News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's OfficePosted: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 3:57 p.m.
Media and Interested Parties
Sheriff's Office hosts 15th annual Child Abuse & Family Violence Summit April 22-25; contact PIO for interview opportunities
The 2014 Child Abuse and Family Violence Summit starts Tuesday, April 22 and ends Friday, April 25 at the Red Lion Hotel on the River in Portland, Oregon. For media outlets, interview opportunities are available with experts leading sessions at the Summit; contact PIO Sgt. Nate Thompson for details.
The Summit was started in 2000 by Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts. At that time, he was a CCSO detective working child-abuse and child-homicide investigations. He realized they weren't isolated cases -- that instead we were facing a hidden epidemic of violence and abuse.
This led to the founding of the three-and-a-half-day multi-disciplinary conference -- designed for professionals working in the areas of investigations, interviewing, assessment, prosecution, and treatment of child abuse, neglect and domestic violence.
Last year, over 750 attendees came from across the United States and around the world.
The Summit is hosted by the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Child Abuse Team and the Domestic Violence Enhanced Response Team (DVERT). The Summit's goal is to educate professionals on the complex issues associated with child abuse and family violence, to broaden each professional's knowledge base in multiple areas, and to increase understanding of the other agencies' roles and responsibilities.
The conference theme, "The Power of One in Collaboration with Others," continues throughout the Summit as professionals learn new ways to work together to protect and make each child safe in our communities.
The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office offers its sincere thanks to SAFEWAY as a steadfast supporter and corporate sponsor of the Summit.
Visit www.ChildAbuseSummit.com for more information -- including session descriptions, speakers and other activities.
Registration for the Summit closes Friday, April 19.
Media should contact Sheriff's Office PIO Sgt. for interview inquiries.
Sergeant Nathan Thompson
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office
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