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Training Opportunities

In regards to COVID-19, the health and well-being of our staff, trainers and participants is of utmost importance. CIR is following state and local guidelines regarding masks and social distancing for in person trainings.


Child Abduction Simulation Exercise

Wednesday, March 6, 2024
9:00 am PST3:30 pm PST
Irvine, 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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Bridging Challenges in Forensic Interviewing: A Collaborative Discussion

Wednesday, March 13, 2024
9:00 am PDT1:00 pm PDT
meeting of women and men in discussion

"Bridging Challenges in Forensic Interviewing: A Collaborative Discussion" is designed to inspire interviewers facing hurdles in refining their skills, seeking improvements to established CAC practices, or grappling with the nuances of question design. This event will blend formal training with interactive peer networking. Four distinguished child interview specialists will share their expertise, present insights, and lead small group discussions. Attendees will leave the session not only re-energized but also armed with fresh ideas to navigate the inevitable challenges encountered by interviewers within multidisciplinary teams.

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Hybrid Child Abduction Intervention and Resource Training

Tuesday, April 9, 2024
8:00 am PDT4:30 pm PDT
Lodi, CA
image of a boy holding his mom's hand

The California Child Abduction Training Project has created a hybrid Multi-disciplinary Child Abduction Intervention & Resource Training. This event introduces participants to a multi-disciplinary approach to assist professionals working within all facets of child abduction. The training provides 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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