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.
Explore investigative strategies that address the relationship between child sexual abuse and child sexual abuse materials (child pornography) to supplement an investigation and corroborate victim statements. Gather new tools and resources for the most comprehensive case outcomes.
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.
Examine the common medical and social myths and misconceptions that undermine the investigation and adjudication of child sexual abuse cases. Materials discussed will include the medical/legal definitions or "child", the evolving definition of "rape", and the different between statutory requirements for "consent" and "force".
Review a case study involving a 3-year old child who was physically and emotionally abused by his mother's boyfriend. It was not until he was unable to walk that his mother was forced to take him to the Emergency Department for medical attention. With the work of many dedicated people of multi-disciplines this case was brought to justice!
Delays in disclosure can present far-reaching challenges that impact the investigations and successful prosecution of child predators. Learn the ways in which the forensic interview can be used to maximize information and disclosure context from youth who have delayed waiting to tell.
Learn the signs of neglect, physical and sexual child abuse in an effort to gain a better understanding of how to identify victims. KNOW & TELL is a public responsibility movement, to educate all adults to KNOW the signs of abuse and TELL responsible authorities when they recognize them. Awareness of these signs is a critical step to protecting our children and helping to educate others. We all have a responsibility to protect children.
(THIS COURSE IS FOR CERTIFIED HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS ONLY) Learn the signs of neglect, physical, and sexual child abuse to identify a child victim and understand your responsibility as a healthcare professional and mandated reporter. Awareness of these signs is a critical step to protecting our children. We all have a responsibility to protect children. KNOW & TELL® is a public responsibility movement to educate all New Hampshire adults to KNOW the signs of abuse and TELL responsible authorities when they recognize them. Individuals living outside of the State of New Hampshire are welcome to participate in this training but should inquire with their own state as to reporting procedures and requirements.
Describe and encourage forensic interviewers to consider new strategies in interviewing children. Review strategies displaying children of all ages with a person-centered, person-first approach including information on interviewing children with disabilities.