Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $380,000)
Supporting Heroes In Mental Health Foundational Training (SHIFT) was established to offer training to ICAC task force members and other justice professionals exposed to child sexual exploitation material to mitigate trauma and other negative effects of chronic exposure. The SHIFT program has reached 40,213 people via 194 in-person trainings, as well as, 203 virtual trainings and webinars. The SHIFT website makes resources accessible 24/7 with 173,734 pageviews since its creation. The Innocent Justice Foundation (TIJF) took the lead in helping to identify the needs and goals for the most recent National Strategy as it pertains to Internet Crimes Against Children and supporting officer wellness.
Training options include virtual and in-person interactive psycho-educational programs for individuals, teams, and supervisory training for ICAC task force members and other exposed individuals; training for judges and court personnel; specialized Mental Health Professional and Law Enforcement leadership outreach, education, and mentoring; Family/Support curriculum; customized wellness program implementation training for ICAC units, including Peer Support Training for ICAC teams, and supplemental wellness training topics. Trainings are evaluated with post-training reports detailing the number of trainings performed; amount spent per training and student; number of participants; and pre- and post-test data and speaker and training evaluation forms. Six-month follow-up data is collected to determine the number of participants implementing tools learned from training and resources.