In this workshop, the presenter will share his personal story of surviving physical and sexual child abuse. He will explain how surviving his own abuse has made him a better child abuse detective as an adult. He will share the insights that he learned along the way from his unique perspective as a victim and now a detective. Lastly, he will provide a first-person account of the importance of victim advocacy and the multidisciplinary team in helping child abuse victims.
During the presentation, the attendee will hear a firsthand account from the abuse survivor. Upon completion, attendee will obtain first hand knowledge of grooming patterns, victim selection, and the mindset of the abused child.
The presenter will give a detailed account of the disclosure process and trail. Upon completion, participant will obtain a thorough knowledge of obstacles that arise in the disclosure process and lasting effects trail has on the abuse survivor.
The presenter will detail firsthand, the importance of a committed child abuse investigator and the efficiency of the multi-disciplinary team. The presenter will encourage the attendee to continue the pursuit of justice and hope for child abuse survivors.