IACP Webinar on Protecting Children of Arrested Parents - November 5, 2014
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IACP Webinar on Protecting
Children of Arrested Parents

On November 5, 2014, from 3:00 to 4:00 PM EST, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), in collaboration with the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, will host a webinar, “Protecting Children of Arrested Parents: Using a Trauma-Informed Approach.”

Presenters will facilitate an interactive discussion on the negative impacts of parental arrest on a child’s well-being, and how law enforcement can apply a trauma-informed approach to safeguard children before, during, and after the arrest of a parent. Presenters will provide best practice recommendations and strategies to protect children and to help prevent trauma at the time of parental arrest.

Presentations will include:

  • An overview of trauma and a trauma-informed approach for law enforcement
  • Successes and challenges in developing a children of arrested parents policy in a major city police department
  • Tips and tactics that can be used to minimize trauma to children of arrestees
  • Resources to assist law enforcement agencies in developing and implementing a policy to effectively respond to children of arrested parents

Panelists:
Francis Healy, Captain, Philadelphia Police Department
Rebecca Flatow, Public Health Analyst, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Register now and learn more about this free webinar.

For additional information, contact Eileen LeFurgy at iacpyouth@theiacp.org
or 703-647-6830.

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