Membership Monday - Madison County Child Advocacy Center

Monica-Goodman.jpgMonica Goodman is the Forensic Interviewing Director for the Madison County Child Advocacy Center (CAC) where she has been conducting and scheduling forensic interviews across West Tennessee since 2005. 

You can connect with the Madison County CAC via their Facebook page.

You can also show them some love at their upcoming fundraiser, the Blue Suede Dinner and Auction on February 27th!

Why did you decide to go into your field? I have spent 23 years serving in various roles and capacities through the Exchange Club-Carl Perkins Center. Child protection is fulfilling work, and my desire to make a difference is validated and supported on a daily basis.

What are your hobbies/interests outside of work? Child's sporting events, event coordinating, and interior design. 

What are some events or projects (personal or professional) that you would like to share? I am currently an instructor for Talking to Kids across the state. I am a local member of the Tennessee Human Trafficking Task Force, and I serve as chair of the CACTN Forensic Interviewer training consortium.

How can community members and potential donors support your CAC? There is an on-going, ever-growing need to expand victim's services and therapy. Volunteers are needed to aid in transportation of children and families to and from the CAC to receive services and provide office management (i.e., answering phones) at various times throughout the year. 

What is on your CAC wish list? Laptop computers for forensic interviewers to aid in efficiency when traveling throughout West Tennessee. 

In such a demanding field, what keeps you focused and positive about the work you do? The support I receive from the Center (i.e., vicarious trauma support, staff and peer support) and the belief in the quality and confidence the Center provides in adherence to best practice and best interest for children and families. 

This project is funded under an agreement with the State of Tennessee.