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4th Annual Sexual Assault Response & Investigations Training (FREE TRAINING)

We are excited to announce that The Turning Point is hosting its 4th Annual Sexual Assault Response & Investigations Training on May 26th, 2017. This training is appropriate and highly recommended for professionals and first responders at all levels. Leadership, patrol officers, and detectives involved in responding to sexual assault, family violence, or crimes against children will especially benefit from Mr. Strand's approach to sexual assault response and investigation. More information on the speaker is found below.

This Training is appropriate for:

  • Detectives
  • Prosecutors
  • Patrol Officers
  • School Resource Officers
  • Supervisors of CID and/or Sexual Assault/FV divisions
  • Title IX Coordinators
  • other First Responders (Advocate, CSI, SANE) & SART members

Due to this being a free event, space is limited. Please claim free ticket to attend.

FREE TCOLE HOURS (6 hours) ARE AVAILABLE FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT

Learning Objectives
  • Increase skills necessary for officers responding to sexual assault/FV
  • Explain the difference between cognitive thinking and experiential memory for victims of trauma
  • Review the history of victim interviews in our society
  • Define a newly recognized class of evidence called psychophysiological evidence
  • Identify the elements of the Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview process
  • Provide strategies to address sexual assault involving voluntary intoxication

Check-in begins at 7:35am and training beings promptly at 8:00am

Lunch will be on your own

Presenter Bio:

Russell Strand is an independent consultant, educator and presenter. He is a retired U.S. Army CID Federal Special Agent and retired Chief of the Behavioral Sciences Education & Training Division, U.S. Army Military Police School with an excess of 40 year's law enforcement, investigative, and consultation experience. Mr. Strand is an internationally recognized expert in the areas of domestic violence intervention, critical incident peer support, sexual assault, human trafficking, and child abuse investigations. Mr. Strand has been inducted in the U.S. Army Military Police Hall of Fame. He was selected by the Secretary of Defense to serve as the only DoD civil service employee on the Congressionally-mandated Response Systems to Adult Sexual Assault as a member of the Comparative Systems Subcommittee.

Description of Topics covered include:

Facilitating Experiential Trauma Information – A Real Change in the Conversation

Most of our interview techniques in the criminal justice system have been developed to question victims about peripheral information surrounding a crime. However, most trauma victims are not only unable to accurately provide this type of information, but when they are asked to do so they may inadvertently provide inaccurate information and details. This frequently cause fact finders to become suspicious of the information provided.

The Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview (FETI) was designed to change all of this. The technique has already proven to be a game changer in the investigation and prosecution of many forms of violence, including adult sexual abuse. Use of the FETI process in domestic violence cases is also extremely promising for increasing successful interventions, investigations and prosecutions. This interview technique draws on the best practices of child forensic interviews, critical incident stress management, and neuroscience -- combining them all into a simple three-pronged approach that unlocks the trauma experience in a way that we as professionals can better understand.

Voluntary Intoxication: It's Not Consent for Sex, You Know!

Sexual assault investigations and prosecutions involving voluntary intoxicated victims present significant challenges. Many predators know of these challenges and prey upon voluntarily intoxicated victims. All too often, investigators and prosecutors focus on explaining away the victim's choices and behaviors rather than focusing on the predator's use of intoxication as a tool. Consequently, these cases are often not properly investigated, charged or are lost at trial. This workshop will provide participants with a strong foundation in the toxicology of alcohol and how to investigate to identify the outward manifestations of the impact of alcohol, as well as its impact on decision-making, memory and perception. The presenter will also offer strategies for re-framing the investigation and prosecution to ensure they are conducted in an offender-focused way. This workshop will go beyond the didactic into recreating the experience with vignettes and real-world videos.

For questions or information about additional free TCOLE trainings email hcochran@theturningpoint.org

VAWA funding was provided to make this free training possible.
The Turning Point staff, employees, and volunteers are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by The Turning Point. Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or Deaf Action Center at 214-521-0407 or Texas Division for Blind Services 1-800-252-9108 (voice and TTY) Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English and Spanish on request.
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