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Conducting Unexplained Child Death Investigations

Jul 31 - Aug 3, 2017 | New Orleans, LA | Classroom


Learn how to utilize the evidence to support the proper conclusion in cases involving the death of a child. Gather best practices and tips for the investigation of unexplained child deaths. Discuss possible causes of death and the various investigative steps from first responders to evidence collection, witness and suspect interviews, and medical examination to support prosecution.

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THERE IS A WAIT LIST FOR THIS CLASS. Cases involving the death of a child, whether of natural causes or by unintentional or intentional harm, are traumatic and difficult. 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. This 4-day training provides new and experienced law enforcement, CPS, prosecutors and other child serving professionals with up-to-date practices and tips for the investigation of unexplained child deaths.

What's In It For You

Upon completion of this training, you will be able to : * Define various causes of child deaths * Identify potential response situations and scene protection issues * Describe investigative equipment and resources needed for quality child death investigations * List physical and emotional pediatric development * Describe medical examiner roles and responsibilities * Identify investigator steps in evidence identification, collection and documentation * Discuss legal issues related to investigation of unexplained child deaths and prosecution of criminal cases of child fatality

Is this training for you?

The following would benefit from this training:
• Law Enforcement
• Prosecutors
• Social Workers
• Victim Service Providers

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Elizabeth French
(877) 798-7682
frenche@fvtc.edu
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Conducting Unexplained Child Death Investigations

Jul 31 - Aug 3, 2017 | New Orleans, LA



Day 1


Time
Session

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Welcome and Overview of Course


9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Overview of Child Fatality
This module will focus on identifying the various causes of child death and the responsibilities of those responding to these cases.

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Initial Response to Child Fatality, Death Scene, and Evidence Collection
This module will address potential response situations, importance of pictures and documentation, evidentiary contamination issues, protection of scene, and digital evidence opportunities.

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


1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Initial Response to Child Fatality, Death Scene, and Evidence Collection (continued)


2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Case Study


3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Training and Resources
This module will focus on the various investigative resources that are available, equipment needed, training required and funding in order to properly investigate these cases.


Day 2


Time
Session

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Pediatric Development and Medical Examiner Role and Responsibilities
This module will address physical and emotional pediatric development, potential cause and manner of death, classifications, and autopsies. The medical examiner’s needs during the investigation and how autopsy results can make for a successful prosecution will also be discussed.

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


1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Pediatric Development and Medical Examiner Role and Responsibilities (continued)


4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Vicarious Trauma and Compassion Fatigue
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 3


Time
Session

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Death Investigation
This module will focus on the basic information and response, scene documentation, identifying evidence, preservation letters, interviews, digital evidence, paperwork and coordination with other agencies.

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


1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Death Investigation (continued)



Day 4


Time
Session

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Legal Issues and Considerations in Child Fatality Cases
This module will discuss key issues in preparing and presenting a winning case in criminal prosecutions of child fatalities. The topics addressed include ideas for successfully confronting common defenses, ways to prepare witnesses, and dealing with the arising issues of “Taint.”

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


1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Case Study
This module will provide students with a fact pattern and the students will be asked to describe investigative steps and identify investigative gaps.

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Closing
Closing, evaluations, and 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).​