Protecting and Serving: Enhancing Law Enforcement Response to Children Exposed to Violence Online Training
The IACP, in partnership with the Childhood Violent Trauma Center at the Yale Child Study Center, supported by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, has launched an online training series to help prepare frontline officers to identify and respond to children exposed to violence. The training series will enable patrol officers to identify and interact with children of all ages who have been exposed to violent and potentially-traumatic events using both developmentally-appropriate and trauma-informed approaches. This interactive course combines a number of learning styles and incorporates scenarios for participants to test new knowledge and practice new skills. This course has been certified by IADLEST as part of the National Certification Program for continuing education credits in more than 35 states.
Participants will learn principles and best practices for on-scene/acute responses; death notification to children; and responding to the needs of children at scenes of domestic violence. Course instruction and materials include what traumatic stress reactions may look like on scene; police responses to traumatic stress in children of different ages; commonly asked questions from children and sample police responses; and common issues for caregivers and police.
This course is at no cost to law enforcement and their multidisciplinary partners. Register here
For more information, please contact CEV@theiacp.org
This project is supported by Cooperative Agreement No. 2012-CV-BX-K056 awarded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions contained herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice. References to specific agencies, companies, products, or services should not be considered an endorsement by the author(s) or the U.S. Department of Justice. Rather, the references are illustrations to supplement discussion of the issues.