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Following the Evidence in Child Abuse and Child Exploitation Cases
Following the Evidence in Child Abuse and Child Exploitation Cases
Live Online Instructor Led

Examine the importance of multidisciplinary team (MDT) case coordination and evidence corroboration in the investigation of child abuse cases. Various members of the Multidisciplinary Team, such as law enforcement, child protective services, and forensic interviewers may gather different or differing information. Learn how to evaluate evidentiary findings through crime scene images, interviews and case studies. Understand multidisciplinary team members' roles and responsibilities for protecting child victims and prosecuting offenders. Focus on offenders’ use of technology, including the use of child sexual abuse material (CSAM) in grooming and manipulation. Discuss a variety of technology that can be used by investigators.

Running From The Bear: Creating a Safer Space
Running From The Bear: Creating a Safer Space
Webinar (Upcoming) | Jul 24, 2024 | 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM CT

This webinar will discuss how the stress response presents in children when trauma (specifically abuse/neglect) has occurred acutely or chronically. The goal of this presentation is to provide law enforcement, child protection workers, prosecutors, CAC professionals, and other professionals that work with youth with insight into effective ways that they can assist a child in reducing their stress response. This will support in preserving their mental health throughout the investigation process and prosecution. By doing this, the outcomes are better for both the investigation as well as long-term effects on the child. This webinar is unique as it will have case examples from multiple professional lenses.

Creating a Community Action Plan for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse
Creating a Community Action Plan for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse
Live Online Instructor Led

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.

Introducing Externally Verifiable Information in the Forensic Interview
Introducing Externally Verifiable Information in the Forensic Interview
Webinar (Upcoming) | Jul 31, 2024 | 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM CT

It is important for forensic interviewers to know the full extent of their options when transitioning to a topic of concern or focusing a child on information that is known outside of the forensic interview. This information, often called externally verifiable information, can be used in a legally defensible manner when interviewers assess and apply the information after critically thinking about its use. This presentation will offer some guidance on how to assess externally verifiable information. Research-based interview approaches will be discussed. Participants will do activities that enhance critical thinking.

Responding to Sextortion Related Offenses Against Children
Responding to Sextortion Related Offenses Against Children
Live Online Instructor Led

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.

Conducting Child Abuse Investigations
Conducting Child Abuse Investigations
Classroom

Gather up-to-date information for the investigation and prosecution of all types of child abuse cases utilizing a multidisciplinary team (MDT) approach. Learn about medical evidence, interviewing child victims/witnesses and adult suspects/witnesses, along with legal issues involved in the investigation and prosecution of child physical and sexual abuse cases. Discuss trends in offenders’ use of technology, the use of child sexual abuse material (CSAM), and sextortion. Learn law enforcement investigative techniques that capitalize on new technology.

Presenting Evidence in Child Forensic Interviews
Presenting Evidence in Child Forensic Interviews
Live Online Instructor Led

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 child sexual abuse material (CSAM). Practice techniques and develop skills to present different types of evidence in child forensic interviews.

Conducting Unexplained Child Death Investigations
Conducting Unexplained Child Death Investigations
Classroom

Learn how to objectively investigate child death cases particularly when the cause and manner of death is unexplained. Examine investigative mindset from initial call-out to case resolution and learn how to gain an understanding of what happens with a victim-centered approach, exploring the emotional trauma of the non-offending caregiver. Discuss possible causes of death and best practices and tips including various investigative steps for evidence collection, witness and suspect interviews. This basic course offers law enforcement, CPS, and other child death investigators up-to-date practices for the investigation of child deaths.

Criminal Connections: Child Exploitation Material and Child Sexual Abuse
Criminal Connections: Child Exploitation Material and Child Sexual Abuse
Classroom

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.

Child Abuse: From Suspicion to Disclosure
Child Abuse: From Suspicion to Disclosure
Live Online Instructor Led

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 basic 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.

 
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