Multidisciplinary teams (MDTs) are formed before a school or organization faces an allegation of abuse. They are composed of internal child protection designates or team (CPD/CPT) and external representatives from legal, medical, emotional and social support agencies grounded in local law and trauma-informed care.
AISA advises clear guidelines should be in place when a MDT is involved in a case of abuse (such as for serious physical abuse, all sexual abuse, or when caregivers don’t respond to school-based child protection team recommendations).
- Action Steps in Event of an Incident (NAIS) US
- Building Multidisciplinary Teams (ASIA 2016)
- CfC Best Practices, Creating a Child Protection Team
- Community Resources Assessment Framework
- Model Protocol for Multidisciplinary Teams US
- Responding to Children Who Have Been Sexually Abused: clinical guidelines (WHO) New!
- Trauma Informed Care Resources including online training and webinars (NCTSN 2013)
- The Witch Hunt, Backlash and Professionalism (Kenneth Lanning, FBI ret.)