Mental Health Awareness Month – May 2022

Many of the symptoms people experience from exposure to the trauma of others, are simply the brain and body reacting to something that needs to be addressed. TIJF works to educate community heroes to both understand and respond to those symptoms with tools and techniques to help mitigate the effects of vicarious trauma and to…

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Task Force Topics: The Ripple Effect of Vicarious Trauma

Often because of indirect exposure to the trauma of others, individuals may experience similar symptoms as the victim or survivor. Join us to discuss the ripple effect of vicarious trauma with our CEO Beth Medina and TIJF trainer Jean McCallister, owner of JGM Consulting LLC, who has more than 30 years of experience working to…

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Task Force Topics: Sextortion and Catfishing

Sextortion and Catfishing: What can you do if it happens to you? Join us February 14, 2022, at 10 AM PST, on Facebook Live, for this discussion with Anthony Maez, Deputy Commander Albuquerque PD, Internal Affairs Division about sextortion and catfishing. What are they? What can you do if it happens to you?

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Task Force Topics: Supporting the Mental Health of First Responders

Law enforcement officers, firefighters, EMT’s, victim advocates all embrace their responsibility “to preserve and protect” and take care of others … but how do we take care of them? Join us on Facebook Live, Monday, January 10, 2022 at 10 AM PST for a discussion with Ronald Rufo, a 22-year veteran of the Chicago Police…

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Task Force Topics: Stories of Resilience

Join us on Facebook Live on Monday, December 13, 2021 at 10 AM PST, to discuss stories of resilience with Alan Flora, retired ICAC Commander and TIJF trainer. Professionals in helping careers often experience vicarious trauma from their exposure to traumatic materials and events. Since 2009, Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force teams across the…

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Task Force Topics: What Is Vicarious Trauma?

Join us on Facebook Live on Monday, November 22, 2021 at 10 AM PST to discuss vicarious trauma with Jean McAllister, an independent consultant and trainer with more than 30 years of experience working to address trauma and interpersonal violence. Heroes in helping roles often pay an emotional cost for their service. Learn how exposure…

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Task Force Topics: Back To School Safely

Join us on Facebook Live, Monday September 13, 2021 at 10 AM Pacific Time, for a discussion with Heather Durkac, the Vice President of Operations for Gaggle, a safety management company that has been supporting student safety and well-being for more than 20 years. Gaggle is a pioneer in helping K-12 districts manage student safety…

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Task Force Topics: Safety Online

Join us on Facebook Live, Monday August 9, 2021 at 10 AM Pacific Time, for a discussion with Internet Crimes Against Children Commander Anthony Maez about online safety. Keeping children safe on the internet is harder than you think, and safety issues on many online platforms are worse than you think. Recently an alarming report…

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Task Force Topics: Cyber Tips

Join us on Facebook Live, Monday July 12, 2021 at 10 AM Pacific Time, for a discussion with Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Commander David Frattare on Cyber Tips. How do you report online abuse? Where do tips go? What else should you know?

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