Peer recovery support services (PRSS) are increasingly offered across diverse community, criminal justice, and healthcare settings to address opioid, stimulant, and other substance use disorders, as well as mental health and co-occurring disorders. This session will explore considerations for developing culturally responsive Recovery Community Organizations (RCOs) specific to Native American populations, to include the Wellbriety Movement, founded by White Bison, whose mission is to “disseminate culturally based principles, values, and teaching to support healthy community development and servant leadership, and to support healing from alcohol, substance use, co-occurring disorders, and intergenerational trauma.” We will highlight the Warrior Down Program, a peer-to-peer program designed to assist Native Americans by providing support and resources to assist them on their path to recovery, with a goal of reducing recidivism.
Avoid potential conflict both professionally and personally by learning to organize your thinking and respond calmly. Consider the approaches you can take to prevent and respond to verbal conflict. This course will explore the communication process, conflict prevention, and help you understand why conflicts occur. Instruction will also cover certain circumstances in which verbal de-escalation techniques may not be appropriate, and provide techniques to resolve such conflicts. Join us to learn how de-escalation techniques and communication skills can potentially defuse tense situations and lead to more successful outcomes. This training does not cover physical intervention techniques.
Sextortion using technology is an increasing trend seen by law enforcement. Sextortion refers to the crime where someone employs an abuse of power, usually a threat to expose explicit images, in order to coerce a person to do something. This 1-day training will identify the methods and tactics used by offenders, and describe why youth are vulnerable to these tactics. The training will explain the long-term impact of these crimes on victims, offer a victim-centered response, and provide information on reporting these crimes to law enforcement, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the electronic service provider(s). This course will conclude with identifying effective Sextortion prevention messages for youth, parents and educators.
Seconds count when a child is missing. Gain the critical skills needed to construct and manage effective search and canvass operations to recover the child. Recognize crucial cell phone and technology-related evidence which can help locate the child and track the abductor. Explore relevant legal issues associated with criminal cases against those who abduct and harm children. Participate in hands-on exercises designed to test your knowledge and application of the material and prepare you for your next missing child case.
Child sex trafficking (CST) is like no other crime. Victimization may happen hundreds of times and can be difficult to identify due to the victims being missing children coupled with the trafficker’s hold on victims. Dissect the crime of CST, its complex nature, and discover how to investigate this crime fully. Develop trauma-informed approaches to ensure your victim interview does not retraumatize and you gain critical information to identify corroborative evidence. Examine the trafficker’s profile and motivation, how they impact your suspect interview, and proven suspect interview strategies. Recognize common evidence available, legal hurdles, and common defenses of traffickers.
Join other law enforcement and school personnel to address school violence and youth victimization concerns through the use of crime prevention and response strategies and review lessons learned from relevant case studies. Examine the impacts of trauma on youth and effective strategies for working with students experiencing mental illness and learning disabilities. Explore the most current trends among youth relating to social media and alcohol and substance abuse. Discuss successful prevention and intervention program models.
Test your community’s response in conducting an initial investigation, search and canvass activities for a missing or abducted child scenario occurring on tribal lands. Employ strategies and responses in mitigating and resolving the emergency. Participate in a multi-disciplinary, multi-jurisdictional tabletop exercise, to build cohesiveness with tribal, state, local and federal partners when responding to an emergency.
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, using the Strategic Prevention Dashboard, for your organization. This course is open to all members of child serving organizations such as preschool, after-school care, summer camps, church groups, athletic associations or others responsible for the care of minors.
Join other administrative professionals, executive assistants, and support personnel from criminal justice and other governmental agencies to discuss relevant topics focused on improving communication, enhancing skills, and fostering community outreach.
Join us to learn the concept of a Child Abduction Response Team (CART) in Indian Country. Topics discussed will include the importance to develop a prepared response to missing, endangered or abducted children within Indian Country. The goal is to provide a level of understanding to the overall CART concept for implementation into tribal communities and Indian Country.