Partner Events

The following trainings and events are sponsored by WRCAC partner agencies and open to participants from the western region.

35th International Symposium on Child Abuse, March 18-21, 2019

National Children’s Advocacy Center

March 18-21, 2019

Huntsville, Alabama

http://symposium.nationalcac.org/

The International Symposium on Child Abuse is a premiere conference that provides expert training and numerous networking opportunities to professionals in the child maltreatment field, and is one of the few conferences that addresses all aspects of child maltreatment, including, but not limited to, physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, exposure to violence, poly-victimization, exploitation, intervention, trafficking, and prevention.

MDT Response to Child Sex Trafficking, May 6-9, 2019

Fox Valley Technical College

May 6-9, 2019 (3.5 days)

Portland, Oregon

https://ncjtc.fvtc.edu/training/details/TR00000142/TRI0007842/mec-mdt-response-to-child-sex-trafficking

Improve multidisciplinary team (MDT) responses to child sex trafficking (CST) cases. Gather information about improving or establishing a formal MDT in your community. Identify gaps and develop short and long term response plans with the help of subject matter experts.  Upon completion of this training, you will be able to:

  • Differentiate between responses to traditional child abuse and CST cases
  • Utilize the components of an effective MDT for CST
  • Recognize and locate youth at risk victimization
  • Create a plan that encompasses strengths, challenges and a direction for your MDT response to CST
National Children’s Alliance Leadership Conference, June 2-5, 2019

June 2-5, 2019

Washington D.C.

http://www.nationalchildrensalliance.org/

The National Children’s Alliance’s annual Leadership Conference aims to provide continuing education, networking opportunities and exposure to innovative programs and ideas for Children’s Advocacy Center leaders. Included in this conference agenda are the organization’s annual membership meeting, plenary sessions, 90-minute workshops, and annual Hill Day. The target audience for this conference is comprised of administrators, coordinators, and board members of Children’s Advocacy Centers, CAC chapters, and multidisciplinary teams.

Conducting Child Abuse Investigations, June 3-7, 2019

Fox Valley Technical College

June 3-7, 2019

Phoenix, Arizona

https://ncjtc.fvtc.edu/training/details/TR00000080/TRI0007857/conducting-child-abuse-investigations

Gather up-to-date information for the investigation and prosecution of all types of child abuse cases utilizing a multidisciplinary team (MDT) approach. Learn about medical evidence, interviewing child victims/witnesses and adult suspects/witnesses, along with legal issues involved in the investigation and prosecution of child physical and sexual abuse cases. Upon completion or this training, you will be able to:

  • Describe the type of injuries a child may sustain and those that may or may not be as a result of abuse
  • Define child physical and child sexual abuse
  • Define characteristics of victims and offenders of child abuse
  • Describe preferred practices for interviewing minor victims and offending suspects
  • Describe legal considerations for investigating and prosecuting child physical and child sexual abuse cases
Child Sex Trafficking: Forensic Interview Training, July 15-17, 2019

Fox Valley Technical College

July 15-17, 2019

Burien, Washington

https://ncjtc.fvtc.edu/training/details/TR00000106/TRI0008588/cst-forensic-interview-training-cst-fit

Develop the skills and techniques to conduct developmentally appropriate forensic interviews with victims of child sex trafficking. Learn the differences between interviewing children in child abuse cases and interviewing child sex trafficking victims. Review victim-centered interview methodology with special emphasis given to understanding the factors contributing to child sex trafficking victimization and the impact on development and effects of trauma. Describe the type of injuries a child may sustain and those that may or may not be as a result of abuse. Upon completion or this training, you will be able to:

  • Apply developmentally and culturally appropriate methodology in forensic interviews of victims of child sex trafficking
  • Utilize forensically sound interview techniques appropriate for use in court testimony
Advanced Forensic Interview Training, October 1-3, 2019

National Children’s Advocacy Center

October 1-3, 2019

Santa Fe, New Mexico

http://www.nationalcac.org/advanced-forensic-interviewing-training/

NCAC’s Advanced Forensic Interview Training is not protocol specific.  The training is designed for any experienced child forensic interviewers who would like to build on their interviewing skills.  The training begins with an up-to-date review of “best practices”; but quickly moves to addressing specific populations that place demands on forensic interviewers to adapt their practice, exploring methods to elicit details required by the multidisciplinary team, and assessing the effects of trauma on children.