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Does my county have a multidisciplinary team?

Welcome to the Help Desk for North Carolina adult protection multidisciplinary teams (MDTs). The purpose of the Help Desk is to create a space where all members of the adult protection community can access information and direct questions related to establishing and maintaining strong MDTs. We know that across the state MDTs are in various stages of development. Some counties have fully functioning MDTs. Some counties want to re-invigorate their efforts and some counties haven’t gotten off the ground yet with your team. The Help Desk is here for all of you – every community, and everyone who participates in the MDT.

We want you to contact us when you are facing challenges. You may want ideas about how to strengthen your team. Or perhaps you need coaching on taking your first steps in forming an MDT. Some of you may need help managing dynamics among your team members or maybe you need to access specific legal expertise in managing a current case. The Help Desk is here to support you in all of these situations. Simply reach out via email or phone to connect with us.

Below you will find a compilation of frequently asked questions we’ve received at the Help Desk, organized by subject matter.

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Tuesday, January 24, 2023 - 8:13 am
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If you aren’t sure if your county has a multidisciplinary team, a good place to start would be reaching out to a manager in Adult Protective Services at your local Department of Social Services.  Contact information for local departments can be found at this link:

You may also check the Adult Protection Network Find Your Peers page where you can see if your county has an MDT and search by county to find other professionals working in the field of aging and adult services in your community.  The map and directory are located at this link: