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ICAC Task Force National Training Program - Category 3: Officer Wellness (SHIFT)

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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 adverse effects of chronic exposure. 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

TIJF issues post-training reports detailing the number of trainings performed; the amount spent per training and student; the number of participants; and pre- and post-test data and speaker and training evaluation forms. Six-month follow-up data is collected to determine how many participants implement tools learned from training and resources.

Provider Organization

The Innocent Justice Foundation


TIJF has developed comprehensive mental health and wellness programs, including in-person training and related services, products, and materials. It provides a dynamic website; supplemental guides for managers, mental health professionals, and family support systems; and:

  • 3- to 6.5-hour basic psychoeducational program (PEP) for exposed individuals and mental health professionals to educate participants about the negative effects of chronic exposure to traumatic material and offers tools to counteract them
  • 90-minute trainings on advanced topics delivered at conferences and via webinars, including family and support system training
  • Pre-exposure training videos to prepare investigators for exposure and tools to help them mitigate exposure to child sexual abuse material (CSAM)
  • Numerous informational videos
  • TTA to law enforcement teams implementing wellness programs


  • Child Protection and Advocacy Professionals
  • Child Welfare Personnel
  • Communication/Dispatchers
  • Community Members
  • Court Personnel
  • Detention/Corrections Staff
  • Juvenile Justice Specialists
  • Law Enforcement
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Parole
  • Probation Officers
  • Prosecutors


Participants must have professional work experience that requires exposure to child sexual exploitation and abuse material/cases or be a mental health professional working with exposed individuals or interested in supporting law enforcement professionals in this field. Contact the TTA project for more information.

Beth Medina
Program Director
[email protected]

  • Data
  • Evaluation
  • Evidence-based Practices
  • Information
  • Internet Crimes Against Children
  • Missing and Exploited Children
  • Performance Measures
  • Trafficking
  • Trauma

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Date Published: July 21, 2023