Zero Abuse Project is presenting a series of webinars free-of-cost under our Trauma-informed Prosecutor Project (TiPP) grant to benefit prosecutors and other professionals working with prosecutors in child abuse cases. 

The focus of these webinars will be advanced topics and emerging issues in the field including child death investigations, tech-facilitated crimes, effective use of medical evidence, and the consideration of areas such as grooming, manipulation, and disabilities in the investigative and judicial process. Our staff is conducting these sessions every two weeks from September through the end of November. Registration is now open for our October sessions.

Trauma-informed Approaches to Victims of Technology-Facilitated Crimes
Wednesday, October 5th | 3:00PM – 4:30PM EDT 
Victims who have experienced abuse have unique challenges on the path to healing. When that abuse includes technology or a virtual component, the healing may be even more complex. This webinar will discuss some of those challenges and provide prosecutors with the tools needed to achieve justice for these vulnerable victims.
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Forensic Interviews and the Research Prosecutors Need to Know
Wednesday, October 19th | 3:00PM – 4:30PM EDT 
The field of forensic interviewing is forever changing and to conduct best practices in the field, research must be considered. This webinar will the discuss the current research on faux invitation, pairing questions, and narrative practice.
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A-Z: Working CSAM Investigations 
Wednesday, November 2nd, 2022 | 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM EDT
This webinar will review evidence preservation, legal processes, and the seizure of electronic data, while providing a look at the physical service of the search warrant and on-scene evidence collection. We’ll discuss the importance of working with an MDT when live victims are present, and discuss best practices when aiding victims of trauma.

Considering Grooming and Manipulation in the Investigative and Judicial Process
Wednesday, November 16th, 2022 | 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM EST
We will provide professionals with information on what grooming is, how to recognize grooming behaviors, stages of grooming, a look at legislation regarding grooming across the US, and considerations and techniques for exploring dynamics of grooming and manipulation in the forensic interview.

Interviewing Children with Disabilities
Wednesday, November 30th, 2022 | 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM EST
In this presentation, rates of victimization of children with special needs are provided, factors that increase risk of abuse for children with disabilities are discussed, children’s abilities to recount information are described, and strategies for the investigative process are covered.