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 Reducing Trauma for Children During Family Violence Investigations

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
8:30am - 3:30pm

Holiday Inn
East Hartford, CT

$35 (includes snacks and lunch)

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CONFERENCE DESCRIPTION:

This strategy-focused conference will engage participants in discussion about the key components involved in responding to children who have been impacted by domestic violence. Attendees will be introduced to a variety of models, tools, and strategies to be utilized by law enforcement and other practitioners in responding to children.

Speakers will include Connecticut’s foremost experts in the fields of child abuse pediatrics, pediatric trauma, law enforcement, prosecution, child protective services and victim advocacy. Topics discussed will include the latest multidisciplinary perspectives on the traumatic effects of domestic violence on children, how to interact with children, and the fostering of an informed referral network with various professionals, agencies and court systems as they work together with law enforcement on these cases. An interdisciplinary team will also present promising practices to be considered when responding to children at the scene of a domestic violence crime.

CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES:

  • To understand the impact of trauma on children’s physical health, mental health and development.
  • To enhance law enforcement responses that reduce trauma for children during a family violence investigation.
  • To recognize best practices for assessing child safety.
  • To identify benefits of and strategies for partnering with local domestic violence organizations and other related community partners.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

This conference is intended for the following audiences: law enforcement personnel including detectives, supervisors, youth officers, and family violence liaison officers, regional DCF domestic violence liaisons, DCF investigators outposted at police departments, domestic violence staff co-located at police departments, and domestic violence child advocates.

COST: $35 (includes snacks and boxed lunch)

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For questions, please contact Joseph Froehlich, CCADV Director of Law Enforcement Services, at jfroehlich@ctcadv.org or 860.282.7899.