The Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT): One Response to Child Maltreatment

The MDT or CPT model draws together expertise and cooperation across disciplines. The goal is to optimize case planning by pooling resources and sharing knowledge and experience. In doing so, the child protection community can help protect and nurture children affected by maltreatment, and better assist families in making the changes needed to create safe and nurturing environments for children to grow an dthrive. How we build the MDT, support its members, and sustain its work will determine how successful we are in effectively responding to child maltreatment.