Schedule and Daily Agendas

Full Schedule               June 18-19                          June 20                                      June 21                                   June 22

Thursday, June 20th

8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

David Corwin, MD, APSAC President
Angelo Giardino, MD, PhD, Chair and CMO University of Utah Department of Pediatrics and Intermountain Primary Children's Hospital


Opening Plenary 
The Interface Between Child Maltreatment and the Faith Community
A significant body of research finds that many abused children are impacted spiritually or have religious questions pertaining to the maltreatment. Failing to address these questions may impact a child physically and emotionally. In addition to reviewing this research, the keynote proposes strategies for MDTs to address these issues and to develop effective collaborations with faith communities. 
Victor Vieth, JD, MA

10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Sessions 9 - 18            


9.           Saving Our Boys to Save Our Girls   (Intermediate-CP/CW)
This workshop provides a holistic view of the circumstances or vulnerabilities that may lead a young man to engage in criminal behaviors inclusive of trafficking.   
Stefania Agliano, MSW; Bryan Hall, LCSW

10.        Using the Child Sexual Abuse Accommodation Syndrome and Related Research for Expert Testimony in Child Sexual Abuse Cases               (Intermediate-MH)  
This workshop will examine expert testimony using the Child Sexual Abuse Accommodation Syndrome (CSAAS) and updated research to supplement the original work. Challenges to the CSAAS will also be discussed.
David Love, LMFT

11.        New Developments in the Epidemiology of Child Maltreatment   (Intermediate-INTD)
Updated information on trends and interpretation issues for various components of the child maltreatment problem including physical abuse, sexual abuse and neglect, bullying, sexting, corporal punishment and internet crimes                         
David Finkelhor, PhD

12.        Transdiagnostic Trauma Treatment in 2020: Back to Basics?          (Intermediate-MH)
In this workshop, we provide an update on the role of EBP training methods and results to determine what it takes to learn and apply an EBP with impact.              
David Kolko, PhD; Lucy Berliner, MSW


13.        Supporting Child Protection Professionals after Child Fatalities and Other Critical Incidents Utilizing Crisis Debriefing     (Intermediate-CP/CW)
Learn and practice the exercises used in crisis debriefing that have supported 3,500 CPS workers in NYC following critical incidents. These sessions accelerated recovery from traumatic and excessive work stress.        
Mary Pulido, PhD

14.        Bringing Trauma-Impacted Beliefs into Balance: Cognitive Processing Skill building and Practice    (Intermediate-MH)
This class will review and provide instruction in selected cognitive processing techniques for use in treatment of families impacted by trauma.         
Elizabeth Risch, PhD; Susan Schmidt, PhD; Laura Merchant, LCSW

15.        Child Torture: Recognition, Presentation, and Outcomes    (Advanced-INTD)
This workshop provides an in-depth review of child torture. Through case presentations, participants will utilize acquired knowledge to recognize warning signs, various clinical presentations and medical interventions that improve outcomes.   
Barbara Knox, MD; Debra Esernio-Jenssen, MD

16.        Child Sex Trafficking: When Victims Don't Act Like Victims    (Beginning-Med)
Research shows that Health Care Providers have gaps in knowledge about child sex trafficking.  It is important to have a trauma-informed response for identifying and responding to pediatric survivors.             
Neha Mehta, MD; Stacie LeBlanc, JD

17.        You Have Recorded Your Interview. Now What?    (Intermediate-INTD)
Best practice requires that forensic interviews be video recorded. Practice for handling recordings after they are made varies widely. Some have been misused. This session considers ways to protect those recordings.              
Frank Vandervort, JD

18.        Treatment of Complex Trauma in Children and Adolescents: An Integrative Approach  (Intermediate-MH)
This workshop describes the evidence-based treatment model, Integrative Treatment of Complex Trauma for children and adolescents, focusing on interventions for trauma and relational/attachment processing, and increasing affect regulation/distress reduction skills.           
Cheryl Lanktree, PhD

11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (on your own)

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Sessions 19 - 28



19.        Primary Prevention of Sexual Abuse: Supporting Parents to Promote Sexual Health and Safety in Their Family and Community (Beginning-INTD)
Parents play key roles in preventing sexual abuse; this workshop offers resources for parents enabling them present accurate, age appropriate information to children within the context of their family values.   
Janet Rosenzweig, PhD

20         Current Policy Issues in Child Maltreatment (Intermediate-INTD)
Center for Child Policy         


21.        Mandatory Reporting and the Retaliation Factor (Beginning-MH)
Professional mental health providers' and medical professionals' experiences with retaliation for reporting child abuse will be discussed. Results will be shared regarding mandatory reporters’ experiences with retaliation      
Karyl Meister, PhD; Ahmet Can, PhD; Franne Sippel, PhD

22.        Safely Supporting Mothers with Opiate use Disorder and their Newborns: Balancing Trauma Informed Care with Child Protective Concerns              (Intermediate-INTD)
Exploring the challenge of balancing the care of mothers with opiate use disorder and ensuring the safety of the newborn infant.    
Sandra Stokes, MSW; Justine Romano, MSW

23.        Tips and Strategies on How to Counsel Families on Alternative Child Discipline Practices to Physical Punishment      (Intermediate-EfC)
Physical punishment is ineffective with negative effects yet still commonly practiced. Professionals educating families on alternative discipline practices should be knowledgeable and equipped with various counseling strategies to overcome barriers.            
Michelle Ruda, MD; Mary Senkel, APN

24.        Understanding Key Principles of Infant Mental Health and How it Embodies Trauma Informed Care      (Intermediate-MH)
We will demystify infant mental health and how caregiving impacts children. We will utilize wisdom from an infant mental health perspective to understand key features of trauma informed interactions.     
Monica Oxford, PhD

25.        Treating Adolescent Trauma with Mindfulness   (Intermediate-MH)
Integrative Treatment of Complex Trauma for Adolescents (ITCT-A) is an evidence-based, multi-modal therapy. Mindfulness-based interventions used in conjunction with ITCT-A can be helpful in treating posttraumatic stress symptoms in adolescents.      
Randye Semple, PhD; John Briere, PhD   

26.        "But I Love Him: When Children Love Their Offender, or Think They Do"
 (Intermediate-FI /INTD)

 This presentation will cover dynamics of compliant victims and how to interview and investigate these cases.
Kim Skidmore, BA

27.        Media Ready Micro Sessions:

27.1.     Not Before the Weekend: Friday Report Card Release is Associated with Increased Agency-Verified Physical Abuse Reports on Saturday              (Beginning-Prev)
 Looking at statewide data over an entire academic year, CPS identified physical abuse was significantly higher on the day following report card release - but only when released on Fridays.
Melissa Bright, PhD; Randell Alexander, MD

27.2.     Painless Parenting    (Beginning-EfC)
This lecture educates participants on the ineffectiveness of physical punishment as parenting strategy, the adverse psychological effects of physical punishment on children, and the benefits of alternative disciplining strategies.   
Neha Mehta, MD; Stacie LeBlanc, JD

27.3.     Teaching Alternatives to Corporal Punishment              (Beginning-EfC)
There are less dangerous ways to teach kids than causing pain, but approaching the subject with some parents can feel like crossing a minefield. Here is one experienced doctor's map.   
John Stirling, MD

28.        Round Table Discussions:

28.1.     How Do We Prevent Maltreatment from Continuing Across Generations? Maternal Betrayal Trauma, Cognitive Processing, and the Mother-Child Relationship    (Intermediate-EfC)
The objective of this session is to present clinical implications of research examining maternal betrayal trauma, its influence on mothers' cognitive processes, and risk for intergenerational maltreatment.  
Rebecca Babcock Fenerci, PhD; Michelle Comas, PhD

28.2.     Making the Most of Your APSAC Membership (Beginning-INTD)
In 2018, APSAC launched a new online membership   platform that makes it easier than ever to access APSAC resources, connect with colleagues, and take part in important discussions in the field of child maltreatment. This interactive workshop will serve as a how-to on using APSAC’s new membership platform and mobile app to  take advantages of the multiple  resources of offered by APSAC.
Bri Stormer, MSW

28.3.     Presence of Mind Tools to Support the Child Abuse Practitioner's Work with the Traumatized Child and Promote Longevity in the Field    (Beginning-INTD)
How can one care effectively for traumatized children without sacrificing one’s own wellness? Secondary traumatic stress and compassion satisfaction will be explored through workshop skills in relaxation and mindful awareness.          
Mandy O'Hara, MD

28.4.     Helping Children Heal from Trauma: Using Play Therapy Techniques and TF-CBT   (Intermediate-MH)
Incorporating Play Therapy techniques with TF-CBT to help children tell their trauma story and to facilitate healing from traumatic experiences.   
Tonya Harris, MEd

28.5.     Uniting Clinical Approaches to Provide Holistic Trauma Informed Care at a Children's Advocacy Center  (Advanced-INTD)
 Addressing the immediate psychological needs of children that have experienced childhood maltreatment from an integrated service model. Trauma is a whole-body experience that requires integration of social-emotional and physiological treatment.  
Shefali Gandhi, PsyD; Sarah Anderson, OT; Samara Cerven, PsyD

28.6.     You Will Never Know What You Are Not Looking For: How Drug Testing Kids Can Impact Child Protection Cases    (Intermediate-CP/CW)
Trainers will discuss the utility of drug testing, differences in screening vs. confirmation tests, different testing mediums and will present case histories to illustrate outcomes.
Ashley DeJarnette, BS;  Emily Neal, BS

28.7.     Strategies in Dealing with Child Abuse Allegations in Family Court Cases   (Advanced-Adv)
Family court case should be the safety and stability of the children involved. Unfortunately, today’s system contains significant problems that further harm the individuals that it was built to protect.
Maralee McLean, BS

28.8.     Examining an Adapted Protection Motivation Model for Caregiver Vigilance for Child Sexual Abuse with Logistic Regression (Intermediate-INTD)
Caregiver stressors, trauma history, and sexual abuse vigilance in an adapted protection motivation model will be analyzed using logistic regression. Model capacity to underpin a tailored intervention will be examined.   
Kate Chappell, APN

28.9.     Understanding Child Sexual Abuse Disclosures during Custody Disputes  

This presentation will explore the dynamics of child sexual abuse disclosures during custody disputes. We will discuss research on family court opinions, concepts of parental alienation, coaching, and protective parent panic.    
Lynn Cook, MSW


2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Sessions 29 - 38

29.        But I'm Just a Forensic Interviewer: How to Educate Your Prosecutor about Forensic Interviews (Intermediate-FI / INTD)
This workshop will provide forensic interviewers with necessary research-based information to present to prosecutors about the interview and abuse dynamics in a way that is respectful but informative.    
Elizabeth Ghilardi, MSW; Miriam  Falk, JD


30.        Cultural Humility in Dependency Legal Practice              (Intermediate-Law)
 Cultural humility invites practitioners to be open, accepting, supportive and responsive to their clients in a meaningful way.  
Sheldon Spotted Elk, JD; Sheri Freemont, JD

31.        The Evolution of the SafeCare Model: Developments and Challenges  (Beginning-CP/CW)
The presentation will include: 1) Overview of the SafeCare model; 2) Development/application of Group SafeCare; 3) Discussion of issues/challenges of adapting an evidence-base program for new settings or implementation methods.     
JoAnne Bielecki, PhD; Daniel Whitaker, PhD; Shannon Self-Brown, PhD

32.        New Strategies for Age Old Challenges: Providing Trauma Mental Health in Rural and Frontier Communities    (Beginning-MH)
The presentation explores innovative strategies to expand access to quality trauma mental health services in Children Advocacy Centers serving rural and frontier communities.              
Charles Wilson, MSSW; Jennifer Rolls-Reutz, MPH

33.        Peer Review; Creating and Sustaining Best Practice with Pediatric Medical Forensic Evaluations       (Intermediate-INTD)
Understand the importance of a robust peer review and gain the tools to implement this process in your own work through case review practice.            
Hollye Gallion, MSN; Lori Littrell, MSN

34.        Pediatric Strangulation: A Multi-Disciplinary Response           (Beginning-INTD)
Members of multi-disciplinary teams need to have screening questions that can identify potential signs and symptoms of strangulation/suffocation in a child who may or may not have been sexually assaulted and/or trafficked , so that a child can get appropriate, life-saving care if necessary.   
Allyson Cordoni, APN; Kelsey McKay, JD; Johanna Hager, MA

35         "Evidence-Based," "Trauma-Informed," and Other Misleading Terms: The Ethics of Talking About What We Do     (Beginning-MH)
This presentation will explore various ethical issues that arise as a result of commonly used, but variously defined, terms in our clinical practice.     
Brian Allen, PsyD; Lucy Berliner, MSW

36.        They Grow Best when They Feel Safe: A Trauma Focused Treatment Model for Very Young Victims of the Opioid Epidemic (Intermediate-MH)
This presentation focuses on the biologic and developmental consequences of young children that are caused by opiate dependent parents, and then are increased due to neglectful and/or abusive events.   
H. Jane Sites, MSW; Daniel Nelson, MD




37. Research Sessions:

37.1.     Making the Case for Early and Continued Child Sexual Abuse Prevention (CSAP) Education: The Healthy Relationships Project 2018 Formal Evaluation         (Beginning-EfC)
 This workshop focuses on Prevent Child Abuse Vermont's Healthy Relationships Project, its 2018 formal evaluation conducted with an outside researcher, how it makes the case for early and continued CSAP education.  
Beth Hoffman, MS

37.2.     Informing Abuse Prevention Efforts: Testing Social Information Processing Theory to Predict Parent-Child Aggression Risk     (Intermediate-Prev)
This presentation applies findings from the longitudinal Following First Families Study. Testing a theoretically-grounded model, this talk identifies Social Information Processing theory factors that predict mothers’ and fathers’ abuse risk
Christina Rodriguez, PhD; Shannon Wittig, PhD; Paul Silvia, PhD

38.        Roundtable Discussions:

38.1.     Why the Story Changes: The Neurobiology of Trauma and How to Improve Outcomes When Interacting with Traumatized Victims              (Beginning-LE)
Discussion of the impact of psychological and physiological changes to a victim's recall ability creating inconsistencies in the victim narrative as well as techniques to improve recall and promote recovery.              
Kelli Clune, MSN

38.2.     Educate, Engage, and Empower: Innovative Strategies for Social Advocacy    (Beginning-Adv)
This session is designed to help social workers become more involved in the socio-political practice by educating professionals on how advocacy is part of the ethical social work practice.
Deja Thomas, MSW

38.3.     Lessons from Hurricane Harvey: Mobilizing the Child Welfare Provider Community in the Wake of Disaster to Rebuild Lost Service Capacity, Mitigate Trauma, and Build Organizational Resilience              (Intermediate-CP/CW)
This discussion focuses on Hurricane Harvey’s impact on the Texas child welfare service provider community and how providers rebuilt capacity, mitigated compounding trauma, and infused resilience into organizational culture.     
Jesse Booher, MA; Natalie Sowinski, MSW; Jennifer Lawson, PhD

38.4.     Moving Toward Trauma Responsive Child Welfare Organizations    (Intermediate-CP/CW)
This presentation challenges practitioners, policymakers, and researchers to integrate trauma responsive principles with the child welfare goals of stabilization, integration, and consolidation to achieve positive outcomes for clients and organizations    
Virginia Strand, DSW; Ginny Sprang, PhD



38.5.     Building a Medical Network: Training Community Providers to Conduct Basic Forensic Medical Exams   (Beginning-INTD)
 This session will discuss implementing a program to train community providers to conduct basic forensic medical examinations when assisting CPS in child abuse investigations.  
Angie Boy, DPH

38.6.     Community Support and its Buffering Effect for Children Who Have Been Abused, Are Fearful and In Crisis (Intermediate-EfC)
Progress in treatment can be impeded by fear in abused children; support during this time of crisis can facilitate progress by filling the gap between week to week sessions. 
Paula Macian, PhD

38.7.     The Role of Family Court in Ending Childhood Trauma (Beginning-Law)
In this session, participants will learn how family court can reduce childhood trauma, build resiliency, and prevent the intergenerational transmission of trauma in high-conflict case management.    
Kay Johnson, MEd

38.8  Integration of Neuroscience and Genetics into Social Work: Implications for Practice, Policy and Research 
The biological aspects of human development within systems and throughout the life course are theoretically embedded in social work. There is rapid growth of neurobiological sciences research in areas overlapping with social work practice and policy, yet in general biological development is not embedded within social work research frameworks.  Taken together these points underscore the need for a roundtable session dedicated to building knowledge of the rationale, routes, and resources to bridging neuroscience/genetics and social work in practice, policy, and research as relevant to child abuse. 
Darcey Merritt, PhD; Jessica M. Black, PhD

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sessions 39 - 48

39.        Learn How and Why to use the Screener for Child Adversity, Trauma, Impairment & Resilience (SCATIR)    (Intermediate-CP/CW)
 SCATIR, is our short, structured Adversity instrument for all child-serving professionals. A self-report screener is followed by trained clinicians' questions. Participants learn why and how to use this free instrument. 
 Jeff Sugar, MD

40.        World Childhood Foundation: The Travel Courage Campaign to Raise Awareness About the Sexual Exploitation of Children Abroad (Intermediate-INTD)
World Childhood Foundation will present the digital media campaign Travel Courage which aims to raise awareness about the sexual exploitation of children abroad and how travelers can be child protectors.   
Nicole Epps, MSW

41.        Interviewing Victims of Commercial Sexual Exploitation  (Intermediate-FI)
This presentation will provide content that forensic interviewers should incorporate in interviews of minors suspected as trafficking and/or internet crimes victims.  The focus will be on non-caregiver cases. 
Julie Kenniston, MSW

*This workshop is supported by FVTC/NCJTC*         


42.        The Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention: A Brief Evidence-Based Response for Child Victims and Non-Offending Caregivers              (Intermediate-MH)
 This presentation will describe the process for implementing CFTSI in our Child Advocacy Center, and describe outcomes of this evidence-based early intervention for child victims and their non-offending caregivers.   
Ebony Cherry, MSW; Diane  Lampkins, MSW

43.        The Impact of Changing Immigration Policy on Child Well-Being and Strategies for Supporting Child Welfare    (Intermediate-CP/CW)
Punitive immigration policies are traumatically impacting children in immigrant families. This presentation will highlight key challenges and best practices within the child welfare system to mitigate negative impacts.         
Megan Finno-Velasquez, PhD, Doris Duke Fellows; Sophia Sepp, MSW

44.        Fact or Fiction: Understanding Child Sexual Abuse Medical Literature         (Advanced-INTD)
The presentation will discuss the role of child sexual abuse medical evaluation and a detailed review of the medical literature pertaining to medical findings in suspected sexual abuse cases.
Matthew Cox, MD

45.        Examining a Trauma-Informed Systems Change Approach with Child Serving Systems: A Case Series   (Intermediate-CP/CW)
This session is designed to help leaders in child-serving systems explore ways to advance trauma-informed care at a systems level.            
Melissa  Bernstein, PhD; Brent Crandal, PhD

46.        The Role of Psychotropics in the Foster Care System: Essential Information for the Assessment, Treatment, and Monitoring of the Mental Health Needs of Foster Children    (Advanced-MH)
From no treatment to overtreatment, everyone has a role to play in the effective application and management of psychotropics in the foster care system.
Christopher Frederick, DO

47.        Research Sessions:

47.1.     Implementing Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Children in inpatient Settings for Children and Adolescents with History of Trauma: Factors to Consider        (Intermediate-MH)
We will discuss key factors to consider when implementing Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Children in inpatient psychiatric settings for youths with severe mental illness and history of trauma.
Zlatina Kostova,PhD;  Ingrid  Sarmiento, PhD; Carl Fulwiler, PhD; Brian Denietolis, PsyD;
Randye Semple, PhD

47.2.     Innovative Approaches to Preventing Child Maltreatment Through Evidence-Based Treatment (Intermediate-MH)
 The impact of an adaptive home visiting intervention for high risk young families will be described. Next steps in translation endeavors in Child-Parent Psychotherapy will be shared.  
 Jody Manly, PhD

48.        Roundtable Discussions:

48.1.     Clinical Reasoning in Child Protection Cases: The Alleged Slapping Incident   
Mental health, legal, other professions must often difficult decisions in the face of uncertainty. This workshop will provide a conceptual framework and conceptual tools to assist with difficult decisions. 
Steven Miller, MD; Linda Gottlieb, LMFT

48.2.     The Feasibility and Favorability of Cam's Classroom: A Tiered Approach to Trauma-Informed Prevention and Intervention in Urban Elementary Schools    (Intermediate-MH)
Overview of a multidisciplinary three-tiered preventative intervention aimed at promoting resilience and emotion regulation through universal, targeted and intensive interventions for families in at-risk communities.     
Kimberly Kleinman, PsyD; Zoe Chiel, PhD; Jessica Meister, PsyD; Jen Cruz, PhD

48.3.     Second Step Child Protection: Impact, Implementation, and Implications for Children, Teachers, and Families  (Intermediate-Prev)
This information session will highlight findings from two mixed-method (randomized controlled trial and focus groups) studies of the Second Step Child Protection Unit family videos and comprehensive school-based curriculum.            
Amanda Nickerson, PhD; Jennifer Livingston, PhD

48.4.     The Economics of Child Abuse   (Advanced-Adv)

How much does child abuse cost us, not just in futures and families or in our morality and humanity, but in dollars? This is the question that Safe & Sound answered.                 

Katie Albright, JD

48.5.     When Forensic Psychology and Legal Advocacy Collide: The Case for Trauma-Informed Evaluations in Child Welfare Cases    (Advanced-MH)
This program will address the importance of trauma-informed forensic evaluations for families involved in child welfare. The audience will discuss a quality report and determine how attorneys strengthen/discredit expert testimony.  
Carla Cooke, EdD; Allison Williams, JD

48.6.     Improving Accurate Diagnosis and Symptom Monitoring Techniques to Improve Treatment Effectiveness for Youth with Trauma-Related Disorders     (Intermediate-MH)
This presentation will discuss both means of accurate symptom assessment for youth with traumatic experiences and symptom monitoring throughout the course of trauma-focused treatment.        
Natalie Gallo, LPC; Elena Doskey, PhD

48.7.     "I Take it Back": When a Child Recants Sexual Abuse Allegations     (Intermediate-Adv)
We will discuss the risk factors that might be present in a case, which could be indicative of a possible recant.
Jesse Gonzalez, BS

48.8.     Building an Education Program for Your Organization     (Beginning-Prev)
 Learn strategies and lessons learned in building a child abuse education program.   
Dianna Smoot, MEd



48.9.     Child Protection and the Opioid Crisis: Developing Historically-Informed System Responses (Intermediate-CP/CW)
The U.S. opiate crisis has been associated with increased foster care entries since 2013. This presentation examines similarities and differences with past drug epidemics in the child welfare system.    
Jennifer Lawson, PhD; Jesse Booher, MA

Poster Presentations

Posters will be displayed during the Welcome Reception Thursday, June 18 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.)

Collaborating for Child Health and Well-Being: A Pilot RCT of a Collaborative Practice between Child Welfare and Child Healthcare                         
Kristine Campbell, MD; Tonya Myrup, MSW; Lina Svedin, PhD

Feasibility Assessment for a Tailored Primary Care Intervention to Prevent Sexual Abuse  
Kate Chappell, PNP

Promoting Teacher Resilience to Vicarious Trauma by Improving Heart Rate Variability            
Anne-Marie Conn, PhD

Association Between Foster Youth-Parent Relationship, Child Behavior, and Caregiver Well-being and Function              
Morgan Cooley, PhD; Andrew  Benesh, PhD; Brittany Mihalec-Adkins, MEd, Doris Duke Fellows

An Exploration of Interview Procedures for Forensic Psychological Evaluations for Child Welfare  Christina Diaz, BA; Matthew Forsythe, MA; Kerrie Ocasio, PhD, Doris Duke Fellows; Erica Lee, MA

Multiple Session Forensic Interviews: Learning from One State Training Program
Jacquelynn Duron, PhD, Doris Duke Fellows; Fiona Remko, MSW

Sexual Abuse Disclosure as a Mediator of an Abuse Prevention Program on Abuse Substantiation   

Molly Elfreich, Margaret Stevenson, PsyD

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) & Health Outcomes in Adulthood: A Meta-Analysis          
Hannah Farnsworth, MA

The Use of Evidence in Recommendations in Child Welfare Forensic Evaluations: Results of a Statewide Peer Review Process             
Matthew Forsythe, MA; Christina Diaz, BS; Kerrie Ocasio, PhD, Doris Duke Fellows;  Erica Lee, MA

Adverse Childhood Events (ACEs) Impact on the Developing Brain: The Role of a Children's Advocacy Center 
Shefali Gandhi, PsyD; Samara Cerven, PsyD; Sarah Anderson, OT

Utilizing High Reliability Principles to Create a Culture of Protection and Healing              
Angelo Giardino, MDMelanie Takinen, MA; Drew Dillingham, MA

A Review of Recommendations for Abuse Prevention in Children Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Jennifer Johnson, BS

A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Treatment of the Children of Women Involved in Family Intervention-Infant and Toddler Court and Child Protective Services Due to Substance Use Disorders

Rachael Keefe, MD; Sarah Bogard, MA; Bethanie Van Horne, DPH

I Asked My Father Not to Pursue the Matter: Systemic Failures, Family Ties and Non-Reporting Among Victims of Child Sexual Abuse in Ghana Who Do Not Go Through the Court Process   
Charlotte Kwakye-Nuako, MPhil

Giving Voice to Parents in Child Welfare: Parent Advocacy in Child Protection        
Marina Lalayants, PhD; Sharon E.  Jeon, MSW

Human Trafficking: What Every Nurse Needs to Know  
Erica Lemberger, PhD

The Role of Race and County Factors on Child Protective Service Substantiation and Removal Decisions

Kathryn Maguire-Jack, PhD, Doris Duke Fellows; Rebecca Dillard, MSW; Sarah Font, PhD

The State of Sexual/Reproductive Health among Adolescents in Contact with the Child Welfare System 
Brittany Mihalec-Adkins, MEd, Doris Duke Fellows; Amanda Warnock, BS

New Avenues for Primary Prevention: Attitudes and Misconceptions that Enable, Minimize, and Normalize Child Sexual Abuse                     
Victoria Parsons, BA

Exploring Cultural Competency of Foster Parents           
Ashley Quinn, BSW; Megan Piel, PhD, Doris Duke Fellows

Psychosocial Characteristics of Sentenced Sexual Offenders in Puerto Rico  
Laura Rodriguez, PsyD; Frances Vidot, MA

Exploratory Factor Analysis and Psychometric Evaluation of the Safeguarding Capabilities in Preventing Child Sexual Abuse Scale  
Douglas Russell, MSc; Daryl Higgins, PhD

Young Children in Psychiatric Residential Treatment: Exploration of Heterogeneity and Treatment Outcomes             
Lisa Schelbe, PhD, Doris Duke Fellows; Shamra Boel-Studt, PhD

When it is Dark Enough You Can See the Stars  
Lauralee Solimeno, BS

Using Group Model Building to Identify Barriers to Implementing Trauma-Informed Treatment in Foster Care Services                          
Mary Jo Stahlschmidt, MA; Patricia Kohl, PhD

Collaboration between Child Welfare and Child Healthcare: Laws on the Books and the Reality of Practice (EfC)              
Lina Svedin, PhD; Kristine Campbell, MD; Tonya Myrup, LCSW

Organizational Culture and Child Welfare Caseworkers: Perceptions of Needed Services for Parents and Youth               
Heather Thompson, PhD; Marianna Colvin, PhD; Morgan Cooley, PhD

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