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2015 Child Abuse & Family Violence Summit

The 16th annual Summit is set for

April 21-24, 2015!


NOTE: Check the class schedule (linked at left) for the latest updates.

Child Abuse and Family Violence Summit

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NEW! Want to start planning your Summit experience early? Here's the 48-page Conference Notebook and the 4-page "Summit At A Glance" (both in PDF format).

The Child Abuse and Family Violence Summit is a three-and-a-half day, multi-disciplinary conference for professionals working in the areas of investigations, interviewing, assessment, prosecution, and treatment of child abuse, neglect and domestic violence.

The Summit, as it has become known over its 16-year history, 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.

Our theme, The Power of One in Collaboration with Others, continues throughout the Summit as we learn new ways to work together to protect and make each child safe in our communities.

Conference Registration

Registration is limited. Early registration is strongly encouraged. Fee includes all workshops, continental breakfast each day, refreshment breaks, and one conference notebook and USB thumb drive.


   Or download a printable registration form here (PDF format)

No registrations accepted after Friday, April 17, 2015. No registrations at the door. Transfer of registration fees to another person may be done without penalty at any time upon submitting the Replacement Registration Form (PDF format; coming soon) to the Registration Coordinator.

Registration Rates

Registration Confirmation

Confirmation of registration will be sent by email upon receipt of payment. Please bring a copy of your email confirmation to the Summit.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Request for refunds must be received in writing no later than Friday, April 17, 2015. A service fee of $75 will be charged for all cancellations received by April 17, 2015. Refunds will not be made for cancellations requested or postmarked after April 17, 2015 or for participants who register but do not attend. No exception to this policy can be considered as our funds are fully committed to the production of the conference. All refunds will be mailed after the conclusion of the conference.

Name Badges

Name badges will be required to enter all sessions and the conference area.

Conference Notebook

One conference notebook and one USB with conference meterials will be given per registration fee.

Continuing Education Credit/Units

Applications are being submitted to accrediting boards and organizations for review and approval for the following:

Plan to stop by the Continuing Education table at the Summit to sign up for your profession’s appropriate credits.

Conference Location

The 16th annual Child Abuse and Family Violence Summit will be held at the:

Red Lion Hotel on the River
909 N. Hayden Island Drive
Portland, Oregon 97217 [ map ]
Phone 503.283.4466
Or 1.800 RED LION (1.800.733.5466)
Fax 503.735.4847

Parking is FREE at the conference center.

Lodging Information (UPDATED)

UPDATE (3/25/2015): The Red Lion is sold out of rooms. Summit attendees can also find nearby lodging at:

Oxford Suites Portland - Jantzen Beach
(Located conveniently across the street from the Red Lion Hotel on the River, the conference venue)
Rates:  $116 per night + tax (double queens are available)
12226 N. Jantzen Drive
Portland, Oregon 97217
Phone: 503.283.3030
Fax: 503.735.1661
Toll Free: 800.548.7848

Located on the south bank of the scenic Columbia River, the Red Lion Hotel on the River is conveniently located just off I-5, only 10 minutes from downtown Portland and 12 minutes from Portland International Airport. Vancouver, Washington is just across the Interstate Bridge. This is the only full service, resort-like hotel in the North Portland/Delta Park area. The Jantzen Beach Supercenter Mall features over 30 stores and restaurants.

To make your hotel reservation online at the Summit conference rate, click here. If making your reservation by phone, call the hotel at 503.283.4466 or 1.800 RED LION (1.800.733.5466) and ask for the Child Abuse Summit 2014 conference rate.

Phone 503.283.4466
or 1.800 RED LION (1.800.733.5466)
Fax 503.735.4847

Conference Hotel Rate

Reserve your room early! A limited number of rooms have been reserved for conference participants on a first-come, first-served basis until gone or April 1, 2015 — whichever occurs first. After April 1, 2015, rooms will be available at the prevailing regular room rates rather than the discount conference rate.


Driving: From I-5 North- or Southbound: Take exit #308 (Jantzen Beach exit). The hotel is located on the east side of the freeway.

Air: Portland International Airport (PDX) is served by 14 major airlines and is just minutes from the conference site.

From Airport: Complimentary hotel transportation. Directions if driving from airport: Take Airport Way east to I-205 North toward Seattle. Take I-205 north. Take Highway 14 West to Vancouver. Take I-5 South into Oregon, and the 1st exit over the Interstate Bridge (Exit #308). Turn right and go under the bridge. Driving distance from airport is 12 miles west.

Train: Amtrak serves Portland through Portland’s Union Station.

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Clackamas County Sheriff

Sheriff Craig Roberts

Sheriff Craig Roberts

Office: (503) 785-5000
Non-Emergency: (503) 655-8211

If this is an emergency,
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