Tom Tremblay 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.
TRAUMA INFORMED SEXUAL ASSAULT INVESTIGATIONS TRAINING (1 day or 2 day)
Presenter: Chief Tom Tremblay (Ret)
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 new standards regarding “trauma informed” training for all multi-disciplinary partners responsible for the response to sexual assault. Justice in sexual assault cases begins with an understanding of the devastating impacts of sexual assault trauma on victims and survivors. The effects of trauma are often misinterpreted by officials responding to these reports. We will examine the impacts of trauma on memory, and how the brain and body react to trauma. By understanding trauma all who respond to sexual assault can contribute to the immediate and long term recovery of the victim and lay the foundation for mutual cooperation and respect on which a successful interview, investigation, and adjudication/prosecution is built.
GOAL: To ensure that individuals providing service to sexual assault victims / survivors recognize and understand victim trauma and utilize effective approaches to enhance interviews, investigations, and adjudications / prosecutions for sexual assault crimes.
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DAY 2 LEARNING OBJECTIVES: