Talking to Kids
A two day training designed specifically for frontline professionals working with children. This class offers professionals the opportunity to build and strengthen skills for interacting with children once a disclosure or allegation of maltreatment is reported. This is not a forensic interviewing training, but rather a training that will assist individuals in learning how to appropriately gather information from children regarding abuse or neglect. This training is appropriate for professionals who are members of their local Child Protective Investigative Team and involved in the investigation process. If you do not meet these requirements but would like to receive training on this topic, please contact Emily Cecil at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss options that may be available to you.
Child Protective Investigative Team Training
Child Protective Investigative Teams, both seasoned and newly formed, face a multitude of obstacles and inevitable changes. This course is designed to educate new professionals regarding CPIT history, protocols, and best practices as well as address the complex issues faced by seasoned teams. This course will work with individual CPIT teams to acquire and strengthen skills necessary for a happy and effective team. We focus on many areas including team building and communication. In addition, this course can be designed to meet the needs of your specific team.
Stewards of Children- Adult Child Abuse Prevention training
Darkness to Light, a national organization with the mission of child sexual abuse prevention, developed the training program Stewards of Children. Suggested as the most promising approach by researchers, the program is adult- focused, evidence based and designed for any adult who interacts with children. The program is designed to teach adults to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse, making it a primary, secondary and tertiary prevention program.
The Annual Connecting for Children’s Justice Conference
Each year, TNCAC hosts this multidisciplinary team training for professionals in Tennessee who work on child maltreatment. A diverse selection of local and national speakers addresses current issues in the field drawing over 700 participants annually.
Child Abuse and the Law
This training is designed for individuals wanting to understand the basics of child abuse and requirements of Tennessee law. This course will cover specific types of child abuse, the signs and symptoms, and effects on victims. In addition, this course will discuss requirements of Tennessee law for mandated reporters, how to report, what to do when a child discloses abuse to you or when you suspect abuse and what happens when you call in to make a report. This training can be adapted to meet your specific needs. Please contact Emily Cecil at email@example.com for more information.
TNCAC can offer a wide variety of trainings in the area of child abuse, child behavior, and awareness and prevention of child abuse. We offer consultation on organizational policies as well. The topics below are more examples of what trainings may be available to you. If you are interested in training for yourself or your organization, please contact Emily Cecil at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Reporting child abuse for mandated reporters
- Developmental consequences of child sexual abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder in child abuse victims
- Understanding children with sexual behavior problems
- Investigative protocol for child sexual abuse
- Advanced Forensic interviewing techniques and supervision