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.
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.
Develop the skills and techniques to conduct developmentally appropriate forensic interviews with victims of child sex trafficking. Learn the differences between interviewing children in child abuse cases and interviewing child sex trafficking victims. Review victim-centered interview methodology with special emphasis given to understanding the factors contributing to child sex trafficking victimization and the impact on development and effects of trauma. Learn to gather information regarding the use of technology in the child sex trafficking business model and the multitude of crimes that traffickers commit, including the use of sexually explicit images of minors (child pornography).
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.
Learn the stages of developing an effective, sustainable, multidisciplinary team (MDT), which include Awareness, Implementation, and Institutionalization. You will learn the importance of each stage, and how and when MDT’s can transition from one stage to the next for sustainability.
Examine the framework to successfully manage interpersonal violence offenders including those who commit sex crimes, while providing for the safety, rights, interests, and needs of victims/survivors. The fundamental principles of the Comprehensive Approach include victim/survivor centeredness and multidisciplinary collaboration, which requires professionals working with the offender to provide a mechanism for victim/survivor representation on supervision teams. In addition, offender management strategies should also be designed to meet the specific, individualized needs of victim/survivors. The Comprehensive Approach emphasizes the importance of utilizing evidence-based interventions to reduce risk, target criminogenic needs, and prevent recidivism. Gather best practices for sex offender management and victim/survivor centered practices as well specific offender and victim/survivor programmatic examples.
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.
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.
The science and practice of identifying and addressing the dynamic factors contributing to continued criminal conduct within the context of a victim-centered approach has improved dramatically in the past several years. During the webinar, you will hear an overview of evidence-based and best practices in criminal justice reform. We will make the connection regarding how evidence-based practices support and enhance victim-centeredness. We will also discuss the importance of risk assessment, case planning, service referral, motivational interviewing, contingency management, intermediate sanctions, risk reduction and integrated victim-centered services.
Explore how different types of evidence can be used in forensic interviews of children in abuse, witnessing violence and exploitation cases. Learn how to present different types of evidence in the context of a child-centered, trauma-informed, and legally defendable forensic interview approach. Discuss the implications of presenting sexually explicit material. Practice techniques and develop skills to present different types of evidence in child forensic interviews.