Course detail: TISAT-KBI - Trauma Informed Sexual Assault Training
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 requires 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 and lay the foundation for mutual cooperation and respect on which a successful response, investigation, and prosecution is built.

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.

Who Should Attend:

  • Law Enforcement
  • Prosecutors
  • Forensic Nurses
  • Victim Advocates
  • Forensic Laboratory Personnel

This project was supported by Grant No. 2015-AK-BX-K001 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the SMART Office. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Course Resources
KBI Training Flyer

 Session Detail:  LE19217F (No seats currently available, add to cart to be added to waitlist)
Schedule: Every day, starting on 09/10/18 and ending on 09/11/18
Times: 08:00am - 05:00pm
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Price: No Registration Fee : $0.00
Please dress in layers, as the temperature in the room may be difficult to adjust.

Name Additional Resources
Tom Tremblay
Tom Tremblay
Biography: Biography: Chief Thomas R. Tremblay (Ret)

Throughout his distinguished thirty year policing career as an officer, detective, supervisor, police chief, and state public safety commissioner, Tom Tremblay has been a passionate leader for the prevention of domestic and sexual violence. He is a retired Chief of Police from Burlington, VT, and the former Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Public Safety. Tom is now a national and international advisor and trainer for police, prosecutors, advocates, higher education, the military, and the private sector.

Tom serves as a faculty member for both the International Association of Chiefs of Police National Law Enforcement Leadership Initiative on Violence Against Women Crimes and the National Center for Campus Public Safety Trauma Informed Sexual Assault Investigations and Adjudication Training.

Tom is a national leader in the development and delivery of Trauma Informed Sexual Assault Investigations Training. Tom assisted the International Association of Chiefs of Police with the development of a national curriculum for Trauma Informed Response to Sexual Assault. He also assisted the National Center for Campus Public Safety with the White House Task Force recommendation to develop a new curriculum for Trauma Informed Sexual Assault Investigations specific for Colleges and Universities across the country.

Tom serves as an Independent Monitor / Reviewer for Department of Justice Agreements with law enforcement agencies designed to improve sexual assault and domestic violence response and investigations following reports of unlawful gender discrimination. Tom's oversight work in Missoula Montana assisted the City Police and the University of Montana Police in achieving full compliance with their respective agreements with the Department of Justice to improve response and investigations of sexual assault cases. Tom also assists the Department of Justice in promoting gender bias prevention strategies for law enforcement when responding to domestic and sexual violence crimes.

Tom holds a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice. He is a graduate of the 183rd Session of the FBI National Academy, the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar, the Police Executive Research Forum-Senior Management Institute for Police, and the National Law Enforcement Leadership Institute on Violence Against Women.

For more information please see the website for Thomas Tremblay Consulting & Training: Tom Tremblay

Facility Detail
Washburn University KBI Forensic Science Center
2001 SW Washburn Avenue
Topeka, KS 66604
(785) 670-2075