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Sunday, December 26, 2010

Know Thy Enemy--What is NCPTC??

I can truly say the internet is quite a flow of inter-linking connections. Just a bit ago, one of my fellow advocates gave me a link to another blog, who is also interested in Family and Children issues. In my curiosity, I took a peek at this blog>> http://beverlytran.blogspot.com/.

As one of the latest blogs, relating to reports, I returned these comments to my fellow advocate, which I thought I would share with others:
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Not really sure if I should say thank you since the one of the latest references, of Bev's Blog, breaks my heart when the author, Victor I Vieth, of this reference speaks of What is needed to "Improve"?? our Mandated Reporters and even suggests criminalizing Poverty, as Bev eluded to. (See Victor's bio below)

And actually the report Bev gave>> Unto the Third Generation: A Call to End Child Abuse in the United States within 120 Years (revised and exp...
is indeed a keeper.

A Keeper to compare it against the 1998 research study, I have previously mentioned to the group and in blogs:
Child Protection at the Crossroads: Child Abuse, Child Protection, and Recommendations for Reform (03/31/1998)
 

And here is yet another comment, relating to Reform, from this study, "Child Protection at the Crossroads" Truly a MAJOR conflict of Victor's beliefs:

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"Repeal mandatory reporting laws that are in effect in all the states.
Mandatory reporting laws, designed to encourage those who work with children to report incidents of maltreatment, have had two negative effects.

  • First, they encourage unnecessary reporting because professionals must report all of their suspicions under threat of prosecution. While such prosecutions are rare, one shouldn’t have to report suspicions. Reporting should be restricted to more concrete evidence of a crime. 
  • Second, mandatory reporting discourages fellow citizens from taking positive neighborhood action with families in trouble. Citizens tend to consider that their responsibilities have been met when they call an anonymous hotline, because that is what the law tells them to do. Knocking on the door and offering help to a family, which is troubled, but not engaged in criminal behavior, may be the more appropriate alternative."
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I looked up the author, Victor I Vieth, as the report given by Bev, and here are his qualifications. I wonder if he has any children?? (Link: http://www.ncptc.org/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC={F7FF2FCA-B93C-472F-A1D7-410DC956F4DC}&DE={0DAD41FF-5786-4A7B-9B8A-386F057BE49F} )
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Victor Vieth serves as the Director of the National Child Protection Training Center (NCPTC), a state of the art training complex located on the campus of Winona State University (WSU). NCPTC includes five moot court rooms, four forensic interview rooms and a "mock house" in which to conduct simulated child abuse investigations. NCPTC staff provides intensive instruction for undergraduate students and current professionals in the field on how to better recognize, react, and respond to children who are being abused.
Victor graduated Magna Cum Laude from WSU and earned his Juris Doctor from Hamline University School of Law (HUSL). While studying at HUSL, he received the American Jurisprudence award for achievement in the study of Constitutional law and served as editor-in-chief of the Law Review.

He has trained thousands of child protection professionals from all 50 states, two U.S. Territories, and 17 countries on numerous topics pertaining to child abuse investigations, prosecutions and prevention. He gained national recognition for his work in addressing child abuse in small communities as a prosecutor in rural Minnesota. Victor has been named to the President’s Honor Roll of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children. The Young Lawyers Division of the American Bar Association named him one of "21 Young Lawyers Leading us Into the 21st Century." 

He has published countless articles related to the investigation, prosecution and prevention of child abuse and neglect. Victor is also the author of Unto the Third Generation, a bold initiative that outlines the necessary steps we must all take to eliminate child abuse in America in three generations.
Victor's Topics:
Keynote: 

  • Unto the Third Generation: A Call to End Child Abuse in three Generations
Child Abuse:

  • Investigation and/or Prosecution of Child Abuse & Neglect (4 hours)
  • Recantation in Cases of Child Abuse
  • Preparing Children for Court
  • Assessing Allegations in Pre or Non-Verbal Children
  • Memory & Suggestibility / Defending the Investigative Interview
  • Juvenile Sex Offenders
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Corroborating Evidence
Expert Witness Topics:
  • Preparing for and Testifying as an Expert Witness
  • Cross-examination of the Expert Witness
  • When the Smoke Clears: Cross-Examination of the the Defense Expert's Attack on a Forensic Interview
Trial Advocacy Topics:
  • Ethical Issues for Civil Child Protection Attorneys
  • Preparing for and Testifying in Court
  • Trial Strategies in Civil Child Protection Cases
  • A Children’s Bill of Rights:  Seven Pre-Trial Motions Prosecutors Should Routinely File in Cases of Child Maltreatment
General Topics:
  • Developing Effective Multi-Disciplinary Teams
  • Cultural Diversity in the Forensic Interview Process
  • A Call for Collaboration Between the Faith and Child Protective Communities
  • The Impact of Child Abuse on Spirituality
  • Table Talk: A Conversation About the Future of Children's Advocacy Centers in the US
  • In My Neighbor's House
Testimonials
"Victor Vieth hits a home run every time he steps up to the plate.  You leave anxious to come back and hear him again."
"A powerful presenter.  He obviously loves what he does."
"Victor Vieth's presentations are a MUST for professionals working child abuse cases."
"Engaging, inspirational and entertaining, thoroughly enjoyed the workshop."
To request Victor Vieth for a training, or for additional information and fees, contact Angel Hoskin, Executive Assistant:
angelica.hoskin@ncptc.org
507-457-2891
Attached Document or FileVictor_Vieth_Bio 5-10.pdf  Victor Vieth, Bio

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Of course, you knew that more than likely, one of us would enjoy this blog, also??
 


Downloads
 Documents:
    Unto the Third Generation

    Child Protection at the Crossroads
 Video:
    FLV format>> http://nfpcar.org/Archive/NCAC/NCAC%20Academy%20Online.flv

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