The Most Comprehensive Child Abuse Training Seminars in the World

Robert Hugh Farley MS, the principal of Farley International, provides unparalleled, state of the art training in child abuse investigative techniques. He has conducted thousands of training seminars and webinars in all 50 states for the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, National Children's Advocacy Center, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, U.S. Department of Defense, VIRTUS and John E. Reid and Associates.

Additionally, Robert Hugh Farley has conducted international training seminars in 22 different countries for INTERPOL, the Microsoft Corporation, the U.S. Department of Defense and the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children. As a result of his unique training curriculum, the numerous investigative techniques he developed have been implemented by thousands of police departments, child protection agencies, child advocacy centers and prosecutors throughout the world.

Robert Hugh Farley in Istanbul, Turkey, presenting on the topic of conducting Computer Facilitated Crimes against Children investigations for INTERPOL and Microsoft.


Child Abuse Investigative Techniques Training Seminars for Professionals

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Core Child Abuse Training Seminars Presented by Farley International

1. Physical Child Abuse Injury Reconstruction Techniques
  (3 hours - 1 day)

Robert Hugh Farley MS presents an intensive training seminar that will focus on non-accidental injuries inflicted on children. The seminar will emphasize the specific techniques that may be used by the investigator in the assessment, investigation and reconstruction of cases involving soft tissue injuries such as bruises, lacerations and burns. In addition, the various weapons utilized by the offender in child abuse situations will also be identified and discussed. The seminar will also address the circumstances and evaluation of deprived and neglected children. Lastly, the curriculum offers case illustrations that encourage hands on participation by the student.

2. Emerging Trends in Child Sexual Abuse Investigations: Multi-Disciplinary "Team" Child Abuse Investigative Techniques
  (1.5 hours - 1 day)

Robert Hugh Farley MS presents an innovative training seminar that addresses the investigation of child sexual abuse and looks at the "compliant victim." The seminar explores the strategic planning that is required in conducting a step-by-step and comprehensive investigation of the circumstances in suspected child sexual abuse cases along with accountability issues pertaining to the caretaker and other family members. The seminar also examines the identification of potential corroborating witnesses, the joint collection of essential facts and the recognition and recovery of different types of specific corroborating evidence all of which often narrow the focus of the investigation to a specific suspect, while at the same, time anticipating a possible defense. Lastly, the seminar identifies the roles and responsibilities of all of the members of the Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) while stressing the importance of information sharing during an investigation.

3. Critical Conversations for Child Maltreatment: Interviewing the Suspect, the Caretaker and the Victim
  (3.0 hours - 1 day)

Robert Hugh Farley MS presents a rigorous training seminar that addresses the investigation of child maltreatment by demonstrating a variety of techniques for one-on-one dialogue with the suspect, the caretaker and the victim. Utilizing lecture, class discussion and role playing, this seminar will supply the student with the necessary tools and skills to develop an initial strategy to ?et the target of the interview to talk.?Following proper theme development and appropriate delivery by the interviewer, the seminar will also demonstrate how to move a guilty suspect past the stages of lies and deception in order to provide a complete, full admission and finally a confession. The seminar also examines the identification and collection of essential facts and the recognition and recovery of different types of specific corroborating evidence.

4. Investigating Technology Facilitated Crimes against Children
  (1.5 hours - 1 day)

Robert Hugh Farley MS presents a state of the art training seminar that illustrates the ever growing problem of child molesters who target children via the Internet, smart phones and other technology. The seminar will identify and then illustrate the methodologies and seduction techniques employed by the child molester in the various social networking sites, the World Wide Web, a variety of device Apps and the Deep Web. Additionally, the seminar examines the topics of child erotica, child pornography, and their use by the child molester. Examples of technology facilitated child victims will also be addressed. Lastly, the seminar presents interview techniques that can be used specifically in child sexual exploitation investigations involving the technology facilitated child sexual predator or the preferential child molester.

Specialized Child Abuse Training Seminars Presented by Farley International

5. Undercover as a Pedophile: Six Years in Their Shoes
  (1.5 hours)

The term child molester is fairly common and is frequently used by the public. Robert Hugh Farley MS, who worked undercover as a pedophile for six years, in a federal strike force, in a three state area, presents an eye opening seminar that explores the distorted world, the rationalizations and the behavioral dynamics of those individuals who sexually abuse children. The seminar will identify and then discuss the methodologies and seduction techniques employed by the pedophile, the situational child molester, the preferential child molester and the technology facilitated child sexual predator. Lastly, the seminar examines the topics of child erotica, child pornography, trophies and their use by the child molester.

6. Understanding Child Sexual Abuse and the Technology Facilitated "Compliant Victim"
  (1.5 hours)

Children and teens have changed their way of thinking about personal issues and about communication. As a result, some victims of child sexual abuse have been referred to as "compliant victims." Robert Hugh Farley MS addresses the investigation of child sexual exploitation and looks at the role of technology and the "compliant victim." The methodologies and grooming techniques employed by the technology facilitated child sexual predator using social media, smart phone apps and on the Internet are identified and illustrated. In addition, prosecution issues for this type of victimization will be addressed.

7. Freehand Drawings: A Clarification Technique for Child Abuse Investigations
  (1.5 hours)

Utilizing sensitive and poignant vignettes, Robert Hugh Farley MS presents visual illustrations of sexual abuse and violent behavior not only received, but also witnessed by children and young people. Freehand drawings can provide victims of child maltreatment with a canvas to safely project and describe their experiences. Additionally, the drawings can provide valuable information for the forensic interviewer, investigators, prosecutors and treatment providers.

What Type of Training is best for me?

Each of Farley International's Core or Specialized child abuse training seminars is flexible so that they may be presented in as little as 90 minutes or as much as one full day in length. Any of the seminar topics may also be utilized for a key note address or a plenary session. Based on the needs of your agency, MDT or community, each seminar may also be customized to address your specific requirements or issues.

Upon completion of a Farley International training seminar the participant will have been provided with the necessary tools to respond quickly, skillfully and with sensitivity to a child abuse allegation.

For more information or to schedule a training seminar please contact Farley International

Telephone: (001) 847-331-7134

Email: farleyintl@hotmail.com

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