Training covering a wide variety of related topics. This training is important for all team members to have consistent information to ensure the best possible outcomes for the children and families served in Whiteside County and at April House CAC. This training will benefit you even if you are not from Whiteside county.


A Brief History of the CAC movement and The Work of the MDT and Why it Matters

This session focuses on the roles and responsibilities of each MDT member and how they work together to achieve best outcomes for children and the investigation.  Will discuss challenges of working as a team and how to overcome these challenges.

Forensic Interview Overview

Gives MDT members an overview and understanding of the Forensic Interview Protocol, proper questioning of children, developmentally age-appropriate questioning, and how team members can best support the forensic interview process.

Corroboration in a Forensic Interview

The importance of child’s statement not standing alone and what each discipline’s role is of gathering corroborative information from the interview, where to look beyond the interview, and understanding problematic behaviors of the child that can be used to help build corroboration.

Case Review

Making case review work for your team, in a practical sense as well as by NCA standards.  Discuss the goals and objectives of case review and the why this component is essential for accountability of the cases seen and for improvement of future cases. 


Sponsored by: April House, NICJC and the Children’s Advocacy Centers of Illinois

For more information about the training, you may contact:  Carrie Melton, April House Executive Director: 815-772-5286 or



NOTE: We understand ISP/ civilian staff will not have the State PTB number. Registrants who do not have a PTB number should enter (4) zeros and then the last four digits of their Social security number.



Detective Mike Burns, Statewide MDT Coordinator. Prior to his work as the MDT Coordinator, he was a Bloomington Police Department detective and has served as a police officer since 1990. He has been a Lead Investigator for child sexual abuse and serious physical abuse since March 1999. He received specialized training in the forensic interviewing of children in 2000. He has conducted over 1100 interviews and has trained hundreds of child protection investigators, prosecutors, and police. He also serves on the faculty of ChildFirst.

Kim Mangiaracino, Children’s Advocacy Centers of Illinois, Executive Director. Kim has also served as the statewide MDT Coordinator and Training Coordinator. She also served as a forensic interviewer at the Madison Co. CAC for 7 years, completing more than 2500 interviews. She has a degree from SIUE and serves on the faculty of ChildFirst.


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