Thursday, April 19, 2018

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

8:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Champions for Children Award Ceremony

Christopher F. WilsonKEYNOTE:
The Neurobiology of Trauma: What Does it REALLY Mean to be Trauma-Informed?
Christopher F. Wilson, PhD.
For anyone working with possible victims of trauma, understanding the brain is crucial. Whether it’s understanding one’s own behavior in a high-stress or traumatic scenario, such as a shooting, or understanding the behavior of victims of crime, it all starts with understanding the brain.
This talk will take you through how your brain responds to traumatic threat/high stress in a way that will make sense -- with direct application to what it means to be trauma-informed.

9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

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10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Strangulation: A Hidden Crime in Child Abuse?
Kelsey McKay, JD
Over the last decade, as felony strangulation statutes have been enacted throughout the country, communities have been shocked at the devastating prevalence in which this disturbing assault exists between intimate partners. Through proper training, responders have started to better identify this often-missed and lethal crime -- finally giving this crime and the victims a voice. The next step is to educate those working in the child population so that we can recognize and better document when children have been either victims or witnesses of strangulation.
This talk will also discuss other areas of this crime relevant to children -- such as the traumatic exposure of seeing your parent strangled and the next step to stop the cycle: incorporating forensic interviewers into the phase.

5 Bs of Child Physical Abuse: Bruises, Burns, Breaks, Bellies, and Brains (Part 1 of 2)
Matthew Cox, MD
This case-based presentation reviews the wide range of physical injuries seen in child physical abuse. Description of injury patterns, mechanisms of injuries, clinical signs and symptoms, and aging of injuries will be discussed during the presentation. Topics such as bruises, fractures, blunt abdominal trauma, abusive head trauma and abdominal trauma will also be covered.  This session will be continued from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

9C (10:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)
Marijuana and Children:  The Grass is not Always Greener
Carol L. Chervenak, MD, and Jay Wurscher
With the advent of the legalization and commercialization of recreational marijuana, there continues to be an increasing acceptance by the general population of marijuana as a benign recreational drug and "alternative therapy" for multiple ailments.  Consequently, children continue to be exposed to marijuana in their environment, are parented by those using and under the influence of marijuana, and are exposed to the associated risks of child maltreatment.
This session will explore the challenges for medical providers and DHS in assessing the impact of the increasing exposure of children of all ages to parents’, caretakers’ and other household members’ use of marijuana. Topics to be reviewed include:
• Pharmacology of marijuana (how it works in the body);
• Medical benefits and uses of marijuana supported by research;
• Short- and long-term effects of marijuana on adults, adolescents and children; and
• Various forms of marijuana, potency, and the impact of exposure to children.

Translating Neurobiology for Clinical Practice in the Treatment of Complex Trauma (Part 1 of 3)
Geraldine Crisci, MSW
Achievements in the science of neurobiology over the past decade hold profound implications for the treatment of complex trauma. Breakthroughs have also assisted in the understanding of why some kids get “stuck” -- leaving caregivers and therapists frustrated and perplexed as to “where to go from here?” Changes in the lens through which we view children, the expectations we have of their behavior, and the approach we use all allow for effective, growth-producing intervention. The veil of mystery regarding “what works and why” is lifted. While many practitioners have been exposed to the language, few have had opportunity to think through and learn the specific strategies that result in change for children.
This one-day workshop will outline:
• How an understanding of functional developmental level results in more appropriate and attainable goals for behavioral change and response.
• The barriers to growth and development for severely neglected children.
• How chaos and unpredictability in early care giving result in brain disorganization.
The presenter will also teach approaches to working with children who have been raised in chaotic, unpredictable and violent homes.  Issues to be explored and addressed:
• Affect regulation or anger management?
• Aggression or intense manifestation of anxiety?
• Attention-seeking or connection/attachment seeking?
• Rewarding bad behavior or recognizing developmental need?
This is a full-day workshop.  Attendees are encouraged to attend all three sessions (10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m., 1:45 – 3:15 p.m., and 3:30-5:00 p.m.).

Mock Trial:  Forensic Interviewers
Lawrence Jay Braunstein, Esq., Justin Fitzsimmons, JD, and Julie Kenniston, MSW, LISW
The courtroom can be a very unforgiving place for the inexperienced (and sometimes for the experienced) forensic interviewer. But how can you gain experience in being a good witness unless you actually testify in court?
This program will replicate actual trial situations for a forensic interviewer witness as a potential lay or expert witness. An experienced forensic interviewer will testify on direct examination (by a prosecutor) and cross examination (by a defense attorney).
All three presenters will comment as to why certain questions are asked and offer hints on how to answer certain questions, tips on how to protect yourself on the witness stand, and other survival tips for forensic interviewers.

It Takes a Village: Practical Strategies to End Bullying
Jeffrey S. Bucholtz, MA
Bullying takes many forms and poses serious challenges for those trying to prevent and respond to it. Bullying is often difficult to address because we are not being honest about how and why bullying occurs -- it is not perceived as a legitimate form of abuse and sexual harassment. 
In this interactive presentation, through an examination of the cultural attitudes that allow bullying to flourish, participants will build skills to address the root causes of bullying, and to help their communities have honest dialogues about how to both prevent and respond to it.
Using a trauma-informed approach, participants will learn specific primary prevention strategies for engaging in dialogues with students, teachers, parents and administrators to openly question and articulate the absence of respect that is present in bullying -- and to address the environmental factors that contribute to survivors’ silence and reluctance to disclose their experiences.

Interviewing Travelers
Mike Duffey
This lecture will provide students with considerations when interviewing individuals who travel to meet undercover officers. Discussed will be types of approaches to use, interviewing styles, overcoming potential defenses, and solidifying your case during the interview. Sample video interviews will be used, along with themes to possibly integrate into your interview.

'Knowing the Signs': Predictive Analysis for Child Interdiction (Repeat)
Cody Mitchell
See session 5A for description.

Child Death/Homicide Investigation (Part 1 of 2)
Jim Holler
This training will address the duties of investigating officers and detectives as they begin to investigate a child death by providing investigative techniques to help them determine whether the cause of the child’s death was natural, accidental, suicidal, or homicidal.
Investigators will be provided with essential information on child neglect, the dynamics of physical abuse, and the reconstruction and investigation of soft tissue injuries. The training will also address the duties of the first responding police officer, which in some small agencies may be the officer who will ultimately investigate the child’s death. Emphasis will be placed on the initial investigation of the residence or area where the child’s body was located, and what can be done to help assure that the entire crime scene was thoroughly processed. 
This session will be continued from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know!
Erin Schweitzer
Do you find yourself turning the channel when the commercials come on the TV showing the dogs and cats in cages and being abused? Unfortunately, that is what many do regarding child abuse imagery (child pornography). Police officers will often say “I could never do those types of cases,” and refuse to fully understand how horrific child pornography has become.
This presentation will discuss and show why we can no longer “change the channel” when it comes to child pornography cases.
This presentation will take a graphic look into what child abuse imagery really is and why we must take cases that are “just pictures” seriously. Many times, those offenders who just have “one image” are the worst offenders -- they can have have real victims in their life who need to be identified and rescued.
This presentation will not be sugarcoated or censored, and will show how far down the rabbit hole these types of cases have gone.
Disclaimer: Subject matter is offensive; although no child abuse imagery will be shown in this presentation, it will have investigation material from real cases, sanitized imagery, and suspect interviews.

Introduction to the DarkNet
Lauren Wagner and Abigail Abraham
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, show how to access the TOR network, and provide a firmer understanding of the challenges of investigating crimes on the DarkNet. 
This lab is reserved for law enforcement and limited to 40 participants. 






11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

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12:00 p.m - 1:30 p.m.

Predators on the DarkNet
Jon Rouse and 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 DarkNet. This presentation is a case study of an administrator of a DarkNet forum -- exploring his online as well as offline behavior. It will include aspects of the investigation and an interview with the offender post-conviction.

5 Bs of Child Physical Abuse: Bruises, Burns, Breaks, Bellies, and Brains (Part 2 of 2)
Matthew Cox, MD
See session 9B for description.

Transgender and Gender-Diverse Youth: Affirming Care in Youth/Family-Centered Environments
Amy Penkin, LCSW, and Jess Guerriero, MA, MSW
In this session, presenters from the OHSU Transgender Health Program will provide an overview of learning how to respect a youth’s gender identity, understanding gender diversity, understanding the risks and mental-health needs of this population; and learning how to provide a welcoming and inclusive youth- and family-centered environment.

Ask the Experts: A Panel Consisting of a Forensic Interviewer, a Prosecutor and a Defense Attorney
Lawrence Jay Braunstein, Esq., Justin Fitzsimmons, JD, and Julie Kenniston, MSW, LISW
This is your opportunity to ask any (almost) question you have regarding forensic interviews, investigation and prosecution, and defense of allegations of child sexual abuse.

The Neurobiology of Domestic Violence
Christopher F. Wilson, PsyD
This talk will focus on the brain’s defense circuitry and the impact of domestic violence (or intimate terrorism) on this circuitry.
Integrating both the science of how trauma affects the brain and the study of perpetrator dynamics, Dr. Wilson will address the unique nature of intimate terrorism’s impact on the brain.
The two main takeaways will be:
• Looking at a neurobiological frame of the issue of why some victims either stay or return to their abuser (the frame being: Based on what we know about the brain, you would too); and
• An explanation of why seemingly minor behaviors on the part of the perpetrator -- like a glance or a minor shift in tone -- can have such a major impact on the victim.

What the Offender Has to Tell Us: Sex Offenders in the School Environment
John Pirics
See session 8G for description.

Targeting Adverse Childhood Experiences through Education and Resilience Intervention
Amy Stoeber, PhD
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are known to be associated with toxic stress, which can produce lifelong consequences in physical and emotional health. The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study, published in 1998, was instrumental in demonstrating the striking prevalence of childhood trauma and the lifelong consequences of trauma that are major public health issues.
 The ACEs study:
• ACEs are defined as: physical or emotional abuse of a child, physical or emotional neglect, household dysfunction such as parental mental illness, substance dependence, or incarceration; parental separation or divorce; or domestic violence.
• Childhood trauma and ACEs are common: 67% have one ACE, 12.5% have more than four ACEs.
• There is a dose response relationship between ACEs and adverse health outcomes -- including cardiovascular, pulmonary, liver, cancer, and mental-health diseases.
Resilience studies:
• Resilience has been well-studied, and is shown to mitigate the effects of toxic stress and ACEs.
• A resilience-building program in the Pennsylvania school systems showed reduction of anxiety and depression among students.
• A study in an alternative high school showed resilience-building techniques improved resilience, supportive relationships, optimism and academic performance among students with disproportionately high ACEs.
Multi-disciplinary teams that are trauma-informed are likely to be more aware of and effective at meeting the needs of children and families regarding childhood abuse. Recent pilot programs in the Portland area have been shown to increase job satisfaction among professionals who are aware of ACEs and resilience interventions. Professionals have also reported lower burnout and higher efficacy with their clients.

Child Death/Homicide Investigation (Part 2 of 2)
Jim Holler
See session 9J for description.

osTriage -- A Forensic Preview Tool (Part 1 of 2)
Jeff Rich
Now more than ever, there is a digital element to every crime. Computers are common and are used to facilitate criminal behavior at an alarming rate. Locating evidence of these crimes in the digital world can be cumbersome and complicated.  osTriage has revolutionized the methods by which investigators find evidence in the field -- by providing a simple-to-use yet forensically sound tool that can provide details of crimes in minutes rather than hours, days, weeks or months.  Providing evidence while on-scene leads to better interviews, more confessions, and ultimately better cases.  
This lab will provide hands-on training on the software tool osTriage, for the beginner to advanced user.  Forensic artifacts will be explored -- opening your eyes to a better method to solve crimes. 
This session will continue from 1:45 – 3:15 p.m.






1:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.


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1:45 p.m. - 3:15 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.

Abusive Head Trauma: The Science and the Controversy
Heather McKeag, MD
In this session, Child Abuse Pediatrician Dr. McKeag will review the medical findings in abusive head trauma and how the medicine informs a diagnosis of child physical abuse.  Dr. McKeag will also provide a brief review of controversies presented in court attempting to refute this diagnosis.

The Abuse and Neglect of Children with Disabilities
Carol L. Chervenak, MD
Children with disabilities are particularly vulnerable to maltreatment, and are abused and neglected more often than non-disabled children. Children with disabilities may also have an impaired ability to communicate about abuse; physical limitations that may prevent them from escaping harm; cognitive delays that may allow them to be more easily manipulated or coerced; and injuries and behaviors from abuse that may be attributed to their disabilities. In addition, the unique burdens and complex dynamics of raising a child with disabilities may contribute to their increased risk of maltreatment. For the examiner, the assessment and physical examination of these children often brings additional specific challenges.
Through case presentation and medical literature review, this session will explore the presentation of and approach to children with disabilities who may have been maltreated. 

Translating Neurobiology for Clinical Practice in the Treatment of Complex Trauma (Part 2 of 3)
Geraldine Crisci, MSW
See session 9D for description.

When Victims Use Violence
Kelsey McKay, JD
In the criminal justice system, practitioners quickly use the act of physical violence to determine criminal accountability, despite the relationship history or the context of the act. However, in an abusive relationship, there are multiple factors that could lead a victim to be the party that commits physical violence against the true perpetrator of abuse.
Often defense attorneys will bring a single act of violence by the victim as a complete defense to any future (or past) abuse by a perpetrator -- hoping to confuse law enforcement, the prosecutor or judge that this is mutual combat or an equally blameworthy incident and relationship.
In these cases, the criminal justice system needs to understand the difference between a single violent act and how it is different than physical and sexual violence used to drive power and control. Rather than looking at the single act, practitioners need to understand the intent behind the violence as well as the result and impact on the victim’s behavior. Was the intent to control, or something else? Was the result to obtain power, or not at all?
By understanding that victims live in a constant vortex of survival, each link in the criminal justice system can work together to better understand violent acts committed by true victims.
Dependency on physical contact to draw the line of what is and what is not abuse is misguided and will ultimately serve injustice to true victims, who are often arrested for assault and homicide as they protect themselves from abusers. This talk will allow audience members to understand a variety of situations where victims may use violence against their abuser as a survival technique, as a strategy to minimize the severity of abuses, or to simply save their own life.
By exploring real cases and concepts, this session will help attendees from all disciplines identify this behind-the-scenes form of power and control in an abusive relationship.
Learning Objectives:
• Identify three contexts in which a victim may use physical violence;
• Define self-defense;
• Provide three different alternative reasons that victims may be driven to using violence other than abuse/power and control;
• Identify the difference between violence and abuse; and
• Articulate the difference between primary and dominant aggressor.

Drug-Facilitated Sexual Assault
Eddie C. Farrey
The goal of this workshop is to provide participants with a definition of drug-facilitated sexual assault and information about how to identify signs and symptoms of a drug-facilitated sexual assault. 
The workshop will also include information about when toxicology collection and testing should occur, and how to identify common drugs used to facilitate sexual assault.
The impact toxicology testing can have on the patient and the sexual-assault investigation will also be discussed.

Tweet, Likes, and Secrets: Skillful Social-Media Searching
Lauren Wagner and Justin Fitzsimmons, JD
Social media is a common part of everyday life, so there is little surprise that it has become commonplace in investigations. However, there are capabilities within social-media websites that are little-known within the investigative community. 
This lecture will detail how three specific social-media searches can be used to enhance the investigation and prosecution of cases.
Topics discussed will include:
• Using the geocode: search in Twitter to find tweets from a specific latitude and longitude;
• Using URL manipulations in Facebook to find photo likes and comments from a target profile; and
• Using site: in Google to search specific social-media websites and apps including Whisper and Backpage.

Child Death, Torture and Unspeakable Acts: Addressing a Complex Child Homicide Case from First Response to Prosecution (Part 1 of 2)
Chrystal Bell, Cathleen Lang, MD, Ron Brown, Dawn Buzzard, J. Ryan Humphrey and Rachel Petke, LCSW
In December 2014, first responders were called to a home in Seaside, Oregon, where they found two injured brothers and their deceased 2-year-old sister.  This case study will outline the investigation and extensive forensic analysis, complications in the case, the evaluation of severely traumatized children and their injuries, and prosecution of both caretakers in a complex murder/child abuse case.  This session will continue from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Advanced Sex Trafficking Investigations and Prosecutions

JR (Glen) Ujifusa
In this session, the Senior Deputy District Attorney and Special Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Oregon focusing on federal human trafficking crimes will give an advanced look into making the most out of investigations and prosecutions for those who have already been trained or who are aware of the complexities in these cases.

Paper Tigers
Facilitated by Ellen Baltus
More than two decades ago, two respected researchers -- clinical physician Dr. Vincent Felitti and CDC epidemiologist Robert Anda -- published the game-changing Adverse Childhood Experiences Study. It revealed a troubling but irrefutable phenomenon: The more traumatic experiences the respondents had as children (such as physical and emotional abuse and neglect), the more likely they were to develop health problems later in life -- problems such as cancer, heart disease, and high blood pressure. To complicate matters, there was also a troubling correlation between adverse childhood experiences and prevalence of drug and alcohol abuse, unprotected sex, and poor diet. Combined, the results of the study painted a staggering portrait of the price our children are paying for growing up in unsafe environments -- all the while adding fuel to the fire of some of society’s greatest challenges.
However, this very same study contains the seed of hope: All of the above-mentioned risk factors -- behavioral as well as physiological -- can be offset by the presence of one dependable and caring adult. It doesn’t need to be the mother or the father. It doesn’t even need to be a close or distant relative.
More often than not, that stable, caring adult is a teacher.
It is here, at the crossroads of at-risk teens and trauma-informed care, that "Paper Tigers" takes root.
Set within and around the campus of Lincoln Alternative High School in the rural community of Walla Walla, Washington, "Paper Tigers" asks the following questions: What does it mean to be a trauma-informed school? And how do you educate teens whose childhood experiences have left them with a brain and body ill-suited to learn?
In search of clear and honest answers, "Paper Tigers" hinges on a remarkable collaboration between subject and filmmaker. Armed with their own cameras and their own voices, the teens of "Paper Tigers" offer raw but valuable insight into the hearts and minds of teens pushing back against the specter of a hard childhood.
Against the harsh reality of truancy, poor grades, emotional pain, and physical violence, answers begin to emerge. The answers do not come easily. Nor can one simply deduce a one-size-fits-all solution to a trauma-informed education. But there is no denying something both subtle and powerful at work between teacher and student alike: the quiet persistence of love.

osTriage – A Forensic Preview Tool (Part 2 of 2)
Jeff Rich
See session 10CL for description.





3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

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

Does A Sex Offender's Risk Diminish with Age?
Joe Sullivan, PhD.
Some research supports the belief that sex offenders become less risky as they become older. Clinicians can struggle with whether this principle can be applied to all cases or whether there are exceptions. 
This presentation uses a case study to explore the issues and some of the approaches that can be applied to determining risk with a sex offender who has not been re-convicted for over 30 years.

Health Care for Foster Care
Heather McKeag, MD
In this session, Dr. McKeag will provide an overview of the special health-care needs for children in foster care and will facilitate a discussion of why addressing these needs is so important for the foster-care community.

When a Stranger Breaks In: Sexual Abuse or A Nightmare?
Stacey Borgman, Patrick Bray, Amanda McVay, Joyce Nagy, CFA, and Christine Smith, MSN, FNP-BC and Mike Zacher
It is not uncommon for sexual-abuse concerns to present in the bedroom -- when a child is being put to bed, waking up in the morning, or is already asleep and then wakes with someone in the room. Details regarding what happened and what the child saw are often difficult to ascertain, as the child may struggle to identify when she was asleep and when she was fully awake, leaving her unable to clearly provide a narrative. 
In this case presentation, the team will outline one such case, in which a young girl describes waking in the middle of the night with a stranger in her room.  What evolves over the next few days illustrates the best of what we do: working together as a team to discover the truth. Sometimes situations which initially present as improbable and without clarity in detail become very clear when we each perform our roles well. 
Attendees will better understand how all of our roles are intertwined -- and how sometimes working "out of the box" can contribute to a successful prosecution.  

Translating Neurobiology for Clinical Practice in the Treatment of Complex Trauma (Part 3 of 3)
Geraldine Crisci, MSW
See session 9D for description.

Prosecuting a Strangulation Case
Kelsey McKay, JD
As legislatures enact strangulation statutes throughout the country, the seriousness and danger of strangulation is being recognized formally in the penal code. Unfortunately, these laws are passed without a framework for the criminal justice system to implement policy and practice. As a result, law enforcement and prosecutors often rely on visible injury to obtain a conviction. However, most strangulation cases lack significant external visible injury -- so reliance is misguided and often results in dismissals or reductions by prosecutors. The system has not provided a replacement of credible and reliable evidence for prosecutors to successfully prove these cases in court.
This session provides attendees with descriptions, explanations and translations of evidence to help develop these cases beyond a reasonable doubt.
This talk will teach prosecutors how to understand the evidence in these cases and how to translate the evidence to the trier of fact. For example: How does a victim’s description of visual or auditory changes prove the element of impeding blood flow? How does the fact that she felt like she was “going to die” prove the element of intent and relate to the power and control wheel? How does the fact that this is an abuser who uses strangulation assist a prosecutor to ask for prison over probation?
This session will explore best practices in the prosecution of strangulation and suffocation cases, including: voir dire strategies, helpful analogies and translations, developing and utilizing medical experts, and tips to help juries understand the complicated evidence in this crime by connecting the dots for the trier of fact.
Participants will be provided with a better understanding of how strangulation is different than all other types of intimate partner assault -- both physiologically in terms of its lethal danger and in the emotional effect it can have on the victim. This session will also discuss defensive injuries and help the audience identify these, so that a victim is not accidentally arrested and prosecutors can use that evidence to their advantage to show the victim was fighting for their life. The session will also explore common defenses -- and show how even visible injury does not guarantee a conviction without the added understanding of other evidence.

Sexual Abuse in Later Life
Eddie C. Farrey
The goal of the workshop is to provide participants with information about how to identify indicators of sexual abuse of the elderly.  The characteristics of elder sexual-abuse victims and the characteristics of perpetrators that sexually abuse the elderly will also be discussed during the workshop.

The Internet of Things: Understanding and Using IoT to Prove Your Case
Justin Fitzsimmons, JD and Lauren Wagner
"The Internet of Things" (IoT) refers to physical devices that have the capability to connect to the internet to send and receive signals and data. As technology evolves into every facet of our daily lives, it is important that MDTs develop an understanding of what devices are IoT-capable -- and potentially what information may be recoverable from them to assist in investigations, prosecutions or adjudications.
Participants will learn what devices are currently IoT, emerging technology for IoT, and ways to detect what may be contained on IoT devices. Issues of search and seizure for IoT devices will also be discussed.

Child Death, Torture and Unspeakable Acts: Addressing a Complex Child Homicide Case from First Response to Prosecution (Part 2 of 2)
Chrystal Bell, Cathleen Lang, MD, Ron Brown, Dawn Buzzard, J. Ryan Humphrey and Rachel Petke, LCSW
See session 11H for description.

Social Workers -- 'Making a Case for Safety'
Jim Holler
Each day, thousands of social workers make home visits in the United States, and during these visits they investigate allegations of abuse and sexual assault, update safety plans for children, and monitor ongoing foster care. Social workers are at risk for hostile behavior from the public when visiting clients at hotels, apartments or homes in unfamiliar or dangerous locations, especially at night. They have often been assaulted with knives and fists while attempting to visit homes where parents are facing various court actions, or where children are being placed into foster care. Most of these home visits are made by a single social worker, without a radio or other means of adequate communications, and social workers have been assaulted and/or killed while making such home visits.
This workshop will address safety concerns from the law-enforcement perspective by providing social workers with important safety-related information that they can utilize each time they make a home visit on their own. The workshop will also provide social workers with ways they can identify potentially harmful conditions and defuse volatile situations when encountered.

Facilitated by Ellen Baltus
The child may not remember, but the body remembers. Researchers have recently discovered a dangerous biological syndrome caused by abuse and neglect during childhood. As the new documentary "Resilience" reveals, toxic stress can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children -- putting them at a greater risk for disease, homelessness, prison time, and early death.
While the broader impacts of poverty worsen the risk, no segment of society is immune. "Resilience," however, also chronicles the dawn of a movement that is determined to fight back. Trailblazers in pediatrics, education, and social welfare are using cutting-edge science and field-tested therapies to protect children from the insidious effects of toxic stress -- and from the dark legacy of a childhood that no child would choose.

Online Investigative Tools
Mike Duffey
This lab will introduce attendees to important tools needed to successfully document web-based evidence -- as well as what is needed to conduct proactive investigations online.
A variety of tools and resources will be discussed, including:
• Preferred web browser
• Browser add-ons
• Saving web based evidence
• Preferred online search sites
• The necessity of Google (including Gmail, Gmail labs and Google Images)
• EXIF data viewers and EXIF data scrubbers
It is recommended that all attendees establish an undercover Gmail account prior to attending the lab (during the setup, please make your identity OVER the age of 21).


Downtown Portland Pub Crawl
Buses leave the hotel at 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Join us for a night of fun, relaxation and networking at our traditional Pub Crawl. Free bus transportation will be provided from the hotel to the brewery district -- where we will be within walking distance of a great many pubs and eateries for which Portland is famous!
The first bus will leave promptly at 5:30 p.m. Thursday for downtown Portland, and the second bus at 6:30 p.m., from outside the Grand Ballroom entrance to the Red Lion Hotel on the River.  Buses will be returning to the hotel beginning at 8:00 p.m., and again at 9:00, 10:00 and 11:00 p.m.  
Sign-up is available at the Summit Information Table, Lower Level Foyer, on the first day of the Summit. Spaces on the buses go quickly, so don’t forget to reserve yours!

Vine Gogh Artist Bar
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. • Coffee Bar

Vine Gogh Artist BarJoin the fun on Thursday night, April 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. as Vine Gogh Artist Bar takes you through the step-by-step process of re-creating their “Rainbow Forest” painting on 11x14 canvas. Vine Gogh has given a discounted rate of $25 per person.
All materials (canvas, brushes, easels, paint, aprons to wear) are provided in the price. Vine Gogh’s owner Jenny will be leading you through every step of the process until you have finished with your own masterpiece to bring home. Wine will be available to purchase to get the full experience (and have some liquid encouragement help). Music, painting, and wine will provide the ultimate fun for an event you won’t forget!
Pre-registration and payment required to secure your spot! Register at our Information Tables in the Lower Level Foyer by noon on Thursday, April 19.


Kristi’s Massage
9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Kristi Ceciliani, local Licensed Massage Therapist, will be on-site outside the ballroom foyer providing chair massages for $1 per minute. Schedule your appointment as soon as you can as her sessions fill quickly.