How Children’s Advocacy Professionals Can Support the Implementation of the Indian Child Welfare Act

How Children’s Advocacy Professionals Can Support the Implementation of the Indian Child Welfare Act

Brief Overview: Participants will explore strategies to engage AI/AN children and families in culturally responsive ways, improving access to and participation in the CAC process. This will ideally lead to increased criminal prosecutions and accurate safety assessments improving public safety. Expert Presenters: Lisa Stark, MSW, (Ojibwe) provides training and technical assistance to tribes and agencies engaged in developing trauma-informed child welfare systems and tribal child advocacy best practices. Trained as both a clinician and a child welfare worker, Lisa has a wealth of direct practice experience in tribal child welfare, including work as a case manager/ICWA Representative for the Bad…

Providing Culturally Sensitive, Trauma Responsive Victim and Survivor Services

Providing Culturally Sensitive, Trauma Responsive Victim and Survivor Services

Brief Overview: This training is designed to increase cultural competence for child advocacy centers who serve AI/AN children and families. Relevant research and statistics are shared to help participants understand the prevalence of trauma in AI/AN communities. The trainer provides insight into the impact of historical trauma on services available and provided to AI/AN families as well as recommendations for culturally sensitive engagement. Expert Presenters: Maegan Rides At The Door, PhD, LCPC, an enrolled member of the Assiniboine-Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Reservation and a descendant of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma, Dr. Maegan Rides At The Door,…

Evaluation Methods: How to Choose

Evaluation Methods: How to Choose

Brief Overview: When it comes to program evaluation, do you find yourself stuck in a survey rut? Are your surveys getting you the info you need? If you’re looking to improve your surveys and learn what other methods are out there, this webinar is for you. We will walk you through the difference between quantitative and qualitative evaluation approaches and explain the value of a mixed-methods approach. We will offer a variety of methods that can be used based on your evaluation questions and goals. Participants will walk away with a broader set of evaluation methods and a greater understanding…

Often Normal, but Still Needed: The Medical Evaluation of Child Sexual Abuse

Often Normal, but Still Needed: The Medical Evaluation of Child Sexual Abuse

Brief Overview: Medical evaluations are an important part of a child sexual abuse investigation. Their importance is often mis-understood due to the typical absence of physical “evidence” from the exam or lab findings. This course will explain the role of the medical provider in cases of suspected sexual abuse as well as an overview of why many of the exams are “normal.” Examples of visual aids and literature resources will be provided that could be used by medical or non-medical professionals to clarify the expectation of physical findings in legal proceedings. Expert Presenters: Karen Farst, MD is a board certified…

The Healthcare Response to Child Trafficking and Exploitation

The Healthcare Response to Child Trafficking and Exploitation

Brief Overview: This presentation will discuss definitions, risk factors and dynamics of child labor and sex trafficking, before examining the role of the health professional in recognizing child trafficking and contributing to a holistic, multidisciplinary response that is trauma-informed and culturally responsive. We’ll discuss ways health and other child-serving professionals and their organizations can optimize patient/client care through the use of protocols and core competencies. Expert Presenters: Jordan Greenbaum, MD Jordan Greenbaum, MD is a child abuse physician living in Atlanta, GA. She has worked in the field of child maltreatment for over 20 years. She is the medical director…

Beyond First and Last: Exploring Multiple Incidents with Young Children

Beyond First and Last: Exploring Multiple Incidents with Young Children

Brief Overview: This training will discuss strategies for organizing forensic interviews with young children, specifically when multiple forms of maltreatment or multiple incidents are disclosed within the same interview. It will also cover linguistic strategies for interviewing young children. Expert Presenters: Rachel Johnson Rachel Johnson is the Lead Forensic Interview Specialist with Zero Abuse Project. Rachel most recently served as the Program Director for the Minnesota Children’s Alliance and has over a decade of experience in work related to forensic interviewing, multidisciplinary teams, advocacy, child abuse, prevention education, sexual assault and family violence, both domestically and abroad. Prior to Rachel’s…