Principal and Clinical Psychologist Michael Bourke, Ph.D., PLLC
How can you more effectively identify victims of child exploitation and trafficking during a seven-minute traffic stop? Are there indicators you might be missing? Presenters from Texas Department of Public Safety and Dr. Michael Bourke will present an innovative program designed to combat all types of child victimization during front-line officer encounters. They will share techniques that can be coupled with routine police practices to significantly increase the likelihood of identifying victimized children and their offenders. The workshop will include examples of cases where officers used these interdiction techniques to rescue children.
Utilize resources designed to combat the child sexual abuse material industry as well as relate data pertaining to offender demographics and behavior
Recognize the importance of the Interdiction for the Protection of Children program in relation to the initiative to fight crimes against children
Identify risks posed to children for sexual exploitation and recognize potential offenses related to child sexual exploitation and grooming techniques commonly used by offenders