Immigration, Mental Health, and Relief for Survivors of Crime and Domestic Violence
Presented by Rachel Ray, Managing Attorney and Mariela Shibley, Psy. D.
Professionals who come into contact with immigrants and undocumented individuals are well-positioned to help those individuals identify immigration options that may be available to them as survivors of crime and/or abuse. The goal of this workshop is to provide participants with a foundational knowledge of the immigration process and immigration relief for survivors, to provide participants with an overview of mental health issues commonly facing immigrants, and how best to provide culturally competent resources to those survivors while understanding the possibility of vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue. This information will be provided through lecture, visual aids, and experiential learning.
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.
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.
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.