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Our Partner-Specific Training Menu contains training options specifically designed for professionals including Multi-Disciplinary Team members, Prosecution Teams, Law Enforcement, Investigative Agencies, Mental Health or Social Workers, and Youth-Serving Organizations. However, there are many training options in our other categories that may also apply to partner agencies. There is a quick link to each of our other training options on this page below this training menu. Find a training that fits your needs!

1. Child Advocacy Centers 101

What is a CAC anyway? This training is designed to give professionals a deeper understanding of what a Child Advocacy Center (CAC) is and how it works. You will learn: 

  • How Referrals are Made
  • How CACs Help Children and Families
  • The Forensic Interview Process
  • How CACs Can Aid in Prosecution
  • And More!

Audience: Professionals (primarily investigative)

Trainer: Presented by a CHS Education Specialist.

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2. Multi-Disciplinary Teams: Best Practices

Multi-Disciplinary Teams provide a coordinated response and is considered "best practice" for investigating alleged child abuse. Training will focus on:

  • Identifying, Responding, and Caring for Abuse Victims
  • Talking with Child Victims
  • Working as Part of a Multi-Disciplinary Team
  • Testifying
  • Documentation

Audience: Professionals 

Trainer: Presented by a CHS Education Specialist.

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3. Increasing the Odds of Prosecution

This training is designed to help you better understand the forensic interview process and how your Child Advocacy Center can help during prosecution. Training will focus on:

  • Recognizing and Responding
  • Working with your Child Advocacy Center
  • Maximizing the Forensic Interview Process
  • Talking with Child Victims

Audience: State's Attorneys, Prosecutors

Trainer: Presented by a CHS Education Specialist.

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4. Theming and Victimology: 
Sex Offender Typologies

This training is designed to help Multi-Disciplinary Team members better understand perpetrators of child abuse and the psychological effects on victims. Training will focus on:

  • Working with your Child Advocacy Center
  • Working as Part of a Multi-Disciplinary Team
  • Investigative Process
  • Offender Typologies
  • Theming and Applying Victimology

Audience: State's Attorneys, Law Enforcement, Investigative Agencies

Trainer: Presented by a CHS Education Specialist.

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5. Working with Referrals from a Child Advocacy Center

This training is designed to help Mental Health and Social Workers better understand how Child Advocacy Centers work as well as how to best serve children who have been victimized. Training will focus on:

  • Working as Part of a Multi-Disciplinary Team
  • Recognizing and Responding
  • How to Respond to Disclosures
  • Working with a Child Victim During an Open Investigation
  • Documentation

Audience: Mental Health Workers, Social Workers

Trainer: Presented by a CHS Education Specialist.

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6. Youth-Serving Organizational Policy Audit

This audit takes training to the next level. It is designed to help youth-serving organizations better understand if policies in place should be adjusted to better protect children, and how to improve them, if necessary. Audit will review:

  • Daily Operations
  • Human Resource Policies
  • Supervision
  • Staff Support and Guidance
  • Environment
  • Response to Trauma

Audience: Youth-Serving Organizations

Trainer: Presented by CHS Education Specialist.

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