This session is designed for all CAC staff and MDT members from all professional disciplines who work with CACs to include law enforcement, protective services, victim advocates, mental health, forensic interviewers, medical providers, and any others involved in working with CACs in any capacity.
Panelist:Dr. Joan Duwve, Director of Public Health, DHEC
Dr. Duwve currently serves as Director of Public Health for the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC). In this capacity, she provides strategic direction for public health, leading its more than 1,900 public health employees. She ensures the delivery of appropriate, timely and quality services at DHEC’s 74 public health service sites, located in every county in the state and the performance of the central office bureaus of Community Health Services, Communicable Disease Prevention and Control, Maternal and Child Health, Health Improvement and Equity, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, Public Health Laboratory, Public Health Preparedness and Community Nutrition Services.
Carole Swiecicki, Ph.D., Executive Director, Dee Norton CAC
In addition to her role as Executive Director at the Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center in Charleston, Carole is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Medical University of South Carolina. She is also the current board chair of the South Carolina Network of Children's Advocacy Centers.
Liz Szarkowski, Program Director, SCNCAC
Liz is the Program Director for the South Carolina Network of Children's Advocacy Centers (SCNCAC). Liz is responsible for coordinating all SCNCAC training and technical assistance programs. In addition to other duties, she oversees the SCNCAC Building Resiliency in Children's Advocacy Centers and multidisciplinary teams (MDT) training program.
Candice Lively, General Counsel, SCNCAC
In addition to her role as General Counsel at the South Carolina Network of Children's Advocacy Centers, Candice is a full time Deputy Solicitor at the Sixth Circuit Solicitor's Office which has locations in Lancaster, Chester, and Winnsboro South Carolina. She has also served on the SCNCAC Board of Directors.
Tom Knapp, Executive Director, SCNCAC
Tom is the Executive Director for the South Carolina Network of Children's Advocacy Centers. He has years of experience as a sheriffs department investigator assigned to a local Children's Advocacy Center and multidisciplinary team. He will be moderating the panel discussion portion of this virtual session and discussing SCNCAC training formats to meet CAC/MDT professional needs in South Carolina during the remainder of 2020.