This is a course designed for death investigators (Coroners, Deputy Coroners) and the death investigation Multidisciplinary Team (MDT). Learners will be educated on best practices for Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Investigations (SUIDIs). Topics covered will include conducting death scene interviews and collecting pertinent death-related information and data, anatomical SUIDI doll reenactment best practices and doll code of conduct, scene walkthrough fundamentals and photographic reconstruction considerations. Trauma-practicing investigative fundamentals and cultural humility and competency components will be integrated into the best practice considerations for this training. A special segment will also cover Secondary Traumatic Stress concepts and the need for self-care as a part of debriefing from SUIDIs. (Available as a 90-minute general overview, a 2-hour version that includes SUIDI specifics, or a 2.5-hour training to also include a SUIDI experiential practicum.)
1. Understanding best practices for SUIDI scene investigation.
2. Recognizing the importance, utility of doll reconstruction/reenactment.
3. Demonstrating best practices in doll reenactment and evidence collection for SUIDI investigations.