Improve multidisciplinary team (MDT) responses to child sex trafficking (CST) cases. Gather information about improving or establishing a formal MDT in your community. Identify gaps and develop short and long term response plans with the help of subject matter experts.
Learn techniques and strategies to enhance the likelihood of obtaining information from possible victims of child sex trafficking. Compare and contrast typical child sexual abuse cases with child sex trafficking (CST) cases and address the different points of entry into the criminal justice and welfare system for CST victims. Understand various disciplines' roles and responsibilities and how they can contribute to a positive outcome of the CST case. Discuss question strategy, interview dynamics, language use, and interview suggestions.
As a first responder; law enforcement investigators, patrol officers and social service providers, you will gain critical trauma informed information necessary to properly understand, recognize, and respond to cases involving child sex trafficking and exploitation of children. Learn the dynamics of trafficking and exploitation to improve skills related to victim identification and recovery, interviewing techniques for recovered victims, and effective techniques for corroborating the investigation to hold the perpetrator(s) accountable.
Engage your entire community with this one-day Focus Group on Child Sex Trafficking (CST) by leveraging the collective experience of stakeholders to ensure the most effective response for victims of CST, fostering regional collaboration. Through facilitated discussion, identify strengths, resources, and possible gaps in services and response. Topic areas for the facilitated discussion will include, but not limited to: current community response, identification and recovery response, and follow up victim services.
Gather information on how to construct a collaborative community action team to serve high-risk missing and child sex trafficking victims. Explore how a missing child’s path to becoming a sex trafficking victim intersects with the child protection, law enforcement and juvenile justice systems. Identify opportunities within those systems for prevention and engagement. Training includes building an action team; developing victim recovery tools and interviewing approaches for victims. Examine the complex, layered exploitation these victims endure and how the trafficker and buyer capitalize on this victimization. Discover how traffickers recruit, groom and maintain control of their victims and what motivates the buyer to purchase a child.
Join first responders, community members, and child protection officials for this eight-hour workshop to combat trafficking and exploitation of minors. During this workshop, you will learn the dynamics of trafficking and participate in a focus group discussion on the efforts to identify, prevent, and respond to human trafficking, as well as the special considerations related to the abduction, trafficking, and exploitation of Native women and children. The workshop will conclude with a survivor’s perspective to the community’s response to protect our children.
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.
Through an in-depth study of the entire interrogation process, learn the conversational approach to the suspect interview to obtain a full confession in child exploitation, child maltreatment and other victim related crimes. Critical stages of the interrogation process will be broken down into sections of the process, to include: suspect rights, pre-interrogation interview, cumulative confrontation, and closing the interrogation. These points will be demonstrated with video examples and practical interactive case studies. We will examine two types of offenders, the emotional offender and the psychopathic offender, and the techniques you need to maximize chances of obtaining a confession.
Recognize and understand the dynamics of child sex trafficking from a single system response to a full multidisciplinary team (MDT) response by focusing on the fundamentals of exploitation.
Understand, recognize, and investigate cases involving child sex trafficking and exploitation. Learn the dynamics of trafficking and exploitation to improve skills related to interviewing the victim and interrogating the trafficker. Focus on the survivor’s perspective and changing perceptions regarding trafficking victims.
Developing an effective response for all victims is the most important role of system and community CEOs. Explore who these victims are, and the impact they have on various parts of the system, both individually and collectively. Learn how to leverage existing resources and develop a cost-effective, victim-centered response through strategic community partnerships.
Gain the tools and skills necessary to successfully prosecute cases involving child sex trafficking and exploitation. Examine topics including charging strategies, courtroom tactics, corroborating victims, developing witness testimony, plea bargains, and motion hearings. Learn how to effectively develop a trial strategy and discuss various pre-trial and trial issues including identifying and working with witnesses and experts, preserving testimony, and responding to unexpected issues during trial.
Tribal communities are increasingly seeing the rise in cases of trafficking and exploitation involving native and non-native youth in and around tribal operated casinos, hotels, and travel plazas. During the training, you will examine different types of human trafficking, the importance of recognizing domestic trafficking of tribal children, and identifying and reporting suspected cases. Learn the investigative challenges of trafficking cases, the victim interview, and victim placement. Through a facilitated discussion with other local public safety officials and stakeholders, you will identify available resources for victims to ensure an effective response.
Understand, recognize, and investigate cases involving child sex trafficking and exploitation in tribal communities. Explore the dynamics of trafficking and exploitation from a family perspective and the continued threat to children in the community. Learn innovative strategies for an effective response. Improve skills to conduct effective victim-centered interviews to identify victimization and enable the successful prosecution of offenders.