Course detail: Child Sexual Abuse Investigations: Practical Guidance for Investigators

Course Description: 

Many times, law enforcement personnel are faced with investigating child sexual abuse cases with little to no formal training on the subject. This can lead to a lack of action taken by the law enforcement official as they simply do not know what to do, and often have supervisors who cannot provide appropriate guidance for them in these cases. This inability to take action leaves children in dangerous situations and allows abusers to continue abusing these children. It is our duty as police to protect people, especially children, our most vulnerable population. 

This course will teach participants how to investigate a child sexual abuse case from start to finish. Case studies will be utilized to enhance learning. Participants will gain knowledge and confidence to assist them in working these cases in the future and keeping children safe from abusers. 

Core Competency: 
  • Participants will employ best practices as they investigate any crime from its beginning to its eventual disposition; either as an individual, or as part of an investigatory team. 

Course Objectives: 
  • Define the steps in investigating a child sexual abuse case from beginning to end 
  • Explain the trauma - theirs and yours 
  • Explore the differences in Forensic Interviewing and Suspect Interviewing 

Instructional Methods: 
  • Lecture 
  • Discussion 
  • Video 
  • Scenario 

Who Should Attend: 
  • Law Enforcement Officers 

 Course Requirements: 

  • 100% Attendance and Participation

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 Session Information: LE24210Z

Schedule: Every day, starting on 05/31/24 and ending on 05/31/24
Times: 12:00pm-04:30pm CDT
Registration Fee : $50.00


This training "requires" that you have a device with a strong internet connection, microphone/speaker and a camera. If you do not currently have these capabilities, you should secure them before the training.


Name Additional Resources
Colleen Brooks

Facility Detail

Zoom Facilitated Sessions
Meets live online

Cancellation Policy

A refund less a $10.00 cancellation fee will be assessed for all cancellations made in writing prior to 10 days before the start of the event. After that time, no refunds will be made.