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Child Abuse: From Suspicion to Disclosure (Virtual)

August 6, 2020 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Cost: Free

There will be a 1 hour break from 1 – 2 pm

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.

This course assists multidisciplinary team members and community partners in understanding the best approach to take when communicating with children who are potentially victims of child abuse. This course takes the participants beyond identification of a concern to engaging these children with the intention of establishing a positive case outcome, while at the same time encouraging appropriate behaviors from potential victims. This course will not address how to identify possible child abuse victims.

What’s In It For You

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.

Is This Training For You?
  • Law Enforcement
  • Prosecutors
  • Social Workers
  • Tribes/Tribal Partners
  • Victim Service Providers