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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

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

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

Sheldon KennedyKEYNOTE:
Why I Didn’t Say Anything

Sheldon Kennedy
Sheldon Kennedy shares his story and discusses a few paragraphs from his book Why I Didn’t Say Anything while talking about the impact of child abuse. He covers important statistics and discusses integrated practice and collaboration -- connecting the dots on trauma informed care and mental health.

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

Visit Summit Store & Exhibits

10:15 a.m. - 3 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.

Do Women Who Collaborate With the Abuse of Their Children Have a Sexual Interest in Children?
Joe Sullivan, PhD. and Julie Peay
Little research exists on the topic of women who sexually molest their children, and practitioners are often confused by how to manage such cases. This presentation will feature a case study of an investigation into a man who drew his partner into the abuse of her infant daughter. It seeks to explore the motivation of the mother for collaborating with the sexual activity involving her daughter. This case study will address questions such as "Are there factors other than having a sexual interest in children that cause adults to molest them?"

A Rose by Any Other Name … Severe Physical Abuse or Torture?
Sharon W. Cooper, MD, FAAP
It was the famous FBI behavioral scientist Ken Lanning who noted that the same crime involving an adult has a softer and less-threatening synonym when one speaks of child victimization. This observation can find no better example that the crime of child torture. Though many states in the U.S. have torture statutes, prosecutions of child abuse have been charged more commonly among the potential charges of felony child abuse. This fact is, if the same acts were perpetrated against an adult, the term "torture" would be more prevalent. Case examples of the torture of children will be provided to illustrate the medical definition of "torture." This definition was provided internationally more than 40 years ago as "the deliberate, systematic or wanton infliction of physical or mental suffering by one or more persons acting alone or on the orders of any authority, to force another person to yield information, to make a confession, or for any other reason." The torture may be physical, psychological or sexual, but in most cases, entails all three areas. The long-term outcome for these children is often described in the literature as "complex trauma."
Learning Objectives:
1. Participants will be able to describe characteristics of physical, psychological and sexual torture.
2. Participants will discuss the fact that a sexual proclivity for an offender may well describe torture for a victim.
3. Participants will review the relationship of child-abuse images and adult pornography on the internet as a source of production of sexual torture videos.

Interviewing "At Risk" Children: When Child Pornography Cases Have the Potential of Being Hands-On Offenses
Julie Kenniston, MSW, LISW
As child forensic interviewers and CACs become more connected to Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) cases, it is crucial that teams are mindful of the differences in child victims. One population that requires much planning prior to the interview is "at risk" children. This presentation will define "at risk" children in the context of ICAC cases, and offer techniques for these interviews. Objectives:
• Participants will know how to define "at risk" children in the context of ICAC cases
• Participants will consider pre-interview planning for ICAC cases
• Participants will discuss techniques for interviewing "at risk" children

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

Human Trafficking, a Form of Modern Day Slavery: An In-Depth Look at Human Trafficking Investigations from Initial Indicators to Prosecution (Part 1 of 2)
Erin Burke, René Schlegel, John Gerardo and Josh Findley
Human trafficking is a pervasive crime affecting all parts of Oregon and the United States. Criminal-justice and social-service professionals must learn to recognize and respond effectively to indicators of human trafficking in order to combat this growing problem. This course will provide a basic overview of federal human trafficking investigations -- from initial investigation to prosecution and sentencing -- using case studies from the district of Oregon.
The sessions will include:
Human Trafficking Overview and Investigative Techniques: An in-depth look at federal human trafficking definitions and investigative techniques. Topics include federal sex trafficking and labor trafficking statutes, trafficking indicators, legal definitions, investigative techniques, intelligence gathering and analysis, undercover operations, and documenting evidence to satisfy the elements of applicable criminal statutes for prosecution purposes.
Case Studies: Review and discussion of actual human-trafficking cases developed through local and federal cooperation.
Victim/Witness support: Utilizing resources to help support the victims and witnesses in these cases -- and addressing the challenges that are inherent in these types of investigations.

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

See session 2F for description.

Somebody's Daughter: Taking on the Pimping Culture
Julian Sher
Across the country, police are revolutionizing the way we tackle sex trafficking -- treating teenage girls on the street as victims, not criminals. A federal prosecutor gets the first-ever convictions against "johns" under federal trafficking statutes. Judges set up special youth courts to help the girls, not punish them. But are we still losing the battle because of the widespread "pimp culture" in TV, movies and music videos that demeans the young women and turns the men who are their human traffickers into pop icons? Share the lessons and insights from Julian Sher's widely-praised book, Somebody's Daughter: The Hidden Story of America's Prostituted Children. This session will be repeated on Thursday, April 21 from 10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Investigating Internet Crimes (Repeat)

Paul Farnstrom and Ken Link
See session 1CL for description.

Kik Law Enforcement Operations Support (Repeat)
Michelle Micks
See session 1IL for description.

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

Visit Summit Store & Exhibits

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

Are Collectors of Child Pornography the Child Molesters of the Future?
Joe Sullivan, PhD.
Some argue that targeting, investigating and prosecuting collectors of child pornography is an important mission, as these individuals desire sexual contact with children. By viewing sexual images of children, they are reinforcing their beliefs and breaking down the barriers to contact abuse. This case study will argue that there is an even more important reason why we should be concerned about those who seek out, view and collect child pornography. Using video of a clinical interview of a child-pornography collector, the presenter will explore whether such offenders pose a risk of direct harm to children.

Abdominal Trauma: Differentiating Accident From Abuse
Thomas J. Valvano, MD, JD
Abdominal trauma is one of the deadliest forms of child abuse. The purpose of this talk is to review the abdominal organs at risk of injury from trauma, discuss the mechanisms of trauma, and learn how to differentiate between accidental and inflicted abdominal trauma.

Identifying Barriers When Working with Spanish-Speaking Families
Germaine Kollias, BA, Maureen Hidalgo, MSW, and Brett Ethington
Barriers frequently arise when working with Spanish-speaking families during abuse investigations. However, cultural and linguistic barriers can be lessened by using properly trained Spanish-speaking multidisciplinary team members focused on team collaboration and ongoing training. Starting from the beginning of their interaction with the system -- beginning with the responding police officer and caseworker -- to a visit at a child-abuse intervention center, then into the court system, this workshop will focus on identifying ways to overcome potential language barriers unique to the Spanish-speaking population and culturally influenced impediments to disclosure. Impact of family dynamics on both the disclosure process and investigation process will also be explored. Portions of forensic interviews conducted in Spanish and case examples will be used throughout this presentation.

The Broken Bond:
The Silent Pain of Sibling Incest
Tamara Hillard, LICSW
"The Broken Bond" explores the very secret but significant incidence of sibling sexual abuse. Discussion will include the definitions and statistics of this type of betrayal, as well the familial traits that increase the likelihood of sibling abuse. In addition to the trauma involved in this taboo issue, there are the issues of loss and the impact on the "family." The two most common understandings of the germination of this issue will be presented -- as well as the current concepts of the "best practice," family therapeutic intervention.
This presentation will discuss the many factors influencing the inability of victims to readily disclose abuse, as well as what often happens, both legally and therapeutically, when someone does report. Case presentations, participant discussion, and handouts will augment the information presented.
Learning objectives:
1. The participant will be able to identify the difference between normal experimentation and abusive sexual behaviors, and be able to discuss the range of behaviors included in sibling sexual abuse.
2. The participant will be able to identify at least 3 probable cause/factors that can lead to sibling abuse.
3. The participant will be able to identify goals and limitations of family treatment with sibling abuse.

Human Trafficking -- A Form of Modern-Day Slavery: An In-Depth Look at Human Trafficking Investigations, from Initial Indicators to Prosecution (Part 2 of 2)
Erin Burke, René Schlegel, John Gerardo and Josh Findley
See session 4E for description.

Oregon's Adoption of Safe and Together -- An Overview of the Model
Shelly Field, Andrea Bellows, Erin Henkelman
This workshop will provide an overview of the "Safe and Together" model, including principles and components of the model. This will include emphasizing the importance of batterer accountability and survivor strengths. Oregon's decision to use this model will be discussed, as will the model's compatibility with the Oregon Safety Model and Differential Response. There will be an emphasis on the model's use of a multidisciplinary approach to domestic-violence intervention.

Not Just Pictures (Repeat)
Sharon W. Cooper, MD, FAAP
See session 3G for description.

Seizing Electronic Evidence (Repeat)
Paul Farnstrom and Ken Link
See session 2CL for description.

Yahoo -- Child Safety Investigations (Repeat)
Matthew Healy and Joel Bafus
See session 3IL for description.

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

Visit Summit Store & Exhibits

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

Trafficking Children for Sexual Exploitation
Joe Sullivan, PhD.
This case study will focus on an offender who provided children to adult perpetrators for the purpose of sexual exploitation. The presentation will follow the life of the offender and highlight some of the important features of this type of sexual offending. The offender shares insights into his mindset and the steps that he took to avoid detection from law enforcement. The presentation contains video of interview with the offender, which some might find disturbing or distressing.

Karly's Law: Lessons from the field
Carol L. Chervenak, MD
"Karly's Law," enacted in 2008, mandates that Oregon children with suspicious physical injuries have those injuries photo-documented and receive medical evaluation and care within 48 hours, to assess for the possibility of child physical abuse.
There continues to be confusion by investigators as well as medical providers around which cases qualify as "Karly's Law"; how to follow the required procedures; and the necessity of complete evaluations for "just a few bruises."
Through case presentations, discussion will focus on the challenges faced and the sometimes surprising lessons learned over the last several years. Cases will be reviewed from initial screening of photos through comprehensive medical evaluation. Characteristics of concerning injuries and patient presentations will be reviewed.

Child Forensic Interviewing Pitfalls
Julie Kenniston, MSW, LISW and Detective Chris Kolcharno
This presentation will challenge experienced interviewers to update and improve practice based on current research. Interview pitfalls will be examined and suggestions for changes in practice will be offered.
The objectives for this session are:
• Participants will identify pitfalls in child forensic interviews.
• Participants will discuss the research supporting practice changes.
• Participants will discuss methods for improving interview strategies.

What Sex Offenders Can Teach Us About Interviewing
Cory Jewell Jensen, MS, CCSOT
This presentation examines the relationship between confession rates and sex-offender characteristics (ie., offender age, relationship to victim, personality type, offense history and prior experience with the criminal justice system). In addition, several studies that investigated the effectiveness of various interviewer styles (investigator demeanor and approach) will be reviewed. Lastly, the presenter will provide anecdotal comments (from 121 admitting adult male sex offenders) related to the thoughts and concerns they had while they were initially being interviewed by detectives. Comments focus on the reason they declined to be interviewed, lied about their sexual crimes, or confessed. Video clips will be used to illustrate some of the specific skills used by police to enable offenders to confess, along with recommendations for specific interview comment/questions from 26 veteran child-abuse detectives from 10 law-enforcement agencies in Oregon.

Defendant's Statements: What You Say Will Be Used Against You in a Court of Law
Dustin Staten and Chris Lewman
This course will examine Oregon case law regarding interviews of suspects during child-abuse investigations focusing on recent decisions by the Court of Appeals and the Oregon Supreme Court. Best practices for interviews with adult and juvenile suspects will be discussed. Attendees, even those from outside of the state of Oregon, will gain an understanding on what courts are analyzing in terms of voluntariness and admissibility of suspect statements from custodial and non-custodial interviews.

Engagement Strategies in Domestic Violence Cases: A Balanced Approach
Shelly Field, Andrea Bellows, Erin Henkelman
This workshop will focus on intervening with batterers in child-welfare cases, as well as supporting and empowering survivors of violence. This will include a discussion of past child-welfare practice, and the move to a more gender-responsive approach. Tools will be used from the Safe and Together model, including the mapping of perpetrator patterns and mapping of survivor strengths.

Social Workers -- Situational Awareness
Jim Holler
While making home visits, have you ever played the “what if” game? What if this family has dog? What if someone comes after me with a knife or a gun? What if I’m stabbed? What if they start shooting? What if I’m shot? What if I'm chased? What if they hit me? The key to survival is being proactive -- know what to do to become a survivor. Have you taken the time to mentally prepare and develop a mindset of awareness and survival? This training will help your agency prepare -- as well as equip each participant with the knowledge that could save their lives during an attack. This is an interactive training -- one where participants will learn first-hand how to react.

Triaging Electronic Evidence (Repeat)

Paul Farnstrom and Ken Link
See session 3CL for description.

Sextortion: A Longitudinal Examination of NCMEC CyberTipline Reports
Nicholas Brock
In this session, Brock will give an overview of a longitudinal examination of CyberTipline reports submitted over the past 18 months involving "sextortion" of children. The findings highlight child age and gender differences regarding the patterns and manipulation tactics used. Other patterns and tactics covered will include: the individuals most frequently submitting reports to the CyberTipline for the child (e.g. self-report, parent, ESP, etc.); the types of companies most involved in cases of sextortion, and the high rate of co-occurring online platforms; the pattern of sextortion across these co-occurring platforms; and the specific manipulation tactics used to blackmail the children. Examples and the implications of these findings will also be discussed.

Fitness Activity ( 3:30 – 5:00 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, 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.

'Swift Current' screening
6:30 to 8 p.m. • Grand Ballroom
'Swift Current' poster
Swift Current (84 minutes) tells the story of former NHL hockey player Sheldon Kennedy, who was sexually abused by his junior hockey coach and has gone on to become one of the world's leading advocates for victims of child abuse. (He was recently recognized as a member of the Order Of Canada for his tireless work). During a speaking engagement at Durham College in Ontario, Sheldon meets two students, a young woman and a young man, who publicly disclose, for the first time, the sexual abuse they had suffered as children to Sheldon and 200 members of the student-body/faculty. In addition to Sheldon's journey, the film follows the early recovery of the two students, Mikki and Graham -- ultimately providing a never-before-seen look at the long-lasting effects of trauma caused by sexual abuse. The film was directed by Joshua Rofé (Lost for Life), produced by 3-time Academy Award winner Mark Jonathan Harris and Geralyn Dreyfous (Born Into Brothels, The Invisible War, The Square), and executive-produced by acclaimed filmmaker James Gray (The Immigrant, The Yards) and documentarian Alexandra Dickson Gray (Close to Home).

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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