Forensic Video Interviews
When children disclose sexual or physical abuse it is common for them to undergo a forensic interview at Wynona’s House with a professional who has received specialized training and certification. A forensic interview is a structured conversation that is video-taped and designed to obtain information from the child about an event the child has experienced. Forensic interviews are used to reach a fair disposition in criminal, family or juvenile law cases and have helped increase successful, quicker prosecutions and longer sentences. Wynona’s House retains the only certified civilian forensic interviewer in New Jersey. She is bi-lingual and utilizes the Child First / Finding Words model.
The Wynona’s House Child Advocacy Center National Summit on Child Abuse and Neglect in New Jersey educates the national community on the multi-disciplinary team approach and the innovative best practices of Child Advocacy Centers to most effectively address the prevention, investigation, prosecution and treatment of child abuse and neglect.
NATIONAL SUMMIT 2015
The 2015 summit, “Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation of Children and Youth in the United States” (link to Summit website) will engage, educate, and empower 500 attendees by featuring speakers and workshops that address pressing issues in the comprehensive response to the sexual exploitation of children and youth for profit. The Summit will enhance inter-agency and cross-systems collaborations and improve community response to child sexual exploitation and human trafficking by addressing elements of prevention, investigation, prosecution and treatment of child sex trafficking. Join us on April 28, 2015.
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NATIONAL SUMMIT 2014
Wynona’s House successfully hosted its first Summit in April 2014. The theme was “Invisible No More.” More than 300 attendees took a stand at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. The event featured prominent state and federal officials, child advocates, and legal and medical professionals who spoke on the national epidemic that is child abuse and neglect, an issue that effects over six million child victims each year. Speakers included New Jersey Attorney State Paul Fishman, Senator Cory Booker, Senator Stephen Sweeney, DCF Commissioner Allison Blake, Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray, First Assistant Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino, and renowned expert Dr. Robert Anda.
COMMUNITY AWARENESS & PREVENTION
Wynona’s House staff are involved in the community to raise awareness and provide prevention education, including motivating by-standers to become reporters and champions for children. Please contact us if you would like to sponsor training for your organization, school, agency or business.