Accidental or Intentional: Investigator You Figure It Out
Ron Laney, Jim Sears
This workshop will show you how to look at burns, breaks, and bruises in a way that will help you decide if they were accidental or intentionally inflicted. These techniques will assist you in conducting successful investigations for law enforcement, court, and CPS purposes. This presentation is based on the new Fox Valley course being developed to train investigators nationwide.
After the First 48: From Indictment to Trial
Rachel Burris, Sherre Sweet
In this presentation attendees will gain a better understanding of what it takes to prepare a sexual abuse case beginning with indictment and ending in trial with a verdict of guilty. The presenters will also explore common problems and challenges encountered in child sex abuse prosecutions as well as discuss strategies for overcoming them.
An Advocacy Center Capital Campaign and a New Building: Lessons Learned
Lynn Davis, Gene Klein
The Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center moved from a 14,000 square foot facility into a new 56,000 square foot facility in 2013. Project Harmony in Omaha, Nebraska moved from their old facility into a fabulous new facility in 2012. In this workshop you will learn first-hand about these leaders’ experiences, struggles and successes in raising over $11 million (Dallas), and $12 million (Omaha) and their success in constructing these new, state-of-the-art facilities during an economic downturn. You will also hear from the presenters about the importance of relationship building, the art of negotiation and the extraordinary team effort needed to move from vision to construction to a grand opening. The discussion will address how they each managed the many unanticipated changes they encountered and the decisions that had to be made while always doing so in manner that was in the best interests of abused children in their respective communities.
An Eye Towards Conviction: From Dispatch to Verdict
From the time of dispatch, until a verdict is announced in court, law enforcement officers should keep an eye on the goal of obtaining a successful conviction at trial. This session will provide tips on how law enforcement officers can continue to improve their case all the way through trial. The lecture will discuss common tactics used to obtain incriminating evidence against suspects, how law enforcement officers can prepare themselves and their cases for trial, how law enforcement officers should deal with non-responsive, non-cooperative, or difficult prosecutors, and tips to make the law enforcement officers’ experience on the stand more enjoyable (or less painful). This session is for both uniformed street officers and detectives.
An Overview of Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) Programs
TC Cassidy, John Robertson
This workshop will consist of an overview of the RHY programs and services provided by each program type (Street Outreach, Basic Center, Transitional Living/Maternity Group Homes). The workshop will provide an overview of the FYSB Network of Support system with a focus on National Safe Place’s Runaway and Homeless Youth Training and Technical Assistance Center, National Runaway Safeline, and the Runaway and Homeless Youth Management Information System. Participants will gain knowledge of services available through FYSB funded RHY programs, of how to locate and access services for all RHY, including those being, or at-risk of being, trafficked, and will have the opportunity to engage in dialogue with RHYTTAC regarding current evidence-based and promising practices currently being utilized with victim-survivors of human trafficking.
The Best Kept Secret: Mother-Daughter Sexual Abuse (Part 1 & 2)
This workshop describes the complex mother-daughter incestuous relationship—the subtle, yet intentional violations of normal mother-child boundaries, covert and overt abuse and the psychological manipulations used to silence victims. Attendees will learn ways to include mothers as potential perpetrators in prevention programs and in sexual abuse investigations. Six key therapeutic issues for recovery will be discussed. The program concludes with a discussion of both the shared dynamics and the differences between mother-daughter and mother-son incest. The presenter is both an experienced counselor and a resilient survivor of maternal sexual abuse.
Best Practices: Working with Families of Missing Children
Kristen Anderson, Colleen Nick
Law enforcement’s relationship with the family of a missing or exploited child can be a critical element in the course of an investigation; a poor or non-existent relationship can potentially wreak havoc on the case while a positive one can contribute greatly to a successful outcome. In this presentation, you will hear first-hand from a parent whose child has been missing since 1995, and receive model policy guidance from NCMEC to address this important aspect of missing child case investigations.
Beyond the Image: Victim Identification (Part 1 & 2)
Richard Brown, James Cole
This presentation will cover the techniques currently used to analyze the images, videos and audio material depicting child sexual exploitation. Learn how law enforcement tries to see beyond the victim and identify the clues that can focus the investigation and lead to the rescue of child victims. See state-of-the-art techniques to enhance images and dig deeper into the materials. Understand the challenges and engage with the instructor on techniques that may enhance law enforcement's practices. This presentation will use actual cases to highlight the skill set.
Breaking Myths and Presenting Facts about Child Abduction and Exploitation
David Boatright, Shannon Posern
Have you heard that all online predators are old men hiding in basements? What about the one that only strangers abduct children? If you work in crime prevention and victim advocacy, I am sure you hear these myths and more from your audiences at community presentations. In this workshop, we will help presenters dispel common myths about child abduction and exploitation while incorporating current statistics. We will also discuss methods for teaching prevention to parents, children, teens and communities.
Broken Bones: Not Just Sticks and Stones
Skeletal fractures are very often seen in child abuse and this presentation will provide an overview of the anatomical and biochemical features of bones. It will also provide the basis for potential biomechanics involved in skeletal injuries and highlight various types of accidental and non-accidental pediatric fractures and provide case scenarios of pediatric skeletal injuries.
Build Your Case with the Help of the Forensic Nurse
Child abuse cases are difficult investigations. Did you know that the forensic nurse could be of great assistance to you in these cases? The forensic nurse examiner can play a crucial role in navigating the medical system by providing accurate statements, photo-documentation, expert testimony, and medical records necessary in the investigation of crimes against children. This workshop will utilize case studies to demonstrate the importance of the medical forensic exam in the investigation of sexual and physical abuse.
Building a Community Education Program for Your CAC
Ellen Magnis, Autumn Williams
As part of a strategic planning process, the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center embarked on a significant community education program several years ago. Come to this workshop and hear about strategies implemented to raise the profile of the agency and to become the “go to” for child abuse issues within Dallas County. Participants will be given ideas, tools and resources to take back to their communities, including creative ideas on what can be implemented on a limited budget. Think you don’t have time to educate those in your community? You are leaving dollars on the table and uninformed community members in the jury box.
Burnout and Back: A Case Study of Wellness in Action
Up until now, losing some investigators, analysts, prosecutors and other professionals to burnout was an accepted, but tragic, side effect of exposure to child pornography at work. In this real life case study, we follow an investigator who nearly left the job due to negative effects, but found his way back with the help of colleagues, management, family, and outside support. In this hands-on, interactive case study, you can learn how to see the warning signs, skillfully intervene, prevent, and counteract the negative effects of exposure to keep yourself and your team healthy. This training is part of the Supporting Heroes in Mental Health Foundational Training (SHIFT) wellness program funded by an OJJDP Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Training and Technical Assistant Grant.
Child Fatality Review: 35 Years Experience, Prepare for the Next 5
Michael Durfee, Deanne Tilton Durfee, Randy Harris
Child Fatality Review with multiagency teams began in 1978 and later spread to all states and 12 nations. Domestic Violence Fatality Review followed. We now have more resources and more conflict. Teams have splits between criminal justice and human service and between prevention and intervention. The next decade will bring: computer protocols, local data to line staff, and grief and trauma services for children, family and professionals. This workshop will discuss how in the future we will work more with domestic violence fatality review, review nonfatal severe cases, read more studies, experience more news scandals, law suits and anger from the community and political officials. Bring your experience and learn to work with more resources and more political, professional and community tensions.
Child Pornography Investigations: The Gamechanger in Stopping Child Sexual Abuse
Myths about victims, perpetrators, child pornography and the nature of child sex crimes stubbornly persist, hindering professionals in their efforts to aid child victims. This presentation addresses and dispels those myths and demonstrates how child pornography evidence is among the most powerful tools available to take child sex predators off the streets. This workshop will provide every justice professional and child advocate an understanding of how child pornography evidence revolutionizes the fight to keep children safe from child molesters. The information provided by this workshop is very important to any professional that deals with child sexual abuse.
Child Pornography Investigations: Time for a Change!
Daryl Bloom, Michael Corricelli
When law enforcement began investigating and prosecuting Internet facilitated child exploitation offenses, officers generally did not arrest the offenders at the time of the search warrant or interview. The delay was believed necessary in order to allow the investigation and forensic analysis to be completed. Prosecutors were wary of speedy trial rules as well as having enough evidence not only to meet the elements of the offense, but also to succeed in a detention hearing when appropriate. Nonetheless, arrests were made early in a limited number of cases where the offender presented a significant flight risk or immediate danger to the community. However, in recent years there has been an alarming rise in offender suicides and other acts of violence against law enforcement and others, for example, suicide by cop. This presentation will discuss how new technologies, such as on-scene preview and officer safety should drive a paradigm shift toward early action. Additionally, the presentation will discuss the countervailing interests of legal issues and danger to the community in determining when to arrest and when to wait.
A Child’s Voice Silenced: Sexual Abuse Allegations in Child Custody Cases
An allegation of child sexual abuse, within the context of a child custody case, poses unique challenges and always raises red flags for law enforcement, prosecutors, CPS and other child abuse professionals. Too often, the parent reporting the abuse is perceived as histrionic, manipulative, or willing to win custody at all costs. As a result, the potential for allegations to be incorrectly pre-judged as non-credible must always be considered in order to prevent a child being returned to the custody of the sexual offender. This workshop will discuss how to distinguish between credible and non-credible allegations of sexual abuse in custody cases so that they can be successfully investigated and prosecuted. An actual case study will be used to illustrate some training points.
Children Running From or Running To? The Sex Trafficking of Missing Children
Angela Aufmuth, David Boatright
This presentation will discuss the issue of missing children, how they are at risk of being victims of child sex trafficking and how the NCMEC’s Child Sex Trafficking Team (CSTT) can provide analytical support to law enforcement in these cases. Frequently missing children, especially the high-risk population of foster care children, are becoming victims of child sex trafficking. Current initiatives underway regarding children missing from care will be discussed, as well as how CSTT is working to proactively identify possible minor victims. Case examples will be used to show how CSTT analysts connect the dots between online ads and children reported as missing, and how they provide technical assistance to law enforcement in their efforts to build cases and prosecute their traffickers.
Children Separated from Their Families by Disasters and the Unidentified Minors Registry
John Bischoff, Sharon Hawa
This presentation will discuss the technical assistance the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) can offer to law enforcement agencies and emergency management, disaster relief organizations, social services agencies and the faith-based community to manage the task of reunifying children who have been separated from their parents or legal guardians due to the disaster. Additionally, the Unaccompanied Minors Registry (UMR), a joint effort of NCMEC and FEMA, will be presented. The UMR is a free, online data collection tool – the first of its kind - that makes the swift reunification of children a top priority by creating a central location to share, store, and retrieve information on children separated as a result of a disaster.
Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) Leadership Forum
Lynn Davis, Gene Klein
Join your colleagues in some lively discussion regarding issues that CAC leaders face every day. Facilitated by two CEO’s who together have more than 35 years of nonprofit leadership experience, this forum will give you the opportunity to meet with individuals who lead the nation’s children’s advocacy centers.
A Close-up Look at Female Offenders in Positions of Trust
We have been slow to acknowledge that some women, working in “positions of trust,” sexually abuse children. This workshop examines recent cases of female teachers found guilty of child sexual abuse, explores the dynamics of their teacher-student relationships and looks at ways that the gender of the perpetrator impacts disclosure, public response and sentencing. An interview with a convicted female sex offender (conducted in October 2011) offers unique insight into the phenomenon of teacher-adolescent sexual abuse. Participants will learn proactive strategies for possible prevention and earlier intervention.
Combating Sexual Exploitation with a Multi-Agency Response
Hania Cardenas, Michelle Guymon, Jessica Midkiff
Over the past several years Los Angeles County has seen a significant increase in cases of domestic sex trafficking of youth, and is recognized among law enforcement as one of the major hubs for sex trafficking in the state and nation. In an effort to respond to this issue, in 2012 the County implemented a multi-agency system response for the identification and treatment of sexually trafficked youth within the juvenile justice system. The goal was to provide alternatives to detention/incarceration whenever possible by implementing a coordinated multi-agency protocol that provides prevention outreach, comprehensive treatment and placement services in lieu of detention. This workshop will provide an overview of the response system from the perspective of probation, the courts, and survivor advocates. The workshop will address specific case studies, barriers, and successes of the program.
Compliant Behavior of Abducted Children
Ron Laney, Carol Ryan
When children become trapped in a cycle of deception and abuse, they often cope with their exploitation based upon their unique personality and upbringing. Compliant behavior is a survival strategy that develops when victims feel threatened. The story of Lindsey Ryan’s disappearance demonstrates a case of a 14-year old girl who willingly left home with a 56-year-old felon. Was this a case of a teenage runaway or was this a life-threatening situation of predatory manipulation? In this presentation Lindsey’s mother will discuss the dual perspectives of what seemed apparent on the outside verses what was occurring behind closed doors. She will also discuss ways police and other professionals can positively impact the investigation, the family, and the recovered victim.
Confessions Without Miranda: Understanding How Confession Laws Really Work (Part 1 & 2)
Confessions are a critical part of a successful child abuse prosecution. Too many times, however, investigators fail to get a confession or make a mistake during the process. This presentation explains the Fifth Amendment Privilege Against Self-Incrimination and other laws that must be followed to obtain an admissible confession. The presentation focuses on the many circumstances under which an investigator can obtain a confession without ever invoking the defendant's rights under Miranda v. Arizona. Noncustodial confessions and secretly recorded confessions are discussed. In addition, the presentation includes a discussion of pretext phone calls to the defendant and includes numerous recorded examples.
Corroboration in Child Abuse Investigations (Part 1 & 2)
Julie Kenniston, Chris Kolcharno
Gathering details from children is an important aspect of investigations. Doing this in a developmentally sensitive and legally sound manner with child victims is crucial. This presentation will offer techniques that maximize your ability to obtain corroborative information in the case that can be used to bolster child statements and enhance investigations.
CPS and Law Enforcement Working Together to Protect Drug Endangered Children: Lessons Learned
The workshop's goal is to help the participants understand the role Child Protective Services (CPS) plays with law enforcement in drug environments where children are present. The take away message from the workshop is that a collaborative effort between CPS and law enforcement is required to keep children safe when a drug warrant or arrest is planned and executed; and children are suspected to be present in the primary scene. The workshop will cover: the mandated legislative initiative for drug endangered children; the role CPS needs to play in drug environments involving drug endangered children; and lessons learned from joint investigations. Participants will hopefully come to fully accept the notion that, a child or children living in a drug environment according to the Texas Family code, is a form of child abuse.
Creating a Trauma Informed Multidisciplinary Team
The Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) model was born from a desire to create a system response to child sexual abuse, which would not inflict additional trauma on the child and family. Since that time research on child trauma has increased exponentially. In this workshop, participants will look at recent research on child trauma. We will also explore the effects of trauma on Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) professionals and how trauma might be effecting team functioning. Additionally, we will discuss ways to use this information to examine current processes and create a more trauma informed MDT.
Improve your interview skills. Learn how to tell when someone is editing something out of a written or verbal statement. This session will provide an overview of the basics of Discourse Analysis, a lexical and syntactical approach to analyzing statements. Using clear examples, Dr. Tanner will explain how a respondent's shifts in words and grammar can point interviewers to "hot spots" in a statement that need to be probed. You will never listen to a conversation or interview the same way again if you attend this session.
Defending Childhood: Children Exposed To Real World Violence
Recent research has revealed that more than 60% of children in America have been exposed to real world violence. This presentation will review results of a 16 month task force assessment of children exposed to violence (CEV) with recommendations for prevention and intervention, from community policing strategies, to early child and family education on the role of family violence in the life of a child. Specific agency recommendations will be provided for participants who seek to decrease family violence, community violence, youth violence, juvenile justice facility violence, and sexual violence involving children.
Defending the Investigative Interview
The MDT can be utilized to effectively defend the investigative interview at trial. This presentation will identify common areas of attack by opposing counsel, as well as techniques to address these challenges. Case law and research will be discussed to demonstrate specific points in the presentation. The speaker will also discuss how to identify common areas of defense attacks; develop strategies to address defense attacks and identify ways forensic interviewers can assist in defending the interview.
Demonstration and Discussion: NCMEC’s New XML Schema
Michelle Collins (NCMEC), Shantal Rands Poovala (Google)
This session, which is OPEN to all attendees, will feature a demonstration of how to implement the new XML standard for NCMEC’s CyberTipline. This will be especially useful for operational and engineering participants. Panelists will include: Michelle Collins (NCMEC), Shantal Rands Poovala (Google).
Digital Photo Forensics: More than Meets the Eye
Neal Krawetz, Allan Smith
Digital cameras are everywhere. High-quality photo-editing software is common and free online services make it trivial to distribute modified images. This creates a problem: how can you tell if a picture is showing something real? Is it computer generated or modified? In a world where pictures are more influential than words, being able to distinguish fact from fiction in a systematic way becomes essential. This workshop covers some common and not-so-common forensic methods for extracting information from digital pictures. You will not only be able to distinguish real images from computer generated ones, but also identify how they were created.
Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking: Identifying and Responding to America’s Prostituted Youth (Part 1 & 2)
Domestic minors constitute the largest number of trafficking victims in the United States. This presentation will address the profiles of child trafficking victims and the ideologies that keep them hidden, explore the vulnerabilities that put children at risk of being commercially sexually exploited, and review the four primary manifestations of child sex trafficking in America. Attendees will learn the recruitment and grooming tactics used by various traffickers, terminology and culture associated with pimping, analyze the impact of chronic and intense trauma on youth, and learn tips on identifying, assessing and interacting with victims.
Domestic Sex Trafficking: The Chicago Approach
This workshop will outline an innovative approach to domestic sex trafficking of women and girls in the United States with emphasis on collaboration and proactive investigations within an organized crime framework. It will examine the multi-tiered system of sex trafficking that encompasses victims, pimps and a larger organized tier where disputes are resolved, boundaries are allocated and general rules of business are enforced. It will outline the collaborative approach between local, state and federal law enforcement in covert investigations as well as the key role of service providers and the essential need for those providers to be embedded in law enforcement response from the beginning. The feasibility of duplicating this model in smaller jurisdictions will be discussed as well as best practices for implementation.
Dynamics of Child Sex Trafficking: Total System Response
Participants will be provided with information on the dynamics of child sex trafficking, characteristics and profile of the victim, and the offender/trafficker. The pathway to victimization and recruitment techniques will also be discussed. This presentation will define the high risk victim and demonstrate the correlation and commonalities between the chronic runaway, repeat victims of sexual abuse and exploitation, and the child victimized through sex trafficking. With the information provided, participants will be able to develop and implement investigative strategies, techniques and protocols to successfully identify high risk victims, identify past victimization, and prevent or reduce their high risk behavior through community partnership and a collaborative team approach. Case examples will be utilized to illustrate successful intervention and investigative techniques that worked.
Estimation of Victim Age in Child Sexual Exploitation Investigations
The Internet and digital photography technologies have played a significant role in the proliferation and availability of child pornography. Digital forensic examiners are increasingly tasked with investigating and assisting in the prosecution of criminal child pornography and sexual exploitation cases and are often placed in the position of acting as a gate-keeper to the criminal justice system when making the determination about whether or not an image or movie features an individual whose age fits their jurisdiction’s statutory definition of ‘child’ or ‘minor’ and consequently whether the subject media is illegal or not. In this workshop, the presenter will cover her Master’s dissertation research, giving a multidisciplinary overview of human ability to estimate child age and will present a technique for child age estimation from digital images.
Ethics in Child Abuse Prosecutions
This presentation will explore some of the dilemmas faced by child abuse prosecutors as they grapple daily with the complexities and horrors common to crimes against children and will focus on key ethical rules, guidelines, statutes, and case law that must dictate their conduct in order to fulfill their duty to see that justice is done – so as to insure that the rights of the innocent are protected and that justified convictions remain so.
Evidence Based Approaches to Sex Offender Management
This workshop will focus on the evidence based practices in assessing, targeting services and managing sex offenders. There is strong research supporting the importance of assessment, treatment and management of sex offenders. This workshop will highlight the research and focus on best practices for a multidisciplinary team approach.
Evidence Based Practices Employed by RHY Programs with Victim-Survivors of Human Trafficking
TC Cassidy, John Robertson
This workshop will provide participants with an overview of some of the EBP currently being utilized by RHY programs serving victim-survivors of human trafficking. Participants will be provided new and emerging information related to EBP and best/promising practices currently being utilized by RHY programs to serve human trafficking victim-survivors. The presentation will also discuss existing EBP that can be replicated by other programs to increase the likelihood of successful service provision with/for victim-survivors. Lastly, participants will be provided an opportunity to dialogue with RHYTTAC regarding the practices identified in the survey to gain clarity on what is working with the target population.
Facebook: Working with Law Enforcement
In this workshop, the presenter will discuss how Facebook works with industry partners and law enforcement to combat crimes against children. Discussed during this presentation will be Facebook “basics”, the latest safety and privacy controls available to prevent and reduce risks for users of the site, safety initiatives designed to combat child exploitation, and a detailed review of Facebook’s on-line records request system for law enforcement use.
Fighting Pimps: The Struggle to Save Our Daughters
This workshop will examine the ever-evolving landscape of trafficking crimes and offer investigative strategies to combat them. The presenter, the author of the best selling true crime book Off the Streets, will discuss the reality of the pimp/prostitute culture and he will refute the commonly held misconceptions and the media propaganda about the sex trade. Techniques and best practices for investigating and convicting human traffickers who trade in human misery will be presented. Lastly, techniques for providing teens with tools and techniques to protect themselves will be discussed.
Firearm Injuries in the Pediatric Population
This presentation will discuss firearm injuries in children, including wound characteristics, scene investigation, and scenarios involving children and firearms. Additional topics to be discussed include the limitations of the autopsy in assessment of these wounds, and challenges in classifying the manner of death.
Five B's of Child Physical Abuse: Bruises, Burns, Bones, Bellies, and Brains (Part 1 & 2)
This presentation will review the variety of injuries seen in cases of possible child abuse. The discussion will be case based and include examples of abusive and non-abusive injuries. The lecture will be geared for CPS workers, law enforcement investigators, and attorneys to learn the basic aspects of child physical abuse.
The Forensic Interviewer at Trial (Part 1 & 2)
Julie Kenniston, Andy Wilson
This is a two-part presentation. The first part will focus on proper utilization of the forensic interviewer at trial. The lecture will cover the different parts of a trial, how a forensic interviewer may be used at trial, the type of questions the forensic interviewer can expect both on cross and direct examination, and tips to help the forensic interviewer in preparation for and actually testifying at a trial. The second part will be a practical exercise involving a direct examination, a cross examination, and an after action review.
GoDaddy.com: Unlocking the Information Available through Registrars
Ben Butler, Joseph Hanyen
One of the most common points of confusion for investigators of online child abuse cases is figuring out who has what information, and how to best go about getting it. This workshop will attempt to clarify the confusion. The presenters will discuss the information available to law enforcement through Registrars and Hosting Providers. They will also discuss recent trends and tactics in investigating commercial child pornography sites, and the role Go Daddy takes that can help you in your investigations.
Google: Combating Child Exploitation
Einat Clarke, Ty Lim, Shantal Poovala
This workshop will provide an overview of Google's efforts to combat child exploitation including content reporting, product safety, legal process, and data disclosure policies.
Hands are Not for Hitting: The Impact of Domestic Violence on Children
Domestic violence is a devastating social problem that impacts all segments of society. Although awareness regarding the pervasiveness and effects of family violence is increasing, the understanding of the ramifications of the effects of domestic violence often focuses on the primary victims. Studies indicate that millions of children witness the abuse of a parent or caregiver each year. Research also shows that domestic violence may be the number one indicator of child abuse and neglect. This workshop explores the effects of witnessing domestic violence has on children who live in homes where family violence occurs.
Hospitals and Missed/Missing Medical Evidence
Michael Durfee, Ruby Guillen
Hospitals provide major resources and problems, including a lack of child abuse experience. Cases may be mismanaged or poorly recorded. The presenters will discuss their unique data to rank hospitals and unique software to store and manage child abuse reports. They will explain how their programs address burns, intensive care, newborn, and suspicious death. Hospitals, including yours, may find increased reports for infants and toddlers, better medical evaluations and a new role with joint case management. They will explain how their hospital network is built with minimal cost using existing resources and automation. Lastly, they will discuss with the audience their successes and failures with hospitals and healthcare.
Human Trafficking: A Guide for Law Enforcement
This workshop will provide law enforcement with the information necessary to properly understand, recognize, and investigate cases involving human trafficking and child exploitation.
Human Trafficking: A Survivor’s Perspective
Ron Laney, Holly Austin Smith
The presenter of this workshop is a survivor of both child sexual abuse and sex trafficking. She will discuss the relationship between the two forms of victimization and the mindset of a “willing victim” and the complex reasons for them staying with their traffickers.
Identifying and Seizing Electronic Evidence (ISEE) (Part 1 & 2)
The workshop is designed to instruct participants in the basics of recognizing potential sources of electronic evidence, preparing them to respond to an electronic crime scene, and to safely and methodically preserve and collect items of evidentiary value to be used in court proceedings. This presentation utilizes advanced adult learning skills and takes the participants through a process of determining the requirements for an electronic search warrant to considerations for a safe and thorough execution of the electronic search warrant.
Imperfect Leadership: Your Secret to Success
This workshop is an inspirational and dramatic look at the crucial “imperfect” skills that leaders need to know in order to succeed in today’s high-pressured environment. In this challenging seminar, participants will uncover the secrets of: how making a “good” mistake can propel you to greater opportunities; realizing that being an imperfect leader is the secret to building your team; why a seemingly “weak” character trait may be your ticket to success.
Improving the Case Review Process
Case review seems to be such a simple process. You simply need an agenda and someone to facilitate the meeting, right? In fact, case review is a complex process that often provides insight into the MDT functioning. The good, the bad and the ugly can show up in the case review process and often team members do not have a clear understanding of what should be happening in the meeting. In this workshop, we will discuss common misconceptions about case review, barriers to effective case review and strategies, which can enrich the case review process for your MDT.
Informal and Non-Hierarchal Institutions As Havens for Predators: What Prosecutors and Investigators Must Know
Not all institutions are formal and hierarchal with headquarters, charters and facilities. Some are simply cultural norms and constructs like “marriage and family,” “male bonding,” “a man’s house is his castle,” and “discipline builds character.” These informal institutions can also promote abuse and protect predators. Law enforcement and allied professionals must understand these informal, but very powerful cultural institutions, in order to address abuse that occurs as a result of them. This presentation will promote understanding in how these informal institutions allow for abuse within more structured groups is the first step in preventing or detecting abuse within them and beyond.
Institutional Abuse and Persons With Disabilities: Strategies for Investigators and Prosecutors
Roger Canaff, Mary Wambach
Study after study confirms the terrible reality that children with physical, cognitive and/or emotional/psychological disabilities are abused and neglected at far greater rates than children without such disabilities. This abuse happens within homes and in the community, but can be especially rampant in institutions meant to house, teach and nurture disabled children. This presentation will present the statistics-based reality of how abuse occurs in institutions focused on children with disabilities, and how law enforcement and allied professionals can best react to abuse when it occurs. This includes communicating with abused children, witnesses, and their families, and also interacting effectively with institutional employees and leaders when investigations are undergone.
Interdiction for the Protection of Children (IPC): A Proactive Approach to Combating Child Exploitation
Cody Mitchell, Derek Prestridge
The sad truth is that your law enforcement agency is not doing all that it can to search for at-risk, missing or exploited children. Attend this workshop and learn how to change that unfortunate situation. The presenters will discuss how your agency can use uniformed officers, its most underutilized and available resource, to combat all types of child victimization. This innovative approach is currently being used in Texas with documented results. The presenters will share techniques, when coupled with routine police duties that will greatly increase the likelihood of identifying victimized children as well as those offenders that victimize them. The workshop will include actual examples of cases involving runaways, child pornography and human trafficking that were discovered using these interdiction techniques.
Brian Durham, Brian Reich
It is essential for law enforcement to have the ability to collaborate quickly and effectively with Internet Service Providers and other stakeholders to identify, request and preserve critical evidence for a variety of investigations and emergent cases. This presentation will provide easily applied steps to understand IP (Internet Protocol) based communications, gaining IP Intel, interpreting results, explaining IP Intel to non-technical audiences, (judges, supervisors and prosecutors.) At the end of this presentation the attendee will have a better understanding of Internet communications, legal requirements, investigative challenges and tips to request information and/or technical assistance from ISP's and specific requirements for Time Warner Cable.
Interrogation: A 360-Degree Perspective (Part 1 & 2)
Kevin Navarro, John Palmer
In 2010, the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and the Dallas Police Department (DPD) initiated a joint project exploring interrogation methods from a 360-degree perspective. Videotaped interrogations of homicide suspects conducted by DPD Detectives were analyzed. Videotaped interviews of the detectives and now-incarcerated suspects were then conducted. Those interviews explored the philosophy and methodology of the detectives as well as the opinions of the suspects. This presentation is based on that project. It will focus on principles of interpersonal dynamics, rapport building, methods by which a confession is elicited, and interrogation philosophy. Key segments of video from the interrogation are presented. These segments are combined with videotaped perspective on these aspects of the interrogation from the investigator and the now-incarcerated suspect, providing a 360-degree look at critical steps and principles associated with a criminal interrogation.
Interview and Interrogation of Juveniles in Crimes Against Children Cases (Part 1 & 2)
Kelly Burke, Mary Murphy, James Nawoichyk
According to recent research, when law enforcement use traditional adult interrogation techniques with juveniles, they are much more likely to obtain false confessions. This workshop presents key components of IACP and OJJDP's recommended juvenile interview and interrogation techniques for law enforcement. Strategies, techniques and cautions will be provided for analyzing behavior, developing rapport, and conducting effective interviews and interrogations of juveniles. Case examples and actual footage of juvenile interrogations in crimes against children cases will be presented and discussed to illustrate where mistakes were made and successful investigative techniques worked. The first part of the presentation will focus on building rapport and analyzing behavior and the second part will focus on interview and interrogation techniques.
Interviewing Sex Offenders: A Behavioral Analysis Framework
This presentation explores the application of behavior analysis to law enforcement investigation of sexual crimes against children using technology and the Internet. The primary focus is to demonstrate that by better understanding perpetrator behavior, investigators can substantially improve their investigative strategy. This workshop will illustrate the techniques employed by the Behavior Analysis Unit and demonstrate their impact upon an investigation into a group of individuals using child-modelling websites on the Internet as a cover for the distribution of indecent images of children.
Introduction to Technology for Sexual Assault Investigators
Steve Del Negro, Joe Laramie
This lecture will provide an overview of the technology that is being used for sexual exploitation and the types of technology-facilitated crimes against children that are being committed. A discussion about the impact on victims, how offenders are using technology, and the challenges new technology will create, will also be included.
Investigating Multi-Victim/Multi Offender Cases
Amy Allen, Ale Levi, Diane Siegel
Cases that have the potential for multiple victims and/or offenders (macro cases) are among the most difficult to investigate. When these cases also involve multiple agencies with different jurisdictions, they can be especially tricky and require coordinated collaboration between federal and state partners. This workshop will provide the multi-disciplinary team (MDT) with an understanding of what macro cases as well as how to coordinate between jurisdictions, multiple law enforcement agencies, and NGO’s all while keeping the best interest of the victims and the investigation at the forefront. Presenters will provide go-by’s and share case examples for working these complex cases.
Investigating Physical Abuse and Neglect: Reconstruction Techniques (Part 1 & 2)
This workshop will focus on non-accidental injuries on children and will emphasize the specific techniques that can be used by the investigator in the assessment, investigation and reconstruction of cases involving soft tissue injuries such as bruises, lacerations and burns. In addition, the various weapons utilized by the offender in child abuse situations will also be identified and discussed. The lecture will also address the circumstances and evaluation of deprived and neglected children. Lastly, the presentation offers case illustrations that encourage hands-on participation by the student.
Investigations of Missing/Abducted Children (Part 1 & 2)
Mark Hilts, William Donaldson
In this presentation, members of the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) will discuss both motivations and investigative strategies for the investigation of missing/abducted children cases. The presenters will incorporate actual case examples into their discussion.
It Takes a Team (MDT) to Protect a Child
We all know that a properly functioning Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) is critical for success in child abuse cases. The problem is that this is not always the case. The reality is that MDTs are made up of individuals from different disciplines, with different legal responsibilities, different policies, procedures and often times, different goals. This presentation will focus on combining the efforts of individual team members and re-examining their respective roles on the MDT to obtain the common goals of protecting children and holding offenders accountable. This presentation will discuss how to make MDTs more effective and how members can work beyond their traditional disciplines in cooperation with other MDT members to attain their peak performance.
It’s Never Really Over: Post-Conviction Issues in Child Abuse Cases
Laura Coats, Russell Wilson, Christine Womble
The case does not end when judgment is entered. Months, years, and even decades later, defendants are challenging their convictions alleging countless violations of their constitutional rights. While some claims have merit, most do not. This workshop will present an overview of the most commonly successful post-conviction claims (actual innocence, prosecutorial misconduct, ineffective assistance of counsel) and discuss issues that law enforcement and prosecutors should be aware of as they prepare their cases for trial.
It’s Not Over Yet! The Utility of Medical Follow-up for Child Abuse Victims
John Bickel, Marcella Donaruma
This presentation will discuss the benefits to child victims, caseworkers and investigators of follow-up medical evaluations. Medically, these patients can have complicated needs, and additional healing injury is often detected after the immediate abuse has been discovered and addressed. These children can also have developmental and behavioral problems complicating their placement out of the abusive home. Communicating a child’s past medical history of abuse, their current medical needs, and putting the injuries in context of the evolving histories provided by caretakers under investigation can be coordinated by a child abuse focused follow-up assessment. The presenters will describe how medical child abuse teams can help caseworkers and investigators put the puzzle together to form an integrated and coherent response to child abuse victims.
Jury Selection in Cases of Child Abuse
In this workshop, prosecutors will learn effective use of voir dire and other tools in selecting jurors in cases of child sexual or physical abuse.
Jury Selection in Child Sexual Abuse Cases
This workshop will discuss issues and challenges facing the prosecutor in selecting a jury in a child sexual abuse case. This session will include topics such as the recanting victim, the young-child witness, the lack of medical and physical evidence, and punishment issues.
Just Looking: How Risky are Collectors of Indecent Images of Children?
This presentation explores one of the key questions facing professionals dealing with sex offenders who view/download child pornography; will they commit contact sexual offenses? Using video extracts of interviews with sex offenders, Dr. Sullivan will provide insight into how we can better assess the risks posed by these offenders. It explores the questions of whether possessing indecent images of children is an indicator of risk of contact offending and if there are similarities between online and offline offending. In addition, this presentation uses an in-depth case study to explore the issues related to this question. Exploring the thoughts and life experiences of a young man convicted once for possessing sexual images of children and the nature of the risk he poses to children in his local community is examined.
Juvenile Prostitution Investigations: From the Mouths of Offenders and Victims
This presentation will address behavioral issues present in juvenile sex trafficking investigations, including unique victim and offender dynamics. Interviews with incarcerated offenders and victims will be incorporated into the presentation. Results of ongoing research at the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit will also be presented.
Keeping the Passion, Focusing on Mission
This workshop is an invigorating journey that revisits the reasons we are drawn to the world of nonprofit service: Passion and Mission. Yet, these two motivations often become obscured by daily minutiae, and can even create competing priorities. In this challenging seminar, participants will uncover practical tools to: stay focused on mission when one's passion seems to be in conflict; know when to draw a line in the sand...and when not to; and how to stay focused on mission, and ways to avoid common blind spots.
Kids in Confinement: Prosecuting Cases of Sexual Abuse in Juvenile and Adult Detention Facilities
Sexual abuse in correctional facilities is a crime and a human rights violation, with grave individual and communal consequences. This presentation will discuss the unique vulnerabilities inherent in confinement facilities, discuss the dynamics and offenders who perpetrate the abuse, and provide strategies for investigating and prosecuting cases, particularly those that are effected by intimidation, and thus involve recanting or unavailable witnesses. This presentation was developed by AEquitas through a partnership with the National Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Resource Center.
Law Enforcement Response to Missing/Abducted Children
Kristen Anderson, Craig Hill
This workshop will discuss the basic steps recommended for Call-Takers, Patrol, First-Line Supervisors and Investigators when responding to a reported missing or abducted child.
Lessons Learned from Child Abduction Investigations
Ron Laney, Mark Simpson
This presentation will be an interactive discussion of lessons learned in numerous child abduction investigations based on case study analysis.
Long Term Missing and Cold Case Investigations
This workshop will discuss the use of current investigative and forensic principles for cases that have become closed, suspended or forgotten. Missing Person, Child Homicide, Serial Murder and found remains cases will be illustrated with a contemporary investigative focus.
Looking Back to See the Future: Lessons from 25 Years of Child Protection (Part 1 & 2)
Rita Farrell, Michael Johnson, Amy Russell, Stephanie Smith, Victor Vieth
This workshop reviews the past 25 years of child protection in the United States, noting the progress that has been made and the challenges still to overcome. The presenters offer a “sneak peek” at the next 25 years offering concrete suggestions to be addressed by MDTs in the next quarter century.
Managing Your Unit within a Healthy Environment: A Seminar for Supervisors of Individuals Exposed to Child Sexual Abuse Images
Jean McAllister, Michael Sullivan
Managing the emotional and mental health needs of professionals exposed to child pornography requires special skills and tools. This seminar will introduce supervisors to effective management techniques to assure healthy longevity of exposed personnel. This seminar is relevant to managers in any profession, which is exposed to child pornography including prosecutors, probation/parole, and law enforcement. This training is part of the Supporting Heroes in Mental Health Foundational Training (SHIFT) wellness program funded by an OJJDP Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Training and Technical Assistant Grant.
The MDT Approach to the Investigation, Assessment and Intervention of Juvenile Sex Offenders
Juvenile sex offenders pose an interesting challenge to the multi-disciplinary team. This workshop will explore the dynamics and challenges juvenile sex offenders bring to your caseload. We will review types of juvenile sex offenders and will suggest a consistent approach in dealing with them from investigation through on-going treatment. It will emphasize the multi-disciplinary team approach as a solution to solving the unique problems these cases bring to the system. The different roles of the professionals involved in these types of cases will be examined as well as suggestions on how a standardized approach will benefit the professionals, the offenders and the family.
The Medical Examiner’s Perspective on Sudden Unexplained Infant Death Investigation
This workshop focuses on the Sudden Unexplained Infant Death Investigation (SUIDI) “Top 25” produced by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The “Top 25” represents the top 25 most important pieces of information that the medical examiner needs in order to facilitate an appropriate death investigation and interpret autopsy findings (or lack thereof). The discussion will include common autopsy findings in “SIDS” or “SUIDI” cases, and emphasize the importance of scene investigation, doll reenactment, and communication between various investigating agencies and the medical examiner.
Non-Compliant Sex Offenders: How the USMS Can Help State and Local Law Enforcement
Lance Eastwood, Mike Wagner
This workshop provides an overview of how the U.S. Marshals, along with its National Sex Offender Targeting Center, can assist law enforcement with investigations involving non-compliant sex offenders.
A Non-Confrontational Approach To Interviewing and Interrogating Child Abuse Suspects (Part 1 & 2)
This presentation will teach and reinforce the fundamentals of the Wicklander-Zulawski Non-Confrontational Interview and Interrogation Method. Instruction, specific to child abuse investigations, will include proven techniques to overcome resistance, offer rationalizations, handle denials, detect deception and evaluate truthfulness. Participants will learn to assess verbal and non-verbal behavior and become more effective at educing information and obtaining admissions. Using a structured, non-confrontational approach, an investigator is often able to obtain a confession without the suspect ever making a denial or protesting his innocence. In addition, the resulting confession often includes information not revealed during the investigation.
Once the Shutter Snaps: The Continued Victimization from Child Sex Abuse Images
This workshop will discuss the production of images and video files in child sexual abuse cases and highlight ways professionals working in all areas of the child abuse field can help locate these victims. Based on data from NCMEC’s Child Victim Identification Program, information regarding risk factors for victimization, case examples demonstrating how victims are identified, and the continued re-victimization some of these children face will be discussed. Participants will learn about NCMEC’s many resources available for child sexual abuse cases including Look Familiar Reports and CVIP’s Victim Identification Lab.
Online Protections for Criminal Justice Professionals
With the ever-increasing use of social media in our personal and professional lives, it is important to know the issues associated with these activities. Criminal justice professionals, and those who testify in court and/or work for a government agency, are subject to a variety of disclosures about their online use. This workshop will discuss the dangers involving the blurred lines between personal and professional online use. Tips and strategies on how to avoid professional embarrassment, discipline issues or personal or family dangers with online postings will be covered.
Opening Statements and Closing Arguments in Cases of Child Abuse
In this workshop attendees will learn the art of developing effective themes and theories to present to jurors in cases of child abuse. Particular emphasis will be placed on cases in which the outcome largely relies on the assessment of the child’s credibility versus the credibility of the accused.
Optimal Fitness for Child Exploitation Detectives, Prosecutors, and other Professionals
Jean McAllister, Michael Sullivan
Burnout, vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue are strong indicators that exposure to child pornography is affecting you negatively, but can you recognize them when they start to happen? How about the more subtle clues that may indicate that the effects are creeping up on you? In this session, you’ll learn the major and minor changes that you may be experiencing and what you can do to protect yourself from harm. This training is part of the Supporting Heroes in Mental Health Foundational Training (SHIFT) wellness program funded by an OJJDP Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Training and Technical Assistant Grant.
Overcoming Difficult Situations in Forensic Interviews: What Questions Do I Ask Next?
This workshop will provide both lecture and group discussion. Participants will learn how to overcome difficult situations during forensic interviews and handling those tough questions. Upon entering the workshop, participants will have a chance to write down difficult situations they have encountered and the presenter and participants will work to find solutions and practical tools that can be used in the future.
Overcoming Untrue Defenses in Child Exploitation Cases
Defense attorneys attack the investigation and prosecution of child sexual assault cases in a number of ways. This lecture will discuss the types of defenses used in child sexual assault cases and how to effectively combat the defenses during the investigation and at trial.
Panel Discussion: Supporting Employee Resilience
Kenneth Logan (PayPal), Ben Butler (GoDaddy), Lanae Holmes (NCMEC)
This session will be OPEN to all attendees and will explore various ways to support employees who have exposure to online child abuse images in the course of their work. Part of the discussion will focus on the publication recently compiled by The Technology Coalition: The Employee Resilience Guidebook for Handling Child Sexual Abuse Images. It presents a set of practices and guidelines around content handling procedures and other practices that will help employees who are on the frontlines in the fight against online child sexual exploitation. Panelists will include: Kenny Logan (PayPal), Ben Butler (GoDaddy.com) and Lanae Holmes (NCMEC.)
Panel Discussion: Technology Developments
John Brzozowski (Comcast), Chris Roosenraad (Time Warner Cable)
This session, presented by the Technology Coalition, will be OPEN to all attendees and will include a review of current and future trends in Internet technology with a focus on technical issues that can have an impact on Internet criminal investigations. Topics to include IPv6, Carrier Grade NAT (CGN), virtual currency, and the underground economy. Presentation will be geared towards a non-technical audience, all invited. Panelists will include: Chris Roosenraad, Time Warner Cable; John Brzozowski, Comcast.
A Pebble in the Pond: Factors in Multi-Generational Sexual Abuse
This presentation explores the phenomenon of, “second generation” child sexual abuse victimization. Discussion will include common perceptions and understandings of how past childhood victimization can impact on the likelihood of, and response to, a child in the next generation being sexually abused. This presentation addresses psychological factors, incidence rates, and creating a window of therapeutic opportunity amidst the fallout, for both mother and child.
Pediatric Head Trauma: The Evidence and the Arguments
This lecture will review the key aspects of cases of suspected abusive head trauma (aka shaken baby syndrome.) The scope of the lecture will range from review of basic anatomy, suspected mechanisms of injury, the clinical presentation, and the medical evaluation. Cases will be used to illustrate the medical evidence supporting a diagnosis of AHT and the common arguments encountered in criminal court proceedings.
Perpetrators in Positions of Power and Trust
This workshop will examine child molesters who actively seek out positions of power and trust involving children. Although most child molesters are, to some degree, in positions of power and trust, this workshop will look specifically at those perpetrators who seek employment or volunteer opportunities with youth-serving organizations for the purpose of finding potential victims. The presentation is based, in part, on a series of prison interviews conducted by the presenter with more than 75 convicted child molesters, but it will also touch on other more extensive research involving larger groups of offenders. The presentation will also discuss some initial impressions from a review of the infamous Boy Scout Ineligible Volunteer Files, also known as the Boy Scout Perversion Files.
Playing Nice in the Sandbox: Developing Effective MDTs
Rita Farrell, Michael Johnson
This workshop summarizes the history of developing MDTs in the United States and then, armed with that history, discusses the ten greatest challenges facing MDTs today and offers concrete suggestions for MDTs in meeting these challenges.
Practice Makes Perfect: What You Need to Know About Attempted Abductions
This presentation will review offender demographics as well as the most common lures used by offenders committing attempted abductions of children, including sexual assaults, suspicious incidents, and unreported short term abductions. Trends, patterns, and statistics will also be reviewed. There will be a discussion on how most children get away from offenders as well as the time of day these incidents most frequently occur. The presentation will also include a review of the free resources offered by NCMEC to law enforcement when they are investigating attempted abductions and cases of missing and abducted children.
Preparing Children to Testify in Court
The demands of the legal process create special challenges for the children who must present testimony in court. This workshop will consider these challenges from the child’s perspective and provide tips for practitioners on how to help anticipate the particular stressors in each case and what to do to help the child deal with these factors so that she/he can focus. Attention will also be given to helping the child “debrief” after trial testimony and prepare for the sentencing hearing.
Presenting Evidence in Forensic Interviews: Using the Prepare and Predict Method
Amy Allen, Ale Levi, Diane Siegel
Forensic interviewers have been presenting certain forms of investigative evidence to victims in their interviews for years. However, based on the number of cases that involve online and digital child exploitation, there has been a growing need for investigators to present evidence to children involved in these cases in order to facilitate identification and learn details of both the exploitation and possible abuse. This presentation will discuss proven techniques for doing this and will also show actual interviews where the specific method of Prepare and Predict when showing child pornography to minor victims is necessary.
“Priming” Children’s Disclosures: Suggestibility in Forensic Interviews
Children’s suggestibility is still heavily debated in the field of child maltreatment, and research continues to demonstrate that children can be misled to make false statements. However, claims researchers make about the riskiness of certain interview techniques, including use of anatomical diagrams or interview instructions, continue to hit off-mark when compared with trained interviewer practice. This session will discuss current studies on suggestibility, compare research to best practice recommendations and identify techniques to defend against attacks of the interview.
The Process of Play: Understanding the Affects of Trauma Maltreatment in Working with Young Children Through Play Therapy (Part 1 & 2)
This presentation will help provide participants with a basic understanding of critical neurodevelopmental principles and discuss the impact of maltreatment on the developing brain with a particular focus on young children. Further, the presenter will discuss how to build an understanding of these principles into the development of play therapy strategies.
The Pros and Cons of Going Federal
Aaron Covey, Mandy Griffith, Aisha Saleem, Randy Watkins
This workshop will discuss the pros and cons of bringing child exploitation cases for federal prosecution. Topics will include various federal charges to be considered, punishment ranges, asset forfeiture, considering a federal case to assist with difficult victim issues. The presenters include an experienced detective who regularly brings cases for federal consideration, an experienced FBI agent who routinely works with local law enforcement, and two federal prosecutors who used to work as assistant district attorneys.
Prosecuting the Improper Teacher-Student Relationship
Shequitta Kelly, Reynie Tinajero
No parent expects when they send their child to school the teacher will abuse them. This workshop will review how some teachers/coaches manipulate and abuse students. The presentation will address and discuss the patterned behaviors used on victims and the long lasting effects it has on them. There will also be a discussion about the misperception that victims hold about their relationship with the teacher. This lecture will provide tips on how to successfully investigate and prosecute this type of case.
Eren Price, Reynie Tinajero, Carmen White
Meet your fellow prosecutors from around the country and bring your questions to an informative question and answer session. A group-facilitated discussion will provide you with options and potential solutions to your most problematic issues. Learning from others in the field and utilizing the experience of fellow prosecutors can often bring about a new perspective.
Prosecutors and Technology: What You Need to Know
Child abuse cases in the 21st Century necessitate a prosecutor who has an understanding of the different types of technological evidence. Digital evidence may provide some of the strongest corroboration of children’s outcry statements. This lecture will provide an overview of the different types of technological evidence and how it may be authenticated in a courtroom. The presenter will discuss how digital evidence provides multiple crime scenes and where common areas of evidence may be discovered.
Protecting Children by Getting Mom from Going to Gone in Domestic Violence Situations
Protecting children who live in a home with domestic violence is both frustrating and challenging for law enforcement, CPS and child advocates. Children in these settings are not only exposed to the violence they witness, they are often abused themselves. To combat this problem professionals must feel a sense of urgency to create a safe environment for the child, one that is free from domestic violence. This presentation will discuss ideas and strategies that will allow you to use your sense of urgency to prepare the mother for the long ‘marathon’ of leaving the violent relationship and protecting her children.
Psychological Maltreatment and Manipulation: Case Examples for Multidisciplinary Child Abuse Teams
This presentation will provide definitions of psychological maltreatment and discuss several case examples of victim manipulation in child abuse. Fraud and/or extortion have not been recognized in the past as a mitigating factor in child abuse; however, further consideration is indicated as will be demonstrated in these cases. The concept of vulnerable victims will be reviewed.
Questionable Child Pornography: Investigative Guidelines
Unfortunately, the criteria for determining if a visual image is legally child pornography is not clear-cut and cannot be readily determined from what appears within the “four corners” of an image. Reality and case law dictate this. What is the precise legal difference between medical images, art, or innocent nudity and what the law generally refers to as lascivious/lewd exhibition of the genitals? This presentation will discuss the legal criteria for child pornography and make recommendations for professional and objective investigation to properly assess and evaluate questionable visual images of children. Hopefully, following these recommendations will better protect children by reducing the possibility of the guilty escaping responsibility, the innocent having their reputations damaged, children being unnecessarily distressed, and investigators being successfully sued in lawsuits.
Real Treatment with Real Kids: Treatment for Sexually Abused Children (Part 1 & 2)
Based on the “evidence based practice” of Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, this presentation provides active, creative, and relationship-based intervention ideas for working with sexually abused children. It will offer real ideas for how to engage children and explore the hidden beliefs and misperceptions that can follow a child into adulthood and limit healing. Topics will include how to engage parents and help them to be support agents for their children, while also creating an atmosphere of trust and acceptance in the child-therapist relationship. The use of case examples, active and usable techniques, and a focus on the “clinician as change agent”, through attitude, humor, and creativity in treatment, will be highly emphasized. Resiliency skills and practical safety/prevention ideas are highlighted.
Resiliency 101: From Victim to Survivor
Some victims of childhood abuse perpetuate the cycle; others grow to be safe, nurturing adults. How can we influence which path they will choose? This workshop identifies seven key steps to becoming a resilient survivor—steps that can help a victim to overcome trauma and to develop a “survivor’s perspective.” Attendees will learn how to use the “language of resiliency” to identify and reinforce victims’ strengths, positively impacting their self-perceptions. The presenter is both an experienced counselor and a resilient survivor of maternal sexual abuse.
Retrieving Information from the Cloud (Legally)
What legal process do you need to obtain information from cloud providers, and how is the law evolving? In this workshop you will learn about the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, the latest federal and state case law, pending federal legislation, and state statutes that affect your ability to obtain information from cloud providers.
Scalds, Scorches and Splashes: Burns in Children
This workshop will review the medical aspects of pediatric burn injuries including the classic forced immersion burns, accidental spills, and unusual burn injuries. The lecture will be given from the perspective of a child abuse pediatrician.
Secondary Trauma: Managing Our Own Well-Being
Much has been written about secondary trauma and compassion fatigue, which has been described as “the stress resulting from helping or wanting to help a traumatized or suffering person.” Many professionals who work with victims of childhood trauma experience emotional stress as the result of their unique exposure to other people's trauma. This workshop focuses on the effect of both general work stress and secondary traumatic stress resulting from intense interaction with traumatized clients. You will learn specific ways to counteract the negative impact of this stress to promote a reduction in the emotional cost of caring.
Secondary Traumatic Stress and Multidisciplinary Team Functioning
Just as working with traumatized children and families affects individuals, this work can also affect how multidisciplinary teams function. This workshop will look at the research related to organizational stress and discuss how secondary traumatic stress may be reflected in MDT functioning. We will also explore practical ideas teams can use to mitigate the negative effects of secondary traumatic stress.
Sex Offender Reentry
Across the country, communities are struggling with safe and effective sex offender reentry issues. This workshop will discuss the challenges with sex offender reentry, how to focus limited resources looking at effective approaches and how to partner on sex offender reentry with law enforcement, victim services, probation and parole and the community.
Sexual Victimization of Children: A Law Enforcement Perspective over 40 Years (Part 1 & 2)
In the early 1970s, child sexual victimization was only a small part of what was then commonly called “Sex Crime” investigation. Over the next 40-years, relevant knowledge, terminology, focus, training, and procedures evolved and developed. This presentation will provide a historical and personal law enforcement perspective of someone who recognized and tried to address those changes during that time. It will present a reflective summary of investigative dynamics and challenges arising over this time frame including: stranger danger, multidisciplinary response teams, missing children, sexual exploitation of children, child sex rings, satanic ritual abuse, repressed memory, the “witch hunt” and the “backlash,” child pornography, use of computers and the Internet, sexual predators, sex offender registration, victimization within youth-serving organizations, compliant child victims, offender typologies, behavioral analysis, and professionalism.
Sexually Motivated Abduction and Murder
While comparatively rare in relation to the other ways in which children are sexually exploited, the sexually motivated abduction and murder of children is an area lacking research insights. This presentation explores the motivations behind the sexually motivated abduction and murder of children. Using several case studies, the issues are explored through the accounts and experiences of the perpetrators, providing a unique insight into this crime.
The Six Principles of Successful Board/CEO Partnerships
Nonprofit boards are often riddled with political and functional challenges that creep into the running of the organization, conflicting with operations and inhibiting effectiveness, despite everyone’s devotion to the same set of goals. This dynamic presentation shares the Six Principles that can unlock an organization’s potential and lead to successful board/CEO partnerships. Participants will discover the simplest, but often overlooked, keys to strong Board-CEO relationships; uncover strategic ways to empower all members of your board; and develop skills to effectively set achievable goals and evaluate performance.
A Slap on the Wrist Won’t Make Him Stop – Effective Techniques to Deter Demand
Linda Smith, Ken Penrod
Research has shown that the sex trafficking industry thrives in cultures that sympathize with Johns. This presentation will focus on developing techniques to more effectively deter demand within the commercial sex industry. The presenters will explore the various types of buyers (aka Johns), their profiles and belief systems, and their traumatic impact on child victims. The presenters will also provide instruction on how to set up successful John stings, review operations and Internet tactics.
Smoke And Mirrors: Suspecting Medical Child Abuse
Lisa Creamer, Reena Isaac
Medical Child Abuse (formerly known as Munchausen syndrome by proxy) is a form of child abuse that is difficult to understand and identify. This condition may present in many forms, ranging in severity and extent. The condition involves a full spectrum of presentations, however, at the core, each presentation involves a child who is receiving unnecessary and harmful, or potentially harmful medical treatment at the instigation of the caretaker. In these events, the medical system is the instrument that is being manipulated to inflict harm to a child. This presentation aims to create a greater understanding of this type of abuse by discussion of three recent case studies and subsequent medical assessments of the cases and documenting the diagnosis of this condition.
Somebody’s Daughter: Taking on the Pimping Culture
Julian Sher, Sharon Cooper
In Oakland and Los Angeles, prosecutors and police revolutionize the way law enforcement deal with teenage girls on the street. In Missouri, a federal prosecutor gets the nation's first ever convictions against "johns" under federal trafficking statutes. In Las Vegas, a judge sets up a special youth court for victims of prostitution. But how do we fight the “pimp culture” that blames the victims and turns the human traffickers into pop icons? This workshop will share the lessons and insights from the updated paperback edition of Julian Sher's latest book, "Somebody's Daughter: The Hidden Story of Americas Prostituted Children."
Statewide Online Legal Resource and Communication Centers
Barbara Elias-Perciful, Patricia Hogue
Explores how thousands of child abuse professionals in Texas, California, Florida, and Alabama are using Online Legal Resource and Communication Centers (Online Centers)-innovative, internet-based collaborative resources designed to improve child abuse case outcomes across an entire state. The nonprofit Texas Lawyers for Children (TLC) has created and now shares its Online Center methodology, which provides “one-stop” access to resources within a state--including immediate access to case law, statutes, forms, practice tips, medical and psychological information, and the valuable expertise of colleagues throughout a state. Online Centers support and connect a state’s child abuse professionals: judges, attorneys, CPS, CASA, CACs, and other professionals, allowing them to share expertise to improve individual case outcomes and court system processes for abused and neglected children.
Strategies For Forensic Interviews With Adolescents (Part 1 & 2)
Anne Lukas Miller
Conducting forensic interviews with adolescents presents opportunities and challenges not found with younger children. Adolescents are neither children nor adults but often times a confusing combination of both. Advances in brain research provide insight into how brain development and hormones impact adolescent behavior, emotions and decision-making. Combining basic principles of adolescent brain development with practical experience yields unique strategies and techniques for conducting forensic interviews with adolescents. This session will provide strategies for meeting the needs of adolescents while addressing the unique challenges forensic interviewers may face as they work to gather details in a respectful manner.
Streamlining Forensic and Investigative Workflows (Project VIC)
Richard Brown, James Cole
This proof of concept project is working toward reducing workload and increasing efficiencies for child exploitation forensics and investigations. The project seeks to leverage new, but available, technologies like PhotoDNA, smart hashing, visual similar searching and automated processes. This methodology will allow agencies to quickly and efficiently manage and review large image and video seizures. This allows agencies to adopt a “No Child Left Behind” approach to investigations, increasing the ability to identify and rescue more child victims and identify and apprehend more serious offenders. Project VIC started as a grass roots effort, with its first meeting at the 2012 ICAC conference. The project participants include, ICAC's and Federal Agencies working together with Non Profits and Private Partnerships.
Surviving the Streets: How Los Angeles Turned the Tables on Child Sex Trafficking
Michelle Guymon, Julian Sher
Across America, young girls forced into prostitution are often arrested and jailed as criminals. But in Los Angeles, the County Probation Department worked with police, prosecutors and the courts to protect sex trafficking victims, not punish them. How did they pull it off? What can other cities learn from that bold approach? Michelle Guymon will discuss the LA County approach and Julian Sher, author of "Somebody's Daughter" will explain their work in a national perspective.
Tactical Review of Mobile Data: Field vs. Lab
There are many methods when dealing with mobile devices in the field and in the lab. This workshop reviews some of the best tactics for quick collection and analysis triage. It will also review common storage areas for spyware and how to spot when it is present on the device. Attendees will also review physical images vs. logical images and the value of both and what can be gathered from each type of data acquisition. Techniques for collection and setup, which will be both practical and budget friendly, to start mobile device processing will be discussed.
Therapeutic Response: Designing Play Therapy Around a Neuroscientific Approach (Part 1 & 2)
This workshop will discuss how neuroscience has greatly expanded play therapists' knowledge in the past two decades. The presenter will explain how affective neuroscience principles enhance effectiveness by modifying techniques to be more neurobiologically targeted and developmentally sensitive to affected brain regions. How play therapists are able to assess functional disorganization and prescribe treatments affecting those regions that will greatly benefit emotionally troubled children will be presented.
They Hide, We Seek: Sex Offender Tracking Resources for Law Enforcement
With tens of thousands of registered sex offenders in the United States whose whereabouts are unknown, linking them to open and unsolved missing/exploited child cases is of great potential benefit. This presentation will focus on how the Sex Offender Tracking Team (SOTT®) at NCMEC is working to bring together a variety of resources to assist law enforcement in locating noncompliant sex offenders and identify linkages. Techniques on utilizing specific online open source searches will be provided, and case examples will be used to detail the free analytical resources available to law enforcement searching for an individual offender, up through the types of support possible for large offender operations. SOTT can assist with compliance checks, comprehensive reports on specific offenders, and ongoing support after an operation is completed.
To Use or Not to Use: Introducing Evidence in the Investigative Interview
Introduction of externally derived information in interviews is touted as both suggestive and beneficial. MDT members must understand the implications of its use on both the case and the child. One of the challenges facing investigative interviewers is when, if ever, to disclose or show a child evidence during the interview. This evidence may include reports from others, medical records, chat logs, photographs, or other evidence collected from a crime scene or from additional sources. This workshop outlines the advantages and disadvantages of using evidence during the investigative interview and offers guidelines and suggestions for interviewers.
Tools in the Toolbox: Fighting Child Sexual Abuse Images Online
NCMEC’s efforts fighting online child sexual abuse go well beyond the CyberTipline. Working globally with industry and law enforcement to protect child victims, NCMEC encourages a multi-faceted approach to attack this problem. Attend this workshop and learn about the many tools being used around the world to reduce the amount of child sexual abuse material online. Highlighted topics will include PhotoDNA, blocking and filtering, industry reporting and the policy implications of each.
Training to Work with Commercially Sexually Exploited and Domestically Trafficked Children (Part 1 & 2)
Jenia Brown, Deanna Green, Al Krok
For 15 years, Girls Educational & Mentoring Services (GEMS) has served girls and young women in New York City who are victims of commercial sexual exploitation (CSE) and domestic trafficking (DT). In this two-part workshop, GEMS trainers will provide foundational knowledge of CSE and domestic trafficking of children in regard to language, terms and definitions, criminal behaviors and market forces: supply, demand, motivation, as well as the relation of trauma bonds and Stockholm Syndrome to victims of CSE and DT. Trainers will discuss misconceptions and common stigmatizations in our society. Participants will gain knowledge on best practices in identifying, engaging and interviewing victims, and investigating domestic trafficking cases.
Traveling Sex Offenders
Sex offenders who travel to sexually exploit children in other jurisdictions have become an issue of some concern to law enforcement and non-government organizations internationally. Facilitated by the increasing ease of access for travelers to the developing world, this crime is perpetrated against some of the most vulnerable children. This presentation uses interviews with perpetrators of sexual crimes against children abroad to illustrate some of the important issues related to this crime. It also seeks to provide insight into the nature of the problem in the countries most popular with those perpetrators who exploit children overseas.
Tricks of the Trade: Offenders, Perpetrators and Victims in Sex Trafficking
Sharon Cooper, Julian Sher
This presentation will discuss the M.O. of offenders, the dangers of perpetrators and methods of victimization in sex trafficking in the U.S.
Troubleshooting the System Response to Child Exploitation
Recent headlines have identified prolific sexual abuse perpetrators who target minors and other vulnerable populations. These offenders are often identified after years of sexual abuse taking place in plain sight. Perhaps most troubling about these cases is the moment when it is revealed that the perpetrator had similar previous violations, for which significant incarceration may have been appropriate. This presentation will look at several recent cases in the media, to identify opportunities where law enforcement education, inter-agency coordination, and offender focused investigations could have resulted in stronger prosecution and prevention of future victimization.
Twenty-Five Years of Investigating Child Sexual Exploitation
Brian Killacky, Ron Laney
This workshop will discuss the issues, challenges and techniques that have been utilized by law enforcement for the last twenty-five years when investigating the sexual exploitation of children. The point of reference will be the law enforcement response twenty-five years ago when the Crimes Against Children Conference was started and the progress that has been made since then. The presenter will also discuss the future changes needed in investigative techniques to better protect children from crime.
Understanding and Investigating Child Pornography
Ron Laney, Joe Laramie, Steve Del Negro
This presentation will help participants gain a better understanding of what child pornography is, what it is not, and the importance of effective investigations. The devastating and long-term impact on victims will be discussed. An explanation of the types of individuals that collect child pornography and how it may influence their offending behaviors will be covered. This training will also provide attendees a better understanding of how to interview and communicate with those who collect child pornography images and videos.
Understanding Child Torture
This presentation will define child torture, provide multiple case examples, review existing legal statutes, and underscore investigation and medical techniques to negate defense strategies.
Understanding P2P File Sharing Investigations
Steve Del Negro, Ron Laney
This workshop will be provide a general understanding of peer-to-peer file sharing networks, commonly investigated networks, and the client programs that access the Gnutella, eDonkey, Ares and BitTorrent network. Attendees will learn how files, specifically child pornography files, are located and shared between client programs accessing these networks. Attendees will receive a general understanding of the current P2P client programs that assist ICAC investigators in locating and targeting offenders in their jurisdiction. This block will also discuss related concepts, including hash values, geographic mapping of IP addresses, and the “netstat” command.
Understanding Perpetrators of Sexual Crimes Against Children (Part 1 & 2)
If we do not understand how individuals sexually exploit children and groom the protective adults in their world, we cannot effectively implement child safeguarding. Professionals who enhance their knowledge of offender behavior can recognize situations where children might be at risk, or engage more effectively with perpetrators, victims and their families. When we understand the complexity and subtleties of the problem we can better implement policies and procedures within our organizations and ensure effective safeguarding for all. Using video interviews with sex offenders, this presentation provides insights into the motivations, thoughts and behaviors of child sex offenders.
Understanding Sex Offenders (Part 1 & 2)
This workshop focuses professionals on the cognitive set of the intrafamilial and position of trust sex offender. The presenter will expand and clarify elements of investigation, prosecution and effective containment. We will discuss sex offenders' perceptions, ideation, grooming strategies and cognitive processes. The impact of the Internet and the offenders' digital behavior will be explored and explained. Participants will leave this session with a new understanding of sex offenders, their thoughts and digital behaviors which will enhance the ability to investigate, prosecute, supervise and treat sex offenders.
Unmasking the Sexual Offender (Part 1 & 2)
Sexual offenders present difficult and complicated issues for investigation, treatment and management. Denial, victim blaming, aggression, and blatant, chronic deception are inherent to interactions with sexual offenders. Most importantly, sexual offenders constantly re-enact the victim-offender relationship, or their deviant dynamics in many contexts in their life, including the relationship with the investigator. This training is designed to help professionals develop an understanding of the sexual offense dynamics and deviant arousal patterns and the manipulations and techniques of the offender. Additionally, how the offender influences the victim and the “audience” will be explored.
Using Sanitized Images in Child Pornography Investigations
Andi Grosvald Hamilton, Steve Tanner
Child pornography has become a global phenomenon. Pornographic images and recordings can be produced virtually anywhere in the world. In order for law enforcement agencies to file charges in the appropriate jurisdiction for the appropriate timeframe, investigators need to gather as much information as possible from the images. Information from victims and witnesses is critical to the success of the investigation. This workshop will offer specific advice on how to overcome trauma in the victim interview, what to focus on in the pornographic material to obtain case details, and how to use sanitized child pornography images and recordings in victim and witness interviews.
Very Young Girls: GEMS Documentary Screening with Q & A
Jenia Brown, Deanna Green, Al Krok
Girls Educational and Mentoring Services (GEMS) will screen their documentary Very Young Girls. The critically acclaimed documentary is used as a backdrop for probing insightful discussion about the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC). After viewing the film, audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions, react to themes raised in the film, and respond to questions raised by the facilitators. The following are commonly discussed topics: Stereotypes about girls involved in the commercial sex industry; Relationship between child sexual abuse and commercial sexual exploitation of children; Contradictions between laws that protect girls from sexual abuse/exploitation and those that criminalize these underage girls; Specific types of services commercially sexually exploited youth require.
Victim Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences: Cause or Effect of Sexual Exploitation?
This presentation will discuss the effect of adverse childhood experiences as cited by the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study. In particular, participants will discuss ACE scores as a factor in child sexual exploitation or as a result. In either case, the long-term health impact should be described in every court testimony regarding the victim impact of child sexual exploitation.
What Dr. Seuss Has to Say About Burnout, Secondary Trauma and Coping in the Child Welfare World
Stress and secondary trauma can affect any member of the team. Dr. Seuss can help us gain some insight into our daily struggles, doubts and the reasons we stay in this job. This workshop will discuss how the choices you make can change the direction of your day and help you survive “in our world.” You will discover how lucky you are to do what you do. Based on the wisdom of Dr. Seuss, participants will be encouraged to look at themselves, and why they do “this” for a living and most of all learn to laugh at it all.
What Investigators Need to Know about IPv6
This presentation will go over the basics of IPv6, the latest revision of the Internet Protocol (IP), the communications protocol that provides an identification and location system for computers on networks and routes traffic across the Internet. The presenter will explain some of the pros and cons for how the protocol will help or hinder aspects of Internet investigations. Registration, tracking and general security aspects of IPv6 will also be discussed.
What’s the Pastor Doing Here? Ten Potential Roles for a Theologian on the MDT
This workshop discusses potential roles for clergy on the MDT. These roles include consulting with investigators and prosecutors on cases of institutional abuse, working with mental health professionals in addressing spiritual injuries, serving as community leaders in the prevention of child abuse, and addressing the vicarious trauma of other MDT members.
When a Background Check is Not Enough: The State of Protection Efforts in Youth Serving Organizations
Youth serving organizations are challenged to prevent abuse in their ranks. In the fall of 2012, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) collaborated with the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) and the National Child Protection Training Center (NCPTC) to host a symposium for key leadership of youth-serving organizations in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. This workshop will summarize these threats including youth on youth offending, questionable vs. illegal sexual behavior by youth, online predation and grooming, and helping staff, parents and volunteers make their program one that will scare off prospective offenders. The presenters will offer suggestions for engaging all relevant stakeholders in prevention efforts, policies and procedures to be engaged in hiring, supervising and reporting/responding suspected incidents of abuse.
When a Single-Session Forensic Interview Doesn't Fit
Anne Lukas Miller
Ideally every child will engage, speak clearly, and provide detailed information regarding their experience, and this will be accomplished within one succinct interaction. However, in the real world there are occasions when the traditional model of a single forensic interview does not fit a particular child’s needs. In such situations, an extended process may be beneficial in maximizing the child’s ability to tell of their experience. This session will describe options for adjusting the interview process, including The MultiSession Forensic Interview process utilized at CornerHouse. The MSI is a single forensic interview separated into multiple sessions. It is designed to meet individual needs while retaining the forensic integrity of the interview. This session is an introduction to the multi-session interview process and includes considerations for entire multidisciplinary teams.
Women Who Molest Children: Offender Typologies
This workshop begins with findings that were learned from in-depth interviews with eighteen women who had been convicted of molesting children, but goes well beyond that to include cases from across the nation as well as data from other recently published material on this topic. The presenter will discuss past and current offender typologies for female child molesters, including his five distinct typologies that were first published in 2006.
The Work of CEOP and its New Approach to the Prioritization of Child Sex Offending
In response to the evolving threat to children from sexual abuse and exploitation and the changing United Kingdom policing landscape, the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) has modernized its form and function considerably over the last 12 months. This workshop will share the many lessons learned along the way on how best to structure the organization to meet these changing demands. Part of the process of modernization involved designing a prioritization model to enable CEOP to identify and focus its resource on tackling those offenders that have a disproportionate impact on the overall threat. This presentation charts the process of modernization and describes the development of the target prioritization model in use.
Working Ethically with Children
P.J. Blanco, Ryan Holliman, Joel Muro, Victoria Stickley
Too often children are not afforded rights and privileges that are automatically afforded to adults, this workshop introduces and discusses the ethical issues and concerns that arise as professionals work with child victims. Attendees will gain an introductory understanding of ethical guidelines, principles, and decision-making models inherent in working with children while also being challenged to consider important concerns, such as the right to confidentiality, duty to report and assessment of risk, informed consent, counselor competence, ethical limit setting, and the use of technology. The presenters are local university professionals with experience providing play therapy and conducting research in regional elementary schools.
Working with the Media
This workshop will discuss the importance of developing and adhering to strict public relations guidelines while understanding the benefits of developing a positive relationship between law enforcement and the media.
Working with Non-Offending Parents in Child Sexual Abuse Cases
This workshop will review types of non-offending parents and suggest a consistent approach in dealing with them from investigation through on-going treatment. Your actions can “make or break it” for the next professional dealing with the parent. We will discuss the range of emotions professionals may feel as well as the “do’s and don’ts” of dealing with non-offending parents, emphasizing the need for a collaborative, consistent approach when dealing with them.
A Working Partnership for More Effective Child Sexual Exploitation Investigations
Eric Bonza, Steve Walsh
This workshop will focus on effective collaboration between federal, state and local law enforcement in child exploitation related investigations. It will also provide an overview of a working interagency model, SPEED (Sexual Predator and Exploitation Enforcement Detail) comprised of agents from Homeland Security Investigations, the Albuquerque Police Department, Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office and the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office. In addition, the attendees will learn the legal issues and advantages of collaboration while examining prior child pornography, Craigslist, motherless and various sex traveler investigations.
Working with Yahoo! During an Investigation
This presentation will provide an overview of Yahoo! services and technologies, describe the types of data available to law enforcement from those services and technologies, and review the processes by which Yahoo! may provide data to law enforcement, consistent with state and federal law, including the Stored Communications Act. In addition, we will review some best practices compiled by Yahoo!’s Law Enforcement Compliance Team, the folks responding to law enforcement requests for data.
Youth in Crisis: The Impact of Trauma on Sexually Exploited Minors
This workshop will explore the impact caused by chronic and intense trauma on children, and review psychological disorders and behavioral symptoms commonly associated with sexually exploited children. Attendees will be provided tips on identifying and interacting with victims by implementing simple strength-based and trauma-informed practices, with direction on how to implement an effective assessment tool.