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What resources are available to assist us in forming an MDT?

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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Thursday, February 2, 2023 - 9:15 am
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There are several resources available to assist you in forming a multidisciplinary team:

The UNC School of Government hosts a website with resources to assist you in forming a team:  The site includes a resource library, a help desk function, and links to past video presentations to guide you. 

The Elder Justice Initiative (EJI), a program administered by the United States Department of Justice, maintains a website with helpful resources:  The EJI site includes a toolkit with step-by-step instructions on how to form an MDT.      

The North Carolina Division of Aging and Adult Services employees Continuous Quality Improvement Specialists, formerly known as Adult Program Representatives.  Staff members from this team are available to consult with staff from local county departments of social services on matters related to Adult Protective Services, including MDTs.