Tom Tremblay Consulting & Training
Tom TremblayConsulting & Training

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.

 

 

Day 1 LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Examine the myths, rape culture, and potential biases around sexual assault and its impact on investigations.
  2. Define trauma informed care and trauma in the context of sexual assault and other crimes involving interpersonal violence.
  3. Understand the neurobiology of trauma – how the brain and body function in response to fear / trauma and the impact on memory and recall (fragmented memory).
  4. Describe traumatic response; freeze, fight, flight, frozen fear (tonic immobility), submit, and dissociation.
  5. Understand how victim trauma can impact your response, investigation and prosecution.
  6. Identify successful first response and communication strategies to promote victim empowerment and encourage continuation in the criminal justice process.

 

DAY 2 LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Develop trauma informed victim interview skills to capture compelling evidence of the victim’s experience including sensory details, as well as the psychophysiological evidence of trauma.
  2. Understand criminal sexual offender behaviors and course of conduct and develop investigative strategies that focus on offender behaviors.
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