Schedule and Daily Agendas

Full Schedule               Sept 21                    Sept 22                         Sept 23                                  Sept 24

Thursday, September 24

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. 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 ,PhDVan Michelle Ruda, MD; Stacie Leblanc, JD, MEd, Vincent Palusci, MD, FAAP 


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,  PhDElena Doskey, PhDNatalie Gallo, LPCElizabeth 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.  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 


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.  TBA 

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.  TBA

99.  TBA      

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-TBill 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.  Outstanding Article in Child Maltreatment: Effectiveness of a Trauma-Informed Care Initiative in a State Child Welfare System: A Randomized Study

M. Kay Jankowski, Karen E. Schifferdecker, Rebecca L. Butcher, Lynn Foster-Johnson, and Erin R. Barnett


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, EdDBetsy 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, PhDSarah 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                                                                                                                                                                             

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