Meeting the Needs of Kids in Crisis

Aubree Vance, Thomas Grieb, Megan Bryant, Annie Harrison, and Alex Brace from Small Talk in Lansing, Michigan

Above, left to right: Megan Bryant, Thomas Grieb, Aubree Vance, Annie Harrison, and Alex Brace in the room at Small Talk where, pre-pandemic, the multidisciplinary team would meet.   When the pandemic first prompted a wave of shutdowns across the country, most of us assumed we’d be back in the office before too long. When… Continue Reading

Teleboxes for Telehealth

Paula Condol, seated, and Heidi Tupa, onscreen, demonstrate North Dakota's telemental health program.

Above: Dakota CAC Executive Director Paula Condol, MS, LPCC, (seated) and Red River CAC’s Heidi Tupa, MSW, LICSW, (onscreen) demonstrate how the telehealth system works.   Long before the pandemic made telehealth part of the “new normal” for CACs, North Dakota was ahead of the curve. In last year’s Annual Report, we introduced you to Paula… Continue Reading

What’s Next for Telemental Health?

For Michelle Miller, NCA’s mental health project coordinator, her proudest moment from 2020 was seeing our field come together in a crisis, everyone mobilizing at once to keep services available to kids and families. “We’ve spent the last two years exploring and planning how to integrate telehealth services into CACs. We see its value for… Continue Reading

Keeping Kids Safe for the People Who Protect Us

The CAC-military team that serves military-affiliated families in Norfolk, Va.

Teaming up to help kids, above from left to right: Jen Howe, CHKD forensic interviewer; Quiana Bradley, CHKD therapist; Brandy Etter from McDonald Army Hospital; Jackie Johnson, CHKD case manager; Louis Heyward from the Army Family Advocacy program; and Heather Larkin, CHKD medical social worker.   National Children’s Alliance prioritizes developing strong relationships between Children’s… Continue Reading