I have a question about medical teams coordinating care with Children’s Advocacy Centers.
We have 11 CACs in Vermont- each very individual, but managed by VT Children’s Alliance.
Our Child Protection Team inherited a fledging program that had MOUs signed with each CAC re: child abuse pediatrician representation per NCA standards. We do not do exams in any of the CACs- exams are done at local EDs with pedi SANEs/one peds primary care will do historical cases with a pedi SANE and with us at our state’s only Children’s Hospital.
Over the past year- we’ve focused on assuring that we have a place at each monthly MDT meeting- developing relationships, providing peer review, and thinking about holistic care for kids.
Now… our CAP would like to request some financial support in order to continue the MOUs, which I anticipate will cause a stir.
Question: As I’m thinking about how to approach this ask, thought I would reach out to see if anyone is able to offer expertise? What might a financial agreement look like?
Thank-you, Tracey Wagner RN, MSN, CPN, SANE-P