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Build Your Communication Skills – Working with Children with Disabilities Who May Be Child Abuse and/or Neglect Victims

Posted By Susan Shaffette, Team Dynamics LLC, Friday, April 25, 2014

The Children’s Justice Act Task Force is sponsoring two 2-day intensive training events in July for those who work with child victims of abuse and/or neglect. This specialized training will focus on child victims with disabilities.

 

July 28-29, 2014 in St. Martinville
July 31-August 1, 2014 in Alexandria

 

Studies have long established that children with developmental or other disabilities are disproportionately criminally victimized. One study found that among persons with developmental disabilities, as many as 83% of females and 32% of males are the victims of sexual assault. Victimization rates for persons with disabilities is highest for sexual assault (more than 10 times as high) and robbery (more than 12 times as high). There are a number of factors related to children with disabilities susceptibility to interactions with the criminal justice system. In addition to these factors, many significant barriers exist, both real and perceived, that limit investigation and prosecution of these cases.

Instructor: Scott J. Modell received his Ph.D. from the College of Education at Florida State University in 1997. Dr. Modell is currently serving as the Deputy Commissioner for the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services.  Most recently he has served as the Deputy         Commissioner for the Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Prior to moving to Tennessee, Dr. Modell spent 15 years as a Professor at California State   University, Sacramento. Over the last 5 years, he additionally served as Director of the university’s Autism Center for Excellence. He is an expert in disability etiology, characteristics, interview techniques, and abuse. He has authored five books and has over 100 published articles and abstracts.

Cost:  $100 for two-day training, includes lunch both days

Credits: Approved by NASW-LA for 11 hours CEU and Approved by LA Supreme Court for 10 hours CLE

Register today – space is limited!   Alexandria     St. Martinville

Questions? Contact Team Dynamics at 985-624-3514 or susan@teamdynamicsweb.com 

  

 

Tags:  child abuse  Child welfare  communications  training  workshop 

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