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June 2017

Understanding and Effectively Working with Foster Youth Victims – Los Angeles

June 2 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Los Angeles, CA

This is an introductory training for professionals employed by governmental agencies or nonprofit agencies in the fields of social work, children’s advocacy, therapy or otherwise who work directly with foster youth victims in California.

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Interviewing Children: The Ten-Step Approach with Tom Lyon

June 9 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Los Angeles, CA

Tom Lyon’s Ten-Step interview is widely used throughout California. It is the method taught at the state-wide Child Forensic Interview Training (CFIT). This training is designed to appeal both to interviewers with less experience who want to understand the Ten-Step…

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FULL – Multidisciplinary Child Abduction Simulation – Fresno

June 13 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Fresno, CA

Participants will experience practical application and increase their hands on ability to provide effective intervention and investigation in child abduction cases. Participants will gain knowledge and experience that can be shared with their local agencies. The simulation will cover first responder protocol, AMBER alert, child welfare investigation, working with schools, the District Attorney’s role, international abduction, and working with non-profit organizations.

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Facilitated Regional Peer Review for Child Forensic Interviewers

June 21 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Salinas, CA

This peer review is open only to those currently conducting child forensic interviews for the investigation of child abuse as part of a multi-disciplinary center or team. Ongoing peer review is an essential part of practice standards for forensic interviewers.…

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Understanding and Effectively Working with Foster Youth Victims – San Jose

June 30 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
San Jose, CA

This is an introductory training for professionals employed by governmental agencies or nonprofit agencies in the fields of social work, children’s advocacy, therapy or otherwise who work directly with foster youth victims in California.

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July 2017

Full – Multidisciplinary Child Abduction Simulation – San Mateo

July 25 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
San Mateo, CA

Participants will experience practical application and increase their hands on ability to provide effective intervention and investigation in child abduction cases. Participants will gain knowledge and experience that can be shared with their local agencies. The simulation will cover first responder protocol, AMBER alert, child welfare investigation, working with schools, the District Attorney’s role, international abduction, and working with non-profit organizations.

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WEBINAR – Working with African American Youth and their Families

July 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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This webinar will provide a psycho-social-historical context to help give a foundational framework to working with African American Youth and their families.

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August 2017

Intervening in the Cycle of Violence Against Children: Statewide Training for Multidisciplinary Team Members

August 8 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Elk Grove, CA,

A full day of conversation about the complex layers of cyclical family and community violence and how it affects our children in all stages of life. Open to professionals who work in child abuse intervention and treatment including law enforcement,…

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WEBINAR – Counterintuitive Victim Behavior: Is it them or Is it us?

August 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Victim response to violence very often is counter to expectations of others. Despite society’s greater understanding of sexual assault and domestic violence, there continues to be little understanding of and tolerance for individual victim’s unique response(s) to trauma. Research demonstrates that victim response(s), when not appropriately explained during the legal process for the perpetrator, is used as a focus of defense arguments and successfully results in acquittals in cases of sexual assault and domestic violence.

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Creating Safe and Affirming Environments for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) Youth

August 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Although LGBTQ youth face the same developmental challenges as other adolescents, they also experience stigmatization and discrimination as members of an oppressed group. This introductory workshop will provide an overview of the unique developmental challenges LGBTQ youth face, the factors that place these youth at risk of abuse, and their vulnerability to engage in risk-taking behaviors. This workshop will also delineate ways to promote safe, affirming and non-abusive agency environments for participants.

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