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Enhancing Police Responses to Children Exposed to Violence: Webinar

Webinar

The Developmentally-Informed and Trauma-Informed Police Officer

Date: July 30, 2019

Armed with knowledge about human development, law enforcement professionals can enhance their responses to children exposed to violence on-scene. The IACP and the Yale Child Study Center, in partnership with OJJDP, hosted a webinar featuring law enforcement officers and child trauma experts who offered key information about typical development, coupled with information about signs/symptoms of acute traumatic stress and strategies for officers to intervene effectively on-scene. A recording is currently available on NTTAC's YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsAd9mjLkyQ&t=7s

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Recorded Webinar: Frontline Officer's Role Interacting with Children at Domestic Violence Scenes

Date: July 1, 2019

DescriptionModerated panel discussion between law enforcement officers and child trauma experts discussing practical application of the CEV national toolkit’s protocols for responding to children at the scene of domestic violence.

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Handouts: Chat Transcript

 

Recorded Webinar: Death Notification when Children are Involved: Trauma-informed Strategies for Delivering the Most Difficult News to the Most Vulnerable

Date: June 3, 2019 

Description: In this webinar, law enforcement professionals and child trauma experts teamed up to provide law enforcement professionals with useful guidance regarding the challenging task of death notification involving children. Key steps that should be taken and frequent challenges reviewed and frequent challenges that arise were reviewed.  Presenters shared their experiences with this work and responded to questions from the audience. 

Presenters: Steven Marans, MSW, PhD, Yale Childhood Violent Trauma Center and Assistant Chief Stephanie Redding, New Haven Department of Police Service (ret)

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Handouts: Death Notifications Audience Q&A

Recorded Webinar: The Impact of Exposure on Children and Families: What Law Enforcement Professionals Should Know and Be Able to Do

Date: April 23, 2019

Description: In this webinar, presenters described the phenomenon of trauma and utilized real-world examples to engage the audience. They provided a detailed description of the online training and tools developed by the IACP and Yale with support from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Office of Justice Programs at the U.S. Department of Justice can be utilized to build trauma-informed responses. Law enforcement professionals shared specific strategies for identification and intervention with children exposed to violence on-scene, and how having the online training and tools helped them to do their jobs better and feel more equipped to respond effectively. 

Presenters: Kristen Hammel & Kathryn Guiseppone, PhD, Yale Childhood Violent Trauma Center; Lieutenant Renee Dominguez and Sergeant Bertram Etienne, New Haven Department of Police Service 

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Handouts: Webinar Transcript

Recorded Webinar: Building Trauma-Informed Police Responses to Children Exposed to Violence: Training and Tools

Police can make a powerful difference in the lives of families and children following violent incidents that can erupt within the home or community. The IACP and the Yale Child Study Center, in partnership with OJJDP, developed a webinar to discuss trauma-informed policing practices. Presenters describe trauma utilizing real-world examples and share data about the incidence and prevalence of children exposed to violence as well as what the immediate and long-term outcomes of such exposure can be. Participants will learn about the tools available to police officers in IACP’s Enhancing Police Responses to Children Exposed to Violence: A Toolkit for Law Enforcement.

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Handouts: Webinar Transcript

Recorded Webinar - Enhancing Police Response to Children Exposed to Violence: A Toolkit for Law Enforcement

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