Wednesday, 9/27

8:30a-10:00a: "C" Workshops - Choose 1

  • C1. Physical Abuse 101 for the Non-Medical Professional - Harrell Center Auditorium

    C1. DEB FLOWERS, MSN, CPNP-PC, SANE-A, SANE-P

    Physical Abuse 101 for Non-Medical Professionals

    This session is meant for the non-medical members of the multidisciplinary team. We will discuss the basics of physical abuse, including cutaneous injuries, sentinel injuries, and fractures. In this discussion, we will explore relevant history to obtain from caregivers and corroborating witnesses, mechanisms of injury, other diagnoses to consider and possible accidental explanations. We will also review things that might look like abuse but have other explanations. Importantly, we will cover what to do medically if the case is first identified by a non-medical professional.

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  • C2. Understanding Sex Offenders - Terrace Auditorium

    C2. JIM TANNER, PH.D

    Understanding Sex Offenders

    This session covers the cognitive set and grooming strategies of offenders who assault from a position of trust. We’ll cover common mistakes professionals make when dealing with offenders, how offenders groom, and the cognitive set of sex offenders.

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  • C3. Familial Trafficking: Prevalence, Characteristics, and Challenges (Part 1 of 2) - Harrell Center 105

    C3. JEANNE ALLERT, PH.D

    Familial Trafficking: Prevalence, Characteristics, and Challenges (Part 1 of 2)

    This session will build on Part 1 and explore the challenges associated with responding to victims of domestic minor familial sex trafficking cases. Emphasis in this session will be on the unique dynamics of familial victims and where services and service providers need to adapt to be more responsive to this form of victimization.

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  • C4. Mental Health Screening and Assessment for the Non-Clinical Professional - Harrell Center 201

    C4. NICHOLE APPLEBY, MSW, LCSW / ELIZABETH STEPHENS, MSW, LCSW

    Mental Health Screening and Assessment for the Non-Clinical Professional

    This presentation provides an overview of general principles of mental health evaluation (screening and assessment), including evaluation objectives and strategies; overview of clinical assessment measure administration, scoring, and interpretation; assessment-driven treatment planning, overview of screening and assessment, thoughts about administering/scoring/interpreting screening and assessment measures, providing feedback to families; developing an assessment-driven treatment plan; and outcomes monitoring. Participants will be exposed to common trauma assessment measures and explore the assessment-driven referral process.

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10:15a-11:45a: "D" Workshops - Choose 1

  • D1. Sexual Abuse 101 for the Non-Medical Professional - Harrell Center Auditorium

    D1. CORRIE JOLLY, MSN, CPNP-PC, SANE-A, SANE-P

    Sexual Abuse 101 for Non-Medical Professionals

    This session will provide an overview of sexual abuse for non-medical MDT members. We will discuss the importance of the medical evaluation for acute and non-acute sexual abuse, criteria for acute sexual abuse exams, and the basis for a clinical diagnosis of child sexual abuse. We will also explore certain myths related to sexual abuse and the importance of dispelling them within our MDT, the greater community, and in the families we serve.

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  • D2. Deception Detection - Terrace Auditorium

    D2. JIM TANNER, PH.D

    Deception Detection

    This session will cover two primary approaches to deception detection. We will explore cognitive load as it applies to deception and linguistic cues which indicate further probing is required. Suggestions for improving interview strategy will be discussed. The session will end with a brief introduction the Dr. Darrel Turner’s APOD tool, which is considered on the cutting edge of deception detection.

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  • D3. Familial Trafficking: Prevalence, Characteristics, and Challenges (Part 2 of 2) - Harrell Center 105

    D3. JEANNE ALLERT, PH.D

    Familial Trafficking: Prevalence, Characteristics, and Challenges (Part 2 of 2)

    This session will build on Part 1 and explore the challenges associated with responding to victims of domestic minor familial sex trafficking cases. Emphasis in this session will be on the unique dynamics of familial victims and where services and service providers need to adapt to be more responsive to this form of victimization.

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  • D4. Forensic Interviewing Protocol for Victims and Witnesses of Sexual Exploitation and Violent Crime - Harrell Center 201

    D4. JODIE HIVELY, MS.ED, LMFT

    Forensic Interviewing Protocol for Victims and Witnesses of Sexual Exploitation and Violent Crime

    This module will present the FBI’s forensic interviewing protocol which is based on the State of Michigan’s protocol. The presentation will go through the phases of the protocol and how to apply each phase to interviewing victims of all ages. Emphasis will be placed on victims of cyber sexual exploitation.

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11:45a-1:15p: Lunch

1:15p-2:45p: "E" Workshops - Choose 1

  • E1. Don’t Stop Believin’: The Journey of Trauma-Informed Organizational Change - Harrell Center Auditorium

    E1. JENNIFER HOSSLER, MSW

    Don’t Stop Believin’: The Journey of Trauma-Informed Organizational Change

    What does it mean to be a trauma-informed organization and how do you know when you get there? This session explores the ongoing journey of one Georgia CAC as they embarked on a multi-year long project assessing, implementing, and refining their trauma-informed practices and protocols. Participants will learn about the specific Trauma-Informed Organizational Assessment (TIOA) tool implemented by the CAC and the 9 domains measured in the TIOA. Data and results that were collected through the TIOA will be shared along with the process for implementing change after the TIOA was administered. The presenter will utilize storytelling, photographs, music, discussion, and humor to share concrete strategies related to several of the domains measured in the TIOA, including secondary traumatic stress, workforce development, partnering with youth and families, the intersection of culture, race, and trauma, and improving psychological safety by transforming their physical space.

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  • E2. Beyond Prosecution - Terrace Auditorium

    E2. JIM TANNER, PH.D

    Beyond Prosecution

    Nationally, approximately 70% of all sex offenders are sentenced to probation and returned to the community. Investigators, Social Service Workers, Prosecutors, and CAC staff are often in possession of information, which is not evidentiary, but important for those supervising and treating sex offenders in the community. This session will discuss the types of information that is helpful for community agents and demonstrate some ways this information may be forwarded to the MDT.

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  • E3. Lighten Your Load-Emptying Your Invisible Backpack-A Practical Approach to Managing Personal and Workplace Stress/Fatigue/Burnout   (Part 1 of 2) - Harrell Center 105

    E3. BONNIE JEAN KURAS, M.ED

    Lighten Your Load-Emptying Your Invisible Back Pack-A Practical Approach to Managing Personal and Workplace Stress/Fatigue/Burnout (Part 1 of 2)

    During this presentation, attendees will learn to identify the markers of stress, vicarious trauma, and burn-out while giving opportunities to manage on the job stress and secondary trauma. This will be done through the introduction of simple, efficient tools that balance the nervous system before, during, and after chronic stress while identifying wellness strategies that help to develop psychological protective gear to do the work you do each and every day.

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  • E4. The Haunting of the Third Grade Penis - Harrell Center 201

    E4. KELLI WOOD, LCSW

    The Haunting of the Third Grade Penis

    While there are no nationally recognized forensic interviewing protocols that provide a list of questions to assess for alternative hypothesis, the benefits of creating such hypotheses are invaluable for the forensic interview and the MDT investigation. This session will aid both new and experienced forensic interviewers in mitigating interviewer bias by developing and testing alternative hypothesis.

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3:00p-4:30p: "F" Workshops - Choose 1

  • F1. Partnering with Families: A Trauma-Informed Workshop for Caregivers of Sexually Abused and Exploited Children - Harrell Center Auditorium

    F1. JENNIFER HOSSLER, MSW

    Partnering with Families: A Trauma-Informed Workshop for Caregivers of Sexually Abused and Exploited Children

    With so many CAC services focusing on supporting the needs of the child, the needs of caregivers are often overlooked, or resources are limited to meet those needs. This session explores a 6-week trauma-informed caregiver workshop facilitated by Project Intersect in Atlanta, GA for caregivers of sexually abused and exploited children. Participants will learn and experience the main elements of the curriculum and topics covered, the various ways this workshop can be implemented, and key strategies for engaging community partners to collaborate in this work. Feedback and perspectives of caregivers who have graduated from the program will be shared.

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  • F2. Protecting Yourself and Your Family in a Digital World - Terrace Auditorium

    F2. JIM TANNER, PH.D

    Protecting Yourself and Your Family in a Digital World

    Digital life is a part of the modern world. For most of us, we know enough to get things done. But we all hear about the ‘dark side” of the digital life. Join a cybercrime analyst as he talks in plain English about the technical problems everyone faces each time they use a credit card, turn on their phone or log into their computer. Regardless of your technical expertise (or lack thereof), you will walk away from this session understanding card skimming, data scraping, click-jacking, cyber-stalking, identity theft, and the Internet of Things. More importantly, you will know what to do to protect yourself from these criminal acts.

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  • F3. Lighten Your Load-Emptying Your Invisible Backpack-A Practical Approach to Managing Personal and Workplace Stress/Fatigue/Burnout  (Part 2 of 2) - Harrell Center 105

    F3. BONNIE JEAN KURAS, M.ED

    Lighten Your Load-Emptying Your Invisible Backpack-A Practical Approach to Managing Personal and Workplace Stress/Fatigue/Burnout (Part 2 of 2)

    During this presentation, attendees will learn to identify the markers of stress, vicarious trauma, and burn-out while giving opportunities to manage on the job stress and secondary trauma. This will be done through the introduction of simple, efficient tools that balance the nervous system before, during, and after chronic stress while identifying wellness strategies that help to develop psychological protective gear to do the work you do each and every day.

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  • F4. Preparing the Court for the Child and the Child for the Court - Harrell Center 201

    F4. NANCY LAMB, JD

    Preparing the Court for the Child and the Child for the Court

    Courtrooms are not child friendly places. The intimidation of the courtroom setting and all the procedural rules for how a trial must be conducted can affect the child’s ability to be perceived as a credible witness. This presentation, taught by a veteran prosecutor, will address the process of preparing the child to testify in a child sexual abuse case, and will include practical information and illustrative examples of techniques that this prosecutor has found to be useful in minimizing a child’s stress in the courtroom setting while maximizing the child’s credibility. Also included will be information about legal avenues available to make the court more child friendly using pre-trial motions and tools that the prosecutor should consider that may serve to enhance a child’s credibility in the eyes of the factfinder.

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