Friday, April 14, 2017
Friday Registration: 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Visit Summit Store & Exhibits
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Strangulation: A Hidden Crime in Child Abuse
Kelsey McKay, JD
Over the last decade as felony strangulation statutes have been enacted throughout the country, communities have been shocked at the devastating prevalence in which this disturbing assault exists between intimate partners. Through proper training, responders have started to better identify this often missed and lethal crime, finally giving this crime and the victims a voice. The next step is to educate those working in the child population so that we can recognize and better document when children have been either victims or witnesses of strangulation.
Subtle Erosion: Neglect, Environmental Instability & Chronic Trauma
Heather McKeag, MD
In this session, Dr. McKeag will lead a discussion of the longstanding effects of chronic neglect and home-life instability. This discussion will include a look at foster care outcomes and potential positive influences imparting resilience to children effected by neglect.
Courtroom Psychology: How to be a Good Witness and Survive in the Courtroom
Lawrence Jay Braunstein, Esq.
This program is designed for the expert and lay (fact) witness, and will “demystify” the trial process. It will address and explain the different layers of action in the courtroom, how to “read” it and how to effectively respond. Issues such as body language, the importance of what you say and how you say it, demonstrative evidence and effective presentation, the trial as theatre, establishing a level of comfort in the courtroom, how to defend yourself on cross examination and how to protect yourself in the witness box (when no one else will). The more comfortable and confident a witness is in the courtroom, the more effective their testimony can be.
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