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Dominic Carter keynotes Wisconsin Child Maltreatment Conference

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TV Journalist Dominic Carter was the keynote speaker at the Mayo Clinic in La Crosse Wisconsin. Conference on Child Maltreatment

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Dominic Carter keynotes Wisconsin Child Maltreatment Conference

  1. 1. ConferencePlanningCommittee PhillipNielsen,ConferencePlanningChair-FranciscanSkempHealthcare CathyPupp,ConferenceCoordinator-FranciscanSkempHealthcare DanielBroughton,MayoClinic VictorVeith,NationalChildProtectionTrainingCenter AbbyPoppie,FamilyResources AliciaPlace,LaCrosseSchoolDistrict ColleenMulder,CooperativeEducationalServicesAgency(CESA)#4 DeannaHoffman,LaCrosseCountyHumanServices JeanneMeyer,SteppingStones JenniferLinse,GundersenLutheran LisaFink,MayoClinic MelonyHansen,VernonCountyDepartmentofHumanServices MonicaOlson,FranciscanSkempHealthcare NancySolberg,FranciscanSkempHealthcare NicoleMilliren,LaCrosseCountyHumanServices TonyDeLap,LaCrosseCityPoliceDepartment PamelaHanson,FranciscanSkempHealthcare 14th Annual La Crosse Child Maltreatment Conference, May 12-13, 2011, La Crosse, WI Visit our website: www.franciscanskemp.org/childmaltreatment Non-Profit Org. US POSTAGE PAID PERMIT #10 LA CROSSE, WI 54601 700 West Avenue South La Crosse, WI 54601 La Crosse Child Maltreatment Conference 14th Annual Brought to you by Franciscan Skemp Healthcare, Mayo Clinic and National Child ProtectionTraining Center With support from: Cooperative Educational Services Agency (CESA) #4 Coulee Region Child Abuse PreventionTask Force Family & Children’s Center – Stepping Stones Gundersen Lutheran Midwest Regional Children’s Advocacy Center Visit us at www.franciscanskemp.org/childmaltreatment May 12-13, 2011 Radisson Hotel, La Crosse,WI
  2. 2. Who should attend the 14th Annual La Crosse Child Maltreatment Conference? We hope you will take advantage of the remarkable lineup of national and regional experts in the field of child protection and the opportunity to cultivate ongoing working relationships with professionals who share a passion for children and working with families to address children’s safety needs. The two-day conference will be of special interest to frontline child abuse professionals including: • child advocacy center staff • child protection workers • law enforcement • prosecutors Conference Objectives This nationally recognized conference will address strategies the multidisciplinary team can use to intervene when child maltreatment is reported, collaborate with community and family to protect children, and ensure justice for child victims of abuse/neglect. Continuing Education Credits Nursing Franciscan Skemp Healthcare, Mayo Health System is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Wisconsin Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 11.5 contact hours being offered Physicians This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of Franciscan Skemp Healthcare, Mayo Clinic and National Child Protection Training Center. Franciscan Skemp Healthcare is accredited by the Wisconsin Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Social Workers Gundersen Lutheran, La Crosse, WI, provider #1089, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB). www.aswb.org. Approval period: November 15, 2009 – November 15, 2012. Gundersen Lutheran maintains responsibility for the program. Licensed social workers should contact their individual state jurisdiction to review current continuing education requirements for licensure renewal. Social workers participating in this course will receive 11.5 continuing education clock hours. Attorneys The conference materials will be submitted to the Wisconsin Board of Bar Examiners for Guardian ad litem education credits. National Child Protection Training Center has applied for MN CLE Board credits for the Minnesota law professionals who attend this conference. Law Enforcement This conference has been approved by the MN POST Board for law enforcement professionals. Location & Accommodations La Crosse, WI is a historic, vibrant city of 50,000 people nestled between bluffs and the Mississippi River. Educational, recreational and cultural opportunities flourish. Spring is a beautiful season in which to enjoy all that La Crosse has to offer – hiking, fishing, shopping, theater productions, museums and more. Visit our website for local hotel accommodations. Registration Form 2011 La Crosse Child Maltreatment Conference Registration Registration fees include tuition, meals and conference materials. Advance registration is required and must be received no later than May 5. Refunds or cancellations (with the exception of a $25 processing fee) will be given until May 5. Cancellations after May 5 will not be re- funded. Conference organizers retain the right to cancel the program. A limited number of scholarships are available. Call (608) 392-4172 to request an application, which is due April 28. Name_______________________________________________________________________ Title__________________________________________________ Organization_ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Street Address______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Daytime Phone_ ____________________________________________ Email Address____________________________________________________________ Professional Profile: ❏ Child advocacy center staff ❏ Child protection worker ❏ Law enforcement ❏ Prosecutor ❏ Forensic interviewer ❏ Medical or mental health professional ❏ Emergency response personnel ❏ Victim/witness advocate Conference Fees: ❏ $190 – full conference ❏ $100 – single day ❏ $180/person – group discount for 2 or more attendees from same organization (registration for full conference required) Amount Enclosed: ❏ Checks payable to Franciscan Skemp Healthcare/1211010 ❏ Credit Card: ❏ Visa ❏ MasterCard ❏ Discover Card Number________________________________________________________Expiration Date____________________VIN/CVV Code___________________ Cardholder’s Name__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Signature__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Return no later than May 5 to Cathy Pupp, Franciscan Skemp Healthcare, Public Affairs, 700 West Ave S., La Crosse, WI 54601 Continuing Education Requested ❏ Continuing Medical Education ❏ WI Continuing Legal Education ❏ WI Continuing Nursing Education ❏ MN Continuing Legal Education ❏ WI Social Work ❏ MN POST Please identify any accessibility needs that will ensure your full participation in the conference. ___________________________________________________ Breakout Session Selections – Mark 1 and 2 in boxes for 1st and 2nd choices for each session May 12 Session 1: ❑ Providing Mental Health to Infants and Toddlers: Principles of Intervention for Parents and Their Very Young Children ❑ “What’s Going On In There?” Suicidal Behavior in Adolescents ❑ Victim Behavior: Assessing Credibility (Part 1) ❑ When Faith Hurts: Overcoming Spirituality Based Blocks and Problems Before, During and After the Forensic Interview Session 2: ❑ “Developmental Repair” An Intervention for Children who Struggle with Trauma and Disruption ❑ What’s Going On In There? Adolescents and Criminal Justice – Focus on Cognition, Values and Influence on the Adolescent Brain ❑ Victim Behavior: Assessing Credibility (Part 2) ❑ Emotional Abuse May 13 Session 1: ❑ The Predator Next Door…Empowering Children is the KEY to Prevention ❑ Investigating the Technology Used by Both Predators and Victims in Cases of Child Pornography and Other Victimization ❑ “When a Child Stands Alone”: Corroborating Evidence ❑ Etiology, Assessment and Treatment of PTSD in Military Veterans - Implications for Child Abuse Session 2: ❑ Collateral Damage…Effective Strategies in Dealing with the Secondary Victims of ‘The Predator Next Door’ ❑ Child Abuse in Child Custody Cases ❑ Resources of NCMEC for Investigators and Prosecutors ❑ Addressing Medical Neglect – Best Practices to Address the Health Needs of the Child • forensic interviewers • medical and mental health professionals • emergency response personnel • victim/witness advocates Fax 608-392-9416
  3. 3. Providing Mental Health to Infants and Toddlers: Principles of Intervention for Parents and their Very Young Children Anne Gearity, PhD, LICSW This session discusses the concept of the parent/child relationship as the core of emerg- ing mental health for young children and outlines a developmental model for mental health, recognizing how trauma and disruption become causes of emotional and behavioral dis- orders. Anne will review the basic principles of parent/child engagement and community responses that help mediate risks for young children and their parents. What’s Going On In There? Suicidal Behavior in Adoles- cents David Mays, MD, PhD This session addresses suicide risk and suicide risk assessment in adolescents. Individual and community interventions to reduce suicide risk will be explored. Victim Behavior: Assessing Credibility (Part 1) Olga Trujillo, JD This interactive session builds on Olga’s plenary presentation. Through a Q & A format, gain an inside-out perspective on some of the behaviors you’ve seen in children, adolescents and adults that seem contrary to what they are reporting. This is a two-part workshop. When Faith Hurts: Overcoming Spirituality Based Blocks and Problems Before, During and After the Forensic Interview Victor Vieth, JD Perpetrators of child sexual abuse often use religion to justify their abuse and most child molesters communicate toxic religious themes to the children they harm. As a result, many children suffer significant spiritual damage, which impairs their ability to disclose abuse or to heal. In this session, learn of research documenting how offenders use religion in the abuse of children and the various blocks to disclosure it creates. Victor Vieth will also present concrete reforms faith institutions need to implement to reduce, if not eliminate, spiritual injuries that result from child sexual abuse. “Developmental Repair” An Intervention for Children who Struggle with Trauma and Disruption Anne Gearity, PhD, LICSW This session will review the basic principles of Developmental Repair and, using case examples, demonstrate how this shift in understanding children changes intervention strategies used with children who have been maltreated or traumatized. Anne will discuss applications to parenting, child welfare, schools and other settings that work with chal- lenged children. What’s Going On In There? Adolescents and Criminal Justice – Focus on Cognition, Values and Influence on the Adolescent Brain David Mays, MD, PhD This session directly addresses what we know about how adolescents make decisions and how to influence them. Issues of adolescent competency will be addressed, as well as the effects of peers and biology. Victim Behavior: Assessing Credibility (Part 2) Olga Trujillo, JD This interactive session builds on Olga’s plenary presentation and first breakout. Through a Q & A format, gain an inside-out perspective on some of the behaviors you’ve seen in chil- dren, adolescents and adults that seem contrary to what they are reporting. Part 2 focuses on trauma and disassociation from an inside-out perspective. We’ll delve more into how trauma can impact the way people think and act. Emotional Abuse Victor Vieth, JD Victor Vieth gives an overview of the literature concerning the emotional abuse of a child. With this literature as a backdrop, he will share concrete methods for investigating these cases, including the interview of an emotionally abused child, and also concrete steps for proving these cases in court. Conference Agenda Thursday, May 12 8:00am Welcome 8:15am – 9:15am Protecting Young Children: Why We Must Pay Attention to Infants and Toddlers in the Child Welfare System. Anne Gearity, PhD, LICSW 9:15am – 9:30am Break 9:30am – 10:30am What’s Going On In There? A Look Into the Adolescent Brain and What Can Go Wrong. David Mays, MD, PhD 10:30am-11:30am The Impact of Domestic Violence: A Personal Journey Revealed. Olga Trujillo, JD 11:30am – Noon Ask the Experts: A Panel Discussion about Violence Across the Life Span Noon – 1pm Lunch “Great Kids Start with You” Award Presentation 1:00pm – 2:15pm Breakout Session #1 Options • Providing Mental Health to Infants & Toddlers: Principles of Intervention for Parents and Their Very Young Children. Anne Gearity, PhD, LICSW • “What’s Going On In There?” Suicidal Behavior in Adolescents. David Mays, MD, PhD • Victim Behavior: Assessing Credibility (Two part session). Olga Trujillo, JD • When Faith Hurts: Overcoming Spirituality Based Blocks and Problems Before, During and After the Forensic Interview. Victor Vieth, JD 2:15pm – 2:45pm Ice Cream Sundae Buffet 2:45pm – 4:00pm Breakout Session #2 Options • Developmental Repair: An Intervention for Children Who Struggle with Trauma and Disruption. Anne Gearity, PhD, LICSW • “What’s Going On In There?” Adolescents and Criminal Justice – Focus on Cognition, Values and Influence on the Adolescent Brain. David Mays, MD, PhD • Victim Behavior: Assessing Credibility (Part 2). Olga Trujillo, JD • Emotional Abuse. Victor Vieth, JD 4:00pm Closing Friday, May 13 8:00am Welcome 8:15am – 9:15am Shattered, But Picking Up the Pieces…YOU are on the Front Lines of Victim Recovery. Darlene Ellison, MS 9:15am – 9:30am Break 9:30am – 10:45am Breakout Session #1 Options • The Predator Next Door…Empowering Children is the KEY to Prevention. Darlene Ellison, MS • Investigating the Technology Used by Both Predators and Victims in Cases of Child Pornography. Coulee Region Children's Internet Protection Task Force • “When a Child Stands Alone”: Corroborating Evidence. Victor Vieth, JD • Etiology, Assessment and Treatment of PTSD in Military Veterans - Implications for Child Abuse. Michael Brandt, PhD 10:45am – Noon Breakout Session #2 Options • Collateral Damage…Effective Strategies in Dealing with the Secondary Victims of ‘The Predator Next Door’. Darlene Ellison, MS • Child Abuse in Child Custody Cases. Rita Johnson • Resources of NCMEC for Investigators and Prosecutors. Michelle Collins • Addressing Medical Neglect – Best Practices to Address the Health Needs of the Child. Marcie Billings, MD Noon - 1pm Lunch 1:00pm – 2:00pm Patterns and Trends in the Online Victimization of Children. Michelle Collins 2:00pm – 3:00pm The Art of Being Positively Selfish. Fred Kusch 3:00pm Closing The Predator Next Door…Empowering Children is the KEY to Prevention Darlene Ellison, MS A coach. A neighbor. A school volunteer. Child predators could be any of these. In Dar- lene’s case, he was her husband. This presentation focuses on derailing the efforts of the predators at home, at school and online. Investigating the Technology Used by Both Predators and Victims in Cases of Child Pornography and Other Victimization Members of the Coulee Region Children’s Internet Protection Task Force This session investigates the technology used by both predators and victims in cases of child pornography and other victimization. The task force members will share how to investigate these cases, what is evidence and how to gather the necessary evidence to prosecute a case. Actual cases will be used to demonstrate these methods. “When a Child Stands Alone”: Corroborating Evidence Victor Vieth, JD Working as a team with other participants, learn to examine the child’s disclosures and find the corroborating physical evidence in cases of child sexual abuse to increase the likelihood of successful prosecution. Etiology, Assessment and Treatment of PTSD in Military Veterans - Implications for Child Abuse Michael Brandt, PhD Trauma that is persistently re-experienced manifests itself both physiologically and psychologically. The physiological etiology is multifactorial in nature. At its core, however, is the notion that the brain develops a hair-trigger reaction to the release of adrenalin. The psychological factors most commonly correlated with abusive behavior are feelings of detachment, social isolation, reduced capacity to manage stress, visceral rage, anhe- donia, foreshortened sense of future and avoidance. Although this session focuses on experience with military veterans, the resulting research findings and implementation for treatment is applicable for children suffering from trauma as well as adults. Collateral Damage…Effective Strategies in Dealing with the Secondary Victims of ‘The Predator Next Door’ Darlene Ellison, MS Betrayal is not about one perpetrator and one victim. Betrayal is a high-intensity hurricane with an overwhelming aftermath. It affects primary victims, secondary victims, all those who came into contact with the perpetrator and all those who came into contact with the victim. This presentation is delivered with a “twist”— Darlene uses her own story as an ex-wife of a child predator as the “case study.” Child Abuse in Child Custody Cases Rita Johnson Custody and visitation disputes are stressful and complex processes. They become even more challenging when they involve interpersonal violence or child abuse allegations. This session discusses the frequency of domestic violence and child abuse allegations in custody and visitation disputes and how safety outcomes may be improved in court cases for victims of interpersonal violence and their children. Resources of NCMEC for Investigators and Prosecutors Michelle Collins This session explains the resources NCMEC can provide to law enforcement agencies & prosecution teams working child sexual exploitation cases. The discussion will address multiple ways the CyberTipline can generate, de-conflict, and corroborate cases as well as the efforts of the Child Victim Identification Program (CVIP) to rescue unidentified sexually exploited children. Addressing Medical Neglect – Best Practices to Address the Health Needs of the Child Marcie Billings, MD Dr. Billings discusses the complex and challenging issue of medical neglect and will describe best practice strategies to achieve favorable outcomes for patients and families. Breakout Session Descriptions
  4. 4. ProtectingYoung Children:Why We Must Pay Attention to Infants andToddlers in the Child Welfare System Professionals working with children and their families need to understand how to recognize when maltreatment (abuse and/or neglect) diminishes the child’s learning and adaptation, and offer interventions that support the child’s safety needs and strengthen families. Anne Gearity discusses the critical social/emotional learning that happens in the first three years of life and why it is important that we build better models of prevention and repair to reduce intergenerational perpetuation of maltreatment. What’s Going On InThere? A Look Into the Adolescent Brain and What Can Go Wrong Dr. Mays takes a look at how we understand the differ- ences of the adolescent brain – its function and vulner- abilities, and the most common emotional disorders such as substance abuse, depression, and bipolar disorder. Treatment and practical management will be discussed. The Impact of Domestic Violence: A Person- al Journey Revealed Olga Trujillo is a survivor, a former U.S. Department of Justice attorney and an advocate. She weaves her personal and professional experiences to bring us an inside-out view of the impact of violence on a survivor - how she coped through the domestic violence she was drawn into as a child, the sexual attacks she endured and what we can do to enhance our responses to survivors today. Ask the Experts – A Panel Discussion about Violence Across the Life Span Family violence increases risks to children’s safety and poses significant challenges for all involved profession- als. This session provides an opportunity for the various disciplines to share complementary perspectives, roles and mandates critical to protecting children and families while ensuring that children continue to be involved with their families. Presenters will be available for questions and discussion to help you understand how interdisciplinary collabora- tion helps address children’s needs and facilitate care planning to treatment and prosecution. Anne Gearity, PhD Anne Gearity, a clinical social worker, is in independent practice, working with children, adolescents and adults. She teaches child development and clinical practice on graduate and post graduate levels. She also consults with community agencies, and has research interests in children and adolescents who present with serious aggressive and disruptive behaviors. Currently, Anne is part of the Washburn Child Guidance Clinic staff that are developing and evaluating, with the support of the Bush Foundation, a treatment model for these very at-risk children. David Mays, MD, PhD Dr. Mays is a licensed physician in the state of Wiscon- sin. He is board certified by the American Board of Psy- chiatry and Neurology, and has Additional Qualifications in Forensic Psychiatry. Over the last 23 years, Dr. Mays has practiced psychiatry in a variety of settings, includ- ing an HMO, an assertive community treatment program, private clinical and forensic practice, and as the clinical director of the forensic program at the Mendota Mental Health Institute. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin – Madison. OlgaTrujillo, JD Olga Trujillo is an independent consultant, nationally renowned speaker, survivor and attorney dedicated to enhancing the understanding of – and building effective responses to – violence against women and children. Olga grew up in a family ravaged by violence. Daily, she witnessed her father’s brutal and terrifying attacks on her mother. She herself suffered constant physical, emotion- al and sexual abuse – from her father, her brothers, and as she grew older, many others outside her family. With astounding clarity borne from years of intensive work, Olga has unraveled the impact of violence in her life. It is this insight – combined with over a decade of experience working with advocates from a national to a grass-roots level – which guides and inspires her work today. Shattered, But Picking Up the Pieces… YOU are on the Front Lines of Victim Recovery From the moment you come into contact with primary or secondary victims, you become a key part of their emotional betrayal recovery. This workshop applies to all professionals that, during the course of an arrest, investigation and recovery, will come into direct contact with victims. Darlene Ellison shares her gut-wrenching story and lessons learned from her own emotional roller coaster as the “collateral damage” that is left in the wake of crimes against children. Patterns andTrends in the Online Victimization of Children Michelle Collins demonstrates recent patterns and trends of online victimization mined from NCMEC data as well as intriguing law enforcement investigations. Topics will include the vulnerabilities of children using online gaming, cellular devices and virtual communities. In addition, this session explores the difficult issue of “self- exploitation” that is increasing in prevalence across the country. Various industry efforts to reduce online child victimization will be presented. The Art of Being Positively Selfish In most areas of life people are often asked to give more of themselves. This is especially true when it comes to professionals who deal with child maltreatment. As a result, the balance in their lives and work is thrown out of whack. While helping you find ways to better balance your life and work, Fred will blend humor, story and per- sonal experience to illustrate his premise that you can’t take care of others unless you first take care of yourself. Join Fred Kusch and learn the “Art of Being Positively Selfish.” Darlene Ellison, MS Darlene Ellison is the award-winning author of “The Predator Next Door” and national children’s advocate. Darlene combines her technical training in child psychol- ogy and her true-life, personal story as the ex-wife of a child predator who was a NAMBLA member and arrest- ed in a well-publicized FBI sting operation in 2005 as she speaks on child abuse prevention and how to empower victims to begin healing. In her efforts to teach parents, grandparents, educators and caregivers about the dangers of child predators, Darlene has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, 20/20 and Dateline NBC. Michelle Collins Michelle Collins is the Vice President of the Exploited Children Division (ECD) and Assistant to the President at the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) in Alexandria, Virginia. She directly oversees the CyberTipline, the congressionally-authorized recipient of reports on child sexual exploitation for the public and U.S. based Electronic Service Providers. Ms. Collins spearheaded the creation of the Child Victim Identification Program (CVIP) which was designed to locate and identify unknown child victims featured in sexually abusive images as well as assist with child pornography prosecutions across the country. Each week, CVIP examines and analyzes approximately 250,000 child pornography images and videos. Fred Kusch With diverse and extensive experience in business management, education and human resources, Fred Kusch knows the importance of humor and balancing life with work. His philosophies, innovation and personal approach have inspired audiences throughout the United States as well as in England, Russia and Scotland. Using many stories and focusing on the person, Fred inspires attendees to reflect and develop new viewpoints along with new resolve. He leads participants to laugh, cry and think. Plenary Session Descriptions Plenary Session Presenter Bios

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