NCJTC webinars and trainings

The National Criminal Justice Training Center has announced a variety of webinars and other trainings, virtual and in-person.


Manipulation/Grooming in Child Abuse Investigations
February 1, 2023 | 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm ET

Suspects use a number of behaviors to gain the cooperation and trust of their victims. When working child abuse investigations, it is critical to identify and understand the grooming techniques that are used to manipulate both children and their caretakers in order to gain the necessary access to commit their crimes. Investigators must also be prepared to explain the dynamics of grooming in both criminal and family court hearings.


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Investigating Cases Involving Problematic Sexual Behaviors in Youth
February 15, 2023 | 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm ET
This webinar will identify child-centered investigative protocols for law enforcement and CPS when responding to reports of a juvenile (adolescent and younger children) perpetrated child sexual abuse or exploitation, properly known as Problematic Sexual Behaviors or PSB. Discussion will include how the expanded use of technology by minors has led to an increase in facilitated and learned behaviors, and the importance of identifying these outside influences in the investigative process.
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Ways to Corroborate Information Obtained During a Forensic Interview
February 22, 2023 | 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm ET
This webinar will examine multiple investigative components that contribute to successful child abuse investigations. These include interviews, different types of evidence, and crime scene examination.

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Communication skills training:

Verbal De-Escalation and Conflict Resolution
March 8 – 9, 2023 Virtual ONLINE
March 23, 2023 Baraga, MI
May 17 – 18, 2023 Virtual ONLINE
June 5, 2023 Milwaukee, WI
Join us to learn how de-escalation techniques and communication skills can potentially defuse tense situations and lead to more successful outcomes.
Avoid potential conflict both professionally and personally by learning to organize your thinking and responding calmly. Consider the approaches you can take to prevent and respond to verbal conflict. Explore the communication process, conflict prevention, and understand why conflicts occur. Instruction will also cover certain circumstances in which verbal de-escalation techniques may not be appropriate, and provide techniques to resolve such conflicts.
Topics include:

  • Conflict versus Crisis
  • Recognizing Conflict
  • Truths, Body Language, and the Approach
  • 5 Step Approach to Verbal De-escalation
  • Caring for others – Techniques after Conflict