Additional Information: A week-long Child Forensic Interview Clinic that provides an unparalleled intensive training opportunity for professionals responsible for investigative interviews with children in suspected abuse cases. Appropriate for those just beginning as well as those with some experience. The APSAC Clinics present a balanced review of several prominent interview models and bring some of the most well-known national experts together to teach and facilitate practice interviews which are critiqued and videotaped. The Clinic culminates with a Mock Court experience for attendees.
Participants include: law enforcement investigators, child interviewers, CPS investigators, social workers, and any other professional responsible for investigative interviews with children in suspected child abuse cases
Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services (ADWAS) provides advocacy and support to deaf, deaf-blind, and hard-of-hearing persons who are or were victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault. ADWAS also provides preventive services such as a Positive Deaf Parenting Program, a Children’s Program, and community education. The organization currently has a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to offer training in cities in the United States to help set up local organizations similar to ADWAS.
End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI) strives to provide victim centered, multi-disciplinary training and expert consultation on sexual assault and domestic violence. It seeks to: cross train all disciplines with an emphasis on law enforcement investigation and police responses; encourage a coordinated response by members of domestic violence councils, SARTs and other related stakeholders; increase reporting by providing responders with data that increases their ability to effectively respond (emphasis on nonstranger sexual assault); and support and conduct research on sexual assault of females age 12 and older.