Enhancing Police Responses to Children Exposed to Violence: A Toolkit for Law Enforcement

Event Date: 
September 27, 2017 -
03:00pm to 04:30pm
EDT

Focused on the new OJJDP-funded toolkit developed by the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the Yale Child Study Center. The "Enhancing Police Responses to Children Exposed to Violence" toolkit was designed to equip law enforcement professionals with resources to address children exposed to violence, build positive police-community relations, increase officer safety, and enhance officers’ sense of professional efficacy. Presenters discussed the issue of children exposed to violence, the role of the police officer in the life of these children, and the 13 tools that comprise the toolkit. As a result of this webinar, participants will be able to recognize the role of police in identifying and responding to children following exposure to violence and overwhelming events; describe how this role aligns with the mission and duties of law enforcement; explain how the role of police in identifying and responding to children exposed to violence can strengthen police-community relations, increase officer safety and break the cycle of violence and victimization in homes, neighborhoods and communities; and utilize the tools within the Toolkit in their roles as police officers in their communities.