Strengthening Children’s Advocacy Centers and Multidisciplinary Teams
FAQ about the Mentorship Program
What is the total time commitment?
One year of approximately monthly telephone consultation as mutually agreed upon by Mentor/Mentee pair. ( 12 hours)
One in-person meeting at the beginning of the program and one in-person meeting at the end of the program. Total time 2 days
What commitments do I need to make, as an LEC participant?
Engage openly about the opportunities and challenges of their organizations.
Give and receive honest feedback.
Keep all discussions confidential.
Make a commitment to the process.
Remain open to learning different organization development approaches.
Advise program faculty if the mentor/mentee relationship is not working for any reason.
Who facilitates LEC?
Martha Isobel Lask, MSOD, independent consultant since 1994, has over 25 years experience as a coach, consultant and manager in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. She brings special expertise in executive coaching and facilitating dialogue in a variety of group settings. Other projects: executive coaching for leaders of clinical development teams at Bristol Myer Squibb; establishment of statewide, cross agency partnerships for the National Rural Economic Development Institute.
Dr. M. Christine Kenty, PhD, LEC evaluator, is an independent professional researcher and consultant with years of experience in both qualitative and quantitative program evaluation methods and CACs.
What are the selection criteria?
Participants are accredited member directors or associate directors, coordinators or team leaders with less than 2 years experience at CAC programs that have a child-friendly CAC facility, a comprehensive multidisciplinary team response, conduct joint interviews and have staff assigned to the CAC. Invitations may be issued to individuals with other situations than those listed above.
Participants must have the organizational support of the CAC program and partner agencies to participate fully in the project.
Participants must agree to maintain the confidentiality of the other participants.
Participants must be committed to expanding their knowledge and growth.
If I join the LEC Mentorship Program, can I apply for LEC the following year?
Yes, many of the mentees from prior years have joined LEC in the following year.
Are Mentors LEC graduates?
Yes, all mentors have participated in a year of LEC prior to becoming mentors.
What does it cost to participate in LEC?
Most costs associated with LEC are covered by NRCAC.