Everyone is afraid of overlooking child abuse and when it ultimately costs a child their life, it's a nightmare. This case study will expose how that fear became a reality and the efforts to find justice for a voiceless victim. The case involves a 14-year old child with an intellectual disability that was being tased and drugged as a means of control and ultimately led to her overdosing. Despite multiple CPS reports and two hospitalizations, the challenges of her inability to communicate and the lies of all caretakers created a barrier to protecting her. Throughout the course of this presentation, attendees will learn about the process of reviewing CPS intake reports, red flags of child abuse, when and how to initiate law enforcement investigations, best practices for investigating child fatalities and physical abuse, and the prosecution of specialized case loads. This workshop will only be recorded and available On-Demand from August 10, 2020 until December 31, 2020.
Upon completion, participants will learn how to review CPS intake reports, be able to identify red flags of child abuse, and initiate appropriate responses utilizing a multi-disciplinary approach.
Upon completion, participants will be able to implement procedures in their agencies to establish "best practices" with regards to investigating child fatalities and child abuse as well as learn ways to overcome obstacles that specific agencies may face.
Upon completion, participants will discover investigative and trial strategies to assist in obtaining successful charging and prosecution of offenders.
Upon completion, participants will learn the value of each member of the multi-disciplinary team and how each person's role is instrumental in effectively investigating cases, protecting children, and holding offenders accountable.