Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Thursday Registration 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Collaborative Prevention: Supporting Victims, Children and Families Impacted by Violence
Jeffrey Bucholtz, MA
In this presentation, Bucholtz discusses the importance of collaboration in preventing and responding to violence. The presentation includes lecture, performance, audience interaction, group activities, pop culture analysis, and video segments from a documentary (comprised of various interviews with service providers and content experts). The presentation includes concrete examples from successes in the San Diego community (San Diego Domestic Violence Council, etc.) in order to address the necessity for both multi-sector and ecological approaches to violence prevention and response. Participants will learn how to address the cultural conditions that facilitate violence, theoretical and practical strategies for fostering coalitions and networks, how to avoid the isolating effects of fragmentation (working in silos), how to maximize trauma informed approaches, client empowerment, and strengths-based programming.
10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
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10:15 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.
10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.4A
More Than Meets the Eye: Revealing a Serial Child Sex Offender
Geoff Erichsen, Detective, Bill Golden, DA, Nichole Hillyer, Sue Lewis, LCSW, and Sue Skinner, MD, FAAP
It is well known that young children are at higher risk for sexual abuse, and are not developmentally able to tell a trusted adult clearly what is happening to them. In this presentation, our multidisciplinary team follows the evolution of the case involving young girls, from first disclosure to prosecution, addressing critical issues along the way, such as safety in the home, history of the alleged offender, detailed case investigation and ultimately sentencing. We will address how crucial communication is amongst team members, and how ongoing coordination between partners ultimately supports children & families.
Broken bones: When Should We Worry About Child Abuse?
Thomas J. Valvano, MD
In this session, Dr. Valvano, Medical Director of the Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect (SCAN) Program at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital and a Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Oregon Health & Science University will do a review of pediatric fractures types and biomechanics. Dr. Valvano will discuss how to differentiate between accidental and inflicted fractures. A review of common bone disorders which may cause fractures and medical evaluation for a child presenting with a suspicious fracture will be discussed.
Am I The Only One Who Feels This Way? Wellness Tools for your Personal Toolbox
Elizabeth Tow, Dan Powers, LCSW, and Michael Sullivan
STOP!! – this is one presentation you won’t want to miss. Join us in an interactive presentation where we will look at the concerns/questions that you have about what this job does to your mental health and wellness and answer them with science, nutrition, emotional, and wellness tools and techniques. Build your own toolbox that will add to your resilience and well-being.
Sexual Development Birth through Puberty: “What is Normative?”
Geraldine Crisci, MSW
Understanding inappropriate sexual behavior presentations is impossible without having a clear understanding of normative sexual behavior. This workshop will review normative sexual development – birth through puberty. Developmental expectations for each phase of sexual development will be clearly outlined.
Understanding Psychopathy and Sociopathy and Its Role in Family Violence
Curtis St. Denis, MA, QMHP
This session, St. Denis, will demonstrate the differences between these two personality disorders and explore the ramifications on victims, workers and systems designed to assist victims and perpetrators. This session is for any professional discipline that has the potential for engaging with persons with these types disorders.
Hands Are Not for Hitting: The Impact of Domestic Violence on Children (Repeat)
See session 1F for description.
A Decade of Abuse: The Investigation of Jose Reyna Rojas
For over a decade, Jose Reyna-Rojas systematically assaulted and tortured his wife and seven children. Finally in February 2016 two of his daughters disclosed sexual abuse as well and his world came crashing down. This presentation will cover the history of abuse perpetrated by Jose and how the investigation unfolded, including startling revelations from the multiple victims and the lessons learned during this investigation. Also we will cover how the victims are doing now, and the challenges they are still facing.
Introduction to the Darknet
Lauren Wagner and Tim Lott
As the debate over digital privacy rages in the media and the Courts, many who utilize technology have found ways to obscure their online activity. These also include people who wish to commit criminal offenses. While the TOR network has some noble ideals, it is often used as a bastion where offenders can operate in the open with little fear of law enforcement interdiction. This presentation will introduce students to the terminology employed in anonymized browsing, how to access the TOR network and gain a firmer understanding of the challenges of investigating crimes on the Darknet.
12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.5A
Advanced Injury Reconstruction (Part 1 of 2)
Injury and scene reconstruction is a must as the investigator gains "explicit knowledge” of the series of events that surround the commission of the abuse using deductive and inductive reasoning, physical evidence, and scientific methods to determine how the injury occurred. This workshop will provide investigators with a better understanding of injury and scene reconstruction and some simple, but effective, tools to use such as injury and scene photography, video, play-dough reconstruction, dolls, and other non-traditional means to help recreate and determine the possible cause of injury.
Scalds, Scorches and Splashes: Burn Injuries in Children
Matthew Cox, MD
The lecture will review the medical aspects of pediatric burn injuries including the classic forced immersion burns, accidental spills, and unusual burn injuries. Topics such as mechanism of injury, medical evidence as it pertains to abusive burns, and treatment of burn injuries will be discussed. The lecture will be given from the perspective of a child abuse pediatrician with a target audience of investigators and prosecutors.
A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Child Abuse Prevention: What’s Happening in Oregon Law and Practice?
Sally Blackwood, MA, LPC, Amber Kroeker, MPH, CPST, and Sara Taggart, MPA, RYT
It’s difficult to argue with the importance of preventing child abuse. Research on adverse childhood experiences tells us that prevention is paramount for keeping children safe and healthy and a key to mitigating profound societal issues like high school dropout, teen pregnancy and mental health crises. But what is child abuse prevention? And how can we do it effectively? This presentation explores a paradigm shift in which Oregon is leading the way -- from traditional definitions of prevention (primary, secondary and tertiary) towards an ecological and multidisciplinary model. Using case examples from three organizations – Cares NW, Randall Children’s Hospital and Children’s Center – we will look at how a “spectrum approach” to prevention is playing out in our experiences and discuss what the future may hold for communities around our state.
Assessment of Sexual Behavior Problems in Prepubescent Children (Part 1 of 2)
Geraldine Crisci, MSW
This workshop will present an assessment protocol for assessing sexual behavior problems in prepubescent children. Five etiological categories will be presented, defined and case examples will be used to illustrate differences.
More than Enforcement: How Law Enforcement Can Change the Environment to Help Survivors and Prevent Sexual Violence
Jeffrey Bucholtz, MA
Rape does not just “happen.” Sexual violence occurs when the environment allows perpetrators to operate freely, and when survivors do not feel safe to come forward. In fact, when survivors of sexual violence come forward with their stories they are often met with doubt, disbelief, and even hostility from the culture around them. For law enforcement officers, this provides an important opportunity to take an active role in survivor support and violence prevention. In this workshop, participants will explore several investigative strategies to assist in evidence collection while also disrupting the cultural myths about sexual violence that facilitate a lack of safe space for survivors, and embolden perpetrators.
Predators on the Dark Net
Joe Sullivan, PhD.
Many who would seek to sexually exploit children and share their abuse with like-minded others are now choosing to hide in the Dark Net. This presentation is a case study of an administrator of a Dark Net forum which explores his online as well as offline behavior. It will include aspects of the investigation and an interview with the offender post-conviction.
The Digital Culture of Kids Today
In this presentation, McKenna, Founder of Protect Young Eyes, will answer each of these questions:
• Why is online pornography having such a profound impact on our children?
• What specific apps and devices are kids using and what are their risks?
• How is the brain’s complex neurology impacted by the Internet?
• How can adults stay current on the constantly changing digital landscape?
The hope is that parents, educators, law enforcement and any caring adult will walk out of this presentation enlightened, encouraged and equipped to defend our precious children from online dangers. Creating safer digital environments in our homes, schools, and public places is possible, but it requires diligence and persistence. This session will be repeated on Wednesday from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Identifying Subjects seeking to Sexually Exploit a child in your own Jurisdiction (Part 1 of 2)
How many subjects in your home jurisdiction are currently online seeking to sexually exploit a child? What is their screen name? What time are they online? This hands-on computer lab will assist local law enforcement officer to answer each of the above questions. During this lab sworn law enforcement officers will learn how to use a chat based program to identify subjects in their home jurisdiction that are seeking to sexually exploit a child. The lab will cover the use of an undercover persona, identification of predicated chat rooms, and geo-location to regionalize investigations. This lab is for sworn personnel only. This session will continue from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Visit Summit Store & Exhibits
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Advanced Injury Reconstruction (Part 2 of 2)
See session 5A for description.
Abusive Head Trauma: The Evidence and the Arguments
Matthew Cox, MD
The talk will provide background information on the mechanisms of injury, medical findings, the medical evaluation and outcomes in cases of abusive head trauma. Common arguments brought forth by the defense will be reviewed. Cases will be used to illustrate the important aspects in the treatment and investigation of cases of suspected abusive head trauma.
Challenging Vignettes in Child Abuse and Neglect
Catherine Y.H. Wagoner, MD
Through illustrative cases, Child Abuse Pediatrician Dr. Wagoner, of CARES NW, will explore some challenging child welfare scenarios with basic background review of the legal, policy and practice and ethical factors that are pertinent to each scenario.
Treatment Sexual Behavior Problems in Prepubescent Children (Part 2 of 2)
Geraldine Crisci, MSW
This workshop will present specific treatment interventions for the types of sexual behavior problems outlined in the assessment workshop (part 1). Use of individual, family and group intervention will be discussed. Criteria for including trauma focused intervention will be outlined.
Take out The Drama, Bring in the Trauma: How to Convert Challenges into Convictions
Kelsey McKay, JD
What impact does trauma have on the initiation, investigation, prosecution and decisions made by the trier of fact in violent crime? What is its place in determining whether a report of a crime is taken seriously, documented, investigated or prosecuted? The answer may surprise you. Often, conclusions about whether or not a report is credible, reasonable, and provable through the lens of own life experiences, belief and framework. When a victim makes a report of a traumatic crime there is a process by which we filter information—often resulting in critically inaccurate judgments of the report and victim. Information reported by the victim just don’t seem to make sense and are often misinterpreted as reasonable doubt. However, if properly understood and translated such evidence can be valuable. The presenters will provide information about common “red flags” and discuss strategies to enable a better analysis of these complex cases.
The Digital Culture of Kids Today (Repeat)
See session 5H for description.
Identifying Subjects seeking to Sexually Exploit a child in your own Jurisdiction (Part 2 of 2)
See session 5CL for description.
Protecting Yourself in a Tech World: Digital Officer Safety and Ethical Concerns
Lauren Wagner and Tim Lott
Nothing is more important than officer safety, whether on the street or on the computer. This lecture will show how people leave traces of themselves when visiting websites, what information can be traced, and how to ensure that investigations are not being compromised when broadcasting this information. This lecture covers website data, IP tracing, cell phone considerations, Bluetooth snarfing, and home wireless networks. This lecture also addresses the unique responsibilities of those in the medical, legal, law enforcement, victim services and advocacy fields are described to highlight common pitfalls of social media use by professionals. The audience sees examples pulled from various media sites that could cause ethical issues. Hypothetical are given to encourage audience participation and interaction in determining whether social media use crosses an ethical boundary. Privacy issues are also addressed.
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.
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