Child Sexual Abuse Trial School

Child Sexual Abuse Trial School is planned and coordinated by the Missouri Office of Prosecution Services in partnership with Missouri KidsFirst. This trial school will consist of lectures, demonstrations, and labs, where attendees will get firsthand experience participating in trial procedure based on the facts of an actual child sexual abuse case. This course requires […]

$50

ChildFirst EX

Based on the nationally-recognized ChildFirst® Forensic Interview Protocol, this training provides a purposeful and legally defensible process for conducting expanded forensic interviews with children who may not succeed in a standard, single interview due to trauma, developmental, special needs or other complicating issues, including polyvictimization. This training will teach the expanded interview process as well […]

Statewide Forensic Interviewer Peer Review – Kansas City

Peer Review is an opportunity to receive feedback and support to improve your interviewing skills! Statewide Peer Review is scheduled for Friday, October 6, 2023 in Kansas City, MO. This is one of two annual opportunities for peer review. The fall peer review will be held in-person the day after ChildFirst EX. The agenda and […]

Training for Advocates Working with a CAC

St. Louis, MO

Training for Advocates Working with a CAC Facilitated by First Witness Child Advocacy Center October 17-19, 2023 In-Person at CAC Services of Greater St. Louis, 121 W Monroe Ave, Kirkwood, MO 63122 This training has been approved by the National Children’s Alliance® to meet the updated standards for accreditation. The in-person offering will be targeted […]

$50

Mind the Gap Training for Advocates

St. Louis, MO

Mind the Gap Training for Advocates Facilitated by First Witness Child Advocacy Center Friday, October 20, 2023 9 am - 12 pm Hybrid - In-Person at CAC Services of Greater St. Louis (121 W Monroe Ave, Kirkwood, MO 63122) or via Zoom This training has been approved by the National Children’s Alliance® to meet the […]

Fall 2023 ChildFirst Missouri

St. Louis, MO

The fall ChildFirst Missouri course will be held in the greater St. Louis region from October 23-27, 2023. Missouri KidsFirst is the certified course provider in Missouri for ChildFirst®. The ChildFirst® Forensic Interviewing course is designed for investigative teams of law enforcement officers, social workers, prosecutors, and forensic interviewers. Students receive training on the ChildFirst® Forensic Interview Protocol, child development, […]

Show Me a Helping Hand Conference

Missouri KidsFirst is sharing this conference announcement on behalf of our partners at the Children's Justice Act Taskforce. Registration for the 2023 Show Me a Helping Hand conference is open! Location: Lincoln University - Richardson/Mitchell Auditorium, 710 E Dunklin St Jefferson City, MO 65101 The annual conference is free and provides CEUs in relevant professions.  […]

Advocate Professional Development Lunch & Learn – December Session

Missouri KidsFirst will offer a virtual lunch and learn series for victim advocates working at CACs in 2023. We are partnering with Culture Reframed to host the session in June to discuss their public health approach to sexually explicit media and the tools available to support parents and plan to hold a follow-up presentation in […]

Serving LGBTQIA+ Children and Families in the MDT Response

*VOCA APPROVED* This course will provide an overview of affirmative practices for all multidisciplinary team (MDT) professionals supporting and serving LGBTQIA+ children, youth and families when responding to child abuse and maltreatment. In addition to providing an overview of gender and sexuality terminology, some of the topics covered will include cultural considerations when working with […]

Free

ChildFirst Missouri – Kansas City

ChildFirst® Missouri Forensic Interview Protocol Training March 4-8, 2024 – Kansas City, MO Applications are being accepted through Friday, February 9th. Apply here The ChildFirst® Forensic Interviewing course is designed for investigative teams of law enforcement officers, social workers, prosecutors, and forensic interviewers. Students receive training on the ChildFirst® Forensic Interview Protocol, child development, memory and suggestibility, testifying in […]

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