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The Forensic Investigation in Child Physical Abuse and Child Fatality Cases: Making a Difference Together. Presented by Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Center, Alberta Health Services, Alberta Government.

Training Registration - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA | Jun 28, 2018 - Jun 29, 2018

Calgary Police Service - Westwind Campus
5111 47 Street NE

Calgary, Alberta, CANADA, T3J-3R2
CEU's Available - Yes

Agency Partner -Sheldon Kennedy Advocacy Center, Alberta Government, Alberta Health Services, RCMP. Please join us for sponsor reception THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 2018 CALGARY POLICE ASSOCIATION CUFF AND BILLY CLUB 3730 WESTWINDS DR NE Immediately following training (4:30 p.m.). Shuttle buses will be provided.

GOAL
The goal of this training is to provide participants with a strong foundational understanding of the medical aspects of child physical abuse/neglect and forensic investigative techniques, and the tools necessary to investigate, prosecute, and ultimately protect children.
 
COURSE CONTENT
This training is based on a two-day format.  Day 1 provides foundational knowledge of the medical aspects and forensic investigative techniques.  Day 2 includes an advanced focus on child death cases including:  natural death, accidental death, homicide, timeline development, and the importance of detailed interviews (with specific questions to ask in child physical abuse) with medical providers, care givers, family members, and First Responders that have a major impact on the case outcome.  
 
1. Medical Aspects of Child Abuse – This module focuses on the forensic markers of abuse/neglect vs. accidental causes in skin injuries, fractures, abdominal injuries, and head injuries to include symptoms and the timing of when symptoms would begin after an injury. Participants will be provided with information related to the importance of understanding child development and the mechanism of injury in child physical abuse. Information will be provided to participants on what to ask the medical provider and what not to ask the medical provider.
 
2. Forensic Investigative Techniques:  The 12 Elements of the Successful Forensic Investigation© – This module provides participants with detailed training using The 12 Elements of the Forensic Investigation© including: established protocol, the multi-disciplinary team, consent, scene investigation & photography, physical evidence, testimonial evidence, electronic/documentary/other evidence, timeline development, scene reconstruction/re-enactment, interrogation, ongoing training, and resources. Case studies will be presented to show the use of these elements and how systematically utilizing these 12 elements results in a thorough investigation leading to the successful outcome of the case.
 
3. Child Death Cases:  Natural/Accidental Death vs. Homicide - A discussion with case studies showing the importance of the scene investigation in the determination of a natural/accidental death vs. homicide.  Participants will be provided with specific examples of findings at the scene of a natural or accidental death, compared to a homicide.  The importance of the First Responder in reaching an accurate finding will be discussed.
 
4.  Forensic Pathology of Child Physical Abuse - A discussion with case studies showing the impact of child abuse and its many forms, with emphasis on using the 12 Elements of the Forensic Investigation© to properly plan, evaluate, and investigate the case.  The value of consultations with experienced professionals and utilizing visuals and other demonstrative evidence to aid in determining the mechanism of injury using the present state of medical science.
 
5. Timeline Development – This module provides examples of timelines and focuses on bringing the myriad facts and documents in child physical abuse and child death cases together to form a clear, concise, and thorough visual representation of which caregiver(s) was with the child when the injury(ies) occurred. Case studies will be used to show the process and participants will be given the opportunity to develop a timeline using a case study during the practical exercise.
 
6. Interviews in Child Physical Abuse/Neglect: Details, Do's and Don't's – This module provides participants with training on who should be interviewed in the child physical abuse/neglect case, how to prepare and plan for the interview, what timeframe to focus on, what questions to ask the various members of the multidisciplinary team, and what questions to not ask.  The best approach to take with caregivers and specific questions to ask including how much detail is needed to get the critical information to build the successful case.  A brief overview of interrogation themes found to be successful in child physical abuse will be covered along with case studies with video examples.
 
7. Putting the Strong Legal Case Together:  The Devil Is In the Details – This module provides participants with training on how to successfully build the legal case using the 12 Elements of the Successful Forensic Investigation with an emphasis on interviews of caregivers, First Responders, and medical practitioners.  Information regarding who should be interviewed in the child physical abuse/neglect case, how to prepare and plan for the interview, what timeframe to focus on, what questions to ask the various members of the multidisciplinary team, and what questions to not ask.  A brief overview of interrogation themes found to be successful in child physical abuse will be covered along with case studies.  A case study will be used to show how using these techniques builds the most complicated case successfully.
 
A light breakfast and snack will be provided.
All other meals are on your own. 
 
Questions: 
US Contact Ron Kunz   rkunz@shakenbaby.org or 817-882-8686 
 
Det. Amy Spence #4307
Calgary Police Service – Child Abuse Unit
#400 3820 24 Avenue NW Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Center
403-428-5457
Amy Spence
ASpence@calgarypolice.ca
 
Hotel
Residence Inn by Mariott Calgary Airport
2530 48 Ave NE, Calgary, AB T3J 4V8, Canada
Phone: +1 403-278-1000

A block of rooms have been reserved at the Residence Inn Calgary Airport.  The cost will be 149 CAD per night.  The start date for bookings at the reduced rate is 6-27-18 and the end date is 6-29-18.  The last day to book is 5-29-18 to receive the reduced rate.

To access the room block, call 1-877-515-4094.  or sign up online by clicking link below  

www.marriott.com/meeting-event-hotels/group-corporate-travel/groupCorp.mi

Reservation code: CALGARY POLICE SERVICE TRAINING

 

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Notes: Early bird registration is $350 through May 5, 2018. Regular registration of $450 begins May 6, 2018.
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