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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Thursday Registration 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Champions for Children Award Ceremony


10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Visit Summit Store & Exhibits

10:15 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Victim Identification Lab
Jennifer Lee of NCMEC
Many children have been rescued from further sexual abuse because a clue in the background of child-pornography images led to the location of their abuse. Partnering with the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Forces and cooperating federal law-enforcement agencies, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) is proud to host the Victim Identification Lab — an initiative designed to assist law enforcement in its efforts to identify and rescue child sexual abuse victims.
NCMEC is pleased to offer all registered participants at this year's conference a glimpse into this powerful law-enforcement tool designed to rescue children. Within this interactive lab, computers will be available for participants to access background identifiers and audio clues in hopes that these items may be recognizable or familiar to Lab participants. Accompanying each sanitized picture will be a real-time message thread where participants can post their comments and suggestions. You may have the piece of the puzzle that could lead to the rescue of a child victim.
NOTE: All registered conference attendees are invited to participate in this Lab; however, due to the sensitivity of this issue, please make sure to wear your conference badge to gain entry.

10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

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Sudden Unexplained Infant Deaths (SUID):  A Comprehensive Review
Patrick Bray, Detective, Sue Skinner MD, Eric Tonsfeldt BS, D-ABDMI, and Chris Young, MD
This presentation utilizes a spectrum of experts in order to aid attendees in understanding the spectrum of issues concerning the investigation of unexplained infant deaths.  The leading causes of infant deaths will be reviewed, along with what constitutes both safe sleep environments as well as unsafe sleep practices.  Developmental milestones of infants will be covered.  Next, the team will address how professionals must work together to conduct a comprehensive infant death scene investigation, including witness interviews and doll re-enactment.  The team discusses critical scene and case information needed.  Finally, the medical examiner will instruct the audience how to interpret the information that investigators collect, within the context of the physiologic findings on autopsy, and how the totality of the findings and circumstances informs both the cause and manner of death. This presentation best illustrates how our multidisciplinary approach is optimally applied to the investigation of infant deaths.

Childhood Trauma: Costs, Consequences and Proven Interventions
Kim Jacobowitz, LCSW, and Cathleen Lang, MD
The first portion of this presentation will define what trauma is and provide examples of childhood trauma.  It will review the biologic and epigenetic changes that toxic stress and trauma cause on the brain and body.  It will also discuss the signs and symptoms which care providers may note when treating a patient who has been through significant trauma.  Both long-term and short-term consequences of childhood trauma will be discussed in this presentation as well as the costs to society.  The second portion of this presentation will focus on Proven (evidence-based) trauma treatment interventions for children. There are several treatment models that have shown to be effective in treating traumatized children and improving mental health outcomes for parents. This presentation will provide an overview of a few of these models, with a specific focus on Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Alternatives For Families: A Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (AF-CBT).

Critical Issues in Sibling Sexual Abuse
Geraldine Crisci, MSW
This workshop will review the literature and clinical features of sibling sexual abuse. Topics include: separation of victim and offender, joint interviews with victim and offender, the roles of key service providers police, protective services, probation, and mental health. Discussion of placement decisions will be part of this workshop.

How to Survive Cross Examination for Forensic Interviewers:  It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it
Lawrence Jay Braunstein, Esq., and Julie Kenniston, MSW, LISW
Successful child sexual abuse prosecutions depend in large part on the quality of the forensic interview of the child, and the testimony of the forensic interviewer. This presentation will focus on the various protocols used during the interview process, disclosure as a process or event, forensic linguistics, videotaping of forensic interviews, and how to best present your testimony in the courtroom both on direct examination and cross examination. The goal of the program is to "re-educate" forensic interviewers to understand and consider how what they do in the forensic interview room/CAC will "play out" in the courtroom.

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The Darknet and Emerging Technologies
Justin Fitzsimmons, JD
As the internet continues to evolve new layers populate where offenders commit criminal offenses. One such area is known as the Dark Net. Participants will learn how the Darknet works and how potential criminal activity is facilitated on the Darknet is crucial to investigating and prosecuting child exploitation cases. In addition, new software applications are being added to mobile phones and tablets daily. This presentation will demonstrate several of the newer applications for mobile devices that are popular for teenagers. Participants will learn about vault applications and the ability to secretly store information.

Child Sex Dens: Infiltrating, Raiding, and Rescuing
Martin Conley and Douglas McDonnell
This case study details investigative techniques leading to the identification of child sex dens in the Philippines. Children as young as two years old were sexually molested and trafficked daily for paying customers worldwide. Learn how, through undercover online communications, HSI Special Agents in Portland, Maine were able to discover and ultimately infiltrate closely protected communities of offenders and communicate with targets. Presenters will discuss their collaborative efforts with international law enforcement agencies and the strategies implemented, to include innovative real time international surveillance and rescue operations which lead the dismantling of several child sex dens in the Philippines, the criminal prosecution of the members and the rescue of dozens of children.

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12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Visit Summit Store & Exhibits

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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Effects of Child Maltreatment: Child, Family and Professional
Matthew Cox, MD
Child abuse affects the child directly involved in many ways – physically and emotionally.  This talk will start by illustrating the physical, developmental and emotional effects of child abuse.   It will transition to review the effects on the parents and the family unit.  Lastly, the talk will utilize case examples to illustrate the effects of child abuse on the professional including missed cases of child abuse, professional distrust and dysfunction in child abuse cases, and confrontation.  An approach to minimizing the toxic effects of child abuse cases on the professional involved in these cases will be discussed.  

Following the Evidence in the Commercial Sexual Exploitation Forensic Interview
Julie Kenniston, MSW, LISW
This presentation will provide content that forensic interviewers should incorporate in interviews of minors suspected as trafficking and/or internet crimes victims.  The focus will be on non-caregiver cases.  Commercial sexual exploitation interviews will be compared and contrasted to intrafamilial cases.  Strategies to obtain case specific details will be discussed.
• Participants will compare and contrast commercial sexual exploitation interviews with intrafamilial sex abuse interviews.
• Participants will learn question strategies for gathering details about commercial sexual exploitation.
• Participants will apply the research of repeated interviews to commercial sexual exploitation cases.
As law enforcement agencies and other youth serving professionals begin to better identify youth at risk of exploitation, many referrals are being made for these youth to be interviewed.  The CAC model provides many benefits in serving these youth, but there are also some considerations that are being overlooked.  Trained, experienced forensic interviewers have expanded the types of cases that are seen for interviews and many skills cross over.  Although there has been much training on the dynamics of exploitation, there are some key issues to address in the forensic interview that are different from the traditional types of cases seen in CACs.  This presentation will compare and contrast exploitation cases with typical cases seen in CACs and offer suggestions on topic strategies unique to commercial sexual exploitation cases.

Assessment of Sibling Sexual Abuse
Geraldine Crisci, MSW
The critical role of full family participation in the assessment and treatment process will be outlined. Family dynamics, parental issues, sibling issues, individual issues for both the initiator and victimized child will be presented. 

How Not to Help the Defense Attorney in Child Sexual Abuse Cases (Part 1 of 2)
Lawrence Jay Braunstein, Esq.
This program, presented by a defense attorney (and former prosecutor), will acquaint law enforcement, prosecutors, medical practitioners, mental health practitioners, child protection caseworkers and victim assistance agency personnel with the intimate workings of the defense in child sexual abuse cases: the preparation of a defense case, investigative techniques, pretrial motion practice and discovery, examinations before trial, jury selection, defense trial strategy, demonstrative evidence, trial exhibits, cross examination techniques, and courtroom psychology.
By having a broad overview of both pretrial and trial procedures,and how the defense will approach its preparation during each phase of the litigation, the expert and lay (fact) witness will be better prepared in understanding its individual role in the proceedings, and better prepared to maximize its participation in the overall litigation.

Intimate Partner Strangulation (Part 1 of 2)
Kelsey McKay, JD
This session will cover intimate partner strangulation from top to bottom.  Part I focuses on how to implement and understand a strangulation supplement and Part II will explore prosecution including ideas for voir dire, a simulation of using a medical expert and recommended tips to help juries understand this complicated crime.  Participants will be provided with a better understanding of how strangulation is different than all other types of intimate partner assault, both physiologically in terms of its lethal danger and the emotional effect it can have on the victim.  It will also discuss defensive injuries and help the audience interpret these so that a victim is not accidentally arrested and prosecutors can use that evidence to their advantage.  You will walk away from this talk and never again ask…why didn’t she have visible injury?

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The Digital Culture of Kids Today
Chris McKenna
In this presentation, McKenna, Founder of Protect Young Eyes, will answer each of these questions:
• Why is online pornography having such a profound impact on our children?
• What specific apps and devices are kids using and what are their risks?
• How is the brain’s complex neurology impacted by the Internet?
• How can adults stay current on the constantly changing digital landscape?
The hope is that parents, educators, law enforcement and any caring adult will walk out of this presentation enlightened, encouraged and equipped to defend our precious children from online dangers. Creating safer digital environments in our homes, schools, and public places is possible, but it requires diligence and persistence.  This session will be repeated on Thursday from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

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3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Visit Summit Store & Exhibits

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Having the Last Word: Medical, Law Enforcement and DA Collaboration in Building a Case for Abusive Head Trauma
Kevin Barton, DDA, Tamara Grisby, MD, Andrew Hays, Detective
This case study discusses a recent abusive head trauma investigation and prosecution.  The investigating detective, the consulting physician, and the prosecuting attorney will present perspectives and highlight: necessity of continuous dialogue among disciplines, updates of victim status, detailed corroboration of facts, and deconstruction of experts to build a compelling case.

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Treatment of Sibling Sexual Abuse
Geraldine Crisci, MSW
In this workshop, specific case examples demonstrate a clinical model to address issues of safety, loyalty, engagement, and minimization.  Treatment goals will be discussed for each component of the family system. 

How Not to Help the Defense Attorney in Child Sexual Abuse Cases (Part 2 of 2)
Lawrence Jay Braunstein, Esq.
See session 8E for description.

Intimate Partner Strangulation (Part 2 of 2)
Kelsey McKay, JD
See session 8F for description.

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The Digital Culture of Kids Today (Repeat)
Chris McKenna
See session 8H for description.

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Clackamas County Sheriff

Sheriff Craig Roberts

Sheriff Craig Roberts

2017 Child Abuse & Family Violence Summit
April 11-14, 2017

Red Lion Hotel on the River
909 N. Hayden Island Drive
Portland, Oregon 97217

Julie Collinson, Conference Coordinator
Phone: 503-557-5827
Fax: 503-794-8068

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