Training Opportunities

Addressing the Needs of Male Victims of Sexual Trauma

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
9:00 am PDT6:00 pm PDT
Fresno, CA
Addressing the Needs of Male Victims of Sexual Trauma

Keynote Presenters: Mark Godoy Jr., Al Killen-Harvey, & Steven Procopio

Join us for a full day of training, discussion, and networking on how best to serve male victims of sexual trauma. This statewide event will provide information essential to working with male victims, while also providing the opportunity to network with others doing this essential work. As part of this event, participants will develop strategies to take back to their home agencies.

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Child Forensic Interview Training Santa Cruz 2019

Monday, April 29, 20198:00 am PDTThursday, May 2, 20195:00 pm PDT
Santa Cruz, CA
Child Forensic Interview Training Santa Cruz 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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Strengthening Victims in Underserved Communities: Mitigating Implicit Biases, Healing and Justice in the Muslim American Community, and Providing Language Justice and Access

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
8:30 am PDT4:00 pm PDT
San Bernardino, 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, Sahar Pirzada and Areeba Siddiqui from HEART Women & Girls, and Lena Moran from Just Communities

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Ask the Expert with Dr. Jodi Quas: What the Research Tells Us about Question Design

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
10:00 am11:30 am
Online
Ask the Expert with Dr. Jodi Quas: What the Research Tells Us about Question Design

Presented by Jodi Quas, Ph.D.

Dr. Quas presents her latest research on the extent to which findings concerning forensic interviewing of children are applicable to adolescent (including suspected trafficking) victim populations, and answers your other questions related to suggestibility and memory.

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WEBINAR- Transcending Gender: Working with Intersectional, Transgender, and LGBI Populations

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
10:00 am11:30 am
Online
WEBINAR- Transcending Gender: Working with Intersectional, Transgender, and LGBI Populations

Presented by Orion Block, LSW

The lesbian, gay, bisexual, intersex, transgender (LGBTI) and gender nonconforming (GNC) demographic is represented in every age, ethnicity, and ability level. These populations are marginalized due to political, religious, familial, and societal persecution and neglect. Due to this marginalization, LGBTI and GNC people many times lack access to basic needs, jobs, and support which leads to homelessness, survival sex work, and mental health issues. In this online session, you will learn how to address issues and advocate for and with this population through individual, societal, clinical, and policy shifts that can be applied to real life.

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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

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
8:30 am PDT4:00 pm PDT
Los Angeles, 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, Sahar Pirzada and Areeba Siddiqui from HEART Women & Girls, and Lena Moran from Just Communities

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Multidisciplinary Child Abduction Simulation

Wednesday, June 5, 2019
9:00 am3:30 pm
Ukiah, CA
Multidisciplinary Child Abduction Simulation

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

Thursday, June 13, 2019
8:30 am PDT4:00 pm PDT
Fresno, 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, Sahar Pirzada and Areeba Siddiqui from HEART Women & Girls, and Lena Moran from Just Communities

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Understanding and Assisting Survivors of Personal Trauma

Friday, June 14, 2019
8:30 am PDT4:00 pm PDT
Chico, CA
Understanding and Assisting Survivors of Personal Trauma

Presenter: David Love, LMFT

This workshop will examine the dynamics of traumatic life experiences including child abuse, domestic violence, rape, school shootings – and natural disasters such as fires, floods, and earthquakes. The workshop will explain how trauma impacts brain development in children and neurobiological functioning in children and adults. It will include discussion of trauma specific assessment tools, treatment modalities, and strategies that can be used by parents, teachers, and therapists to support trauma survivors and provide tools to lessen its effects. The workshop will also address the secondary trauma often experienced by professionals and family members providing services and support to trauma survivors and provide tools to lessen its effects.

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