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MDIT ANNUAL TRAINING

Every year the CAC hosts a training for our Multidisciplinary Team Members. Check below for information about our trainings for April 2021.    Due to COVID-19 limitations our 2021 Training will be offered in multiple sessions throughout the month.   See below for the list of options.    Please note that one training has a fee; the remainder are available at no cost.    

Child Sexual Assault 360

04/09/2021
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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CHILD SEXUAL ASSAULT 360: Three Professional Perspectives on Understanding, Investigating, Prosecuting and Supervising Adults Who Commit Sexual Assault on Children

TRAINERS: Graham Hill, Ph.D., Lawrence Jay Braunstein, J.D. and Jim Tanner, Ph.D.

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: The on-going global pandemic has highlighted the rise in incidents of child sexual abuse, and the urgent need for training in the area of understanding, investigating, prosecuting and supervising adults who commit sexual assaults.
This special virtual training event is presented by three internationally recognized experts who together will bring you a unique, tri-perspective, condensed Master Class covering four key areas of working with adults who commit sexual assault on children.
The day will be a live virtual webinar event, with the opportunity for attendees to interact with the presenters, each of whom has trained thousands of professionals annually. This is a rare opportunity to be part of the presentation and see them interact and discuss these important aspects of Child Sexual Assault.

Contact Information
Deborah Harrison
7177184253

                                                    

 

Working Effectively with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth

04/06/2021

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Trainer: Liz Bradbury, Director of  the Training Institute of the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center  

Workshop Description:

Learn how to work with the LGBT youth population and their families, and how to avoid creating barriers to communication because of inadvertent misuse of language or a lack of information about cultural context.  This training will focus on language, cultural understanding, sensitivity, legal requirements and laws, LGBTQ minority stress, mitigating self harm, outreach, and leading best practices when working with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community.

View more info and Register in advance for this webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_sJrikVbQSo-fBaX2_cKF8A

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

How Not to Help the Defense Attorney in Child Sexual Abuse Cases

04/16/2021

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Trainers:   Lawrence Jay Braunstein, Esq. of Braunstein & Zuckerman, Esqs.

Workshop Description: 

This program, presented by a defense attorney (and former prosecutor), will acquaint law enforcement, prosecutors, medical practitioners, mental health practitioners, child protection caseworkers and victim assistance agency personnel with the intimate workings of the defense in child sexual abuse cases: the preparation of a defense case, investigative techniques, pretrial motion practice and discovery, examinations before trial, jury selection, defense trial strategy, demonstrative evidence, trial exhibits, cross examination techniques, and courtroom psychology.

By having a broad overview of both pretrial and trial procedures, and how the defense will approach its preparation during each phase of the litigation, the expert and lay (fact) witness will be better prepared in understanding its individual role in the proceedings, and better prepared to maximize its participation in the overall litigation.

View more info and to Register in advance for this webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_DAmbEs_gTzqFWMRNTMBwjA

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

The Co-Occurrence of Animal Abuse and Child Abuse

04/19/2021

1:00 pm -2:30 pm

Trainer: Allie Phillips, Founder & CEO of Sheltering Animals & Families Together

Workshop Description:

Research has well documented the link between animal abuse and family violence. With 67% of American homes having pets, child protection professionals will encounter animal abuse and pets that are targeted to gain silence and compliance of child victims. Understanding this dynamic can assist with safety planning, forensic interviews, investigations and prosecutions. This session will explore the latest research studies on how animal abuse links to child abuse, the importance of addressing animal abuse in homes experiencing child abuse, how agencies can work together for better outcomes for children, and service strategies to help children and families with pets in crisis. Investigation and prosecution strategies involving the link between child abuse and animal abuse will also be discussed. No abusive photos will be shown.
* Learning Objectives of Presentation:
1. Understand the growing body of research on the harmful effects of animal abuse in the home.
2. Learn how to talk to children about animals and animal abuse for better intervention and advocacy for the child.
3. Learn about agency policy changes that recognize family pets and that can more effectively help families be safe.
4. Learn about investigation and prosecution strategies when animal abuse is linked to domestic violence.

View more info and Register in advance for this webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_MQMoP4wwSO239BqhFFLumQ

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar

How Law Enforcement Can Avoid Getting Handcuffed by the Defense & How to Survive Cross Examination for Forensic Interviewers

04/23/2021

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Trainers:  Lawrence Jay Braunstein, Esq., Braunstein & Zuckerman, Esqs.

Workshop Description:

Testifying in court is usually not an endeavor which law enforcement officers look forward to. This class, presented by a defense attorney (and former prosecutor), will deal with issues and topics that arise during trial such as interrogation (alright, interview) techniques, Miranda, and one party consent telephone calls. What to say and how to say it during direct and cross examination will also be discussed.

Successful child sexual abuse prosecutions depend in large part on the quality of the forensic interview of the child, and the testimony of the forensic interviewer. This presentation will focus on the various protocols used during the interview process, disclosure as a process or event, forensic linguistics, videotaping of forensic interviews, and how to best present your testimony in the courtroom both on direct examination and cross examination. The goal of the program is to "re-educate" forensic interviewers to understand and consider how what they do in the forensic interview room/CAC will "play out" in the courtroom.

View more info and Register in advance for this webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8LIxFXd6TZO6W3rUasRe4A

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

What Do You Know About Vicarious Trauma?

04/30/2021

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Trainer:  Mary Tatum, Director of the Children's Advocacy Center of Clearfield County

 

Workshop Description:

There is a lot more to this topic than self-care, and there are different types of stress that we can be exposed to through the workdays.  Join Mary Tatum for an informative non-emotionally invasive discussion about these types.  You will learn about how our brains are hard-wired to help each other in stressful moments. 

View more info and Register in advance for this webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_AI13cMM_TiuInnh_Osz_xg

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. 

 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.