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Neurobiology of Trauma with Corporal Angela Weekes

September 19, 2023 – Lewiston
September 20, 2023 – Meridian
September 27, 2023 – Hailey
September 28, 2023 – Challis
November 15, 2023 – Sandpoint

Topics include: understanding the brain and body’s response to trauma and the impact of trauma on memory, as well as trauma informed interviewing to get the most information for investigative purposes.

POST credit is anticipated. For additional information and to register, click HERE.

Comprehensive Victim Interviewing: Helping Victims Retrieve and Disclose Traumatic Memories

October 25, 2023 from 8:30am-4:30pm MST and October 26th from 11:30am-7:30pm MST

This two-day virtual training is led by veteran law enforcement investigators and other leading national experts present on: applying an understanding of trauma leads to successful victim interview, evaluating statements in the context of an ever-evolving investigation, how to strategically document findings to build a strong case for prosecution, and supporting best practices through bold and innovative leadership.

To learn more about speakers, see a full agenda, and to register, click HERE.

ICDVVA Roundtables: Language Access 101 with Shelli Sonnenberg and Cannon Han

Combined Regions 1 and 2: August 9, North Idaho College, Lake Coeur d’Alene Conference Room, 495 N. College Drive, Coeur d’Alene
Combined Regions 6 and 7: September 19, Idaho Falls Activity Center – South Room, 1575 N. Skyline Drive, Idaho Falls
Combined Regions 3, 4, and 5: November 8, location TBD

The session will feature training on Language Access, presented by Cannon Han and Detective Shelli Sonnenberg. Cannon and Shelli are experts in the field of language access and travel throughout the country training nonprofits, state agencies, and law enforcement. Language access will also be a new requirement under VOCA and all subrecipients will need to have a Language Access Plan. Please feel free to invite other community partners who can benefit from this training. This training is Idaho POST credited!

Click HERE to register.

Understanding Domestic Violence High Risk Cases

This training will be put on by Corporal Angela Weekes and Victim Witness Coordinator Aleshea Boals. This course will cover: Dynamics of Domestic Violence, IRAD (Idaho Risk Assessment of Dangerousness), High Risk Domestic Violence Team Approach, and Victim Advocacy. All trainings are from 8am-5pm, and the dates are as follows:

Bonners Ferry – September 6, 2023
Hayden – September 7, 2023
Lewiston – September 8, 2023
Mountain Home – October 12, 2023
Weiser – October 18, 2023
Kamiah – October 26, 2023
Nampa – November 2, 2023
Pocatello – November 7, 2023
Rexburg – November 8, 2023
Idaho Falls – November 9, 2023

For more information and to register for one of the above dates, click HERE.

Online Trainings

Office for Civil Rights – Training for Grantees

Center for Victim Research

Confronting School Violence and Victimization – YouTube

Office for Victims of Crime Training & Technical Assistance Center

Training Materials – Office for Victims of Crime Training & Technical Assistance Center

-Understanding Human Trafficking

-New Board Member Orientation for Victim Service Organization

-The Building and Managing Volunteer Programs

-Victim Assistance Roundtable: Strengthening Relationships with Subrecipients

-Poly-victimization in Later Life

-End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI)

EVAWI International
Interviewing Trans Survivors, from the Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Exam Virtual Practicum

The simulation includes a full-length law enforcement interview with Emily, a trans woman who was sexually assaulted by someone she considered a friend. 
With this resource, law enforcement, health care providers, victim advocates, and allied professionals will enhance their ability to: recognize how misgendering a victim can cause harm and describe approaches to genuinely repair the relationship; identify ways a perpetrator can exploit a survivor’s trust to make them more vulnerable; and practice trauma-informed, survivor-centered interview techniques.  

Cops are From Mars, Advocates are From Venus – A Workshop

This month’s featured webinar is presented by a law enforcement professional and victim advocate who believe we are far more effective when we serve our communities together rather than separately in our own “silos.” During this engaging presentation, attendees will be challenged to examine their own biases of fellow public servants, to identify where improvements can be made. Real world examples will be given for collaborative approaches involving law enforcement and victim advocates to work together more cohesively and achieve greater success. Registration is $49. For more information, and to register, click HERE.

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