There is no panel matching the key "Alert"
There is no panel matching the key "MicroAlert"

2018 Violence Intervention and Prevention (VIP) Summit Save the Date

2018 Violence Intervention and Prevention (VIP) Summit
(When Words Matter)

February 28–March 2, 2018 | Rosen Centre Hotel—9840 International Drive, Orlando, FL 72758

About

As a leader in the field of child protection, Gundersen National Child Protection Training Center has developed advanced courses in forensic interviewing, prevention, addressing the spiritual needs of maltreated children and reforming undergraduate training of future child protection professionals.

Offering a broad variety of session topics, the VIP Summit is an opportunity for professionals in child protection services, law enforcement, forensic interviewing, legal, healthcare, education, faith communities, victim advocacy, and youth serving organizations to advance their skills with best practices from their respective fields.

Topics

  • When Words Matter - Emerging Issues in the Field of Forensic Interviewing
  • Prevention - Implementing effective abuse prevention programs
  • Advocacy - Building champions for victims of trauma or maltreatment
  • Trauma-Informed Care - Supporting those who have experienced adverse childhood experiences and traumatic events
  • National Forensic Interview Peer Review - This is an opportunity to discuss and provide feedback on forensic interviews.

Areas of Interest

Trauma Informed Care, Adverse Childhood Experience research, Bullying, Sexual, Emotional or Physical abuse, Medical neglect, Vicarious trauma, Corporal punishment, Online safety, Domestic violence, Multidisciplinary teams, LGBTQ issues, Veteran and military family trauma, Advocacy, Juvenile justice, Human trafficking, Abuse in athletics, Missing children, Forensic Interviewing, Trial preparation, Prevention program implementation, Crisis intervention, Ethics, Child development, Cultural context of abuse

Continuing Ed Credits

Information regarding continuing education credits will be posted soon.

Certificates

Certificates of attendance are emailed to all qualified registered participants within 2 weeks of the completion of the conference.

Agenda

Wednesday

7:30-8:25 a.m.
Registration
8:30-9:15 a.m.
Plenary (TBD)
9:15-9:30 a.m.
Break
9:30-10:45 a.m.
Emerging Issues in the Field of Forensic Interviewing

DETAILS

Rita Farrell

Rita Farrell

Forensic Interview Specialist, Gundersen NCPTC

This presentation will discuss the emerging issues in the field of forensic interviewing, discuss new research, best practices and provide opportunity for open forum of questions from forensic interviewers and investigators.

9:30-10:45 a.m.
Secondary Traumatic Stress

DETAILS

Pete Singer

Pete Singer

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

Working with children who have experienced maltreatment can be incredibly rewarding, but also overwhelming and painful as you hear horrific stories and see firsthand the effects on children who have endured so much. You listen, stay present, take it in, and serve as a safe holding environment as they share their trauma experiences. Now what? Working with children who have experienced maltreatment places you at risk of burnout, high turnover and even developing symptoms of PTSD. This presentation explores the impact of secondary trauma and provides practical ways to assess its impact and identify steps to protect yourself and recover.

9:30-10:45 a.m.
Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault Investigations

DETAILS

Ken Kolich

Ken Kolich

Program Coordinator, ChildFirst® New Jersey

This presentation will explore some of the drugs used for facilitating sexual assaults. The presentation will look at the similarities and differences in these drugs. It will examine some high profile investigations and provide investigative techniques for investigating this type of crime.

10:45-11:00 a.m.
Break
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Overcoming Compassion Fatigue: One Interviewer's Experience with Healing, Self-care, and Longevity in the Child Abuse Field

DETAILS

Stephanie Randolph

Stephanie Randolph

Victim Assistance Specialist, Jacob Wetterling Resource Center

This presentation will give an overview of what compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma is and then discuss real solutions for combating them. The trainer with discuss her experiences dealing with compassion fatigue and how she overcame the negative emotions and behaviors that came with it. The presentation will offer some practical techniques for getting healthy and staying healthy. Participants will leave with multiple tools they can adapt and use in their workplace and life.

11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Adverse Childhood Experiences: Incorporating the ACE Study Into Practice

DETAILS

Jane Straub

Jane Straub

Victim Assistance Specialist, Jacob Wetterling Resource Center

Experiences in childhood matter. Numerous research studies have shown how childhood stress and trauma can impact adult health. The ACE Study is the largest study investigating the health and social effects of stress and trauma. Now that we have the research, what can we do about it? Terms such as the cycle of violence, generational poverty and generational abuse are absolutely related to ACEs. Strategies such as identification and assessment of adverse experiences, reducing risk and exposure, nurturing resiliency and skills building are effective interventions to stress, trauma and abuse. Changing the negative course that many children are on is our way to prevent abuse in future generations. Please join us to increase your knowledge of ACE's, understand the impact of trauma and leave with ideas to reduce stress for children.

11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Improving Outcomes in Custody Cases Involving Children

DETAILS

Anne McKeig

Anne McKeig

Associate Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court

Co-presenters: Mary Madden, Family Court Referee, State of Minnesota, Fourth Judicial District and Adam Miller, Project Manager/Coordinator, Family Court Enhancement Project

The Child-Related Relief Order for Protection Court was created as a part of a demonstration initiative called the Family Court Enhancement Project. Hennepin County's Family Justice Center is one of four national sites funded by the Office on Violence Against Women to participate in the Family Court Enhancement Project (FCEP). A goal of the FCEP is to improve the court's response to custody cases involving domestic violence so that resulting parenting arrangements protect the well-being of victimized parents and their children. The Child-Related Relief Order for Protection Court was established to enhance victim safety and outcomes for children in domestic violence proceedings. The Child-Related Relief Order for Protection Court's focus is offering resources to litigants, collaborating with community and justice partners, and scheduling review hearings to ensure compliance with ordered treatment and programming for abusers, victims and their children. The Child-Related Relief Order for Protection Court has been in place since January 2016. Since its inception, the FCEP has identified four values that should guide judicial officer's and community partner's approach to domestic violence: Consistency; Individualized Family Services; Access to Resources; and Safety. These values can be used to guide other jurisdictions in implementing similar systems change. The presentation will focus on how the Hennepin County Family Court implemented institutional change, sustained changes, and how other communities can implement similar work.

12:30-1:45 p.m.
Lunch Break (on your own)
1:45-3:15 p.m.
Crossover Offending Between Child Molesters and Child Pornography

DETAILS

Elizabeth Bigham

Elizabeth Bigham

Special Agent, Georgia Bureau of Investigation

The presentation will cover the crossover between those that possess and distribute child pornography and how they are also molesting children. This will be shown through the use of polygraph examinations and case examples.

1:45-3:15 p.m.
A Trauma Informed Perspective: Deciphering Between Misbehavior and Trauma Symptoms

DETAILS

Jaclyn A Yusko

Jaclyn Yusko, MS, NCMP

COO, St. Catherine's Center for Children

Co-presenter: Rebekah Magin, LMSW, Social Worker, St. Catherine's Center for Children

Trauma theory suggests that many of the behavioral symptoms we see in individuals are a direct result of the brain's development around Adverse Childhood Experiences. What we identify as maladaptive behaviors are really misapplied survival skills triggered by our brain's natural survival response. For example, when we see aggression toward others in circumstances in which aggression is not warranted, trauma theory proposes that during a traumatic experience, a person may rely on aggression in order to survive. Changes in neural pathways and the production of hormones in our bodies regulatory systems that result from toxic stress can cause an individual to perceive threat when it does not exist. This perception leads an individual to apply the survival skill of aggression in other stressful situations. An example might be a youth who has been physically abused who responds to teasing by a classmate with physical aggression - a "fight or flight" response to stress. In order to intervene effectively, we must move from a position of blame, shame or punishment to one of questioning. As child protective workers, law enforcement, probation officers, educators, legal professionals, and staff of youth serving agencies, we can start to shift how we plan for youth with maladaptive behaviors. It becomes a puzzle, a way of matching a client's history to what they are demonstrating in the present and looking at intervention as a way of mitigating that stress response. Assessment and diagnostic skills include recognizing the ways in which traumatic stress responses are often manifested in young people and adults as disruptive or dysfunctional behavior. This workshop will provide examples of trauma symptoms that are likely to be misidentified as manipulative or disruptive behavior and will offer alternate interventions than the typical punitive responses that simply reinforce or exacerbate these behaviors. Alternative interpretations of these behaviors can lead to more effective intervention.

1:45-3:15 p.m.
Maltreatment in the School Setting: A Look at Investigations and the Intersection of Special Education and Maltreatment Issues

DETAILS

Elizabeth Bigham

Katie Olson

Senior Investigator/Education Specialist, Minnesota Department of Education

Co-presenter: Jennifer Alexander, Social Worker, Minnesota Department of Education

The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) is the agency responsible for assessing and investigating alleged maltreatment by school employees in Minnesota's public and charter schools. This is unique in that many jurisdictions delegate that responsibility to county welfare agencies, or they do not have a set protocol in place. This presentation will provide an overview of the Student Maltreatment Program's processes and investigations, including how we collaborate with other agencies and organizations, and the types of incidents that are reported and investigated. Additionally, the presentation will provide information on what MDE considers when looking at a school facility as an alleged offender, and the expectations Minnesota law has for school facilities as they relate to maltreatment. Finally, we will also be discussing physical holding, restraints, and other special education issues in the context of student maltreatment, as well as MDE's collaboration in the Minnesota Olmstead Plan. Ultimately, MDE will provide information on our program and its nuances in the hopes of offering a foundation and example as to what this type of program can look like, and spark a conversation as to whether similar programs could or should be implemented nationwide.

3:15-3:30 p.m.
Break
3:30-5 p.m.
Interviewing Transgender and Other LGBTQ Youth

DETAILS

Carrie Paschall

Carrie Paschall

Director of Forensic Services, Dallas Children's Advocacy Center

Investigating cases of children and teenagers who have been sexually victimized can be challenging in and of itself, but it can be especially challenging when the child identitifies with a different gender than they are biogically, are struggling with their sexual identity or are dealing with abuse as a result of their sexuality. Frequent questions forensic interviewers might ask are "How can I ask questions in a culturally sensitive manner?", "What drawings or dolls do I use?" and "What pro-nouns do I use with this child?" It's imperative that as interviewers we are gathering sound investigative information for the civil and criminal case while being culturally sensitive to the special issues LGBTQ children and teens might be dealing with. Additionally, LGBTQ children might experience abuse because of their sexual orientation and specific questions need to be asked to explore abusive behaviors targeted at this population by caregivers as well as others seeking to exploit children and teens. This presentation, along with the use of case study and video examples, will explore the dynamics and cultural sensitivity issues to consider when interviewing LGBTQ children.

3:30-5 p.m.
Difficult Conversations with Parents

DETAILS

Elizabeth Bigham

Shari Doherty

Program Director, Child Find of America, Inc.

Co-presenter: Aaron Ivchenko, Senior Case Manager, Child Find of America, Inc.

Showing respect for parents is essential to nurturing open communication between family members and those professionals tasked with educating and protecting their children. This presentation will explore ways in which those discussions can be initiated and conducted without alienating the family members who are vital to a child's success and well-being. Attendees will further explore risks and definitions of corporal punishment, the four parenting styles, discuss video content, and explore effective and respectful responses to the many reasons parents give for utilizing corporal punishment.

3:30-5 p.m.
When Witness Protection is not an Option: Recourse for Victims of Domestic Violence

DETAILS

Ines Cenatiempo

Ines Cenatiempo

Victim Assistance Specialist, United States Attorney's Office

This presentation will discuss the prosecution of domestic violence cases at the federal level, and resources available to victims should a case be suddenly dismissed, or if other resources are unavailable. The presenter will cover the applicable statutes used to prosecute domestic violence cases under the Violence Against Women and Gun Control Acts. A case study of a domestic violence prosecution will be the focal point for discussing victim services alternatives, which were offered to the victim following the defendant's unexpected release from custody, and the steps taken to ensure the victim's safety.

Thursday

8:30-9:15 a.m.
Plenary (TBD)
9:15-9:30 a.m.
Break
9:30-10:45 a.m.
I Take It Back: When a Child Recants Allegations of Child Sexual Abuse

DETAILS

Carrie Paschall

Carrie Paschall

Director of Forensic Services, Dallas Children's Advocacy Center

Co-presenter: Kristen Howell, Chief Programs Officer, Dallas Children's Advocacy Center

Investigating cases of children and teenagers who have been sexually victimized can be challenging, but it can be especially challenging when the child later recants their initial allegations. Many in the field become concerned about the credibility of both the child and the case once this occurs and it becomes difficult for the MDT to know what to do next. Many times cases are not pursued and children are left in situations that put them at risk for re-victimization. This presentation will discuss recantation and its place in the normal process of disclosure, how to investigate a recant and when and how to interview a child who has recanted. A case study with excerpts from forensic interviews will be used to assist in meeting learning objectives.

9:30-10:45 a.m.
Adolescent Trauma: Acknowledgement, Awareness & Action

DETAILS

Loren Berry

Loren Berry, Psy.D.

Psychologist, Palm Beach County Youth Services Department

Co-presenter: Amanda Terrell, Psychologist, Youth Services Department of Palm Beach County

Adversity and challenges are universal in the human experience. However, repeated trauma-related stress responses can impair a teen's functioning and lead to problematic long-term health outcomes. Trauma-informed care places great importance on the physical, psychological, and emotional safety of teens and providers alike. The Youth Services Department of Palm Beach County emphasizes the importance of trauma-informed care within our organization and with the teens we serve. Psychologists from the department will define trauma, describe the impact trauma may have on physical and emotional development, common behaviors traumatized teens exhibit, and trauma-informed care from a mental health perspective.

9:30-10:45 a.m.
All the Small Things

DETAILS

Elizabeth Bigham

Elizabeth Bigham

Special Agent, Georgia Bureau of Investigation

Co-presenter: Charles Kicklighter, Special Agent, GBI

The presentation will cover a case that was worked by the GBI/Georgia Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force/Texas ICAC out of Augusta, GA. The offender produced child pornography of a 9 year old female and distributed it to numerous individuals through a private Kik group titled "All the Small Things." The offender producing the child pornography was identified by his fingerprint that was featured in one of the photographs. His fingerprint was cropped out of the photograph, ran through AFIS, and hit on the offender from an arrest more than 20+ years prior.

10:45-11:00 a.m.
Break
11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Recovery of the missing . . . Not the Last Chapter

DETAILS

Alison Feigh

Alison Feigh

Program Manager, Jacob Wetterling Resource Center

A searching family's journey does not end when their missing child is recovered. The ripple effects of trauma do not end on the recovery date. Law enforcement and advocates are faced with unique challenges in attempting to line up services for a wide spectrum of needs. This presentation will cover the challenges in reunification and highlight existing resources.

11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Safety On the Spectrum: Sexual Abuse Prevention for Children with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities

DETAILS

Susan Kahan

Susan Kahan

Licensed Clinical Professional Couselor, University of Illinois at Chicago, Institute on Disability and Human Development

This presentation aims to educate professionals about the steps they can take to increase the safety of children with Autism and other developmental disabilities, and to decrease the risk of sexual abuse. This workshop is adapted from an existing curriculum developed by the Coalition Against Sexual Abuse of Children with Disabilities, a collaborative group of 23 trauma and disability providers in Chicago and facilitated by Chicago Children's Advocacy Center. The workshop will present providers, educators, advocates and investigators with information about sexual abuse and disability, strategies to keep children with disabilities safe, and communication tools to make conversations about sex and safety easier through resources and materials that can be modified to meet the developmental needs of children with disabilities.

11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Complex Child Abuse Investigation

DETAILS

Seth Goldstein

Seth Goldstein

Attorney at Law/Trial Consultant, Law Offices of Seth L. Goldstein

This course is intended to address child abuse investigative functions law enforcement investigators and social workers encounter on a regular basis, but, for which, there is only limited training in a general overview format. They are (1) child abuse investigations in which child custody is an issue. This area is highly technical, time consuming and a place wherein common mistakes often defeat the case in court because of insufficient training and inadequate case preparation. This course will offer specific steps, case management tools, and background information in greater detail not normally discussed in the general overview courses on child abuse investigation.

12:15-1:45 p.m.
Lunch Break (on your own)
1:45-3:15 p.m.
Domestic Violence and the Impact On Children: The Children are NOT All Right!

DETAILS

Jane Straub

Jane Straub

Victim Assistance Specialist, Jacob Wetterling Resource Center

Domestic violence is pervasive in our communities with 1 in 4 females experiencing abuse at the hands of a partner during her lifetime. Children are not immune or shielded from the violence. Not only do millions of children witness the abuse of their mother, but many experience child abuse themselves. This session will discuss the prevalence of DV, the intersection of DV and Child maltreatment and how these behaviors permeate the day to day climate of the home which leads to the cycle of abuse being handed down from generation to generation. Identification of harm will be discussed as well as strategies to support the mother and the children. Skill building and increasing resiliency will be presented.

1:45-3:15 p.m.
Recent Research Affecting Child Abuse Investigations

DETAILS

Chris Newlin

Chris Newlin

Executive Director, National Children's Advocacy Center

This workshop is intended for all levels of professionals who are involved in the investigation and prosecution of child abuse. We are working in a continually changing field, and it is critical that direct service providers stay abreast of the current research affecting our work. This workshop will provide a general review of recent research affecting child abuse investigations and prosecutions, and challenge the attendees to relate this information to their current practices in the field.

1:45-3:15 p.m.
Facility Dogs: Helping Vulnerable Witnesses Find Their Voice and Heal

DETAILS

Denise Conus

Denise Conus

Mental Health Program Director, Kids House Wayne Densch Children's Advocacy Center

Co-presenter: Brenda Kocher, Guardian ad Litem Volunteer, Voices for Children

Presenters Denise Conus and Brenda Kocher, aided by their facility dogs Jordon and Tibet, will discuss the vast array of services facility dogs can provide in the spectrum of trauma informed services to victims of violent crime. Jordon and Tibet are both graduates of Canine Companions for Independence, the largest provider of courthouse facility dogs in the country. The extensive breeding and training program spanning the first two years of their lives uniquely and specifically prepares these canines for the rigors of working with not only victims, but also professionals in mental health, law, law enforcement, investigations, forensic interviewing, and all aspects of victim and child advocacy. This presentation will combine information about best practices for facility dogs in legal proceedings and child advocacy centers and the individual contributions these teams have made in their respective communities. The value these dogs provide to the general and professional community with crisis interventions services and assistance with vicarious trauma will be included.

3:15-3:30  p.m.
Break
3:30-5 p.m.
Drilling Down to Details: Getting the Most During the Forensic Interview

DETAILS

Lindsey Dula

Lindsey Dula

Director of Program Services, Alliance For Children

Key in a forensic interview is conducting a developmentally appropriate, child friendly interview with a child who may have experienced or witnessed trauma. However, it is key for forensic interviewers to question and clarify statements made in this specialized, investigative interview. Without the pursuit of details, key information may be lost that could enhance criminal investigations or safety decisions made by MDT partners. Learn techniques to provide high quality, detail-oriented interviews with children. Your partners will love you for it!

3:30-5 p.m.
From Denied Access to Parental Abductions

DETAILS

Shari Doherty

Shari Doherty

Program Director, Child Find of America, Inc.

As evaluation, prevention and resolution of a parental abduction are the various stages a professional may find him/herself engaging with a family, it's helpful to understand all three. In this way, each stage can be strengthened in its responsiveness and therefore one's ability to provide more comprehensive and long-term resolution is enhanced. This presentation will take a missing child professional's view on the overarching issue of parental abductions.

3:30-5 p.m.
Abusive Minds Think Alike

DETAILS

Carrie Paschall

Carrie Paschall

Director of Forensic Services, Dallas Children's Advocacy Center

As investigators, we know that usually where there is one form of abuse, there may likely be other. Because of this, it is imperative we know the characteristics of the many different crimes and offenders we are investigating, as they often reside in the same home and often are the same person. The presentation will discuss some very basic dynamics of child sexual abuse and will correlate the similarities in characteristics of the crime, characteristics of the offender, disclosure process and patters, victim grooming, recantation, and compliant victim characteristics to those who also exist in domestic violence. Attendees will be able to identify multiple similarities between these two types of offenders.

Friday

8-9:15 a.m.
Sexting Behavior: Flirting or Felony

DETAILS

Alison Feigh

Alison Feigh

Program Manager, Jacob Wetterling Resource Center

Social Media is not going away. As social media adapts and changes, young people are either creating the adaptations or adapting right along with it. Professionals can face a steep learning curve as they attempt to respond to new risks in the lives of the young people they serve. This presentation provides tools to help professionals get on the front end of the problem before they are faced head on with challenging mental health or criminal scenarios around youth sending and receiving sexual material. The presentation will detail the risks children are facing and provide case studies, tools, and best practices for professionals working to respond.

8-9:15 a.m.
This Is Why We Do It: Specialty Programs Within a CAC

DETAILS

Lindsey Dula

Lindsey Dula

Director of Program Services, Alliance For Children

Learn about one Children's Advocacy Center's commitment to mission, while exploring new and innovative programming that deepens services for children and families. Information will be shared regarding the development of new programs with little to no budget that allow a unique community engagement opportunity for individuals, groups, or community businesses! Learn about CASP (Court Accompaniment and Support Program), Camp B.L.U.E. (daycamp for victims and siblings), the Makeover Project (room makeovers for children who have to live in their abuse environment), and Next Steps (investment into children's interests and hobbies).

8-9:15 a.m.
Making Friends with Your Logic Model to Assist in your Program Evaluation

DETAILS

Julie K Atella

Julie Atella

Research Scientist, Amherst H. Wilder

Co-presenter: Laura Schauben, Research Scientist, Wilder Research

While most funders require their programs to have a logic model, many do not understand how to use them in promoting program success and sharing lessons learned with other programs that work with sexually exploited youth. In this hands on workshop, participants will learn how to use their logic models to improve programming, inform stakeholders about their program, train new staff and volunteers, be accountable to their program's design and outcomes, and share findings with others. Participants are strongly encouraged to bring their own logic models so they can reference and revise them. Examples from the Minnesota Safe Harbor initiative will be used throughout the presentation for those who do not have their own logic model.

9:15-9:30 a.m.
Break
9:30-10:45 a.m.
The Impact of Child Abuse on Spirituality

DETAILS

Victor Vieth

Victor Vieth

Founder and Senior Director, Gundersen NCPTC

This workshop will provide an overview of the impact of child sexual abuse on the spirituality of victims. The workshop will provide concrete suggestions for overcoming interviewing blocks that may result from the spiritual concerns of children and otherwise responding to this issue before, during, and after the forensic interview.

9:30-10:45 a.m.
Creating Trauma Informed Spaces for Victims and Families Throughout the Justice System

DETAILS

Jane Straub

Jane Straub

Victim Assistance Specialist, Jacob Wetterling Resource Center

After learning about Adverse Childhood Experiences, most professionals want the next steps. Creating Trauma Informed Space and training staff to respond to behaviors linked to trauma will strengthen relationships. Throughout the justice system from disclosure to verdict can be triggering and re-traumatizing for victims and families. Please join me to learn ways to improve the environment to create safe spaces, identify behaviors that may impact disclosure or testimony and ensure that clients feel listened to and their experiences acknowledged.

9:30-10:45 a.m.
Recognizing, Responding and Reporting Child Sexual Abuse with Andrea Vaughan, abuse survivor

DETAILS

Cherie Benjoseph

Cherie Benjoseph

CoFounder/Executive Advisor, KidSafe Foundation

Co-presenter: Andrea Vaughan, Facilitator, KidSafe Foundation

Safety is promoted as the number one priority for all child serving agencies, yet the topic of sexual abuse prevention and the need to teach personal safety are often not addressed. This presentation provides must-have information for all professionals working in any capacity with children. We will provide a language of safety to use with children and families, and how to prevent, recognize and report abuse. Educator sexual misconduct abuse survivor, Andrea Vaughan, will share her story as she educates participants on how to be the first line of defense in a child's safety.

10:45-11 a.m.
Break
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Knock and Talks - Maximum Results with Minimum Manpower

DETAILS

John Pirics

John Pirics

Detective, Carmel Police Department

This presentation will draw from several years of experience in child exploitation investigations that have been initiated by consensual contact (knock and talks). The presentation will provide techniques to successfully gain and maintain consent, tips on maximizing the interview, methods for triaging knock and talk targets, and overall strategies for the different types of situations and individuals that are encountered. This information will be blended with examples from cases the presenter has investigated, many of which have resulted in child rescues and significant sentences.

11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
The Healing Art of Writing

DETAILS

Kiesa Kay

Kiesa Kay

Forensic Interviewer, SilverLeaf Sexual Trauma Recovery Services

This presentation will explore how writing can become a healing tool for survivors of violence, and how we as helpers can provide that tool to others while making use of it ourselves.

11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Accident or Inflicted . . . Investigator, You Decide!

DETAILS

Jim Sears

Jim Sears

Sgt., Irving Police Department (Retired)

For all first responders, investigators, and prosecutors. This presentation willl take some of the recent medical findings and show what is most likely accidental and what is mostly inflicted. Overcoming myths and misconceptions of physical abuse and focusing strategies on those who have injuries that are inflicted will be addressed. This course covers bone fractures, burns, bruises, and inflicted head trauma.

12:30-1:30 p.m.
Lunch Break (on your own)
1:30-4 p.m.
National Forensic Interview Peer Review

Peer Review

National Forensic Interview Peer Review

Friday, March 2, 1:30-4:00 p.m.

Requirements:

  • Bring a recording of an interview you conducted (preferably 30-40 minutes in length) on a flash drive
  • Provide the protocol that was used during the interview
  • Describe what you would like the peer review to focus on

Please indicate on your VIP registration if you would like to attend the peer review session.

Registration

Payment Information

Gundersen NCPTC accepts the following credit cards: Credit cards

Pricing

August 8 -
December 31, 2017
January 1 -
February 28, 2018
VIP Summit Registration

$250 online
$275 if paying by invoice

$300 online
$325 if paying by invoice

  • If you need to pay by check or P.O. please contact Michael Kohner (mdkohner@gundersenhealth.org or (507) 457-2897) to register. All registrants paying by check will be issued an invoice. Online registration will only accept payment via credit card.
  • Download our W9

Register



Cancellation policy

We offer a refund minus a $75 administrative fee for each cancelled registration. We do not offer refunds if you fail to notify us prior to the conference you can't attend. Gundersen NCPTC must be notified 3 full business days before the start of the training to qualify for a refund or transfer.
Transfers: Registrations can be transferred to a different conference/training location for a $25 administrative fee.

Disclaimer

Gundersen National Child Protection Training Center (GNCPTC) reserves the right to cancel or postpone this seminar if minimum registration requirements are not met or as a result of Force Majeure. GNCPTC will make all attempts to notify registrants of cancellation or postponement at the earliest opportunity. GNCPTC is not responsible for any costs incurred by registrants due to cancellation or postponement, including but not limited to airfares and hotels.

Awards Ceremony

Gundersen National Child Protection Training Center seeks to acknowledge those leaders dedicated to children and adults by working to make the world a safer place. Tell us about their achievements so we can recognize their excellence at the VIP Summit Awards Ceremony in Orlando, Fla.

The VIP Summit Awards are given for contributions or leadership in the specific fields of advocacy, law enforcement and forensic interviewing.

2017
PUBLIC POLICY ADVOCATE
OF THE YEAR AWARD

Senator John Boozman

2017
ADVOCACY AWARD

Christina Neal

2017
LAW ENFORCEMENT AWARD

Matthew Ray

2017
FORENSIC INTERVIEWER AWARD

Erin Kraner

Hotel

Rosen Centre Hotel

9840 International Drive
Orlando, FL 72758
1-800-204-7234
Register online with group code grpvip.

Room Rates

Single/Double: $169
Additional Person: $20

The cut-off date to reserve your room in the Violence Intervention and Prevention (VIP Summit) 2018 room block is Monday, January 29, 2018.

Rosen Plaza Hotel

2017 Photos

Take Action