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2023 Free Trainings

Click the date to register for the training. Most trainings are from 11:00am – 1:00pm

Thursday, October 19 - PreText Phone Calls in Sex Crime Investigations 

11am - 1pm

Please join us for a Law Enforcement training on the use of pretext phone calls within sexual abuse investigations. Mark Michieli is a detective with the Commerce City Police Department and a part of the Sexual Assault Task Force. He has 30+ years of experience in sex crimes and has multiple successful cases where he used pretext phone calls to strengthen his cases. Come learn from the best of the best!​

Presenter: Detective Mark Michieli, Commerce City Police Department

Location: Westminster Police Department, 2nd Floor, 9110 Yates St., Westminster, CO 80013


Registration is required for all Ralston House trainings to ensure you receive up to date information. 

Please check back often for new trainings added.


What People Misunderstand About Rape
Percy, Jen. "What People Misunderstand About Rape". New York Times. Aug 22, 2023.

Jefferson County Human Trafficking Summit 

Save the date: January 25th, 2024

The all-day event will bring presentations from professionals in the field, an expert panel and resource booths displaying services in the Jefferson County area.  This summit is hosted by the Jefferson County Sub-Committee on Human Trafficking. We are requesting funding and volunteer support to bring this important training to Jefferson County.

Please contact Lindsey, Kelly, or Courtney to find out how you can help!

Lindsey Jones:
Kelly Zebroski:
Courtney Hill:


Ralston House Inclusion Committee

Ralston House is seeking members to join the Inclusion Committee.

This group meets quarterly to review National Children’s Alliance (NCA)

Standards. MDT members have a responsibility to identify possible issues

with the child and family they are working with to better understand their

unique needs. With a better understanding of a family’s  diverse background, MDT members are then equipped with knowledge regarding their perceptions of abuse, their level of acculturation, and religious and cultural beliefs. This information is necessary to effectively respond and to children and families that Ralston House serves. 


Email Jennifer to join:


Monthly lunch and learn are being offered through CCA beginning Thursday, June 1st at 12:00pm. The virtual training will be a monthly 1-hour rotating DEI topic, including culturally responsive care, equity in child welfare, unintended consequences of ACES, and more!


Please, forward this email to anyone interested. Click here to register


Medical Referral Form

Secondary Traumatic Stress

A Fact Sheet for Child-Serving Professionals 


Secondary traumatic stress is the emotional duress that results when an individual hears about the first hand trauma experiences of another. Its symptoms mimic those of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Accordingly, individuals affected by secondary stress may find themselves re-experiencing personal trauma or notice an increase in arousal and avoidance reactions related to the indirect trauma exposure. 

Click here to access the full document.

Vicarious Trauma Resources

Six Dimensions of a Vicarious Trauma Fre
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