Multi-Disciplinary Team Training

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Building Hope Today provides nationwide childhood sexual abuse training and technical assistance
in grooming and delayed disclosure, victim advocacy and care, prevention and multi-disciplinary team effectiveness.



Northern Idaho
Multidisciplinary Teams

Moscow, ID



Dallas Crimes Against
Children Conference

Dallas, TX

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Southcentral Idaho
Multidisciplinary Teams

Twin Falls, ID

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NW Internet Crimes
Against Children Conference

Redmond, WA

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Southwest Idaho
Multidisciplinary Teams

H&W Region 3, ID

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Southwest Idaho
Multidisciplinary Teams

H&W Region 4, ID

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We specialize in offering two-day or one-day training events for multi-disciplinary teams.
A team of Building Hope Today subject-matter experts present techniques and collaborative practices designed to improve effectiveness in all dimensions of child sex abuse investigation, prosecution, and victim care.  Training includes Continuing Education Units.


We provide seasoned multi-disciplinary consultants to MDT clients who want to address a variety of matters needed to establish, improve, or customize their team’s effectiveness.


We take a victim-centered, trauma-informed approach to our multi-disciplinary team assessment work.  We build a relationship with our MDT clients to examine effectiveness: reviewing policies and protocols, conducting site visits and interviews, and preparing a report with interactive action plan.


For more info on booking services, our fee structure, and how to plan, promote and present a successful training event, “Ask a Question” to connect with our Building Hope Today team.
We also have scholarships and training events supported by our generous donors to remove any barriers to training.  Get in touch!


Today, we learned how to corroborate victims’ stories when there are no witnesses. It’s a new way of looking at cases. It incorporates everything that lead to the child giving the disclosure. I had a number of colleagues come up to me after the training about a case we’re working on, saying ‘We can do this different. We can add this. I can ask this question.’ We’re looking at future cases and cases we could have done better, if we had this knowledge previously. It was great for our MDT to receive the training and to receive it together.“

“All the information [in today’s training] was really important. It was like being hit in the face with a sledgehammer. After going through what we did today, it made us realize that in cases, even ones where we were able to get an omission from the suspect, having the foundation of grooming that built up to the abuse would have solidified a case ten times more in front of a jury. If you can build a case with the steps of grooming [we learned here], a case would have a solid case for conviction even without an omission.”

“I have been a sexual abuse investigator for about nine years now. The problem in our agencies is that there is not a lot of in-depth training on grooming like [we received from Building Hope Today]. Most sexual abuse trainings that we receive talk about the investigation, but they do not break grooming down into steps, how each step works, and what we should be looking for. What I enjoyed about today’s training is the breakdown of steps and how important grooming really is to sex abuse cases.”

“We rely on courses such as this one to keep us current on investigative and prosecutorial trends facing these very important cases.  We appreciate having an opportunity to hear from experts in this field here in Idaho Falls.”

“I’ve been to your training, but I have many new detectives who haven’t had the opportunity to attend yet.  I’ve gone over your training with them, and all the detectives want to follow the methodology and use it in their cases.  It’s a game-changer in how we interact with victims, investigate and prosecute offenders, and take care of ourselves.  I hope to get my detectives to training soon.  We are short-staffed and overworked, so the closer to home for the training would help us immensely!  Of course, the funds are always a struggle for all sheriff offices and police departments here.  Our Sheriff is pretty good to make things happen where he can, but assistance would be very helpful.  There are quite a few new detectives in the surrounding areas on this side of the state, so a training locally would be huge.”

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