Special Instructions for this presentation: Click on "Slides" button. Slide #3 contains two links to view the pre-recorded presentation. Total presentation time is approximately one hour. This session will receive one (1) credit hour even though it appears to be a two-part presentation.
In 2012, the presenter, a CAC director, faced the most significant criminal investigation of her 25 years advocating for children when she discovered child pornography on her husband’s computer. He was a Washington DC fire department lieutenant. She reported him to law enforcement and the investigation was eventually taken over by Homeland Security Investigations because of its multi-jurisdictional issues. An examination of the computer revealed over 1,000 Skype chat messages with minor Russian females and three minor females in the U.S. In this case study, Joddie will explain how her decision of advocating for child victims would cost her home, her community and her country. She will discuss the devastating impact of this case on her daughter and herself. She will discuss the problems she encountered during this horrible experience, including but not limited to gaps in collaboration and information sharing among agencies and a lack of resources and support for her and her daughter. Lastly, she will discuss the unbreakable spirit and strategies she employed to overcome the traumatic impact of this work. This workshop will only be recorded and available On-Demand from August 10, 2020 until December 31, 2020.
Upon completion, participants will be able to gain an empathic understanding of marginalized victims in child pornography investigations.
Upon completion, participants will gain an awareness of systemic trauma for non offending caregivers.
Upon completion, participants will understand the current system gaps between disciplines.
Upon completion, participants will be empowered to make concrete changes within their disciplinary role to better support children and Non Offending caregivers.