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Training Opportunities

2019 1st Quarter Training Opportunities

Center For Children is dedicated to providing a variety of comprehensive training courses.  Our courses help related professionals develop their skills and further their careers by offering specialized training conducted experienced, licensed individuals with real world field experience. These courses also enable you to earn professional development hours (CEU credits). For more information about upcoming courses please contact us at: development@center-for-children.org

 

Basic Sex Offender Specialist Interview Course

January 28 – February 1  Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm

This comprehensive specialist interviewing course has been specifically designed using videos and in depth case studies to enhance the skills and knowledge of professionals who interview sex offenders of children in the course of law enforcement investigations, child protection evaluations and risk assessment and/or management of sexual offenders. For the first time, professionals working in these challenging environments can undertake a program of study that will introduce participants to a tried and tested methodology for developing, preparing and implementing effective interview strategies with perpetrators of child sexual abuse in both online and offline environments.

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Inside the Minds of Sex Offenders– What Prosecutors and Judges Need to Know

February 4 & 5    Monday 8:30am-4:30pm Tuesday 8:30am-3:00pm

This course is essential for all prosecutors and judges who must handle cases of child sexual abuse. The role of prosecutors and judges is critical to public safety and justice for the victim and society in this difficult offender population. This course provides learning via instruction and actual offender interviews revealing numerous issues that come before the day to day interaction with sex offenders in the system in these cases. The not so obvious risk factors in different offender profiles will be explored and provide vital information which will help inform the consequences related to the successful prosecution and sentencing of these cases.

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‘Just Looking?’: Evaluating Risk in Online Behavior

April 8 & 9  Monday-Tuesday 8:00am-4:00pm

The course teaches participants to: Identify the potential applications of behavior analysis in working with offenders who use technology to facilitate offending Identify the key issues in ‘image based child sexual exploitation Use behavior analysis tools in analyzing evidence in child sexual exploitation cases Identify the key risk factors in cases involving indecent images of children Understand how women use technology and internet to facilitate the sexual exploitation of children Recognize ‘chat based’ child exploitation and online grooming behaviors. There is no prerequisite for this course. This training is reserved for professionals who work in this arena (law enforcement, probation, social workers). We reserve the right to deny participation to any registrant who does not meet that criteria.

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Advanced Sex Offender Specialist Interview

April 10-12  Wednesday – Friday 8:00am-4:00pm

This advanced comprehensive specialist interviewing course has been specifically designed examining the use of pro-jected personality profiling in creating customized interviews. The course will explore the use of incremental questions in customized interview strategy, introduce the concept of incremental questions and provide opportunities to build upon the experience of using s-bat tools. This course has a prerequisite; you must have completed Basic Sex Offender Spe-cialist Interview Course. This training is reserved for professionals who work in this arena (law enforcement, probation, social workers). We reserve the right to deny participation to any registrant who does not meet that criteria.

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