This four-hour course is designed for mental health professionals and exposed individuals who have the desire to become team instructors of the basic SHIFT Mental Health Professional (MHP) and Exposed Individual (EI) workshops. The participants will be given a brief overview of the modules contained in the SHIFT programs with a desired outcome in the delivery of those modules. In addition, the course will provide the course material required to teach the course, as well as useful tips on how to effectively teach the each audience. This course requires the following pre-requisites. Please bring your credentials with you to the training.
· Mental Heath Providers must have had at least six months experience with law enforcement professionals, prosecutors, judges, probation/parole, or other professions that could have exposure to child pornography.
· Exposed individuals (law enforcement, etc.) should have a minimum of one year of exposure to child sexual abuse images.
· All instructors must attend BOTH basic SHIFT courses. At this conference, that means that all persons wanting to become instructors must attend the Mental Health Professional training in the morning, and should complete the Exposed Individual course during the conference itself. (Please call 406.439.8748 with any questions about this requirement)
Participants will be subject to verification. Permission to attend will be confirmed by email prior to the event. Attendees must bring mental health professional or other professional credentials to be admitted into the training.
$30 event registration fee covers the entire day (incl. the mental health professional 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