Trauma Informed Sexual Assault Investigation Training Curriculum

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Trauma Informed Sexual Assault Investigation Training Curriculum

This training curriculum serves as a resource to assist instructors in creating and facilitating trainings on conducting trauma informed sexual assault investigations. The training curriculum is designed so that the length of the training can be adapted to different training needs. 

The training curriculum provides customizable lesson plans and PowerPoints on topics related to law enforcement response to sexual assault.

Training based on this curriculum will provide law enforcement with a better understanding of (1) how trauma impacts victim behavior and memory, and the implications for investigations, and (2) how to utilize trauma-informed interview techniques and offender-focused investigative strategies.

 

Apply Today: Virtual Train-the-Trainer Series

Apply today for our train-the-trainer series to gain practical experience using the training curriculum and enhance your training skills! This 7-session, interactive virtual training will instill deeper understanding of the topics covered in the training curriculum as well as adult learning principles so you can effectively conduct training for your agency members. Apply by May 7th! 

Course Schedule: 

  • June 3, 2021, 1:00-4:00 pm ET: Overcoming the Complexities of Sexual Violence: Understanding the Realities 
  • June 10, 2021, 1:00-4:00 pm ET: How Does Culture Influence the Communities we Serve? 
  • June 17, 2021, 1:00-4:00 pm ET: The Impact of Trauma: A Trauma-Informed Lens and Response 
  • June 24, 2021, 1:00-4:00 pm ET: Trauma-Informed First Response—First Impressions Matter 
  • July 1, 2021, 1:00-4:00 pm ET: Trauma Informed Victim Interview 
  • July 8, 2021, 1:00-4:00 pm ET: Perpetrator Realities and Investigative Strategies 
  • July 15, 2021, 1:00-4:00 pm ET: Alcohol and Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault  

Event Costs:There is no registration fee for the training series. 

To learn more and apply, click here

This project is supported by Cooperative Agreement 2016-VF-GX-K024 awarded by the Office of Victims of Crime, U.S. Department of Justice, to the International Association of Chiefs of Police. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Victims of Crime. 

Training Curriculum Content

Training Curriculum Introduction
Training Curriculum Reference List


Module 1 – Overcoming the Complexities of Sexual Violence: Understanding the Realities


Module 2 – How Does Culture Influence the Communities We Serve?

  • It is recommended that this training module always be conducted as a foundation for the training participants.
  • Lesson Plan - 1 hour of instruction
  • PowerPoint - 30 Slides

Module 3 – The Impact of Trauma: A Trauma‐Informed Lens and Response

  • It is recommended that this training module always be conducted as a foundation for the training participants.
  • Lesson Plan - 2 hours of instruction and a 15‐minute break
  • PowerPoint - 37 Slides

Module 4 – Trauma Informed First Response – First Impression Matters


Module 5 – Trauma Informed Victim Interview

  • It is recommended that this training module always be conducted as a foundation for the training participants.
  • ​​​Lesson Plan - 2 hours of instruction and a 15‐minute break
  • PowerPoint - 27 Slides

Module 6 – Perpetrator Realities and Investigative Strategies


Module 7A – Alcohol and Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault Cases

  • This is to be used if Module 6 has recently been conducted with the same training participants.
  • Lesson Plan - 1 hour of instruction
  • PowerPoint - 31 Slides

Module 7B – Perpetrator Realities and Alcohol and Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault Cases

This project was supported by Grant No. 2017-TA-AX-K053 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

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