Currently, CAC military partnerships range from robust, long-standing relationships to those who have no affiliation with their military neighbors. Over time we expect these relationships to evolve and expand as the community of interest grows and becomes more aware of opportunities for partnership between CACs and the military. For CACs, military family program staff, and policymakers, you can help strengthen these critical partnerships by getting in touch with us now.
Future goals include highlighting model practices for collaboration and developing supporting training content for enhanced coordination of services between CACs and military installations. Additionally, NCA is working to formalize key Department of Defense relationships with national level memorandums of understanding to help reduce the administrative burden on CACs.
To learn more about the military programs involved in child abuse response, see our fact sheets about the U.S. Air Force, the Army, the Marine Corps, and the Navy. Visit NCA Engage to access the CAC-Military Partnership Webinar Series and other resources (login required). And, don’t miss our One in Ten podcast episode, “Trauma and Resiliency in Military Families,” with Dr. Stephen Cozza.
Check out our latest resource, Getting Started with Military Partnerships – A Guide for CACs to learn how CACs can begin establishing the partnerships necessary for providing a coordinated civilian-military response for military families. By following the seven steps outlined in this guide, CACs will be well positioned to ensure that military families in their community have access to the coordinated response they deserve.