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.
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.
$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
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