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Monday, April 18, 2016

12:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Child Abuse Overview for First Responders
Detective Geoffrey Erichsen, Detective Brad Leikem, Kelly O’Donnell, Sue Skinner, MD,  Sue Lewis, LCSW and and Rusty Amos, DDA
First responders are the most important step in a child-abuse investigation. How first responders interact with both children and their caretakers is vital to the integrity of the process. In this half-day training, participants will hear from all of those involved in a child-abuse case: detective, case worker, assessment-center team and district attorney. Information covered will include how to obtain and document statements, how to write a succinct report, how and when to photograph injuries, and how to refer. Attendees will understand how a case moves through the "system" from beginning to end, and what each of us can best do to ensure the health and well-being of our children, as well as make sure those responsible for abuse are held accountable. This is a basic training, best suited for those new to the field.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

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.

Sharon W. Cooper, MD, FAAPWelcome and Keynote
Online Victimization -- What a Tangled Web We Weave
Sharon W. Cooper, MD, FAAP
This presentation will chronicle the course of victimization
over the past two decades, since digital crimes against children became evident. Though each of the different types of child sexual exploitation were initially felt to reflect a specific and exclusive type of offender behavior, more and more abuses are becoming much more complicated. Professionals in all areas of investigation, prosecution, victim rescue and recovery and computer forensics as well as prevention will understand the importance of thinking "outside the monitor" in these types of crimes. What one sees is NOT necessarily what one gets, and this presentation will provide multiple examples of the need for an understanding of all types of child and adolescent victimization. Learning objectives:
1. Participants will be able to describe at least 4 types of child sexual exploitation.
2. Participants will discuss the difference between child sexual abuse victimization and sexual exploitation victimization.
3. Participants will list the more recent relationships between sexual assault and online victimization.

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

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

Victim Identification Lab
Nicholas Brock 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.

Corroborating Evidence -- Reducing the Child's Stress and Strengthening Your Case
Jim Holler
"Corroborating evidence" (in "corroboration") is evidence that tends to support a proposition that is already supported by some initial evidence, therefore confirming the proposition. Many child sexual abuse cases come down to a few facts and the child's testimony -- thus causing a huge amount of stress on the child victim. Listening carefully to the child's testimony as well as doing a good background investigation of the perpetrator, will many times reveal very important details that are sometimes overlooked -- thus reducing the child's stress as well as building the prosecution's case. This workshop will cover the sometimes simple and overlooked clues that are many times present in a child's interview by taking apart the interview piece by piece, word by word, to find clues such as places, sights, smells, sounds, etc. that could all potentially be corroborated by a thorough investigation.

When Child Abuse and Animal Abuse Intersect: A Case Presentation
Sue Skinner, MD, Sue Lewis, LCSW, Sarah Dumont, Deputy DA, Sarah Sheelar, DHS, Linda Fielder CAWA & Emily Davidsohn, JD, MSEL
The association between child abuse and animal abuse is well-known -- yet investigations into each often happen independently. In fact, many of us only understand how child-abuse cases are investigated in our own community, and we have limited knowledge of the process and complexity of animal-abuse investigations. Do we have clear policies and understanding about how to report animal abuse when we are in the process of assessing a case of child abuse? In this session, information will be presented as it unfolded to team members regarding worries of the safety of children and the safety of animals. Upon completion, attendees will better understand the link between the two, and will be able to identify problems and act more proactively in the future.

Sex Offenders: What Investigators and Child Advocates Should Know
Cory Jewell Jensen, MS, CCSOT
Sex-crime investigators, criminal-justice professionals, probation officers, child-welfare workers and child advocates should be familiar with the various theories about the etiology of pedophilia and development of pro-offending attitudes, plus the more typical patterns of sexual offending committed by both juvenile and adult sex offenders. This presentation will highlight (via video taped interviews with various sex offenders) some of the more common pathways to developing deviant sexual interests and criminal sexual behavior patterns. In addition, the presenter will review various studies that examine the number of detected vs. undetected offenses occurring in our communities, the true rate of false allegations and the average degree of "cross-over" or "crime-switching" behavior sex offenders engage in. The misconceptions about "re-offense" and "recidivism" rates and the expected outcomes for sex offender treatment will also be reviewed.

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 the 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.

You Can Understand Medical Reports: The Basics of Medical Terms and Concepts Relating to Child Physical Injuries
Rob Parrish, JD
In this session, participants will learn the basics of "medicalese" through translation by a prosecutor who has handled cases for 30 years. Participants will see demonstrations and illustrations of types of injuries and mechanisms that result in those injuries, and also understand the location of injuries based on how they are described in medical reports. Bruises, fractures and head injuries will be featured, with some discussion of internal trauma to abdomen and torso.

The Investigation and Prosecution of Joshua Degerness:  How Investigators, Prosecutors and Advocates Working Together Can Make a Difference
Matthew Hagan and Gillian Fischer, DA
In 2014, Joshua William Degerness was arrested for multiple crimes of domestic violence, as well as aggravated identity theft. As the investigation continued, it ultimately involved search warrants and the FBI after it was learned Joshua was researching methods to make chemical weapons to kill law enforcement. This presentation will cover the challenges to the investigator and prosecutor and victim advocate faced -- including a victim who was a heavy drug user, as well as a suspect with delusions of grandeur. The presentation will cover the first calls to the Degerness house, and the things we should have done differently, as well as the final response to the home and Josh’s arrest.  It will cover his continued influence on the victim, even from jail, and the cooperation from his other victim, which helped seal Josh’s fate. The investigator, prosecutor and victim’s assistance member will all be available to share their perspective on this case.

Countering Normalization of Sexual Harm
Cordelia Anderson, MA
This session examines the normalization of sexual harm through marketing, technology, mainstream media and pornography. Several examples from a variety of venues are provided, along with a sample of studies that show the impact. This session not only helps participants see what is too often hidden in front of our eyes, but it also provides actions that we can take to help in our families, communities and society.

Investigating Internet Crimes
Paul Farnstrom and Ken Link
This hands-on lab will provide an understanding of basic internet investigations from start to finish, including an introduction to a variety of investigative software and resources. This lab will be repeated on Wednesday, April 20 from 10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Kik Law Enforcement Operations Support
Michelle Micks
This live webinar will provide an overview of Kik's processes and resources available to law enforcement when working on any cases involving Kik. This session will be repeated on Wednesday, from 10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

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

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

Professionals Who Sexually Abuse the Children with Whom They Work
Joe Sullivan, PhD
Professionals using the status and access afforded them by their role to sexually exploit the children with whom they work is a concern for prospective employers, voluntary agencies working with children and law enforcement alike. Recent high-profile international investigations into the sexual exploitation of children within faith communities care and educational institutions have focused attention of this crime and raises issues about our ability to protect children within organizational settings. This presentation shares the results of a long-standing qualitative research project into "Professional Perpetrators" and uses video case studies to illustrate the key finding. The insights will challenge and inform those responsible for creating and maintaining safe environments for children.

Death By Neglect
Sharon W. Cooper, MD, FAAP
Child fatality and unintentional death research underscores that more children die from neglect than from any other form of child maltreatment. Yet death by neglect is not always a topic reviewed in the field. This presentation will reveal the multiple types of child neglect that may result in child death. It will also discuss issues relevant to the fields of social science, criminal justice, addiction medicine, and family law. Diverse risks will include caregiver impairment, existing childhood adversities, repetitive child-endangerment circumstances, poverty, and community violence, among others. In addition, factors such as multiple victim scenarios, the impact of child protective services screening processes, and health-care provider error will be discussed to provide evidence that many times, these cases have no easy answers -- and that all professionals must consider the worst-case scenario when deciding a disposition in addressing neglect. Learning objectives:
1. Participants will discuss at least three types of neglect
2. Participants will review the types of neglect that have the higher death rates.
3. Participants will describe the challenges within community CPS agencies with respect to the substantiation of neglect cases.

Talking to Kids about Abuse (Part 1 of 2)
Katheryn Kroeger, LCSW, and Jennifer Wheeler, LPC
Based on the Oregon Interviewing Guidelines, this two-part session will present an overview of talking with children and adolescents about abusive experiences, with a focus on interviewing in the field. The presentation will include best practices, research updates, and case examples.

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

Proving Absuive Head Trauma in Court: The Right Experts, the Right Tools, and a Thorough Understanding
Rob Parrish, JD
In this session, participants will receive a brief overview of the important features of the medical diagnosis of inflicted head trauma. Parrish will focus on how to prove the cause of inflicted head injuries in criminal and child protection cases, including use of the best demonstrative evidence to educate the judge or jury. At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will have a better understanding of what expert witnesses are needed for proof of the complex medical issues in AHT cases, how to put defense expert theories in proper perspective, and how to use appropriate medical experts to rebut defense theories.

What Child-Abuse Professionals Need to Know about Domestic Violence
Amy Jones, MA, LPC-S

This workshop will discuss the growing body of research that points to a definite link between adult domestic violence and child abuse. Whether the child is the unintended victim, the accidental victim, or the deliberate target, the severity and manner of child abuse bears a strong resemblance to the type of maltreatment experienced by their mothers. This presentation will examine how understanding the impact of domestic violence on children can increase the appropriate responses -- and decrease the that child victims of abuse will become abusers in adulthood. By knowing the dynamics and effects of family violence on children, law enforcement/CPS intervention and prevention can reduce the crimes of tomorrow as they make children safer today. This session will be repeated on Wednesday from 10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Countering Demand & Preventing Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children
Cordelia Anderson, MA
Most of the attention to date on the commercial sexual exploitation of children has focused on changes needed in laws and on the development of services to help children after they seek help or are rescued. This session focuses on supporting these needs while also paying attention to changing the social norms and practices that feed demand. Examples of prevention strategies are included.

Seizing Electronic Evidence
Paul Farnstrom and Ken Link
In this session, learn to find and recognize discrete and hidden electronic media, how to properly seize and store digital evidence and important legal considerations involving this step of your investigation. This session will be repeated on Wednesday, April 20 from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Child Sex Dens -- Locating, Raiding, and Rescuing
Martin Conley and Douglas McDonnell
Special Agents Conley and McDonnell advance the cybercrime discussion with a Maine-based case study detailing investigative techniques that led to the identification of child sex dens in the Philippines. HSI Portland agents identified children as young as 2 years old being sexually molested and trafficked daily for paying customers worldwide. Through undercover online communications, SA Conley was able to discover — and ultimately infiltrate — a closely protected community of offenders and communicate with the main target(s) over a period of several months. Special Agents Conley and McDonnell will discuss the collaborative efforts with international law-enforcement agencies and the strategies implemented — including innovative real-time international surveillance operations — which led to the arrest of the main targets in the Philippines, the rescue of the children under their control, and the arrest of co-conspirators in Australia.

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

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

Drowning: Accident or Homicide?
Jim Holler
This training is a comprehensive overview of investigating drowning events. Every day about 10 people die from unintentional drownings. Of these, two are children aged 14 or younger. Drowning is responsible for more deaths among children 1-4 years of age than any other cause except congenital anomalies. Drowning-related deaths can occur under almost any set of circumstances -- whether it's a child swimming in the family swimming pool, a child falling in a 5-gallon bucket, or taking a bath in a bathtub. All of the scenarios could be quickly determined to be accidents. But are they all really accidents? All child drownings should be considered homicides until proven differently. Without knowing what to look for on-scene and during the course of the investigation, the truth could be impossible to determine -- and the caregivers who intentionally killed their child could walk away. This training will focus on varying red-flag indicators for investigators to look for while investigating a drowning event. Recognizing just one of these indicators may not be the determining factor in identifying a case of foul play, but it is cause to dig deeper for answers. The more red flags that are present during an investigation, the stronger the probability that something is wrong.

Skull Fractures: Abuse, accident, and Variations
Cathy Lang, MD
This presentation will review the basics of skull fractures and how these types of fractures present in abusive and accidental cases. It will also review variations in the skull that can mimic skull fractures, as well as review the anatomy and formation of the skull.

Talking to Kids about Abuse (Part 2 of 2)
Katheryn Kroeger, LCSW, and Jennifer Wheeler, LPC
See session 2C for description.

Experimentation or Exploitation: How Behavior Analysis Can Assist in Working with Young People Exhibiting Problematic Sexual Behavior
Joe Sullivan, PhD
Most social workers and foster-care workers have worked with young people exhibiting sexual behavior -- yet many are anxious about working with cases where the central concerns are labelled as Problematic Sexual Behavior (PSB). This presentation will seek to demystify sexual behavior in young people, provide a construct for identifying PSB, and offer insights into how foster care and social workers can effectively engage with this issue.

Investigation and Prosecution of Child Torture
Rob Parrish, JD
In this session, participants will be challenged to define "torture" of children, what sets it apart from other forms of child maltreatment, and how to identify and prove it in court. Participants will be exposed to a wide variety of torture cases from around the country to drive home the fact that this is an all-too-common form of child abuse. A discussion will focus on whether those who torture children should be subjected to enhanced penalties in criminal court and whether reunification should even be considered in torture cases.

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 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
3. Develop a plan to advance your leadership potential

Not Just Pictures
Sharon W. Cooper, MD, FAAP
In this session, Dr. Cooper will show a documentary about the victim impact of the production and distribution of child sexual abuse images on the web and social-media sites. This film offers information on healing measures, cyber-crime prevention and protection for our children. A question-and-answer period facilitated by Dr. Cooper will follow the documentary. This session will be repeated on Wednesday, April 20 from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Keeping Professionals Healthy: PTSD, Compassion Fatigue and Burnout
Cordelia Anderson, MA
Trauma work can be traumatizing; it can also be an organizational hazard. "Compassion fatigue" and burnout impact those doing trauma work and others who are simply trying to balance the demands of life with the strains from work. This session includes information on keeping professionals healthy, and addresses both individual and organizational issues.

Triaging Electronic Evidence

Paul Farnstrom and Ken Link

In this session, Farnstrom and Link will demonstrate on-scene device triage using osTriage -- a free-to-law-enforcement live response tool that identifies image and video files, encryption, virtual machines, archives, and P2P files and much more. Students will receive instruction and a live, hands-on demonstration of this valuable tool. This session will be repeated Wednesday, April 20 from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Yahoo -- Child Safety Investigations
Matthew Healy and Joel Bafus
This presentation will provide a basic overview of Yahoo services that may be encountered by investigators conducting child-exploitation investigations. These services include the Yahoo account in general, as well as Flickr, Yahoo Groups, Yahoo Answers, and Yahoo Messenger. This familiarization will focus upon how users utilize these services and how they have arisen in a few case studies from Yahoo's E-Crime Investigations Team. A detailed description of Yahoo's CyberTip reporting process, as well as a brief overview of Yahoo's data disclosure policies, will also be included. This session will be repeated on Wednesday from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Self-Defense Basics
Paul Wade, 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, a self-defense instructor at Portland Community College. 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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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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