June 10, 2014, 10:15 a.m.

Child Advocacy Center Director Beth Cali Presents at National Conference

Beth Cali Director and Forensic Interviewer at the Burke County Child Advocacy Center recently presented research during a training session at the National Adolescent Perpetration Network.  

NAPN is subsidiary of the Kempe Center for Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect which is attached to the University of Colorado School of Medicine.  The Theme of the 29th Annual Conference held May 29-31st in Charlotte was Creating Models of Change: Innovation, adaptation, and transformation in the treatment of sexually abusive youth.  

During Beth’s training session she presented information regarding the history, development, and process of Child Advocacy Centers as well as the history of Southmountain Children and Family Services. The training session presented research on how accurate treatment of sexually abusive youth hinges on the ability to accurately assess the youth’s needs.

Beth showed how integral information needed for assessment is discussed during the case reviews with the multidisciplinary team at the child advocacy center.  Beth encouraged those providing treatment and assessment to sexually aggressive youth to begin involved with their local child advocacy centers and their multidisciplinary team process.