WHO WE ARE
Supporting Heroes in Mental Health Foundational Training (SHIFT) was developed by The Innocent Justice Foundation (a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization) with funding from the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). With a team made up of globally recognized mental health professionals and Internet Crimes Against Children Commanders, SHIFT aims to help exposed individuals and supporting mental health professionals work together to mitigate the negative effects of viewing child abuse images.
- Educate individuals and improves their ability to prevent and mitigate negative effects associated with exposure to child sexual exploitation and abuse materials
- To train mental health professionals on child sexual exploitation and abuse, its effects, vicarious trauma (VT) and proven effective treatment methods
- To train mental health professionals and law enforcement trainers to conduct regional and local SHIFT training
- Conduct training of advanced topics for exposed individuals live at conferences and via web based education