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Child Abuse and Exploitation Investigations

May 8-12, 2017 | Reno, NV | Classroom


Gather up-to-date information for the investigation and prosecution of all types of child abuse cases. Learn the importance of using a multi-disciplinary team approach when investigating and prosecuting child abuse, child sexual abuse and exploitation cases. Identify the preferred methods for interviewing children and suspects, evidence collection, case management and current legal issues.

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The Child Abuse and Exploitation Investigations course is a 4.5 day training program for new and experienced law enforcement, CPS, forensic interviewers and other child-serving professionals.

What's In It For You

Upon completion or this training, you will be able to : * Describe the type of injuries a child may sustain and those that may or may not be as a result of abuse * Define child sexual abuse and exploitation * Identify technology used to facilitate child exploitation and abuse * Define characteristics of victims and offenders of child abuse and exploitation * Describe preferred practices for interviewing minor victims and offending suspects * Describe legal considerations for investigating and prosecuting child abuse and exploitation cases

Is this training for you?

The following would benefit from this training:
• Law Enforcement
• Prosecutors
• Social Workers
• Tribes/Tribal Partners

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NCJTC will cover lodging for non-federal employees.

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Elizabeth French
(877) 798-7682
frenche@fvtc.edu
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Child Abuse and Exploitation Investigations

May 8-12, 2017 | Reno, NV



Day 1


Time
Session

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Welcome and Overview of Course with Pre-Assessment


9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Medical Diagnosis of Physical and Sexual Abuse of Children
This module will focus on the non-accidental injuries that are sustained by children and will emphasize the state-of-the-art techniques that can be used by the investigator in the assessment, investigation, and reconstruction of fractures and soft tissue injuries. The various weapons, which can be utilized by the offender in child abuse situations, will be identified and demonstrated. This module will also address the circumstances and the evaluation of children reported as victims, or exhibiting signs and symptoms of sexual abuse.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lunch (on own)


1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Medical Diagnosis of Physical and Sexual Abuse of Children (continued)


4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Compassion Fatigue and Wellness
This module will focus on key indicators that someone is suffering from vicarious trauma as a result of dealing with child victims. Resources that are available for employee wellness will be addressed.


Day 2


Time
Session

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Sexual Abuse Investigations and Technology
This module will focus on the scope and scale of the problem and examine the spectrum of sexual abuse and exploitation including familial, high risk victims, multiple victims/serial offenders, grooming behaviors, delayed disclosures, witness interviews, and physical evidence collection. Additionally, the role that technology plays in the commission of these crimes will be discussed and will include child pornography, social media evidence, chat (including gaming) evidence, cellphones, geolocation, search warrants/preservation orders, and available resources to assist with the investigation. This module will conclude with information to assist all members of the MDT in the protection of their personal social media presence.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lunch (on own)


1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Sexual Abuse Investigations and Technology (continued)



Day 3


Time
Session

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Interviewing Children
This module will focus on gathering accurate information from children from first responder contacts throughout investigation. How to prepare a family for a forensic interview, disclosure, interviews versus interrogation, question types, child development, concrete and abstract concepts, and memory and suggestibility issues will be discussed. Special attention will be paid to the art of interviewing children.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lunch (on own)


1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Interviewing Children (continued)



Day 4


Time
Session

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Adult Interview and Interrogation
This module will focus on interviewing non-offending caregivers and suspects. Content includes interview locations, custody versus non-custody situations, timeline for interviews, and the art of interrogation. Interview questions will be provided that will assist both law enforcement and child protection in their assessments of different types of alleged abuse and exploitation.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lunch (on own)


1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Adult Interview and Interrogation (continued)


3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Investigative Case Work Flow
A group activity will utilize the concepts learned throughout the course.


Day 5


Time
Session

8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Legal Issues and Considerations in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases
This module will discuss key issues in preparing and presenting a winning case in child maltreatment proceedings or criminal prosecutions of child abusers. The topics addressed include ideas for successfully confronting common defenses, ways to prepare witnesses, including children, to testify effectively and minimize the trauma they experience in court, and dealing with the arising issues of “Taint” and the impact of the “Crawford Decision” on child hearsay exceptions in the Courtroom.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Closing
Post assessment, closing, evaluations, certificates



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Notice of Federal Funding and Federal Disclaimer
Notice of Federal Funding and Federal Disclaimer This Web site is funded in part through grants from BJA, COPS, ​OJJDP, OJP, OVC, SMART, and U.S. Department of Justice. Neither the U.S. Department of Justice nor any of its components operate, control, are responsible for, or necessarily endorse, this Web site (including, without limitation, its content, technical infrastructure, and policies, and any services or tools provided).​