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Working with Victims and Survivors of CSAM for Law Enforcement

This training series educates law enforcement on how to best support victims and survivors of CSAM. NCMEC developed this training series in collaboration with adult survivors, law enforcement, caregivers, attorneys, forensic interviewers, and many others in this field.

Topics covered in this series include:

• Unique challenges that exist for survivors of CSAM. • Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM) and how it's different from Child Sexual Abuse (CSA).

• Importance of respecting survivors’ choice, consent, and control.

• Making first contact with the victim and/or their family and how to navigate interest from the media.

• Best practices for establishing, maintaining, and ending long-term communication with survivors of CSAM.

• NCMEC's resources that best support survivors of CSAM, especially regarding their safety, security, and privacy.

  • Understanding CSAM and Its Impacts

    Contains 2 Component(s)

    This introductory training is the first in a series of modules on Working with Victims and Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM). NCMEC developed this training in collaboration with adult survivors, law enforcement, caregivers, attorneys, forensic interviewers, and many others in this field. It’s our hope that the recommendations in this training aid you in supporting victims of CSAM.

    This introductory training is the first in a series of modules on Working with Victims and Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM). NCMEC developed this training in collaboration with adult survivors, law enforcement, caregivers, attorneys, forensic interviewers, and many others in this field. It’s our hope that the recommendations in this training aid you in supporting victims of CSAM.

    Topics covered in this training include:
    • Describing the unique challenges that exist for survivors of CSAM.
    • Defining Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM) and how it's different from Child Sexual Abuse (CSA).
    • Recognizing the importance of respecting survivors’ choice, consent, and control.
    • Identifying NCMEC's resources that best support survivors of CSAM.

  • Making First Contact and Victim Communication in CSAM Cases

    Contains 2 Component(s)

    This training is one in a series of modules on Working with Victims and Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM). NCMEC developed this training in collaboration with adult survivors, law enforcement, caregivers, attorneys, forensic interviewers, and many others in this field. It’s our hope that the recommendations in this training aid law enforcement in supporting victims of CSAM.

    This training is one in a series of modules to educate law enforcement on how to best support victims and survivors of CSAM. The training builds upon the foundational module, Understanding CSAM and Its Impacts, and the theme of choice, consent, and control. NCMEC developed this training in collaboration with adult survivors, law enforcement, caregivers, attorneys, forensic interviewers, and many others in this field.

    Topics covered in this training include:
    • Describing the importance of first contact with the victim and/or their family and how to navigate interest from the media.
    • Identifying NCMEC's resources and other services that best support survivors of CSAM regarding their safety, security, and privacy.
    • Defining best practices for establishing, maintaining, and ending long-term communication with survivors of CSAM.