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.
Learn about the technology that our youth are using and the role that it plays in their lives to create better understanding and open up meaningful communication. Increase awareness of opportunities to protect and connect with children while also gathering valuable information to mitigate threats posed by individuals who seek to exploit them.
Take steps toward implementing a successful law enforcement led Child Abduction Response Team (CART) by bringing together a team of experts whose knowledge, skills, and abilities will be beneficial in a child abduction case. Join us to learn how to develop a multidisciplinary Child Abduction Response Team (CART) for responding to endangered, missing, or abducted children. Hear about the impact a child abduction has on the family and learn the fundamentals of developing an effective responsive CART team. Examine incident command considerations, search and canvassing operations, CART activation, and resources to improve the response, investigation, search, and canvass activities associated with missing children investigations.
Over 80% of all people under supervision in the criminal justice system have experienced trauma or show symptoms of trauma. Additionally, probation, parole and victim/survivor service providers encounter a high percentage of victim/survivors that are experiencing trauma. It is critically important for criminal justice professionals to have skills to recognize and address trauma. Without being trauma-informed, we miss a vital component of responsivity when attending to client and victim/survivor needs. During the webinar, you will learn about the foundation of trauma, the impact of trauma on the brain, and how to recognize symptoms in ourselves and others. We will also cover what it means to be trauma-informed in every interaction as well as strategies to effectively support ourselves and others through a trauma-response.
Every job has good and bad. Your career comes with great reward and great risk both mentally and physically. What are you doing to keep yourself emotionally resilient while staying physically fit? Take 90 minutes to learn from those that have traveled this path and finish successfully, emotionally, and physically well.
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.
There are many benefits of working as part of a multidisciplinary team, but it also brings ethical challenges as a result of conflicting values and roles. This webinar will examine ethical issues as they apply to members of multidisciplinary teams. Ethical decision making refers to the process of evaluating and choosing among alternatives in a manner consistent with ethical principles. Ethical principles are the fundamental ground rules of decision making, not just factors to consider. Any decision made in a case has ethical implications for the team, and reflects the decision maker's sensitivity and commitment to the team concept. Each member of a team that is affected by a decision will deal with the consequences of that decision. This concept reinforces our professional obligation to make all reasonable efforts to anticipate possible consequences and take reasonable steps to avoid unjustified harm to others.
Previous webinars have laid the foundation regarding the impact of addiction on the brain and ways to support tribal members’ journeys out of addiction. Join this session for a facilitated discussion and open forum with subject matter experts who will answer your practical questions regarding working with the impacts of addiction on the brain. Prior to the session, we will gather feedback from you about what you would like to learn about the topic from the experts. Your participation is encouraged during the session, and additional questions will be taken at that time.
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).