TTA Training Events

Alaska Village Public Safety: Creating Safe, Healthy and Resilient Alaska Native Villages

Focus of Training: The course will provide participants with: 

  • An overview of emotional intelligence and its application to village public safety partnership development and cooperation 
  • An understanding of Alaska native culture, and the influences of individual and public safety sub-cultures; 
  • Strategies for addressing Village public safety stress and health & wellness challenges 
  • Strategies for using bases of power to strengthen the role of village public safety in working in Alaska Native Villages; 
  • An understanding of how to build relationships and cooperative village public safety capabilities; 
  • Specific instruction in the technology enhanced village public safety simulator designed to assist village public safety in partnerships/team building, problem solving, ethical decision making and in developing collaboration to create and build sustainable Alaska Native focused and centered partnerships.

Cost: NO FEE

Where: Kuskokwim Campus, 201 Akiak Drive, Bethel, Alaska 99559

When: March 26-27, 2019

Who: Can benefit from this training?

  • Village Public Safety Officers 
  • Law enforcement Officers 
  • Tribal Council & Elders 
  • Legal Services 
  • Parole and Probation 
  • Village residents 
  • Government administration representatives 
  • Health and Human Services personnel 
  • Juvenile Justice 
  • Educators

Registration: Register for this training online here.

Tribal Oriented Policing Strategies (TOPS)

Focus of Training: The course will help participants explore strategies to enhance collaboration between law enforcement agencies and the community to reduce crime and improve community quality of life. Practice working in organized problem solving teams to develop an action plan using community policing principles to address specific public safety threats in your community.  Training is hosted by Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe. Training is approved by the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, U. S. Department of Justice.

Key topics include:

  • Community policing
  • Team building and group development
  • Building community partnerships
  • Problem solving
  • Identifying resources
  • Police and community relationships

Cost: NO FEE

Where: Palace Casino Hotel, 16599 69th Ave NW, Cass Lake, MN 56633

When: March 26-27, 2019

Who: Can benefit from this training?

  • Village Public Safety Officers
  • Law enforcement Officers
  • Tribal Council & Elders
  • Legal Services
  • Parole and Probation
  • Village residents
  • Government administration representatives
  • Health and Human Services personnel
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Educators

Registration: Register for this training online here

Enhancing Public Safety Collaborations

Focus of Training: This course is designed to be a proactive, comprehensive, training experience that fosters collaboration among tribal, state, federal, and local governments. The class will train and equip participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to identify existing tribal justice challenges for the purpose of strengthening partnerships to more effectively implement criminal justice initiatives in their organizations. Participants will identify and use their own unique challenges and share their experiences in the context of an agency’s collaboration and problem solving approach in implementing and administering criminal justice initiatives for their tribe. The training will build upon problem solving strategies and also include core strategies or themes for developing, team building, increasing coordination and communication among federal, state, tribal and local governmental agencies. The materials presented in this course will integrate and respect rich tribal community values while initiating collaborative partnership efforts. 

The course consists of topics including: Collaboration & Partnerships: MOU/MOA and tribal governance; Understanding issues and tribal threats: Law & Legal, Sovereignty for collaboration: Best practices and lessons learned; Partnership & stakeholder resources. This training assists participants in overcoming collaborative tribal partnership challenges by: deploying the GAP Analysis process within their strategic planning process and initiate collaborations with appropriate structure to maximize tribal and non-tribal resources in a problem solving environment.

Cost: NO FEE

When and Where
April 2-3, 2019 (Hosted by Kootenai Tribal Police Department; Kootenai River Inn and Casino, 7169 Plaza Street, Bonners Ferry, Idaho, 83805)
April 23-24, 2019 (Hosted by Pawnee Nation Attorney General’s Office; Pawnee Nation College, 891 Little Dee Road, Pawnee, Oklahoma, 74058)

Who: Can benefit from this training?

The target audiences for this program are Tribal and other non-Tribal partners who have direct involvement in tribal government, law enforcement, corrections or the administration of justice programs. Participants represent a broad spectrum of tribal, government, public, and private organizations including representatives from any of the following disciplines: 

  • Law enforcement
  • Courts and Legal Systems 
  • Community Corrections 
  • Tribal & Non-Tribal Youth Services 
  • State Corrections 
  • Tribal & Non-Tribal Government 
  • Educational Institutions
  • Indian Health Services

Registration: Register for this training online:
April 2-3, 2019 – Register here.
April 23-24, 2019 – Register here.

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

Focus of Training: The course will help participants 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. Explore intervention strategies and methods for assessing the presence of suicidal intention. Discuss the lifelong impact that trauma has on individuals such as veterans, children, domestic violence survivors, and individuals impacted by historical trauma.

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 well-being 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: Silver Reef Hotel Casino Spa, 4876 Haxton Way, Ferndale, WA 98248

When: May 6-7, 2019

Who: Can benefit from this training?

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

Registration: Register for this training online here.

Conducting Child Abuse Investigations

Focus of Training: The course will help participants learn to gather up-to-date information for the investigation and prosecution of all types of child abuse cases utilizing a multidisciplinary team (MDT) approach. Learn about medical evidence, interviewing child victims/witnesses and adult suspects/witnesses, along with legal issues involved in the investigation and prosecution of child physical and sexual abuse cases. 

Upon completion of this training, you will be able to:

  • Describe the type of injuries a child may sustain and those that may or may not be as a result of abuse
  • Define child physical and child sexual abuse
  • Define characteristics of victims and offenders of child abuse
  • Describe preferred practices for interviewing minor victims and offending suspects
  • Describe legal considerations for investigating and prosecuting child physical and child sexual abuse cases

Cost: NO FEE

Where: Phoenix, AZ

When: June 3-7, 2019

Who: Can benefit from this training?

  • Law Enforcement
  • Prosecutors
  • Social Workers
  • Tribes/Tribal Partners

Registration: Registration deadline is April 8, 2019. Register for this training online here.  

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 March 7, 2019

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