Examine victim, system, and societal perceptions which may pose barriers to a full and complete disclosure of abuse and exploitation. Learn how to define and identify high-risk victims in your community, and about the correlation and commonalities between the chronic runaway, repeat victims of sexual abuse, and the child victimized through sex trafficking. Explore how cultural influences and risk factors unique to children in tribal communities may present additional barriers to identifying victimization. Learn effective, victim centered, investigative interviewing techniques and how to utilize these models in obtaining full disclosures and identifying corroborative evidence.
Upon completion of this training, you will be able to: * Recognize cultural differences and the impact they may have on victim identification, interview and investigation * Identify the correlation and commonalities between the chronic runaway, repeat victims of sexual abuse, and the child victimized through sex trafficking to develop effective identification methods. * Demonstrate effective victim-centered interview techniques * Identify, obtain, and manage corroborative evidence for the prosecution of the offender