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Jun
27
Thu
Responding to Sextortion Related Offenses Against Children
Jun 27 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Responding to Sextortion Related Offenses Against Children

Sextortion refers to the crime where someone employs an abuse of power, usually a threat to expose explicit images to coerce a person to do something. This training will identify the methods and tactics used by offenders, and describe why youth are vulnerable to these tactics.

The training will explain the long-term impact of these crimes on victims, offer a victim-centered response, and provide information on reporting these crimes to law enforcement, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the electronic service provider(s).

Upon completion of this training, you will be able to:

  • Define sextortion
  • Identify sextortion offender tactics
  • Describe why youth are vulnerable to sextortion offenders
  • Explain the impact of sextortion on victims
  • Describe multiple reporting venues for the crime of sextortion
  • Identify effective sextortion prevention messaging

Is This Training For You?

  • Law enforcement
  • Law enforcement support
  • Prosecutors
  • Social workers
  • Tribes/Tribal partners

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Jul
24
Wed
Responding to Prenatal Alcohol and Other Substance Exposures: FASD Assessment and Intervention
Jul 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Responding to Prenatal Alcohol and Other Substance Exposures: FASD Assessment and Intervention

This webinar will focus on models of FASD assessment and intervention that are effective and well-suited for child welfare systems’ array of services. The attendees will learn about a brief consultation behavioral health clinic model for utilizing FASD-informed care to provide assessment, consultation, and links to supportive services. This model has potential to provide a quick and efficient pathway to diagnosis and services for children and families served in child welfare. Next attendees will learn about an evidence-based child and parent intervention that facilitates development of social-emotional functioning, self-control, positive behavior, and long-term mental health among children six to 12 years of age in foster or adoptive care who meet criteria for an FASD diagnosis. An adoptive parent of a child with an FASD will share insights about the experience and benefits of FASD-informed diagnosis and family-focused interventions and supports.

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Aug
7
Wed
Webinar #3: Responding to Prenatal Alcohol and Other Substance Exposures: Multi-System Collaboration and Family Care Plans
Aug 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Webinar #3: Responding to Prenatal Alcohol and Other Substance Exposures: Multi-System Collaboration and Family Care Plans

In this webinar, presenters will discuss the critical multidisciplinary needs of children who have been prenatally exposed to a substance and their families and articulate ways in which current policies, initiatives, and workforce development can be leveraged through multi-system collaboration to enhance care and outcomes. Drawing from state approaches to implement the plans of safe care requirement of CAPTA legislation, the presenters will discuss the need for additional implementation support and federal technical assistance, multi-system collaboration, and equitable supports to improve outcomes.

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Aug
8
Thu
2024 Practice Academy Series | Intentional Integration: How to Identify and Support Parents with Co-Occurring Disorders
Aug 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
2024 Practice Academy Series | Intentional Integration: How to Identify and Support Parents with Co-Occurring Disorders

FTCs, like all drug courts, historically focused on treating substance use disorders (SUDs). However, FTCs cannot maintain this singular focus since 45% of adults with an SUD in the general population also live with a co-occurring mental health disorder. People with an untreated co-occurring disorder are less likely to complete substance use treatment or achieve sustained recovery; they are also more likely to experience unemployment, homelessness, child welfare involvement, incarceration, and suicide.

Many dependency court professionals recognize the prevalence of co-occurring disorders. Still, due to complexities in screening, assessment, diagnosis, and securing mental health services, FTCs may not appropriately identify and treat parents with co-occurring disorders. This Practice Academy examines the interactive nature of substance use and mental health disorders, while providing strategies for improved approaches and outcomes for parents and their children.

Learning Objectives:

  1.  Summarize definitions and prevalence rates of co-occurring disorders and explore theories of how and why substance use and mental health disorders co-occur.
  2.  Identify complexities and opportunities in screening and assessment to more accurately identify parents with co-occurring disorders.
  3.  Apply evidence-based approaches for integrated treatment and recovery.
  4.  Adopt strategies from FTCs who successfully serve parents with co-occurring disorders.

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Apr
1
Tue
24th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect @ Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center
Apr 1 – Apr 3 all-day
24th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect @ Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center

The 24th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect (NCCAN), sponsored by the Children’s Bureau, will be held April 1–3, 2025, at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Rockville, Maryland. Innovative sessions will focus on developing ideas-to-action strategies that provide opportunities to exchange ideas and learn what works from community members and peers. The conference will also offer plenaries, workshops, posters, and exhibits, that highlight Children’s Bureau priority areas. So, mark your calendars now—additional information is coming soon. We look forward to seeing you there.