Elevate Your Game

NCA member benefits & resources that help improve your practice, from gaining and maintaining the accreditation that speaks to funders and lawmakers, to tools to benchmark your programs, to trainings and programs that help your CAC serve kids better.

Program Improvement

Mental Health Training & Resources

  • Mental health brochures for CACs, MDT partners, and caregivers (link)
  • Exclusive member access to join evidence-based training/assessment projects when available (contact mmiller@nca-online.org to learn more)
  • CAC Directors’ Guide to Quality Mental Healthcare (link)

Victim Advocacy Training

  • A forthcoming training on victim advocacy will be available on a new learning management system. Check back here for access to this exclusive member benefit!

Resources to Respond to CSEC

  • Unifying the Response to Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children: video training series and other resources available at CSEC-Response.org
  • Video training series: Investigative protocols specific to child pornography/abusive images (link)
  • When Images Hurt: a guide for caregivers of children victimized by child pornography/abusive images (link)

Trauma-Informed Practice Training

  • ChildVictimWeb: A resource for professionals offering comprehensive information on child victimization, its impacts, assessments, treatments that help reduce related trauma symptoms and more (link)

Nonprofit Management, Business, & Leadership Tools

  • NCA’s organizational capacity resources (member-exclusive link) and financial sustainability training (member-exclusive link, login required for both)
  • Successful Management of a Nonprofit Organization: NCA's organizational management training series tailored to the need of nonprofit CACs (member-exclusive link, login required)

Accreditation Resources

The Standards & Training

  • Access to print and free digital copies of NCA’s Standards for Accredited Members and Putting Standards into Practice guide for CACs, MDTs, and boards
  • Free access to NCA’s Accreditation Bootcamp training series
  • Expert peer site review
  • Use of NCA’s Accredited Member badge, demonstrating your CAC’s high standard of care for children and families

Access to Special Funding

  • Eligibility to apply for exclusive grants for Accredited Members
  • Access to research on national data on CAC funding, services, and accreditation

Research & Practice Committees

  • Eligibility to join the committees and reader pools that help research, debate, and publish NCA’s Standards every five years

Cutting-Edge Updates

Content-Rich Periodicals

  • Free access to NCA’s Monthly Newsletter with fresh content on research, practice, and the latest from Washington
  • Monthly opportunities to be featured as the Member Spotlight in the Newsletter
  • Actionable, members-only intelligence on research and practice in the weekly “From the Director’s Desk” message from Teresa Huizar
  • Monthly Resource Spotlight messages highlighting valuable member resources to share with your staff, MDT, and board
  • An open invitation to CAC Newsflash, the monthly member-exclusive update call from the heart of the CAC movement

Regular Opportunities to Connect with Chapter Peers

  • An open invitation to the monthly Chapter Update Call, an exclusive forum for updates and shared expertise for State Chapters
  • An invitation to the quarterly, NCA-facilitated Chapter Journal Club Call exclusively for Chapter executive directors to share and improve their management and leadership skills

Program Evaluation

OMS & Custom Reports

  • Outcome Measurement System
  • Custom Report Templates & Training
  • National and State Benchmarks

NCAtrak & Outcome Reporting

  • Exclusive NCAtrak case management system access
  • Forthcoming reporting engine that proves CACs help kids

Subject Matter Expertise

  • Access to help from NCA’s Program Evaluation Coordinator for help with custom reports, data analysis, and evaluation best practices