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Supporting Heroes In mental health Foundational Training a Psycho-Educational Program - Livonia, MI
Tuesday, 9 October 2012 from 08:00 to 15:30 (EDT)
SHIFT: Supporting Heroes In mental health Foundational Training
This workshop is for individuals exposed to child sexual abuse images AND mental health professionals working with them. Team taught by a mental health professional and a law enforcement officer, this course offers professionals who are exposed to child sexual abuse images at work and who may interact often with child sex offenders (e.g., law enforcement officers, forensic analysts, prosecutors, etc.), the opportunity to learn about the causes and symptoms of the negative effects that may occur as a result of their duties and ways to mitigate them.
Mental health professionals learn about the challenges faced by professionals exposed to child pornography and other operations involving child sex offenders. The course also will provide mental health professionals with tools to help exposed individuals.
Who should attend?
- Forensic analysts
- Court workers
- Social workers
- Employee Assistance Program
- Physiological Effects and Symptoms of Chronic Exposure to Child Abuse Images
- Factors that Contribute to Additional Negative Impacts
- Resiliency and Coping Skills
- Workplace Strategies
- Integrating Mental Health Professionals
- Family, Friends and Spousal Support
- Nature & Scope of Child Sexual Abuse Images and Offender Networks
- Mental Health Professionals and Law Enforcement Agents Working Together
- Self Care Techniques for the Mental Health Professional and Exposed Individual
~Certificates of Attendance will be Provided for POST Credit~
Please note: All attendees are responsible for reserving their own lodging and/or transportation needs.
Participants will be subject to verification.
For more information, please visit http://shiftwellness.org or call 760.944.1640.
This training is funded by OJJDP Grant No. 2010-MC-CX-K042.
When & Where
The Innocent Justice Foundation
Innocent Justice is the recipient of an OJJDP Training and Technical Assistance grant award for a project entitled SHIFT: Supporting Heroes In Foundational mental health Training (SHIFT) to serve Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force agents and other professionals exposed to child pornography. The entire program is designed to educate exposed individuals how to prevent trauma, educate mental health professionals how to better serve exposed individuals, conduct best practices research and develop agency guidelines to mitigate negative effects of exposure to child sexual abuse images. To find out more please go to www.shiftwellness.org.
Innocent Justice is a 501c3 organization whose mission is to support any and all law enforcement agencies in the pursuit of child pornography offenders. It does this through: 1. education of law enforcement, policy makers and the public on the true nature and scope of child sexual abuse and torture images, 2. offering free grant writing to any law enforcement agency in the U.S. conducting child pornography investigations, which is in need of equipment to do so. In the last four years, the Innocent Justice Foundation has raised over $160,000 towards the purchase of equipment for agencies nationwide. To find out more, go to www.innocentjustice.org