SHIFT Wellness understands child sexual exploitation and abuse cases can have wide reaching effects on all areas of law enforcement and judicial professions. The negative effects of exposure to such cases, however widespread, can be mitigated through awareness, education and the use of tools and techniques to build resiliency. SHIFT provides training for judicial professionals, including court staff, probation professionals and Child Advocacy professionals to assist with developing wellness practices that enable individuals, teams and organizations to effectively address concerns and effects.

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.








Judicial Guide

Judicial personnel's guide to understanding the needs of individuals exposed to child pornography in the workplace.

Juror Stress in High Profile or Violent Crimes

In criminal trials, jurors may be exposed to gruesome, graphic crime scene visuals. Emotionally disturbing testimony by victims and witnesses may be heard. In high profile cases, this evidence combined with the intense media scrutiny can produce high levels of stress for jurors.

Welfare Considerations for Supervisors Managing Child Sexual Abuse On-line Units

This qualitative study by Jane Stevenson considered the possible emotional impact on twelve supervisors either working within, or responsible for, units viewing on-line child sexual abuse images.

Friends And Family Of Exposed Individuals Guide

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

Signs and symptoms of vicarious trauma


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