Upcoming events

    • 02/16/2022
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Virtual with ZOOM
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    Idaho Network of Children's Advocacy Center's one-hour lunch and learn training sessions are free and offered to anyone in the state of Idaho who works in child serving professions.

    Speaker - Adrienne Isom, FBI Behavioral Analysis Unit

    Speaker's Bio:

    Supervisory Special Agent Adrienne Isom is a member of the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit where she has been assigned for more than 10 years. In this capacity, SSA Isom provides operational support to local, state, Federal and international law enforcement agencies investigating crimes committed against child victims and conducts research regarding offenders who sexually exploit children and those responsible for the abduction/murder of a child. Prior to joining the BAU, SSA Isom was assigned to the FBI Los Angeles Division’s Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement Team for over nine years where she investigated crimes against children, including the online exploitation of children, juvenile sex trafficking, and child sex tourism. SSA Isom holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Indiana University, a master’s degree in Criminology from Indiana State University, and a master’s degree in Forensic Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Prior to her employment with the FBI, SSA Isom was a probation officer in Indiana for seven years and served as a volunteer Guardian Ad Litem on child neglect, child abuse, and custody cases.

    Session Description:

    During this course, participants will learn the characteristics of child abductors and why/how they commit their crimes. Through case examples, offender video clips, and research results, participants will better understand this unique population of offenders, their victim selection techniques, characteristics of their offending behavior, and post-offense behaviors.

    This training may not be recorded

    Law Enforcement may receive POST credit through your organization

    • 03/07/2022
    • 8:00 AM (PST)
    • 03/10/2022
    • 5:00 PM (PST)
    • LillyBrooke Family Justice Center, Sandpoint, ID
    • 0

    The Idaho Network of Children’s Advocacy Centers (INCAC) contracts with trainers to provide instruction in the Utah CJC FIT. Your application will not be processed unless your completed application (including all requirements listed), and the $500 tuition fee has been received. If your application is not accepted for this training, your application fee will be returned to you. You may pay the fee on this website or mail a check made out to INCAC.

    Please CLICK HERE to download the required application form.  This form and payment must be received within 30 days of your registration in order to officially complete application.  Please scan and email your completed application to sonjah@cacidaho.org, or mail to INCAC, 417 6th Street, Boise, ID  83702. 

    Training will be held from 8:00am to 5:00pm each day. Snacks will be provided on these days. Lunch will be on your own.  


    • 03/22/2022
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Virtual with ZOOM
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    Idaho Network of Children's Advocacy Center's one-hour lunch and learn training sessions are free and offered to anyone in the state of Idaho who works in child serving professions.

    Speaker - Kaitlin Lounsbury, Program Evaluation Coordinator for the National Children’s Alliance

    Speaker's Bio:

    Kaitlin Lounsbury is the Program Evaluation Coordinator for the National Children’s Alliance. Her work is dedicated to helping our field demonstrate the impact of services provided by Children’s Advocacy Centers. This includes NCA's Outcome Measurement System (OMS) to evaluate the impact of services and remaining needs, helping to improve CAC practices for families and multidisciplinary team professionals involved in the response to child maltreatment. Her background includes academic research with a focus on child abuse interventions and direct service work as a counselor, providing a blended skillset to help child-serving organizations effectively measure their work and improve practices

    Session Description:

    The Outcome Measurement System (OMS) is a nationally standardized, research-based set of surveys designed for CACs to gather feedback from youth, families, and multidisciplinary team partners. In this refresher training, we will start by discussing the purpose of the program, the variety of methods available to gather this feedback, and best practices for each method, with a focus on how overcome potential barriers and pursue approaches that work best for each community. We will then explore ways that CACs can use this feedback in combination with other sources to guide improvements to services, demonstrate the need for additional resources, and raise awareness about the positive impact of CACs.

    This training will be recorded


    • 04/05/2022
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Virtual with ZOOM
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    Idaho Network of Children's Advocacy Center's one-hour lunch and learn training sessions are free and offered to anyone in the state of Idaho who works in child serving professions.

    Speaker - Jean Fisher

    Speaker's Bio:

    Jean Fisher served as Chief Deputy for the Special Crimes Unit in the Ada County Prosecutor’s Office and the COO of Faces of Hope Victim Center. Ms. Fisher has specialized prosecuting child and adult sex offenders. She served on the Idaho Sex Offender Management Board for 12 years. She retired in November of 2021 after 33 years and now serves as Director of Curriculum for Building Hope Today, a registered non-profit , specializing in MDT trainings on MDT development and collaboration and understanding sex Offender Grooming

    This training will be recorded


    • 05/11/2022
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Virtual with ZOOM
    Register

    Idaho Network of Children's Advocacy Center's one-hour lunch and learn training sessions are free and offered to anyone in the state of Idaho who works in child serving professions.

    Speaker - Adrienne Isom, FBI Behavioral Analysis Unit

    Speaker's Bio:

    Supervisory Special Agent Adrienne Isom is a member of the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit where she has been assigned for more than 10 years. In this capacity, SSA Isom provides operational support to local, state, Federal and international law enforcement agencies investigating crimes committed against child victims and conducts research regarding offenders who sexually exploit children and those responsible for the abduction/murder of a child. Prior to joining the BAU, SSA Isom was assigned to the FBI Los Angeles Division’s Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement Team for over nine years where she investigated crimes against children, including the online exploitation of children, juvenile sex trafficking, and child sex tourism. SSA Isom holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Indiana University, a master’s degree in Criminology from Indiana State University, and a master’s degree in Forensic Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Prior to her employment with the FBI, SSA Isom was a probation officer in Indiana for seven years and served as a volunteer Guardian Ad Litem on child neglect, child abuse, and custody cases.

    Session Description:

    During this course, participants will learn the characteristics of preferential child sex offenders and why/ how they commit their crimes. Through case examples, offender video clips, and research results, participants will better understand this unique population of offenders, their grooming behaviors, victim selection techniques and cognitive distortions they use to overcome internal conflict.

    This training may not be recorded

    Law Enforcement may receive POST credit through your organization

    • 06/15/2022
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Virtual with ZOOM
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    Idaho Network of Children's Advocacy Center's one-hour lunch and learn training sessions are free and offered to anyone in the state of Idaho who works in child serving professions.

    Speaker - Tammara Tarvin, Idaho Sheriffs' Association Programs Manager

    Speaker's Bio:

    Tammara L. Tarvin is a graduate of Eastern Oregon University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology/Sociology, Social Welfare Emphasis. She began her victim services career in 1997 employed by Hamilton, Michaelson and Hilty LLP as a Victim Witness Coordinator for Nampa, Caldwell, Middleton, and Parma Cities Prosecution contracts. Tammara completed the National Victim Assistance Academy in 2000. She began her current service as the Programs Manager for the Idaho Sheriffs’ Association (ISA) in 2010, overseeing the day to day operations of statewide services; Victim Information and Notification Every day (VINE), Offender Watch, Honorary Membership Program, and Detention Officer Training. Coordinating with other agencies and coworkers, Tammara assisted in establishing Prison Rape Elimination (PREA) Standards and Jail Suicide Prevention efforts in Idaho’s county jails. She is a member of Idaho Sexual Assault Kit and Idaho Coordinated Response teams as well as the Idaho Victim Witness Association where she sits on the Training Committee. Tammara obtained Idaho Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Instructor Certification in 2019. She speaks locally and nationally on VINE and PREA. Tammara is blessed with daughters Alexcia and Savannah, son-in-law Donnie, two-year old grandson Tristian and pound puppy Roscoe

    Session Description:

    VINE and Offender Watch: Victim Information Notification Every day VINE is a statewide automated service tied into all 36 Idaho County Jails, Idaho Department of Correction and Idaho Supreme Court data system known as ICourts. VINE provides real time custody release and daily court notifications. Offender Watch provides access to over 60% of the nations registered sex offenders. This session will provide practical uses for assisting victims and monitoring cases.

    POST credit is available

    This training will be recorded


Advocating on Behalf of Idaho’s Children

The Idaho Network of Children’s Advocacy Centers (INCAC) serves as one of the premier child welfare organizations in the state. We strive to provide support to communities across Idaho, by fostering the growth and development of Children’s Advocacy Centers. We accomplish this mission by raising awareness for child abuse, serving as a liaison with state agencies, and soliciting funding for the continued longevity of these important centers.

INCAC helps raise awareness in our communities by providing community training on various topics related to child abuse.  Education and awareness are key elements to preventing child abuse.  

Establishing Children’s Advocacy Centers and the continued support of these vital establishments serves as the primary focus of the Idaho Network of Children’s Advocacy Centers. Children’s Advocacy Centers unite law enforcement professionals, medical workers, and social service providers who cater to the needs of local children. Each center offers a unique assortment of child-related services, including the following activities that form the core of the center’s approach:

– Medical Examinations and Mental Health Evaluations
– Highly-Specialized Forensic Interviewing
– Collaborative Case Reviews
– Extensive Advocacy Services

Contact Us: 
417 6th Street
Boise, ID 83702
208.577.4451
sonjah@cacidaho.org

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