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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.


Discovering the T.A.Y. Way

Thursday, August 6, 2020
10:00 am11:30 am
Online
Discovering the T.A.Y. Way

Presented by Rex Sheridan, M.A., LMFT

This course will provide an overview of key concepts, strategies, tools, and perspectives that can maximize effectiveness in working with, understanding, and communicating with transitional age youth. Topics covered will include developmental theories, basic brain and neurobiological processes, communication strategies, the shifting of roles, and practical tools to increase resilience, learning, and decision making skills. This presentation will be virtually facilitated, however, there will be the opportunity for brief discussion and questions, experiential activities, and sharing of practical applications of concepts.

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Interviewing Children with Disabilities

Tuesday, August 18, 2020
10:00 am11:30 am
Online
Interviewing Children with Disabilities

Presented by Staci Whitney, LMSW

This workshop is founded in forensic interviewing best practices with considerations and adaptations to account for individual disability, language capacity and cultural background. This workshop is designed to introduce MDT members to practical applications for communicating with children with disabilities including children labeled as “non-verbal”. The workshop will also include information on asking questions to elicit reliable information during a Forensic Interview with a child with a disability.

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WEBINAR-An Introduction to Technology Facilitated Crimes Against Children

Thursday, August 27, 2020
10:00 am PDT11:00 am PDT
Online
WEBINAR-An Introduction to Technology Facilitated Crimes Against Children

Presented by the Child Abduction Training Project of the Center for Innovation and Resources, Inc. (CIR)

Trainer: Lt. Brian K. Spears

This webinar explores how technology can contribute to the victimization of children through social media and interpersonal contact. Information and access to resources for prevention and education will be furnished.

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Long-Term Missing and Unidentified Persons

Tuesday, September 1, 2020
10:00 am PDT11:00 am PDT
Online
Long-Term Missing and Unidentified Persons

Presented by Sheriff Paige Kneeland

Long-term missing person investigations can prove very challenging. This course will not only cover the California Penal Codes as related to missing persons, as well as biometric descriptors used to assist in identifications of unidentified remains, but it will also provide creative resources that can assist your investigation. Sources of potential biometric materials (including fingerprint exemplars, dental records, and DNA reference samples) will be provided. Multiple databases will be discussed to include their capabilities and resources of assistance benefits. Skip tracing methods will also be discussed in how they are used to generate additional information to aid in your investigation.

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