August 29 - September 1, 2023 | Sioux Falls, SD
Learn how to utilize the evidence to support the proper conclusion in cases involving the death of a child. Discuss possible causes of death and gain best practices and tips including various investigative steps for first responders to evidence collection, witness and suspect interviews, and medical examination, and legal issues for prosecution. 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. New and experienced law enforcement, CPS, prosecutors and other child serving professionals will learn up-to-date practices and tips for the investigation of unexplained child deaths.
**Registration Deadline: Thursday, July 13, 2023.** **For information concerning continuing education units, please view our [policies](ncjtc.fvtc.edu/policies#continuingeducation) page.** **Training Schedule:** August 29, 2023 | 8:30 am - 4:30 pm August 30, 2023 | 8:30 am - 4:30 pm August 31, 2023 | 8:30 am - 4:30 pm September 1, 2023 | 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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
* Law Enforcement * Prosecutors * Social Workers * Tribes/Tribal Partners
The cost of lodging for non-federal attendees will be covered the nights of August 28, 29, 30, 31, and Sept 1st. Class ends at 4:30pm on Friday, Sept 1. Lodging arrangements will be made by MEC Training and TA. Attendees will be responsible for their own travel, food, parking and ancillary expenses associated with attending this training.
Tuition, student materials, and instructional costs are provided by the Missing and Exploited Children Training and Technical Assistance Program.