The Wisáwca Project is an initiative that helps people create their own personal safety plan to ensure they do everything in their power to make it home. This webinar will feature Kola Shippentower-Thompson the Project’s creator. Hear from Kola the purpose behind the Project’s creation and get introduced to the important aspects of creating a plan for yourself and with others. Learn how advocates may engage and practice implementing the safety plan.
Adopting a victim/survivor-centered approach in the supervision and treatment of adult sex offenders is important for teams working within this field. Developing meaningful, real-world strategies to involve victim/survivors and advocates in the supervision and treatment of sexual abusers will help teams hold offenders accountable for their behaviors while, more importantly, empowering and potentially helping victim/survivors in their recovery process. During the webinar, you will learn new strategies to increase collaborations between community supervision professionals and victim/survivor service providers; look at approaches that are victim and survivor-centered; and explore what these approaches provide to victims and survivors.
Learn techniques and strategies to enhance the likelihood of obtaining information from possible victims of child sex trafficking. Compare and contrast typical child sexual abuse cases with child sex trafficking (CST) cases and address the different points of entry into the criminal justice and welfare system for CST victims. Understand various disciplines' roles and responsibilities and how they can contribute to a positive outcome of the CST case. Examine question strategy, interview dynamics, language use, and interview suggestions. Discuss the business model of child sex trafficking as it relates to a variety of crimes, including the use of sexually explicit images of minors (child pornography).
Join other child-serving professionals to create a plan of action for preventing child sexual abuse of youth in your care. Learn the signs and symptoms of child sexual abuse, mandated reporter and stakeholder responsibilities. Identify strengths and weaknesses of current prevention practices, and develop an action plan for your organization.
In the initial response to endangered missing or child abduction incidents, accurate and timely situational assessments, and immediate resource deployment are critical. During this training, first responders will gain knowledge of the investigative activities that occur during an endangered missing or child abduction investigation, and how their actions influence the short- and long-term response of law enforcement. Learn the impact the missing and/or abducted child incident has on the family and how this can impact your response.Examine the critical and necessary first steps for first responders and gain best practices and strategies for search and canvass implementation.
Learn about the roles of law enforcement, first responders, investigators, and child protective services when investigating the death of a child. Receive an overview of the important investigative tips and information related to the causes of death, and the duties and investigative needs of the medical examiner/coroner.
Enhance your agency’s AMBER Alert activations by utilizing new strategies. Examine training requirements and procedures for activating an AMBER Alert and hear an in-depth review of current best practices, trends, analytics, and successful AMBER Alert programs. Explore current abduction trends, laws related to mandatory notifications, statistics, and resources available during an activation.
Gather information on how to engage and construct a collaborative response to at-risk missing and high-risk endangered missing children. Explore how a missing child’s path to becoming a victim of exploitation intersects with the child protection, law enforcement and juvenile justice systems and acts as a risk factor to abductions. Identify opportunities within those systems for prevention and engagement. Examine the complex, layered exploitation these victims endure and how exploiters capitalize on this victimization.
A previous webinar discussed implicit bias as a key factor contributing to racial and ethnic health disparities, and the level of which this is experienced in the treatment of alcohol and substance abuse. Join this ask the expert session for a facilitated discussion and open forum with subject matter experts who will answer your practical questions regarding working with our implicit biases. Prior to the session, we will gather feedback from you about what you would like to learn about the topic from the experts. Your participation is encouraged during the session, and additional questions will be taken at that time.
Motivational Interviewing is a style of interaction that is client-driven and supports individuals in the healing and change process. There is significant research in the health, education and criminal justice fields that supports the use of motivational interviewing in addressing the needs of victim/survivors and offenders, providing support and helping to facilitate change. Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a trauma-informed interviewing/interacting technique that focuses on creating supportive, meaningful and strategic conversations. This advanced training will provide the context of evidence-based practices on how to have these conversations and will leave you with practical skills to engage in short and effective conversations to initiate, or facilitate, the process of behavior-change and effective support. This training will focus on change talk, working with resistance, and exploring and resolving ambivalence.