This four-hour workshop team taught by a mental health professional and a law enforcement officer will offer mental health professionals insight into the challenges faced by professionals exposed to child pornography and other operations involving pedophiles. The course will cover how to help these professionals avoid vicarious traumatization, burnout and compassion fatigue. In addition, mental health professionals will learn how to gain the trust of criminal justice professionals, which techniques show promise in reducing the negative effects of exposure, and how they can help individuals build resiliency and balance in this very challenging field. This course offers not just education, but also tools that the mental health provider can immediately implement to assist frontline heroes in maintaining positive mental health.
Participants will be subject to verification. Permission to attend will be confirmed by email prior to the event. Attendees must bring mental health professional credentials to be admitted into the training.
$30 event registration fee covers the entire day (incl. the train-the-trainer workshop). Scholarships are available on a limited basis. Please call Derek VanLuchene for more information 406.439.8748.
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The Innocent Justice Foundation
Innocent Justice is the recipient of an OJJDP Training and Technical Assistance grant award for a project entitled SHIFT: Supporting Heroes In Foundational mental health Training (SHIFT) to serve Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force agents and other professionals exposed to child pornography. The entire program is designed to educate exposed individuals how to prevent trauma, educate mental health professionals how to better serve exposed individuals, conduct best practices research and develop agency guidelines to mitigate negative effects of exposure to child sexual abuse images. To find out more please go to www.shiftwellness.org.
Innocent Justice is a 501c3 organization whose mission is to support any and all law enforcement agencies in the pursuit of child pornography offenders. It does this through: 1. education of law enforcement, policy makers and the public on the true nature and scope of child sexual abuse and torture images, 2. offering free grant writing to any law enforcement agency in the U.S. conducting child pornography investigations, which is in need of equipment to do so. In the last four years, the Innocent Justice Foundation has raised over $160,000 towards the purchase of equipment for agencies nationwide. To find out more, go to www.innocentjustice.org