On-Site and Videoconference Training Opportunities

A Letter From Victor Vieth, Director, Research and Education

During these unprecedented times, Zero Abuse Project is committed to continue to provide online training for professionals who serve and protect children. We wanted to reassure you that we are equipped to provide many of our trainings remotely, via videoconference.

Our platform provides the ability for participants to ask questions during the presentation, and for both presenter and participants to see and engage with one another during the training.

As you navigate through these challenging days, if you are interested in exploring how videoconference trainings can work for your organization and teams, please reach out to [email protected]  and our staff will be happy to work with you to schedule a training that fits your needs. More details on our various trainings may be found at https://www.zeroabuseproject.org.

Given the uncertainty of the days ahead, please know that Zero Abuse Project is here for you. Our staff is ready and available for any of your training or technical assistance needs. Thank you for all you do for children.

Sincerely,

Victor Vieth
Director, Research and Education
Zero Abuse Project

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For training and faculty speaking event inquiries, contact [email protected].

Prosecutor Institutes

The Trauma-Informed Prosecutor Project (TIPP), a new program of Zero Abuse Project, will offer 12 prosecutor institutes over the next three years. 

ChildFirst® Forensic Interview Training

Students receive training on the ChildFirst® Forensic Interview Protocol which includes: child development, memory and suggestibility, testifying in court, legal issues and preparing children for court.

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Forensic Interviewer at Trial

This course is designed for teams of two, consisting of one attorney and one forensic interviewer. Teams will learn to work together in preparation for a child abuse trial.

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Comprehensive Trauma-Informed Care Training

This training will increase the participant's ability to support individuals who have experienced traumatic events through the provision of supportive trauma-informed strategies and services.

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ChildFirst® EX: Expanded Forensic Interview Process

This training provides a defensible process for conducting interviews with children who may not succeed in a standard, single interview due to trauma, developmental, special needs or other complicating issues.

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Advanced Issues in Forensic Interviewing

This training will allow experienced forensic interviewers the opportunity to learn together from experts in the field. Create an agenda of advanced topics that best meets your training needs on a date and location convenient for your team.

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Your FIRST Response to Child Maltreatment

Protecting children from child abuse and maltreatment requires that everyone understand how to recognize, respond and report any form of maltreatment a child may endure. Our FIRST response is often the single most important step in effectively responding and reporting maltreatment. This presentation will discuss MDT roles and responsibilities, how to listen and respond to a child’s needs.

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Crime Scene to Trial

This one-of-a-kind training provides detailed instruction in the investigation of a crime scene and how seemingly unimportant details can become critical at trial. Intended for multidisciplinary teams, including: prosecutor, social worker, case manager, forensic interviewer, law enforcement officer, investigator or child protection attorney.

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Keeping Faith: Empowering Faith Communities to Recognize and Respond to Child Abuse & Neglect

This course prepares students to recognize and respond to cases of sexual abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse and neglect. The impact of child abuse on a victim's sense of spirituality is discussed in detail.

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