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Family Safety Network & National Sheriffs' Association
Free Two Day Training in Teton County, Idaho
Domestic & Sexual Violence Intervention and Investigation

National Sheriffs' Association LogoFamily Safety Network is sponsoring a FREE two-day training facilitated by the National Sheriffs' Association. The training is open to members of law enforcement, criminal justice, advocacy agencies, and other community organizations involved with domestic & sexual violence prevention and awareness. An expert law enforcement officer will teach the five main components of this training: liability, the dynamics of domestic & sexual violence, investigation and interviewing, prosecuting domestic & sexual violence cases, and solutions and resource development.

Who: The training is open to members of law enforcement, criminal justice, advocacy
agencies, and other community organizations involved with domestic & sexual violence
prevention and awareness.
When: Wednesday, September 19 & Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 8am to 5pm
Where: Teton Springs Lodge Conference Room 10 Warm Creek Ln, Victor, ID 83455
Register: https://www.familysafetynetwork.info/domestic-violence-training
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For more information, please contact Emily Bilcher at ebilcher@familysafetynetwork.info or (208) 354-8057.


Certified FETI Course: Introduction to the Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview

Attendees will learn how to use the FETI Methodology to ensure that the interview participant feels safe and understood, to maximize recall, and to enhance the investigative process overall by increasing participant cooperation while reducing potentials for false information and recantation. The Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview is a highly effective technique for victim, witness and subject interviews.

The Introduction to FETI course includes instruction on:
• The Brain and Prolonged Threat
• Defense Circuitry
• Dissociation
• Tonic Immobility
• Collapsed Immobility
• Impact of Trauma on Memory
• Impact of Ethanol on Memory
• the Certified FETI Methodology
• Contextual Evidence
• Experiential Evidence
• Psychophysiological Evidence
• the Difference between Questioning and Brain-based Cues
• the Role of Interview in Context to an Investigation
• the FETI Funnel
• Reworking Traditional Questions into FETI Brain-based Cues.

When: August 27-28, 2018
Cost: $395.00 (2 Days - 2 Certified FETI Instructors)
Where: University of Idaho Pitman Center, 709 Deakin Avenue, Moscow, ID 83843
Registration: Online Registration

FETI Introduction Course (pdf format)
Additional Information about travel, parking, lodging, etc. (pdf format)

Attendees who successfully complete this course obtain a certificate that fulfills the prerequisite requirement to attend the Practical Application of the Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview course.


Investigation and Intervention of Family and Domestic Violence

Free Training!!!

Limited class space. First come first serve basis. Please share with other agencies!!!

This 20 hour training (2.5 days) funded by the Idaho Council on Domestic Violence & Victim Assistance. The goals of this project is to enhance victim safety, hold offenders accountable, and reduce intimate partner violence.

Length of Seminar: 2.5 Days
Dates: August 27, 28 & 29 2018 or September 25, 26 & 27 2018
Instructor: Mike J. Coker
Registration Flyer (pdf)

Course Overview

The 3.5 million violent crimes committed against family members between 1998 and 2002 accounted for 11 percent of all reported violence, and nearly 22 percent of murders in 2002 were within families. Domestic violence includes not only intimate partner relationships, but also family, elder and child abuse. Although laws regarding domestic abuse have changed over the past century, the spirit of the law remains ambivalent, reflecting the mixed feelings of many in our society. There is greater pressure on police and social services agencies to treat domestic assaults as seriously as they treat other assaults. This course will deepen law enforcement officers' understanding of all types of domestic violence, assisting them in dealing with domestic violence calls and ways to increase the likelihood that offenders will be prosecuted successfully. In addition to physical violence, participants will gain an understanding of emotional and psychological abuse.

Upon Completion: Participants will be able to:

  • Understand the theories and dynamics of domestic violence calls
  • Identify different roles of service providers
  • Provide proven on-scene techniques for successful prosecution
  • Recognize the three phases of violence
  • Understand why a pro-arrest policy can reduce domestic violence homicides
  • Grasp the importance of case preparation for trial
  • Identify the role of social services agencies in child abuse cases
  • Explain how stalking impacts domestic homicides

Essential Grant Skills Training

YWCA Lewiston–Clarkston brings grants training to Lewiston

Is your nonprofit short on time and money? Do you want to win more grant funding? The YWCA is bringing the comprehensive and affordable Essential Grant Skills training program to Lewiston-Clarkston, November 1 – 2, presented by The Grantsmanship Center.

This two-day program offers a detailed introduction to the practice of grant proposal writing. In just a couple of days you will gain grant skills that you can use for the rest of your career. Our world-class trainers are here to help you through every part of the proposal. This training also includes resources available to participants when the class is over. Essential Grant Skills is the training for both pros and amateurs alike.

When: November 1-2, 2018 (Thursday and Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm)
Where: YWCA Lewiston, ID - Clarkson, WA, 300 Main Street, Lewiston, Idaho 83501
Cost: $445 (if you register before Sept. 20th) Standard tuition: $495
Register at The Grantsmanship Center
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For more information, call 1-800-421-9512.


PAST TRAINING


INVESTIGATING CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT

Free Two day training in Lemhi County

14 POST Credits for Law Enforcement (7 per day)
12.5 CEU Credits for Counselors and Other Licensed Professionals (6.25 per day)

This two day training will focus on responding to and investigating the most important cases that will come into your clinic, across your desk and into your hands to review for charges. Learn how to look deeper, respond smarter and move cases to prosecution more effectively. Coffee and snack provided. Lunch on your own.

When: Monday, July 23rd & Tuesday, July 24th: 9am – 5pm (PAST)
Where: Steele Memorial Conference Center, 805 Main Street Salmon, ID 83467
Registration: Please fill out Registration Form below and email to Angela.Wissel@icdv.idaho.gov

Training Information (pdf format)
Registration Form (pdf format)

Handouts for Training

 


INVESTIGATING CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT

Free Two day training in Kootenai County

14 POST Credits for Law Enforcement (7 per day)
12.5 CEU Credits for Counselors and Other Licensed Professionals (6.25 per day)

This two day training will focus on responding to and investigating the most important cases that will come into your clinic, across your desk and into your hands to review for charges. Learn how to look deeper, respond smarter and move cases to prosecution more effectively. Coffee and snack provided. Lunch on your own.

When: Thursday, July 26th & Friday, July 27th: 9am – 5pm (PAST)
Where: Post Falls Senior Center, 1215 E 3rd Ave, Post Falls, ID 83854
Registration: Please fill out Registration Form below and email to Angela.Wissel@icdv.idaho.gov

Training Information (pdf format)
Registration Form (pdf format)

Handouts for Training


Ongoing Training Opportunities


Polyvictimization in Later Life

Polyvictimization in Later Life is a 6-hour web-based training presented in five modules. The purpose of the training is to strengthen awareness of polyvictimization in later life and to provide knowledge and skills of professionals to address the needs of victims.

How to Get Started

  • Visit the Polyvictimization in Later Life page to learn more about the training.
  • No registration is required. You can take the course right from the OVC TTAC website.
  • Let your colleagues know that this FREE training is available to help those new to the field or as a refresher for experienced professionals.

Benefits of Training

  • No costs attached. Polyvictimization in Later Life is free training you can take at your own pace.
  • Information you need to know. Five modules are available, including:
    Module 1: The Context of Polyvictimization
    Module 2: Older Adults Affected by Polyvictimization
    Module 3: Perpetrators of Late Life Polyvictimization
    Module 4: Working With Older Adults Affected by Polyvictimization
    Module 5: Lessons Learned from the Polyvictimization in Later Life Project

OVC's Training and Technical Assistance Center (OVC TTAC) provides training to support professional development, enhance services to the community, and expand outreach to underserved victims of crime.



If you have a training opportunity you want posted here, please email us.