MDT Guide and Toolkit

MDT Guide and Toolkit


The goal of this guide is to encourage and facilitate the development and growth of elder abuse case review Multidisciplinary Teams (MDTs). In this guide you will find information about MDT structures and functions, along with common issues with which a team will need to grapple in developing a case review MDT.


Chapters & Toolkit Items

How to Use this Guide

How to Use this Guide

Understanding the purpose and design of this guide

Introduction to Multidisciplinary Teams

 1: Introduction to Multidisciplinary Teams

Understanding MDT models, including the need for and benefits of MDTs.

Meeting the Needs of your Community

 2: Meeting the Needs of your Community

Crafting a needs assessment, choosing an MDT model, and defining your purpose

Selecting Team Members

 3: Selecting Team Members

Choosing and recruiting members for your team

Building a Strong Foundation

 4: Building a Strong Foundation

Developing your mission, vision, and strategic plan

Ethical and Legal Considerations

 5: Ethical and Legal Considerations 

Discussing key issues and writing protocol for your team

MDT Coordinator

 6: MDT Coordinator

Understanding the role and value of the coordinator position

Professional Development

 7: Professional Development

Explore three types of training beneficial to your team

Case Review

 8: Case Review

Developing your meeting structure for optimal review and followup

Anticipating Challenges and Troubleshooting

 9: Anticipating Challenges & Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting common barriers

Case Tracking and Program Evaluation

10: Case Tracking & Program Evaluation

Managing data and measuring success



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