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Stowe Police Department
Trauma-Informed Sexual Assault Investigations Training
March 29th and 30th (2 Day Training)
TRAINING COURSE TITLE, GOALS AND OBJECTIVES:
Title: Trauma-Informed Sexual Assault Investigations Training (2 days)
Instructor: Chief Tom Tremblay (Ret)
Course Description: Sexual assault is one of the most complex crimes in our society and the activism and outrage about sexual assault has never been higher. The complexities of these crimes require us to think broadly and comprehensively including examining the myths and biases and the new “trauma-informed” training, including the neurobiology of trauma, for all multidisciplinary partners responsible for the response to sexual assault cases. The effects of trauma are often misinterpreted so justice in sexual assault response begins with an understanding of the devastating impacts of sexual violence trauma on victims and survivors.
By understanding trauma, all those who work with victims can contribute to their immediate and long-term recovery by promoting victim empowerment and providing physical, psychological and emotional safety for victims in an effort to build trust, all of which are critical for a successful response, investigation, and prosecution.
TRAINING GOAL: To ensure that individuals providing service to sexual assault victims/ survivors recognize and understand victim trauma and utilize effective approaches and interview skills to enhance response, investigations, and prosecutions.
See Full Course Description & Schedule here: Trauma-Informed Sexual Assault Investigations Training PDF