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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

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

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

8:30 – 10:00 a.m.

Law Enforcement Challenges and Changes in the Response to Violence Against Women — Making the Law Keep Its Promise
Mark Wynn
Lt. Wynn motivates his audience to look at violence in the family through the eyes of a 20-year public servant and a 10-year survivor of domestic violence. He discusses the importance of leadership and the challenges of dealing with the most-committed — and often the least-reported — crimes in the United States. How we communicate to victims and the public defines our priority today, our standard of professionalism and our vision for the future. He challenges law-enforcement and community leaders to change the organizational climate by holding themselves and their agencies accountable for professional and informed response — and to examine the impact of our culture on effectively responding to and investigating violence against women. He inspires his audience to further its understanding of victims' lack of protection and loss of trust in government and the community — as well as to ask who pays the price for failing the victims of this often-hidden crime. Wynn draws a clear connection between the power and control used in terrorism and in domestic violence — and challenges his audience to change the system to ensure the safety of the victim, the police and the community.

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 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.

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

Visit Summit Store & Exhibits

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

Child Abuse Material Evidence in Child Sexual Abuse Investigations
Jim Cole and Brandon Kaopuiki

Is the crime you're investigating memorialized in images or videos? Are you looking for that type of evidence when conducting your investigations? What better evidence of child sexual abuse is there than images and/or videos of the abuse? This presentation will cover what to look for when conducting child sexual abuse investigations in relation to child abuse material. From gathering facts during the initial report, to interviewing the child victim(s) and suspect(s) to conducting searches, learn what to look for and what questions to ask to see if such evidence exists in your case.

The 5 Bs of Child Physical Abuse
Cathleen Lang, MD

This presentation will cover the five main areas of child physical abuse: bones, brain, belly, bruising, and burns. The presentation's aim is to provide non-medical personnel information regarding these injuries and interpretation of medical findings. The presentation will provide a general assessment of each main area of child physical abuse.

Child Forensic Interview Protocols: The Emerging Consensus Regarding Best Practice
Patti Toth, JD

Much has changed in the practice of child forensic interviewing since the 1980s. Best practices and training have changed to reflect lessons learned from experience and research, including an emphasis on open-ended questioning techniques that encourage reliable narrative responses and minimize trauma to the child, decreased reliance on anatomically detailed dolls and drawings, and stressing the importance of skilled supervision and peer review. This workshop will discuss the evolution of the various child interviewing methods and models, and will highlight how the recently published APSAC Practice Guidelines on Forensic Interviewing in Cases of Suspected Child Abuse reflect emerging areas of convergence among the most well-known protocols.


  1. Participants will be introduced to the APSAC Practice Guidelines on Forensic Interviewing in Cases of Suspected Child Abuse.
  2. Participants will be familiar with similarities and differences in the key principles and techniques embodied in the most well-known child interview approaches.
  3. Participants will recognize key components of best practices in child forensic interviewing that are agreed on regardless of the protocol used.

Trauma-Focused Play Therapy Interventions for Trauma-Informed Treatment (Part 1 of 3)
Sueann Kenney-Noziska, MSW, LISW, LCSW, RPT-S

This workshop will emphasize the use of trauma-focused play therapy interventions in treatment with abused & traumatized children & adolescents. A review of research, evidence-based protocols, trauma-informed practice, & treatment guidelines in the trauma field will be reviewed & discussed. Trauma-focused play therapy interventions to alleviate PTSD symptoms, regulate emotions, process traumatic memories, & increase posttraumatic coping will be presented. Lecture, case examples, & experiential activities will be utilized to create a comprehensive learning experience.

Learning Objectives:

  1. After the workshop, participants will be able to identify 15 trauma-focused play therapy interventions to utilize in treatment with abused & traumatized children & adolescents.
  2. After the workshop, participants will be able to identify 2-3 trauma-focused treatment targets for children & adolescents who have experienced abusive & traumatic events.
  3. After the workshop, participants will be able to identify 2 core components of trauma-informed treatment.
  4. After the workshop, participants will be able to discuss 1-2 current findings in the trauma treatment field related to either evidence-based protocols, the adverse childhood experiences study, or the neurodevelopmental impact of trauma.
  5. After the workshop, participants will be able to discuss advantages & limitations of using play therapy interventions in trauma-focused treatment with abused & traumatized children & adolescents.

A Child's Voice Silenced: Sexual Abuse Allegations in Child Custody Cases
Autumn Fox

An allegation of child sexual abuse, within the context of a child custody case, poses unique challenges and always raises red flags for law enforcement, prosecutors, CPS, and other child abuse professionals. Too often, the parent reporting the abuse is perceived as histrionic, manipulative, or willing to win custody at all costs. As a result, the potential for allegations to be pre-judged as non-credible must always be considered in order to prevent a child's return to the custody of the offender. This workshop will discuss how to distinguish between credible and non-credible allegations of sexual abuse in custody cases so that they can be successfully investigated. This session will be repeated on Wednesday, 10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

First-Line Supervisors Response to Violence Against Women
Mark Wynn

Supervisors have the opportunity to greatly impact those they supervise and are responsible for creating and maintaining an environment that supports learning and growth for officers and treats victims with respect. This course will highlight effective ways to engage the first responder in order to address violence against women. Participants will be exposed to methods of empowering and strengthening officers, innovative employee incentives and rewards, and other motivating techniques as well as skills to mentor others on violence against women crimes.

Child Pornography and Factors That Influence Child Molesters
Joe Laramie

This session will help participants gain a better understanding of child pornography, the devastating and long-term impact on victims, and explain the benefits of aggressive investigations as a preventative counter-measure to future child sexual abuse. Discussion will include studies highlighting a relationship between those who collect child pornography and those who molest children.

What Signs: Lessons Children Teach Us from Their Graves
Kristina Korobov, JD

In this session, we will focus on some commonalities in child fatality cases that can be used to inform current investigations, child-services proceedings, and prosecutions. Characteristics of mothers who kill, links between domestic violence and child abuse, mental health issues, and drug abuse are just some of the topics that will be covered as they relate to the perpetration of deadly violence on children.

Addressing the Challenges of Forensic Interviews with Preschool Children
Geraldine Crisci, MSW

The most experienced and skilled forensic interviewers often find themselves challenged when interviewing preschoolers.  Developmental considerations including language and cognitive limitation, sexual knowledge, social and emotional development will be reviewed for practical application use. Strategies and techniques consistent with acceptable protocols will be discussed.  The goal of this workshop is to enhance knowledge and skills of interviewers wishing to improve their ability to validate these cases.

Become a Google Jedi: Save Yourself from Information Overload
Lauren Wagner and Elizabeth Tow

This computer lab will teach students how to effectively use Google to filter search results to relevant and useable information. Students will complete hands-on exercises using Google Boolean and advanced Operators. This session will be repeated on Thursday, 10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Field Search (Part 1 of 3)
Paul Farnstrom and Gary Wright

Field Search can be used by non-technical investigators, Probation and Parole Officers, and First Responders who wish to quickly and efficiently search a suspect's computer. Field Search users report success with both Field Search and the knowledge they gain in class. Field Search is a freeware product available to justice system agencies and is officially distributed through the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center - Corrections Center of Excellence. Students will leave class with a full working version of Field Search. The easy to use software comes with an 80 page manual to assist field officers in using the application.

Field Search software allows officers to accomplish the following tasks within 30 to 45 minutes, including but not limited to:

  1. Find all images, and video (which still exist as files on the computer)
  2. Search files for text or phrases
  3. List media available to the user on the system.
  4. Immediately produce an exportable report
  5. Extract browser (URL) histories
  6. Extract data from the Recycle Bin

This session will be repeated on Wednesday, April 23 from 10:15 to 5 p.m.

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

Visit Summit Store & Exhibits

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

The Role Grooming Plays in the Sexual Abuse of Child Victims (Part 1 of 2)
Dan Adams

Understanding grooming behavior is an examination of the traits and techniques used by sophisticated child molesters in order to engage and abuse their victims. Attendees will be briefed on the typologies of child molesters and the approaches they use on child victims. The attendees will be able to utilize this information during the investigative and prosecution phases of the case. This presentation includes a video that an offender made of himself grooming a child victim. This presentation is designed for multiple disciplines who engage victims and offenders in child sexual abuse cases.

Medical Findings in Child Physical Abuse and Neglect
Rebecca Girardet, MD

This presentation will provide an overview of the most pertinent medical findings in child physical abuse and neglect cases. Case examples will be used to demonstrate findings that have particularly high specificity for non-accidental injury, as well as some common medical conditions that can be confused for abuse and neglect.

5 Minutes That Can Make or Break Your Interview: Effective Narrative Event Practice
Patti Toth, JD

The impressive benefits of "Narrative Event Practice" during child forensic interviews are well-established by research. Yet this remains one of the least appreciated, most often skipped, and (when included) most ineffectively conducted parts of the interview. Interviewers often mistakenly think individual children aren't capable of engaging in narrative event practice, or that they have accomplished it when they really haven't. This workshop will review the proven advantages of skilled narrative event practice, present ideas for how to make it most effective (not unlike successful 'speed dating'), and encourage interviewers (and others such as prosecutors) to hone their skills by investing more effort into this critical interview component.


  1. Participants will recognize the benefits, proven by research, of effective narrative event practice.
  2. Participants will understand what narrative event practice is, and what it isn't.
  3. Participants will learn techniques that can help them do more effective narrative event practice in future interviews.

Trauma-Focused Play Therapy Interventions for Trauma-Informed Treatment (Part 2 of 3)
Sueann Kenney-Noziska, MSW, LISW, LCSW, RPT-S

Please see session 1D for description.

Top Ten Tips for Prosecuting Child Abuse Homicides
Kristina Korobov, JD

This presentation is a primer on considerations that child abuse prosecutors and child protection attorneys (termination of parental rights) need to incorporate into their work. We will begin with investigative considerations (medical & crime scene) and conclude with trial ideas.

Family Violence Investigation: From Response to Resolution (Part 1 of 2)
Staley Heatly and Jeff Case

The ability to collect evidence in a family violence case diminishes with each passing hour after the initial call for assistance. This presentation will emphasize the critical importance of a thorough initial investigation in the prosecution of family violence cases. The presenters will discuss various techniques for gathering evidence from the scene that can be used to successfully prosecute a family violence case even if the victim is a reluctant or non-cooperating witness. The presenters will also explore issues related to strangulation, forfeiture by wrongdoing, and the importance of using expert witnesses at trial.

Resources of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
Jennifer Lee

This session will provide a cross-departmental overview of National Center for Missing & Exploited Children's (NCMEC) resources for law enforcement and prosecutors working missing children and exploited children cases. From the Call Center to the Forensic Imaging Unit, from the Attempted Abduction Team to the CyberTipline, participants will learn the various ways NCMEC can assist law enforcement in their effort to protect and rescue children. Actual case examples and success stories will be utilized throughout this presentation.

Stalking and Counter Stalking
Mark Wynn

This course will cover the growing crime of stalking in domestic violence incidents. Topics will include; stalking personalities and behavior, the impact on victims, level of danger, establishing probable cause, investigative tactics, counter-measures and prevention and safety planning will be discussed.

Critical Issues in Sibling Sex 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; and the roles of key service providers (police, protective services, probation, and mental health). The critical role of full family participation in the assessment and treatment process will be outlined. Case examples demonstrate a working model to address issues of safety, loyalty, engagement, and minimization. A protocol for reuniting family members will be discussed.

Firefox Add-ons: Free Resources to Enhance your Investigations
Elizabeth Tow and Lauren Wagner

This computer lab will teach students how to effectively use Mozilla Firefox add-ons as investigative tools. These add-ons can offer time saving solutions to day to day investigation tasks. This session will be repeated Thursday from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Field Search (Part 2 of 3)
Paul Farnstrom and Gary Wright

Please see session 1IL for description.

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

Visit Summit Store & Exhibits

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

The Role Grooming Plays in the Sexual Abuse of Child Victims (Part 2 of 2)
Dan Adams

Please see session 2A for description.

Ingestions from a Child Abuse Perspective
Dan Leonhardt, MD

Ingestions are one of the most common medical emergencies in pediatrics. Children who present with an ingestion are frequently reported to child protection agencies for evaluation. This presentation will focus on looking at ingestions from a child abuse perspective; focusing on the issues of intentional poisoning, supervisory neglect, and ingestions as an indicator of an at risk/unsafe environment for children.

The Care and Feeding of Forensic Interviewers: Strategies for Ongoing Training, Supervision and Sustainability
Patti Toth, JD

This workshop will discuss effective strategies in initial classroom training and ongoing skill development of forensic interviewers. A review of basic principles of adult learning and the importance of ongoing training, supervision and peer review will be included.

Trauma-Focused Play Therapy Interventions for Trauma-Informed Treatment (Part 3 of 3)
Sueann Kenney-Noziska, MSW, LISW, LCSW, RPT-S

Please see session 1D for description.

Digital Evidence in Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking Cases
Justin Fitzsimmons

Either through mobile devices or through internet websites, technology is being used at a frightening level to facilitate Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking. This presentation will discuss the role technology plays and how it leaves an incredible amount of incriminating evidence behind. This presentation will focus on the role of digital evidence and technology utilized to facilitate domestic sex trafficking of minors. Participants will learn about types of places that children are trafficked through technology as well as areas that may provide corroboration of the trafficking acts. Methods of best practices for seizing and searching digital evidence will also be covered.

Family Violence Investigation: From Response to Resolution (Part 2 of 2)
Staley Heatly and Jeff Case

Please see session 2F for description.

Effective Technology Safety Messaging: How to Give a Great Internet Safety Presentation
Joe Laramie

This training will discuss the latest prevention research and show how to infuse youth education with a variety of effective technology safety messaging. Resources for making quality presentations, inspiring discussion and educating youth to be better digital citizens will be offered.

Investigative USB Apps
Lauren Wagner and Elizabeth Tow

This computer lab will teach students how to download, install and use portable apps as an investigative tool. Firefox and related add-ons, LightScreen and other programs will be covered.

Field Search (Part 3 of 3)
Paul Farnstrom and Gary Wright

Please see session 1IL for description.

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