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Professionals in CAPS are leaders in child maltreatment education, prevention, advocacy, collaboration, and research on the local, state and national level. They provide education in multidisciplinary settings to prevent and to improve the response to child maltreatment.
- Child Advocacy team members routinely participate in multidisciplinary team meetings in their communities. Representatives from law enforcement, child protective services, prosecutors, the medical community, victim advocates, mental health providers and the public school system meet with a goal of providing a collaborative process in handling child maltreatment cases.
- Child Advocacy Centers of Wisconsin works to develop local or regional child advocacy centers throughout Wisconsin so that all children who are alleged victims of abuse have easy access to the services of a child advocacy center. Our director, medical director and others from the CAPS team serve on both the board and executive board.
- Child Advocacy team members participate in workgroups, boards, and committees at the local, state and national level. These teams are comprised of professionals from a variety of agencies and focus on child maltreatment issues, including prevention, early intervention, legislation, and systems improvement.