Multi-Disciplinary Team

A multidisciplinary team (MDT) is the foundation of a Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC). An MDT is a group of professionals from specific, distinct disciplines that collaborates from the point of report and throughout a child and family’s involvement with the CAC. MDTs coordinate intervention so as to reduce potential trauma to children and families and improve services overall, while preserving and respecting the rights, mandates and obligations of each agency. The Grayson County MDT included representatives from the following partner agencies:

  • Grayson County Texas Department of Family and Protective Services-Child Protective Services (TDFPS-CPS)
  • The District Attorney’s Office
  • Medical and Mental Health Agencies
  • Denison PD
  • Sherman PD
  • The Grayson County Sheriff’s Office
  • Children’s Advocacy Center
  • Bells PD
  • Collinsville PD
  • Gunter PD
  • Howe PD
  • Pottsboro PD
  • Southmayd PD
  • Tioga PD
  • Tom Bean PD
  • Van Alstyne PD
  • Whitesboro PD
  • Whitewright PD
  • Grayson County Crisis Center
  • Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)
  • DFPS-Adult Protective Services (APS)
  • DFPS-Child Care Licensing (CCL)/ Residential Child Care Licensing (RCCL)
  • Grayson County Department of Juvenile Services

Other members of the team may include other professionals in Grayson County or from related agencies in other counties.