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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Monday Evening Registration 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

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

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

Patty WetterlingWelcome and Keynote:
There’s a Dream That We Dream How the World Should Be…
Patty Wetterling
Patty will share lessons learned about child safety following her son’s abduction.
Keeping kids safe is an adult responsibility.  It is not the child’s responsibility to not get kidnapped! We need to watch who is watching our children and give children the age-appropriate tools to know what to do when then have questions. We also need to teach our children about relationships and respectful boundaries so that they don’t grow up to become someone who would exploit another.
At the end of the presentation, participants will have an increased understanding of child abduction and exploitation and how to replace fear with knowledge; know how to talk to children about personal safety; and learn where to find resources to help and share the hope for a world in which children have the right to grow up safe and follow their dreams. 

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

Visit Summit Store & Exhibits

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

Victim Identification Lab
Jennifer Newman 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 Force 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.

Michael Devlin Case Study
William (Bill) Carson
This workshop examines the life, history and psychological motives of Michael Devlin, one of the most notorious child kidnappers of the past decade. Following his convictions, Devlin was interviewed in-depth separately by Chief Carson and two FBI profilers. The presentation includes material learned from these interviews -- with audio of Devlin discussing his childhood, his sexual attraction to young boys, his abduction fantasies, and the eventual kidnappings of Shawn Hornbeck in 2002 and Ben Ownby in 2007.

A Window into the Life of a Child:  How Photo-Documentation and Comprehensive Assessment Can Tell the Rest of the Story
Carol L. Chervenak, MD
Understanding and then accurately communicating the severity and extent of a child’s experience of maltreatment is challenging. Karly’s Law requires the photo-documentation of injuries. However, photography has the potential to capture more of the essence of those experiences -- by documenting details of the child’s living space and the various hazards that children are exposed to in their environment; and by more effectively assessing the proposed mechanisms of injury to children.  Through case presentations, this session will explore the value of careful photo-documentation and comprehensive assessment in telling the whole story.

Juvenile Sex Offenders: A Challenge for the Team
Dan Powers, LCSW
Juvenile sex offenders pose an interesting challenge to the multi-disciplinary team. This workshop is intended for interviewers, police officers, CPS workers, medical personnel, family court workers, attorneys, judges, social workers, therapists and anyone else dealing with juvenile sex offenders. This workshop will explore the dynamics and challenges juvenile sex offenders bring to your caseload. We will review types of juvenile sex offenders and will suggest a consistent approach in dealing with them -- from investigation through ongoing treatment.  It will emphasize the multi-disciplinary team approach as a solution to solving the unique problems these cases bring to the system.
Dynamics of juvenile sex offenders -- including myths commonly accepted by professionals -- will be presented. Theories of etiology will be reviewed and discussed. The different roles of the professionals involved in these types of cases will be examined, as well as suggestions on how a standardized approach in the investigation, assessment and intervention of juvenile sex offenders will benefit the professionals, the offenders and the family.

A Pebble in the Pond: Factors in Multi-Generational Childhood Sexual Abuse Victimization
Tamara Hillard, LICSW
This presentation explores the phenomenon of "second generation" child sexual abuse victimization. Discussion will include common perceptions and understandings of how past childhood victimization can impact on the likelihood of -- and response to -- a child in the next generation being sexually abused. This presentation addresses psychological factors, incidence rates, and creating a window of therapeutic opportunity amidst the fallout, for both mother and child.
Learning objectives include:
1. Identifying areas of focus in helping a parent who has a history of child sexual abuse to deal with the dual stressors of their own abuse, and the abuse of their child;
2. Identifying three "thought errors" that, if not exposed, can negatively affect recovery for both the parent and their child; and
3. Identifying ways to help parents be proactive in supporting their children while also creating a safer normalcy in the family.

Dynamics of Child Sexual Assault Victims and Meeting Untrue Defenses
Mary-Ann Burkhart
The dynamics of victimization most often seen in our child victims give way to many of the untrue defenses faced by child abuse professionals during the investigation and trial of child sexual abuse cases. This workshop will reinforce those often-seen common behaviors of child victims of sexual abuse, highlight the most often-seen defenses in child sexual abuse cases, and show how to overcome them during the investigation and trial stage.
By the end of this workshop, participants will:
1. Identify common behaviors and dynamics most often seen in child victims of sexual assault;
2. Explore the most common untrue defenses faced during the investigation and prosecution stage that involves those behaviors and dynamics; and
3. Discuss ways to overcome those untrue defenses.

Hands Are Not for Hitting: The Impact of Domestic Violence on Children
Jan Langbein
Domestic violence (DV) is a devastating social problem that impacts all segments of society. Although awareness regarding the pervasiveness and effects of family violence is increasing, the understanding of the ramifications of the effects of domestic violence often focuses on the primary victims. Studies indicate that millions of children witness the abuse of a parent or caregiver each year.  Research also shows that DV may be the number-one indicator of child abuse and neglect. This workshop explores the effect that witnessing DV has on children who live in homes where family violence occurs.
Learning objectives include learning to understand the dynamics of DV.  Participants will hear about the "Stages of Change" and how to identify which stage a victim is in.  They will learn typical behaviors of victims/child witnesses, types of abusers, and DV statistics.  Participants will be able to effectively work with families experiencing DV. Participates will understand the cycle of abuse -- and learn the right questions to ask victims/child witnesses.  Resiliency will also be discussed.  At the conclusion, participants will have increased knowledge of the effects of DV on children, and will learn about maladaptive coping mechanisms of children affected by abuse and how the three types of stress (positive, tolerable, toxic) influence development.  This session will be repeated Wednesday from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

ACE Study:  Adverse Childhood Experiences:  Identify, Intervene and Interrupt
Jane Straub
Experiences in childhood matter.  Numerous research studies have shown how childhood stress and trauma can impact adult health.  The ACE study is the largest study investigating the health and social effects of negative childhood experiences.  Now that we have the research, what can we do about it?  The cycle of violence, generational poverty and abuse, homelessness, substance abuse, incarceration, perpetration and victimization of violence are all related to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs).  Strategies such as identification and assessment, reducing risk and exposure, and nurturing resiliency and skill-building are effective interventions.  Changing the negative course that many children are on is our best way to prevent abuse in future generations.  This presentation will increase your knowledge of trauma -- and provide ways to work with children, families and communities to reduce the impact of trauma.

Connecting the Dots: Intersections of Violence and Discrimination
Jeffrey Bucholtz, MA
This is an advanced discussion for those familiar with the topics of oppression and violence. This workshop provides an opportunity to more deliberately delve into conversations about the intersections between oppressions -- and what that means for those doing activist, educational, or advocacy work in the violence-prevention fields. Participants will explore the power of language; implicit biases; and the impact of discrimination, privilege and dehumanization on perpetrators, victims, and bystanders.

Introduction to Open Source Digital Forensics
Lauren Wagner and Tim Lott
Autopsy® is an automated environment that has the core analysis features needed by law enforcement to conduct an investigation of digital media, such as hard drives, memory cards, or mobile devices. Autopsy® has been developed by Basis Technology and an open-source community. Autopsy® is available free of charge. Students will receive an introduction to the software and learn how they can utilize it during their investigations to assist with the recovery of digital evidence. Attendees should have a basic understanding of computer forensics.
Labs are limited to 40 participants.  Priority will be given to investigators.  If you have indicated that you will likely attend this course during the registration process, you will need to check your participation status on-site at Registration prior to attending the lab.

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

Visit Summit Store & Exhibits

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

Childhood Fall Injuries: Accidental vs. Inflicted
Jim Holler
Falls are the leading cause of unintentional injuries for children. Nearly one-third of all fall-related visits to hospital emergency rooms are children ages 14 and under. More than half of all non-fatal injuries to children are associated with falls, and falls are the leading cause of nursery product-related injuries. The severity of a fall-related injury is determined by the distance of the fall and the landing surface. Head injuries are associated with the majority of severe injuries and deaths resulting from falls. Because falls are associated with a child’s curiosity and development of motor skills, children ages 10 and under are at the greatest risk of fall-related death and injury. This workshop will focus on identifying non-accidental fall injuries on children -- and will emphasize the specific techniques that can be used by investigators in the assessment, investigation, and reconstruction of injuries sustained from a fall. 

Myths of the Hymen
Antoinette Laskey, MD, MPH, MBA
This basic sexual abuse talk will cover important concepts and myth-busting about sexual abuse.  This session will have some graphic photos that are necessary for the understanding of the topic, but will be limited to what is necessary for the specific audience. At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to recognize common myths about child sexual abuse and the actual realities regarding each myth; describe how and when a sexual abuse/assault exam occurs; and identify normal and abnormal findings in the female genital exam. The intended audience includes medical personnel, law enforcement, CPS, and attorneys who may be involved in cases of sexual abuse. 

Working with Non-Offending Parents in Child Sexual Abuse Cases
Dan Powers, LCSW
This workshop is intended for interviewers, police officers, CPS workers, probation officers, attorneys, judges, social workers, therapists, and anyone else dealing with abused children and their non-offending parents. It will review types of non-offending parents and suggest a consistent approach in dealing with them, from investigation through ongoing treatment. Your actions can “make or break it” for the next professional dealing with the parent. We will discuss the range of emotions professionals may feel, as well as the “dos and don’ts” of dealing with non-offending parents -- emphasizing the need for a collaborative, consistent approach when dealing with them.
1. Develop a framework for empathy for non-offending parents.
2. Gain an understanding of the dynamics and types of non-offending parent.
3. Have a consistent approach in dealing with non-offending parents.

Real Treatment with Real Kids: Treatment for Sexually Abused Children (Part 1 of 2)
Tamara Hillard, LICSW
Based on the "evidence-based practice" of Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, this presentation provides active, creative and relationship-based intervention ideas for working with sexually abused children. Hillard offers real ideas on how to engage children in therapy and discusses the hidden beliefs and misperceptions that can follow a child into adulthood and limit their healing.
Topics will include how to engage parents and help them to be support agents for their children, while also creating an atmosphere of trust and acceptance in the child-therapist relationship.
The use of creative orientation towards Trauma Focused-CBT theory sets this presentation apart from others -- and engages the therapist and clients in immediate cognitive reframing. The use of case examples, active and usable techniques, and a focus on the "clinician as change agent" through attitude and humor -- and creativity in treatment -- will be emphasized. Resiliency skills and practical safety/prevention ideas are highlighted.
Objectives include:
1. Identifying 3 techniques to use in helping a child begin to discuss and work through their sexual abuse history;
2. Identifying 3 "thought-errors," which if not exposed can negatively affect recovery; and
3. Identifying ways to help parents be proactive in supporting children while also creating a safer "normalcy" in the family.

It Takes a Team: Successfully Prosecuting a Case with a Recanting Victim
Mary-Ann Burkhart
Recantation is common in cases involving children as victims and witnesses. Children recant for a multitude of reasons, and recantation does not signal the end of a prosecution. This workshop will delve into the most common reasons for recantation, how to avoid and prevent recantation, and how to deal with it if it does occur in your case, even if it occurs on the witness stand.
By the end of this workshop, participants will:
1. Identify the most common reasons for recantation, in order to assess their cases for the possibility that it may occur;
2. Explore ways in which we may avoid and prevent recantation through the way we handle our prosecutions; and
3. Efforts to be undertaken once recantation does occur.

Stalking:  A Pattern of Behaviors That Cause Fear
Jane Straub
When the word "stalking" is searched in Google, quite a few results will try to compare stalking to romance, many minimizing the harm and others confusing harassment with protection. Our culture uses terms such "stalking," "creeping/creeper" and "hanging around" to normalize this real, extremely harmful and scary criminal act. This presentation will provide information on stalking, including; the definition, statistics and prevalence; technology; stalking's connection to domestic violence and sexual assault; and its link to other crimes, such as vandalism, identity theft and harassment.

Jacob's Hope Lives
Patty Wetterling
Patty will describe the dynamics of child abduction and sexual exploitation and how they affect community. She will share her life commitment to fight for a world where children have the right to grow up safe and follow their dreams. At the end of the presentation, participants will:
1. Have an increased understanding of child abduction and the impact it has on community;
2. Learn about resources for investigation, family support, prevention and community healing; and
3. Share the hope for a better, safer world for children.

Understanding the Relationship Between Child Pornography and Hands-On Offenders
Michael Sullivan
In the last decade, the trading of child pornography has exploded via the Internet. It is not uncommon to see 3,000 to 6,000 IP Addresses per state, per month, involved in the trading of child pornography. With this volume of activity, how can law enforcement make sure their resources are being used to identify hands-on offenders and rescue children currently being sexually exploited? This workshop will look at the studies conducted by Dr. Michael Bourke and Dr. Joe Sullivan -- and how the results of their work may aid law enforcement in rescuing children. We will look at several factors that may help identify subjects who are currently sexually abusing children.

Twitter Investigations
Lauren Wagner and Tim Lott
Twitter has quickly become the go-to medium for today’s instant communication, proven by the fact that there are 5,000 tweets per second. Twitter searching will be introduced to allow searching for Twitter profiles, tweet keywords and hashtags -- and even searching for tweets from a particular latitude and longitude. These Twitter searching techniques will include both standard and hidden Boolean operators, ensuring that investigators have access to the best possible evidence.
Labs are limited to 40 participants.  Priority will be given to investigators.  If you have indicated that you will likely attend this course during the registration process, you will need to check your participation status on-site at Registration prior to attending the lab.

Facebook 101:  What Investigators Need to Know
Emily Vacher
In this session, Vacher -- a Director of Facebook’s Trust & Safety team -- will present the challenges Facebook faces in operating the world's largest social network.  She will discuss the latest safety and privacy controls available to prevent and reduce risks for users of the site. Lastly, she will detail how Facebook can assist law enforcement in ongoing investigations.

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

Visit Summit Store & Exhibits

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

Child Torture: “The American Trend”
Jim Holler
The very essence of “torture” is secretive and hidden. The World Health Organization’s definition of torture is “extended exposure to violence and deprivation.” Children can suffer repeated or prolonged exposure to violence or deprivation -- tortured at the hands of their caregivers, most not discovered or reported due to being locked in rooms, in cages, in cribs, on beds and in basements, chained to poles, starved, and physically and sexually abused. On some occasions, both law enforcement and CPS have been at the home on unrelated incidents, completely unaware of the child or children being tortured in the house. This training will better prepare first responders, law enforcement, child protective services, fire and EMS, juvenile and adult probation, mental health, and in-home health professionals how to recognize possible signs of children being tortured inside the residence. There are many instances in which team members hold what might seem to be minor details; however, when shared, those details can paint a clearer picture of what may be happening in the residence where this child is being tortured -- thus prompting a recovery of the child.  

Sentinel Injuries: Recognizing the Canary in the Coal Mine Before It’s Too Late
Antoinette Laskey, MD, MPH, MBA
This session focuses on specific injuries that can be seen without special equipment or training, what they mean, and how to appropriately react when an infant has them in order to prevent further injury or death. This talk has been found to be helpful in understanding the extremely serious consequences of failing to appropriately respond to what appear to be relatively minor injuries in infants.  At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to identify “sentinel injuries” in the context of possible child abuse; recognize the necessary evaluation that should happen after a sentinel injury is identified; and describe the possible outcomes associated with sentinel injuries.

LEAD OR LEAD NOT. THERE IS NO TRY. How Not to be Seen as the Darth Vader of Your Organization
Dan Powers, LCSW
Do you want to be known as the Yoda or Darth to your staff? Would you like to convey wisdom or deliver fear as part of your leadership style? You cannot deny that Darth Vader’s leadership style gets results -- but Force-choking may not be the best way to lead your team. As leaders in “our world,” we are faced with the challenge of needing to influence many different types of people. The team looks to you to lead with knowledge, compassion and empathy. You have a choice: Use the Force or go to the Dark Side.  
1.  Be aware of the qualities of a great leader;
2.  Learn how you can be a great leader; and
3.  Develop a plan to advance your leadership potential.

Real Treatment with Real Kids: Treatment for Sexually Abused Children (Part 2 of 2)
Tamara Hillard, LICSW
See session 2D for description.

Search Warrants and Interviews:  Practical Tips for Getting and Keeping Critical Evidence
Chuck Mickley, DA, and Amanda Nadell, DA
This presentation will focus on two significant aspects of child abuse investigations -- search warrants and interviews. In the first part, the presenters will cover updates to the law for search warrants, including the recent Mansor decision and its implications on applying for search warrants in child abuse cases.  They will also explore ideas around creative use of search warrants in child abuse investigations.  In the second part, they will review the appellate case law on “compelling circumstances” to answer the question of whether there is any such thing as a "non-custodial interview" under current Oregon law.

Domestic Violence and Lethality Assessment
Jane Straub
Domestic violence is pervasive in our communities, with 1 in 4 females experiencing abuse at the hands of a partner during her lifetime. This presentation will discuss abusive behaviors, the cycle of violence, barriers to safety, and the emotional, physical and mental impact on the victim. This sesson will provide an introduction to and discussion of lethality assessments.  Working with and engaging survivors to identify escalation and threats to safety are crucial in reducing the chance of homicide in DV cases. The goals of the presentation are to increase your knowledge of domestic violence -- enabling you to identify abusive relationships, improve your understanding of lethality, and engage survivors in safety planning and strategies to leave abusive relationships safely.

Women Who Molest Children: Offender Typologies
William (Bill) Carson
This workshop begins with findings that were learned from in-depth interviews with 18 women who had been convicted of molesting children, but goes well beyond that to include cases from across the nation, as well as data from other recently published material on this topic. Chief Carson will discuss past and current offender typologies for female child molesters, including his five distinct typologies, which were first published in 2006.

The Pop Culture Paradox: Media Literacy, Advocacy and Sexual Violence
Jeffrey Bucholtz, MA
The stories that we tell about ourselves and each other through popular culture are a powerful tool for not only unraveling our cultural construct and understanding the roots of violence, but are also critical tools in how to better understand and assist survivors. In this stimulating presentation, participants will explore how popular culture impacts our ideas about gender, health, agency, happiness, relationships, self-concept, sex, and sexual violence. This presentation will also explore experiences of male victims of sexual assault.

Become a Google Jedi: Save Yourself from Information Overload
Lauren Wagner and Tim Lott
This hands-on computer lab will teach students how to effectively use Google to filter search results to relevant and useable information. The first way to construct a specific, targeted keyword search is to use Boolean operators to filter the way keywords are pulling information.  The next way to construct a better Google search is to use advanced operators to filter what types of data are being searched. In addition, we will cover many other Google features such as timeline search, Google Images, and Google Scholar.
Labs are limited to 40 participants.  Priority will be given to investigators.  If you have indicated that you will likely attend this course during the registration process, you will need to check your participation status on-site at Registration prior to attending the lab.

When Saving Lives Damages Your Own
Elizabeth Tow and Michael Sullivan
Exposure to child sexual exploitation and abuse materials can have widespread and serious negative effects on professionals. Helping exposed individuals learn how to recognize and cope with problems -- before they become severe or permanent -- is the main priority of the Supporting Heroes in Mental Health Foundational Training (SHIFT) Program. This course will introduce the SHIFT Program and look at the progress this training has made in the industry. "Wellness" will be the main focus, including acknowledging negative effects of chronic exposure to traumatic material and building resiliency to cope with the stress your job entails.  Resources will be provided to help you keep and maintain peak wellness.

Self-Defense Basics
Paul Wade and Tina Tappouni
Students will be taught basic but extremely effective skills to counter attacks from every angle -- including ground attacks. The class will be led by certified self-defense instructors Detective Paul Wade and Tina Tappouni.  These skills they will teach are derived from Krav Maga -- the Israeli military fighting technique with a proven combat record -- and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, the premier ground-fighting and ground self-defense art in the world. With these new skills, students will gain the confidence they need to survive instead of being victimized. No prior experience is required, and the class is open to all Summit attendees. 
Class limited to 12 participants. You will need to sign-up to participate at the Summit Information Table in the Lower Level Foyer of the Red Lion Hotel on the River.
This class will be repeated on Wednesday, from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. There will also be a two-part evening class taught Tuesday, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., and Wednesday, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Participants for the evening classes are encouraged to participate both Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Northwest SARCon

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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