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As we move to a new phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, CIR is slowly beginning to return to in-person events.  As always, the health and well-being of our staff, trainers and participants is of utmost importance.  CIR is following state and local guidelines regarding masks and social distancing. 

Participants should make their own decisions regarding traveling to and attending group events, in conjunction with their health care provider and employer. We understand that, given the situation, registered participants may decide to not attend events.

CIR will still be providing many training opportunities online and our library of recorded trainings is always adding new topics.  Please check back often for live events and new recorded trainings.


Sex Offenders: What Every MDT Team Member Should Know

Thursday, August 25, 2022
8:30 am PDT5:00 pm PDT
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Through Cory Jewell Jensen's 35+ years of providing treatment services to adult sexual offenders, she has acquired "creepy but crucial" information straight from the offenders' mouths. Attendees will have the opportunity to watch archived video interviews, listen to "advice" from offenders, including information on grooming techniques, and learn best practices for protecting our children. This is a free, all-day training at Napa Valley College and will fill up soon. Register with the link below.

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Communication Skills to Improve Interactions with Persons with Developmental Disabilities

Thursday, September 8, 2022
9:30 am PDT12:30 pm PDT

This training will focus on basic knowledge and common characteristics of Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities. It will discuss tips and best practices on how to effectively communicate with persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, including the use of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and other devices, and the use of interpreters. Lastly, this course will provide de-escalation techniques while working with persons with disabilities.

Please note that ASL interpretation will be provided for this training.

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Finding Common Ground on Child Psychological Maltreatment

Wednesday, September 14, 2022
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Join CAPSAC, the Psychological Maltreatment Alliance (PMA) the New York Foundling, CATTA, and a panel of national experts to discuss the emerging consensus on child psychological maltreatment and its implications for Children’s Advocacy Centers and multi-disciplinary teams. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and develop a plan to help them serve children experiencing psychological maltreatment.

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Child Abduction Intervention and Resource Training

Wednesday, October 12, 20228:30 amThursday, October 13, 20224:30 pm
Santa Rosa, CA
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This basic training introduces participants to a multidisciplinary approach to assist professionals working within all facets of child abduction. This is an opportunity for county partners to increase their understanding of the roles of each agency and network with partner agencies towards a more coordinated response for missing and abducted children.

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Lessons Learned Live Panel Discussion: Roll Call Vignette Video Series

Wednesday, November 9, 2022
1:00 pm PST2:00 pm PST
Online
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Participants will have an opportunity to participate in a discussion about child abduction cases with the California Child Abduction Task Force. They will be able to ask the panel about current cases they are working on and to discuss past cases they have worked on. Task Force members will also share lessons they have learned during investigation and intervention of child abduction cases throughout their careers. This session is an interactive discussion, participants should come prepared to share a case they have worked on and/or to ask the multidisciplinary team members of the California Child Abduction Task Force questions regarding a child abduction investigation.

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