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Specialized Child Abuse Training: Drug Endangered Children

Training Overview:

An Overview of Michigan’s Medical Marihuana Act & Identifying and Investigating Meth Exposed Children.

Ken Stecker, PAAM’s Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor, will review the “Medical Marihuana Act.” The Act permits the possession and use of marihuana to treat or alleviate conditions or symptoms associated with certain debilitating medical conditions. Attendees will learn who is protected by the Act and the activities (possession, cultivation, use, etc…) authorized by the Act. D/Lt. Tony Saucedo, with the Methamphetamine Investigation Team at MSP, will discuss the direct and indirect risks of meth exposure to a child.

Download Flyer: Drug Endangered Child Packet (pdf 76kb)

Website: http://www.michiganprosecutor.org/cats/schedule.php

Investigating the Dynamics of Child Prostitution and Encouraging Change

Three national speakers bring their expertise to you in this full day of working together to combat child prostitution.

Kevin Mulcahy will discuss investigating, charging and trying child prostitution cases. This program targets law enforcement, social workers and prosecutors in the challenges of handling criminal investigations into prostitution rings that use minors. From initiating investigations, to preparing for trial, to working with the child prostitutes that often don’t see themselves as victims. this discussion will prepare you and your cases going forward.

Marc Klass will discuss Human Trafficking in the U.S. and how the U.S. has responded. Discussion will also include how law enforcement and social service agencies can readdress their priorities to deal with the reality of domestic human trafficking.

Chip St. Clair will be “Inspiring C.H.A.N.G.E in today’s youth”.

This seminar will be held Thursday, August 11, 2011. The seminar will begin with registration at 9:00 a.m. and conclude by 4:30 p.m.

Download Flyer: Investigating the Dynamics of Child Prostitution and Encouraging Change (.pdf 74kb)

Michigan’s 11th Annual Multidisciplinary Conference on Child Abuse Investigations

The Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan, Child Abuse Training Services Program, in cooperation with the Prosecuting Attorneys Coordinating Council, the Department of Human Services (DHS), and the Governor’s Task Force on Children’s Justice (GTF), is pleased to present this cross professional Specialized Child Abuse seminar.

Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday August 2, 2011 and the program will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. The conference will conclude at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday August 4, 2011.

This seminar is designed for DHS workers, law enforcement, child advocacy center workers, assistant prosecuting attorneys, and prosecutors who deal with child abuse and neglect cases.

Topics will include:

  • Child Witness to A Murder: A Case Study
  • Smart Phones/Devices – How to Recover Digital Evidence
  • Tools & Tactics for Child Abductions
  • Why the Michigan Model – A Research Update
  • Changes to the Forensic Interviewing Protocol

On day two, participants may choose from the following profession-specific tracks including:

  • Law Enforcement and Social Workers
    • Recognizing and Addressing Burnout
    • Using Interpreters in a Forensic Interview
    • Interviewing and Peer Review
    • What the Child “Isn’t” saying – A Guide to Body Language
    • Report Writing for Law Enforcement
  • Prosecutor
    • How to Win a Case on the Word of a Child
    • Delayed Reporting
    • Medical Terminology for Lawyers
    • How to Cross Examine Medical Personnel