October 24, 2018 – October 24, 2018

2018 International Conference on Forensic Nursing Science and Practice in Reno, NV

This conference offers the most current forensic research and practice information for nurses in forensic roles, including SANEs, NPs in CACs, and forensic nurses in a variety of environments.

Click organization name for registration information.

Start: October 24, 2018
End: October 24, 2018
Address:
Reno, NV

October 16, 2018 – October 16, 2018

Charleston Child Trauma Conference: Bridging Science and Practice (Charleston, SC)

Hosted by Dee Norton Low Country Children’s Center and MUSC, this is the 3rd year of the Charleston Child Trauma Conference.

This multi-disciplinary conference is geared towards professionals involved in caring for the involved children and families and investigating allegations of child maltreatment, including law enforcement, legal services, medicine, nursing, guardian ad litems, counselors, therapists, school and community officials, and social workers as well as others caring for children and families.

As information on registration and the program schedule posts, updates will be provided at the link to the right–Click on Event Organization.

Start: October 16, 2018
End: October 16, 2018
Venue: Frances Marion Hotel
Address:
Charleston, SC

August 22, 2018 – August 22, 2018

IAFN-NC Annual Conference (Forensic Nursing) in Atlantic Beach, NC

Start: August 22, 2018 8:00 am
End: August 22, 2018 8:00 am
Venue: Unnamed Venue
Address:
Atlantic Beach, NC

June 13, 2018 – June 13, 2018

2018 APSAC Colloquium in New Orleans, LA

As event updates and registration posts, click on Organization at right.

Start: June 13, 2018 8:00 am
End: June 13, 2018 8:00 am
Address:
New Orleans, LA

April 30, 2018 – April 30, 2018

ChildFirst Forensic Interview Training (Columbia, SC)

This training is provided via the University of South Carolina Children’s Law Center.

ChildFirst South Carolina is an intensive five day course in which students learn the
necessary skills to conduct an investigative interview—also known as a forensic interview—of a suspected child abuse victim. This interactive course combines lectures and demonstrations supplemented with homework assignments and a written examination at the end of the course. Participants also must conduct a 30-minute interview of a professional actor playing the role of a sexually abused child after which the interviewer is critiqued by a professional forensic interviewer and a group of fellow students.

Click on Organizer at right, then Child First training for registration and requirements (includes that you currently or will soon be conducting FIs as part of your job). Group and Individual registration options.

Start: April 30, 2018 8:00 am
End: April 30, 2018 8:00 am
Venue: Metropolitan CAC
Address:
3710 Landmark Dr., Ste. 300, Columbia, SC

April 26, 2018 – April 26, 2018

Recognizing and Investigating Child Physical Abuse and Medical Neglect (Sumter, SC)

This course will be provided by the University of South Carolina Children’s Law Center.

This course will address critical steps to be taken in child physical abuse and neglect investigations for front line investigators and child welfare professionals to include best
practices by addressing red flags present in suspicious child abuse situations and the response
each discipline should make in protecting the child. The training will focus on documenting and
investigating alleged reports of physical abuse, distinguishing between inflicted and accidental
injuries and developing corroborating evidence. The second day will be a practical exercise in
which attendees will work in groups of four or five students each on different physical abuse
scenarios. Students will work through the investigation making decisions about who should be
interviewed or consulted, what evidence should be collected, and decide when there is enough
facts to seek relative or other placement and/or enough probable cause to arrest. If an arrest is
warranted, what charges would be made. Ultimately, the students will prepare an official report
for each group.

Who should attend? Law Enforcement (Investigators, Patrol, & SRO), DSS, First
Responders, and Prosecutors

Continuing Education Credits: This training is expected to be approved by the following:
 SC Criminal Justice Academy for 9 hours of continuing education credits for law
enforcement officers
 SC Commission on Continuing Legal Education & Specialization for 9 hours of CLE
credits
 9 general contact hours for Social Workers
 9 credit hours for Victim Service Providers

Contact Ms. Bodman via email link at right (margaretbodman@sc.edu) to register. Limited to 30 attendees.

Start: April 26, 2018 8:45 am
End: April 26, 2018 8:45 am
Venue: Sumter County Sheriff's Office
Address:
1281 Main Street, Sumter, SC
Cost: Free

April 24, 2018

Trauma-informed Care in South Carolina

Sponsored by: The Joint Council on Children and Adolescents’ Workforce/Training Collaborative

Training provided by:

Christopher Wells, M.Ed.

Trauma-Informed Systems Supervisor Trauma Initiative & Training Coordinator

Kelli Scurry, LMSW

South Carolina Department of Mental Health South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice

What is trauma-informed care, what is trauma-specific treatment, and what do they have to do with you? If you have any contact with children, adolescents, and their families – as part of your profession or your volunteer work – they have absolutely everything to do with you. A better day is coming for every traumatized child and adolescent in South Carolina. We invite you to be part of the change.

This training is open to all community partners, including frontline service providers, family court professionals, school administrators, teachers, guidance counselors, faith-based groups, law enforcement, providers of pediatric care, mentors, childcare providers, and those who volunteer with children and adolescents. We need the involvement of the entire community to create a culture shift in South Carolina.

Registration: http://childlaw.sc.edu/doc/TIC%20Flier%202018.pdf

 

Date: April 24, 2018
Venue: Beaufort County School District Educational Services Center
Address:
2900 Mink Point Boulevard, Beaufort, South Carolina, 29001, United States

April 12, 2018 – April 12, 2018

Recognizing and Investigating Child Physical Abuse and Medical Neglect (Spartanburg, SC)

This course will be provided by the University of South Carolina Children’s Law Center.

This course will address critical steps to be taken in child physical abuse and neglect investigations for front line investigators and child welfare professionals to include best
practices by addressing red flags present in suspicious child abuse situations and the response
each discipline should make in protecting the child. The training will focus on documenting and
investigating alleged reports of physical abuse, distinguishing between inflicted and accidental
injuries and developing corroborating evidence. The second day will be a practical exercise in
which attendees will work in groups of four or five students each on different physical abuse
scenarios. Students will work through the investigation making decisions about who should be
interviewed or consulted, what evidence should be collected, and decide when there is enough
facts to seek relative or other placement and/or enough probable cause to arrest. If an arrest is
warranted, what charges would be made. Ultimately, the students will prepare an official report
for each group.

Who should attend? Law Enforcement (Investigators, Patrol, & SRO), DSS, First
Responders, and Prosecutors

Continuing Education Credits: This training is expected to be approved by the following:
 SC Criminal Justice Academy for 9 hours of continuing education credits for law
enforcement officers
 SC Commission on Continuing Legal Education & Specialization for 9 hours of CLE
credits
 9 general contact hours for Social Workers
 9 credit hours for Victim Service Providers

Contact Ms. Bodman via email link at right (margaretbodman@sc.edu) to register. Space limited.

Start: April 12, 2018 8:45 am
End: April 12, 2018 8:45 am
Venue: Spartanburg County DSS
Address:
630 Chesnee Hwy, Spartanburg, SC
Cost: Free

April 11, 2018 – April 11, 2018

Child Death/Homicide Investigation (Columbia, SC)

This course will be taught by Patsy R. Lightle, retired Capt. of SLED SVU, now the Child Death Investigations Training Director of the University of South Carolina Children’s Law Center.

This is an interactive course for investigators tasked with the responsibilities of
investigating and documenting child death/homicide cases. The training will include the
investigation and documentation of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome versus Suffocation, Abusive
Head Trauma, Neglect/Failure to Thrive, Battered Child Syndrome, and other types of child
deaths. This course is designed to help participants identify the complexity of child death
investigations to include crime scene documentation and corroboration of statements, the
importance of timelines, comparison of caretaker’s statements to medical and forensic
evidence, interview techniques, checklist for investigators, and the importance of court
preparation. PowerPoint, lecture, and written exercise will be utilized for this course.

Who should attend? Law Enforcement

Continuing Education Credits: This training has been approved by the SC Criminal
Justice Academy for 18 hours of continuing education credits for law enforcement
officers.

Click on Organizer at right to email (patsylightle@sc.edu) regarding your interest in registration, include your contact information and agency of employment.

Start: April 11, 2018 8:30 am
End: April 11, 2018 8:30 am
Venue: SC Criminal Justice Academy, Room 140
Address:
5400 Broad River Road, Columbia, SC, 29212
Cost: Free

April 4, 2018

Child Abuse Prevention Month Statewide Kickoff (Columbia, SC)

Join Governor Henry McMaster on the grounds of the Governor’s Mansion for a press conference kicking off  Child Abuse Prevention Month 2018. Children’s Trust invites all partners and will announce the statewide investment in prevention. Light refreshments and pinwheel planting to follow. Co-hosted by the Department of Social Services. Special guest, South Carolina’s first dog, Mac.

Start: April 4, 2018 2:00 pm
End: April 4, 2018 2:00 pm
Venue: SC Governor's Mansion
Address:
800 Richland St., Columbia, SC, 29201
Cost: Free
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