TTA Training Events

AMBER Alert Training for Tribal Communities

Focus of training: Develop strategies for response and investigation of endangered missing and abducted children in tribal communities. Learn about state resources and best practices for utilizing state AMBER Alert Program resources. You will examine the unique issues of jurisdiction, location, culture, and community dynamics in tribal communities. Topics will include investigative strategies, internet crimes, case studies, search and canvass tactics, legal issues, and collaboration between state, local, tribal and federal programs.

Cost: No fee

Where: Classroom-based training, Grand Casino Mille Lacs, 777 Grand Ave, Onamia, MN 56359

When:  Aug. 8-9, 2018

Who: The following would benefit from this training:

  • Law Enforcement
  • Tribes/Tribal Partners
  • Prosecutors
  • Court System Personnel
  • Emergency Management

Registration:  For more information and to register online, please visit this link (link is external)

Drug Identification and Recognition to Support Tribal Justice

Focus of Training: Learn how to recognize signs and symptoms of stimulants, hallucinogens, opiates, marijuana, alcohol, depressants, inhalants, dissociative anesthetics, and various drug combinations. Examine current drug trends and the legal considerations related to drug investigations. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, substance abuse is increasing in America. In a 2012 survey, approximately 23.9 million Americans reported using an illicit drug or abusing a prescription medication in the past month.

Cost: FREE
When: Aug. 14-15, 2018
Where: Pearl River Resort, 13541 Hwy 16 W, Choctaw, MS 39350

Who Can Benefit from this Training?

Besides law enforcement, social services, and court system personnel, professionals affiliated with tribal justice systems would also benefit from this course including:

• Tribal probation
• Tribal Leaders
• Any professional who needs to be remain current on the most abused drugs in Indian Country

Others who would benefit from this training:

• Community Corrections Officer
• Court System Personnel
• Law Enforcement
• Social Workers
• Tribes/Tribal Partners

Register: Register online to attend this classroom course here 

 

Working Effectively with Tribal Law Enforcement for Missing and Abducted Children

Focus of training: Discuss the challenges faced by tribal, state, federal, and local law enforcement officers responsible for missing children investigations. Explore jurisdictional issues experienced by Native American communities. Learn how to effectively communicate and work with tribal leaders and expel factors that lead to adversarial relationships. Discuss techniques to improve compromised relationships.  Upon completion of this training, you will be able to:

  • Conduct small and large scale canvassing operations
  • Preplan a response for missing and abducted children cases
  • Leverage investigative resources available to you in your jurisdiction

Cost: No fee
Where: Classroom-based training, Soaring Eagle Casino, - 3 Fires Room, 6900 Soaring Eagle Blvd, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
When:  Sept. 17, 2018
Who: The following would benefit from this training:

  • Law Enforcement
  • Tribes/Tribal Partners

Registration:  For more information and to register online, please visit this link (link is external)

 

Crisis Awareness, Intervention and De-escalation Training for Tribal Partners

Focus of training: Hosted by the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe, this training will examine common issues faced by law enforcement and service providers when encountering a person in crisis. Review methods to prevent or intervene in a crisis situation in which mental illness is a factor, including de-escalation and communication techniques. Identify presenting symptoms of various types of mental health disorders including mood disorders, psychotic disorders, borderline personality disorders, and anxiety disorders. Explore basic methods of assessing presence of suicidal intention and three alternative intervention strategies. Discuss the lifelong impact that trauma has on individuals such as veterans, abused and neglected children, domestic violence survivors, and individuals impacted by historical trauma. Review trauma-informed care approaches. Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Recite the basic sub-types of mental health disorders.
  • Identify typical presenting symptoms of anxiety disorders, depression, mania, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorders, and schizophrenia spectrum disorders.
  • Develop basic intervention and diversion strategies for people experiencing panic, anxiety or suicidal behaviors.
  • Explain the impact of police intervention in the lives of mental health consumers.
  • Cite characteristic symptoms of excited delirium, a medical crisis in which accounts for numerous in-custody deaths, and differentiating factors from a mental health crisis.
  • Examine the lifelong impact trauma has on health and wellbeing for veterans and individuals who have experienced childhood trauma, domestic or sexual abuse, and survived natural disasters.
  • Deploy communication techniques to de-escalate a situation in which an individual is experiencing a mental health emergency.

Cost: No fee
Where: Classroom-based training, Soaring Eagle Casino, - 3 Fires Room, 6900 Soaring Eagle Blvd, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
When:  Sept. 18-19, 2018
Who: The following would benefit from this training:

  • Community Corrections Officer
  • Court System Personnel
  • Educator
  • Emergency Management
  • Law Enforcement
  • Law Enforcement Support
  • Prosecutors
  • Social Workers
  • Tribes/Tribal Partners
  • Victim Service Providers

Registration: For more information and to register online, please visit this link 

 

Trauma-informed Supervision Webinar Series

Focus of training: A critical condition for developing a trauma-informed system (i.e., agencies and other care providing setting) is for all staff members, including professionals, support staff and administrators, to have a comprehensive understanding of the effects and complexity of trauma, its potential behavioral manifestations and principles for addressing the needs of traumatized clients (Jennings, 2004). Training is essential in the process of transforming an agency to become trauma-informed. This three-part webinar series will cover a wide variety of topics and provide you with strategies for interacting with traumatized clients. Part 1: What is Trauma?, Part 2: The Long Reach of Intergenerational Trauma, Part 3: Interacting with Traumatized Clients.

***Access these free webinars here.

Who can benefit from this training?

  • Community Corrections Officer
  • Court System Personnel
  • Educator
  • Law Enforcement
  • Law Enforcement Support
  • Social Workers
  • Victim Service Providers
  • Tribes/Tribal Partners

 

Now available online! Tribal Oriented Policing Strategies (TOPS)

Focus of training: Through funding from the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, U.S. Department of Justice, the National Criminal Justice Training Center (NCJTC) of Fox Valley Technical College developed four comprehensive online modules that cover topics including: positive ethics, communication, leadership styles, identifying key stakeholders, partnership building, a six-step problem-solving model, and examples of success. Training modules can be taken as a comprehensive program in the recommended module order shown or as individual modules:

  • Module 1: Course Introduction
  • Module 2: Community Policing: Define community policing and explore key stakeholders in a successful community policing strategy. Examine ways the crime triangle can be applied to addressing public safety concerns and developing potential solutions.
  • Module 3: Team Building: Explore strategies to foster positive community ethics, effective communication techniques and leadership styles. Identify how to implement these techniques to build strategic partnerships inside and outside the community to augment tribal community policing action plans and improve public safety.
  • Module 4: Problem Solving: Examine a six-step problem solving model and identify how to effectively implement this model to address specific public safety concerns and needs in your community. Practice the application of these principles through meaningful exercises, and examine a case study where the six-step model was successfully applied in a tribal community setting.

How to register and access the training:

To access the TOPS Online Training Program, subscribe to  NCJTC’s On Demand Community Training Catalog by visiting www.ncjtc.fvtc.edu/on-demand. Click View Catalog and then subscribe. By subscribing to the Community catalog, you will have access to the TOPS Online Training Program as well as other eLearning opportunities. Once your subscription is approved, you will receive further instructions for accessing the course. Participants completing the full program are awarded four (4) continuing education hours through Fox Valley Technical College.

Did you know? TOPS is also available at no cost in a 2-day classroom based /interactive training.  To request a training at your location, visit www.ncjtc.fvtc.edu and click the “Request Training” link at the bottom of the home page

If you have questions about either one of these training options, please contact NCJTC at (855) 866-2582.

 

 

Updated July 6, 2018

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