An essential field guide for investigating child abuse
1: Introduction 2: Dynamics of Victimization 3: Types of Child Abuse 4: Investigation and Evidence Collection 5: Juvenile Cases 6: Preparing for Court 7: Resources
Jerri Sites has 24 years of experience working in the field of child abuse investigations. She serves as a consultant for OVC TTAC and is a member of Gundersen National Child Protection Training Center's Speakers Bureau. Ms. Sites was instrumental in creating the Children's Advocacy Center of East Central Missouri, serving as its founding Executive Director. As president of the Missouri Network of Children's Advocacy Centers, she helped create the state chapter for Missouri CAC's now known as Missouri KidsFirst, where she served as Director of Training. Jerri also took the lead in bringing the Finding Words training to Missouri, now known as Missouri ChildFirst. In 2015, Jerri became a published author, co-authoring the book "Child Abuse Investigation Field Guide" with Dr. D'Michelle DuPre. Jerri has vast experience in developing multidisciplinary teams and providing training and technical assistance to children's advocacy centers and partnering child abuse professionals in Missouri and nationwide. She presents at the national, state, and local level and provides expert witness testimony in child sexual abuse cases. In addition to consulting, Jerri is the Program Director for the Rainbow House Regional Child Advocacy Center in Columbia, MO, where she supervises staff and provides training regarding investigative best practices for child abuse professionals in the 10 county region it serves.