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Regional Training Opportunities For Professionals in the Field of Child Maltreatment


The Center on Child Abuse and Neglect would like to invite all professionals in the field of Child Maltreatment to attend one of our Regional Training Events.  Sponsored by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services, the Children’s Justice Act Task Force, and the Center on Child Abuse and Neglect, these trainings are free of charge, and will focus on topics identified through a regional survey distributed to Child Maltreatment professionals across the state.  These trainings will be led by Kevin McNeil, a Special Victims Detective, author, educator and motivational speaker.  We are requesting CEU’s for these trainings, including CLEET and social work.  Enrollment for the March trainings is currently underway, and those interested in attending must complete the attached registration form and return to Matthew-Rhoades@ouhsc.edu by March 26th.  Enrollment for the June trainings will begin in the near future.  The registration form can be returned via this email, fax (405-271-2931) or mailed to the address listed below.  Please feel free to attend training events that are outside of your region.  Also please note that due to budgetary restrictions food and drink will not be provided. Please see below for training dates, locations, and topics. 


All Trainings will begin at 9:00 am and end at 4:00 pm.  Registration will begin at 8:30 am.   


o   Domestic Violence and Child Maltreatment

§  In this workshop Detective McNeil demonstrates how domestic violence is a crime against society. He teaches investigators and social workers how important it is to establish rapport with the victim. He shows why each domestic violence call should be tracked and logged even if no case or arrest is made. Detective McNeil shares his own experience growing up in an abusive home to show how it affected his childhood. He will show why interviewing children is important in every domestic violence investigation.

·        March 29th, 2018 – Lawton, OK – Cameron University, CETES Conference Center Auditorium


·        March 30th, 2018 – Tulsa, OK – Schusterman Center, Learning Center (room 231)


o   Joint Investigation of Child Abuse


§  Detective McNeil will demonstrate why “Together is Better” when it comes to investigating child abuse. He will speak in detail about why the investigator should develop a working relationship with Child Protective Services, Child Advocacy Centers, District Attorney’s Offices, and other agencies that can assist in the child abuse investigation. Detective McNeil demonstrates how educating law enforcement on the effects of abuse can aide in collecting evidence. He will also talk about the investigator’s most important evidence, the victim.

·        June 19th, 2018 – Woodward, OK – High Plains Technology Center


·        June 20th, 2018 – McAlister, OK – Kiamichi Technology Center



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