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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.

Conducting Unexplained Child Death Investigations
Conducting Unexplained Child Death Investigations
Classroom

Learn how to utilize the evidence to support the proper conclusion in cases involving the death of a child. Discuss possible causes of death and gain best practices and tips including various investigative steps for first responders to evidence collection, witness and suspect interviews, and medical examination, and legal issues for prosecution. Assumptions about the cause and manner of this death must be avoided, and this training will focus on utilizing the evidence to support the proper conclusion. New and experienced law enforcement, CPS, prosecutors and other child serving professionals will learn up-to-date practices and tips for the investigation of unexplained child deaths.

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 Multi-Disciplinary 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.

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 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.

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.

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.

What Are They Running From? Youth Trauma and Addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences
What Are They Running From? Youth Trauma and Addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences
Live Online Instructor Led

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.

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.

***NCJTC Compass Newsletter 2022-11
***NCJTC Compass Newsletter 2022-11
Publication

November is National Native American Heritage Month. This edition features our most popular online training offerings of 2022 and a new Critical 3 video.

**NCJTC Compass Newsletter 2022-10
**NCJTC Compass Newsletter 2022-10
Publication

October is National Substance Abuse Prevention Month. This edition features trainings and resources for drug identification and recognition. October also highlights Missing Children's Day, important conference announcements and our new Critical 3 video.

 
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