The Innocent Justice Foundation willÂ present four workshops for law enforcement officers investigating Internet crimes against children at the 2011 National Strategy Conference on Combating Child Exploitation on May 17-20 in San Jose, CA.
A joint collaboration of Project Safe Childhood and the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program, this conference brings together over 1200 federal, state and local law enforcement investigators, forensic experts and prosecutors together to further their knowledge about combating the online exploitation of children.
The Innocent Justice Foundation will present the following workshops during the conference:
1)Â Â Â Â Â â€œCaring For Our Familiesâ€ | Tuesday, May 17 from 3:30pm to 5:00pm.Â
Working on an ICAC task-force or other unit dealing with child pornography will have an impact on your family.Â This seminar, taught by Jane Stevenson, will address ways of talking to spouses and children about work you do and assuring your work does not have a negative impact on your family.
2)Â Â Â Â Â â€œSHIFT: Mental Health & Wellness Solutions for Individuals Exposed to Child Pornographyâ€
Wednesday, May 18 from 8:00am to 11:30am | Thursday, May 19 from 1:30pm to 5:00pm
Team taught by Special Agent Scotty Hughes, Commander of the Wyoming ICAC, and occupational health nurse Jane Stevenson, this course offers professionals who are exposed and who may interact often with child sex offenders (e.g., law enforcement officers, forensic analysts, prosecutors, etc.), the opportunity to learn about the causes and symptoms of the negative effects that may occur as a result of their duties and ways to mitigate them.
Note: All law enforcement officers attend either of these workshops will be entered to win a free Cellebrite UFED System!
3)Â Â Â Â Â â€œManaging Welfare Issues within Your Unitâ€ | Thursday, May 19 from 8:00am to 9:30am
Managing the emotional and mental health needs of professionals exposed to child pornography requires special skills and tools.Â This seminar, taught by Jane Stevenson, will introduce ICAC unit supervisors to effective management techniques to assure healthy longevity of exposed personnel. This seminar is relevant to managers in any profession which is exposed to child pornography including prosecutors, probation/parole, and law enforcement.
4)Â Â Â Â Â â€œEducating the Public about Child Pornographyâ€ | Thursday, May 19 from 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Child pornography evidence is among the most powerful tool against child predation ever discovered.Â This workshop, taught by Heather Steele, President & CEO of The Innocent Justice Foundation, explains what every law enforcement agent, probation and parole officer, prosecutor, social worker, therapist, and child advocate needs to know to understand how child pornography evidence revolutionizes the fight to keep children safe from child molesters.
Â For more information on The Innocent Justice Foundation and our trainings, please call (760) 944-1640 or visit www.shiftwellness.org or www.innocentjustice.org. Â To register for the conference, please click here.