Wednesday, April 18, 2018

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

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

Because We Didn't Know: The History and Need for Strangulation Training
Gael B. Strack, Esq.
Gael B. Strack Police and prosecutors have only recently learned what survivors of non-fatal strangulation have known for years:
Many domestic violence offenders and rapists do not strangle their partners to kill them; they strangle them to let them know they can kill them -- any time they wish.
Almost half of all domestic violence homicide victims have experienced at least one episode of strangulation prior to a lethal or near-lethal violent incident. Victims of one episode of strangulation are 750% more likely of becoming a homicide victim at the hands of the same partner.
Today, 46 states have passed felony strangulation laws to hold offenders accountable for the crimes they are committing. In 2013, VAWA passed a felony strangulation/suffocation law requiring no visible injury, understanding the significance of internal injuries and the risk of death. Subsequent federal sentencing guidelines now recommend up to 10 years for strangulation and/or suffocation assaults. 
This session will provide a national overview of our current understanding of non-fatal strangulation assaults -- including the severity and lethality of strangulation, the link to other crimes, the risk to police officers, engaging paramedics and the medical community, new tools for investigation, utilizing experts, new research and case law, court considerations, advocacy and resources from the Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention. 
1. Increase understanding of why strangulation and suffocation offenses must be treated as felonies and given our top priority.
2. Improve system response to the handling of non-fatal strangulation through multi-disciplinary teams.
3. Increase awareness about current research, laws, best practices and resources.

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

Visit Summit Store & Exhibits

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

'Knowing the Signs' -- Predictive Analysis for Child Interdiction
Cody Mitchell
Human trafficking and the exploitation of children are currently happening all over the world.  It is a problem that knows no international boundaries and cannot be confined by city, area, or town.  Technology is advancing at an alarming rate, but it seems to be helping to facilitate crimes committed against children while hindering law enforcement's abilities to combat the problem, rescue the victims, and investigate the criminals. 
There are currently many training programs out there that focus on the crimes committed against children and teach the latest techniques being used by the law enforcement community to investigate these crimes and prevent this type of criminal activity in problematic areas.  These classes focus on proven reactive techniques -- which lead officers through complicated child related investigations.  But where do you start?  How do you know who to start investigating?
For these reasons, this class is not reactive!
I highly recommend classes such as the ones mentioned above -- they're great when you know an investigation needs to take place and you can formulate a plan.  But what if you don't know who, what, when, why, or where to investigate?  What proactive techniques can every law enforcement officer use to increase their recognition of crimes against children?
"Predictive Analysis for Child Interdiction" focuses on and answers these questions.   By studying the indicators seen in past crimes and applying them to current trends, research, and technology, law enforcement officers will not only recognize high-risk situations when encountered, they will be better equipped to make educated predictions about the presence of supporting evidence -- and be led to the proper identification of the crime. This is taking child interdiction to the next level!
This class focuses on:
1. Human trafficking and child exploitation
2. Street-level analysis of criminal activity
3. Accurate articulation to ensure proper PC
4. Identification of evidence
This session will be repeated Thursday from 10:15 – 11:45 a.m.

The Medical Evaluation of Child Sexual Abuse
Premi Thomas Suresh, MD
This session will discuss common presentations of sexual abuse of children. It will outline the appropriate medical evaluation and documentation of the examination of children with suspected sexual abuse. 
Course participants will:
1. Recognize common presentations of child sexual abuse.
2. Understand the appropriate medical exam in sexual abuse cases.
3. Understand appropriate documentation in cases of suspected child abuse.

When Words are Hard:  An Interviewer's Toolbox
Sue Lewis, LCSW, and Jennifer Wheeler, LPC
As interviewers, we often rely upon the child being able to verbally tell us what happened, but what if they cannot? 
Perhaps the child is anxious. Perhaps they do not have the words,. Perhaps they are embarrassed. 
Through the use of examples, this talk will highlight the use of forensically sound “tools” within the interview.
In addition, this session will discuss situations -- and best practices -- when an interviewer may make the decision to present evidence to the child. 

Children and Young People Engaging in Problematic Sexual Behavior (PSB)
Joe Sullivan, PhD.
The problem for many professionals is determining whether children engaging in sexual behavior are merely experimenting or whether the activity is problematic. This presentation uses case studies and up-to-date research to give professionals new knowledge and skills -- empowering them to undertake accurate assessments and to work in complex family situations more effectively.
Participants will examine the complexities of a range of scenarios that can arise when it emerges that a child has been a victim of sexual exploitation and/or has engaged in problematic sexual behavior (PSB) towards another child or an adult.

How Not to Help the Defense Attorney in Child Sexual Abuse Cases
Lawrence Jay Braunstein, Esq.
This program, presented by a defense attorney (and former prosecutor), will acquaint law enforcement, prosecutors, medical practitioners, mental health practitioners, child protection caseworkers, and victim assistance agency personnel with the intimate workings of the defense in child sexual abuse cases: the preparation of a defense case, investigative techniques, pretrial motion practice and discovery, examinations before trial, jury selection, defense trial strategy, demonstrative evidence, trial exhibits, cross-examination techniques, and courtroom psychology.
By having a broad overview of both pretrial and trial procedures -- as well as how the defense will approach its preparation during each phase of the litigation -- expert and lay (fact) witnesses will be better-prepared in understanding their individual roles in the proceedings and better-prepared to maximize their participation in the overall litigation.

Only a Matter of Time:  The Physiology of Strangulation (Part 1 of 2)
William S. Smock, MD, MS, FACEP, FAAEM
Strangulation is one of the most lethal forms of domestic violence. Minimal pressure on the neck can cause serious injury, death, delayed death and/or long-term consequences. Strangulation involves the application of pressure and/or blunt-force trauma to the carotid and vertebral arteries and jugular veins.  Unconsciousness can occur in seconds and death within minutes. Strangulation also carries a risk of arterial damage, stroke, and delayed death.  When an artery is damaged, the normal pathophysiology is for the body to create a blood clot.  If the clot becomes large enough, the clot can completely obstruct the normal flow of blood within the artery.  The time period from a patient’s neck trauma to the time of presentation at a hospital with neurological symptoms -- including strokes -- can range from hours to years (Interventional Neuroradiology, Chokyu et al, 2006).  Yet victims can look fine and say they are fine. 
In this session, Dr. Smock will discuss the challenges in evaluating strangulation cases, review terminology, explain basic physiology, list all the signs and symptoms of strangulation and suffocation cases, and share case studies, photos and new techniques used by clinicians to assess a strangled victim. 
He will discuss the top five life-threatening injuries in every non-fatal strangulation case, when victims should be transported by paramedics to the emergency room, and what to do when victims refuse paramedics or transport. 
1. Increase understanding of the signs and symptoms of strangulation;
2. Increase understanding of internal injuries, delayed death and long term consequences; and
3. Improve identification and documentation by dispatchers, paramedics, nurses and police. 
This session will continue from 1:45 – 3:15 p.m.

Once the Shutter Snaps:  From Victimization to Restitution
Jennifer Newman
This presentation by NCMEC will bring attention to the victims of child sexual exploitation imagery.  From the abuse and its documentation to distribution and investigation and ultimately to rescue and restitution, these victims have an army fighting for them -- including hotlines, NGOs, industry and law enforcement, among others.
Learn about the path these files take from a victim-centered standpoint -- including new research on who the victims and offender are, the impact of the images and videos on survivors, and new efforts to remove images and videos from the internet to help with victim healing.
The role of NCMEC’s CyberTipline and Child Victim Identification Program, along with their resources for investigators, will also be discussed in depth.

Multi-Disciplinary Teams and Child Sex Trafficking:  What You Need to Know
Joe Laramie
The Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) approach is the standard response to child sexual abuse, yet the MDT approach for responding to child sex trafficking requires a different and flexible approach.  This workshop will provide an overview of child sex trafficking indicators and identify the approach teams can take to include new members, as well as steps toward altering the team’s methodology and procedures for this new type of case and victim.  This workshop will provide information relevant to professionals serving on the MDT, or anyone serving at-risk youth.
At the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
1. Define child sex trafficking;
2. Identify child sex trafficking indicators;
3. Describe difference between MDT model for child sexual abuse and MDT model for child sex trafficking;
4.  Describe current MDT for child sex trafficking response gap analysis; and
5.  Identify next steps for MDT to properly respond to child sex trafficking cases.

YES! YES! YES! Coming to Terms with Consent and Preventing Sexual Violence
Jeffrey S. Bucholtz, MA
"Yes! Yes! Yes!" uses humor, audience interaction, pop-culture analysis, and performance to take a critical look at the ways in which our culture facilitates sexual violence.  Participants will explore ideas about healthy sex, obtaining consent, and the role popular culture plays in promoting unhealthy ideas about sex and consent. 
Participants will also address victim-blaming, survivor dynamics, and responsibility for sexual violence in order to provide critical insights into the discourses that promote survivor self-loathing -- and prevent survivor recovery. 
Finally, participants will engage in a fun and interactive critical-thinking activity about the gendered language that facilitates sexual violence and promotes unhealthy ideas about femininity, masculinity and sexuality.  This activity will lead to a conversation about the ways that sexism, heterosexism, and dehumanization facilitate sexual violence and inhibit recovery. 
"Yes! Yes! Yes!" is a thought-provoking, motivational, and pragmatic tool for those with the desire and passion to build a world free from sexual violence.

When Saving Lives Damages Your Own (Repeat)
Elizabeth Tow and Anthony Maez, MA
Exposure to child sexual exploitation and abuse materials can have widespread and serious negative effects on professionals. Helping exposed individuals learn how to recognize and cope with problems -- before they become severe or permanent -- is the main priority of the Supporting Heroes in Mental Health Foundational Training (SHIFT) Program. 
This course will introduce the SHIFT Program and look at the progress this training has made in the industry. 
"Wellness" will be the main focus -- including acknowledging negative effects of chronic exposure to traumatic material and learning how to build resiliency to cope with the stress your job entails. 
Resources will also be provided to help you keep and maintain peak wellness.

Tools for the Toolbox: Investigations in the Digital Age
Lauren Wagner, Abigail Abraham, Justin Fitzsimmons
This hands-on computer lab will introduce useful software and technical methodologies for investigators and prosecutors in the digital age. 
Topics will include:
• Firefox add-ons such as Video DownloadHelper (to save videos from YouTube and other websites) and Screengrab (to save or  copy websites);
• Google search techniques (Boolean operators) to make searching for information much more efficient and reliable;
• Google advanced operators, such as site: (to search only particular websites) and filetype: (to search only  particular filetypes);
• Google services such as Images (to  search only images as well as reverse image searching techniques)  and Scholar (to search only legal journals);  and
• Introduction of useful software including Jing (screenshot and screencast software), VLC (for editing videos), Irfanview (for viewing images and EXIF data), and Audacity (for audio editing). 
This lab is reserved for law enforcement and is limited to 40 participants.





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

Visit Summit Store & Exhibits

12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Operation Net-Nanny: A Collaborative Attack on Child Sex Trafficking (Repeat)
Carlos Rodriguez
See session 4G for description.

Dynamics of Child Victimization: Understanding How Children Experience Abuse
Amy Russell, MSEd, JD, NCC
The Child Sexual Abuse Accommodation Syndrome (CSAAS) is both lauded as a fundamental piece in understanding how children experience abuse and condemned as pseudo-science. Summit’s explanation of dynamics of sexual abuse was initially rejected for journal publication because it was thought too basic; however, recent research supports that lay people’s understanding of sexual abuse is limited -- and that jurors commonly hold misconceptions about abuse.
This presentation will describe the dynamics of abuse, educate attendees on how children exhibit dynamics, demonstrate scientific support for CSAAS, and discuss how children’s experiences impact the investigation, prosecution and treatment of child abuse.
Participants will:
1. Be exposed to myths about how children experience their abuse;
2. Understand the various issues and factors that impact a child’s willingness and ability to report their experiences; and
3. Discuss the impact that the reactions of family, responders and society may have on children’s responses to victimization.

'I Take It Back':  When a Child Recants Allegations of Sexual Abuse (Repeat)
Carrie L. Paschall
See session 1C for description.

The Bottom Line -- Why You Can't Afford to Overlook Wellness in Your Team
Elizabeth Tow and Anthony Maez
How do you increase efficiency and production while decreasing costs? Have a healthy team!  Not sure where or how to start?  The answer is NOW and HERE! 
This presentation will look at incorporating wellness from a supervisory level -- focusing on setting up a wellness program for new team members and a maintenance program for current team members.  Ideas will be shared from ICAC Commanders who have put wellness practices into place and from mental-health professionals who support the teams.

Working with the Non-Offending Caregiver
Mary-Ann Burkhart
As child-abuse professionals, we work closely with our victims of child abuse and neglect. But we need to not forget the child’s network of individuals -- who we will also need to help him or her through the process of disclosure, investigation and prosecution.
Understanding the non-offending caregiver and what they are going through will serve us well as we work with them to help our child victims.
By the end of this workshop, participants will:
• Identify those reactions and emotions of the child’s non-offending caregiver, and how best to respond to those reactions;
• Explore those questions that we commonly receive from non-offending caregivers and how best to respond to them; and
• Discuss how best to enlist the assistance of non-offending caregivers throughout the criminal justice system.

Missing Children: Case Lessons Suggest a Phased Response
Denise E. Biehn
The FBI has studied child abductions and responded to hundreds of missing-children incidents from known abductions to mysterious disappearances.  Experience and research suggest a measured (or phased) approach to the incident -- from the initial response to the ongoing investigation after the investigative surge has subsided. 
This presentation will provide an overview of the investigative phases, with case examples and the FBI’s response to missing children -- the Child Abduction Response Team.  Participants will receive an updated copy of the FBI’s Child Abduction Response Plan.

Effective Internet Safety Presentation Methods
Joe Laramie
Technology safety prevention messaging has often been based upon scare tactics.  Because teens don’t see themselves involved in the dangerous situations portrayed in many presentations, we must create effective messages by emphasizing positive, normative behaviors of youth.  Parents also struggle with changes in technology and how to talk with their children about online safety. 
This workshop will discuss the latest prevention research -- and show how to reach youth education with a variety of effective technology safety messages. 
Resources for making effective presentations, inspiring discussion, and educating youth to be better digital citizens will also be offered.
At the end of this training, attendees will be able to:
1. Describe effective and ineffective prevention messaging styles;
2. Define positive normative behavior;
3. Describe technology used by youth; and
4. Identify available technology safety resources.

ICACCOPS Tools and Tricks Update
Jeff Rich
The Internet Crimes Against Children (ICACCOPS) website has undergone a major rewrite -- and the capabilities of the new site are immense. If you’re a long-time user or if you’ve never viewed the site, you will be impressed with some of the artifacts and abilities to locate and identify subjects in your area of responsibility.
This overview will provide users with techniques -- both on and off the site -- that will assist in investigations.
Software tools will also be covered for updates regarding the investigated networks, as well as forensic possibilities for use by seasoned and newly assigned investigators.



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

Visit Summit Store & Exhibits



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

Knock and Talks -- Maximum Results with Minimum Manpower
John Pirics
This presentation will draw from several years of experience in child-exploitation investigations that have been initiated by consensual contact ("knock and talks").
The presentation will provide successful techniques to gain and maintain consent, tips on maximizing the interview, methods for triaging knock and talk targets, and overall strategies for the different types of situations and individuals that are encountered. 
This information will be blended with examples from cases that the presenters have worked on together -- many of which have resulted in child rescues and significant sentences.

When Is It Sexual Abuse?
Sue Skinner, MD, and Sue Lewis, LCSW
Child sexual abuse is complicated. When concerns arise, the assessment or investigation is similarly complicated. Of utmost importance is that the assessment/investigation be thorough, unbiased, and neutral. Being thorough applies not only to the history-gathering through collaterals, but also to the child. It is critical that the assessment of the child (to include exam and interview) be neutral. In order to accomplish this, the assessment should include evaluation of the alternative hypotheses, meaning: Is there a possibility this isn’t abuse? 
In this session, a child-abuse pediatrician and forensic interviewer team up to walk the participants through their thinking process when evaluating a child for concerns of sexual abuse.  Medical providers need to continually look at a differential diagnosis -- meaning considering that other medical conditions may be the cause of the child’s symptoms.  Interviewers need to evaluate for alternative hypotheses; are there other reasons for the child’s statements? 
Participants will leave with a clear and simple framework as to how assessment centers look at the whole child and provide a thorough, neutral evaluation in order to best assure clarity in the diagnosis.

Risk Assessment -- We Can Do Better?
Joe Sullivan, PhD.
Practitioners have come to rely on actuarial risk assessment tools to determine how risky convicted sex offenders may be.  This presentation evaluates the strengths and limitations of such methods of risk assessment and offers some alternative perspectives to the process.  Using video case studies the presenters will explore the benefits of combining rigorous forensic interviewing with polygraph as an alternative to actuarial or dynamic risk assessment tools.

Effectively and Empathically Engaging with Victims in the Criminal and Civil Justice Systems: Trauma-Informed Tips and Techniques (Part 1 of 2)
Meg Garvin and Erin Greenawald
The workshop will break down for participants what a “day in the life” looks and feels like for a domestic and/or sexual violence victim participating in the civil and criminal justice systems. Through this lens, this workshop will provide participants with a concise overview of victims’ rights -- as well as discuss the significant impact a "victim-blaming" culture has on a victim’s ability to engage (or not) with the criminal and civil justice systems. Additionally, the workshop will highlight the long-lasting effects on victims of trauma.
Building on that foundation, the presenters will provide participants with numerous tips and techniques on how to more effectively and empathically engage with victims in a trauma-informed manner. Participants will learn that engaging with victims in this way will not only improve the victim’s experience, but will also positively impact the outcome of a civil and/or criminal case. 
This workshop is intended for law enforcement officers, community corrections officers, prosecutors, advocates, judges, court staff personnel, social workers, and SANES. Anyone who engages with domestic and/or sexual violence victims within the criminal and civil justice systems will benefit from the information presented. This intermediate-to-advanced workshop is intended for an audience with a foundational understanding of domestic and sexual violence. Ideally, participants will come to the workshop with some familiarity about how trauma impacts victims, as well as with the concept of being “trauma-informed” in their work.  This session will continue from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

How to Survive Cross-Examination for Forensic Interviewers:  It’s Not What You Say, It’s How You Say It (Part 1 of 2)
Lawrence Jay Braunstein, Esq., and Julie Kenniston, MSW, LISW
Successful child sexual abuse prosecutions depend in large part on the quality of the forensic interview of the child and the testimony of the forensic interviewer. This presentation will focus on the various protocols used during the interview process, disclosure as a process or event, forensic linguistics, videotaping of forensic interviews, and how to best present your testimony in the courtroom, both on direct examination and cross-examination.
The goal of the program is to "re-educate" forensic interviewers to understand and consider how what they do in the forensic interview room/CAC will "play out" in the courtroom.  This session will continue from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Only a Matter of Time:  Medical Aspects in Surviving and Non-Surviving Victims (Part 2 of 2)
William S. Smock, MD, MS, FACEP, FAAEM
The seriousness of internal injuries -- even with no external injuries -- may take a few hours to be appreciated, and delayed death can occur days later. Because most strangulation victims do not have visible external injuries, strangulation cases are frequently minimized by law enforcement, medical advocacy, mental-health professionals, and even courts. Even in fatal strangulation cases, there is often no external evident injury (confirming the findings regarding the seriousness of non-fatal, no-visible-injury strangulation assaults). 
In this session, Dr. Smock will share the new recommendations of the Medical Advisory Committee of the Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention for the "standard of care" for assessing and documenting the adult strangled victim in the emergency room.  Dr. Smock will also provide tips for engaging the medical community and how to convince your local emergency room to adopt the “standard of care” protocol.  He will also cover the top medical articles every professional must read, new resources and tools for first responders, and the top 25 long-term consequences of strangulation assaults.
1. Increase the use of imaging guidelines;
2. Improve the assessment and treatment of the strangled patient; and
3. Improve partnerships with the medical community and foster development of multi-disciplinary teams.

Cybertip Investigations, Digital Forensics and Legal Applications
Page K. McBeth
In this session, Special Agent McBeth will demonstrate how to investigate Cybertip leads provided by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and how to navigate legal issues when seeking digital evidence.

The Boy with the Henna Tattoo
Jon Rouse
It started with the discovery of an image in New Zealand that led Australian and U.S. investigators to pursue one of the most depraved cases of child exploitation. This case study will provide background on the recent conviction and sentencing of a U.S./Australian citizen for the sexual exploitation of a child who was adopted for the sole purpose of exploitation.  The abuse began days after his birth, and over six years the couple offered him up for sex with at least eight men, recording the abuse and uploading the footage to an international syndicate.

The Hidden Hurt -- Advocacy
Gael B. Strack, Esq.
Most victims do not understand the seriousness of strangulation -- including the immediate, delayed and long-term consequences of strangulation. Many victims may not even remember they were strangled.  The lack of oxygen to the brain will impact the brain’s ability to record information. The trauma of being strangled will likely cause memories to be jumbled. The myriad of physical and emotional issues may cause the victim to appear uncooperative and reluctant to prosecute. While they fear their partner, they also love them and rely on them, not only emotionally but oftentimes financially as well. If their abuser is prosecuted and sentenced to jail or prison, that affects the family’s income and leads to financial hardship. Also, imprisonment only offers temporary peace to the victim. The abuser will eventually be released, and victims fear the retribution that will follow. Retribution is also a concern if the prosecution is unsuccessful. Because of that fear, studies show that 80-85 percent of abused women will deny allegations of abuse after the incident and will refuse to testify. 
How professionals approach, interview and support a traumatized victim is the key to breaking the cycle of abuse and improving our investigation, prosecution and advocacy. The use of an advocate is critical to a victim’s emotional state and ability to heal from the violence.
This session will address how all professionals can help victims understand the trauma they have experienced, the seriousness and lethality of non-fatal strangulation, how to make good use of risk assessment tools and better use of the "power and control wheel,"and  how to convince victims to seek medical attention and promote their health and safety.  This session will also share practical tips when working with reluctant victims, as well as new research and new tools.
1. Increase victim awareness and education about the risk of strangulation;
2. Increase the use of risk-assessment tools and other resources; and
3. Improve advocacy for the strangled victim/patient among all disciplines.

Facebook Investigations: Advanced Searching and Saving (Part 1 of 2)
Lauren Wagner, Abigail Abraham, Justin Fitzsimmons, JD
Facebook is the largest worldwide social-media website and contains a substantial amount of potential investigative information.
First we will use Facebook graph search, which uses specific targeted terms that can show investigative material. We will demonstrate how graph search works, and explain how syntax -- the structure of the search keywords and phrases -- is vital to a successful search.
Once a target profile has been identified, we will use Facebook URL manipulations. These URL manipulations are specific and offer information beyond what can be found simply by looking at someone's profile.  These URL manipulations can show content from this target, such as photo comments, video likes, and comparisons with friends.  
Lastly, we will cover free techniques for capturing data from Facebook locally for evidentiary purposes. 
This lab is reserved for law enforcement and limited to 40 participants.  This workshop will be continued from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.  Participants are encourage to attend both sessions.





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

Visit Summit Store & Exhibits

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

Whatever it Takes: Women Who Offer Sex with their Children to Keep their Men
Joe Sullivan, PhD.
Professionals often struggle to understand why some women will collaborate with the sexual abuse of their children to maintain their relationship with a man who is sexually interested in their children. This case study explores the issues for women who make this choice. 
Using video of a forensic interview with a mother convicted of sexual crimes involving her child, this presentation outlines the investigation and analyzes the woman’s account. The presenters will highlight how behavior-analysis techniques can help in the interview process to maximize the engagement of the subject. 

Ignoring Doctor’s Orders: The Spectrum of Medical Neglect
Matthew Cox, MD
The neglect of children is often under-appreciated, under-reported, and under-evaluated. This case-based talk will serve to define medical neglect by using numerous case examples -- ranging from failure to treat common childhood diseases (asthma, diabetes) to the more severe, sometimes fatal forms of medical neglect.     

Project Ability: Interviewing Children with Disabilities
Holly Bridenbaugh, LCSW
Project Ability was originally developed in 2008 and most recently updated in 2016 to provide best-practice information and guidelines to professionals who interview children with disabilities when there is a concern of abuse or victimization. Project Ability builds upon current forensic child interviewing best practices taught in Oregon Child Forensic Interviewing Training (OCFIT).
This workshop will review disability and abuse risk factors; identify four main categories of disability that impact functioning; and review characteristics and accommodations related to the four categories of disabilities.

Effectively and Empathically Engaging with Victims in the Criminal and Civil Justice Systems: Trauma-Informed Tips and Techniques (Part 2 of 2)
Meg Garvin and Erin Greenawald
See session 7D for description.

How to Survive Cross-Examination for Forensic Interviewers:  It’s Not What You Say, It’s How You Say It (Part 2 of 2)
Lawrence Jay Braunstein, Esq., and Julie Kenniston, MSW, LISW
See session 7E for description.

Best Practices for Initial and Follow-Up Investigations
Dan Rincon
Incidents of domestic violence account for the single largest category of calls-for-service that police agencies investigate. Maricopa County, Arizona is the fourth most populous county in the United States. Maricopa County averages more than 800 investigations of allegations of strangulation related to domestic violence. Prior to passing Arizona’s felony strangulation law in 2010 and implementing their new multidisciplinary protocol on strangulation in 2012, “choking” cases -- as in most jurisdictions in America -- were rarely prosecuted, and when they were, most were prosecuted as misdemeanors.  Strangulation cases were unintentionally being minimized due to the lack of visible injuries, lack of investigative training, absence of specific strangulation laws and formal investigative protocols.
San Diego’s study of 300 cases helped Maricopa realize more could be done. 
Maricopa became one of the first counties in America to establish a “Domestic Violence Strangulation Project” -- which created a new multidisciplinary protocol on the handling of strangulation assaults now known as the “Maricopa Model.” The Protocol requires law enforcement officers to facilitate taking victims of domestic violence non-fatal strangulation to one of five Family Advocacy Centers (FACs) throughout the county -- where Forensic Nurse Examiners (FNEs) examine them, allowing investigators to collect evidence using multiple techniques including advanced photographic documentation. FNEs are also able to respond to any hospital in the county to conduct their forensic exam if the victim has been admitted.
Using the Maricopa Model and working closely with specially trained prosecutors, Maricopa County saw felony prosecution rise from 14 percent to over 70 percent. Maricopa County also saw domestic violence homicides drop from 139 in 2012 to 106 in 2014.  Today, “choking” cases are called non-fatal strangulation cases and are being successfully prosecuted as felonies in many states.
This session will focus on how to build a non-strangulation case for felony prosecution using a multi-disciplinary approach, specialized training, specialized investigative forms and asking specific investigative questions to strangled victims. It will also explain how the use of trauma-informed interviewing techniques and forensic exams can aid specially trained prosecutors.
1. Improve the identification, investigation and documentation of strangulation cases;
2. Increase felony prosecutions and accountability; and
3. Increase use of multi-disciplinary teams and illustrate the framework of the implementation of new investigative protocols.

What the Offender Has to Tell Us: Sex Offenders in the School Environment
John Pirics
Darrell Hughes was a long-term success as a school counselor and treatment provider for a school system in Indiana. After his apprehension for producing child pornography with multiple victims, he was convicted and agreed to participate in video-recorded interviews about his criminal tradecraft and previously successful methods to avoid detection. 
During this presentation, you will hear a summary of the investigation and clips from Hughes' interview in an effort to clarify preventative steps that can be taken by parents, school staff, child protective services, and law enforcement to help keep our children safe in the school environment. 
This session will be repeated Thursday from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Who Are the Victims? Who Are the Offenders?  An Analysis of CVIP Data
Jennifer Newman
In an effort to better serve law enforcement and inform the field of child pornography offending, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) has partnered with both the Thorn Foundation and a team of expert researchers to analyze over a decade of victim and offender data. Designated as the national clearinghouse for child-pornography cases, NCMEC’s Child Victim Identification Program (CVIP) data provides insight into trends in those who sexually abuse and exploit children and then choose to memorialize it in images and videos. Data and statistics on topics such as differences in familial and non-familial cases and egregiousness of sexual content will be covered. 

Re-Framing Relationships: Realistic Strategies for Preventing Relationship Violence
Jeffrey S. Bucholtz, MA
Relationship violence is endemic in our society. Its victims know no gender, race, class, or border. This interactive lecture examines the systemic causes of relationship abuse by examining our cultural ideas about relationships, gender, power and violence. Using both ecological and social constructionist models, this presentation also explores how conceptualizations of healthy relationships are formed through popular culture, family, and narrative. Through this examination, participants will receive practical strategies for engaging both victims and bystanders in critical dialogues about healthy and abusive relationships. This lecture includes elements of performance and is a good discussion for those doing advocacy, mental health or education.

Self-Defense Basics (Part 2 of 2)
Paul Wade and Ashleigh Force
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 Ashleigh Force.  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. 

Facebook Investigations: Advanced Searching and Saving (Part 2 of 2)
Lauren Wagner, Abigail Abraham, Justin Fitzsimmons, JD
See session 7CL for description.

Evening Activities

Jackson Michelson Concert
6:00 – 9:00 p.m. • Grand Ballroom
Jackson Michelson Sponsored by the Oregon State Sheriff’s Association, rising country music star Jackson Michelson will be performing exclusively for Summit attendees in the Red Lion Hotel on the River’s Grand Ballroom. This is a performance you won’t want to miss.
About Jackson: Raised in Corvallis, Oregon, Jackson Michelson kicked off his country career on the West Coast, carving out a sound that blended the rootsy twang of the American South with the sunny, feel-good spirit of the Pacific Coast. Nashville — the official capital of country music — lay 2,300 miles to the southeast, but Michelson focused on his home turf first, building an audience of West Coast fans who were drawn to his high energy shows and relatable songwriting. By the time he did move to Nashville, he’d already spent years on the road, growing his fan base show-by-show and earning a record contract with Curb Records in the process. Now, with a record deal under his belt, Michelson is prepping for the next phase of his career. There are new shows to play, new songs to be written and new opportunities to explore. But he’s still the boy from Corvallis, happy to sing about “The Good Life” — a life he’s built himself, show by show and song by song — to an audience that continues to grow.
Appetizers and no-host bar will be served for all attendees.
NOTE: Conference badge is required for entry —no exceptions.

Self-Defense Basics (Part 2 of 2)
Paul Wade and Ashleigh Force
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
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 Ashleigh Force.  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.  This is a two-part class, participants are encouraged to participate both Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.  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.

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. Kristi will also be on-site Thursday, from 9:30 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.