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Please scroll down to find presentations from our Complex Homicide program.


If your team is interested in a presentation on any of the topics below, please

contact us here.  Please click each presenter's name for their full bio.

"Case Study: Cleveland's Partnership Serving Homicide Co-Victims"

This training will discuss the partnership between the Cleveland Homicide Police Department and a mental health agency called Frontline Service. It will review the benefits of having a victim advocate embedded in the homicide unit and how having that partnership helps detectives respond to families and communities after the loss of a loved one.


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"Case Study: Responding to the Pulse Nightclub Shooting"

This workshop talks about the law enforcement response to the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida, including the challenges they faced and lessons learned during and after the shooting.

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"Case Study: Victim and Family Assistance Efforts in Response to the Pulse Nightclub Shooting"

Immediately following the June 12, 2016 Pulse tragedy that took the lives of 49 people and injured more than 50, Kathy was tasked with coordinating the Family Assistance Center (FAC) which co-located 35 different agencies to help address the immediate needs and provide information, support and resources to the Pulse victims and family members.  This workshop will talk about how the FAC was started and what partners were made and what was learned from the Pulse Nightclub Shooting. It is presented by Kathy DeVault, who serves as Director of Strategic Partnerships for Mayor Buddy Dyer and the City of Orlando.

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"Culture at the Center: Working with Immigrant Crime Victims and Their Families"

Participants will learn how to work with immigrant survivors of crime and the impact that various cultures can have on victims of crime. Participants will be able to understand different dynamics and identify barriers that may arise for immigrant victims, and will learn about legal and other remedies that can help to address them.

"Domestic Violence-Related Homicide in Philadelphia: Using a Fatality Review to Understand and Respond to Complex Homicides"

This workshop will talk about what is needed to start a domestic violence (DV) fatality review team and what partners may be needed. Participants will learn what a DV fatality review team can do and how they can add to the work MDT’s, and will share some positive outcomes.

"Evidence-Based Treatments for Traumatic Grief"

Participants will understand common trauma response to homicide and the various different evidence based treatments advocates, social workers, and therapists can use when working with families of homicide


"Guided Principles of Trauma-Informed Care"

Participants will learn about the 6 key principles of Trauma-Informed approach when helping victims of crime and how this can help their organization in being trauma-informed.

"Gullah Geechee Communities: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives"

This presentation shares information about the history of the Gullah Geechee community and how to assist crime victims who are part of this community, primarily residing in Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina.

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"Impact of Intra-Familial Homicide on Families and Communities"

This training will equip Institutional Stakeholders and victim advocates with a framework for understanding the complexities of Intra-Familial Homicide and provide tools and best practices for co-victims and families of intra-familial homicides that are coordinated, consistent and compassionate.


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"Meaningful Access for Latinx Survivors"

Participants will learn about how their organization can be more accessible in their service to victims with limited English proficiency (LEP). Participants will learn how to better understand and meet obligations in providing language access.

"Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Victim Assistance Training Institute (VATI) Training"

As the nation’s largest victim services organization providing services to victims of drunk and drugged driving, MADD trains victim advocates and community partners on the best practices for providing support to fit these underserved victim populations.  Specific topics such as The Aftermath of Substance Impaired Driving Homicide and Injury, Prosecutions Role and Law Enforcement’s Response to Impaired Driving all focus on how service providers can support victims of these crimes.   For more information about our services or training click here or reach out directly at

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"Providing Death Notification to Next of Kin"

This training will enable first responders to deliver more compassionate, survivor-centered death notifications to next of kin. Participants will understand the impact of working with traumatized individuals and families.

"Skills for Psychological Recovery"

Skills for Psychological Recovery (SPR) is an evidence-based skills-training intervention, which utilizes components from cognitive-behavioral treatments for trauma-related mental health problems to help facilitate recovery and enhance functioning in the aftermath of a traumatic event. This workshop is designed to provide clinicians, health care providers, first responders, victim advocates, and other professionals with the skills and education to help accelerate recovery and increase self-efficacy in victims of crime.

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"Transgender Equality and Engagement"

The training will focus on the complexities of the transgender and gender non-conforming communities, as these individuals are at a higher risk to experience violence, murder, and be involved in abusive relationships. By understanding vocabulary, adversities, and experiences within the diverse transgender and gender non-conforming community, allies can be better prepared to assist through the use of harm reduction and facilitating between families and communities that have witnessed violence towards a transgender family member or friend.

"Trauma and Grief Component Therapy"

This is a 2-day training in Trauma and Grief Component Therapy (TGCT), focusing on the intervention objectives and practice elements contained within each module and involves hands-on exercises designed to teach clinicians how to implement the treatment.

What is TGCT?  Click here to find out.

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"Traumatic Grief in Children and Adolescents"

Participants will understand the differences between grief and trauma in children and adolescents, and will learn how to assist them during difficult times. The training will also discuss complex and generational trauma.

"Intervention After Notification"

Participants will learn about best practices after a family receives a death notification. They will receive information about common stressors and what to do to assist a family after they have lost a loved one to homicide.

"Introduction to Prolonged Exposure for PTSD & Evidence Based Approaches for Traumatic Grief"

This workshop will provide clinicians with an introduction to the basic concepts of prolonged exposure, including conducting in vivo and imaginal exposures, as well as how to organize sessions.  Participants will have an opportunity to observe role play examples and practice skills.

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"Working with Distressed Victims/Survivors and Bereavement 101"

This training will discuss best practices when working with victims who are distressed and techniques to help victims during a difficult time. Participants will also learn about what bereavement is and the basic techniques to assist victims who are grieving.

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"You must be a saint! Nope, just a victim services provider"

This training discusses the various forms of vicarious trauma and how to be able to identify them. Participants will learn how to take better care of themselves when dealing with vicarious trauma from the work they do when assisting victims of homicide, as well as other crimes.


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