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During the quickly evolving COVID-19 situation, we are monitoring training plans day-by-day. We will be deciding on how to proceed with currently planned training events based on the official guidance of public organizations, size and scale of events, location, and the decisions of our hosting agencies. The health and well-being of our staff, trainers and participants is of utmost importance.

Participants should make their own decisions regarding traveling to and attending group events, in conjunction with their health care provider and employer. We understand that, given the situation, registered participants may decide to not attend events.

As soon as a decision is made to cancel or postpone an event that you are registered for, you will be notified by our staff.


Letting Your Light Shine: How to Become Beacons of Hope in Times of Inequity and Trauma | Dejando brillar tu luz: cómo convertirse en lámpara de esperanza en tiempos de desigualdad y trauma

Thursday, May 20, 2021
3:30 pm PDT5:00 pm PDT
Online
Letting Your Light Shine: How to Become Beacons of Hope in Times of Inequity and Trauma | Dejando brillar tu luz: cómo convertirse en lámpara de esperanza en tiempos de desigualdad y trauma

Presented by Taquelia Washington, LCSW | Presentado por Taquelia Washington, LCSW

Most people that enter into the helping profession are called to do this work from a deep place of wanting to improve the lives of others. This type of work is often times undervalued in society and can come at a cost to oneself. This is particularly true during times of great inequality and trauma. Now more than ever, it is crucial that society’s helpers find ways to take care of themselves so that their inner light can shine even brighter for those in need. This webinar will take participants on a journey of reconnecting with their own needs so that they can strategize self-care practices that will lead away from burnout and toward a more sustained way of being a helping professional. Participants will leave the webinar feeling empowered and inspired.

La mayoría de las personas que ingresan a la profesión de ayuda están llamadas a realizar este trabajo desde un profundo deseo de mejorar la vida de los demás. Este tipo de trabajo a menudo se subestima en la sociedad y puede tener un costo para uno mismo. Esto es particularmente cierto en tiempos de gran desigualdad y trauma. Ahora más que nunca, es fundamental que los ayudantes de la sociedad encuentren formas de cuidarse a sí mismos para que su luz interior pueda brillar aún más para los necesitados. Este seminario web llevará a los participantes a un viaje de reconexión con sus propias necesidades para que puedan diseñar estrategias de prácticas de autocuidado que los alejen del agotamiento y los conduzcan a una forma más sostenida de ser un profesional de ayuda. Los participantes saldrán del seminario web sintiéndose motivados e inspirados.

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Case Scenario and Live Panel Discussion - Roll Call Video Vignette Series

Wednesday, May 26, 2021
10:00 am PDT11:30 am PDT
Online
Case Scenario and Live Panel Discussion - Roll Call Video Vignette Series

Participants will have an opportunity to listen to a child abduction case scenario along with brief responses from multi-disciplinary team members. Participants will also have the opportunity to send in questions for the live panel based on content from The Roll Call Vignette Series that was distributed to all law enforcement agencies and district attorney offices throughout California earlier this year.The session will then open up for a live discussion with the multi- disciplinary team panel members.

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Preparing for Court as an Expert Witness: The Science and the Art

Wednesday, May 26, 2021
10:00 am PDT12:00 pm PDT
Online
Preparing for Court as an Expert Witness: The Science and the Art

Presented by Tom Lyon, JD, PhD and Blake Carmichael, PhD
Co-Sponsored by CAPSAC

Forensic interviewers, mental health professionals and other multi-disciplinary team members provide a number of valuable services, and the focus is often on determining the facts of the case or improving a client’s well-being. Sometimes professionals will be asked to serve as expert witnesses in court, and playa quite different role. Focusing on child sexual abuse accommodation testimony as a model, this training will give attendees an understanding of the legal issues, the relevant research, and the practical challenges of testifying as an expert. Although this training is not intended to ensure that a team member will be qualified as an expert witness, it will help them navigate the legal process as a witness and prepare them for situations when expert witness testimony is requested.

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Missing College Students - Laws and Investigative

Tuesday, June 15, 2021
11:00 am PDT12:00 pm PDT
Online
Missing College Students - Laws and Investigative

This course will provide an overview of current Federal and State laws pertaining to Missing College Student investigations.Overview of resources to include the California Dept.of Justice Missing & Unidentified Persons Section,the National Missing & Unidentified Persons System,and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.Case studies will be used to explain the need for laws and resources.

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