CSEC Webinar Series - Building Resiliency for Multidisciplinary Team Members working with Exploited and Abused Children
Recorded On: 12/04/2019
This webinar will address the impact of vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue on multidisciplinary team members working in the child abuse field and CSEC cases. The emphasis will be to (1) Identify signs and symptoms of vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue; (2) Discuss strategies to strengthen individual resilience; (3) Highlight organizational strategies.
Commander of the New Jersey Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force
John Pizzuro has 24 years, experience from the New Jersey State Police and in that role is The Commander of the New Jersey Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. In addition, to running a task force and overseeing 70 affiliate law enforcement agencies. John Pizzuro has successfully investigated, managed and supervised; Internet Crimes against Children, child exploitation, fraud involving non-profit and financial institutions, bribery, corruption, money laundering, tax evasion, organized crime, racketeering, homicide, terrorism, international narcotics and human trafficking.
As a result this extensive investigative experience has provided him with a unique perspective on human behavior, and a deep understanding of the pressure that is experienced by law enforcement, their families and the public.
John Pizzuro is certified as a Master Neuro Linguistic Practitioner and has an M.A. in Human Resource Development and Training. He frequently speaks to organizations and audiences on the stress that impacts the law enforcement community. John Pizzuro teaches about personal development, leadership, technology, communication and high impact performance. He inspires, motivates, and empowers audiences to transform their lives by altering their thinking.
Michele Mullen, LCSW is a Training Specialist with the Northeast Regional Children’s Advocacy Center. Michele provides training and technical assistance to developing and established CACs and MDTs in Massachusetts, New Jersey and Rhode Island. Michele joined NRCAC in September 2014 after 17 years with Norfolk Advocates for Children, a child advocacy center in partnership with the Norfolk District Attorney’s Office in Massachusetts. In addition to CSEC Training, Michele provides training on Multidisciplinary Team Development, Victim Advocacy, Vicarious Trauma, and National Children's Alliance Standards for Accreditation.