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Engineer and apprentice in 3D glasses discussing engine on 3D screenSimulation-based training plays an important role in preparing employees to handle difficult situations they may encounter on the job. Serious “games” such as those developed by the Center for Child Protection at the University of Kent provide a safe medium for professionals to explore and assess child protection situations. Artificial intelligence-based training programs simulate a range of realistic scenarios for human services professionals at all stages of their careers.

 

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The Center for Child Protection at the University of Kent has developed Serious Games—a child protection simulation—that helps train child protection professionals on how to handle various situations. The prototypes ‘Rosie 1′ and ‘Rosie 2’ help hone skills on various critical steps in the child protection process.

Source: “The Center for Child Protection–Child Protection Simulations,” University of Kent, http://www.kent.ac.uk/sspssr/ccp/simulationsindex.html.