Training Opportunities

Child Forensic Interview Training Riverside 2019

Monday, August 19, 20198:00 am PDTThursday, August 22, 20195:00 pm PDT
Rancho Mirage, CA
Child Forensic Interview Training Riverside 2019

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.

Eligibility
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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.

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Commercially Sexually Exploited Youth & Children: Foundations

Tuesday, September 3, 2019
10:00 am PDT11:00 am PDT
Online
Commercially Sexually Exploited Youth & Children: Foundations

Registration for this webinar is closed due to reaching capacity. However, the webinar will be archived on our website for future access. Please visit https://cirinc.org/catta/archive.html

The objectives of the workshop are to engage & educate community members about the commercial exploitation of youth. The workshop will provide an overview of the scope of the issue as well as a deep dive into exploiter types and tactics. Participants will come away with an increased understanding of what youth are experiencing, pathways to entry, and best practices on how to engage with youth.

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Strengthening Victims in Underserved Communities: Mitigating Implicit Biases, Healing and Justice in the Muslim American Community, and Providing Language Justice and Access

Tuesday, September 10, 2019
8:30 am PDT4:00 pm PDT
El Dorado Hills, CA
Strengthening Victims in Underserved Communities: Mitigating Implicit Biases, Healing and Justice in the Muslim American Community, and Providing Language Justice and Access

Join us for a full day of training, discussion, and networking on how to best serve immigrant populations, people of color, and those with limited English proficiency. This interactive and self-reflective training is intended to increase cultural humility, broaden participant’s awareness of the presence and impact of implicit bias when working with victims in underserved communities, and equip them with tools to engage with clients in more open, respectful and empathetic ways. Additionally, the course will help service providers understand the unique challenges Muslim survivors face and discuss the intersections of gender based violence, Islamophobia and mental health. Finally, this training will address language justice and access in relation to victims of crime, who are LEP or non-English speaking. Participants will learn how to work with clients through interpreters and create inclusive multilingual spaces.

Presented by Sayida Peprah, PsyD, Areeba Siddiqui from HEART Women & Girls, and Lena Moran from Just Communities

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Developing Tools to Best Serve Children from Difficult Beginnings, People with Disabilities, and LGBTQ Youth

Friday, September 20, 2019
9:00 am4:00 pm
Sacramento, CA
Developing Tools to Best Serve Children from Difficult Beginnings, People with Disabilities, and LGBTQ Youth

Presented by Ian Stanley Posadas, Ce Eshelman, and Stacy Everson.

A wide range of research and data document the critical health and safety needs faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. This training will assist youth-serving staff wishing to implement research-based and community-defined practices effective in serving LGBTQ youth, their caregivers, and families. Additionally, this training will provide information about what makes an experience a “trauma” and how such experiences create styles of relationship interactions (attachment styles), core beliefs about the self and others (internal working models), and impairment in typical child development (neuro-cascading dysregulation and relational adversity). Participants will learn best practices for healing children from this overarching disturbance to childhood development. Lastly, this training will provide tools to help participants demonstrate and reinforce appropriate psycho-social behavior for people with disabilities and put it into context within their environment. This education is crucial to helping the individuals understand these concepts, and keep them out of the hands of human traffickers.

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Child Abduction Intervention and Resource Training

Monday, September 23, 20198:30 amTuesday, September 24, 20194:30 pm
Long Beach, CA
Child Abduction Intervention and Resource Training

This basic training introduces participants to a multidisciplinary approach to assist professionals working within all facets of child abduction. This is an opportunity for county partners to increase their understanding of the roles of each agency and network with partner agencies towards a more coordinated response for missing and abducted children.

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The Importance of Language in Expanding Services to All Victims

Monday, September 30, 2019
9:00 am PDT4:00 pm PDT
Stanislaus, California
The Importance of Language in Expanding Services to All Victims

Language is a crucial component of any agency's effort seeking to improve the life, safety, and well-being of all victims/survivors of domestic and sexual violence. This training session aims to create awareness and provide information about the realities faced by victims and their communities who are considered Limited English proficient (LEP) or are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (D/HoH), their legal right to access the justice system and life-saving services, and their participation in their individual and collective healing. We will explore the language access landscape in California, highlight language access legal obligations for all recipients of federal funding, and offer variety of tools and resources to facilitate meaningful access and effective communication with victims from diverse linguistic communities, including setting up language access protocols and policies, working with interpreters and translators, offering trauma-informed language supportive services, and creating multilingual spaces. 

Presented by Ana Paula Noguez Mercado and Wendy Lau-Ozawa

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Child Abduction Simulated Exercise

Friday, October 18, 2019
9:00 am3:30 pm
Long Beach, CA
Child Abduction Simulated Exercise

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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