Interviewing Child Victims with Disabilities Training Opportunity

Children and youth with disabilities are more likely than children and youth without disabilities to experience physical abuse resulting in bodily injury and to experience serious sexual offenses including those involving repeated abuse, use of force and threats. Studies have long established that children with disabilities are disproportionately criminally victimized. Specifically, the rate of violence experienced by children with disabilities is almost triple the rate compared to children without disabilities.

Therefore, communicating effectively with children and youth with autism, intellectual disabilities and communication disabilities is critical. Understanding and communicating effectively with children with disabilities who come into contact with the criminal justice system are necessary skills for child protective services, law enforcement, children’s advocacy center staff, and other social service personnel.

In order to support the response to child victims with disabilities, the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families is sponsoring this training opportunity. The participants in this training will develop a broader understanding of children with disabilities as well as new strategies for effective interviewing and communicating. Child protective services, law enforcement, children’s advocacy center staff, and other social service personnel are encouraged to attend this course.

The fee is $50.00 to attend this training. Lunch, snacks and a handout packet are provided to each registered participant who attends the training.

FOUR TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE. PLEASE CLICK ON THE SESSION YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING FOR REGISTRATION INFORMATION.

APRIL 2-3, 2019: HOLIDAY INN, STEVENS POINT

JUNE 13-14, 2019: METROPOLIS RESORT WEST, EAU CLAIRE

AUGUST 21-22, 2019: CROWNE PLAZA, MADISON

OCTOBER 3-4,2019: THE INGLESIDE HOTEL, PEWAUKEE

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April 2-3, 2019: Holiday Inn, Stevens Point

Registration

For those with PDS Online accounts – please register for the session by logging into your PDS Online account and searching for this session.
For those without a PDS Online account, please complete the form at this link, clicking the arrow box at the bottom of this page to submit your registration.

Training Location

Holiday Inn in Stevens Point, located at: 1001 Amber Ave., Stevens Point, WI 54482; phone (715) 344-0200.

Training details

Registration begins at 8:30 AM both days, with the session starting at 9:00 AM.

  • On 4/2, the training day is from 9 AM – 4 PM
  • On 4/3, the training day is from 9 AM – 3 PM

Morning and afternoon refreshments and lunch are provided both days.

Hotel information

There is a room block in place at the Holiday Inn until March 17, 2019: reservations can be made online by using the following link: WCWPDS

If you prefer to make reservations by phone, please call 1-715-344-0200 and press #3.  When making reservations, please reference the group name WI Child Welfare Professional Development System – WCWPDS; the Group Block Code: CHI.  The costs of the room is $82 per night ($109 per night double occupancy).

Who to contact with registration questions

Please contact the WCWPDS Office at email office@wcwpds.wisc.edu or call (608) 890-3965 if you have any questions

June 13-14, 2019: Metropolis Resort West, Eau Claire

Registration

For those with PDS Online accounts – please register for the session by logging into your PDS Online account and searching for this session.
For those without a PDS Online account, please complete the form at this link, clicking the arrow box at the bottom of this page to submit your registration.

Registration will close on June 6th.

Training Location

Metropolis Resort in Eau Claire, located at: 5150 Fairview Dr., Eau Claire, WI 54701; phone (833) 373-6916.

Training details

Registration begins at 8:30 AM both days, with the session starting at 9:00 AM.

  • On 6/13, the training day is from 9 AM – 4 PM
  • On 6/14, the training day is from 9 AM – 3 PM

Morning and afternoon refreshments and lunch are provided both days.

Hotel information

There is a room block in place at the Metropolis Resort until May 14, 2019; please reference “WI Child Welfare Professional Development System – Interviewing Child Victims with Disabilities” when contacting the hotel (1-833-373-6916) in order to request one of the $82 per night ($91 per night double occupancy) state rate rooms that are part of the room block.

Who to contact with registration questions

Please contact the WCWPDS Office at email office@wcwpds.wisc.edu or call (608) 890-3965 if you have any questions

August 21-22, 2019: Crowne Plaza, Madison

Registration

For those with PDS Online accounts – please register for the session by logging into your PDS Online account and searching for this session.
For those without a PDS Online account, please complete the form at this link, clicking the arrow box at the bottom of this page to submit your registration.

Registration will close on August 14th.

Training Location

Crowne Plaza in Madison, located at: 4402 E Washington Ave., Madison, WI 53704; phone (608) 244-4703.

Training details

Registration begins at 8:30 AM both days, with the session starting at 9:00 AM.

  • On 8/21, the training day is from 9 AM – 4 PM
  • On 8/22, the training day is from 9 AM – 3 PM

Morning and afternoon refreshments and lunch are provided both days.

Hotel information

There is a room block in place at the Crowne Plaza until July 22, 2019; please reference “WI Child Welfare – Interviewing Child Victims with Disabilities” when contacting the hotel (1-608-244-4703) in order to request one of the $82 per night ($91 per night double occupancy) state rate rooms that are part of the room block.

Who to contact with registration questions

Please contact the WCWPDS Office at email office@wcwpds.wisc.edu or call (608) 890-3965 if you have any questions

October 3-4, 2019: The Ingleside Hotel, Pewaukee

Registration

For those with PDS Online accounts – please register for the session by logging into your PDS Online account and searching for this session.
For those without a PDS Online account, please complete the form at this link, clicking the arrow box at the bottom of this page to submit your registration.

Registration will close on September 26th.

Training Location

The Ingleside Hotel, located at: 2810 Golf Rd., Pewaukee, WI 53072; phone (262) 547-0201.

Training details

Registration begins at 8:30 AM both days, with the session starting at 9:00 AM.

  • On 10/3, the training day is from 9 AM – 4 PM
  • On 10/4, the training day is from 9 AM – 3 PM

Morning and afternoon refreshments and lunch are provided both days.

Hotel information

There is a room block in place at the Ingleside Hotel until September 3, 2019; please reference “WI Child Welfare Professional Development System – Interviewing Child Victims with Disabilities” when contacting the hotel (1-262-547-0201) in order to request one of the $90 per night ($91 per night double occupancy) state rate rooms that are part of the room block.

Who to contact with registration questions

Please contact the WCWPDS Office at email office@wcwpds.wisc.edu or call (608) 890-3965 if you have any questions