16 hr Child Death Scene Investigation-Normal

Registrations are closed for this event
Date: Monday, February 26, 2018
Registration Deadline: Monday, February 12, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Location:
Heartland Community College
1500 W. Raab Road

Normal, IL
Instructor: Lisa Mayhew, MS, PATC Instructor

To have your tuition covered by MTU1
First, Register here
Second,Register on the PATC website
Third, send the unpaid invoice to MTU1.
Tuition coverage is for MTU1 agencies only.
Member's Fee: $0
Non-Member & Civilian Fee: $295

There are special registration Instruction for this class

Course Overview and Objectives:  This two-day course provides participants with a broad scope of knowledge regarding the mechanisms of death typically found with child deaths, as well as specific information and strategies for properly investigating the cases. The course also provides practical exercises for reconstructions of infant deaths and delves in-depth into cases for discussion. Overall, the course gives participants a new perspective on exactly what these cases require to reach final determinations of cause and manner of death.

The Causes: Participants will be provided with a proper understanding of the variety of mechanisms common to child deaths, and interpretation of wounds, injuries and pathological findings. 

The Scenes: Participants will gain a better understanding of the details from the scenes that are critical in determining cause and manner. As many cases as time allows will be used to illustrate scene importance. 

The Challenges: System issues will be addressed top to bottom, from the 911 call to court so that participants will gain a complete understanding of the importance of interdisciplinary investigations. The slightest misstep can derail a case and take it from homicide to undetermined, and strategies to prevent these mistakes will be outlined. 

Families: Participants will gain understanding of ways to deal with grieving families and how to obtain information during this emotional time. Participants will learn that not everyone is cut out for these kinds of cases, and that's okay. 

Reconstructions: Participants will learn how to conduct a proper reconstruction for an infant death investigation. Participants should come prepared to participate in scenarios. 




See below for class schedule and special registration instructions

Monday, February 26, 2018  

8:00a.m.– 8:30a.m.     Registration

8:30a.m.– 9:30a.m.     Mechanisms and Manners   

 Overview of numbers (address fatality data for the specific state/area)

9:30a.m.– 10:30a.m.   Infant Death Investigations

            (covers SIDS and current trends in ruling of infant deaths)

10:30a.m.– 12:00p.m.  Suicide in Children


12:00p.m.– 1:00p.m. Lunch (On Your Own)



1:00p.m.– 2:00p.m.    Abusive Head Trauma

2:00p.m.– 3:00p.m.    Abdominal Trauma and Fractures

3:00p.m.– 5:00 p.m.   Bruising, Burns, MSBP, and Neonatacides


Tuesday, February 27, 2018

             Logistics and Reconstructions

8:00a.m.– 9:30a.m.     Court issues, defenses, trends, juries

9:30a.m.– 10:30a.m.   Agency involvement and medico-legal   investigations

10:30a.m.– 12:00p.m. Scene investigation: differences in child death scenes versus



12:00p.m.– 1:00p.m. Lunch (On Your Own)

1:00p.m.– 2:00p.m.    Scenes

2:00p.m.– 3:00p.m.    Interviewing families

3:00p.m.– 5:00p.m.    Reconstructions

5:00p.m.                     Certificate Presentation  


REGISTRATION:  To have your tuition covered by MTU1:

FIRST, Register on MTU1 website 

Second, Register on the PATC website at https://www.patc.com/training/register.php?ID=15231  

Third send the unpaid invoice to MTU1 after registering with PATC.  Tuition coverage is for MTU1 agencies only.


Hotel is not included in tuition coverage

PATC recommends:

Comfort Suites  

310 B Greenbriar Drive 

Normal, Illinois 61761  


$89.00 Single or Double (plus tax)   Note: identify yourself with PATC