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July | August 2015

Upcoming Events

Interview and Interrogation in Child Exploitation Cases: September 9–11, 2015

AMBER Alert logoThis training, presented in Green Bay, WI, by the AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program, will focus on developing advanced techniques for interview and interrogation strategies through research and preparation. Modules will identify the role that cultural issues bring to the interview and interrogation room; legal considerations that the investigator must account for during the interview and interrogation; the dynamics of the interview process and how to detect deception. Register and access a draft agenda online.

Visit the AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program website for other training opportunities, including:

Forensic Interviewing of Children Training: September 21–25, October 19–23, December 7–11, 2015

National Children's Advocacy CenterSponsored by the National Children's Advocacy Center (NCAC), these comprehensive trainings include audience discussion, child interview practicum, a review of recorded forensic interviews, experiential skill-building exercises, and participation in a mock court simulation. Each attendee will receive a training manual, a recorded copy of their interview practicum, access to additional training materials online, and post-training support as requested. Registration information is available online.

See other training opportunities on the NCAC website, including:

14th European Regional Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect: September 27–30, 2015

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Sponsored by the International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, the conference"Children First! Collaborative and Inter-Sectorial Responses to Child Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation”will cover a range of topics, including the prevention of child abuse and neglect through early and sustained involvement, interventions and programs for children and families experiencing adversity, addressing children’s rights and participation, reforms in child protection and welfare policy, children in out-of-home care, and evidence-based practices. Registration information about this event, to be held in Bucharest, Romania, is available online.

School-Justice Partnerships Certificate Program: September 28–October 2, October 29–November 4, December 6–10, 2015

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The School-Justice Partnerships certificate program will be held at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Sponsored by the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform, the program is designed to provide school and district staff, court professionals, law enforcement, and other child-serving community leaders with the knowledge and understanding necessary to address the immediate and long-term needs of students known to, or at risk of entering, the juvenile justice system. Apply by July 10; application information is available online.

The center will hold two other certificate programs:

122nd Annual IACP Conference and Exposition: October 24–27, 2015IACP 2015 Logo

Featuring forums, technical workshops, and an exhibit hall, this annual event provides law enforcement professionals with opportunities to learn more about emerging trends in law enforcement and the latest developments in technology. The event, to be held in Chicago, IL, is hosted by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP). Registration information is available online.

National Youth-At-Risk Conference: November 5–7, 2015

Hosted by the National Youth At-Risk Center of Georgia Southern University, this conference will train youth service providers on how to create safe, healthy, caring, and intellectually empowering educational environments. Participants will learn about current research-based programs and strategies that empower young people to overcome at-risk conditions that threaten their safety, health, emotional needs, or academic achievement. Registration information for the conference, which will be held in Las Vegas, NV, is available online.

American Society of Criminology Meeting: November 18–21, 2015

The theme for the American Society of Criminology’s (ASC’s) 2015 meeting, to be held in Washington, DC, is “The Politics of Crime and Justice.” ASC is the largest professional criminological society in the world and includes practitioners, academicians, and students in the fields of criminal justice and criminology. More information about the meeting, including the program, hotel arrangements, and registration, is available online.

12th Global Youth Justice Training Institute: December 1–3, 2015

Global Youth Justice Logo Global Youth Justice will host its 12th Global Youth Justice Training Institute in Las Vegas, NV. Participants will learn strategies to establish or enhance local youth justice diversion programs through teen, student, youth, and peer courts and peer juries. Topics will include training youth and adult volunteers; providing quality community services, programs, and referrals; and conducting mock family intake meetings as well as grant writing, funding opportunities, and more. Registration information is available online.

ZERO TO THREE’s 30th National Training Institute: December 2–4, 2015Zero to Three National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families Logo

The National Training Institute, to be held in Seattle, WA, is ZERO TO THREE’s annual multidisciplinary training event for experienced early childhood professionals. The institute has been developed to meet the learning and networking needs of those working with infants and toddlers in child welfare, early childhood education, early intervention, mental health, parent education, and pediatrics. Registration information is available online.

30th Annual San Diego International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment: January 23–29, 2016

The objective of the San Diego International Conference—sponsored by the Chadwick Center for Children and Families—is to develop and enhance professionals' skills and knowledge in the prevention, recognition, assessment, and treatment of all forms of child and family maltreatment as well as enhancing investigative and legal skills. Topics include mental health and trauma, forensic interviewing, investigations, research, child welfare, and domestic violence as well as global issues and perspectives. Learn more about the conference from the conference website.

National Mentoring Summit: January 27–29, 2016

This annual event, sponsored by MENTOR, will be held in Washington, DC. The summit will bring together practitioners, researchers, corporate partners, government and civic leaders, national youth-serving organizations—and the network of affiliate Mentoring Partnerships—to explore and advance the positive impact of mentoring on individuals and communities. The theme for this year’s summit is "Connection, Growth, Opportunity." Learn more about the summit from MENTOR’s website.