Assessing the Need:
Each community is unique in its response to child abuse, depending on available resources, and strengths and weaknesses in current practices. It is critical to understand these nuances in order to provide effective onsite technical assistance. Jerri will conduct a needs assessment prior to providing training and technical assistance either by calling on key MDT members in the community or by having team members complete a self-assessment survey onsite.
Creating and Executing the Plan:
Once the need for training and technical assistance is evaluated, Jerri will design a plan for your organization or community at large. The plan will incorporate the points identified in the needs assessment into a comprehensive training and technical assistance package designed to maximize your child abuse professionals' time and your funding resources. Whether it is a day of strategic planning for your multidisciplinary team or protocol development; a day of learning best practices in interviewing children, two full days of child sexual abuse investigation training, or identifying additional training and technical assistance resources outside her area of expertise, Jerri will take whatever steps necessary to accommodate your needs.
As part of her commitment to continuously improving the system's response to abuse, after delivery of services, Jerri will be available to participants for ongoing support, indefinitely.