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 physical and sexual abuse cases. Identify the preferred methods for interviewing children and suspects, evidence collection, case management, and the current legal issues.
Join us for an intensive 2-day training that focuses on understanding and building relationships between the forensic pathologist, homicide investigator, and prosecutor in successfully investigating and prosecuting child homicide cases. Learn autopsy protocols, forensic essentials, and the criticality of determining the cause and manner of death. Understand the unique aspects of investigating a child homicide including interviewing and interrogation, suspect pool development and the role and importance of the prosecutor in gaining appropriate convictions.
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.
Examine victim, system and societal perceptions which may pose barriers to a full and complete disclosure of abuse and exploitation. Learn interview models and uncover the circumstances where these models are most effective. Practice and apply interview and corroboration techniques by working through an interactive case study.
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.
Examine the need for evidence to corroborate a child's statement when differed information is gathered from various Multi-disciplinary team members. Learn how to evaluate evidentiary findings through crime scene images, interviews and case studies. Understand the importance of working cooperatively with other disciplines for the benefit of child victims and the prosecution of offenders.
Learn about the roles of law enforcement, first responders, investigators, and child protective services when investigating the death of a child. Receive an overview of the important investigative tips and information related to the causes of death, and the duties and investigative needs of the medical examiner/coroner. Need a specific date or location? Request this training.