Colloquium Handouts

APSAC's 28th Colloquium 

Tuesday, July 13

All times are Eastern/New York Time

10:45 am - 12:00 pm

Welcome and Plenary Session

The SAGE Charles T. Hedrix Keynote

Strengthening Families Using a Racial Equity Lens

Jessica Pryce, PhD


Handouts will be added here as they're received. 

12:15 pm – 1:45 pm 
Sessions 1 - 5                        


1. Reducing Racial Disparities in Child Welfare (Intermediate)          
Karen Zilberstein, MSW, LICSW; Jessica Pryce, MSW, PhDEric Fenner, MAGregory Owens, MSW 


2. Racism and Bias in Child Abuse Medical Diagnosis and Reporting (Intermediate)     
Vincent Palusci, MD, MS, FAAP; Ann Botash, MD, FAAP                     


3. Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Youth with Parental Substance Abuse (Intermediate)
Judith Cohen, MDAnthony Mannarino, PhD


4. Striking a Balance: A Culturally Compassionate Look at Corporal Punishment and How We End It (Beginning)

Lauren Burge, MDKaren Lakin  MDAndrea Sebastian, DNP, APRNJasmyne Nelson, LMSW         

  • Presentation Slides                                                             

5. Affirming Support is Best Practice: Strategies for Forensically Interviewing LGBTQ+ Youth (Intermediate)
Kim Madden, MEd, LCMHC; Ali Munshi, BA        


1:45 pm – 2:30 pm 

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Sessions 6-10         


6. Reimagining Child Advocacy Centers as Anti-Racist: A Call to Action (Beginning)
Megha Sardana, MAJohn Pickett, MA, MSW                                                                                                                                                           

7. You Can't Make This Stuff Up: Unusual, Interesting and Sometimes Bizarre Cases of Suspected Abuse (Intermediate)
Debra Jenssen, MDBarbara Knox, MD                                                                                                                                                    

8. How Racist, Homophobic and Other Targeted Violence Against Children Affects Brain Development and Mental Health (Intermediate) 
Jessica Black, PhD                                                                                                                                                                                   


9. The People in Your Neighborhood: Victimization and Sexual Minority Youth (Intermediate)
Amy Russell, MSEd, JD, NCC       


10. Forensic Interviewing: Variations on the single interview model (Intermediate)
Kathleen Faller  MSW, PhDMark Everson, PhDLinda Cordisco-Steele, MEd, LPC


4:15 pm – 5:15 pm

Sessions 11-15

11. Keeping Your Child Exploitation Investigation Victim-Centered

Ale Levi, MSW, MA, LCSW; Kerry Ach    


12. Using a Racially Diverse Abusive Head Trauma Prevention Program Across Disciplines (Intermediate)
Danielle Vazquez; BSW                                                                                                                                                                                               

13.  Resilience: Implementing protective factors with individuals and culturally adapted groups following trauma. (Advanced) 
Machelle Madsen Thompson, PhD, LCSW, MSW                                                                                                                                                                                            

14. Embedding DEI onto Organizational DNA - Taking a Closer Look within the Child Protection Sector (Advanced)
Katelyn Brewer, BA             


15. Research Sessions        


15.1 Building the Capacity of Child Welfare Systems to Serve Immigrant Families during COVID-19 (Intermediate)        
Megan Finno-Velasquez, PhD, MSWKristina Lovato, PhD, MSWSophia Sepp, LMSW, MPH, CHES                                                                                                                          

15.2 Navigating the Child Welfare System in the United States: Experiences of sub-Saharan African Immigrant Parents (Intermediate)
Hadih Deedat, PhD, MSW, MPHZeinab Baba, DrPH, MS, CPH                                                                                                                                                                   

15.3 Supervised Visitation after Trauma: Assessing a Novel Custodial Parent Support Program and Children's Feelings of Safety (Beginning)

Jacqueline Holloway, PhD                                                                                                                                                                                                          

15.4 Adapting and implementing a parenting program in diverse community of refugees and immigrants (Beginning)           
Daniel Whitaker, PhDShannon Self-Brown, PhD             


5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Sessions 16-20        

16. Promoting Racially and Ethnically Minoritized Father Involvement in the Child Welfare System (Intermediate)  
Stephanie Miodus, MA, MEdAudris Jimenez, MA ; Tiffany Rodriguez                                                                                                         


17. Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: Cultural Rite of Passage or Federal Crime? (Intermediate)      
Jennifer Sherfield, MSW, LISWAmy Allen, MSCandice Cooper, MSW, LMSW                                                                                                                  

18. Racism and Prejudice as Forms of the Psychological Maltreatment of Children (Beginning)
Stuart Hart, PhDMarva Lewis, PhD, Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman, PhDViola Vaughn-Eden, PhD., LJ, LCSW    


19. Tele-Forensic Interviewing Emerging Research, Policy & Practice (Intermediate)           
Crimson Barocca, MSWJason Dickinson, PhD      


20. Research Sessions    


20.1 Keeping Kids in Evidence-Based Treatment: Investigation of A Racially and Culturally-Sensitive Alliance Building Dropout (Intermediate)
Ginny Sprang, PhDJessica Eslinger, PhD                                                                                                                                                      

20.2 Is the Affordable Care Act Medicaid Expansion Associated With Reduced Childhood Maltreatment Rates? (Beginning)
Luciana Assini-Meytin, PhDReshmi Nair, PhD


20.3 Material Hardship and Child Neglect during COVID-19 in Grandparent-headed Families: The Role of Financial Assistance (Intermediate)    
Yanfeng Xu, PhD                                                                                                                                                                                                          

20.4 Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: What Child Welfare Can Learn about Kinship Care from Indigenous Families  (Intermediate)
Kim Campbell, MSW, LCSW

Wednesday, July 14

All times in Eastern.


10:45 am - 12:00 pm 

Language and Child Interviewing: A Tribute to Anne Graffam Walker (Intermediate)       
Thomas Lyon, JD, PhDJulie Kenniston, MSW, LISW

12:15 pm – 1:45pm 
Sessions 21 - 25

21. Sex Trafficking: Current Trends in Technology (Intermediate)    
Blaine Phillips   

*This workshop is supported by FVTC/NCJTC*                                                                                                                                                              

22. Take a Deep Breath: Stamina for Child Protection Professionals during Covid-19 (Beginning)
Mary Pulido, PhD                                                                                                                                                                                    

23. Recognizing and Responding to Children's COVID-19-Specific Traumatic Stress Reactions (Intermediate)       
Judith Cohen, MDAnthony Mannarino, PhD                                                                                                                                              

24.  News You Can Use about Hot Trauma Mental Health Research (Intermediate)   
Jason Lang, PhDMonica Fitzgerald, PhD                                                                                                                                                   


25. Child-Centered Forensic Interviewing Strategies: How to Help Children Tell What They Know (Intermediate)
Shawn Wygant, MA


1:45 pm – 2:30 pm 


2:30 pm – 4:00 pm 

Sessions 26 - 30


26. How to Write, Review and Edit for Child Maltreatment (Intermediate)

Vincent Palusci, MDDaniel Whitaker, PhDRochelle Hanson, PhDBri Stormer, MSW                                                                                    


27. When Parents and Systems Cause Harm: Healing Parent-Child Relationships in Therapeutic Supervised Visitation (Intermediate)
Amy Pumo, MSSW, LCSW                                                                                                                                                                                                    

28. Mitigating the Impact of Covid-19 as an ACE (Adverse Childhood Experience) with Positive Childhood Experiences (Intermediate)
Jane Straub, BS                                                                                                                                                                                       


29. Human Dignity and Childhood: Connecting Diversity, Inclusion and Primary and Secondary Education (Intermediate)
Lucien Lombardo, PhD                                                                                                                                                                             


30. Communicating with Children with Disabilities (Intermediate)  
Staci Whitney, LMSWKate Homan, MSDermot Whelan, LE Sgt. Retired

4:15 pm – 5:15 pm 

Sessions 31 - 35

31. The Vulnerability Trap (Intermediate)
Det. Capt. Pi Downsbrough (Ret.)

*This workshop is supported by FVTC/NCJTC*                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

32. Trauma-Informed Care Training: Evidence and Tools to Promote Staff Well-being and Culture Change (Intermediate)    
Stacey Pangratz, MSWJennifer Hammel, BAMolly Garwood, PhDLaura Crave, BA    


33. Global Child Psychological Maltreatment Summit-Vision, Recommendations & Progress (Beginning)
Stuart Hart, PhDMarla Brassard, PhDAmy Slep, PhDMel Schneiderman, PhDSirrilla Blackmon, LCSW, LCAC; Julie Whitman, MSW

34. Trauma, Abuse and the Intersection of Race and Risk (Intermediate)

Anthony Zenkus, LMSW 


Research Sessions    


35.1 Longitudinal Effects of Membership in Child Maltreatment Classes on Future Psychological Trauma & Depression (Intermediate)   
Colleen Katz, PhD, LCSWMarina Lalayants, PhD, MPAVictor Lushin, PhD, MD, MSW                                                                                                                     

35.2 A Retrospective Review: Understanding Poly-Victimization and Mental Health Among Youth with CSE Histories (Intermediate)     
Georgia Perris, BAMikiko Thelwell, BA                            


35.3 Interpretive concerns for the AAPI-2 regarding risk and Hispanic culture (Beginning)
Michelle Ferrer, PhDKirsten Byrnes, PsyDKie Fujii, BA      


35.4 Dispelling myths about child abuse among indigenous people (Beginning)
Cathy Baldwin-Johnson, MD FAAFP

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm 

Sessions 36 - 40 

36. Increasing Equitable System Responses to Minority Adolescents with Problematic or Illegal Sexual Behavior (Intermediate)       
Natalie Gallo, MEd, LPCSusan Schmidt, PhD; Paul Shawler, PhD ; Michael Gomez, PhD  


37. Outstanding Article in Child Maltreatment- The Cumulative Prevalence of Termination of Parental Rights for U.S. Children, 2000–2016

Christopher Wildeman, PhD; Frank R. Edwards, PhD; Sara Wakefield, PhD                                                                                                                                                                                                         

38. Village Conversations: Creating Space for Cultural Diversity at a Children's Advocacy Center (Beginning)   
Macy Adams, MPAKathy Quiñones, PhDRobyn Blake, MA; Alix Desch     

39. Conducting Trauma-Informed Interviews of Children (Intermediate)   
W. Warren Binford, JD;  Michael Bochenek, JDN. EwenWang, MDRyan Matlow, PhDBrenda Punsky, LCSW, LLM; Lisa Pineda, LCSW-R

40. Research Sessions (5:30 pm - 6:45 pm)

40.1 Hospital Programs Can Reduce Unsafe Sleep Deaths (Intermediate)    
Randell Alexander, MD PhDRebecca Rodriguez-Pou, MD


40.2 Prevention of Child Maltreatment among Families Discharged from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU): A Pilot Study (Intermediate)
Rachel Culbreth, PhD, MPH, RRTShannon Self-Brown, PhDRegena Spratling, PhD, RN, APRN, CPNP, FAANPFajar HumayunJoenesha Hardman  


40.3 The Impact of Pandemic Stress on Secondary Traumatic Stress and Burnout Experiences in Foster Care (Intermediate)
Adrienne Whitt-Woosley, PhD


40.4 Examining the Evidence of Kin and Relative Foster Parent Training (Beginning)
Morgan Cooley, PhD, LCSWCiara Collins, LMFT; Cathy Scott, PhDKate Guastaferro, PhD      


40.5 Children's Perception of Safety During Supervised Visitation with Non-Custodial Parents (Beginning)
Julia Fanger, MSW 

Thursday, July 15 

All times in Eastern. 

10:45 am – 12:00 pm


Explicit Bias and Racism - Be a Child Advocate and Antiracist

Sharon Cooper, MD, FAAP

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm 

Sessions 41 - 45   


41. The Role of eLearning in Keeping Children Safe: A case study on developing online sexual abuse prevention education (Beginning)  
Jessica Trudeau, MPHJenna Ofenloch, MA                                                                                                                                                               

42. Why Colorblindness Does Not Work: Creating and Sustaining Culturally Competent Interpersonal and Sexual Violence Program (Intermediate)
Morgan Whiting, BS                                                                                                                                                                                                     

43. We’re Just Going to Talk: Presenting Your Case in Opening Statements and Closing Arguments in Cases of Child Abuse (Intermediate)
Victor Vieth, J.D., M.A.

  • Presentation Slides                                                                                                                           

44. Youth with Problematic Sexual Behaviors: Making Decisions Based on Facts Rather Than Misconceptions (Intermediate)          
Tricia Gardner, JDStacie LeBlanc, JDJane Silovsky, PhD  

45. Trauma in Testing: Accounting for Trauma and Marginalization in Psychological Evaluations (Intermediate)  

Jennifer Laney, PsyDMargo Townley, MSW, PsyDKarissa Spurgeon, PsyD, LMHC  



1:45 pm. – 2:30 pm


2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Sessions 46-50


46. Why We Must Have a Long Game in Child Sexual Abuse Prevention (Intermediate)

Marcie Hambrick, PhD, MSW                                                                                                                                                                   

47. You Can Trust Me! How Child Molesters Groom Caregivers and Children (Intermediate)     
Andi Hamilton  

*This workshop is supported by FVTC/NCJTC*    

  • Presentation Slides                                                                                                                                                

49.  Creating Community Through the Power of Story: Becoming a Part of the Change (Beginning)
Lori Poland, MA, LPC, RRT


50. Development, Memory and Trauma: A Trifecta (Intermediate)
Ali Alstott, LCSW 

*This workshop is supported by FVTC/NCJTC*  

4:15 pm – 5:15 pm

Sessions 51 - 55           


51. Athletes are Children First:  A Pilot Project to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse in the Sport of Gymnastics (Beginning)
Rashaad Banks; Jenna Ofenloch, MA                                                                                                                                              


52. Understanding and Implementing the Indian Child Welfare Act: Lessons from the Last Frontier (Intermediate)  

Ali Wykis, JDRachel Espejo, JD                                                                                                                                                                                              

53. Integrative Treatment of Complex Trauma in Children and Adolescents: Adaptations for Challenging Times (Intermediate)
Cheryl Lanktree, PhD


54. Children with Problematic Sexual Behavior: Recommendations for the MDT and CAC Response (Intermediate)     
Jerri Sites, MAJimmy Widdifield, Jr, MA, LPC                                                                                                                                    

55. Interview and Interrogation of Child Abuse Suspects  (Intermediate)
Det. Chris Kalcharno      

*This workshop is supported by FVTC/NCJTC*