This three part training presented by Southern Regional Trainer Jerri Sites focuses on:
The Trauma-Informed Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT)
This presentation emphasizes the importance of the MDT (including Law Enforcement) working together from the outcry statement to the conclusion of the case. Considerations of the effects of trauma on child victims, their parents and the family, as well as MDT members will be discussed. Understanding the impact of trauma on Law Enforcement members and conflict resolution are critical in the MDT approach. Participants will learn how to recognize and address these concerns when handling child abuse cases and in their interactions with constituent
Research to Practice: The MDT Approach to Recantation
Recantation is prevalent in child sexual abuse cases, especially when the abuser is someone close to the family or from within the home. This session will provide research-based information focusing on identifying risk factors and ways to prevent recantation, practical steps for the MDT and Law Enforcment Officers to take in the event recantation does occur, as well as a sample MDT protocol for the MDT's consideration.
MDT Approach to Cases Involving Youth with Problem Sexual Behavior
Handling cases involving youth with problem sexual behaviors can be challenging for all involved. By nature, the child protection/criminal justice process assigns a victim and an alleged perpetrator at the onset of the investigation. Labeling children who initiate sexual contact can be harmful to the child and alienate the family from being receptive to much needed support and services. This workshop will provide research-based information to help professionals understand the dynamics of cases involving youth with problem sexual behaviors. Case scenarios provide the opportunity for discussion of the importance of a neutral, unbiased approach to these cases, professionals can engage families involved, more readily assess the nature of the sexual behavior, and provide the support and services necessary to prevent problem sexual behaviors from continuing to occur.
Continuing Education Credit Approvals
Continuing Law Enforcement Education (CLEE) approval has been received through the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy.
Victim Service Provider (VSP) credit is pending through the South Carolina Office of Victim Services Education and Certification.
This session is for CAC staff and MDT members of the Dickerson Children's Advocacy Center in Lexington . You will need to use the registration code provided to you to register for the session.