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Understanding Infant Death from an Investigative Perspective May 9, 2017 - Houma

DCFS - Children's Justice Act Task Force

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM (CDT)

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SUID Training - Houma Ended Free  
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The Children’s Justice Act Task Force is sponsoring this 1-day training event May 9, 2017 from 8:30 am to 4 pm entitled Understanding Infant Death from Investigative Perspective. This specialized training will focus on understanding the different types of SUID, SIDS, CAN and deaths. 


Approved for 6 general SW CEUs by NASW La Chapter and 5 Legal CLEs



photo     Beoncia Loveless    


 photo    Major Connie Shingledecker


Major Connie Shingledecker is a 39-year veteran law enforcement officer with the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office. She began her career in 1977 and has worked in various areas within the agency. She was assigned to the Criminal Investigation Division for over twenty years, during which time she investigated and supervised the investigations of Crimes against Children. Maj. Shingledecker has been the Investigative Bureau Chief over Criminal Investigations, Child Protective Investigations and Narcotics and Vice for the past sixteen years.  Maj. Shingledecker has a BA degree in Public Administration with a minor in Criminology, graduating Summa Cum Laude from Saint Leo College, and a graduate of the FBI National Academy,185th Session, in Quantico, Virginia.


In 2005, Beoncia Loveless assumed the role as the Coordinator for the Child Abuse Investigative Support Center, a specialized juvenile death and child maltreatment unit within GBI's Medical Examiner's Office.  Her current duties include reviewing all juvenile death investigations in GBI's jurisdiction, as well as assisting law enforcement and child protection personnel in cases involving living victims. She is POST certified instructor and has been qualified as a child abuse expert in numerous court proceedings.  She routinely lectures on all topics related to child maltreatment and juvenile death investigation; she also conducts informational tours of the GBI facility and speaks to forensic science classes around the state of Georgia regularly.  She is one of four contributing authors to the latest revision of "The Portable Guide to Investigating Child Abuse:  Recognizing When a Child's Injury or Illness is Caused by Abuse" released by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

Learning Objectives:

Outcome 1. Increase understanding of Sudden Unexpected Infant Death, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and Child Abuse and Neglect deaths due to physical abuse/neglect

Outcome 2.       Increase understanding of cultural sensitivity, health disparities and personal bias when confronted with and investigating SUID, SIDS, and CAN infant deaths

Outcome 3.       Increase understanding of the relationship of normal vs. abnormal infant development and instances of SUID, SIDS, and CAN infant deaths

Outcome 4.       Increase knowledge of interviewing techniques during investigative process for SUID, SIDS, and CAN infant death investigations

Outcome 5.       Increase knowledge of honoring family needs during process of SUID, SIDS and CAN infant death investigations 



Who Should Attend?




Child Welfare

Law Enforcement Professionals

 APPROVED for 6 SW general CEUs by NASW La Chapter



Attendees must pre-register online. There will be no on-site registrations.

This training is provided by the

Louisiana Children’s Justice Act Task Force.

You will want to get registered as soon as possible as these sessions fill fast.



 office 985-624-3514        fax  985-778-0058


  • You may transfer your registration to another attendee.
  • If you need facility or training material accommodations, please call the Team Dynamics office at 985-624-3514.

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Have questions about Understanding Infant Death from an Investigative Perspective May 9, 2017 - Houma? Contact DCFS - Children's Justice Act Task Force

When & Where

Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office Training Academy
2100 Savanne Road
Houma, LA 70360

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM (CDT)

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DCFS - Children's Justice Act Task Force

The listed events are being coordinated by Team Dynamics LLC.

Phone: 985-624-3514

Fax: 985-778-0058


Susan Shaffette, CGMP, CEO

Sharon Delvisco, Associate

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