Partner Events

The following events are sponsored by WRCAC partner agencies and are open to participants from the western region.
NCAC International Symposium on Child Abuse, March 23-26, 2020 (CANCELLED)

UPDATE: The National Children’s Advocacy Center has cancelled the 36th International Symposium on Child Abuse scheduled for March 23-26, 2020 in Huntsville, AL. While the decision to cancel Symposium was difficult, the NCAC remains committed to providing outstanding training.  We hope you will consider registering for one of their many upcoming trainings, including the 37th International Symposium on Child Abuse, March 22-25, 2021. 


National Children’s Advocacy Center

May 23 – 26, 2020

Huntsville, AL 

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.

For more information, please visit https://symposium.nationalcac.org/ 

Northeast Tribal Conference on Child Victimization, May 6-7, 2020 (CANCELLED)

UPDATE: In this very concerning time of the growing Coronavirus pandemic, the Northeast Tribal Conference on Child Victimization planning committee, consisting of representatives from the Seneca Nation of Indians, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, Native American Children’s Alliance, Northeast Regional Children’s Advocacy Center, NYS Children’s Alliance, National Criminal Justice Training Center and Native American Community services of Erie and Niagara, has made the difficult but necessary decision to CANCEL the conference scheduled for May 6th and 7th , 2020 at the Seneca Niagara Resort in Niagara Falls, NY. Please be advised that every effort is being made to reschedule the Conference for some point later this year if possible.  


Northeast Regional Children’s Advocacy Center

May 6 – 7, 2020

Niagara Falls, NY

For more information, please visit www.northeasttribalconference2020.org 

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CST Forensic Interview Training (CST FIT), August 17-19, 2020

National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College

August 17-19, 2020

Greenwood Village, CO

There is no fee to attend this training. The deadline to register is June 22, 2020. For more information and to register, please click here.

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. Learn to gather information regarding the use of technology in the child sex trafficking business model and the multitude of crimes that traffickers commit, including the use of sexually explicit images of minors (child pornography).

Child Sex Trafficking Specialized Training, September 1-2, 2020

National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College

September 1-2, 2020

Farmington, NM

There is no fee to attend this training. The deadline to register is July 28, 2020. For more information and to register, please click here.

Explore victim, system and societal perceptions which may pose risk to children in tribal communities to exploitation and sex trafficking. Learn effective interview techniques to obtain a full disclosure from victims. Through the use of a case study, examine the challenges system stakeholders encounter providing protection to children. Participate in a facilitated discussion, leveraging the experience and knowledge of the community, to identify strengths, resources and possible gaps in service for the response for child victims of exploitation and sex trafficking.

 
NCAC Advanced Forensic Interview Training, October 13-15, 2020

National Children’s Advocacy Center

October 13-15, 2020

Portland, Oregon

For more information, please visit 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 address 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.

Multidisciplinary Team Response to Child Sex Trafficking, November 16-19, 2020

National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College

November 16-19, 2020

Denver, Colorado

There is no fee to attend this training. The deadline to register is September 21, 2020. For more information and to register, please click here.

Learn techniques and strategies to enhance the likelihood of obtaining information from possible victims of child sex trafficking. Compare and contrast typical child sexual abuse cases with child sex trafficking (CST) cases and address the different points of entry into the criminal justice and welfare system for CST victims. Understand various disciplines’ roles and responsibilities and how they can contribute to a positive outcome of the CST case. Discuss question strategy, interview dynamics, language use, and interview suggestions

Can’t make it to the training? Click here to view NCJTC’s recorded webinars.

NCA Leadership Conference, December 13-16, 2020

UPDATE: Due to safety concerns and uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, NCA has postponed the 2020 Leadership Conference to December 13 – 16, 2020.


National Children’s Alliance

December 13 – 16, 2020

Washington, D.C.

For more information, please click here.

This 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, 60 and 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.