March 25, 2016
8:45 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am – 11:00 am Seeing Red: Identifying and Responding to 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.
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Lunch (on your own)
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Meeting Untrue Defenses in Child Abuses 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.
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Courtroom Testimony and Pre-Trial Interviews in Child Abuse Cases
Course Description: To improve the investigation and prosecution of child abuse cases by teaching investigators/prosecutors courtroom testimony protocols, witness techniques and best practices for pre-trial interviewing.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: These trainings are exclusively designed for professionals with duties that include the investigation of child maltreatment, such as law enforcement, DCS professionals, professionals with the Office of Child Welfare Investigations, and Prosecutors.