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The Children's Advocacy Center has a couple of training opportunities available for anyone who may work with children, or law enforcement and other agencies.

The first is a special three hour training that can be done at any time. Judy Brucker, Executive Director of the Children's Advocacy Center explains they can set up a time to come to an organization or agency to train adults to understand the issues related to child sexual abuse.

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The training provides things for adults who lead young kids what to do or not to do. Brucker says it also give them training on what to do if a situation arises or they suspect something is happening. Brucker says they want to put the protection of the kids on the adults who lead them.

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In early November, the Advocacy Center will host a training for law enforcement officials or other agencies on the advanced child abuse investigative techniques. Brucker says the training will outline all the things that go on in an investigation and why it is important for each group to work together through the whole process.

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The training is November 8 and each year they try to bring in a nationally recognized speaker and this year's speaker is Bob Farley. Brucker explains he is a retired Cook County Deputy Sheriff and U.S. Marshall. He has spent his career specializing in child abuse investigations and reconstruction.

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Seating is limited for the November 8 event which goes from 8 am until 4 pm and is a one day training.

For more information on either training opportunities, you can contact the Brucker at the Advocacy Center at 309-888-5656.

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