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NJCA Presents: Chris Newlin Workshops on Why Parents Don’t Believe and Grooming
May 24, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pmFree
When: May 24, 2022
Time: 10:00AM – 2:00PM ET
Location: Virtual via Zoom (Link will be provided day before training)
Target Audience: Assistant Prosecutors, Child Protective Services, Law Enforcement, Victim Advocates, Mental Health Providers, Medical, Community/ Partner Agencies, etc.
*CE Credits will be provided
Speaker: Chris Newlin, MS, LPC, National Children’s Advocacy Center
Why Parents Don’t Believe!
Parents and caregivers, when faced with emerging allegations involving the abuse of their child, are suddenly confronted with a situation for which they are poorly prepared. This is not significantly different from other situations involving parents’ reactions regarding the well-being of their children. However, the ambiguity of child abuse allegations creates heightened challenges, and this same ambiguity is also a challenge for MDT members involved in the investigation and intervention. This session will identify the difference between belief and ambivalence and how all professionals involved in child abuse cases can assist parents to be supportive and engaged with their children.
- Attendees will understand the challenging competing issues affecting parent and caregiver belief of child maltreatment.
- Attendees will review recent research regarding the impact of parent/caregiver belief and support on various outcomes of child maltreatment.
- Attendees will identify innovative areas for practice development within the multidisciplinary response to child abuse as it relates to parental/caregiver belief and support.
Grooming: Making You See What I Want You to See and Believe
The investigation of child abuse is challenging, and the pursuit of evidence associated with the grooming of children, caregivers, and the community environment provides opportunities for investigators to pursue additional evidence. This workshop will provide an overview of research related to grooming and propose a new framework for the concept of grooming which could dramatically modify current investigatory practices, in addition to enhancing current forensic interviewing efforts.
- Attendees will develop a framework for classifying grooming behaviors by those who abuse children.
- Attendees will review recently published research on grooming related to child abuse and related content.
- Attendees will identify new opportunities for identifying corroborative evidence based on this new “grooming” information.