Child Forensic Interview Training Marysville
The Child Forensic Interview Training for California is a four-day introductory course intended for new child forensic interview specialists. This course will introduce child forensic interviewing within the context of multidisciplinary team investigations; interviewer and team responsibilities; interview models and techniques; child development of language and cognition as it applies to interviewing; disclosure dynamics; childhood trauma as it relates to interviewing. Experiential exercises and role-play activities are interwoven throughout the four-day training. Video of actual interviews will be shown whenever possible. Completion of this course does not certify you to conduct child forensic interviews- consult your County CAC/MDIT for local requirements.
ONLY professionals employed by governmental agencies or nonprofit agencies in the fields of law enforcement, prosecution, child protective services, social work, children’s advocacy, therapy, and medicine who will be performing forensic interviews in a team-based and/or center-based program should attend this training. It is not appropriate for team members who will be observing, but not conducting, forensic interviews directly. Because this is experiential in nature, every participant is expected to participate in skill-building exercises and role-plays of forensic interviews. CATTA reserves the right to refuse admission to any individual who does not meet the eligibility criteria.
Ask the Expert with Lunx Girgado: Working with LGBTQIA+ Youth Survivors
Presented by Lunx Girgado
This workshop will present a Family Justice Center perspective on serving the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Asexual, and Intersex Community. The session will examine barriers to accessing services and how Strength United has met the community’s emerging needs over the past two years. Overall, this presentation will benefit law enforcement officers, forensic nurses, and victim advocates by providing safe, affirming, and culturally competent practices for LGBTQIA+ youth. There will be time for a question and answer session at the end of the presentation.
WEBINAR-The Intersection of Haircare and Self-Esteem for Black Foster Youth: Considering Historical, Contemporary, and Personal Trauma
Presented by the Child Abuse Training and Technical Assistance (CATTA) Center of the Center for Innovation and Resources, Inc. (CIR)
This trauma-informed webinar will discuss the significance of haircare for black youth in out-of-home placement, and will take into consideration the abuse and neglect foster children are exposed to both prior to entering systems of care, and upon entering a new home and family system. Because foster youth are susceptible to experiencing higher rates of depression and PTSD, the psychological impact of low self-esteem can be particularly detrimental and contribute to on-going personal trauma.
The goals of this training are to understand how and why haircare can impact the behaviors, emotions, and self-esteem of black foster youth and to learn trauma-informed methods for addressing this issue with foster youth, biological parents and relatives, caregivers, social workers, probation officers, and congregate care staff.
Domestic Violence Safety Planning During COVID-19
Presented by Mae Bennett and Grace Miller from the Jewish Family Service Association of Cleveland
Although the stay-at-home order prevents the spread of COVID-19, it is creating more potential safety risks for survivors of domestic violence and their children. Due to these unforeseen circumstances, service providers must gain an understanding of domestic violence and the specific safety risks that survivors are facing during the current health crisis. This presentation will provide some of the necessary tools to help service providers safety plan with survivors of domestic violence in consideration of the unique safety concerns during COVID-19.
Parenting Tips for Preventing Child Sexual Abuse
Presented by Monica Borunda, LMFT
Many parents wonder what to teach their children about their bodies, but don’t know how and when it is appropriate. Often, parents are so uncomfortable speaking to children about their bodies, sexuality, and sexual abuse, they end up not talking to them about it at all. It is important that parents feel comfortable with the topic before having a conversation with their kids. During this webinar you will learn some of the ways to help educate your children about their bodies, boundaries, and how to keep them safe from child sexual abuse.
Participants will be able to ask specific questions during the webinar.