Mental Health Professionals are a key part of implementing wellness programs for individuals. SHIFT Wellness and the Innocent Justice Foundation's goal is assist where we can to get mental health resources for those that need them. Today, we do that mainly through building awareness and education. Through our Psycho-Educational Programs (PEP) for Mental Health Professionals, you can get a better understanding about what those who investigate child exploitation and abuse experience, which is the first step of getting involved in this fields. For those who already have experience in the field, please contact us to explore opportunities to become a trainer for SHIFT Wellness. You will find useful guides and information on this site.
An Investigator's Story: A look into vicarious trauma and the child pornography investigator. The author provides recommendations which he believes will reduce the negative effects caused by investigating child pornography.
Tools and techniques you need in order to keep healthy and continue to investigate crimes against children. We highlight a new stress reduction technique each month, with each week focusing on a different topic around that technique.
The Vermont Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force has been one of the first ICAC task forces to implement a mental health and wellness program. This is the story of some of their challenges and successes in the last two years.
MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL TOOLBOX
Vermont ICAC Initial Interview Statement of Understanding
Vermont's Mental Health Professionals Initial Interview Questions
Vermont Evaluation of wellness training and mental health professional
90% of the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task forces surveyed reported that a strong family and friend base contributed to staying healthy. This guide provides advice and support to family and friends of exposed individuals.
Signs and symptoms of vicarious trauma