Following the Evidence in Child Abuse and Child Exploitation Cases: June 28–29, 2022
This virtual training by the National Criminal Justice Training Center will explore the importance of case coordination and evidence corroboration by multidisciplinary teams when investigating cases of child abuse. Attendees will learn the roles and responsibilities of multidisciplinary team members; how to evaluate evidentiary findings through crime scene images, interviews, and case studies; and how technology is used to groom and manipulate child victims. Registration information is available online.
Child Abuse: From Suspicion to Disclosure: July 14, 2022
This virtual training by the National Criminal Justice Training Center will present techniques for reducing suggestibility when engaging children associated with alleged cases of abuse. Attendees will learn best practices for supporting children while minimizing interactions that can impact a case negatively. Registration information is available online.
National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges Annual Conference: July 17–20, 2022
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges will hold its 85th annual conference in Reno, NV. Presentations will address topics intended to spur discussions about issues that professionals encounter in the youth and family court systems. Training tracks will focus on family law, youth justice, child welfare, and family violence, highlighting innovative approaches and self-care. Registration information is available online.
National Association of Drug Court Professionals Annual Conference: July 25–28, 2022
The National Association of Drug Court Professionals designed its Rise 22 conference for professionals working at the intersection of addiction, mental health, and justice reform. The annual conference convenes leaders in public health and public safety who have expertise in law, justice systems, treatment, and recovery. Training topics will include equitable access in family treatment courts, life skills for youth, and recovery-oriented cognitive therapy. The event will take place in Nashville, TN. Registration information is available online.
Multidisciplinary Team Response to Child Sex Trafficking: August 1–4, 2022
This virtual training by the National Criminal Justice Training Center will focus on improving multidisciplinary team responses in child sex trafficking cases. Topics will include differentiating between traditional cases of child abuse and child sex trafficking cases, and recognizing and locating youth at risk for victimization. Attendees must be part of a multidisciplinary team and all team members must attend together. Registration information is available online.
Crimes Against Children Conference: August 8–11, 2022
The Dallas Children's Advocacy Center hosts the Crimes Against Children Conference annually to train government and nonprofit employees who work directly with children victimized by crime, focusing on professionals in law enforcement, child protective services, social work, children's advocacy, therapy, and medicine. The conference will take place in Dallas, TX. It will offer both basic and advanced trainings in detection, investigation, prosecution, and healing interventions, and will address all forms of victimization, including physical and sexual abuse, neglect, sexual exploitation, abduction, trafficking, Internet-related exploitation, and death. Registration information is available online.
Creating a Community Action Plan for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse: August 16–17, 2022
The National Criminal Justice Training Center designed this virtual training to help child-serving professionals create plans of action for preventing the sexual abuse of children in their care. Topics will include the signs and symptoms of child sexual abuse, and the responsibilities of mandated reporters and other stakeholders. Attendees will develop organizational action plans. Registration information is available online.
Collecting and Using Family Treatment Court Data: August 30, 2022
Sponsored by OJJDP and Children and Family
Futures, this webinar concludes the three-part Family Treatment Court Practice Academy 2022: Beyond Collaboration to Results course. The series has emphasized collaboration and the sharing of strategies by professionals working in child welfare, substance use disorder treatment, family treatment court, dependency court, and related fields. Attendees will view a short video with background information on the topic, then participate in live conversations with other practitioners and subject matter experts. Attendees will also be able to meet with panelists in breakout rooms and will receive guidance on designing their own action plans. Registration information is available online.