Online Courses

Welcome to the NAFC new online continuing education (CE) course page! For the very first time, NAFC is offering online courses for continuing education. We have only a few right now, but many more are in development and will be published over the next few weeks. We will also be offering NAFC online certification training courses, too.

Many more courses are being developed and will be added over the next few weeks,
so please check back often for more course choices as this page will be updated frequently.

Within twenty-four (24) business hours of ordering a course, you will receive an e-mail with a link, username, and password to access and begin your course. Step by step instructions for the course are provided within the course.

All CE course orders must be completed within sixty (60) calendar days. After that time, your course time will expire, your access to the course will be discontinued, and you will need to re-order the course if you want to complete it.

If you have any questions, or have trouble ordering a course, please e-mail us, or contact our office at 260-426-7234.

Attention NAFC Members: If you hold active and in good standing NAFC certification and/or non-certified membership, you may take up to three (3) CEHs during every one (1) year time period for free. A one year time period constitutes your certification's expiration date to its next year's expiration date (ex: March 30, 2018 to March 30, 2019). Please click here to e-mail us (or e-mail NAFC@ForensicCounselor.org) to order your free course(s). You must include all of the following in your e-mail:

Orders that contain insufficient information will not be processed. You cannot order free course(s) online. All online orders will be charged.

There are no refunds on any course for any reason.

We do not take phone orders for any online CE courses.

Online CE Courses

Adolescent Substance Use Treatment Effectiveness: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
CEHs: 2  -  Price: $12.00
Author(s): Emily E. Tanner-Smith, Ph.D., Katarzyna T. Steinka-Fry, M.P.A., Heather Hensman Kettrey, Ph.D., Mark W. Lipsey, Ph.D.

"Numerous treatment modalities have been used in an attempt to reduce or treat substance use among adolescents ... This review will focus on the following treatment modalities ... to examine the effects of substance use treatment programs on adolescents’ subsequent substance use; and to explore variability in these effects across key features of the adolescent populations and treatment programs." This federally funded resource is being made publically available through the Office of Justice Programs’ National Criminal Justice Reference Service.

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Developmental Sequences of Girls’ Delinquent Behavior
CEHs: 1  -  Price: $6.00
Author(s): David Huizinga, Shari Miller, and the Conduct Problems Prevention Research Group

"examines issues such as patterns of offending among adolescents and how they differ for girls and boys; risk and protective factors associated with delinquency, including gender differences; and the causes and correlates of girls’ delinquency.." This federally funded resource is published U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

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After Rescue: Evaluation of Strategies to Stabilize and Integrate Adult Survivors of Human Trafficking to the United States
CEHs: 2  -  Price: $12.00
Author(s): Elzbieta Gozdziak, Ph.D., B. Lindsay Lowell, Ph.D.

"This project examines comprehensive case management services provided to foreign-born adults survivors of trafficking from 2006 to 2011.These programs were funded by the Anti-Trafficking in Persons (ATIP) Program of the Office of Refugee Resettlement(ORR)..." This federally funded research was made possible by a grant from, and made public by, the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) at the US Department of Justice.

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Evaluation of Services for Domestic Minor Victims of Human Trafficking
CEHs: 8  -  Price: $48.00
Author(s): Deborah Gibbs, Jennifer L. Hardison Walters, Alexandra Lutnick, Shari Miller, Marianne Kluckman

"identify and provide services to victims of sex and labor trafficking who are U.S citizens and lawful permanent residents (LPR) under the age of 18 ... goals of the evaluation were to document program implementation in the three programs, identify promising practices for service delivery programs, and inform delivery of current and future efforts by to serve this population." This resource is federally funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime.

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Experiences of Youth in the Sex Trade in Las Vegas
CEHs: 3  -  Price: $18.00
Author(s): Brooke M. Wagner, Jennifer M. Whitmer, Andrew L.Spivak

"This report presents findings from a larger national study, funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and overseen by the Center for Court Innovation, to fill the current gap in scientific knowledge regarding the size, needs, and characteristics of youth who exchange sex for money, housing, food, or other goods." This resource is federally funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

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Battered Child Syndrome: Investigating Physical Abuse and Homicide
CEHs: 1  -  Price: $6.00
Author(s): Rob Parrish, Chief Child Abuse Counsel, Office of the Attorney General

"contains practical information on the circumstances that point to the willful rather than the accidental injury or death of an infant or child and the specific evidence required to prove it ... also shows investigators how their interviews with caretakers, family members, neighbors, school personnel, and others can shed light on the treatment the child has received over time and produce witnesses who can corroborate or refute suspected abuse." This federally funded  resource is published by the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

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Child Forensic Interviewing: Best Practices
CEHs: 1  -  Price: $6.00
Author(s): Chris Newlin, Linda Cordisco Steele, Andra Chamberlin, Jennifer Anderson, Julie Kenniston, Amy Russell, Heather Stewart, and Viola Vaughan-Eden

"consolidates the current knowledge of professionals from several major forensic interview training programs on best practices for interviewing children in cases of alleged abuse. The authors discuss the purpose of the child forensic interview, provide historical context, review overall considerations, and outline each stage of the interview in more detail." This federally funded resource is published by the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

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Children’s Exposure to Violence and the Intersection Between Delinquency and Victimization
CEHs: 1  -  Price: $6.00
Author(s): Carlos A. Cuevas, David Finkelhor, Anne Shattuck, Heather Turner, and Sherry Hamby

"Under Safe Start, OJJDP conducted the National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence, the most comprehensive effort to date to measure the extent and nature of the violence that children endure and its consequences on their lives. This is the first study to ask children and caregivers about exposure to a range of violence, crime, and abuse in children’s lives.." This federally funded resource is published by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

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Child Molesters-A Behavioral Analysis For Professionals Investigating the Sexual Exploitation of Children
CEHs: 9  -  Price: $54.00
Author(s): Kenneth V. Lanning, Former Supervisory Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

"The sexual victimization of children involves varied and diverse dynamics. It can range from one-on-one intrafamilial abuse to multioffender/multivictim extrafamilial sex rings and from nonfamily abduction of toddlers to prostitution of teenagers ... This discussion will focus primarily on the behavioral aspects of the sexual exploitation of children perpetrated by adult offenders who have an acquaintance relationship (i.e., not strangers or family members) with their child victims." This resource is federally funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice

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Nature and Risk of Victimization-Survey of Youth in Residential Placement (SYRP)
CEHs: 1  -  Price: $6.00
Author(s): Andrea J. Sedlak, Karla S. McPherson, and Monica Basena

"... reports on the first national SYRP, covering its development and design and providing detailed information on the youth’s characteristics, backgrounds, and expectations; the conditions of their confinement; their needs and the services they received; and their experiences of victimization in placement." This resource is federally funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

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Relationship Dynamics and Teen Dating Violence: Research Brief; Teen Dating Violence: A Closer Look at Adolescent Romantic Relationships
CEHs: 1  -  Price: $6.00
Author(s): Marina M. Mendoza, Ph.D., Carrie Mulford, Ph.D.; Carrie Mulford, Ph.D., and Peggy C. Giordano, Ph.D.

"Although romantic relationships are a common part of adolescence, unfortunately, not all of these relationships are healthy. A substantial percentage of dating teens report experiencing physical (18 percent), psychological (60 percent), or sexual (18 percent) violence in their relationships within the previous year. Violence and abuse in adolescent dating relationships can have a wide range of short- and long-term negative effects for both victims and perpetrators."; "According to the 2007 Youth Risk Behavior Survey, approximately 10 percent of adolescents nationwide reported being the victim of physical violence at the hands of a romantic partner during the previous year" These resources are federally funded and published by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice

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Violence Against American Indian and Alaska Native Women and Men: 2010 Findings From the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey
CEHs: 3  -  Price: $18.00
Author(s): Andre B. Rosay, PH.D., Executive Visiting Research Fellow, National Institute of Justice Director, University of Alaska Anchorage Justice Center

"This report examines the prevalence of violence against American Indian and Alaska Native women and men, using a large nationally representative sample from the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS). More specifically, it provides estimates of sexual violence, physical violence by intimate partners, stalking, and psychological aggression by intimate partners. It also provides estimates of interracial and intraracial victimizations and briefly examines the impact of violence." This resource is federally funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs National Institute of Justice

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Screening for Human Trafficking: Guidelines for Administering the Trafficking Victim Identification Tool (TVIT)
CEHs: 2  -  Price: $12.00
Author(s): Vera Institute of Justice

"intended primarily for victim service agency staff and other social service providers, who will administer the Trafficking Victim Identification Tool (TVIT) to clients who are potential trafficking victims. Law enforcement, health care and shelter workers will also find it helpful in improving trafficking victim identification, especially in conjunction with appropriate training or mentoring." This resource is federally funded by the U.S. Department of Justice.

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Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States A Guide for Providers of Victim and Support Services
CEHs: 2  -  Price: $12.00
Author(s): IOM/NRC Committee on the Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States.

"The intended audience for this guide is providers1 of victim and support services for children and adolescents who have experienced or are at risk of commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking" This resource was federally funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

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Coming Soon! Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States, A Guide for the Legal Sector
CEHs: 2  -  Price: $12.00
Author(s): IOM/NRC Committee on the Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States.

"Under Safe Start, OJJDP conducted the National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence, the most comprehensive effort to date to measure the extent and nature of the violence that children endure and its consequences on their lives. This is the first study to ask children and caregivers about exposure to a range of violence, crime, and abuse in children’s lives.." This guide was funded by the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

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Coming Soon! Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States A Guide for the Health Care Sector
CEHs: 2  -  Price: $12.00
Author(s): IOM/NRC Committee on the Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States.

"The intended audience for this guide is health care professionals ... these health care professionals can have an opportunity to identify and assist young people who are victims of commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking" This resource was federally funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

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