McComb, Illinois

January 10, 2013 – January 11, 2013 all-day

Interpersonnal Violence Response Team Training
Western Illinois University
Multicultural Center
Contact: Sean Dixon – 309-298-2383 –


Domestic/Sexual Violence Intervention, Effective Investigation, Community Collaboration and Response 

Day 1: Thursday, January 10, 2013

 Welcome and Introductions of Facilitator and Participants, and Overview of Workshop

(8:00 – 8:30 a.m.)

 The Realities of Violence Against Women – Assessing Lethality and Threats

(8:30 – 10:00 a.m.) 

This session exposes the participants to the reality of violence committed against women and the dangers to those who provide services to the victim/survivor.  The common characteristics of victim and offender, missed crimes, the reasons these crimes are missed, and the impacts of missing these crimes will be outlined.  Assessing the lethal risk to victims and the “threat” will be explored.  The participants will be guided through the verbal threat; its impact on the victim and how to build a view of seriousness using pre-incident indicators to violence. A profile of domestic related homicide using actual case examples and the common denominators in these fatal cases will also be discussed. 

Beyond the Obvious – Interpreting the Power, Control and Manipulation

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 

This session will enable the participants to see the offender manipulation through the eyes of the victim, law enforcement, advocate and its impact. This session will enhance the participants’ understanding of the power, control and manipulation tactics used against the victim and the service provider as well as probable cause, interpretation of injuries, justifiable self-defense and determining dominant/primary aggressor. 

LUNCH BREAK 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 

Examination of the Motive and Impact of Strangulation

12:30 – 1:00 p.m. 

At the completion of this session, the participants will have an in-depth understanding of the lethality of strangulation, identification of the subtle signs and symptoms, correct documentation, necessary steps for prosecution, and the skills for successfully interviewing a victim. 

What Should Happen and What You Should Expect from an Effective On-Scene Investigation

1:00 – 2:30 p.m. 

Through the use of interactive participation, case studies, and re-enactments, the participants will view the incident and crime scene through the eyes of the investigating officer. On completion of this session, the participants will understand the five objectives of an on-scene investigation, interviewing techniques, victim behaviors and offender motivation.  

In Her Shoes: Living with Domestic Violence 

2:30 – 4:00 p.m. 

A revolutionary community education exercise, In Her Shoes is designed for learning about domestic/ sexual violence. Participants move, do, think and experience the lives of battered women. This version is the original simulation which is great for educating a broad range of community and professional groups.

Day 2: Friday, January 11, 2013 

High Profile Offenders

8:00 – 9:00 a.m. 

Exploring the historical view of domestic and sexual violence within the police family will enable the participants to gain insight into the lack of accurate statistics, the unique characteristics of conducting investigations, nationally established standards for recruiting, training, corrective discipline and the continued need for implementation of policy.

Civil Liability in Domestic/Sexual Violence Incidents

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. 

This session will guide the participants through the legal authority and methods to managing liability using existing case law of “failure to protect” suits.  At the conclusion of this session, the participants will have a detailed understanding of the dangerousness, complexity and liability risk of domestic/sexual violence. 

Stalking and Counter-Stalking

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Stalking is often called the next phase in a violent relationship. This session will enlighten the participants to the growing crime of stalking in domestic/sexual violence incidents. The participants will have an improved understanding of stalking personalities and behavior, the impact on victims, level of danger, establishing probable cause, investigative tactics, understanding stalking with technology, counter-measures, prevention and safety planning. 

LUNCH BREAK 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. 

Finding and Helping the Hidden Victims
Responding to Children Exposed to Violence in the Home

1:00 – 1:30 p.m. 

Each year millions of children are exposed to violence in their homes, schools, and neighborhoods.  This session will illustrate to the participants the impact of the exposure, the challenges to intervention, best methods to conducting the interview and safety planning. 

Building a Community Coordinated Response to Domestic and Sexual Violence

1:30 – 4:00 p.m. 

This session will help participants cultivate a sharpened understanding of the importance and impact of community collaboration to ensure that the system works faster and better for victims/survivors, that they are protected and receive the services they need, and the offender is held accountable.  Special emphasis will be placed on recognizing obstacles, identifying resources, benefits of changing the system and action planning.

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