Learn the best approach with children who are alleged victims of child abuse in the initial phases of a case, after a concern has been identified. Develop the skills and techniques necessary to engage a child in such a way as to minimize suggestibility but still provide support, beyond what is taught in a First Responder Training. Review best practices in identification of a concern and learn to engage these children in a way that maximizes positive case outcomes and minimizes potential behaviors that can hurt cases.
Upon completion of this training, you will be able to: • Identify examples of suggestibility and the impact is has on cases. • Learn and/or improve foundational skills of engagement with potential child abuse victims to maximize positive outcomes of future cases. • Develop a plan of action to help you identify situations and strategize interactions that minimize suggestibility and maximize positive outcomes for children.
* Law Enforcement * Prosecutors * Social Workers * Tribes/Tribal Partners * Victim Service Providers