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1 Children s Justice Training Prevent Child Abuse Arizona Prevent Child Abuse Arizona P.O. Box Prescott Valley, AZ Phone: Fax: Toll Free:

2 * Means AZ POST certificate will be given out. Title General Training 1) Abuse, Trauma, and Forensic Interviewing 8 hrs.* 2) Child Abuse Within a Religious Setting 2 hrs. / 4hrs.* 3) Criminal Jurisdiction in American Indian Country & Child Abuse 2 hrs.* 4) Mandatory Reporter Training 2 hrs.* 5) Seeing Red Identifying and Responding to the Red Flags of Child Abuse 2 hrs.* 6) Silent Injuries Universal Toxin to Child Sexual Abuse Professionals 2 hrs. / 4hrs.* Basic Investigation Training 7) Basic Forensic Interviewing in Child Abuse Cases 8 hrs.* 8) Basic Investigations of Child Physical Abuse Crimes & Child Homicide 8 hrs.* 9) Basic Investigations of Child Sexual Abuse Crimes 8 hrs.* 10) One-Party Consent Calls 4 hrs.* Intermediate and Advanced Investigation Training Length/AZ POST 11) Legal Considerations in Child Abuse Forensic Interviews 2 hrs.* 12) Forensic Interview Skills: Developmental & Linguistic Considerations 2 hrs.* 13) Forensic Interview Skills: Effective Communication using Interpreters or Facilitation Devices for Child Abuse Victims 2 hrs.* 14) Forensic Interview Skills: How to Conduct a Peer Review/Consultation 2 hrs.* 15) Forensic Interview Skills: Interviewing Child Abuse Suspects 4 hrs. bas.* 8 hrs. adv.* 16) Forensic Interview Skills: Interviewing Developmentally Delayed Adults 2 hrs.* 17) Forensic Interview Skills: Interviewing Reluctant & Traumatized Children 2 hrs.* 18) Forensic Interview Skills: Memory & Suggestibility 2 hrs.* 19) Human Trafficking Investigation^ 2 hrs. 20) Medical Aspects in Child Physical Abuse Investigations 4 hrs. bas. 8 hrs. adv. 21) Medical Aspects in Child Sexual Abuse Investigations 4 hrs. bas. 8 hrs. adv. 22) The Adolescent Sex Offender 2 hrs. 23) The Offender in Child Sexual Abuse Cases 8 hrs. 24) Strangulation Investigation^ 2 hrs.* Courtroom Preparation Training 25) Courtroom Testimony & Child Abuse 2 hrs.* 26) Effective Use of Child Victims as Witnesses 2 hrs.* 27) Expert Witness Testimony & Child Abuse 4 hrs.* 28) Jury Selection in Child Abuse Cases 2 hrs. 29) Meeting Untrue Defenses in Child Abuse Cases 2 hrs. 30) Taking the Offense in Child Abuse Pre-Trial Interviews 2hrs. How to Schedule Training or call (928) to schedule training. Visit to review the training calendar and register for an already scheduled training. 1

3 Children s Justice Grant Training Catalog General Training 1. Abuse, Trauma and Forensic Interviewing Course Description: This training is designed to improve the follow-up care of child abuse victims by introducing non-investigative professionals to forensically-informed treatment, the process of victimization, and the way in which this interfaces with forensic interviewing techniques for prosecution and investigative purposes. This will broaden participants knowledge of how reliable information is collected in a childsensitive, developmentally appropriate and legally defensive manner. Who Should Attend: This training is specifically designed for non-investigative professionals with duties that include dealing with children who are involved in abuse cases, including School Resource Officers, DCS Case Managers, Court Appointed Special Advocates, Guardian Ad Litems, and Counselors. Training Hours: 8 CEU Available: AZPOST 8 hrs. 2. Child Abuse Within a Religious Setting Course Description: This training will help law enforcement and religious leaders better understand their roles and responsibilities in child abuse cases by imparting legal requirements. Who Should Attend: Religious professionals and volunteers, law enforcement, forensic interviewers, county attorneys, CPS Investigators, family service professionals, and medical professionals. 3. Criminal Jurisdiction in American Indian Country & Child Abuse investigators about Tribal Jurisdiction and best practices for working with tribal communities. Who Should Attend: Professionals with duties that include or will include interviewing suspected victims of child maltreatment, such as law enforcement, forensic interviewers, county attorneys, CPS Investigators, and medical professionals. 4. Mandatory Reporter Training Course Description: To improve the reporting and investigation of child abuse cases by teaching mandatory reporter protocols. Who Should Attend: Local community stakeholders who are required by law to report any and all suspected child abuse cases. Stakeholders would include schools, churches, child-care facilities, etc. 2

4 5. Seeing Red Identifying and Responding to the Red Flags of Child Abuse Course Description: This course examines a case involving the sexual abuse of a girl from age 11 into her adulthood under the guise of a polygamous marriage. The purpose of this course is to use this case to highlight the missed opportunities of identifying indicators of sexual, physical and emotional abuse and to demonstrate how getting a complete picture of the family and cultural dynamics increases the chances of a successful case outcome. Who Should Attend: Professionals with duties that include interviewing suspected victims of child maltreatment or dealing with children who have experienced maltreatment, such as law enforcement, forensic interviewers, county attorneys, DCS Investigators, School Resource Officers, DCS Case Managers, Court Appointed Special Advocates, Guardian Ad Litems, Medical Professionals, and Counselors. 6. Silent Injuries Universal Toxin to Child Sexual Abuse Professionals investigators/prosecutors best practices for coping with the stresses associated with child abuse cases. Who Should Attend: Professionals with duties that include interviewing suspected victims of child maltreatment, such as law enforcement, forensic interviewers, county attorneys, CPS Investigators, and medical professionals. Training Hours: 4 CEU Available: AZPOST 4 hrs Basic Investigation Training 7. Basic Forensic Interviewing in Child Abuse Cases investigators interview techniques that gather the greatest amount of reliable information in a childsensitive, developmentally-appropriate, and legally-defensible manner. Training Hours: 8 CEU Available: AZPOST 8 hrs. 3

5 8. Basic Investigations of Child Physical Abuse Crimes & Homicide Course Description: To improve the investigation and prosecution of physical child abuse and child homicide cases by teaching investigators investigative, medical investigative, and charging best practices that are child-sensitive, developmentally-appropriate, and legally-defensible. Training Hours: 8 CEU Available: AZPOST 8 hrs. 9. Basic Investigations of Child Sexual Abuse Course Description: To improve the investigation and prosecution of sexual child abuse cases by teaching investigators investigative, medical investigative, and charging best practices that are child-sensitive, developmentally-appropriate, and legally-defensible. Training Hours: 8 CEU Available: AZPOST 8 hrs. 10. One-Party Consent Calls investigators confrontation call best practices that are child-sensitive, developmentally-appropriate, and legally-defensible. Training Hours: 4 CEU Available: AZPOST 4 hrs. Intermediate and Advanced Investigation Training 11. Legal Considerations in Child Abuse Forensic Interviews investigators/prosecutors about laws that affect evidence and testimony. 4

6 12. Forensic Interview Skills: Developmental & Linguistic Considerations investigators interview techniques that gather the greatest amount of reliable information in a childsensitive, developmentally-appropriate, and legally-defensible manner. 13. Forensic Interview Skills: Effective Communication Using Interpreters or Facilitator Devices of Child Abuse Victims Course Description: To improve the investigation and prosecution of child abuse cases involving victims who need an interpreter or a facilitator device by teaching investigators interview techniques and how to properly prepare for an interpreter or facilitator device. Who Should Attend: Professionals with duties that include or will include interviewing suspected victims of maltreatment, such as law enforcement, forensic interviewers, county attorneys, CPS Investigators, and medical professionals. 14. Forensic Interview Skills: How to Conduct a Peer Review/Consultation stakeholders how to conduct and benefit from peer reviews of interviews and interviewing techniques. 15. Forensic Interview Skills: Interviewing Child Abuse Suspects Course Description: This training focuses on the legal issues and techniques of interviewing adults suspected of committing child abuse, and is designed to improve the investigation and prosecution of child abuse cases by teaching investigators interview techniques that gather the greatest amount of reliable information. Some information regarding interviewing juveniles suspected of child abuse is also included. Training Hours: 4 Basic 8 - Advanced CEU Available: AZPOST 4 hrs. & 8 hrs. 5

7 16. Forensic Interview Skills: Interviewing Developmentally Delayed Adults Course Description: To improve the investigation and prosecution of abuse and neglect cases by teaching investigators interview techniques that gather the greatest amount of reliable information in a childsensitive, developmentally-appropriate, and legally-defensible manner. Who Should Attend: Investigative professionals with duties that include or will include interviewing suspected victims of maltreatment, such as law enforcement, forensic interviewers, county attorneys, CPS Investigators, and medical professionals. 17. Forensic Interview Skills: Interviewing Reluctant & Traumatized Children investigators interview techniques that gather the greatest amount of reliable information in a childsensitive, developmentally-appropriate, and legally-defensible manner. Who Should Attend: This training is exclusively designed for investigative professionals with duties that include 18. Forensic Interview Skills: Memory & Suggestibility investigators interview techniques that gather the greatest amount of reliable information in a childsensitive, developmentally-appropriate, and legally-defensible manner. Who Should Attend: This training is exclusively designed for investigative professionals with duties that include 6

8 19. Human Trafficking Investigation Course Description: This presentation will provide investigators and prosecutors with insight in to the culture and dynamics of child sex trafficking, a basic understanding of pimp culture and the unique circumstances involved in the prostitution of minors. Concrete suggestions on how to build a case with unique types of corroboration will be included. 20. Medical Aspects in Child Physical Abuse Investigations stakeholders how to identify the physical injuries caused by child abuse events. Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners and Medical Professionals involved in forensic interviews are also welcome to attend. Training Hours: 4 Basic 8 - Advanced 21. Medical Aspects in Child Sexual Abuse Investigations stakeholders how to identify the physical injuries caused by sexual child abuse events. Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners and Medical Professionals involved in forensic interviews are also welcome to attend. Training Hours: 4 Basic 8 - Advanced 22. The Adolescent Sex Offender investigators/prosecutors adolescent sexual misconduct incidence statistics and best practices for identifying abuse factors that increase a child s risk to act out sexually. 7

9 23. The Offender in Child Sexual Abuse Cases investigators/prosecutors about the process of child sexual abuse from the offender s point of view. Courtroom Preparation Training 24. Courtroom Testimony & Child Abuse investigators/prosecutors courtroom testimony protocols and witness techniques. 25. Strangulation Investigation Course Description: To improve the identification, response, investigation and treatment of child strangulation cases. The purpose of this course is to emphasize the potential lethality of strangulation as a form of abuse. The course will introduce best practices response techniques and overcome misconceptions and obstacles of child strangulation cases. Who Should Attend: Professionals with duties that include or will include investigating or assisting suspected victims of child strangulation, such as law enforcement, forensic interviewers, county attorneys, CPS Investigators, and medical professionals. 26. Effective Use of Child Victims as Witnesses investigators/prosecutors child victim testimony protocols and witness techniques. 8

10 27. Expert Witness Testimony & Child Abuse prosecutors expert witness protocols/techniques. 28. Jury Selection in Child Abuse Cases Course Description: To improve the investigation and prosecution of child abuse cases through teaching prosecutors best practices for selecting appropriate jurors. Who Should Attend: Prosecutors and their support teams. 29. Meeting Untrue Defenses in Child Abuse Cases Course Description: To improve the investigation and prosecution of child abuse cases by informing investigators/prosecutors about both common and unique child abuse defense strategies that are untrue, but effective with juries. 30. Taking the Offense in Child Abuse Pre-Trial Interviews investigators/prosecutors best practices for pre-trial interviewing. 9

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