Schedule and Daily Agendas

Full Schedule               June 7-8                          June 9                          June 10                                   June 11-12

Wednesday, June 10

10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Sessions 48 - 57

48.  Keeping the Focus on Children’s Safety in Family Court  (Intermediate-Law/MH)

This session shares a pioneering child-advocacy method for ensuring child safety is not eclipsed in custody cases involving allegations of child abuse and parental alienation.
Joan Meier, JD; Suzanne Chester, JD, PhD;  Madelyn Milchman, PhD;  Atiya Mosley, JD                                                                                              

49.  Penetration, Injury and All That Jazz: A Visual Review Examining Three Decades of Research (Intermediate-INTD)

This workshop, using case examples with anogenital images, reviews three decades of child sexual abuse research in the context of exam findings and data from a large outpatient medical clinic.
Hollye Gallion, APRN PNP-BC                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

50.  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 skills.
Cheryl Lanktree, PhD                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

51.  Beyond Self-Care: Managing Secondary Traumatic Stress Through a Skills-Based Model (Intermediate-MH)

This seminar will provide an introduction to the Components for Enhancing Clinician Experience and Reducing Trauma model. CE-CERT is a skills-based approach to improving provider well-being and effectiveness.
Amanda Mitten, MA; Roy Van Tassell, LPC; Susan Schmidt, PhD; Elizabeth Risch, PhD                                                                                                         

52.  Yeast in the Dough, Not Icing on the Cake: The Education of a Trauma-Informed Workforce (Intermediate-CA)

This workshop introduces Project FORECAST, which utilizes innovative strategies to help communities develop trauma-informed workforces.  Participants will also experience a problem-based learning simulation and review preliminary evaluation data.
Jerry Dunn, PhD;  Matt Kliethermes, PhD; Laura Kaehler, PhD        


53.  Multidisciplinary Investigation of Child Abuse Reports When Child Custody is In Dispute (Intermediate-CP/CW) 

Poor training and misinformed practices cause failures to protect children when child custody and child abuse collide. Children suffer repeated risk of or actual abuse when the system fails them.
Seth Goldstein, JD                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

54.  Interviewing the Reluctant Child  (Intermediate-CA)

The workshop offers concrete guidance for forensic interviewers or investigators called on to interview a child who is reluctant or fearful of making a disclosure.
Rita Farrell, BS                                                                                                                                                                                                                

55.  Preview of Anticipated Updates to APSAC's Guidelines: Psychosocial Evaluation of Suspected Sexual Abuse in Children (Intermediate-INTD)  APSAC is undertaking a revision of its 'Practice Guidelines: Psychosocial Evaluation of Suspected Sexual Abuse in Children.' The revision committee will present on anticipated updates.
Jemour Maddux, PsyD, ABPP;   Kathleen Coulborn Faller, PhD, ACSW;  Mark Everson, PhD;  Dave Corwin, MD      


56.  Texas' Multi-Disciplinary Response to Child Sex Trafficking  (Intermediate-INTD) 

This session details Texas' multidisciplinary, trauma responsive and victim-centered approach designed to combat the horrendous practice of child sex trafficking across Texas while providing a comprehensive response to support victims. 
Janet Kasper, LBSW;  Kelly Barron, MS;   Broussard-White, JD,LLM, LPCCA; Cliff Manning, BS; Johna Stallings, JD; Elizabeth Newlin, MD      


57.  Preventing Child Fatalities through Case Review - Using Lessons from Past Mistakes to Improve Future Outcomes  (Intermediate-C/CW) 

Child fatality review is a data collection and prevention tool used in every state.  This strategy isn't meeting its potential. Reasons for this disconnect and solutions will be presented.
Betty Wade Coyle, MA;  Patricia Gardner, JD; Gail Davidson, MSW


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

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Sessions 58 - 67

58.  Toward More Accurate Interpretation of Young Children's Post-Removal Behavior Surrounding Visits with Parents   (Intermediate-CP/CW)  Clinicians risk making errors when interpreting children's post-removal visit behavior due to minimal evidence base.
Virginia Merritt, MD; Christine Darsney, PhD                                                                                                                                                                          

59.  Sentinel Injuries- Important Clues for Early Detection of Child Physical Abuse  (Beginning-M/N)

Injuries that may seem clinically 'minor' are important to recognize in order to diagnose child physical abuse and to prevent further more severe injury.
Neha Mehta, MD                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

60. This session will feature the Child Maltreatment Research Article of the Year

61.  Family Culture in Foster Care: Discussing Routines and Values to Promote Understanding (Beginning-CP/CW)

When foster children behave contrary to the routines and values of the foster family, misunderstandings and frustrations can arise. We present a tool for discussing family culture with foster parents.
Brandi Hawk, PhD;  Lindsay Forte, MS;  Susan Timmer, PhD                                                                                                                                  

62.  Tools for Trauma Informed Workplace Culture: Impact of System-wide TIC Training on Staff Well-Being  (Intermediate-CP/CW) 

A system-wide, evidence-based trauma informed care training to address compassion fatigue and resilience in human service providers. Results indicate improvement of staff well-being and beginning culture change.
Stacey Pangratz, MSW;  Molly Garwood, PhD;  Jennifer Hammel, BA                                                                                                                                              

63.     Building the Evidence Base for Comprehensive Youth-Focused Prevention Programs  (Beginning-PREV)

Most prevention programs remain fragmented, addressing isolated topics despite indications that a comprehensive approach might be more effective. This session will describe the development and evaluation of one comprehensive program.
Stacy Pendarvis, MPH, MA;  David Finkelhor, PhD  


64.  Navigating Supervision When Trauma Hits Close to Home  (Intermediate-MH) 

Application of the Components for Enhancing Clinician Engagement and Reducing Trauma (CE-CERT) model to supervision when a clinician's primary trauma intersects with a client's trauma will be reviewed.
Elena Doskey, PhD;  Elizabeth Risch, PhD                                                                                                                                                                    

65. 'I take it back.  It didn't happen.':  When a Child Recants Allegations of Sexual Abuse   (Beginning-FI) 

An adult survivor of child sexual abuse and a forensic interviewer guide the attendees through the experience of a child who recanted and later reaffirmed her experiences.
Shauna Galloway-Williams, MEd, LPC                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

66.  Intrafamilial Child Torture: Case Studies of Investigation and Treatment     (Intermediate-CP/CW)

This training will introduce the concept of Intrafamilial Child Torture, and four cases studies will be presented to examine effective investigation and treatment techniques.
Pamela Miller, JD, MSW, LISW-S

*This workshop is supported by the Center for Child Policy*                                                                                                                                                                                                           

67. Round Table Discussions:

67.1.  Integrating Behavioral Medicine into Foster Care Clinic  (Beginning-MH)

Providing mental health intervention at the same time as medical evaluations at foster care clinics can decrease wait times and increase quality of treatment for foster youth.
Julie Bemerer, PsyD; Megan Hennigan, MD                                                                                                                                                                             

67.2.  Training Professionals to Change Attitudes about Spanking Among Conservative Christians: How to Talk with People of Faith  (Intermediate-INTD) 

This presentation will examine alternative biblical interpretations of scripture related to spanking and practical strategies and specific language for talking with people of faith about using alternatives to spanking.
Cindy Miller-Perrin, PhD;  Robin Perrin, PhD                                                                                                                                                                            

67.3. How to Provide Evidence-Based Education on the Effects of Corporal Punishment    (Intermediate-PREV) 

This session will use a panel of experts to discuss evidence-based practices to educate trainees in different fields about the effects of corporal punishment.
Joan Durrant, PhD; Michele Knox, PhD;  Mel Schneiderman ,PhD;  Van Michelle Ruda, MD; Stacie Leblanc, JD, MEd, Vincent Palusci, MD, FAAP                                                                                                                                                                           

67.4.  Keeping Families Together: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Serving Maltreated Children Taken in by Relatives (Intermediate-INTD) We will present our innovative model that uses a team of attorneys, therapists, and social workers to serve maltreated children taken in by relatives outside of the child protection system. 
Jennifer Hastings, MS;  Beth Lauck, JD   


67.5.  The Medical Forensic Exam in a Child Advocacy Center Setting (Intermediate-M/N)  

Medical forensic health examinations are an important part of the healing process for children and families and it is important to provide them with timely access to medical examinations.     
Meghan Richardson, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, CEN, CA-SANE, CP-SANE                                                                                                                                                                                                               

67.6.  Cultural and Contextual Influences on Parenting Among Low-Income Chinese Immigrant Caregivers  (Intermediate-PREV) 

We examine parenting values, beliefs, practices, and motivations among low-income Chinese families and contextual influences, which aid in the design and implementation of child maltreatment preventive parenting interventions and services.
Judith Scott, PhD, MSW;  Julia  Fleckman, PhD, MPH;  Bridget Cho, MA                          

2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Sessions 68 - 77

68.  Improving Child Sexual Abuse Medical Evaluation and Reporting Skills (Intermediate-M/N)       

This presentation will improve provider recognition and evaluation of child sexual abuse and will increase understanding of how the medical exam integrates into the sexual abuse investigation.
Monica Weiner, MD, FAAP                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

69.  PRM for Child Protection:  Reflections from the 'Frontline'  (Advanced-CP/CW) 

An in depth look at predictive risk modelling (PRM) in the child protection context, offering insights from the lead researcher and agency leaders from the Douglas County Decision Aide project.
Nicole Adams, MA; Ruby Richards, BA;  Rhema Vaithianathan, PhD; Emily Putnam Hortnstein, PhD


70.  Interviewing the Child Sexual Abuse Victim - Why the Color of the Underwear Matters (Intermediate-LE) 

Child sexual abuse victims often provide seemingly innocuous information that can be invaluable to investigators tasked with developing an effective suspect interviewing strategy.
Craig Smith, BA                                                                                                                                                                                                

71.  Fostering Healthy Futures for Maltreated Youth: Using a Positive Youth Development Approach to Improve Outcomes  (Intermediate-MH) Fostering Healthy Futures uses mentoring and skills training to achieve positive outcomes for child welfare-involved youth. Learn how to achieve these outcomes using a non-stigmatizing, positive youth development approach.
Heather Taussig, PhD                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

72.  Hands On to be Hands Off (Beginning-PREV)

An interactive workshop for problem solving about how to create a No Hit Zone in your own community.  Please bring your own examples including works in progress. 
Randell Alexander, MD, PhD;  Stacie LeBlanc, JD, MEd                                                                                                                                                                                  

73. International Research Panel moderated by Pragathi Tummala, Executive Director, ISPCAN                                                                                                                                                                                                

74.  Mandatory Reporting by Religious Leaders: A Paradox? (Intermediate-INTD)

This discussion-oriented session will focus on some of the toughest questions related to child maltreatment reporting by religious personnel, including overall plausibility, potential ethical dilemmas, and possible solutions. Workshop participants will be encouraged to participate in the dialogue.
Policy Center Staff

*This workshop is supported by the Center for Child Policy*                                                                                                                                                                                                              

75.  Addressing Myths vs. Research in CSA:  Revisiting Old Issues for Team Members (Beginning-INTD) 

This presentation is for new team members and will address common misconceptions related to disclosure, perpetrator history of abuse, medical exams, and false allegations of sexual abuse.
Desiree Glaze, MS, LPC;  Jeffrey Wherry, Ph.D., Diplomate in Clinical Psychology, ABPP                                                                                                                                                                       

76.  The Role of CAC Multidisciplinary Teams in Implementation and Sustainment of a Traumatic Stress Care Process Model   (Intermediate-INTD)  This presentation will examine how multidisciplinary team functioning in Child Advocacy Centers is associated with state-wide implementation of a mental health screening and referral protocol (care process model).
Elizabeth A. McGuier, PhD;  Kara Byrne, PhD; Kristine Campbell, MD, MSc; Brooks Keeshin, MD; David J. Kolko, PhD  


77. Round Table Discussions:

77.1.  Reducing Trauma and Improving Resilience for Young Children in Foster Care (Beginning-MH)

All foster children have experienced trauma; however, not all need mental health treatment. Offering a brief preventive caregiver-child service can reduce trauma symptoms and improve resilience for young foster children.
Lindsay Forte, MS;  Brandi Hawk, PhD;  Deanna Boys, MA;  Susan Timmer, PhD 


77.2.  Addressing the Unique Needs of Parenting While Homeless (Beginning-MH) 

Parenting while experiencing homelessness presents unique and difficult challenges. In this workshop, we describe our trauma-informed and targeted parenting skills group for families experiencing homelessness.
Deanna Boys, MA Brandi Hawk, PhD                                                                                                                                                                          

77.3.  When Work Hurts:  Employee Resiliency at NCMEC (Intermediate-MH)

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children promotes professional resiliency in their employees who manage difficult content daily and teaches strategies to combat vicarious trauma.
Shannon Traore, MA;  Susan Kennedy, MEd                                                                                                                                                                            

77.4.  Preventing Exploitation:  Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (Intermediate-PREV)  

Learn more about addressing sexuality, relationships and promotion of safety to prevent abuse and exploitation of people with developmental and intellectual disabilities.
Sharon Delvisco, MSW; Rebecca Mandal-Blasio, PsyD                                                                                                                                                                                              

77.5.  It Can Happen In a Flash: How to Promote Burn Prevention (Beginning-PREV)

Burns occur often in young children. To promote burn prevention, we aimed to improve families' knowledge about burn injuries/prevention by providing a training session for child protection workers/supervisors.
Simi Abraham, MD                                                                                                                                                                                          

77.6.  Exploring the Relationship Between Poverty and Neglect: Implications for Policy and Community Practice   (Intermediate-INTD)   

This roundtable will provide a nuanced exploration of the relationship between poverty and child neglect and will share evidence-informed community- and policy-level solutions for the prevention and reduction of neglect.
Bri Stormer, MSW                                                                 

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.Sessions

78 - 87

78.  Preventing Abusive Head Trauma (Intermediate-INTD)

This session will present the results of the first-ever structured review of programs designed to prevent Abusive Head Trauma. Study results, including a review of promising programs and areas of programming, as well as implications for future directions in policy and research, will be discussed. 
 Vincent Palusci, MD, MS, FAAP; Debangshu Roygardner, PhD
*This workshop is supported by the Center for Child Policy*  

79.  Reducing the Overuse of Psychiatric Medications for Children in Foster Care  (Intermediate CP/CW)

We will discuss the NYC Administration for Children's Services new reform, the strategies to implement the policy and our observations of the results from the first 6 months.
Martin Irwin, MD;  Suchet Rao, MD                                                                                                                                                                             

80.  Adverse Childhood Experience's and Why Connections Matter  (Beginning-PREV) 

This presentation will briefly cover Adverse Childhood Experiences, trauma, brain development and how caring connections, resiliency, and other protective factors can mitigate negative outcomes. 
Nikki Berger, MA/LPC; Tiffany Sawyer, BA                                                                                                                                                                  

81.  Assessing and Building Protective Factors that Promote Resilience Following Trauma in Youth (Intermediate-INTD) 

This presentation helps providers learn to evaluate and implement ten protective factors with cutting edge research-supported interventions that reinforce resilience following trauma in children.
Machelle Madsen Thompson, PhD, LCSW; Valentina Iturriaga, M.S., Ed.S                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

82.  First, Do No Harm: Human Trafficking- What We Are Doing Right and What Could We Do Better (Intermediate-M/N)

Primary, secondary and tertiary care all are required in a united response to the epidemic of suffering that is human trafficking. Skills will be practiced driven by input from survivors.
Anne Troy, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC; Debbie St. Germain, DNS, CEN, RN;  Samantha Sahl, DSW, LCSW                                                                                                                                    

83.  Putting on Your Complex Trauma Glasses:  Adopting a Trauma-Informed Perspective with Juvenile Justice Involved Youth (Beginning-MH)

This presentation will review how Complex Trauma places youth at risk for juvenile justice system involvement, describe assessment and treatment approaches, and highlight Complex Trauma treatment implementation in statewide systems.
Mandy Habib, PsyD;  Victor Labruna, PhD                                                                                                                                                                               

84.  The Spiritual Impact of Child Abuse and Exploitation  (Intermediate-INTD)

This presentation provides an overview of the spiritual development of children and how violence may interrupt or impair spirituality and spiritual development.
Amy Russell, MSEd, JD, NCC                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

85.  Connecting the Dots of Childhood Trauma (PTSD), Substance Use Disorders and Chronic Pain (Intermediate-INTD)

Trauma from childhood adversity can cause chronic pain, both emotional and physical, leading to addiction in adults. We will explore new approaches to identifying and dealing with trauma-linked pain/addiction.
Anthony Zenkus, LCSW;  Brian  Kaufman, DO                                                                                                                                                                         

86.  From Trauma to Tree Pose: Trauma-Informed Yoga for Children Experiencing Homelessness (Beginning-MH) 

This workshop demonstrates a trauma-informed yoga class for children. Core components of trauma-informed yoga and our experience implementing yoga at a school for children experiencing homelessness will be discussed.
Colleen Allen, BS;  Brandi Hawk, PhD                                                                                                                                                                           

87. Round Table Discussions:

87.1.  Using Parental Capacity Evaluations to Support Family First Prevention Services Act and APSAC Service Planning  (Intermediate-CP/CW) This presentation will review a Parental Capacity protocol that is designed to move cases towards the goals of the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) and APSAC Service Planning Guidelines.
Janet Cahill, PhD                                       


87.2.  Assessing Statewide Need for Early Home Visiting Programs to Prevent Child Maltreatment (Advanced-PREV)

We will describe opportunities to identify communities at risk for maltreatment, and gaps in services and present the approach and initial findings from two statewide mixed-methods evaluations.
Megan Feely, PhD; Paul Lanier, PhD                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

87.3.   Integrating Stakeholders' Knowledge and Formative Data to Adapt and Implement a Parenting Prevention Program in Kenya    (Intermediate-PREV) 

Globally, limited services are available to prevent child maltreatment. This presentation will discuss how community stakeholders and qualitative data informed the cultural adaptation of SafeCare for its first Kenyan implementation.
Jenelle Shanley, PhD; Lisa Armistead, PhD;   David Ndetei, DSc, PhD, MB.Ch.B.                                                                                                                     

87.4.  Protective Orders are Failing to Protect Children. How to Identify the Gaps in the System and Design Orders That Will   (Intermediate-CP/CW)

Protective orders were created to protect victims of family violence from the perpetrators.  But their children, also victims, are not always included or protected. Our current laws protect the abusive parent's right over the rights of the child to live an abuse free life. Let's fix that!
Katie Amber; Barry Goldstien, JD; Doreen Sims; Melanie Blow, BS ;  Carol Midboe, BA     

8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Morning Plenary

Bias in the Family Courts?  Findings from the First National Quantitative Study of Custody Cases Involving Abuse and Alienation Claims
Joan Meier, JD
Professor of Clinical Law and Founder, Domestic Violence Legal Empowerment and Appeals Project, George Washington University Law School

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