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Schedule and Daily Agendas

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APSAC's 29th Colloquium 
Monday, June 6

All times are in Central. 

9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Pre-Conference Institutes

More Information Coming Soon!

1. Achieving Racial Justice in Child Welfare Institute: Examining the Past and Reimagining the Future

Please join us for the Racial Justice Forum on Monday June 6th. We will spend the day looking back at our past, interrogating the present, and reimagining our future. We will use a racial equity lens to explore how a history of racism continues to impact the Child Welfare system, foster disparities and inequities. Together through open dialogue and discussion we will generate recommendations to change our behaviors, systems, and the field.

Ernestine C. Briggs-King, PhD; Marva L. Lewis, PhD, IMH-E 

2. The Medical Evaluation of Suspected Child Maltreatment (Medical Institute)

Physical abuse may manifest with a wide range of signs and symptoms, from subtle bruising to significant traumatic brain or abdominal injury. Evaluating children who are suspected victims of physical abuse requires a multidisciplinary approach with collaboration between medical professionals, child protective services worker, and law enforcement. Medical findings, terminology, and biomechanics of injury may be very perplexing for non-medical community partners. Therefore, this pre-conference institute and APSAC conference lectures will cover the basics of child physical abuse including cutaneous lesions (bruises, bumps and burns), oral injuries, fractures, and internal injuries plus address advanced and emerging issues in the field through a review of the current literature.

Barbara Knox MD, FAAP, Debra Esernio-Jenssen, MD, FAAP and Stacie LeBlanc, JD

3. Keeping Faith Institute: Empowering Faith Communities to Recognize and Respond to Child Abuse and Neglect (Intermediate)

This course empowers faith communities to recognize and respond to cases of sexual abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse, and neglect. This course is ideal for child protection professionals working to develop stronger ties with faith leaders. The course is also helpful for forensic interviewers, investigators, medical and mental health professionals, social workers and prosecutors seeking to better understand the spiritual impact of child abuse and working to address this aspect of maltreatment. 

Victor Vieth, JD, MA

4. Sex Offenders: What Every MDT Team Member Should Know (Investigative Institute)

Sex crime investigators, prosecutors, judges, probation officers, medical staff, child welfare workers and child/victim advocates should be familiar the various theories about the etiology of pedophilia and development of pro-offending attitudes, plus the more typical patterns of sexual offending (rape, sexual assault & computer crimes against children) committed by juvenile and adult sex offenders.    

Cory Jewel Jensen, MS

5. Basic Workshop Training in Alternatives for Families: A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (AF-CBT) – Part of a Comprehensive Year-Long Learning Community (Mental Health Institute) 

 This institute provides the initial Basic Training Workshop that is included as part of a Year-Long Learning Community to learn how to implement Alternatives for Families: A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (AF-CBT; in diverse settings. AF-CBT is an evidence-based treatment for school-aged children and their parents who have experienced anger, aggression, and/or child physical abuse that emphasizes individual and join skills training sessions to enhance family support and safety. Prior to the institute, participants will be asked to complete an initial readiness survey and review orientation videos (links will be sent to your email in advance). During the conference institute, participants will receive training in two of the three phases of AF-CBT during a Basic Training Workshop. Participants will receive session guides (manual, handouts) and links to all assessment tools. This treatment content will be taught and illustrated using didactic presentations/slides, recorded examples of skill demonstrations and applications (e.g., engagement, safety monitoring, individual cognitive, affective, and behavioral skills, family communication and problem-solving), discussions, and role-play activities to reinforce their therapeutic repertoires. Recommendations will be provided to highlight ways to overcome the use of coercion and hostility. The institute cost covers these activities and material. 

David J. Kolko, PhD, ABPP; Barbara L. Baumann, PhD 


5:30 pm YAPSAC Together Hour (Cash Bar)

Join YAPSAC committee members and other professionals at Felipe's Restaurant for an informal social hour. Great opportunity for networking with presenters and attendees of the 2022 APSAC Colloquium. No cover charge. Food and beverage not provided - but available for purchase. Venue details and location below: 


301 N Peters Street

New Orleans, LA 70130

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