Gather information on how to construct a collaborative Community Action Team to serve high-risk missing and child sex trafficking victims. Explore how a missing child’s path to becoming a sex trafficking victim intersects with the child protection, law enforcement and juvenile justice systems. Identify opportunities within those systems for prevention and engagement. Explore and practice building an action team; developing victim recovery tools and interviewing approaches for victims. Examine the complex, layered exploitation these victims endure and how the trafficker and buyer capitalize on this victimization. Discover how the traffickers recruit, groom and maintain control of their victims and what motivates the buyer to purchase a child.
Join us for a series of webinars that will provide insight and strategies to effectively rethink how police agencies operate and connect with the community. Three distinct areas will be considered for developing an inclusive and engaged community police department. This webinar series is designed for police executives and officers, government leaders, community members, and those who are committed to supporting effective policing strategies for their communities. Part 3 of our 3-part series discusses how police agencies are integral parts of the community. Developing strategies for long-term trust and partnerships are critical for the future of police legitimacy and positive community relationships. During the webinar, you will examine the steps each police agency can take today to engage community members in shaping the future of community-focused policing.
Improve multidisciplinary team (MDT) responses to child sex trafficking (CST) cases. Gather information about improving or establishing a formal MDT in your community. Identify gaps and develop short and long term response plans with the help of subject matter experts.
Join us to gain an introduction to victim/survivor centered approaches, a summary of promising practices, and challenges and opportunities to be more victim/survivor centered. Each 60 minute session features a brief overview presentation followed by an opportunity to engage in an in-depth facilitated discussion and question and answer (Q&A) session with subject matter experts, practitioners in the field, and other attendees. Your participation is encouraged and additional questions will be taken during this live session. Prior to the session, we will gather feedback from you about what you would like to learn about the topic from the experts
Learn the best approach with children who are alleged victims of child abuse in the initial phases of a case, after a concern has been identified. Develop the skills and techniques necessary to engage a child in such a way as to minimize suggestibility but still provide support, beyond what is taught in a First Responder Training. Review best practices in identification of a concern and learn to engage these children in a way that maximizes positive case outcomes and minimizes potential behaviors that can hurt cases.
Discuss why juveniles runaway and dangers that apply to youth during this time-frame. Explore strategies for interrupting chronic runaway behavior, while providing a tool to help assess and document runaway reasons, behaviors, and intervention options. Consider trauma that can occur during these runaway events and approaching youth during traumatic events.
Test the organization’s response in conducting an initial investigation into searching for a missing or abducted child using the Incident Command System (ICS). Employ strategies and responses in mitigating and resolving the emergency. Participate in a multidisciplinary tabletop exercise, developed by the Department of Homeland Security, to build cohesiveness within the investigative team when responding to an emergency.
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).
Examine the relationship between adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and substance use, with an emphasis on research specific to tribal communities and youth. Discuss the confounding effects of social economic factors and ethnicity-based differences in prevalence rates. Review culturally-enhanced treatment options for ACEs. Explore specific strategies for caregivers, prevention specialists, treatment providers, criminal justice professionals and community members.
Explore identifying factors that contribute to dangerousness and risk for further sexual offending on the part of registered sex offenders. Learn how to gather and review relevant information on registrants from other collateral sources, what risk factors and assessment tools can be helpful, and what specific monitoring and observation skills can be employed to identify these factors. Discuss coordination between the sex offender registry and supervision personnel, including strategies for effectively managing risk scenarios. Develop advanced techniques for registered sex offender monitoring and accountability.