From the Tribal Law and Policy Institute

“This guide and the workbook are specifically designed to provide direction and
information to local Child Protection Teams (CPT) or Multi-disciplinary Teams (MDT)2
toward development of protocols to address their system’s response to child abuse and
child sexual abuse. The goal of developing a protocol is to more effectively work
together to reduce trauma to child victims. While this guide is comprehensive and
anticipates use in MDT settings primarily, it can be simplified for a less elaborate and
complex protocol as well. A well-written protocol alone will not meet the needs of any
team, however. Ultimately, this should be one of several “tools” that are used to improve
your Tribal system’s response to child abuse, and, most importantly, minimize trauma to
Native children!”