Schedule and Daily Agendas

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

Thursday, June 11

8:30 – 10:00 a.m.

Sessions 88 - 94

88.  Child Torture:  Recognition, Presentation, and Outcomes   (Intermediate-INTD) 

This workshop will provide an in-depth review of child torture.  Through case presentations the participant will use this acquired knowledge to recognize warning signs for child torture.
Barbara Knox, MD; Debra Esernio-Jenssen, MD                                                                                                                                                                      

89.  Assessing Safety and Safety Planning in Substance Use Disorder Cases  (Intermediate-CP/CW)

Enhance child welfare professional's knowledge of Assessing Safety and Safety Planning in cases involving Substance Use Disorders with a framework for best practice in holistic assessments and client engagement.
Amanda Beach, MPA;  Alex Bishara, MSW, LISW, LCDC III, ICADC;  Janie Rhoads,  LSW                                                                                                                              

90.  The Assessment and Management of Risk throughout Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy  (Intermediate-MH)      

Posttraumatic Stress increases risk for suicidal behavior. Effectively addressing both, by maintaining fidelity to the TF-CBT model, while adequately assessing and managing risk throughout treatment will be illustrated.
Ashley   Galsky,  PhD;  Elena Doskey, PhD;  Natalie Gallo,    LPC;  Elizabeth Risch, PhD                                                                                             

91.  Online Enticement: Examining Risk Factors and Vulnerabilities of Minors in a Technological World (Beginning-MH)  

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children will present initiatives for child sexual exploitation survivors that provide insight and resources to help recognize and address online threats to children.
Shannon Traore, MA;  Adrienne Hoffman-Lewis, MA                                                                                                                                                                                  

92.  Forensic Medical and Legal Analysis of Abusive Head Trauma  (Advanced-M/N) 

Participant will be provided a full grounding in the evolution of the scientific understanding of head injury. Medical and legal applications will be emphasized.
Scott Benton, MD;   Angel Myers-McIlrath, JD                                                                                                                                       93.   

93.    Treating Self-Injurious Behaviors in Adolescent Trauma Survivors
Based on new research linking self-injurious behavior (SIB) to triggered childhood trauma memories and inadequate emotional regulation capacities, John Briere introduces an integrated treatment for SIB in traumatized adolescents.
John Briere, PhD                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

94.  Perspectives of Parents and Young Adults Involved in Alleged Alienation (Intermediate-CP/CW)

This workshop introduces the subsequent workshops (# 's 101, 103 and 110) addressing 'Parental Alienation' and its variants vs abuse by presenting the experiences and views of individuals involved in these kinds of cases.
Dave Corwin, MD, plus survivors

10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Sessions 95- 101

95.  What is the Field's (and Your) Vision for the Scope and Delivery of Evidence Based Practices?  (Intermediate-MH) 

We discuss the state of EBP use in child maltreatment and explore questions about how to incorporate what we know about them to help promote efficient and effective practice.
David Kolko, PhD; Lucy Berliner, MSW                                                                                                                                                                          

96.  Child Psychological Maltreatment Summit: Policy, Research, and Practice Implications  (Intermediate-INTD)

This panel presents the policy, research, education/training, and practice goals developed at the Child Psychological Maltreatment Summit to reduce child psychological maltreatment and simultaneously promote child well-being.
Marla R. Brassard, PhD;  David   Corwin, MD;  Stuart Hart, PhD; Janet Rosenzweig, PhD, MPA; Julie Whitman, MSW; Leslie Schmerler, MA; Mel Schneiderman, PhD  


97.  Forensic Interviewing Children in the Shadow of Domestic Violence within a Coordinated Team Response (Advanced-INTD)

This sessions goal is to continue Ellen Pence's work by bridging the Duluth Model coordinated community response and the Child Advocacy Center model.
Laura Gapske                                                                                                                                             


98.  Child Abuse Pediatrics in Mississippi - Administrative Strategies  (Intermediate-PREV) 

This seminar will explore the administrative evolution of child abuse pediatrics in Mississippi through innovative funding and the use of telehealth for remote areas.
Scott Benton, MD; Beth Brownlee, MD; Rebecca Mansell, JD                                                                                                       

99.  What Do High Profile Cases teach Us About Sexual Abuse and Sexual Exploitation?  (Intermediate-CP/CW) 

Presenters will use recent high profile cases including Epstein, R. Kelly, Michael Jackson, Nassar and others, to review dynamics of sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of minors.
Dawn Blacker, PhD;  Brandi Landini, PhD;  Kelly  Kinnish, PhD                                                                                                                                 

100.  Non-Accidental Strangulation of Children  (Intermediate-M/N) 

This presentation will review how younger children are different than adolescent and adult victims of strangulation but still have high risks for short and long term sequelae.
Cathy Baldwin-Johnson, MD                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

101.  Differentiating PAS/PAD, Alienation, Alienating Behaviors, & Child Abuse: Current Research & Practical Applications   (Intermediate-INTD)  This workshop describes the distinctions among these various terms, current research concerning the issues in these complex cases, potential biases that lead to inappropriate assumptions and conclusions, and the flaws in the intervention programs those accused of alienation are ordered to attend.
Kathleen Faller, Ph.D., Madelyn Milchman, Ph.D., and Jean Mercer, Ph.D.; Robert Geffner, Ph.D., Moderator                                             


11:45 a.m - 1:00 pm Lunch (on your own)

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Sessions 102 – 108

102.  Scalp to Skull: Findings and Mimics of Child Abuse  (Intermediate-M/N)        

Describe and review extra-cranial and cranial manifestations of abuse through case scenarios. 
Patricia Morgan, MD                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

103. Differentiating PAS/PAD, Alienation, Alienating Behaviors, & Child Abuse:  Best Practices and Legal Issues 
This workshop discusses the flaws of a single factor approach that too many evaluators, attorneys, and courts assume and utilize in cases involving PA and abuse allegations.  Forensic evaluation suggestions and legal issues are discussed.            
Milfred (Bud) Dale, J.D., Ph.D., and Dave Corwin, M.D.; Robert Geffner, Ph.D., Moderator                                                                                                                                                                     

104.  Siblings - Bullying, Betrayal, and Bonding Across the Lifespan  (Beginning-CA) 

Sibling Abuse is the most violent of all family relationships but it is invisible, just like peer bullying was before Columbine. It occurs across the lifespan and has devastating consequences.
SuEllen  Fried, MA                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

105.  State Criminal Codes Fail Victims of Child Torture  (Intermediate-Law)

Child torture is a subcategory of severe child abuse with unique diagnostic criteria. State criminal codes contain loopholes that often result in severe injustice for survivors of child torture.           
Ann Ratnayake Macy, JD                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

106.  Child Sex Trafficking: Mentality, Coercion, and Indicators  (Intermediate-CP/CW)

Presentation will cover the psychological 'driving-force' behind traffickers, tools of coercion, and indicating symptoms that trafficked children may exhibit.
Keith Scott, MA, CASAC-T;  Bill O'Leary, PhD, LCSW-R                                                                                                                                                                                  

107.  Statewide Advocacy Center ACEs and PCEs Project: Collecting ACEs and PCEs in High-Risk Populations  (Intermediate-CA) 

Collecting ACEs and PCEs at Advocacy Centers can demonstrate the high-risk and high needs within the Family Violence Population.
Shefali Gandhi,  PsyD                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

108.  Child-Centered Forensic Interviewing Strategies: How to Help Children Tell What They Know (Intermediate-CP/CW)     

Child-centered forensic interviewing strategies are described and compared with interviewer-centered strategies. Bracketing allegation specific knowledge is demonstrated with participant volunteers through each phase of the interview process.
Shawn Wygant, MA                                                                                                       

2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Sessions 109 – 114

109.  A Balanced and Restorative Approach to Treating Trauma in the Juvenile Justice System  (Advanced-INTD) 

This workshop will address a balanced and restorative approach to the complexities of treating trauma reactive youth while under the supervision of the Juvenile Justice System.
John Seasock, PsyD   


110. Making a Determination about the Causes of a Child’s Rejection of a Parent:  Practical Applications 
Applications and expert practice techniques in distinguishing abuse from alienating behaviors in these complex cases are presented such that biases and inappropriate assumptions are minimized.  Case examples are presented.
Morgan Shaw, Psy.D., and Kathleen Faller, Ph.D.; Robert Geffner, Ph.D., Moderator


111.  Zero Abuse Project CAST   (Intermediate-CP/CW)

The Child Advocacy Studies (CAST) curriculum is designed to combat historic issues with inadequate education and training of child-serving professionals.
Tyler Counsil, EdD;  Betsy Goulet, DPA                                                                                                                                                                         

112.  The Psychotropic Quality Improvement (PQI) Collaborative: Empowering Stakeholders in Four States to Improve State Policy  (Beginning-INTD) 

The Psychotropic Quality Improvement (PQI) Collaborative: Empowering Stakeholders in Four States to Improve State Policy.
Carrie Mason, JD, PhD;  Sarah Pauter, MA                                                                                                                                                                               

113.  The Imperative of Engaging and Supporting Nonoffending Parents   (Intermediate-MH) 

Engaging and supporting non-offending parents is imperative to the recovery of sexually abused children. This presentation will explore why and how to address the needs of non-offending parents.
Stephanie Simmons, MSCP, PsyD                                                                                                                                                                                 

Friday, June 12

Post-Conference Institutes 

8:30 – 12:30 p.m.

Sessions 114 - 115

114.  Conducting Family and Parenting Evaluations with Intimate Partner Violence and/or Child Abuse Allegations:  Practical Techniques and Common Pitfalls (Intermediate-INTD)

Conducting family and parenting evaluations for courts, attorneys, and various agencies is a specialty with many pitfalls and risks of error, malpractice, and professional burnout for practitioners. This workshop focuses on assessment strategies and child and parent measures in cases of intimate partner violence (IPV) and/or child abuse allegations.  In addition, the recent book (Family evaluation in custody litigation: Promoting optimal outcomes and reducing ethical risks-2nd ed.) is included in the price of the workshop, and this workshop can be counted toward certification of Child Custody Evaluators.
Robert Geffner, PhD; Morgan Shaw, PsyD; Stacie LeBlanc, JD                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

115.  Child and Adolescent Clinical Skills Lab for Medical Providers (Intermediate-Med)

This workshop will provide attendees with a review of the literature and provide hands-on practice for exam and evidence collection techniques including forensic photography, use of a colposcope, exam techniques, and forensic evidence collection techniques for optimal results with both pre-pubertal and adolescent children.

Barbara Knox, MD; Debra Esernio-Jenssen, MD; Cathy Baldwin-Johnson, MD      



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