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Trauma-Informed Response for Sexual Assault Investigations Trainings

IACLEA is excited to reprise its Universal Issues Series training: Sexual Assault on Campus: A Trauma-Informed Response. The training focuses on educating public safety personnel on the effects of trauma on the human brain and behavior so that investigators handle interviews more compassionately…and more effectively.

The Association will provide the course at two member institutions: Southwest Tennessee Community College (Memphis), April 16–17; and San Diego State University, April 18–19.

The curriculum will cover realities for both victims and offenders; the science of trauma and how it impacts victims, including their recall of and reaction to the event; techniques to obtain information from victims who may be experiencing the effects of trauma; investigative strategies, including discussing consent; a discussion around Title IX, (including the new regulations and their impact on campus police and public safety), and how to work more effectively with campus and local partners.

A participant at the courses offered in April 2018, a detective, said of the training,

It’s easy to think there’s not much that can be taught that we haven’t already heard, only to find out we are sorely mistaken.”

Several other participants indicated that it was some of the best training that they had ever received.

IACLEA Director of Training Josh Bronson and retired Sergeant Jim Markey will co-facilitate the course. Markey has 30 years of law enforcement experience with the Phoenix Police Department, where for 14 years he supervised the sexual assault unit.

The training is valuable for sworn and non-sworn officers of both public and private, two- and four-year institutions. Whether your agency conducts full criminal investigations into sexual assault claims or you turn those investigations over to another agency, all personnel who interact with victims can benefit from this training. Title IX, conduct, and advocacy staff are encouraged to attend, as are partners from local police and prosecutor’s offices.

Registration for this valuable course is now OPEN.


Register for the Course at Southwest Tennessee Community College


Register for the Course at San Diego State University


Need more information? Have ideas for future trainings? Want this training in your area? We may be able to make that happen. Contact Director of Training Josh Bronson at 202-618-8277,

See all courses for which registration is open, including monthly free webinars, at

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