Faculty

Additional information for faculty will be added as it is received. Please check back.

Majid Al-Eissa
Randell Alexander
Sandra Alexander
Sereen Al Madani
Maha Al Muneef
Debra Anderson
Maria Andrews
Joanne Archambault
Paul Baeten
Kristy Beachy-Quick
Richard Bennett
Lucy Berliner
Russ Bermejo
David Betz
Gary Bevel, Esq.
Virginia Bial
Julia Blomberg
Silje Braastad
Ingfrid Vaksdal Brattabø
Valerie Brew
Corey Brodsky
Amy Brown
Richard Brown
Philip Browing
Maaike Brunekreef
Lonneke Buijteweg
Andrew Campbell
Terry Carrilio
Ellen Case
Linda Chamberlain
Holly Chandler
Shin-Mee Chang
Sook Yee Chang-Lam
Edward Chase
Nancy Ching Yee Chow
Elizabeth Ciesar
Judith Cohen
Catherine Connell
Lisa Conradi
Jon Conte
Lisa Creamer
Alfons Crijnen
Jennifer Davis
Matthew D’Emic
Ariëlle de Ruijter
Hester Marieke Diderich–Lolkes de Beer
Matthew Dix
Jim Drendel
Jodi Duttenhefer
Nathalie Elchoueiry
Carrie Epstein
Debra Esernio-Jenssen
Stephen Estey
Thomas J. Fallon
Mary Beth Vogel Ferguson
Danielle Fettes
David Finkelhor
Beverly Fortson
Lori Frasier
Terra Frazier
Bernard Gerbaka
Malcolm Gaines
Naomi Gershon
Pradeep Gidwani
Jay N. Giedd
Rachel Gilgoff
Kristin Gist
Agatha Glowacki
Jane Halladay Goldman
Arne Graff
Christopher Greeley
Jill Gresham
Hilary Hahn
Karen Hangartner
Nadine Burke Harris
Irma Hein
Kimberly Henry
James Herbert
Todd Herrenkohl
Valerie Holmes
Helen Holmquist-Johnson
Stanley Huey
Teresa Huizar
Reena Isaac
Hilde Johansen
Casey Johnson
Lisa Jones
Iby Kantor
Asa Kastbom
Ilan Katz
Marilyn Kaufhold
Gabrielle Kaufman
Christine Kemp
Julie Kenniston
Emily Killough
Cecilia Kjellgren
Gene Klein
Nicole Kluemper
Barbara L. Knox
Danielle Kretz
Richard Krugman
Cynthia Kuelbs
Therese Kvist
Kindy Yuk Ip Lam
Francien Lamers-Winkelman
Ronald Laney
Joe Laramie
Antoinette Laskey
Chris Lee
Frances King Hei Lee
Laurel Leslie
Scott Liebowitz
John Lutzker
Thomas D. Lyon
Thomas Mackie
Vincent Madera
Anthony Mannarino
Steven Marans
Terra Marroquin
Jenny Marshall
Anthoinette Matulessy
Lisa McCulloch
Melissa Merrick
Marilyn Metzler
Amy Meyers
Brian Miller
Michelle Miller
Kimberly Mitchell
Mika Moulton
Sandra Murray
John E.B. Myers
Anita Nanhoe
Patricia Nellius
Ruth Newton
Monica Nielsen-Parker
Doris Nilsson
Trine Norevik
Rick O’Hanlon
Marisol Olguin,
Mike Olson
Rebecca Orsi
Ismael Ozanne
Carrie Paschall
Donna Pence
Tracy Prior
Mary Pulido
Emily Putnam-Hornstein
Alicia Ramirez
Laura Schwab Reese
Jeffrey Rich
Michelle Robison
Sheri Rouse
Jeffrey Rowe
Melissa Runyon
María Paz Rutte
Josefina Sabori
Hassan Saleheen
Anna Salter
Benjamin Saunders
Mary Sawicki
Tom Schofield
Maartje Schouten
Merritt Schreiber
Christina Shultz
Patty Secor
Deb Sendek
Ed Semansky
Liat Shklarski
Christina Shultz
Jane Silovsky
Heather Simonich
Kelly Slaven
Craig Smith
Lisa Smith
Vidija Soerdjbalie-Maikoe
Maurizio Sovino
Suzanne Starling
Paul Stern
John Stirling
Barbara Stone
Elizabeth Thompson
Johanna Thulin
Pragatha Tummala
Heather Turner
Sissel Ulstein
Rhema Vaithianathan
Janet van Bavel
Jeroen van de Ven
Marie-José van Hoof
Joan van Niekerk
Graham Vimpani
Vamık Djemal Volkan
Wendy Walsh
Jim Walters
Julie Wartell
David Wells
Jennifer Wheeler
Catherine White
Charles Wilson
Erin Wilson
Janis Wolak
Janette Wolski-Bonesteel
Pam Wright
Andrea Zaferes

Institute A: presented by Chadwick Center
Marilyn Kaufhold
Sandra Murray
Premi Suresh
Lorena Vivanco

Institute B: presented by FVTC/NCJTC
Thomas Biesty
Brian Killacky
Candace Schoppe

Institute C:
presented by APSAC

Debra Esernio-Jenssen
Jordan Greenbaum
Barbara L. Knox
Angela Rabbitt
Michael Robbins
Sylvia Rowlands

Institute D:
presented by AVA

Randell Alexander
Un-Sun Chung
David Corwin
Vincent Felitti
Tasneem Ismailji
Susan Kelley
Jung-Jae Lee
Denyse Olson-Dorff
F. David Schneider
Machelle Madsen Thompson
Susan Wiet

Institute E:
presented by CAPSAC

Colleen Friend
Rachel Gilgoff
Shelley Hamilton
Donna Pence
Julie Robbins

Institute F: presented by ISPCAN
Bernard Gerbaka
Rajeev Seth
Joan van Niekerk

Institute G: presented by The Ray Helfer Society
Kristin Crichton
Emily Killough
Antoinette Laskey

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Majid Al-Eissa, MD

Deputy Executive Director
Ministry of National Guard—Health Affairs
Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Workshop Session: M7-a

Dr. Majid Al-Eissa is a Consultant and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics attending to a various global entities that experienced in the complexity and management of diseases that affect children's lives; members/committees of different professional affiliations; invited speaker to several conferences, national, regional and international meetings to represent Saudi Arabia pertinent to pediatric emergency, family safety, and suspected child abuse and neglect. A pediatrician with child health as his main focus. Dr. Majid graduated from University of Western Ontario, London, Canada in 2005 with a Pediatric Emergency Fellowship. He shortly began working at Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs in Riyadh as a Deputy Executive Director in National Family Safety Program (NFSP) department. He published more than 15 research papers on pediatric emergency and child abuse and neglect.

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Randell Alexander, MD, PhD

Professor and Chief
University of Florida—Jacksonville
Jacksonville, FL

Workshop Session: Institute D, N17-j

Randell Alexander, MD, PhD is Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Florida, Chief of the Division of Child Protection and Forensic Pediatrics. He is on the Board of Councilors for the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect and is on the International Advisory Board for the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome. He is the President of the Academy on Violence and Abuse. He served as Vice-chair of the US Advisory Board on Child Abuse and Neglect, was on the Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect for the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the boards of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) and Prevent Child Abuse America (formerly the National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse). Randy has served on state and local child death review committees in Iowa, Georgia and Florida. He was chair of the Committee on Child Abuse for the Georgia and Iowa chapters of the American Academy of Pediatrics and currently chairs the Committee in Florida. He has extensive interests in all forms of child abuse, particularly shaken baby syndrome, Munchausen syndrome by proxy, prevention, and child death review.

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Sandra Alexander, MEd

Subject Matter Expert
Carter Consulting
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, GA

Workshop Session: L11

Sandra is a recognized state and national leader, strategic thinker, and innovator in child abuse prevention with over 40 years' experience in public and private sector including providing training and technical assistance spanning the full range of the social ecology from primary prevention to tertiary prevention, child abuse prevention and consultation, and 18 years of nonprofit management experience and executive consultation on applying effective business principles and practices. Her leadership experience includes serving as Executive Director of two Prevent Child Abuse America state chapters. For the past ten years, she has been an Expert Consultant/Subject Matter Expert in child maltreatment prevention in the Division of Violence Prevention (DVP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and currently continues this work at CDC as an employee of Carter Consulting, Inc.

At CDC, Sandra has provided leadership for DVP's BECAUSE KIDS COUNT initiative, Knowledge to Action Child Maltreatment Prevention Consortium, and a cross-division shaken baby prevention initiative. Currently she co-leads the Essentials for Childhood initiative, chairs the cross branch Essentials Committee, and is a leader in engaging the business sector and other key partners in prevention. She is part of the cross Center project team to engage business in supporting early childhood and has represented CDC on national child maltreatment initiatives.

Sandra is a member of the Prevent Child Abuse America Program/Research Committee and the Prevent Child Abuse Georgia Advisory Committee. She served as a board president of APSAC and currently co-chairs the APSAC prevention committee. She is the former chair and current prevention advocate of the Atlanta Fulton County Child Fatality Review Committee. She has developed prevention programs, provided prevention training nationally and internationally, served as a prevention voice for local and national media. Early experience in child protective services, adoption and foster care helped inform her prevention work.

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Sereen Al Madani, BS

Researcher
Ministry of National Guard—Health Affairs
Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Workshop Session: P15-a

Sereen Al Madani was born in Amman, Jordan in 1976. Sereen finished her degree in 2000, as BS Computer Science, at King Saud University, KSA. She has an excellent experience in management, where she was trained directly by the school manager whom she had worked with, and who prepared her to create and supervise E- learning project in the schools directing more than 200 teachers. She established a program for registration of students, courses, and certifications.

For more than four years, Sereen has demonstrated her commitment and strong advocacy for being a researcher coordinator, methodologist, dealings with the research/literature studies, and literature review dealing with different kinds ofchild maltreatment especially child related problems.

Sereen is currently working as a Research Coordinator at National Family Safety Program under the umbrella of King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh Saudi Arabia. Sereen has conducted different stages of research studies and some of it is now published and online.

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Maha Al Muneef, MD, FAAP

Executive Director
Ministry of National Guard—Health Affairs
Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Workshop Sessions: F15-a, P15-a

Maha Almuneef, MD, FAAP, a Pediatrician and graduate from Yale University, she is American board certified in Pediatrics Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology.

Dr. Almuneef works as Consultant in King Abdulaziz Medical City at the Ministry of National Guard and as an Associate Professor at King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences. She is a pioneer in the field of child maltreatment, family safety, woman health, and advancing research in the field of public health. She is the founder and the Executive Director for the National Family Safety Program in Saudi Arabia.

Her achievements transcend locality, in 2011 she was appointed as a Counselor for the International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN). In 2013, she was elected the president of the Arab Professional Society for Prevention of Violence Against Children.

Dr. Almuneef often represents Saudi Arabia in lectures pertinent to social impact of HIV, family safety, child abuse and neglect and domestic violence globally. In 2009-2014 served as Consultant to Al Shoura Council, the Saudi Parliament, and she continues to serve patients in her capacity as an infectious diseases specialist.

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Debra Anderson, PhD

Director of Connections
Project Harmony Child Advocacy Center
Omaha, NE

Workshop Session: C13

Debra Anderson, MSW, PhD, is Director of Connections, a mental health program dedicated to early intervention services for children and families located at Project Harmony Child Protection Center in Omaha, Nebraska.

Dr. Anderson and her team coordinate referrals for mental health services from schools and medical clinics; provide evidence based training and other compensation for mental health professionals, and work to increase community capacity in serving children and families in need.

Prior to this position, Dr. Anderson was Project Harmony's Director of Training and Coordination.  She wrote training and education curricula about child abuse and neglect topics.  During her tenure, she and the training team trained over 30,000 students and professionals. She has presented at regional, national, and international conferences, including the San Diego International Child Abuse and Neglect Conference, Protect our Children, National Children's Alliance, the Dallas Crimes Against Children Conference and the National Children's Advocacy Conference.

Dr. Anderson has 30 years of experience training and consulting to public and private child welfare agencies. Formerly, Dr. Anderson was a professor of social work at Creighton University and the University of Nebraska-Omaha.

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Maria Andrews

Program Manager
GGD Haaglanden (Public Health/Municipality)
The Hague, Netherlands

Workshop Session: F15-c

Since 2009 Ria Andrews works for the municipality of The Hague. She started as the Regional Coordinator approach to child abuse. Her current function is program manager of all violence in dependent relationships.

Ria has prior experience working as youth counselor and project leader with the Board of Child protection at the Ministry of Justice. She first specialized in the effects on, and approach of, children as a witness of domestic violence, resulting in a special approach which has become a standard countrywide. The last years child abuse was the focus topic of her work.

Ria developed a new approach for families that experience domestic violence and introduced and implemented Signs of Safety regionwide. She is known as an initiator and motivator, making practice out of policy and research. She is chairman on congresses, keynote speaker, trainer, and workshop leader.

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Joanne Archambault, Sgt. (Retired SDPD)

Executive Director
End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI)
Addy, WAC1

Workshop Session: C1

In January 2003, Sergeant Joanne Archambault (Retired, San Diego Police Department) founded End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI) and she continues to serve as its Executive Director.

In April 2010, Ms. Archambault was honored by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder for her decades of service, with a prestigious National Crime Victims' Service Award for Allied Professionals.

On October 27, 2010, Sgt. Archambault was invited to meet with President Obama and Vice President Biden for the first assembly on violence against women to ever be held at the White House.

Prior to founding EVAWI, Sgt. Archambault worked for the San Diego Police Department (SDPD) for almost 23 years. Throughout her career, she has worked tirelessly to improve the criminal justice response to sexual assault, authoring and co-authoring hundreds of reports, articles, and training materials of various kinds.

Sgt. Archambault has provided training for tens of thousands of practitioners, policymakers and others—both across the country and around the world. She has been instrumental in creating system-level change through individual contacts, as well as policy initiatives and recommendations for best practice.

Despite a number of significant improvements, Sgt. Archambault recognized that victims will never achieve any sense of justice if they are met with skeptical responses from professionals as well as friends and loved ones. In 2011, she therefore achieved a dream first envisioned while working Child Abuse in 1985: Start by Believing, a public awareness campaign designed to transform the way we respond to victims of sexual violence. With campaigns in hundreds of communities, this vision is becoming a reality as we are closer to becoming a Start by Believing nation, changing the world for victims, one response at a time.

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Paul Baeten





Workshop Session: F15-c

Bio to come.

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Kristy Beachy-Quick, MPP

Research Associate
College of Health and Human Sciences
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO

Workshop Session: H7-a

Kristy Beachy-Quick is a senior level Research Associate with the Social Work Research Center. She holds a Master’s Degree in Public Policy (MPP) from the University of Chicago where she was an Irving B. Harris Fellow. She has 10 years of experience managing evaluation and applied research studies at the Social Work Research Center, the Erikson Institute in Chicago, and Omni Institute in Denver. Her work includes the evaluation of a statewide in-home parent education program for the Colorado Department of Human Services; a study of infant and toddler assessment in Head Start classrooms in Chicago; designing/implementing an evaluation training series for Boulder County nonprofits; heading a statewide evaluation capacity building project for Colorado Family Resource Centers.

Kristy volunteers on the United Way of Larimer County’s Community Impact Committee and is an active board member for the Family Center/La Familia in Fort Collins.

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Richard Bennett, BSBA

San Diego Police Department (Retired)
Escondido, CA

Workshop Session: I6 Investigators Forum

Richard Bennett retired from San Diego Police after 40 years of service. Beginning as a Police Cadet, he worked many varied assignments during his tenure. He worked in Patrol Division during the turbulent 60’s, Traffic Division (including Motorcycle Officer), Juvenile Investigations, Patrol Sergeant, S.W.A.T. Sergeant, Field Training Sergeant, Police Academy Coordinator, Reserve Unit Administrator, Detective Sergeant, Patrol Lieutenant, Traffic Lieutenant and Executive Lieutenant.

As a Detective Lieutenant, Richard managed investigative units in Domestic Violence, Child Abuse, Sex Crimes, Juvenile Services, D.A.R.E. Program, Financial Crimes, Metro Arson Strike Team, Narcotic Street Teams, J.U.D.G.E. (Gangs and Parole Violators County-wide), and Drug Court.

Richard has an AS in Criminal Justice and a BSBA in Business Administration. He has been a Police Academy Instructor since 1977, where he still teaches Investigative Report Writing. He enjoys recreational writing, often documenting his long motorcycle trips. He is a Commissioner in the San Diego Police Historical Association.

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Lucy Berliner, MSW

Clinical Associate Professor, Director
Harborview Center for Sexual Assault/Traumatic Stress
Seattle, WA

Workshop Sessions: B12, C3

Lucy Berliner, MSW, is Director, Harborview Center for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress and Clinical Associate Professor, University of Washington School of Social Work and Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Her activities include clinical practice with child and adult victims of trauma and crime; research on the impact of trauma and the effectiveness of clinical and societal interventions; and participation in local and national social policy initiatives to promote the interests of trauma and crime victims.

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Russ Bermejo, MSW

Senior Program Associate
Children and Family Futures
Lake Forest, CA

Workshop Sessions: M10

Bio to come.

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David Betz, MA

Coordinator
National Children's Alliance
Cedar Falls, IA

Workshop Session: C4

David A. Betz, Lieutenant (Retired), is a twenty-five year veteran of the Harford County, MD Sheriff’s Office and is the former director for the Harford County Child Advocacy Center. He is currently employed with the National Children’s Alliance as the Coordinator for Strategic Partnerships. 

He was recently employed with Deere and Company as the Manger for Security in Black Hawk County, Iowa. He has additionally served in many capacities during his career to include the investigation of child abuse cases from 1998; Public Information Officer/Spokesperson; member of the Special Response Team, assignments within the Patrol Division and instructor for workplace violence prevention. He also has served as a member of the NCA Board of Directors, an advisory board member of the Child Protection Center in Cedar Falls, IA, the Maryland Children’s Alliance, and the board of the Iowa Chapter of Child Protection Centers.

David has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Liberty University and a Master’s Degree in Management from Johns Hopkins University.

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Gary Bevel, Esq.

Children's Ombudsperson
Partnership for Child Health
Jacksonville, FL

Workshop Sessions: C6, N17-d

Garry I. Bevel, Esq., is Jacksonville's Children's Ombudsperson. His role is to promote the best interests, non-discrimination, right to thrive, be heard, and participate for all Jacksonville's children and youth.

Garry is the former Director of the American Bar Association's (ABA) Commission on Youth at Risk, Assistant Director of the ABA Center on Children and the Law's Opening Doors for LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care project, and Deputy Diversity Officer for the ABA's D.C. office. Prior to his time at the ABA, he was a litigation attorney for the Florida Guardian ad Litem program and Miami-Dade prosecutor.

In the community, Garry is the president of the board of PFLAG of Jacksonville; a volunteer Guardian ad Litem; an advisory council member and trainer for the Human Rights Campaign's (HRC) All Children - All Families Initiative; a volunteer member of the ABA Commission on Youth at Risk; and an LGBT Elders Competency trainer for ElderSource Institute. He is also an adjunct professor at Florida Coastal School of Law. Garry graduated with a B.A. in English Literature from Florida State University in 2001 and J.D. from UNC Chapel Hill School of Law in 2005. He was named one of the Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40 by the National LGBT Bar Association.

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Virginia Bial, LCSW

Program Manager
KidSTART Clinic
Chadwick Center, Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego
San Diego, CA

Workshop Session: I4 Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health

Virginia “Ginger” Bial, LCSW received her Master’s degree from San Diego State University in 1997. Upon graduation, she provided therapeutic services in a level 12 residential program for children ages 5-12. Her eventual role as Clinical Director of the program gave her the opportunity to directly witness the impact of trauma on development across a significant number of children. She then transitioned to Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego in 2005 where she provided and supervised behavioral health school-based services. This increased her awareness of the importance of a multi-systemic approach to treatment. All of these opportunities assisted her to understand the importance of early intervention.

In 2010, she became Program Manager of Chadwick Center’s KidSTART Clinic, an assessment and treatment program for young children with complex needs. Ginger holds almost 20 years of experience in the mental health field, with 7 of those years specifically in early childhood mental health. She witnesses daily the power of early intervention in changing the developmental trajectory of a child.

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Thomas F. Biesty, JD

Cook County State's Attorney
Cook County State's Attorney's Office
Chicago, IL

Workshop Session: Institute B

An accomplished and well-respected attorney in the Cook County State's Attorney's Office with a 24 year record of prosecutorial excellence. Extensive trial experience across a wide spectrum of cases including many first-time prosecutions for the State of Illinois.: Cold Case Homicides, Human Trafficking and Child Homicides.

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Julia Blomberg




Workshop Session: H7-a

Bio to come.

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Silje Braastad, BSW

Counselor
The Center for Survivors of Sexual Abuse (SMISO Hordaland)
Bergen, Norway

Workshop Session: K15-b

Ms. Braastad is from the beautiful town of Bergen on the west coast of Norway. She is married and the mother of two year old twins. Due to her father's work she has been fortunate to grow up living in different parts of the world, including Africa, Asia, and central Europe. She has a degree in social work from Bergen University College, and attended a two year course in Health Promotion at the University of Bergen. 

For the past seven years she has worked as a social worker and counselor at the Center for Survivors of Sexual Abuse, an organization that provides supportive counseling to survivors of incest and sexual abuse. Within its field, SMISO is also one of the leading agencies in Norway in conducting preventative work amongst school aged children.  Her main tasks has been to conduct one-on-one counseling sessions with victims of sexual abuse, lead support groups, supervise communal activities, and hold lectures on themes related to sexual abuse and health promotion.

Since 2010, she has been a part of a project funded by the Municipality of Bergen, aiming to disclose and prevent sexual abuse among elementary school children. Ms. Braastad respnsibilities include implementing and teaching the program in schools, conducting follow-ups of children who have experienced sexual abuse or other forms of abuse and/or neglect, and promoting the teaching program to other agencies and institutions in our field.

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Ingfrid Vaksdal Brattabø, MSc, PhD Candidate

Oral Health Centre of Expertice, Westen Norway, Hordaland
Department of Health Promotion and Development
Faculty of Psychology, University of Bergen, Norway
Bergen, Norway

Workshop Session: F15-f

Ingfrid Vaksdal Brattabø, is a Ph.D. candidate at the Oral Health Centre of Expertise in Western Norway, Hordaland, Norway and Department of Health Promotion and Development, University of Bergen, Norway. Her research is in the field of public health, health promotion and child welfare in addition to behavior and decision research, as it relates to children at risk, dental health personnel and child welfare.

Ingfrid Vaksdal Brattabø has her educational background as dental hygienist and a MSc in biology from the University of Bergen, Norway. She has been working with health promotion, preventive dentistry, interdisciplinary collaboration, children at risk and child welfare related issues in the Public dental health service in Norway since 2008.

Working in the Public dental health services, Brattabø and her colleges experienced a lack of knowledge related to the different aspects of dental personnel's legal obligation to report suspicion of child maltreatment and a need for more knowledge in order to enhance the cooperation between the child welfare services and the public dental health service. Due to this, Ingfrid Vaksdal Brattabø and the Oral Health Centre of Expertise in Western Norway, Hordaland, initiated a research study in cooperation with the Department of Health Promotion and Development, University of
Bergen, Norway.

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Valerie Brew, MA

Child Well Being Department Director
South Bay Community Services
Chula Vista, CA

Workshop Session: L8-b

Valerie Brew, Child Well Being Department Director, has worked in the field of child maltreatment for more than 25 years. Ms. Brew’s experience is very diverse and includes direct service, group home administration and social work, training, research, program management, as well as being a foster youth mentor for the County of San Diego. Ms. Brew has her M.A. in Psychology, is a published author in the field, and has presented research findings regarding child abuse and neglect at several national conferences. Ms. Brew has been with South Bay Community Services since 2004, initially as the Liaison of the Community Services for Families program, then as the Director of the Community Services for Families program. As a Department Director, she currently manages the operations of 8 programs with an annual department budget of $8 million.

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Corey Brodsky, MA

Program Manager
Midwest Regional CAC
Edina, MN

Workshop Session: B3

Bio to come.

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Amy Brown, MSOD

Director of Victim Services
Dane County District Attorney's Office
Madison, WI

Workshop Session: N17-j

Amy Brown, MSOD is the director of victim services in the Dane County District Attorney's Office in Madison, Wisconsin. Prior to this appointment, Ms. Brown worked as a child advocate in the criminal system for over 20 years. She has worked with multidisciplinary teams investigating and prosecuting child abuse cases to include child homicides, sexual assaults, physical and neglectful abuse. Ms. Brown has initiated and chaired several county and statewide task force meetings addressing systemic child abuse responses and change initiatives.

Recently, Ms. Brown has developed a new child abuse initiative addressing the negative outcomes associated with corporal punishment. As part of this initiative, Ms. Brown has lead professional training programs, community education and outreach efforts to include the development of the first government sector No Hit Zone and a public service announcement. Additionally, Ms. Brown assisted with the development of a grass roots diversion program designed to address the problems associated with criminal justice racial disparities and the use of corporal punishment.

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Richard Brown, MS

Technology Advancement Officer
International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children
Alexandria, VA

Workshop Session: J14

Richard W. Brown is the Project Coordinator for an international image video hash sharing initiative called "Project VIC" The project started as a grass roots law enforcement. Industry and nonprofit collaboration in 2012 and has grown to serve over 500 user / agencies worldwide.  Project VIC manages over 8 million image and videos of child sexual exploitation. Over 2 million of the image hashes and their attached metadata are catalogued and distributed to law enforcement partners through encrypted cloud technologies. Project VIC incorporates the latest technologies to run against the image video libraries to maximize image and video matching and prides itself in using Open Standards supported by standards bodies' instead of proprietary technology. Project VIC has allowed investigators to swiftly process hundreds of images and video from seized hard drives on criminal cases and set aside the catalogued images so they can concentrate on new images never seen before in order to identify and rescue these new potential victims.

Richard Brown is from New Jersey (USA) currently he is the Technology Advancement Officer for the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children, Alexandria, Virginia. He is a retired Bureau Chief for the New Jersey State Police. He has held positions in the High Technology Crimes Unit, Electronic Surveillance Unit, Training Bureau, and Internal Affairs. Most of his 25 years of law enforcement have been in the capacity of serving technology focused investigations or support of such investigations. Rich has a Graduate Degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University with a concentration in Computer Forensics and Network Security.
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Philip L. Browning, MBA, MSW

Director
Department of Children and Family Services—Los Angeles County
Los Angeles, CA

Workshop Session: R18-b

Bio to come.

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Maaike Brunekreef, BSW

Social Worker
Isala Hospital
Deventer, Netherlands

Workshop Session: Tuesday Plenary

Maaike Brunekreef, Bachelor of Social Work, has over 15 years’ experience as a social worker, trainer and consultant in health care. She establishes the connection between people and politics in a creative way on these important topics in a major Dutch hospital. Maaike is always looking for improvement, development, and cooperation with professionals across all the different specialties in healthcare. Her mission is to inspire and move professionals in dealing with child abuse or domestic violence.

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Lonneke Buijteweg, MD

Emergency Physician
University Medical Center Utrecht
Utrecht, Netherlands

Workshop Session: Tuesday Plenary

Bio to come.

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Andrew Campbell, BS

Statewide Education Program Coordinator
Research Specialist
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN

Workshop Session: I4 Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Forum, J8, L8a

Andrew Campbell is a research specialist and statewide education program coordinator for the Indiana University School of Medicine at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, Indiana. His research interests include emotional maltreatment and domestic violence. Andrew also coordinates efforts to provide education concerning identifying and reporting child maltreatment for law enforcement officers, medical providers, social service providers, and child protective services staff across the state of Indiana.

In addition to his work for the Indiana University Child Protection Program, he serves as a member of the Marion County Child Fatality Review Team and Youth Water Safety and Drowning Prevention Committee. Andrew is currently in the process of developing a standardized, multi-disciplinary approach for responding to domestic violence scenes involving children.

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Terry Carrilio, PhD, LCSW

Mental Health Clinician
Imperial Beach Community Clinic
San Diego, CA

Workshop Session: D13

Terry Eisenberg Carrilio, Ph.D., L.C.S.W has had a career spanning over 35 years working with various populations, and most recently with vulnerable families and communities. She has experience in direct clinical practice, supervision, teaching, and policy analysis as well as in prevention program development, implementation, and evaluation.

Dr. Carrilio received her Doctorate and Master of Social Science from the Bryn Mawr College School of Social Work and Social Research. She holds an M.ED. Degree in Counseling from Antioch-Putney University and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

Dr. Carrilio served as the Director of Family support and Prevention Programs at Children's Hospital-San Diego and was the Co-Principal Investigator for the Healthy Families San Diego Clinical Trial and the Principal Investigator for the California Safe and Healthy Families and Answers Benefiting Children multisite Statewide Dissemination and Technical Assistance Projects.

Dr. Carrilio authored a book, Home Visiting Strategies: A Case Management Approach, and has written over 26 scholarly articles, books, and book chapters on clinical intervention and prevention with overburdened individuals, families, and communities. Dr. Carrilio has been on the faculty at 4 Schools of Social Work, including San Diego State University. She is a former senior analyst at the National Counterterrorism Center working on Countering Violent Extremism policy and programs. She currently works as a mental health clinician in a Federally Qualified Health Center that provides integrated health/mental health services to vulnerable populations in the US-Mexico border region. She is particularly interested in the long term effects of trauma and community based strategies for reducing adverse outcomes.

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Ellen Case, LICSW

Program Coordinator
Child and Family Advocacy Program
Mayo Clinic Children’s Center

Workshop Session: William N. Friedrich Memorial Luncheon

Bio to come.

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Linda Chamberlain, PhD, MPH

Scientist, Author, Professor, Dog Musher, Founder
Alaska Family Violence Prevention Project
Homer, AK

Workshop Sessions: M3, O18-c

Scientist, author, professor, dog musher, and founder of the Alaska Family Violence Prevention Project, Dr. Linda Chamberlain is an internationally recognized keynote speaker and advocate for understanding the effects of domestic violence and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) on brain development and health. She is known for her abilities to translate science into practical strategies for diverse audiences and convey a message of hope and opportunity.

Dr. Chamberlain earned public health degrees from Yale School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins University and teaches at the University of Alaska. Her current work focuses on creating tools that highlight trauma-informed practices for parents, service providers and organizations that work with children and families and communities. Recognition for her work include a National Kellogg Leadership Fellowship, an Alaska Women of Achievement Award, serving as the inaugural Scattergood Foundation Scholar and the Fulbright Arctic Initiative.

Pursuing certification in several practices that use breath work, movement, and mindfulness, you can expect routine brain breaks to learn how these practices are being used to reduce stress and promote wellness. She lives on a rural homestead outside of Homer, Alaska with her husband and sled dog team.

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Holly Chandler




Workshop Session: D4

Bio to come.

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Shin-Mee Chang, JD

Deputy District Attorney
San Mateo District Attorney's Office
Redwood City, CA

Workshop Sessions: H4

Shin-Mee Chang, JD, graduated from University of North Carolina School of Law. Has been with the San Mateo County DA's Office since 2001. Currently assigned as the Deputy In Charge of the Southern Municipal Branch. Prosecuted Sexual Assault cases from 2010 to 2013.

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Sook Yee Chang-Lam

Senior Social Work Officer
Family and Child Welfare Branch
Social Welfare Department
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Tin Shui Wai, Hong Kong

Workshop Sessions: A15-b, F15-b

Sook-yee is specialised in family and child protective services. She started her child protection work in 1991. Since 1995 when the ordinances in Hong Kong were amended that video-recorded interviews (VRI) with vulnerable witness were admissible to court to replace the evidence-in-chief, she has been working closely with police officers and clinical psychologists to conduct joint investigation on child abuse reports and VRI with child witnesses.

In 2001, she was accredited by Graduate College of Social Work of University of Houston, U.S.A. to be a certified trainer on Child Protection Special Investigation (CPSI). From then on, she coordinated the CPSI Training Team to train police officers, government social workers and clinical psychologists on joint investigation and VRI. In 2012, she coordinated a joint-departmental review on the VRI training system, which was subsequently revamped in 2015 and re-named as Video-recorded Interview for Child and Mentally Incapacitated Witnesses (VCM) Training System. She was also appointed by SWD to be one of the tutors/assessors to train a group of new VCM Trainers in 2016.

Besides VCM Training, Sook-yee provides clinical support and consultation to frontline professionals in handling child abuse and domestic violence cases. She assists in the service development of child protection and handling of domestic violence cases. Apart from conducting training to related disciplines in Hong Kong, she has also given training to related disciplines in Mainland China upon invitation.

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Edward Chase, JD

Senior Attorney Child Abuse Prosecution Project
Association of Prosecuting Attorneys
Washington, DC

Workshop Sessions: G6, I1

Eddie Chase, JD, currently serves as a Senior Attorney with the Association of Prosecuting Attorney’s Child Abuse Prosecution Project. Previously, he was a Chief Senior Assistant District Attorney with the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office in Atlanta, GA. He served as a supervisor in the Crimes Against Women and Children unit, prosecuting sexual offenses against adults and children, as well as child abuse cases. He is a member of the Georgia Statewide Sexual Assault Response Team Expert Committee, formulating best practices for multidisciplinary teams across the state when responding to cases of sexual assault. He is also a member of the Advisory Committee for the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys Child Abuse Prosecution Project. He has presented at national conferences on issues relating to the prosecution of child abuse cases. He received his law degree from Hofstra University, with a Criminal Law and Procedure concentration, and his undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University.

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Nancy Ching Yee Chow

Social Work Officer
Family and Child Protective Services Unit
Social Welfare Department
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Tin Shui Wai, Hong Kong

Workshop Sessions: A15-b, F15-b

Nancy joined Social Welfare Department in 1995 and started her child protection work in 2007. Nancy is a frontline professional social worker specialized in handling child abuse cases. Besides clinical work, Nancy provides training on child protection as well.

She was trained by Dr. Monit Cheung of the University of Houston as a Certified Trainer in Child Protection Special Investigation (CPSI) and had been an accredited CPSI Trainer in 2010. Since then, Nancy has worked closely with the counterparts from the Hong Kong Police Force in delivering joint departmental training on child abuse investigation to police officers, social workers and clinical psychologists. The CPSI program was renamed as Video-Recorded Interview for Child and Mentally Incapacitated Witnesses (VCM) training program in 2015. Nancy was appointed by SWD to teach the program continuously.

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Un-Sun Chung, MD, PhD

Associate Professor
Kyungpook National University Hospital
Department of Psychiatry
Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Daegu, South Korea

Workshop Session: Institute D

Dr. Un-Sun Chung is an Endowed Assistant Professor in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in Kyungpook National University Hospital (KNUH), Daegu, Korea. She had been graduated Summa Cum Laude from School of Medicine, Kyungpook National University in 1999 and received doctor degree in 2007 at the same school. Finishing residency in psychiatry at KNUH in 2004, she had training in child and adolescent psychiatry in Seoul National University Hospital.

She has been involved in the field of child trauma and abuse since 2006 when she was working as a consultant psychiatrist and director in Deagu Sunflower Center for supporting sexually abused children and mentally disabled people funded by the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family.

She became the director of School Mental Health Research and resources Center (SMHRC), which aims to foster trauma-informed schools by research, education and networking, in 2014. She worked as responsible psychiatric professional by the government after several big disasters in school. She has published over 60 papers and cooperates with several department of government on making new policy for child welfare.

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Elizabeth Ciesar, MSW, LISW-CP

Clinical Director
Dee Norton Low Country Children's Center
Charleston, SC

Workshop Session: B3

Elizabeth R. Ciesar, MSW, LISW-CP, is the Director of Clinical and Forensic Services at the Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center (DNLCC) in Charleston, South Carolina. Mrs. Ciesar holds a masters degree in social work from the University of South Carolina. She is a Licensed Independent Social Worker and Supervisor of Clinical Practice. In her current position, Mrs. Ciesar serves as the chief clinician responsible for the overall operation of the clinical and forensic service team at DNLCC (including planning, directing, creating and evaluating optimal clinical and forensic services).

Prior to this position, Mrs. Ciesar served as the Director of Grants and Programs at DNLCC. In that role she successfully managed the development and implementation of grant funded programs and services designed to promote the use of best practices and evidence-supported interventions by professionals who respond to child abuse victims and their families.

She has been active in several child maltreatment grants, including serving as Co-Principal Investigator of a U. S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency and Prevention (OJJDP) project aimed at increasing access to evidence-based treatments for youth with problematic sexual behavior, their child victims and families.

During her previous employment with the SC Department of Mental Health, Mrs. Ciesar served as a forensic interviewer and therapist co-located at DNLCC. Ms. Ciesar has provided expert testimony on the dynamics of abuse and child maltreatment, and trained professionals in this area at the local, state and national levels. Ms. Ciesar is a former board member of the Charleston County First Steps, and she has served as a faculty member of Project BEST (Bringing Evidence Supported Treatments to children in South Carolina).

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Judith Cohen, MD

Professor and Medical Director
Allegheny General Hospital
Pittsburgh, PA

Workshop Sessions: C7-b, G3, H3

Judith A. Cohen is a Board Certified Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, Medical Director of the Center for Traumatic Stress in Children & Adolescents at Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) in Pittsburgh, PA, and Professor of Psychiatry at Drexel University College of Medicine.

With Anthony Mannarino, PhD and Esther Deblinger, PhD, she developed and tested Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), an evidence-based treatment for traumatized children and their caregivers. Together they wrote Treating Trauma and Traumatic Grief in Children and Adolescents and edited Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Children and Adolescents: Treatment Applications, published by Guilford Press.

Dr. Cohen has received more than a dozen federal grants related to child trauma from the National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute of Child Health & Human Development, the Department of Justice and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. She served on the Board of Directors of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children and received its Outstanding Professional Award in 2000.

She is a past member of the Board of Directors of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Associate Editor of its Journal of Traumatic Stress, and co-editor of its published guidelines for treating PTSD. Dr. Cohen is Co-Chair of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) Child Maltreatment and Violence Committee, first author of its PTSD practice parameters,  a member of its Journal's Editorial Board, and recipient of its 2004 Rieger Award for Scientific Achievement. 

Dr. Cohen is on the Advisory Boards to Sesame Street and the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (www.taps.org) to support military children who have experienced traumatic grief.

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Catherine Connell, MSW

Child/Adolescent Forensic Interviewer
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Clinton Township, MI

Workshop Sessions: E4, J4

Catherine S. Connell is a state licensed Clinical Social Worker. Ms Connell is currently employed with the FBI as a Child/Adolescent Forensic Interviewer with the Office of Victim Assistance. She provides interviews, consultation and training for FBI Agents, Assistant United States Attorney's, and other federal, state and international law enforcement. Ms Connell has been qualified as an expert witness on multiple subjects in civil and criminal cases, in Federal and local jurisdictions. Ms Connell has coauthored and published "Interviewing Compliant Adolescent Victims" and "A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words: Incorporating Child Pornography Images in the Forensic Interview".

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Lisa Conradi, PsyD

Director of Clinical Operations
Chadwick Center for Children and Families
Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego
San Diego, CA

Workshop Session: I2 Child Welfare/Advocates Forum

Lisa Conradi, PsyD is the Director of Clinical Operations at the Chadwick Center for Children and Families at Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego, a program that is specifically designed to address the needs of children who have experienced trauma. 

She has authored and co-authored a variety of publications on trauma screening and assessment practices, creating trauma-informed systems and presented nationally on innovative practices designed to improve the service delivery system for children who have experienced trauma. 

She served as the Program Manager for the Breakthrough Series Collaborative on “Using Trauma-Informed Child Welfare Practice to Improve Placement Stability” under sub-contract with the National Center for Child Traumatic Stress at UCLA.  Dr. Conradi received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of California, Davis and her graduate degree in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in San Diego, California.

She is on the editorial boards for the Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma, Journal of Family Violence, and the Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma, and served as an editor for the recently published book, Female Offenders of Intimate Partner Violence.

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Jon Conte, PhD, MSW

Professor
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Workshop Sessions: B12, C12, D12, E12

Jon R. Conte is a teacher and scholar whose area of expertise centers on mental health issues related to child abuse and trauma. He holds a bachelor of arts in sociology-anthropology from Whittier College as well as a master and a doctorate in social work, both from the University of Washington.

Conte has been with the School of Social Work since 1990. In the 1980s, he was an associate professor at the School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago, and before then, an assistant professor at the Jane Addams College of Social Work, University of Illinois. He was also director of program evaluation and research at Seattle Children’s Home, has taught at several area community colleges, and served as a visiting assistant professor at the University of Montana.

He maintains a private practice on Mercer Island, specializing in forensic mental health issues surrounding child abuse and the effect of trauma work on health care professionals. A founding president of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, Conte was honored by the association in 2012 with the designation of professor emeritus for life. In 2009, he received the society’s Ron C. Laney Award for Distinguished Service. He is a lifetime member of the APSAC Board where he serves as a senior advisor.

Conte is the editor of the Journal of Interpersonal Violence and Trauma, Violence and Abuse: A Review Journal, and is the consulting editor for the Journal of Forensic Social Work. He has written scores of articles, chapters and monographs, and has edited several books including his most recent publication, Child Abuse and Neglect Worldwide, a three-volume set published in 2014 by Praeger, which examines classic, current and emerging research on child neglect and abuse in countries around the world. He has presented papers at numerous conferences and meetings throughout the United States as well as in Australia, China, Singapore, France, Ireland and the Netherland.

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David Corwin, MD

Professor of Pediatrics
University of Utah School of Medicine
Salt Lake City, UT

Workshop Session: Institute D, D12

Dr. Corwin is a Professor and Director of the University of Utah’s Pediatric Forensic Services. He is board certified in Psychiatry, Child Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry. He has lectured and consulted throughout North America, Europe and Asia. 

He is a co-founder of five professional societies addressing child maltreatment and other types of interpersonal violence including the California and American Professional Societies on the Abuse of Children (CAPSAC and APSAC), the Helfer Society, The Academy on Violence and Abuse (AVA) and the National Health Collaborative on the Violence and Abuse (NHCVA).

He produced AVA’s ACE Study DVD (2012) and leads the ongoing development of AVA/NHCVA’s “ACEs: Informing Best Practice” online collaborative living learning document (2015). Dr. Corwin became AVA’s Board Chair in November 2015. He is a founding member of Utah’s Trauma-Resilience Collaborative that began 2014 and joined the Steering Committee of Utah’s Coalition for Protecting Childhood in March of 2016.

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Lisa Creamer, BSN, RN

Manager
Child Protection Program
Texas Children’s Hospital
Houston , Texas

Workshop Session: H2

Lisa Creamer has been a nurse at Texas Children’s for over 25 years. She is currently working with the Child Protection Program as the nurse manager, working with patients who are suspected victims of physical or sexual abuse or neglect. She is a member of the Harris County Child Protection Program. She oversees the operations of the Children’s Assessment Center Medical Clinic, a clinic devoted solely to children who are victims of sexual abuse. Lisa has a BSN from Texas Women’s University.

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Kristin Crichton




Workshop Session: Institute G

Bio to come.

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Alfons Crijnen, MD, PhD

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Forensic Services
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Workshop Sessions: A15-c, K15-d, P15-e

Dr. Alfons Crijnen is a child and adolescent psychiatrist working in the fields of child and adolescent trauma, delinquent behaviour, and education, as well of mental health in immigrant populations.

He introduced the Good Behavior Game to the Netherlands to prevent the development of aggressive behaviour in elementary-school children. He was the first who was allowed to adjust and implement the Nurse Family Partnership intervention for use outside the United States; in his trial with 460 teenage pregnant women he showed that CPS-reports were reduced by almost halve when women were introduced to NFP-intervention.

He also developed preventive courses on child-rearing for parents and was involved in the implementation of Positive Behavior in School-intervention in Dutch elementary and secondary schools. All these interventions are now used in thousands of schools and large cities in the Netherlands. He always accompanied adjustment and implementation of these interventions with randomized controlled trials to examine their effectiveness in reducing problem behaviour and risk factors, like aggressive behaviour and substance use, which would compromise the development of children and adolescents.

Dr. Crijnen was principal investigator of two large epidemiological studies examining and comparing levels of psychopathology and risk-factors in Turkish and Moroccan immigrant-children, adolescents and their families living in the Netherlands. He introduced the omni-cultural mean of problem behaviour when he compared levels of parent-reported problem behaviour of children and adolescents in epidemiological samples of children living in 12 different countries. The models of medical interviewing skills, which he developed while he was a general practitioner in the eighties, are still widely used in medical education and the training of residents in general practice.

Dr. Crijnen is married, his wife is an artist, he has two grown-up sons.

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Jennifer Davis, MD

Pediatric Physician
Chadwick Center for Children and Families
Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego
San Diego, CA

Medical Director of Chadwick Center for Children and Families
Child Abuse Pediatrician, Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego—A Medical Foundation
Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, University of California, San Diego

Workshop Session: M2

Jennifer Davis, originally from Atlanta, GA, attended medical school at Medical College of Georgia, receiving her MD in 2003. She completed her residency in Pediatrics at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital in 2006. Dr. Davis completed one year of fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine also at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, but changed her focus to Child Maltreatment.

She moved to San Diego in 2007 to begin a fellowship in Child Abuse at the Chadwick Center at Rady Children’s Hospital. Dr. Davis completed fellowship in 2009 and is boarded in Child Abuse Pediatrics. She currently works as a hospitalist and child abuse pediatrician at Rady Children’s Hospital. She also sees referred patients in the Failure to Thrive clinic at Rady, a multidisciplinary clinic for infants and toddlers with poor weight gain.

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Honorable Matthew D'Emic, Esq.

State Supreme Court Judge
New York State Supreme Court
Brooklyn, NY

Workshop Session: B13

Judge Matthew D’Emic was appointed to the bench in 1996. In 2014 he was appointed Administrative Judge for Criminal Matters in Kings County Supreme Court. In addition to his administrative duties, Judge D’Emic presides over the Brooklyn Domestic Violence Court, Brooklyn Mental Health Court and hears all competency matters in Kings County.

Judge D’Emic is a member of the New York State Judicial Committee on Women in the Courts and the New York State Judicial Committee on Elder Justice. He is a past chair of the Brooklyn Supreme Court Gender Fairness Committee and a past chair of the Alternatives to Incarceration and Diversion Committee of the American Bar Association. Judge D’Emic served on the Steering Committee of Mayor Bloomberg’s Citywide Justice and Mental Health Initiative and Mayor DeBlasio’s Behavioral Health and Criminal Justice Task Force. He is a commissioner of the New York City Commission on New York City Criminal Justice and Incarceration Reform.

Judge D’Emic has been recognized for his work in domestic violence and mental health and frequently lectures on these topics. He is a member of the board of the Guild for Exceptional Children, the Mercy Home for Children and Xaverian High School. He is also an adjunct professor at Brooklyn Law School.

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Ariëlle de Ruijter, MSc

Director
Dutch Knowledge Centre for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Workshop Session: A15-c

Ariëlle de Ruijter MSc is managing director at the Dutch Knowledge Centre for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Scientific researchers, experts, professionals, parents and children all work together at the Dutch Knowledge Centre for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. This network organization strives to achieve a solid scientific foundation for work in the field of child and adolescent mental health. The scientific foundation provides a firm basis for the subtle work that mental health professionals perform each and every day to ensure that parents and children receive the very best care. This national knowledge centre’s network is efficiently supported by internet technology, which guarantees continual improvement and professionalization. All parties voluntarily contribute knowledge, and all child and adolescent mental health professionals can make use of the published knowledge free of charge.

Ariëlle de Ruijter is also a child and adolescent psychologist, child and adolescent psychotherapist and works in a private practice one day a week, and she chairs the Dutch Society for Child- and Adolescent Psychotherapy.

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Hester Marieke Diderich–Lolkes de Beer, PhD

Policy officer
Medical Center Haaglanden, The Hague
Den Haag, Netherlands

Workshop Sessions: H11

Dr. Diderich–Lolkes de Beer has done scientific research on the effectiveness of detecting child maltreatment based on parental characteristics, the so called Child Check.  After the successful outcome of this research, it became law in the Netherlands (2013). She has been responsible for the national dissemination of this approach and leads the diffusion among all Dutch psychiatrists and psychologists. Dr. Diderich–Lolkes de Beer will assist with the first international pilot in Norway and Switzerland

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Matthew Dix, JD

Deputy District Attorney
San Diego County District Attorney's Office
San Diego, CA

Workshop Session: B6

Matthew Dix is a Deputy District Attorney for the County of San Diego in California. He has been a deputy DA for the past nine years. He has experienced a wide array of criminal law practice areas, including child abuse, child molest, domestic violence, sexual assault, gangs, narcotics, juvenile offenders, and auto theft task force. For the past three years, he has been assigned to the family protection division, where he focuses on the prosecution of child molestation and domestic violence.

Dix attended law school at Whitter College in Newport Beach, California. He graduated Magna Cum Laude and gained criminal law experience during several different internships. During his 2nd and 3rd years of law school, Dix worked as a Certified Law Clerk in the Sexual Assault Division of the District Attorney's Office in Orange County, California. In the summer of 2005, Dix was a Certified Law Clerk for the U.S. Attorney's Office Criminal Division in San Francisco, California. In the fall of 2005, Dix was a Judicial Extern for U.S. District Court Judge Dale S. Fischer in Los Angeles, California. In the fall of 2006, Dix worked as a Certified Law Clerk at the District Attorney's Office in Sacramento, California.

Prior to law school, Dix worked as a forensic accountant for Navigant Consulting in Chicago, Illinois. His firm provided expert witness testimony for large civil lawsuits in regards to damage valuation. Dix traveled the country extensively during his four year with this firm. Prior this job, Dix interned in the accounting departments of BP-Amoco in Tulsa, Oklahoma; Abbott Laboratories in Chicago; and People's Energy Corporation in Chicago.

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Jim Drendel, MSW, PhD

Division Manager
Larimer County Department of Human Services
Children, Youth & Family Division
Larimer County, Colorado

Workshop Session: E9

Bio to come.

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Jodi Duttenhefer, LSW, MS

Western Operations Director
PATH ND, Inc.
Mandan, ND

Workshop Session: H9

Jodi Duttenhefer is the Operations Director for Western North Dakota since May of 2015. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work in 1997 from Creighton University and received her Master’s Degree in Human Service in 2006 from Capella University. She has worked in residential treatment, school social work, and administration in both North Dakota and South Dakota. She joined PATH in September of 2011 as a Social Work Supervisor. She then moved to an Area Director in January of 2013.

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Nathalie Elchoueiry





Workshop Session: P15-a

Bio to come.

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Carrie Epstein, LCSW-R

Assistant Clinical Professor
Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, CT

Workshop Session: D8

Carrie Epstein, LCSW-R is Assistant Professor at the Yale Child Study Center at the Yale University School of Medicine where she is Director of Clinical Services and Training at the Childhood Violent Trauma Center. Ms. Epstein has been providing treatment, supervision and consultation on developing new programs for children and families impacted by trauma and traumatic grief for close to 25 years. She is recognized nationally as an expert in training and consulting in the field of child trauma and disaster response.

In her current position at Yale’s Childhood Violent Trauma Center, Ms. Epstein is responsible for developing and overseeing national training initiatives and national learning collaboratives focused on the dissemination of child trauma-focused evidence-based treatment models, and provides training and clinical supervision both locally and nationally on child trauma-focused evidence-based practices. As part of her role at the Yale Child Study Center, recently Ms. Epstein has played a lead role in the response to providing mental health treatment to children and families in the Sandy Hook School and the Newtown, Connecticut community, and is providing training and consultation to mental health providers in Newtown.

Prior to this position, Ms. Epstein was Senior Director of Child Trauma Programs at Safe Horizon in New York City, where she oversaw clinical services for children and families impacted by trauma in the organization’s outpatient programs, domestic violence shelters, and Child Advocacy Centers. As part of her work at Safe Horizon, Ms. Epstein played a lead role in the city-wide, multi-year response to providing mental health treatment and support to children and families impacted by the events of September 11th. Currently, Ms. Epstein continues to act as a consultant to oversee the Safe Horizon’s child trauma programs.

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Debra Esernio-Jenssen, MD

Professor
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

Workshop Sessions: Institute C3, D1, E1

Debra Esernio-Jenssen, M.D. is currently a Professor in Clinical Pediatrics at the University of Florida and has served as the Medical Director of the Child Protection Team since 2010. 

In 2009 she was certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in Child Abuse Pediatrics. From 1998 to April 2010, she was the Director of the Child Protection Center at Schneider Children’s Hospital and the Chair of the Child Protection Consultation Team at Long Island Jewish Hospital in New Hyde Park, New York. 

Dr. Esernio-Jenssen graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in 1982 and completed her pediatric residency at North Shore University in Manhasset, NY where she was selected to be Chief Resident in Pediatrics in 1985. In 2007, she was invited to join the Ray Helfer Society.

She is a member of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children and serves on the Board for the Florida Professional Society on the Abuse of Children. Dr. Esernio-Jenssen has a special interest in prevention. Since her arrival in Gainesville, FL she has produced a domestic violence and an abusive head trauma public service announcement. These announcements have been shown on the “Gator Board” which is seen before every University of Florida home football game and have been distributed throughout the 12 county catchment area her team serves. 

Dr.  Esernio-Jenssen is recognized nationally and internationally for her work in child abuse and child abuse prevention.

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Stephen Estey, JD

Trial Attorney
Estey & Bomberger, LLP
San Diego, CA

Workshop Session: N17-h

Stephen J. Estey is a founding partner of Estey & Bomberger, LLP. He is one of only 10 Board Certified Trial Attorneys in San Diego. He has received the "Trial Attorney of the Year" award two times (2011 and 2013) from the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego for his record setting verdicts and settlements (many of which are in the eight figures). He has also received three Outstanding Trial Lawyer Awards from CASD and was lead counsel in the California Supreme Court Case of Morris v. De La Torre (2005) 36 Cal 4th 260.

Steve is an ABOTA member and has an AV-Rating with Martindale-Hubbell. He has also been named Super Lawyer for the years 2008-2014. In addition, he has been included in The National Trial Lawyer's "Top 100 Trial Lawyers" since 2010 and "The Best Lawyers in America" since 2011. Finally, Stephen was chosen as a finalist for the Consumer Attorneys of California's 2010-2011 Consumer Attorney of the Year Award.

Steve is a member of the American Trial Lawyers Association, the Presidents Club of California Consumer Attorneys, the California Trial Lawyer Association, San Diego Consumer Attorneys, and the American Bar Association. Steve also teaches trial skills to other attorneys at various seminars throughout the United States.

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Thomas J. Fallon, PhD

Assistant Attorney General
Wisconsin Dept. of Justice
Madison, WI

Workshop Sessions: D6, H1, J6, L6, M6

Tom Fallon is an Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Litigation Unit. Currently he is the State's Child Abuse Resource Prosecutor. Prior to returning to the Attorney General's Office Mr. Fallon was a Deputy District Attorney in Dane County District Attorney's Office in Madison Wisconsin. Previously, Mr. Fallon was an Assistant District Attorney in Dane County where he was the prosecution coordinator and interagency liaison for child abuse cases.

Before joining the Wisconsin Department of Justice Mr. Fallon was an Assistant and Deputy (First Assistant) District Attorney in Kenosha County Wisconsin. As the chief felony prosecutor, he supervised other prosecutors and specialized in child abuse and drug prosecutions. As the Deputy District Attorney, he handled the administrative and personnel matters for the office in addition to carrying a felony caseload. Mr. Fallon began his career prosecuting paternity and child support enforcement cases for the Kenosha County Child Support Agency.

Mr. Fallon has presented for the American Prosecutors Research Institute's National Center for the Prosecution of Child Abuse (APRI - NCPCA), the National College of District Attorneys (NCDA), the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) and the Midwest Conference on Child Sexual Abuse and Incest. He has lectured frequently for the Wisconsin Department of Justice and the Wisconsin District Attorney's Association on a variety of topics such as Prosecutorial Ethics, Interrogation Law, Sexually Violent Person Proceedings and Child Abuse.

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Vincent Felitti, MD

Head, Dept of Preventive Medicine
So California Kaiser Permanente Medical Group
La Jolla, CA

Workshop Session: Institute D

Dr. Felitti starts the day with his current views of the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study findings and recent developments. Subsequent presentations and discussions focus on efforts and approaches to incorporate trauma and resiliency awareness into health and other systems. The Health Resilience Stress Questionnaire (HRSQ) being developed by Wiet, is presented along with research on resilience and the pioneering efforts of Gundersen Healthcare System to become one of, if not the first, healthcare system in the USA to integrate this knowledge throughout its entire health system. Trauma-resiliency awareness in primary care in St. Louis, Florida, and Hong Kong are also described. The format provides ample time for discussion between presenters and participants regarding these evolving efforts.

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Mary Beth Vogel Ferguson, MSW, PhD

Research Associate Faculty
Social Research Institute, University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT

Workshop Session: E7-b

Mary Beth Vogel-Ferguson, PhD, CSW received her PhD in Social Work from the University of Utah in 2008. For the past nearly 17 years she has directed multiple studies and program evaluations with state and regional level government agencies and is currently the principal investigator of several studies sponsored by Utah's Department of Workforce Services (DWS). These include evaluations of participants in the work focused cash assistance program, trauma informed case management, the needs of multiple agency involved families, state labor exchange services, and employment for formerly chronically homeless individuals. She has assisted all levels of agency management, from senior leadership to front line workers, in using data for program and policy development. In 2008, Dr. Vogel-Ferguson joined the faculty of the College of Social Work at the University of Utah. She continues to provide workshops for local and national welfare agency administrators, research bodies and social work groups addressing issues related to welfare policy, the impacts of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in the TANF population, the intersection of child welfare and public benefit agencies, employment issues, poverty and serving the diverse welfare population.

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Danielle L. Fettes, PhD

Assistant Project Scientist
University of California, San Diego
San Diego, CA

Workshop Session: L8-b

Danielle L. Fettes, Ph.D. is a sociologist who works as an Assistant Project Scientist within the UCSD School of Medicine and is part of the Child & Adolescent Services Research Center (CASRC). Her academic career is embodied by a commitment to the well-being of children and youth, with a primary research agenda concentrated on at-risk populations, key developmental outcomes, including mental health, educational attainment, and substance use, and the implementation of social services designed to improve child and family outcomes.

Dr. Fettes has over a decade of experience collaborating on NIH, CDC, and ACYF-funded research studies in different capacities. Her most recent work focuses on family violence and the associated trauma for survivors and their children, as well as on issues of engagement in community services. She has coauthored over 25 academic publications, presented at multiple national, regional, and local conferences, and she served as the lead researcher for the Mi Escuelita Preschool Program evaluation.

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David Finkelhor, PhD

Director
Crimes Against Children Research Center
University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH

Workshop Sessions: G7, Q18-a

David Finkelhor is Director of Crimes against Children Research Center, Co-Director of the Family Research Laboratory, Professor of Sociology, and University Professor, at the University of New Hampshire.

His core fields of interest have been the problems of child victimization, child maltreatment and family violence, which he started to study back in 1977. He is perhaps best known for his conceptual and empirical work on the problem of child sexual abuse, reflected in publications such as Sourcebook on Child Sexual Abuse (Sage, 1986) and Nursery Crimes (Sage, 1988). He has done extensive research about child homicide, missing and abducted children, children exposed to domestic and peer abuse.

In recent work, for example, his book, Child Victimization (Oxford University Press, 2008), he has tried to unify and integrate knowledge about all the diverse forms of child victimization in a field he has termed Developmental Victimology. This book received the Daniel Schneider Child Welfare Book of the Year award in 2009.

He is editor and author of 12 books and over 200 journal articles and book chapters. He has received grants from the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect, and the U.S. Department of Justice, and a variety of other sources.

In 1994, he was given the Distinguished Child Abuse Professional Award by the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, in 2004 he was given the Significant Achievement Award from the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, in 2005 he and his colleagues received the Child Maltreatment Article of the Year award, in 2007 he was elected as a Fellow of the American Society of Criminology, and in 2014 he was awarded the National Scientific Impact Award from the Kempe Center for the prevention and treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect.

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Beverly Fortson, PhD

Behavioral Scientist
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, GA

Workshop Session: N17-i

Beverly L. Fortson, PhD, currently works as a behavioral scientist on the Child Maltreatment and Sexual Violence Team in the Research and Evaluation Branch of the Division of Violence Prevention (DVP) in theNational Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Her research interests are in the primary and secondary prevention of child maltreatment, as well as in the utility of interventions for children with trauma exposure and behavior problems. In her current position, she focuses primarily on research examining the effectiveness of interventions in preventing child maltreatment.

She began her career at CDC in 2008 in the Division of Violence Prevention as a behavioral scientist. Prior to joining CDC, she was an assistant professor at the University of South Carolina-Aiken in Aiken, SC where she taught undergraduate and graduate level courses and trained master's level clinical psychologists.

Dr. Fortson received her BS in psychology from the University of Georgia in Athens, GA, and her MA and PhD in Clinical Child Psychology from West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV. She completed a pre doctoral internship at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC, and a postdoctoral fellowship at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC. She has provided clinical services to children and families for over 15 years and is a licensed clinical psychologist.

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Lori Frasier, MD

Professor of Pediatrics
Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital
Hershey, PA

Workshop Sessions: H14, M1

Dr. Frasier is the division chief of Child Abuse Pediatrics at Penn State Hershey Milton S. Hershey Children's Hospital where she is also a Professor of Pediatrics.

She attended University of Utah School of Medicine and completed a Pediatric Residency at Seattle Children's/University of Washington followed by a fellowship in child abuse at the University of Washington.

Dr. Frasier has served on several faculties of Medical Schools. She is on the board of directors of the National Center for Shaken Baby Syndrome/Abusive Head Trauma and has served on many national committees. These include the Section on Child Abuse and Neglect for the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, and more recently the first subboard for Child Abuse Pediatrics of the American Board of Pediatrics.

She has written many papers, chapters and articles on various areas of child abuse and has lectured extensively nationally and internationally on the topic of child maltreatment. Her interests include Telehealth in quality improvement in child abuse particularly sexual abuse medical assessment, Mimics of abuse including Abusive Head Trauma, and legal and policy issues as they related to abused and neglected children.

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Terra Frazier, DO

Assistant Professor
Children's Mercy Hospitals & Clinics
Kansas City, MO

Workshop Session: M14

Dr. Terra Frazier is a Board Certified Child Abuse Pediatrician at Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics in Kansas City, Missouri. She is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at UMKC School of Medicine. Dr. Frazier currently participates in several different counties multi-disciplinary team case reviews in both Kansas and Missouri, is appointed to the Missouri State Child Fatality Review Panel, as well as the Missouri State Task Force on Human Trafficking, and serves at the Director of Outreach and Director of Foster Care Clinic for the Children’s Mercy Hospital Division of Child Abuse and Neglect Pediatrics.

She sees patients in both the inpatient and outpatient setting and is actively involved in research. Her research has included a study on missed opportunities in violent death prevention, participation in a multi-center study involving abusive head trauma, use of high fidelity simulation to analyze provider actions and interpretations when faced with possible abused patients, and development of an app based forensic investigation tool.

Dr. Frazier completed her medical school training at the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She then completed her General Pediatric training at Children’s Mercy Hospital and Clinics in Kansas City. Upon completion of her General Pediatric training she completed a Fellowship in Child Abuse Pediatrics also at Children’s Mercy Hospital and Clinics.

Dr. Frazier is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics as well as a member of the AAP Section on Child Abuse and Neglect.  She is a member of the Ray Helfer Academic Society, the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, and the International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect.
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Colleen Friend, PhD, LCSW

Professor, Director
California State University, Los Angeles
Child Abuse and Family Violence Institute
Los Angeles, CA

Workshop Session: Institute E

Colleen Friend, PhD, LCSW, teaches at CSULA and for the USC School of Social Work. At CSULA, she is the Director of the Child Abuse and Family Violence Institute, where students can obtain a certificate that prepares them for working in child protection, victim services and multidisciplinary teamwork.  She teaches the required coursework on family violence, change and communicating with violent families.  Prior to this, she managed the California Social Work Education Program (CalSWEC) at the UCLA School of Public Affairs for eleven years.  Her background and experience is in multidisciplinary teams and child sexual abuse interviewing. She was the director of both The Los Angeles County Child Crisis Center and Stuart House.  She has been (and continues as) the interviewing trainer for the LA County Department of Children and Family Services' new worker academy for over 15 years. Dr. Friend is on the state wide board of the California Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (CAPSAC) and serves on the editorial review board for a number of professional journals, including The Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma and the Journal of Child Sexual Abuse.  She frequently presents at conferences and continuing education venues.  This year she has become the Chair of the California Social Work Hall of Distinction, and encourages everyone to visit its website:  www.SocialWorkHallOfDistinction.org.

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Malcolm Gaines, PsyD

Senior Clinical Projects Director
San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center
San Francisco, CA

Workshop Session: C9

Malcolm Gaines, Psy.D. is a clinical psychologist and currently serves as the Senior Clinical Projects Director at the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center. He has been with the Center for ten years, and has also served as Clinical Director and Director of Intern Training there.

Together with his colleagues, Dr. Gaines designed Integrated Family Services at the Center in response to the need for an outcomefocused, data-informed, strength-based model of promoting protective factors in individual high-risk families. He is a contributor to "The Case for Prevention: A Two-Generation Approach to Ending Child Abuse," in Two Generations. One Future: An Anthology from the Ascend Fellowship.

His clinical interests include resilience, childhood trauma, adoption, parenting and attachment, and children of divorce. He received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, and he maintains a psychotherapy practice in San Francisco, where he has worked with children and families since 2002.

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Bernard Gerbaka, MD

Councilor
Hotel-Dieu University Hospital
Beirut, Lebanon

Workshop Sessions: Institute F, F15-e, I5 International Guests Forum

Dr. Bernard Gerbaka is a Pediatrician, Chairman of the pediatric department, Director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Pediatric Emergencies, Hotel-Dieu hospital, Beirut, Lebanon. He is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics in St. Joseph University, Beirut.

In 1998, he was elected member of the City Council of Beirut. Since 2003, he is the Lebanese correspondent and co-founder of the Arab professionals' network for the prevention of child abuse and neglect www.apnpvac.org. In 2008, he was re-elected councilor in the Arab network.

With ISPCAN, he participated in the I-CAST field test and implementation; he also contributed to the United Nations Secretary General study on violence [2004-2005] and was member of the member of the recommendations committee in the MENA regional consultation, UNSV [2005] He is also the author of the report on the response of Lebanon to the UNSV-MENA recommendations.

In 2008 he was elected ISPCAN councilor and in September 2014 he became President-Elect for the ISPCAN Executive Council.

Currently, Dr. Bernard Gerbaka is Coordinator of the Lebanese taskforce for the prevention of child abuse and neglect—and violence against children—the Higher Council for Childhood in Lebanon Higher Council for Childhood in Lebanon, an interagency and interministerial coordinating body www.atfalouna.gov.lb, President of the Lebanese Institute for Child Rights, a child rights organization www.childoflebanon.org, President of the Lebanese Union for Child Protection, the child protection services in Lebanon www.upel.org, Vice-President, the University Child and Youth Observatory in Lebanon, OEIL@usj.edu.lb.

In 2008 Dr. Bernard Gerbaka was also elected member of the board in the Lebanese Order of Physicians and President of the scientific committee.

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Naomi B. Gershon, MD

Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Fellow
Brown University
Providence, RI

Workshop Session: J2

Naomi Gershon, M.D. earned her medical degree from New York University School of Medicine and is currently a Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Fellow at Hasbro Children's Hospital/W. Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She works with families who have children with developmental, learning, and behavioral concerns to make appropriate assessments and recommendations for ongoing care. She has a current research interest in measures of psychosocial well-being of children with an autism spectrum disorder.

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Pradeep Gidwani, MD, MPH

Medical Director
American Academy of Pediatrics, California Chapter 3
San Diego, CA

Workshop Session: C8

Pradeep Gidwani, MD, MPH is pediatrician and community health leader focused on creating systematic solutions and changes to improve the lives of children and their families. Currently, he works on team at American Academy of Pediatrics, California Chapter 3, San Diego and Imperial Counties (AAP-CA3) to provide Countywide Coordinationand Support for two major community initiatives funded by First 5 Commission San Diego.

Since January 2006, Healthy Development Services (HDS) provides treatment services for children with mild to moderate developmental and behavioral concerns. Since 2012, First Steps, a home visiting program based on the Health Families America model, serves low income, teen, immigrant/refugee, and military families. AAP-CA3 supported programs reach over 25,000 children annually for the last 10 years.

Additionally, Dr. Gidwani is on numerous community boards and is a Past President of the American Academy of Pediatrics, California Chapter 3, San Diego and Imperial Counties (AAPCA3). Dr. Gidwani completed a Pediatric Health Services Research fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and earned a Master's in Public Health degree at Harvard. Prior to medical school, he worked for the National Commission to Prevent Infant Mortality in Washington, DC and for the Centers for Disease Control. He is a certified Kundalini yoga teacher and teaches meditation.

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Jay N. Giedd

Professor
University of California, San Diego
Department of Psychiatry
La Jolla, CA

Workshop Session: L1

Dr. Giedd completed his undergraduate medical education at the University of North Dakota Medical School in 1986, and entered the Residency Program at the Menninger School of Psychiatry in 1986. He transferred to the Barrow Neurological Institute in 1988, and completed his residency in Psychiatry in 1989. He was a postgraduate fellow in the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Program at Duke University School of Medicine from 1989 to 1991, and then accepted a position as Clinical Staff Fellow at the Child Psychiatry Branch of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). He was promoted to Senior Staff Clinician at the NIMH in 1997, and he was named the Chief of the Brain Imaging Section in 2001; in 2010 he was appointed Adjunct Professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Dr. Giedd is board certified in General Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (1992), with added qualifications in Geriatric Psychiatry (1994), and by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

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Rachel Gilgoff, MD

Pediatrician
Children's Hospital & Research Center at Oakland
Oakland, CA

Workshop Session: Institute E

Dr. Gilgoff is a board certified child abuse pediatrician who has worked at the Center for Child Protection since completing her fellowship training in 2007.
 
She has a special interest in drug endangered children. A drug endangered child is any child who is affected directly or indirectly by their parent’s use of drugs and/or alcohol.  She has served on the board of the California Drug Endangered Children Alliance and part of the Sacramento County Drug Endangered Child Task Force. She is currently an active member of the Alameda County Drug Endangered Children Task Force.  This task force is instrumental in teaching the community about the risks these children face.
 
She also has a special interest in child abuse prevention and helped to update the most recent version of the California Attorney General’s Office Child Abuse Prevention Handbook (2006).

Dr. Gilgoff has given numerous lectures all over California to help teach doctors, nurses, social workers, lawyers, police officers and college students about drug endangered children, child abuse and the prevention of child abuse.

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Kristin Gist, MS

Senior Director
Developmental Services
Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego
San Diego, CA

Workshop Session: I4 Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Forum

Kristin is the Senior Director of Developmental Services (DS) at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego. She has been with Rady Children's for 40 years and most of her work has been with children birth to five years of age and their caregivers.

Kristin’s Division includes diagnostic and treatment programs that support children who have, or are at risk for, developmental delays or disabilities, and/or have early evidence of social-emotional, and/or behavioral problems.

In 1974, Kristin established the Developmental Evaluation Clinic (DEC), a neuro-developmental clinic specifically for premature and sick infants graduating from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Rady

Children’s Hospital. The program grew to support all children birth to 5 at risk, and was the foundation for creation of the Developmental Screening and Enhancement Program (DSEP, 1997) for children in foster care, and the Autism Discovery Institute that includes a full inclusion preschool starting at 18 months of age (1998). The rehabilitation departments of OT, PT, Speech, and Audiology merged with Kristin’s early childhood programs in 1998 and formed the current Division, which has 14 departments and 320 employees, providing over 100,000 developmental, rehabilitative, and early childhood mental health visits per year. In 2001, partnering with a developmental behavioral pediatrician, Kristin developed First 5-funded Children’s Care Connection (C3), and eventually became regional lead for two regions under First 5’s Healthy Development Services initiative. These programs provide screening, assessment, and treatment for children birth to 5 with mild to moderate developmental delays and the full continuum of social emotional challenges. Most recently, in 2010, the needs of complex children identified through DSEP and the County Performance Improvement Project resulted in the creation of “KidSTART”, a trans-disciplinary program for complex children birth to 5.

Kristin’s formal education includes a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from San Diego State University. Kristin and her husband Gary have two children and two grandchildren.

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Agatha Glowacki, PhD

Policy Staffer
National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC)
Mclean, VA

Workshop Session: D13

Dr. Agatha Glowacki has worked for various U.S. Government agencies for more than a decade on issues pertaining to terrorist threats and propaganda, radicalization and recruitment, and programs to prevent and counter violent extremism (CVE). She currently serves as a senior CVE officer at the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) supporting U.S. efforts to prevent and counter violent extremism. In this role, she coordinates and integrates domestic CVE efforts with DHS, DOJ, and FBI as well as other departments and agencies to implement the White House Domestic CVE strategy.

Prior to this role, Dr. Glowacki served as a CVE, Radicalization, and Counterterrorism Analyst for NCTC analyzing worldwide trends, threats, and opportunities. From 2013-2014, she worked for the Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications (CSCC) at the U.S. Department of State on their efforts to counter violent extremist propaganda online.

Dr. Glowacki received her Ph.D. from George Mason University's School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, focusing on narrative processes in conflict dynamics and narrative approaches to conflict resolution. Her dissertation, "From Narratives of Violence to Narratives of Peace" explored the narrative processes of violent extremist disengagement. Agatha earned her Master's degree in European Studies from Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, where she was also a U.S. Fulbright Scholar. She received her BA in Government from Harvard.

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Jane Halladay Goldman, PhD

Director of Service Systems Program
UCLA-Duke National Center for Child Traumatic Stress
Los Angeles, CA

Workshop Session: M7-b

Jane Halladay Goldman is the Director of the Service Systems program at the National Center for Child Traumatic Stress (NCCTS), the coordinating site of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN). In this role she is responsible for supporting diverse national, cross-disciplinary, and collaborative efforts to make child- and family- service systems more trauma informed.  She works with researchers, frontline practitioners, family members and young adults, child trauma experts, and partners from juvenile justice, child welfare, education, healthcare, and mental health systems to identify gaps, establish priorities, and implement Network initiatives that will promote the identification, referral and appropriate support for culturally diverse children, adolescent, and families who have experienced trauma. 

She presents to national audiences on child trauma, creating trauma-informed service systems and programs, trauma-informed organizational assessment, cross-system collaborat  ion, child trafficking, and collaborative evaluation of trauma-informed practices. Her publications address cross-system collaborations for justice involve-youth and trauma-informed organizational assessment. 

Dr. Halladay Goldman is a Steering Committee member of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges' (NCJFCJ) and Office for Victims of Crime's (OVC) Vision 21: Linking Systems of Care for Children and Youth, where she provides consultation in an effort to implement statewide screening for trauma and victimization in Montana and Virginia. She provides consultation to NCJFCJ and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) on their National Schools-Justice Partnership project. 

Prior to coming to the NCCTS, she worked in the field of child sexual abuse and rape treatment where she was engaged in research, program development, law enforcement and child welfare training, community outreach, crisis intervention and on-going therapy.  She has also taught at the University of California, Los Angeles, in the Social Welfare Department.

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Arne Graff, MD

Division Chair Child Abuse Pediatrics
Mayo Child and Family Advocacy Program
Mayo Clinic-Rochester
Rochester, MN

Workshop Session: G1

Dr. Graff  is board certified in Family Medicine and subspecialty trained, at Brown Medical School/Hasbro Children's hospital, in child abuse pediatrics.  He is the chair for the division and department, for Child Abuse Pediatrics, at Mayo clinic and is a clinician seeing inpatient and outpatient children/teens in Rochester, as well as operating outreach clinics in Grand Forks ND, Eau Claire WI, and Mankato MN.  He provides trainings and presentations locally, nationally and internationally on child abuse pediatrics and is an author of child abuse textbooks (chapters).  He is a board member for the Helfer Society and a former board member for APSAC.

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Christopher Greeley, MD, MS

Professor
Texas Children's Hospital
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Workshop Sessions: J1, L2

Christopher Greeley is Chief of the Section of Public Health Pediatrics at Texas Children's Hospital and Professor of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine. He received his undergraduate degree from Hobart College in Geneva, New York. He received his medical degree from the University of Virginia in 1992 and complete internship and residency in pediatrics at Vanderbilt University. He received a Masters in Clinical Research, with a special concentration on Comparative Effectiveness Research, from the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. He is board certified in General Pediatrics as well as Child Abuse Pediatrics, and is a member of the AMA and the AAP.

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Jordan Greenbaum




Workshop Sessions: Institute C2

Bio to come.

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Jill Gresham, MA

National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare
Children and Family Futures
Lake Forest, CA

Workshop Session: J10, L10

Bio to come.

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Hilary Hahn, EdM, MPH

Associate Research Scientist, Child Study Center
Project Director, Childhood Violent Trauma Center
Yale Child Study Center, Yale University
School of Medicine
New Haven, CT

Workshop Session: D8

Bio to come.

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Shelley Hamilton, LCSW

Manager
Center for Child Protection, Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland
Oakland, CA

Workshop Session: Institute E

Shelley is a licensed clinical social worker who has worked at the Center for Child Protection since 1997. She oversees all of the administrative and clinical services for the department including grant management.

She lectures at local, regional and national meetings and conferences providing training on child abuse and mental health treatment. She serves on numerous committees and is currently the Vice President for the California chapter of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (CAPSAC).

Shelley continues to provide direct services including crisis assessment in the Emergency Department and comprehensive psychotherapy at the main hospital campus and in Southern Alameda County. She utilizes a number of trauma programs including: Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Integrated Play Therapy, EMDR, PCIT.
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Karen Hangartner, LGSW

Deputy Project Director
National Children's Advocacy Center
Huntsville, AL

Workshop Session: N17-e

Karen Hangartner, LGSW, is Deputy Project Director for the Southern Regional Children's Advocacy Center at the National Children's Advocacy Center. She holds a BS degree in Psychology from Athens State University and Masters in Social Work from The University of Alabama. She has been with the National Children's Advocacy Center since 2003, spending four years in the Prevention department before beginning work with the Southern Regional Children's Advocacy Center.

As Deputy Project Director for SRCAC, Karen is responsible for developing and delivering training for Children's Advocacy Centers and Multidisciplinary teams across 16 states and the District of Columbia. She has conducted more than 150 trainings for MDTs and CACs in the Southern region. She also presents at state, national and international conferences on a variety of topics including, Secondary Traumatic Stress, Trauma Informed Multidisciplinary Teams, Team Functioning, Leading in a Multidisciplinary Environment, Grant Writing, and Conflict on Teams. She also works with regional and national partners on collaborative projects.

Prior to joining the NCAC staff, Karen served as Children's Minister at First Baptist Church in Huntsville, Alabama.

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Nadine Burke Harris, MD

Founder and CEO
Center for Youth Wellness
San Francisco, CA

Workshop Sessions: Friday Plenary, R18-a

Dr. Nadine Burke Harris is founder and CEO of Center for Youth Wellness (CYW). She has earned international attention for her innovative approach to addressing adverse childhood experiences as a risk factor for adult disease such as heart disease and cancer. Her work has demonstrated that it’s time to reassess the relationship between poverty, child development and health, and how the practical applications of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) study can improve health outcomes.

Dr. Burke Harris also serves as an advisor on Governor Jerry Brown’s “Let’s Get Healthy California Task Force”; an advisor to the Right Start Commission to ensure every child can succeed in school and life; a board member of the Opportunity Institute; and as a committee member for the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Medical Home for Children Exposed to Violence Committee.

Her work has been profiled in Paul Tough’s best-selling book, How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character, which was hailed by New York Times columnist David Brooks as “essential”, and the recently released documentary Resilience: Biology of Stress and Science of Hope, by James Redford. Nadine’s work has earned her the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award. Dr. Burke Harris’ TED talk has received more than 1.7 million views.  The goal of the Center for Youth Wellness is ambitious—to create a clinical model that recognizes and effectively treats toxic stress in children and to change the standard of pediatric practice in our nation. CYW works in close partnership with the Bayview Child Health Center where Dr. Burke Harris was the founding physician and where she maintains her clinical practice.  Her areas of interest are in health disparities, child trauma, nutrition and asthma. Particularly, her focus is serving communities where issues of poverty and race present challenges to conventional healthcare and education.

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Irma Hein




Workshop Session: A15-c

Bio to come.

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Kimberly Henry, PhD

Associate Professor
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO

Workshop Session: G8

As a behavioral scientist oriented toward prevention, my work focuses on the psychological and social factors that produce or mitigate the health risking behaviors of adolescents and young adults. My goals are to develop and test theoretical models in order to understand the complex interactions of risk, promotive, and protective factors that influence these risk behaviors and, ultimately, to create and test methods for prevention.

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James Herbert, PhD, MCJ, BA

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Australian Centre for Child Protection
University of South Australia
Adelaide, SA, Australia

Workshop Session: E7-a, G9

Dr Herbert is a social researcher and evaluator focused on the development, implementation, and delivery of effective social programs. In particular his research focuses on the interaction of criminal justice, child protection, and mental health systems in responding to children affected by abuse.

As a Post-Doctoral research Fellow for the Australian Centre for Child Protection he has been involved in the development and evaluation of a multi-disciplinary team responding to severe child abuse in Perth, Western Australia. Framed around this work, his research agenda includes research activities around (a) examining, synthesizing and developing the evidence base for multi-disciplinary approaches; (b) completion of practitioner and administrative data (including Caregiver Satisfaction data) studies of a multidisciplinary team pilot, comparing the approach against standard practices in the jurisdiction; (c) examining the characteristics of American Child Advocacy Centres in partnership with the Crimes against Children Research Center at University of New Hampshire; and (d) development of new projects related to multiagency collaboration on child abuse matters. Broadly, Dr. Herbert's work spans areas of social policy, criminal justice policy, and broader issues around the integration of research, practice, and policy in human services. He also has a background in examining curriculum planning and quality assurance in university undergraduate programs, and a background working as a researcher in prisons.

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Todd I. Herrenkohl

Professor, Co-Director 3DL Partnership
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Workshop Session: G8

Dr. Herrenkohl’s work focuses on the study and promotion of positive youth development and the amelioration of risk factors related to interpersonal violence. His funded projects and publications examine various health-risk behaviors in children exposed to violence, resilience and protective factors that buffer against early risk exposure in children, and methods and approaches to promoting wellness by investing in the whole child. Dr. Herrenkohl is currently serving as the interim associate dean for research for the School's Office of Research.

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Valerie Holmes, MS

Senior Executive of Programs
Brevard Family Partnership
Melbourne, FL

Workshop Session: E11

Valerie Holmes is the Senior Executive of Programs at Brevard Family Partnership. In this role, she provides oversight of the continuum of service delivery from entry to exit, including Brevard C.A.R.E.S., Child and Family Services, Clinical Services, Case Management contract and Care Center management.

Valerie spent the last five years serving as the Executive Director of Brevard C.A.R.E.S. where she was responsible for the oversight of all administrative, fiscal, and programmatic activities of the organization. During this time, she led the agency through its initial accreditation in COA and secured several state and federal grants. Prior to her role at Brevard C.A.R.E.S. and since BFP’s inception, Valerie served as the Director of Operations, Child and Family Services at Brevard Family Partnership where she provided leadership of Intake, Placement, Adoption, the Child Welfare Pre-Paid Mental Health Plan, Out of Home Care, Licensing and Child Placing Agencies.

Valerie continues to work in concert with the C.A.R.E.S. national replication team, trains social service professionals in System of Care and Wraparound, and serves as the principal point-of-contact and project lead on any research and data analysis of Brevard C.A.R.E.S.

Valerie received a Masters in Counseling and Psychology from Troy University in 2005, a Masters in
Criminal Justice from the University of Central Florida in 2001, and a Bachelors in Psychology from the University of Central Florida in 1993. She has worked in the social services field in a variety of community-based, non-profit settings for the last 21 years, including child welfare, child abuse prevention, mental health and domestic violence.

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Helen Holmquist-Johnson, MSW, PhD

Research Associate
Social Work Research Center at Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO

Workshop Session: H7-b

Helen Holmquist-Johnson currently holds the position of Research Associate and Assistant Director at the Social Work Research Center in the School of Social Work at Colorado State University. Dr. Holmquist-Johnson's educational background includes a Master's of Social Work and a Ph.D. in Education and Human Resource Studies, with specialization in Social Work. She has coordinated evaluation and research studies for large federal and state funded projects including integrated services for mental healthand substance abuse and evaluation of trauma-focused interventions for children and adults. She is well versed in standardized instruments used in mental health settings, specifically trauma assessment in diverse populations. Her expertise includes training clinicians to administer and use data gathered from family and individual assessments and using federal data reporting systems. Helen has partnered withmany federal agencies, private evaluation firms, county and state child welfare departments to conduct program evaluation and research.

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Stanley Huey, PhD

Associate Professor
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA

Workshop Session: C7-a

Dr. Stan Huey is an Associate Professor of Psychology at USC, with a joint appointment in American Studies and Ethnicity. He received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from UCLA in 1998, and joined the USC faculty in 2000. His research focuses on (1) psychotherapy effects with children and families, (2) cultural issues in psychotherapy, and (3) interventions in criminal justice settings. His work has been published in Journal of Abnormal Psychology, Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, and Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.

Dr. Huey teaches courses addressing mental health and diversity, and recent courses include abnormal psychology, culture and mental health, the psychology of African Americans, the psychology of racial bias, and race and crime. He is also Director of Graduate Studies in the Psychology Department.

Dr. Huey is a licensed clinical psychologist who practices occasionally, and provides supervision to graduate students in clinical psychology. He also consults in areas of diversity and cultural competence, evidence-based treatment, parenting and parent training, and program evaluation.

On a personal note, Dr. Huey is married to fellow clinical psychologist, Tonya Wood, who is Director of Clinical Training at Pepperdine University and has her own private practice. He's also the proud father of a 3-year son, Ethan.

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Teresa Huizar, MPP

Executive Director
National Children's Alliance
Washington, DC

Workshop Session: N17-f

Teresa Huizar is the Executive Director of National Children’s Alliance. National Children’s Alliance, headquartered in Washington, DC, is the national association and accrediting body for the nearly 800 Children’s Advocacy Centers in the US. These centers provide comprehensive services to child victims of abuse including: forensic interviews, victim advocacy, medical evaluations, and mental health treatment. She provides consultation internationally on effective child abuse intervention and the development of children’s advocacy centers globally. Ms. Huizar has testified before Congress on child abuse issues twice. And, she has conducted and participated in numerous child abuse-related Congressional briefings. Ms. Huizar has been interviewed by CNN, WSJ, USA Today, New York Times, Washington Post, Fox News, NPR, and numerous other media outlets, on child welfare policy matters. She is currently a member of the Advisory Board of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, and it’s  Public Policy Task Force; the Steering Committee of the National Coalition to End Child Abuse Deaths; and the Public Policy Committee of the American Society for Association Executives.

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Reena Isaac, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Workshop Session: H2

Reena Isaac, MD is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine and a consulting physician for the Public Health Pediatrics Section, formerly the Child Abuse Pediatrics Section of the Emergency Center, at Texas Children's Hospital. She is the medical director for the Texas Children's Hospital's Forensic Nurse Team, as well as the medical director for the Harris County Children's Assessment Center. Dr. Isaac completed her pediatric residency at Jacobi Medical Center/ Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City.

She completed a forensic (child abuse) pediatric fellowship at Brown Medical Center in Providence, Rhode Island. In her various roles in child abuse at the largest free-standing children's hospital in the country, she has conducted and reviewed dozens of medical investigations of suspected medical child abuse and has testified often in these difficult and oftentimes medically complicated cases. She has several publications on the various forms of child maltreatment, and has spoken at several national conferences regarding the challenges of the suspected fabricated illness.

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Tasneem Ismailji, MD, PhD

Co-founder, President
Academy on Violence and Abuse
Los Altos Hills, CA

Workshop Session: Institute D

Tasneem Ismailji M.D, MPH is an educator/ researcher in the field of the health effects of violence and abuse. As a pediatrician (nonclinical) she has conducted numerous trainings, seminars and workshops for healthcare professionals at national conferences, medical centers, hospitals and clinics for over fifteen years. She initiated and published research on survivors of intimate partner violence as a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University. Her other major interest is relationship abuse prevention for young adults and adolescents and has led numerous workshops in schools, colleges and universities. Dr Ismailji is a cofounder of the Academy on Violence and Abuse, its immediate past President and current Board Chair. She is a member of the Advisory Board of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN). She serves on the medical sub-committee of the Domestic Violence Council of Santa Clara County in California.

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Hilde Johansen




Workshop Session: J11

Bio to come.

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Casey Johnson, RN, PHN

Public Health Nurse
North Coastal Public Health Center
County of San Diego, Health & Human Services Agency
Oceanside, CA

Workshop Session: M8

Graduated from University of Portland in May 2012 with a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing. Worked as a Charge Nurse at an assisted living facility in Portland, Oregon for 4 months and was hired into the County of San Diego. I have worked with the County as a Public Health Nurse from September 2013 to present.

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Lisa Jones




Workshop Session: B7

Bio to come.

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Iby Kantor, PhD

Psychologist
Chadwick Center
Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego
San Diego, CA

Workshop Session: I9 Mental Health/Therapists Forum

Dr. Kantor is a licensed psychologist in California. For twenty years, she has worked at Rady’s Children’s Hospital/Chadwick Center specializing in traumatized children, adolescents and their non-offending family members. She trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy with Drs. Esther Deblinger and Judith Cohen. Dr. Kantor is also knowledgeable in Parent Child Interaction Therapy. In addition to providing direct patient care, she provides training to parents and the mental health professionals on Bonding and Attachment, Grief and Loss Issues for Foster Children, Managing Children’s Behaviors and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy.

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Asa Kastbom, MD, PhD

Physician
University Hospital of Linkoping, Sweden
Linkoping, Sweden

Workshop Session: A15-d

Dr. Kastbom is a medical doctor working with abused children in Sweden. Her PhD studies was on children's sexual behavior, what behavior can be expected and frequent and which behaviors should draw attention from adults and professionals. She has also studied the associations of an early and a late sexual debut and aslo about LGBTs quality of life. I have started a Child Protection Team at the University Hospital in Linkoping and she is a frequent speaker about Child Abuse, mostly Child sexual abuse.

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Ilan Katz, PhD

Director, Professor
Social Policy Research Centre
Kensington, NSW, Australia

Workshop Session: J7

Professor Katz joined the Social Policy Research Centre in January 2005, becoming Director in July 2007-2011. After graduating in South Africa he started his career as a social worker in the UK. He was for several years Head of Practice Development and Research at the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. His research interests include evidence based policy, evaluation of complex programs, child protection, parenting, youth justice, disability, mental health, early intervention, prevention and family support, Chinese child protection, comparative child welfare systems, Indigenous social policy, and multiculturalism. He is a member of the New South Wales Child Death Review Team and the Advisory Group on Aboriginal Affairs Research. He was Chief investigator of the Outcomes Evaluation of Keep Them Safe and a number of other child protection initiatives in Australia.

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Marilyn Kaufhold, MD

Medical Director
Chadwick Center for Children and Families
Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego
San Diego, CA

Workshop Session: Institute A, C1

Marilyn Kaufhold, M.D. is a pediatrician who is board certified in Pediatrics and Child Abuse Pediatrics. She has been associated with the Chadwick Center for Children and Families at Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego, since 1978. Formerly, she was the Assistant Medical Director, responsible for the Forensic and Medical Unit of the Chadwick Center for Children and Families. Her medical education was at St. Louis University School of Medicine. Pediatric internship and residency were at Jackson Memorial Hospital, the University of Miami. Areas of interest include abuse of the developmentally disabled, follow-up of abused children and teens and physician education re child abuse. She is a member of ISPCAN and the Helfer Society.

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Gabrielle Kaufman, MA, LPCC, BC-DMT

Director, Training Institute
Maternal Mental Health NOW
Los Angeles, CA

Workshop Session: E8

Gabrielle Kaufman is a dance/movement therapist and licensed professional clinical counselor with over 20 years experience in the helping profession. Currently, she is director of Training and Technical Assistance for Maternal Mental Health NOW. Prior to this, she served as director of the New Moms Connect Program of Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles providing services to new parents, particularly those suffering from symptoms of postpartum depression.

Ms. Kaufman has worked extensively with new families and aided in providing solutions to many parenting concerns. She has run several programs for high-risk children and teens, taught classes to parents of newborns and toddlers, and runs support groups for single parents and women with postpartum depression.

Ms. Kaufman has spoken widely, published articles on parenting, and served as editor for Bringing Light to Motherhood. Ms. Kaufman is on faculty with 2020 Mom and UCLArts and Healing. She serves as Los Angeles coordinator for Postpartum Support International also has a private practice in Los Angeles providing services in both English and Spanish languages.

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Susan Kelley, RN, PhD, FAAN

Professor
Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA

Workshop Session: Institute D

Susan J. Kelley, PHD, is the former Dean of the College of Health and Human Sciences and is currently a Professor at the Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia.
Dr. Kelley received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from Boston College (‘88) and her B.S. (‘77) and M.S. (‘82) in Nursing from Boston University. Dr. Kelley’s previous professional experience includes serving as Chairperson and Professor, Department of Maternal-Child Health Nursing at Boston College; Director of Nursing Education, Massachusetts Emergency Medical Services; and pediatric nurse at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital and Boston City Hospital.

Dr. Kelley has specialized in the field of child abuse since 1980 and has published more than 50 journal articles and book chapters on various aspects of child abuse. She serves on the editorial board of several journals dealing with child abuse including Journal of Child Sexual Abuse and Trauma, Violence and Abuse: A Review Journal. She is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and member of numerous child abuse and nursing professional societies.

Dr. Kelley has received several national awards including the March of Dimes National Nurse of the Year Award, American Nurses’ Association Nurse of the Year Award, Excellence in Research Award from the Society of Pediatric Nursing, and Outstanding Service Award from the American Professional Society on Abuse of Children. Dr. Kelley frequently speaks at national and international conferences on child abuse and grandparents raising grandchildren. Dr. Kelley serves on the board of Prevent Child Abuse America, Prevent Child Abuse Georgia, St. Joseph's Mercy Care and the Academy of Violence and Abuse.

Dr. Kelley is founder and director of Project Healthy Grandparents, a community-based program that provides comprehensive services to families in which grandparents are raising grandchildren in parent-absent homes. The vast majority of children in the program have been abused, neglected, and abandoned by their birth parents. To date, Project Healthy Grandparents has received 3.5 million dollars in federal, state, and foundation support.
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Christine J. Kemp, PhD

Assistant Clinical Professor
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO

Workshop Session: E9

I completed my PhD in Applied Developmental Science at Colorado State University (CSU) in 2015. Now I am serving as the assistant director for the Child Trauma and Resilience Assessment Center (CTRAC) at CSU as well as teaching undergraduate courses in the areas of intervention and prevention sciences. Within my role at CTRAC I conduct and supervise comprehensive assessments on children and adolescents with a history of trauma. Assessments include neurocognitive testing, a psychosocial interview, and collaboration with other professionals serving the child and/or family. Results from assessments are meant to take into account the impact of trauma on topics such as treatment, placement, education, and/or family relationships for the child. The center works closely with a variety of professionals such as guardian ads litem, therapists, social workers, psychiatrists, and educators, as well as family members with the aim of protecting the child and building resilience in the context of a safe environment.

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Julie Kenniston, MSW, LISW

Executive Director
The Center for Family Solutions
Hamilton, OH

Workshop Sessions: B4, D6

Julie Kenniston, MSW, LISW is an independent consultant and trainer presenting nationally and internationally on interviewing, investigation, and the prosecution of child maltreatment cases. As the volunteer Executive Director of The Center for Family Solutions, Ms. Kenniston is active with domestic violence and sexual abuse victims. She conducts forensic interviews for the local Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force and is working with the Southwest Ohio team on human trafficking cases.

Ms. Kenniston organized and coordinated the Forensic Training Institute for The Childhood Trust in Cincinnati, Ohio starting in August 1997 and has trained in the program since its inception. As board member for the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) from January 2009 to July 2015, she co-chaired the forensic interviewer certification task force and continues to support APSAC in forensic interviewing services.

Ms. Kenniston was a Sexual Abuse Investigator for Hamilton County Department of Human Services where she conducted over 3,000 forensic interviews of alleged child victims of sexual abuse. Ms. Kenniston is a co-author with Anne Graffam Walker, PhD, and co-editor with Sally Small Inada, MA, on the 3rd edition of the Handbook on Questioning Children: A linguistic perspective published by the American Bar Association.

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Brian Killacky, AS

Consultant
Fox Valley Technical College
Appleton, WI

Workshop Sessions: Institute B

Investigative consultant in Child Homicide and Cold Case Murder. 12 Years investigator and sergeant in the Cook County State’s Attorney Office, 26 Years Chicago Police Department. Complexmurder investigator since 1990.

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Emily Killough, MD

Associate Program Director
Children’s Mercy Hospital
Kansas City, MO

Workshop Sessions: Institute G, M14

Dr. Emily Killough is a Board Certified Pediatrician and Child Abuse Pediatrician at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics in Kansas City Missouri. She is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at UMKC School of Medicine and is the Associate Program Director of the Pediatric Residency Program.

Dr. Killough completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Kansas and medical school training at the University of Kansas School Of Medicine. She then completed her General Pediatric Residency and Child Abuse Pediatric Fellowship at Children's Mercy Hospital and Clinics in Kansas City, Missouri. Dr. Killough is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics as well as a member of the APP Section on Child Abuse and Neglect. She is a member if the Ray Helfer Academic Society and the American Profession Society on the Abuse of Children.

Dr. Killough participates in several different counties multi-disciplinary team case reviews in both Kansas and Missouri. She provides twice yearly training and education to the Missouri Juvenile Officers at the Missouri Juvenile Justice Professional Meetings and co-coordinates New Investigator Training for Children's Division in the state of Missouri. She sees patients in both the inpatient and outpatient setting and is actively involved in research and education. Her research has included investigation into the use of video documentation of forensic medical exams for children who have been sexually abused. She is currently involved in the development of Child Protector—a Smartphone app decision tool for medical and investigative personnel. She works closely with the pediatric residents as program director and is actively involved in curriculum development and evaluation.

She is on the Board of the Missouri Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, serves as a CATCH grant facilitator. Dr. Killough enjoys spending time with her husband and two small children at home in Kansas City.

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Cecilia Kjellgren, LSW, PhD

Senior Lecturer
Linnaeus University, Sweden
Småland, Sweden

Workshop Sessions: L7-a, L7-b

Cecilia Kjellgren. LSW, PhD, senior lecturer in social work at the Linnaeus university in Sweden. Research areas: child physical abuse and interventions, adolescents who sexually abuse: the impact of interventions and experiences of clients, sexual abuse committed by professionals in pre-schools: aftermath and consequences. Have published a number of scientific articles on the mentioned topics.

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Gene Klein

Project Harmony Child Advocacy Center
Omaha, NE

Workshop Session: C13

Bio to come.

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Nicole Kluemper, PhD

Community Health
San Diego Family Care
San Diego, CA

Workshop Session: D12

Nicole S. Kluemper, Ph.D., graduated from Alliant International University, San Diego in August 2013 with a doctoral degree in clinical psychology. While working on her doctoral degree, Dr. Kluemper completed practicum experiences which included provision of individual therapy to children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, as well as adult and child survivors of trauma.

During her practica, Dr. Kluemper also co-led multiple groups for adult survivors of childhood abuse, and was trained on multiple evidence based practices including Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and Prolonged Exposure (PE). Dr. Kluemper's dissertation research involved trauma, dissociation, and suggestibility as they relate to reported trauma experiences. She completed her predoctoral internship training at Pacific Clinics Child and Family Specialty Services in Pasadena, California, where she provided a variety of services to a diverse and underserved population.

Dr. Kluemper has presented at conferences around the country on the topic of ethics and psychological research. Dr. Kluemper completed her postdoctoral fellowship at IVAT as part of the forensic team at FVSAI in July 2014. Dr. Kluemper now works in the pediatric department at Linda Vista Health Care Center, providing both Behavioral Health Integration and traditional therapy services to underserved children and families.

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Barbara Knox, MD

Medical Director, UW Child Protection Program
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
UW American Family Children's Hosptial
Madison, WI

Workshop Sessions: Institute C3, D1, E1, N17-j

Dr. Barbara Knox is the Medical Director of the University of Wisconsin Child Protection Program at the American Family Children's Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin.

Dr. Knox completed her residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. She then completed a fellowship in Child Abuse Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center before joining the faculty in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin, where she is currently an Associate Professor. Dr. Knox is board certified in General Pediatrics and Child Abuse Pediatrics.

Dr. Knox is Chair of the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatric Section on Child Abuse and Neglect and is a member of the Ray E. Helfer Society of Child Abuse Physicians. She is the Immediate Past Chair of the Wisconsin Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board that administers the Wisconsin Children's Trust Fund. She is also a team member serving on the Department of Justice's Statewide Child Fatality review team that advises state agencies and the Legislature on law, policy and practice modification in an on-going effort to reduce preventable childhood deaths. She co-directs a statewide Medical Peer Review project in Wisconsin.

Areas of research interest for Dr. Knox include child physical/psychological torture as a form of child abuse and sexual torture as a form of child abuse.

Dr. Knox has published on many topics, including child torture as a form of child abuse, burns of abuse, abusive head trauma, and is currently an editor for three textbooks relating to child maltreatment. She also reviews current child abuse medical research journal articles for The Quarterly Update.

As part of her practice she cares for children who have been or are suspected of being victims of physical abuse, sexual abuse, medical child abuse, and neglect.

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Danielle Kretz




Workshop Sessions: N17-c

Bio to come.

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Richard Krugman, MD

Distinguished Professor
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Aurora, CO

Workshop Session: M13

Richard Krugman, MD has been involved in Child Abuse work since 1981 when he became the Director of the C. Henry Kempe National Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect. In 1990, he became Acting Dean of the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and then Dean from 1992-2015. He completed a six-month sabbatical October 31, 2015 and has returned to the Kempe Center as a Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics.

He graduated Princeton University in 1963 (AB) and New York University (MD) in 1968. He did his pediatric internship and residency at the University of Colorado from 1968-1971. He joined the faculty of the University of Colorado School of Medicine after two years at NIH in 1973 and has been on the faculty at CU ever since. He is past Chair of the US Advisory Board on Child Abuse and Neglect (1989-1991), Editor-in-Chief of Child Abuse & Neglect the International Journal (1986-2001) and is a Member of the National Academy of Medicine.

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Cynthia Kuelbs, MD

Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO)
Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego
San Diego, CA

Workshop Session: E12

Dr. Kuelbs is the Chief Medical Information Officer at Rady Children’s Hospital. Dr. Kuelbs has had many leadership roles at Rady Children’s Hospital, including the medical staff Chair of Pediatrics, Chief of Staff and medical directorships in ambulatory care, inpatient medicine, and the Chadwick Center Medical Director.

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Therese Kvist, DDS/PhD

Dentist
Karolinska Institute
Huddinge, Sweden

Workshop Session: P15-d

Therese Kvist, DDS/PhD graduated as dentist in 2007 and became PhD in 2016. She has a current position as postgraduate student for specialist certificate in pediatric dentistry at the Department of Dental Medicine, Division of Pediatric Dentistry at Karolinska Institutet Stockholm. Since 2014 she is also affiliated with the Intimate partner violence, IPV, Centre of Excellence, Stockholm County Council.

The main subject of the research is oral health and child maltreatment. It focuses on population based studies, register and record based studies as well as using qualitative methods of thematic analysis. Research is conducted at KI. We also aim to develop collaborations and interventions to prevent poor oral health and to identify children at risk of child maltreatment.
Currently, collaboration between the IPV Centre for excellence and the Division of Pediatric Dentistry have been initiated. The focus is to provide employees and dental students with knowledge and skills to incorporate child maltreatment and domestic violence in the undergraduate curricula as well as in the clinical work.

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Kindy Yuk Ip Lam, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist
Social Welfare Department
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Tin Shui Wai, Hong Kong

Workshop Sessions: A15-b, F15-b

Kindy Yuk Ip Lam, Psy.D., is a clinical psychologist at the Social Welfare Department, Hong Kong SAR Government. She specializes in childhood trauma, abuse, and neglect, and provides therapy to children, adolescents, adults, and their families. She has conducted forensic interviews and participated in joint investigation with police officers and social workers for child abuse cases for 20 years. She also conducts related training for forensic interviewers, police investigators, prosecutors, and judges, as well as train-thetrainers training for joint investigation. She is a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor of the Association for Play Therapy, United States.

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Francien Lamers-Winkelman, PhD

Professor
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Workshop Session: Friedrich Memorial Luncheon, M13

Francine Lamers-Winkelman is a psychologist and psychomotor child therapist. She is a professor emeritus at the Faculty of Psychology and Pedagogics of the VU University in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Her scientific work includes research into the treatment of sexual abuse in children, children as witnesses of domestic violence, and the prevention and treatment of physical child abuse and neglect.

Francine Lamers-Winkelman is a pioneer in the Netherlands in mobilizing attention to victims of child abuse, sexual abuse and domestic violence. She is the founder of the first Children's and Youth Trauma Center in the Netherlands (Haarlem). She published several Dutch books and many articles (in several languages) on child sexual abuse and other trauma's in young children. She has given many lectures and workshops in The Netherlands and abroad, and was a guest lecturer on many European Universities. As a member of the research team of Fier Fryslân (Leeuwarden) she carried out a study about girls who were forced into prostitution by Loverboys. The study covered the characteristics of the girls, their experiences before and during their involvement in the prostitution, and their mental and physical health problems.

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Ronald Laney, MS

Consultant
Fox Valley Technical College

Workshop Sessions: B5, I6, J14, N17-a, N17-b

Bio to come.

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Joe Laramie, BS

Program Manager
National Criminal Justice Training Center
Durham, NH

Workshop Sessions: J5, N17-a

Joe Laramie is a Program Manager with the National Criminal Justice Training Center (NCJTC) of Fox Valley Technical College where he oversees the Missing and Exploited Children's Training and Technical Assistance Program. 

He retired as a Lieutenant in 2010 from the Glendale, MO PD, with more than 30 years of child protection, investigation and training experience. He was a Juvenile Officer responsible for child abuse and neglect investigations and juvenile crime, and a D.A.R.E. Officer. In 2001 he created the Greater St. Louis Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, and in 2003 became the founding Commander of the Missouri ICAC Task Force. From 2010 through 2011 he was an Administrator with the Missouri Attorney General's Office, responsible for online crimes against children, cyberbullying, human trafficking and the computer forensic lab. 

He served as a subject matter expert on the Missouri Task Force for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse, Missouri Governor's Cyberbullying Task Force, the International Association of Chiefs of Police Child Sex Trafficking Training Project and the Central Missouri Stop Human Trafficking Coalition. 

He is currently a member of the National Coalition to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation and on the Board of Directors for the Davis House, a children's advocacy center in Franklin, TN. He is a nationally known speaker on the topic of online child abuse and exploitation, child sex trafficking and technology related protections for youth, families and professionals. He is the recipient of the 2010 MO Attorney General's Justice Award for the Prevention of Crimes Against Children, the 2004 MO Bar Association Liberty Bell Award and the 1999 Missouri American Legion Law and Order Award. 

He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Bellevue University, and is a 2004 graduate of the FBI National Academy.

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Antoinette Laskey




Workshop Session: Institute G

Bio to come.

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Chris Lee, PhD, MSW

Research Associate
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO

Workshop Session: H7-b

Chris Lee, PhD, is a researcher with the Social Work Research Center (SWRC) at Colorado State University. She began her career in child welfare as a child care worker working with young people placed in foster care and residential treatment settings. She pursued her MSW at SUNY Albany, where she was a public policy fellow with the Center for Women in Government and Civil Society and developed her interest in working to inform public policy and programs with applicable research and evidence. Dr. Lee holds a PhD in social welfare from UC Berkeley, where she was involved in research used to advocate for the needs of youth who age out of foster care into adulthood, helped inform programming related to the training and education of professional social workers, and examined organizational contexts that promote the integration of research and practice. Dr. Lee is dedicated to conducting research that informs policy and programs to better serve vulnerable young people and their families, and help bridge the gap between research, policy and practice.

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Frances King Hei Lee, BA

Chief Inspector of Police
Family Conflict and Sexual Violence Policy Unit
Hong Kong Police Force
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Tin Shui Wai, Hong Kong

Workshop Sessions: A15-b, F15-b

Frances joined the Hong Kong Police Force in 2006 and had worked in many areas during her 10 years of service, including posts in the uniform branch as a Patrol Sub-unit Commander and Miscellaneous Enquiry Sub-unit Commander before moving on to targeting vice activities and general crime investigation. She then got involved in the investigation of serious child abuse cases, particularly intra-familial sexual abuse and compensated dating. In her current post she oversees the policy of domestic violence, child abuse, elder abuse, juvenile crime, compensated dating and sexual violence and is responsible for liaison with other government departments and non-governmental organizations on related issues.

In 2010, Frances was trained by Dr. Monit Cheung of the University of Houston as a Certified Trainer in Child Protection Special Investigation (CPSI) and had been an accredited CPSI Trainer since the same year. Working closely with counterparts from the Social Welfare Department, the group of CPSI Trainers had trained over a thousand police officers, social workers and clinical psychologists from both departments in the joint department handling and investigation of child abuse cases. The CPSI program was renamed as Video-Recorded Interview for Child and Mentally Incapacitated Witnesses (VCM) training program in 2015 where she has continued to teach.

Frances is a peer advisor on child abuse and domestic violence within the Hong Kong Police Force. She is also a trained member of the Violent Crime Against Children International Task Force (VCAC ITF) of the Federal Bureau of investigation, and represents the Hong Kong Police Force at the Asia Pacific Financial Coalition Against Child Pornography Hong Kong Working Group of the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (ICMEC).

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Jung-Jae Lee, MD, PhD

Professor
Dankook University Hospital
Cheonan, South Korea

Workshop Session: Institute D

Bio to come.

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Laurel Leslie, MD MPH

Vice President, Research
American Board of Pediatrics
Chapel Hill, NC

Workshop Session: C2

Laurel K. Leslie, MD, MPH is he Vice President of Research at the American Board of Pediatrics and is a Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Leslie's research interests focus on the identification and treatment of health, developmental, and mental health needs of children and adolescents across the health, mental health, child welfare, and school sectors. A major focus of her work over the last decade has been psychotropic medication use among children in the child welfare system.

She has worked with states and with the federal government to develop approaches for improving oversight of medication use. Additional areas of research include the implementation of guidelines and policy initiatives, comparative effectiveness of pediatric screening and treatment, and collaborative models of care across sectors that incorporate the child and family as active participants in care. Dr. Leslie is also committed to improving the future of physician training and practice, with the ultimate goal of improving outcomes for children and adolescents.

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Scott Liebowitz, MD

Attending Psychiatrist, Assistant Professor
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL

Workshop Sessions: E2, G2

Scott Leibowitz, MD is the Head Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist for the Gender and Sex Development program at the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. He holds the academic title of Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Leibowitz completed his child and adolescent psychiatry training at Boston Children’s Hospital in 2010 where he developed a consultative, psychosocial assessment and treatment clinic for gender nonconforming and dysphoric children and adolescents prior to moving to the newly formed Gender and Sex Development Program in Chicago at Northwestern.

He is currently the co-chairman of the Sexual Orientation Gender Identity Issues Committee for the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, on the Trevor Project’s Advisory Council, is on the gender and sexuality curriculum taskforce for Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and is also a member of the Association for American Medical Colleges LGBT Patient Care Project. He is also a member of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health

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John Lutzker, PhD

Director
Mark Chaffin Center for Healthy Development
Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA

Workshop Session: G11

John R. Lutzker, Ph. D. (University of Kansas) is a Distinguished University Professor and Director of the Mark Chaffin Center for Healthy Development at Georgia State University. Among his previous positions, he was Chief of the Prevention Development and Evaluation Branch of the Division of Violence Prevention in the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and was a Distinguished Professor at American Jewish University, where he also served as Acting Provost.

Dr. Lutzker is the founder/developer of SafeCare®, an evidence-based model for the prevention of child maltreatment. He has published 173 professional articles and chapters, seven books, and has made over 470 professional presentations, nationally and internationally. He is the Founder of SafeCare®, an evidence-based model for the prevention of child maltreatment in many U.S states and several other countries. Dr. Lutzker is Past-President of Division 33 of the American Psychological Association in which he is a Fellow in five Divisions.

Among his awards are the Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award from the Department of Applied Behavioral Science from the University of Kansas, Outstanding Research Career Award from the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, and Visiting Scholar in Practice, Emory University School of Law, Georgia Child Welfare Legal Academy. He is on the editorial boards of Journal of Family Violence, Child and Family Behavior Therapy, Behavioral Interventions, International Journal of Child Health and Human Development, International Public Health Journal, and Journal of Psychosocial Interventions.

Among his media appearances, Dr. Lutzker has been interviewed on Morning Edition of National Public Radio, ABC's Good Morning America, and served as a consultant for 60 Minutes on CBS. His applied research involves the prevention of child abuse and neglect, and parents with intellectual disabilities. He lives with his wife, Sandra, in Sandy Springs, GA.

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Thomas D. Lyon, PhD, JD

Professor of Law & Psychology
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Los Angeles, CA

Workshop Sessions: M4, O18-a

Thomas D. Lyon, J.D., Ph.D., research interests include child abuse and neglect, child witnesses, and domestic violence. He is the Judge Edward J. and Ruey L. Guirado Chair in Law and Psychology at the University of Southern California. He is the Past-President of the American Psychological Association’s Section on Child Maltreatment (Division 37) and a former member of the Board of Directors of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children. Dr. Lyon has published over 60 papers in law reviews, psychology journals, and books, has authored or co-authored over 90 research presentations at psychology and law conferences, and has conducted over 200 trainings with judges, attorneys, law professors, social workers, psychologists, and reporters. His work has been supported by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the United States Department of Justice, the National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect, the California Endowment, and the Haynes Foundation.

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Thomas Mackie, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor
Rutgers University
Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research
New Brunswick, NJ

Workshop Session: C2

Tom Mackie, PhD, MPH, is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Health Systems and Policy at Rutgers School of Public Health and core faculty at the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research at Rutgers University. He employs interdisciplinary and mixed methods research to investigate policy and programmatic innovations in mental health services for vulnerable children, including those in foster care.

As Principal Investigator, his current portfolio of research includes both a return on investment analysis of New Jersey's systems of care for children and adolescents (supported by a SAMHSA-funded contract with the State of New Jersey) and a mixed methods investigation of research evidence use in the development of state approaches to provide trauma-focused mental health screening and treatment for children in foster care (supported by W.T. Grant Foundation). As a co-PI, he currently collaborates with Dr. Steve Crystal (PI) on a comparative effectiveness study of four state psychotropic medication oversight programs for children in foster care (supported by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute). Finally, he currently provides technical consultations to an inter-agency working group on psychotropic medication oversight for children in foster care in Delaware and co-facilitates a listserv of child and adolescent psychiatrists with Dr. Christopher Bellonci (funded by Casey Family Programs). Dr. Mackie received a joint-doctorate in Sociology and Social Policy at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the Heller School, Brandeis University. Dr. Mackie has published articles in health services research, child welfare, and medical sociology, including articles/chapters in Health Affairs, Child Welfare, Social Science and Medicine, Children and Youth Services Review, Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, and Child Welfare: Current Issues, Practices, and Challenges.

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Vincent Madera, MSW

Program Manager
The Children's Village
Dobbs Ferry, NY

Workshop Session: D9

Vincent Madera has served in the Children’s Village since 2009, starting as an assistant manager of Van Horn cottage which serves youth who have been adjudicated from sexual offenses. He later was promoted to Permanency Specialist position where he worked to match children who were freed for adoption to stable loving homes.

Vincent currently works as the Program Manager of WAY Home and Family Finding Units. WAY Home provides aftercare services for youth who return home as well as provides mentoring services that specializes in employment, education and financial literacy. Then Family Finding Unit works with the loneliest children who have little to no connection with family members. The unit uses the six step model to build and engage lifelong connections for these youth.

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Anthony Mannarino, PhD

Professor and Vice Chair
Allegheny General Hospital
Pittsburgh, PA

Workshop Sessions: B12, C7-b, G3, H3

Dr. Mannarino is the Director of the Center for Traumatic Stress in Children and Adolescents and Vice Chair, Department of Psychiatry, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA. He is also Professor of Psychiatry at the Drexel University College of Medicine.

Dr. Mannarino has been a leader in the field of child traumatic stress for the past 25 years. He has been awarded numerous federal grants from the National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect and the National Institute of Mental Health to investigate the clinical course of traumatic stress symptoms in children and to develop effective treatment approaches for traumatized children and their families.

Dr. Mannarino has received many honors for his work, including the Betty Elmer Outstanding Professional Award, the Most Outstanding Article Award for papers published in the journal Child Maltreatment given by the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC), the Model Program Award from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration for "Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Child Traumatic Stress", and the Legacy Award from the Greater Pittsburgh Psychological Association.

Dr. Mannarino has recently completed two-year terms as the President of APSAC and the President of the Section on Child Maltreatment, Division of Child and Family Policy and Practice, American Psychological Association. He is one of the co-developers of Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).

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Steven Marans, MSW, PhD

Professor, Director
Yale University School of Medicine
National Center for Children Exposed to Violence
New Haven, CT

Workshop Session: D8

Steven Marans, PhD, MSW is the Director of the NCCEV, Director of the Childhood Violent Trauma Center of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) at the Yale Child Study Center and Harris Professor of Child Psychiatry and Professor of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine.

Throughout his career, Dr. Marans has focused on the experience of violent trauma in the lives of children and families, as well as building and developing systems of care that can improve services and clinical outcomes. As a leader in the development of the pioneering CD-CP program and a consultant on responding to CEV, nationally and internationally, Dr. Marans has helped agencies at the local, state and federal levels to identify and respond to thousands of children and families each year who have experienced violence in their homes, schools and communities. He has led the way in creating new collaborative responses to domestic violence and to psychologically-informed approaches to emergency management responses to mass casualty, man-made and natural disasters and has developed numerous products and materials for law enforcement and first responders related to CEV response.

Dr. Marans has served on numerous national efforts related to CEV, is one of the founding members of the NCTSN and currently serves as a member of the U.S. Attorney General’s Defending Childhood Task Force. His work in developing acute, peri-traumatic and long-term responses to violent and catastrophic events has led to the development of new clinical approaches to meeting the needs of traumatized children and families, including Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (CFTSI).

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Terra Marroquin, MSW

Domestic Violence Prevention Specialist
San Diego District Attorney's Office
Chula Vista, CA

Workshop Session: L14

Ms. Marroquin has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from UC Berkeley and a Master’s in Social Work from Columbia University. She has worked in the field of family violence for over 17 years. Ms. Marroquin currently serves as a Domestic Violence Prevention Specialist for the San Diego District Attorney’s Office. She is an Executive Team member for the San Diego Domestic Violence Council, working on countywide public awareness efforts, training and program development, policy, and other cross-disciplinary projects.

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Jenny Marshall, BA, Dip Law

Manager
Child Protection and Wellbeing | NSW Kids & Families
North Sydney, NSW, Australia

Workshop Sessions: J7

Ms. Marshall is Manager, Child Protection and Wellbeing Unit, Child Protection and Violence Response Unit, NSW Kids & Families. The Child Protection and Wellbeing Unit coordinates NSW Health’s implementation of reforms arising from the Special Commission of Inquiry into Child Protection Services in NSW and leads state-wide policy development in child protection for the NSW Health Service.

Ms. Marshall has more than 20 years’ experience in human services and justice policy having previously worked in the Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol Office in NSW Health and other NSW government agencies including The Cabinet Office, Attorney General’s Department and Department of Industrial Relations.

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Anthoinette Matulessy




Workshop Session: N17-c

Bio to come.

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Lisa McCulloch, LCSW

Chadwick Center for Children and Families
Rady Children’s Hospital—San Diego
San Diego, CA

Workshop Session: I3

Lisa McCulloch, LCSW is a Forensic Interviewer at the Chadwick Center at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego. She has worked in the field of child sexual abuse since 1991 and has been a forensic interviewer since 1995. In addition to her work as an interviewer, Lisa has also been responsible for revising and maintaining the online training for mandated reporters of child abuse and neglect in California, and revised the publication, The California Child Abuse & Neglect Reporting Law: Issues and Answers for Mandated Reporters.

Prior to her work at the Chadwick Center, Lisa worked as a Protective Services Worker for the County of San Diego from 1991-1995. She graduated with a BA in psychology from the University of Virginia, and received her MSW from San Diego State University. Lisa has provided interdisciplinary trainings and presentations on identification of child sexual abuse and forensic interviewing, and co-authored the article, A Model for Conducting Forensic Interviews With Child Victims of Abuse. She also has provided training on Child Maltreatment Identification and on Self-Care through the Public Child Welfare Training Academy, and has been involved in working with staff at the Chadwick Center on addressing issues of compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma.

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Melissa Merrick




Workshop Session: G8

Bio to come.

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Marilyn Metzler, RN MPH

Senior Analyst, Health Equity
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, GA

Workshop Session: G8

Marilyn is the Senior Analyst for Health Equity in the Division of Violence Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Karna, where she leads efforts to integrate a health equity approach across research, surveillance, and program activities. She has co-authored multiple publications and is a member of the following HHS work groups: Criminal Justice and Re-entry; Children of Incarcerated Parents; and, Healthy People 2020 Social Determinants of Health. Marilyn is a registered nurse with a BA in philosophy from Smith College in Northampton, MA, and an MPH from Morehouse School of Medicine, in Atlanta, GA. Prior to arriving at CDC in 1999, Marilyn was the Regional Coordinator for Community Health Education at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical System in Lebanon, NH.

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Amy Meyers, PhD

Assistant Professor
Molloy College
Rockville Centre, NY

Workshop Session: E3, J6, L6

Amy Meyers, PhD, LCSW is Assistant Professor of Social Work and Director of Field Education at Molloy College in Rockville Centre, NY. She maintains a private practice in NYC and has trained child welfare workers on sibling abuse assessment and intervention at Departments of Social Services in various counties and has lectured nationally on the subject of sibling abuse. She received her MSW and PhD from CUNY Graduate Center/Hunter College School of Social Work and trained at the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis.

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Brian C. Miller, PhD

Director, Children’s Program
Primary Children’s Hospital
Taylorsville, UT

Workshop Sessions: J3, L3

Brian Miller is the Director of Children's Behavioral Health at Primary Children's Wasatch Campus in Salt Lake City, Utah. Previously he directed the Trauma Program for Families with Young Children at The Children's Center in Salt Lake City, a community mental health center serving preschool age children and their families.

Dr. Miller has worked in a broad variety of treatment and mental health policy settings, including serving as the Salt Lake County Mental Health Director, Clinical Director of Davis Behavioral Health, Associate Director of the Utah State Division of Mental Health, and as a psychotherapist in private practice. He consults with behavioral health agencies on implementation of evidence-based practices, transforming practice to trauma informed care, and organizational supports for secondary traumatic stress in treatment providers.

He holds a Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio, where he was a Mandel Leadership Fellow. He recently completed a term as board president for the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Utah Chapter, and serves on the board of the Polizzi Clinic, a free clinic for behavioral health services in Salt Lake City.

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Michelle Miller, PhD, LCSW, LCPC

Project Coordinator
National Children’s Alliance
Butte, MT

Workshop Session: B3

Bio to come.

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Kimberly Mitchell, PhD

Research Professor
Crimes against Children Research Center
University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH

Workshop Session: B7

Kimberly J. Mitchell, PhD is a Research Associate Professor of Psychology at the Crimes against Children Research Center, located at the University of New Hampshire. Her 17 years of research experience have focused on youth exposure to violence, the risk and benefits of youth technology usage; and the health impact of violence exposure.

Dr. Mitchell has directed and/or co-directed several projects including all three Youth Internet Safety Studies, the Survey of Internet Mental Health Issues, all three National JuvenileOnline Victimization Studies, and the National Juvenile Prostitution Study. She was also the Principal Investigator on a grant to conduct the Technology-Involved Harassment Victimization Study and a grant to investigate the commercial exploitation of children through the Internet, both funded by the Department of Justice.

She is the author of over 85 peer-reviewed papers in her field and has spoken at numerous national conferences.

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Mika Moulton, BS

Executive Director
Christopher's Clubhouse
La Quinta, CA

Workshop Session: N17-b

Mika Moulton's story is one of compassion born from a tragic event: the kidnapping and brutal murder of her ten year old son, Christopher. Instead of giving into her desire to curl up into the fetal position, she jumped into action to create a nonprofit organization called Christopher's Clubhouse to teach children and families how to be safe.

Mika developed the curriculum and training materials for children of varying ages and has grown the organization to include programs for teens, women, families, and the elderly.

Mika is an outspoken activist and lobbyist for children's rights and a frequent speaker on issues related to child safety. In addition to Christopher's Clubhouse, Mika dedicates her energy and lends her expertise to the Prevent Child Abuse of Riverside County; Coachella Valley Serving People in Need; CASA Riverside; Coachella Valley Community Trust; Family & Friends Fighting Against Child Abuse; The Surviving Parents Coalition; Team HOPE; Gina for Missing Persons; The Office of Juvenile Justice and the National Center for Mission and Exploited Children.

Mika often says that she cannot change what happened to Christopher in 1995. However, she believes she and Christopher's Clubhouse can serve as a catalyst to change the future—to provide a safe and secure environment for all children and to prevent further crime against families.

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Sandra Murray, MD

Clinical Professor
University of California, Irvine
Orange, CA

Workshop Sessions: Institute A, B1

Dr. Murray attended both medical school and pediatric residency at the University of California, Irvine. After her residency, she worked in general and in-patient pediatrics for two years. She then completed a fellowship in Family Violence at the Chadwick Center for Children in San Diego.

Dr. Murray is board certified in pediatrics and in child abuse pediatrics. She is the past medical director of the Riverside Child Assessment Team in Riverside County, and is currently the medical director of the Child Abuse and Protection Team at Miller Children’s and Women’s Hospital in Long Beach. She is a clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of California, Irvine where she is a child abuse pediatrician at UCI Medical Center and at Children’s Hospital of Orange County, and occasionally is a newborn nursery attending at UCI Medical Center.

She is an active member of several organizations that focus on prevention and education about child abuse and family violence.

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John E.B. Myers, JD

Professor of Law
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Sacramento, CA

Workshop Sessions: J6, L6, M6

Professor Myers teaches law at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. He is a leading authority of legal aspects of child abuse and neglect.

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Anita Nanhoe, PhD

Researcher
Municipality of Rotterdam
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Workshop Session: N17-c

The Surinamese-Hindustani Anita Nanhoe migrated to the Netherlands with her family in 1975. Anita studied Developmental & Educational Psychology and Clinical & Health Psychology at the University in Leiden. In April 2012 she defended her PhD-study on the success factors in the educational carriers of immigrant and native academics from lower classes in the Netherlands.

Anita has a rich work experience in various disciplines in the social and psychological health sector. Since 2002 she works at the municipality of Rotterdam on several fields including migration, emancipation, education and domestic violence. As a senior researcher she also initiates and cordinates joint researches for the four biggest cities in the Netherlands on the field of domestic violence.

Anita is also a cordinator in cases of small scale incidents and sexual offences in the Rotterdam-Rijnmond region, a visiting lecturer at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, chairman of the Stichting Develop Today (an NGO for developmental work) and chairman of the Rotterdam Pride (an organization for sexual diversity). Anita operates from the dynamical systems perspective and makes a connection between scientific knowledge and practice in her work.

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Patricia Nellius, PhD

CEO
Brevard Family Partnership
Melbourne, FL

Workshop Session: E11

Patricia is the founding CEO of Brevard Family Partnership where she has served since its inception in 2004. Patricia serves as the longest standing CBC CEO in the state of Florida.

Patricia holds a Masters and Doctorate in Counseling and  completed the Multisystem Integration Certificate program at Georgetown University. Under Patricia's leadership Brevard successfully transformed its local child welfare system into a national model. 

Patricia also serves as the CEO of the National Center for Innovation and Excellence. Out of a deep desire to impact change and improve the quality of life for vulnerable children and families, Patricia worked her way from the field up to administration and has served in human services with specific focus on system reform for over 25 years.

Patricia's commitment to protect the vulnerable has resulted in many accolades for her efforts. Some of which include receipt of Central Florida Humanitarian of the Year 2015: Space Coast Daily News/Space Coast Medi  cine; Woman of Excellence: Melbourne Chamber of Commerce; "Children's Hero" award in 2012; the "Distinguished Service" award from the Florida Coalition for Children for her local, state, and national System of Care efforts; the "Administrator of the Year"; and "Child Abuse Prevention Leadership" awards; and she received commendation from Governor Bush for assisting the state of Florida in obtaining its' 1st Child Welfare IV-E Waiver for authoring the "Title IV-E Waiver Service Array and Practice Guide" and conducting statewide implementation training.

Patricia served as Chairperson of the Resource Allocation Committee under DCF Secretary Lucy Hadi resulting in the establishment of Florida's Center for Child Welfare at USF.

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Ruth Newton, PhD

CEO
Newton Center for Affect Regulation (NCAR)
La Jolla, CA

Workshop Session: H8

Dr. Newton is a licensed clinical psychologist specialized in the use of attachment and affect regulation theories in interventions from birth through adulthood. She has been a member of the Allan Schore Los Angeles Study Group for Interpersonal Neurobiology since 2004 and the founding clinical supervisor for the Therapeutic Childcare program at St. Vincent de Paul Village.

Dr. Newton is the author of The Attachment Connection designed to help parents raise secure, emotionally regulated children and the originator of Integrative Regulation Therapy (iRT), a neurobiological evidence-informed limbic system scaffolding used for observation, assessment, and interventions for all ages.

Dr. Newton is the founder and director of the Newton Center for Affect Regulation (NCAR) and has developed an iRT training program for clinicians entitled Scaffolding the Brain. She is endorsed by the California Center for Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health as an Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist and Reflective Practice Facilitator III/Mentor.

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Monica Nielsen-Parker, LCSW, LSCSW, CCRC

Research Program Manager
Children's Mercy Hospitals & Clinics
Kansas City, MO

Workshop Session: M14

Monica Nielsen-Parker is the Research Program Manager for the Division of Child Abuse and Neglect at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, MO. She has a Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Missouri and holds clinical licensure in the states of Missouri and Kansas.

During her over-15-year career, she has provided therapy directly to children and families, managed Social Workers assessing for child abuse in a medical setting, and currently manages programs and research related to the prevention and evaluation of child abuse.

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Doris Nilsson




Workshop Sessions: L7-a, L7-b

Bio to come.

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Trine​ Norevik

Social Counselor
Smiso Hordaland​
Bergen, Norway

Workshop Session: K15-b

Social counselor in child welfare, 1998; Substance abuse and mental health, 2012; Educational guidance ​, 2015;  Sosial worker, Haukeland University Hospital, Department of youth psychiatry, 11 years​s​; Counselor, Smiso-Hordaland.

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Rick O’Hanlon, MAOM

Lieutenant (retired)
San Diego Police Department
El Cajon, CA

Workshop Session: I6 Investigators Forum

Rick O’Hanlon  is a retired  lieutenant of the  the San Diego Police Department (SDPD) with a thirty-three year career. He held numerous positions with SDPD and spent over fifteen years as a supervisor and unit commander of the Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Units. He has lectured throughout the United States and was also a guest lecturer in Bangkok, Thailand. He was also retained as an expert witness to assist in the defense of a federal lawsuit against the City of San Francisco. Rick holds a master’s degree in organizational management from the University of Phoenix and is on the faculty of National University.

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Marisol Olguin, MS

Forensic Interview Specialist
Chadwick Center, Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego
San Diego, CA

Workshop Session: I3 Forensic Interviewers (Spanish)

Marisol Olguin, MS, is a forensic interview specialist for the Chadwick Center for Children & families at Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego. For the last 10 years she has been responsible for conducting bilingual (Spanish/English) and bicultural forensic interviews in the Chadwick Center’s Forensic & Medical Services department. Prior to forensic interviewing Marisol was a doctoral candidate in Clinical Psychology at Alliant International University-California School of Professional Psychology. As part of her clinical training she completed a pre-doctoral internship in the Chadwick Center’s Trauma Counseling department, where she provided outpatient research based therapy and administered a variety of cognitive and psychological tests to children, adolescents and adults. Marisol served as a research psychometrist for the UCSD Shiley Eye Institute. It was in this capacity that she conducted extensive assessments on preschool aged children and collaborated in the Spanish translation of standardized intelligence tests for this population.

Marisol developed an early interest in working with children and families and received a bachelor of science in human development with a professional concentration in Child Life, from Wheelock College in Boston. And she accepted a highly coveted Child Life Specialist internship at Mattel Children’s Hospital -UCLA Medical Center. Marisol’s undergraduate training kindled an interest in the study of psychophysiology and eventually led Marisol to pursue a graduate degree in Health Psychology and training in HRV biofeedback.

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Mike Olson, MS

Co-founder, Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer
Cloudera
San Francisco, CA

Workshop Session: Wednesday Plenary

Mike (@mikeolson) co-founded Cloudera in 2008 and served as its CEO until 2013 when he took on his current role of chief strategy officer (CSO.) As CSO, Mike is responsible for Cloudera’s product strategy, open source leadership, engineering alignment and direct engagement with customers.

Prior to Cloudera Mike was CEO of Sleepycat Software, makers of Berkeley DB, the open source embedded database engine. Mike spent two years at Oracle Corporation as vice president for Embedded Technologies after Oracle’s acquisition of Sleepycat in 2006. Prior to joining Sleepycat, Mike held technical and business positions at database vendors Britton Lee, Illustra Information Technologies and Informix Software.

Mike has a Bachelor’s and a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley.

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Denyse Olson-Dorff




Workshop Session: Institute D

Bio to come.

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Rebecca Orsi, PhD

Research Scientist
Colorado State University Social Work Research Center
Fort Collins, CO

Workshop Session: H7-a

Rebecca Orsi is a Research Scientist at the Social Work Research Center at Colorado State University. She has years of experience with statistical modeling of child welfare outcomes. Dr. Orsi's primary research interests include child maltreatment risk assessment, child welfare outcomes, adoption outcomes and use of integrated administrative data for maltreatment research.

Prior to entering academia, she was a quantitative analyst for a Fortune 500 company. Dr. Orsi's education includes a BA in Mathematics, an MS in Statistics and a PhD in Education and Human Resource Studies, with a specialization in Research Methods.

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Ismael Ozanne

District Attorney
Dane County District Attorney
Madison, WI

Workshop Session: N17-j

Ismael Ozanne is a lifelong resident of Madison, Wisconsin.  He attended St. James elementary and middle school and graduated from Madison West High School in 1989.  He earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Political Science and graduated from UW Madison in 1994.  While an undergrad, he played varsity soccer for the Badgers men’s soccer team, worked as an Assembly Page for the Wisconsin State Legislature, and staffed the Joint Committee on Finance.  During summers, he was a tutor at Madison East High School for the Madison Metropolitan School District’s summer school program.

Ozanne received his Juris Doctorate from the UW Madison Law School in 1998.  While in law school, he interned with the Legal Assistance for Institutionalized Persons (LAIP) at the Oxford Federal Prison, the Appellate Project (the start of the Innocence Project of today), and the Prosecution Project, which placed him in the Dane County District Attorney's Office.

In the summer of 1998, Ozanne was hired as an Assistant District Attorney by DA Diane Nicks.  Ozanne has prosecuted cases ranging from civil traffic OWI 1st to First Degree Intentional Homicides. He handled felony and misdemeanor domestic violence cases for almost eight years before moving to a felony drug caseload.  He was an executive board member for the Assistant State Prosecutor’s union (ASP), a member of the bargaining committee, and a union representative for the DA’s Office.

In February of 2008, Governor Doyle appointed Ozanne to be the Executive Assistant for the Department of Corrections (DOC), the largest cabinet agency in the state, with a budget of $1.2 billion, 10,000 employees, 20,000 adult inmates, 70,000 adults on community supervision, and wards of the juvenile system.  Ozanne worked on the DOC’s budget, the DOC’s response to racial disparities, and Act 28 sentencing reforms.  In July 2009, Governor Doyle appointed Ozanne to be the Deputy Secretary of the DOC, where he was in charge of daily operations.

On August 1, 2010, Governor Doyle appointed Ozanne to be the Dane County District Attorney, due to DA Blanchard being elected as a Court of Appeals judge.  Notably, Ozanne is the first African America District Attorney in Wisconsin’s history.
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Carrie Paschall, BA

Director of Forensic Services
Dallas Children's Advocacy Center
Dallas, TX

Workshop Sessions: G4, H4

Carrie Paschall is currently the Director of Forensic Services for the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center in Dallas, Texas where she oversees the operations of a forensic interview team of six including the Interview Supervisor and the Team Lead Interviewer.

Previously she was with the Tarrant County District Attorney’s office in Fort Worth, Texas as the Child Forensic Interviewer for the Crimes Against Children Unit. As a child interviewer, Carrie assisted local, state and federal law enforcement officials by conducting video recorded forensic interviews of children in cases where the child is alleged to have been the victim of or witness to child abuse and other violent crimes.

Carrie also occasionally assisted prosecutors in preparing children for court and preparing cross examination of defense experts in the field of child forensic interviewing and sexual abuse dynamics and disclosure. Carrie is often called upon by prosecutors to testify as an expert witness in forensic interviews of children in both civil and criminal cases. Carrie has testified in numerous criminal and civil trials in both juvenile and district court in Texas, and in other states and has conducted over 5300 forensic interviews.

Prior to working for the district attorney’s office Carrie was an investigator for Child Protective Services from June of 1995 until December of 1999. While with CPS, Carrie was in two specialized units, a specialized sexual abuse unit where she investigated only allegations of sexual abuse and the TIP Unit, Teamed Investigation Project, where she investigated sexual abuse, severe physical abuse and child death cases. Carrie has been the primary investigator in over 500 child abuse investigations, and as a CPS investigator also conducted video taped forensic interviews of child abuse victims and witnesses. In total, Carrie has conducted over 5,350 video recorded child forensic interviews.

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Donna Pence, BS

Practice Improvement Consultant
Pence-Wilson Training & Consulting, Inc
San Diego, CA

Workshop Sessions: Institute E, Q18-b

Donna Pence was selected to be the first female Special Agent with the Tennessee Bureau in 1976 after two years in the Metropolitan Nashville Park Police. During her 25 years with the Bureau she worked undercover, special crimes, and field investigations. She was designated as the Bureau’s child abuse investigation specialist in 1986 and helped develop and train the first multidisciplinary child abuse investigation teams in Tennessee.

Upon her retirement, she joined the Academy of Professional Excellence, a project of San Diego State University as a trainer and curriculum specialist. She is the past chair of the California Network of Child Advocacy Centers, former board member of the California Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, a member of the San Diego Child Fatality Review Committee, and Child Welfare and Secondary Traumatic Stress Workgroups of The National Child Traumatic Stress Network.

Donna has authored or co-authored numerous articles and book chapters as well as a book, Team Investigation of Child Sexual Abuse: The Uneasy Alliance with Charles A. Wilson. She most recently authored the chapter, “Child Abuse and Neglect Investigation”, for the 3rd edition of The APSAC Child Maltreatment Handbook, an article for a special trauma-focused issue of the journal Child Welfare on ""Trauma-Informed Forensic Child Maltreatment Investigations"" and co-authored “Trauma-Informed Care” for the International Encyclopedia of Social Work

She has conducted training over the last 30 years to multidisciplinary audiences in 38 states and 8 countries on multidisciplinary team development and maintenance, cultural issues for professionals, trauma-informed investigative practices, Secondary Traumatic Stress and child abuse investigation professionals, decision-making in child maltreatment investigations, child and adult investigative interviewing and investigative issues around child maltreatment and fatalities.

In 2013, Special Agent Pence one of 3 women in law enforcement honored by the San Diego Police Foundation as a recipient of the “Women In Blue” Award.

Ms. Pence is the president of Pence-Wilson Training & Consultants, Inc., She is the lead trainer and Practice Improvement Consultant.

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Tracy Prior

Assistant Chief
Family Protection Division- Domestic Violence/Child Abuse/Elder Abuse
Office of the District Attorney
San Diego, CA

Workshop Session: L14

Tracy Prior has been a prosecutor for 20 years, specializing in Domestic Violence and Child Abuse cases. She is currently the Assistant Chief of the Family Protection Division and leads/mentors 40 lawyers who handle Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Child Abuse, and Elder Abuse cases.

Tracy has tried several murder cases to verdict including a Domestic Violence capital case involving the Death Penalty. Tracy has taught at the state and national levels and has presented to international audiences on topics surrounding Crawford v. Washington, use of propensity evidence in Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault cases, as well as prosecution of child molestation cases.

Tracy currently serves as the Chair of the Domestic Violence Subcommittee of the National District Attorney’s Association where she has led a team to develop protocols for information sharing and training between prosecutors and the National Football League and Major League Baseball. Tracy’s biggest accomplishments are her two young boys, ages 9 and 7.

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Mary Pulido, PhD

Executive Director
The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
New York, NY

Workshop Session: B8

Mary L. Pulido, PhD, currently serves as the Executive Director of The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, the first child protective agency in the world. The NYSPCC provides mental health, legal and educational services for children, families and professionals involved in the child protection arena. She developed the crisis debriefing protocol used to support NYC child protective service workers following critical incidents. She has held senior management positions at the Child Protection Center of Montefiore Medical Center, a certified Child Advocacy Center; The Children's Village, a long-term residential treatment facility for abused children; and at Covenant House/Under 21, a crisis shelter for homeless children.

She is also a Medical Reserve Corp "first responder" to disaster trauma through the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and served as a member of the New York City Child Fatality Review Advisory Team from 2006 to 2015. She currently serves as President of the New York State Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC-NY).

She has a Ph.D. in Social Welfare from the City University of New York, a Master's Degree in Social Work from Hunter College and a Master's Degree in Teaching from Sacred Heart University.

Dr. Pulido holds the rank of Adjunct Assistant Professor at The Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College. She has published in the areas of crisis debriefing, prevention of child sexual abuse, trauma recovery, supervised visitation and managing and preventing secondary traumatic stress. She is a blogger for Huffington Post on child protection issues.

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Emily Putnam-Hornstein

Associate Professor
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA

Workshop Session: G14

Emily is an Assistant Professor at USC’s School of Social Work and Director of the Children’s Data Network. She also maintains a research appointment at the California Child Welfare Indicators Project.

Emily’s current research focuses on the application of epidemiological methods to improve the surveillance of non-fatal and fatal child abuse and neglect. Her analysis of large-scale, linked administrative data has provided insight into where scarce resources may be most effectively targeted and informs understanding of maltreated children within a broader, population-based context. Her research has been funded by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, HF Guggenheim Foundation, First 5 LA, and HRSA’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau.

Emily graduated from Yale University with a BA in Psychology, received her MSW from Columbia University, and earned her PhD in Social Welfare from the University of California at Berkeley.

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Angela Rabbitt




Workshop Session: Institute C2

Bio to come.

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Alicia Ramirez, LVN

Clinical Care Nurse
Chadwick Center for Children and Families
Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego
San Diego, CA

Workshop Session: I7 Nurses Forum

Alicia Ramirez has 22 years combined nursing and allied health experience. She has been with Chadwick Center at Rady Children's Hospital San Diego since December 2013. Prior to her position at Chadwick Center, she spent several years in correctional healthcare with the U.S. Marshalls and Immigration and Customs Enforcement/United States Public Health Service. Ms. Ramirez spent six years with the United State Air Force 59th Surgical Operation Squadron as a clinical nurse and nearly a decade of emergency room and hospital and ambulatory surgical nursing in both Southern California and South Texas.

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Laura Schwab Reese




Workshop Session: M13

Bio to come.

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Jeffrey Rich, FE

Police Detective
Plano Texas Police Department/NCJTC
Plano, TX

Workshop Sessions: C5, D5

Jeff Rich is a Detective assigned to the Plano, Texas Police Department's Family Violence Unit as a child abuse and violent crimes investigator. As a member of the multidisciplinary team, Jeff has investigated more than 4,500 child abuse and child exploitation cases. He also investigates Internet crimes against children and conducts online child exploitation investigations as a Special Deputy U.S. Marshal assigned to the F.B.I.'s Innocent Images Task Force.

Jeff is the recipient of the Child Advocate of the Year award from the Children's Advocacy Center of Collin County, the U.S. Department of Justice Eagle Award for his efforts in the investigation of online crimes against children and Department of Justice William French Smith Award for his work towards online child exploitation investigations.

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Julie Robbins, MSW, ACSW, LCSW

Clinical/Program Consultant, Trainer
San Francisco, CA

Workshop Session: Institute E

Julie Robbins, MSW, ACSW, LCSW has been practicing psychotherapy, consultation and training for over 30 years. She has expertise in all areas of family violence, including partner battering, incest, child abuse and child maltreatment. She also has had extensive experience in the areas of depression, divorce and high conflict custody disputes, trauma, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorders, child development, adoption and parenting. In addition, Ms. Robbins has worked with adults and families dealing with a cancer diagnosis and treatment. She has served as the Victim Services Director for the San Francisco Department of Public Health and is on the adjunct faculty JFK University and Alliant University. Ms. Robbins has served as the clinical consultant to a homeless youth program/Larkin Street Youth Center for over 10 years. Julie also taught a parenting course for Kid’s Turn, a class for parents of children who are currently going through a divorce or separation, for several years.

Currently, she is in private practice where she works with children, adolescents and adults and serves on the Board of the California Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (CAPSAC). Ms. Robbins has co-authored the second edition of: The Child Sexual Abuse Custody Dispute Annotated Bibliography.

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Michael Robbins




Workshop Session: Institute C1

Bio to come.

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Michelle Robison, LCSW

Administrator of Residential Services
Artesia Christian Home
Bellflower, CA

Workshop Session: B8

With 20 years of therapeutic experience mostly with children and families, Michelle Robison is currently the Administrator of Residential Services in Artesia, CA, where she is leading the development of their Memory Care Program.

Previously, Michelle was the Associate Director of Clinical Services at Chaddock, a multi-service agency providing a range of residential, educational and community based services for youth and their families. Michelle is an LCSW in Illinois and California.

She is a Certified Theraplay Therapist, Trainer & Supervisor. She also has training and experience using DDP, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Theraplay, EMDR and SPARCS. Michelle has a MSW from CA State University, Long Beach and is a wife and mother of three teenagers.

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Sheri Rouse, MFT

Lead Forensic Interviewer
Chadwick Center
Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego
San Diego, CA

Workshop Session: I3 Forensic Interviewers (English) Forum

Bio to come.

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Jeffrey Rowe, MD

Supervising Psychiatrist
Juvenile Forensics Division of the County of San Diego Behavioral Health Services
San Diego, CA

Workshop Sessions: B2, D2

Jeffrey Rowe, MD is the Supervising Psychiatrist for the Juvenile Forensics Division of the County of San Diego Behavioral Health Services.  He has served the County in various capacities over the past 20 years including as a clinical supervisor, special evaluator for the Juvenile Court, administrator, and clinical consultant. In addition, Dr. Rowe is a Clinical Associate Professor in Psychiatry for the UCSD School of Medicine. Dr. Rowe has is a board certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He has experience and expertise in the areas of delinquency, psychological trauma, and early childhood mental health.  He presents to audiences, both academic and general, on various topics, and leads annual conferences on Early Childhood Mental Health and Critical Issues in Child and Adolescent Mental Health.

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Sylvia Rowlands




Workshop Session: Institute C1

Bio to come.

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Melissa Runyon, PhD

Licensed Psychologist
Melissa Runyon, PhD, PLLC
Prospect, KY

Workshop Sessions: L7-a, L7-b

Melissa K. Runyon, Ph.D., formerly Treatment Services Director of the CARES (Child Abuse Research Education and Service) Institute and a professor of psychiatry at Rowan SOM, has been the principal investigator or Project Director on grants supporting research or services from the NIMH, SAMSHA, and private foundations to support their research, training and service efforts.

Dr. Runyon is the primary developer, with Dr. Esther Deblinger, of Combined Parent-Child Cognitive Behavioral Treatment (CPCCBT), an evidence-based treatment for children and families who are at-risk for or who have experienced child physical abuse. She received federal funding from NIMH to examine outcomes associated with child and parent participation in CPC-CBT. This study was the first to examine a group CBT model with this population and the first to directly examine the benefits of including the child in the offending parent's treatment. CPC-CBT is listed on NREPP where the model received the highest possible score for readiness for dissemination.

Dr. Runyon conducts national and international trainings and provides consultation to disseminate CPC-CBT to professionals. In fact, she has worked for a number of years with multiple agencies in Sweden to disseminate CPC-CBT and these groups have replicated the findings of a pilot study conducted by Runyon and her colleagues.

Dr. Runyon also served as co-investigator on NIMH grant with Drs. Deblinger, Cohen and Mannarino examining outcomes associated with TF-CBT. She is coauthor of CPC-CBT and TF-CBT books.

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María Paz Rutte, MS

Psychologist
Amparo y Justicia Foundation
Santiago, Chile

Workshop Session: P15-b

Psychologist by training. Master's Degree in Legal and Forensic Clinical Psychology from Universidad Complutense in Madrid, Spain and post-graduate in Criminology at Pontificia Universidad Católica and in Legal Psychology at Universidad Diego Portales in Chile.

Member of the U.N. expert group tasked with updating the Handbook on Justice for Victims: On the Use and Application of the Basic Principles of Justice for Victims of Crime and Abuse of Power which last met in Vienna in December 2013. Member of the World Society on Victimology (WSV). Since

2006, I have spoken regularly at seminars and universities in Chile, Colombia, Peru and Venezuela, among others, on topics of public policy and victimology, human trafficking, and legal and forensic psychology.

Prior to work at Fundación Amparo y Justicia, I was the Chief of Design and Implementation for the National Policy on Victims of Crime and Victim Care Centers of the Ministry of the Interior and Public Security. In Amparo y Justicia,

I am Technical Consultant at as Coordinator of the Certificate Program on "The Rights of Child and Adolescent Victims of Sex Crimes and the Justice System" taught in conjunction with Catholic University's School of Law, the Judiciary and the Office of the Public Prosecutor of Chile.

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Josefina Sabori

Instrucor of Department of Justice
Department of Justice-Fox Valley Tech
Tucson, AZ

Workshop Session: B5

Josefina Sabori has been a Detective with the Pima County Sheriff’s Department since 2006. She is currently assigned to the Crimes Against Children Unit as an investigator. She is an expert on human trafficking and she provides lesson plans and resources needed by the Southern Arizona Task Force in Tucson, Arizona.

In addition, Josefina is an instructor for Arizona Post (Peace Officer Training Academies), teaching Human Trafficking to law enforcement in basic training academies and across the state of Arizona. Josefina is also an instructor for the Department of Justice, providing education around the U.S. that supports awareness, prevention, and investigations on human trafficking; this includes the Indian Country Initiative.

She has been recognized for her outreach with human trafficking and has been nominated for 2016 Women of Influence, Guardsman of the Year with the 162nd Air National Guard for her community outreach, and she has been presented by Congresswoman Martha McSally’s First Responder of Distinction Award 2016. She works with youth in a week-long police and fire academy camp for Girl Scouts called Camp Fury. In addition, she is on the Arizona Women’s Initiative Network (AZ-WIN) committee to assist in promotion of female law enforcement officers and continued growth of their successful careers. Josefina continuously works on improving the working conditions of law enforcement officers and has volunteered at numerous community events.

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Hassan Saleheen




Workshop Session: P15-a

Bio to come.

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Anna Salter, PhD

Psychologist, Consultant
Madison, WI

Workshop Sessions: L4, Q18-c, R18-c

Dr. Salter received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and Public Practice from Harvard University and obtained a Masters Degree in Child Study from Tufts. She was a Teaching Fellow at both Universities.

Dr. Salter has lived in Madison Wisconsin since 1996 and consults half time to the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. In addition, she lectures and consults on sex offenders and victims throughout the United States and abroad. She has keynoted conferences on sexual abuse in Australia, New Zealand, Scotland and England. In all, she has conducted trainings in 50 states and 10 countries. Dr. Salter also evaluates sex offenders for civil commitment proceedings and other purposes. She testifies as an expert witness in sexual abuse civil and criminal cases.

Before moving to Madison, Dr. Salter was on the faculty of Dartmouth Medical School in Lebanon, New Hampshire in the Departments of Psychiatry and Maternal and Child Health. While there, she was Director of Psycho-social Training for the Pediatric Residency Program, Director of Child Psychiatry Consultation to the Pediatric Ward, Co-Director of the Parenting Clinic, Assistant Director of the Children-at-Risk Program and Director of the Parents in Distress Program. She also won the Saul Blatman Teaching Award in the Department of Pediatrics and Maternal and Child Health.

Dr. Salter is the 1997 winner of the Significant Achievement Award from the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers.

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Benjamin Saunders, PhD

Professor & Associate Director
National Crime Victims Research & Treatment Center
Charleston, SC

Workshop Sessions: C3, D7

Dr. Ben Saunders is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC and Associate Director of the National Crime Victims Research and Treatment.

Dr. Saunders received his Ph.D. in clinical social work from Florida State University in 1982 and is a Licensed Independent Social Worker-Clinical Practice. His research, training, and clinical interests include the initial and long term impact of violence and abuse on children and adolescents; the epidemiology of trauma, violence, and abuse; treatment approaches for abused children and their families; the use of technology in mental health training and service delivery; and innovative methods for disseminating and implementing evidence supported interventions in community service agencies.

His work has been funded by government and private agencies such as the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Institute on Child Health and Human Development, the National Institute of Justice, the National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the Office for Victims of Crime, the U.S. Department of the Navy, The Duke Endowment and the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

In 2001 Dr. Saunders received the Research Career Achievement Award from the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children and in 2008 was invited to deliver the APSAC William Friedrich Memorial Lecture. In 2014 he received the William N. Friedrich Memorial Lecture Award at the San Diego International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment.

In addition to his research and teaching activities, Dr. Saunders provides clinical supervision, consultation, training, and program consultation concerning mental health treatment of abused children and their families, and is a frequent lecturer and trainer at national and International conferences.

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Mary Sawicki, JD

Senior Attorney
Association of Prosecuting Attorneys
Washington, DC

Workshop Sessions: E6, H6

Mary Sawicki joined the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys as a Senior Attorney in the Child Abuse Prosecution Project. Previously, Attorney Sawicki was a prosecutor for 23 years in the Worcester County, MA District Attorney's Office. For a majority of those 23 years, Attorney Sawicki was the Chief of the Child Abuse Unit, prosecuting and supervising the prosecution of crimes against children and persons with disabilities. In addition, Attorney Sawicki was a Senior Attorney for the National District Attorneys Association's National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse where she travelled the country training child abuse prosecutors and allied professionals on child abuse investigation and prosecution topics.

Most recently, Attorney Sawicki was a Practitioner in Residence at Suffolk University Law School in Boston, MA teaching in the area of child welfare law and developing internship placements for law students in the child advocacy field. Attorney Sawicki is a recipient of the Access to Justice Prosecutor Award given by the Massachusetts Bar Association.

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F. David Schneider, MD, MSPH

Professor and Chair
AHEC Program Director
Department of Family and Community Medicine
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO

Workshop Session: Institute D

F. David Schneider, MD, MSPH, is a professor and Chair of the St. Louis University, Department of Family and Community Medicine.

Dr. Schneider recently joined the department of Family and Community Medicine at Saint Louis University from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio where he was professor and vice chairman of family and community medicine and co-director of the Center for Violence Prevention.

His career has focused on medical education. He served as director of medical student education and the family medicine residency director at UT developing innovative programs there. He is nationally recognized for his work with the National Health Collaborative on Violence and Abuse (formerly the AMA's National Advisory Council on Violence and Abuse), which he chaired in 2012-13, and the Academy on Violence and Abuse for which he served as their founding president. His research interests include the adverse health effects of violence and victimization, substance abuse, chronic pain management, women's health and medical education. He teaches about family violence, substance abuse and women's health.

Dr. Schneider also served chair of the American Academy of Family Physicians' Commission on Public Health, and as president of the Texas Academy of Family Physicians. He has received numerous awards, including the Texas Academy of Family Physicians Sam A. Nixon Leadership Award. His publications include book chapters, journal articles and reviews on family violence. He has been principal and co-principal investigator on many research and training grants.

As well as chairing the department of Family and Community Medicine, Dr. Schneider serves as the SLU Area Health Education Center Program Director; and he is on the board of directors for Casa de Salud, the Missouri Academy of Family Physicians, the Academy on Violence and Abuse, and the St. Louis Integrated Health Network. He is the Immediate-Past Chair of the National Health Collaborative on Violence and Abuse, and is the President of the St. Louis Academy of Family Physicians.

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Tom Schofield

Iowa State University
Ames, IA

Workshop Session: G8

Bio to come.

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Candace H. Schoppe, MD

Developmental and Forensic Pediatrician
Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences at Dallas
Dallas, TX

Workshop Session: Institute B

Candace H. Schoppe, MD, is a forensic pathologist at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences and Assistant Professor of Pathology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Schoppe began her career in forensic science as a laboratory technician/ forensic examiner at Forensic Consultant Services in Fort Worth, Texas while attending college at Austin College in Sherman, Texas. She attended medical school at the University of Texas—Houston Medical School in Houston, Texas and completed a pathology residency at Wake Forest University/ Baptist Medical Center in Winston Salem, North Carolina. Following her residency, she completed a forensic pathology fellowship and a neuropathology and cardiac pathology fellowship at the New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner in New York, New York. Dr. Schoppe is board certified in anatomic, clinical, and forensic pathology.

During the course of her career, Dr. Schoppe has conducted independent research, published and presented papers, and co-presented workshops at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences annual meetings on topics relevant to child death investigation. Dr. Schoppe currently serves on the multidisciplinary Child Death Review Committee for Dallas County where she participates in a monthly review of all child fatalities occurring in Dallas County..

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Maartje Schouten, MSc, MD, PhD Candidate

Physician
Wilhelmina Children's Hospital
University Medical Center Utrecht
Utrecht, Netherlands

Workshop Session: K15-c

Maartje Schouten graduated as a medical doctor in 2014, and started as a PhD-student at the Wilhelmina Children's Hospital, UMC Utrecht. Her research focus is on the screening for child abuse at Out-of-hours Primary Care locations. In addition, together with two work groups, she wrote two guidelines on child abuse for the Dutch situation: children with bruises, and screening for child abuse in an acute medical care setting.

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Merritt D. Schreiber, PhD

Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Torrance, CA

Workshop Session: O18-b

Bio to come.

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Patty Secor, RN

S.A.N.E. Nurse
Palomar Hospital
Poway, CA

Workshop Session: I7 Nurses Forum

Patty has 44 years’ experience as an RN, and has worked the last 8 years as a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner of Adolescents and Adults. In addition she does monthly trainings in the area of Sexual Assault for Military Advocates, Command Liaisons and NCIS.

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Deborah Sendek, MS

Founding Board Member
U.S. Alliance to End the Hitting of Children
Canal Winchester, OH

Workshop Session: N17-j

Deborah D. Sendek has forty years of experience working in the field of child abuse, child neglect, and family violence prevention, assessment, and treatment. Deb holds a Master’s degree in Child Development, Family Relations and Developmental Psychology and has completed Post-graduate work in Clinical-Child Psychology. During her professional career, Deb served as Program Director for the Center for Effective Discipline, a program of the Gundersen National Child Protection Training Center; Executive Director of Prevent Child Abuse Ohio; and Director of the Family Support Program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, a treatment program for child and adolescent victims of sexual abuse and adolescent sexual offenders.

Deb currently serves on the Board for the National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence (NPEIV) where she co-chairs the Public Policy committee. She is a Founding Member of the U.S. Alliance to End the Hitting of Children where she currently serves as Treasurer for the Board of Trustees and she serves on the Board of Directors of ACTION OHIO, a statewide coalition against domestic violence, advocating for victims, survivors, and their families. Deb is an active member of the American Professional Society for the Abuse of Children (APSAC), the Ohio Academy of Pediatrics Subcommittee on Child Abuse and Neglect, and the Academy on Violence and Abuse (AVA) where she leads the Affinity Group dedicated to ending corporal punishment of children.

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Ed Semansky, JD, MA, TEP




Workshop Session: N17-h

Ed Semansky, JD, MA, TEP, is an attorney, psychotherapist and psychodramatist. He specializes in working with sexually abused children and their parents as they pursue justice and healing through civil litigation. Ed works with a small litigation team which has achieved award-winning verdicts for sexual abuse survivors against the perpetrators who harmed the children and the institutions which failed to protect them.

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Rajeev Seth, MD

Senior Consultant Pediatrician
ISPCAN
New Delhi, India

Workshop Session: Institute F

Dr. Rajeev Seth is a senior consultant pediatrician, trained at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), India and University of California, San Francisco, USA. Dr. Seth is the Chairperson of Indian Child Abuse, Neglect & Child Labour (ICANCL) group and a Councilor of the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN).

Dr. Seth’s work reaches out to abused and neglected children, particularly amongst urban poor and underprivileged children in India, for provision of their comprehensive needs, which include education, health and rehabilitation. At international and national forums, he advocates for protection of the rights of children and child welfare policy development. Dr. Seth is the editor of CANCL NEWS, co-author of a recent book on child abuse and neglect (2013), and has several scientific peer review publications to his credit.

Dr. Seth has received several academic awards, including the recent Distinguished Service Award from ISPCAN (2012); Fellowship of American and Indian Academy of Pediatrics; Felicitation for Outstanding Service IAP Delhi (2011); McAllister Foundation Award; and Sorel Catherine Freyman Prize; amongst many others.

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Liat Shklarski, MSW

City University of New York–Hunter College
New York, NY

Workshop Session: D9

Ms. Shklarski is a PhD student and adjunct lecturer at the Silberman School of Social Work at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College.

Ms. Shklarski's research is focused at evaluation of programs supporting foster children and foster families. Ms. Shklarski is an active clinical practitioner, providing psychotherapy to youth and adults as a licensed clinical social worker in New York city.

Ms. Shklarski holds a Master of Social Work from the University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

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Christina Shultz




Workshop Session: I3 Forensic Interviewers (Spanish)

Bio to come.

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Jane Silovsky, PhD

Professor
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Oklahoma City, OK

Workshop Session: B3

Jane F. Silovsky, PhD, Professor, is a clinical child psychologist and the Associate Director of the Center on Child Abuse and Neglect. Dr. Silovsky received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Alabama. Currently, she is a Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

Since 1997, she has been the Director of the Children with Problematic Sexual Behavior program, an assessment, treatment, and research program for preschool and school age children with problematic sexual behavior. Dr. Silovsky's research is in the area of treatment outcome and program evaluation of services for children affected by child maltreatment. One of her major research interest is problematic sexual behavior of young children, and she has published on preschool and school age children with problematic sexual behavior.

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Heather Simonich, MA

Operations Director
PATH
Moorhead, MN

Workshop Session: H9

Heather Simonich, M.A., earned her Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. She currently serves as an Operations Director for PATH of North Dakota; a treatment foster care and behavioral health organization located in Fargo, North Dakota.

Previously, Heather spent 14 years with the Neuropsychiatric Research Institute where she served as the Program Coordinator andTrainer for the Treatment Collaborative for Traumatized Youth (TCTY). She routinely provides traumainformed care training and consultation to child serving organizations across the state of North Dakota.

She is a 2012 Bush Leadership Fellow and a Licensed Professional Counselor.

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Kelly Slaven, LCSW

Director of Clinical Services
Dallas Children's Advocacy Center
Dallas, TX

Workshop Session: H4

Bio to come.

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Craig Smith, BA

‎Trainer, Consultant, Forensic Child Interviewer
C.B. Smith Training & Consulting Ltd.
British Columbia, Canada

Workshop Sessions: L5, M5

Craig Smith retired from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in 2000, after a twenty-seven year career. He spent seventeen of those years in plainclothes sections dealing primarily with Homicide, Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Cases.

Since his retirement he has given presentations to more than 12,000 police officers, child protection workers, and other professionals, on Sex Crimes, Interviewing Techniques, Child Physical and Sexual Abuse and Shaken Baby Syndrome Investigations, throughout Canada, the United States, Australia, Singapore, India, and the Philippines.

Craig is a co-author of the Manual for the Investigation of Child Sexual Abuse (1988). He also authored: Shaken Baby Syndrome—An Investigator's Manual (2010) and was a contributor to Child Maltreatment—A Comprehensive Photographic Reference Identifying Potential Child Abuse 3rd and 4th Editions (2005 & 2014).

Craig received his Bachelor of General Studies degree from the University of the Fraser Valley in June 2010. He is also a Certified Forensic Child Interviewer (CFCI).

Craig lives with his wife, Sharon in Nanaimo, B.C. Their twin sons, Scott and Phillip are both members of the RCMP serving in Alberta.

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Lisa Smith, JD

Professor
Brooklyn Law School
Brooklyn, NY

Workshop Session: B13

Professor Lisa C. Smith is a graduate of Franklin and Marshall College and Brooklyn Law School. At Brooklyn Law School, she is the Director of Criminal and Judicial Externships and has taught the Prosecutors Clinic, the Family Law Violence Project and Innovations in Criminal Justice. She is an appointee to the ABA Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence and the New York State Violence against Women DCJS Task Force.

Professor Smith was formerly the Executive Assistant District Attorney for Special Victims (Sex Crimes, Child Abuse, Domestic Violence) in the Office of the Kings County District Attorney. She has served as the Co-Chairperson of both the AALS Clinical Section Externship Committee and ABA Committee on Reentry & Collateral Consequences and the Academic Committee of the Criminal Justice Section and as a member of the New York City Bar Association Committee on Domestic Violence.

Professor Smith was instrumental in the creation of the Family Justice Center in Brooklyn, NY and has worked on numerous innovative projects in the field of child abuse and domestic violence. Professor Smith has lectured extensively and appeared as a television commentator in the areas of domestic violence, child abuse, and sexual assault. Professor Smith has worked with numerous high schools and colleges training students, faculty, and administration on sexual assault policy and procedures. She received the Women of Courage Anti-Violence Award from the Brooklyn Anti-Violence Coalition in March 2015.

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Vidija Soerdjbalie-Maikoe, MD, PhD

Forensic Pathologist
Netherlands Forensic Institute
The Hague, Netherlands

Workshop Session: A15-3

Dr. Vidija Soerdjbalie-Maikoe is a senior Forensic Pathologist of the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI) at The Hague, Netherlands. She is experienced in forensic pathology on adults and children and has performed a huge amount of forensic autopsies (inter)national.

Her special interest in the field of pediatric forensic pathology resulted in an extensive experience in investigations on child abuse and neglect, perinatal death and sudden death in infancy and childhood. She is an international consultant on forensic pathology on adults and children and is consultant for clinical autopsies. She has testified as an expert witness on numerous cases.

She is a graduate of the ' Vrije Universiteit' in Amsterdam, finished her thesis on prostate cancer at the Leiden University/ Leiden University Medical Center and trained in general clinical pathology at the Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam. She finished her training as Forensic pathologist in the Netherlands Forensic Institute and received her acknowledgement on pediatric pathology at the International Pediatric Pathology Association years later. She is a registered expert with the Netherlands Register of Court Experts (NRGD).

Internationally Dr. Soerdjbalie-Maikoe has presented at many of the international conferences and symposia on forensic pathology and forensic pediatric pathology. She organizes international symposia on forensic pathology and is regularly invited as speaker on forensic pathology (inert)national.

She has published papers in peer-reviewed journals, is the author of Forensic Postmortem Iinvestigation in Children, has contributed to a chapter in the text book Forensic Autopsy in Children: Medical Handbook of Child Abuse and is involved in national evaluation reports on postmortem investigation.

Dr. Soerdjbalie-Maikoe has special interest in training of residents, students, lawyers, prosecutors, medical doctors, forensic examiners on forensic/clinical pathology and on aspects of child abuse/neglect. She has interest in quality assurance and manages the quality control system on forensic pathology in the Netherlands.

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Maurizio Sovino, JD

Lawyer, Legal and Public Policy Coordinator
Fundación Amparo y Justicia
Providencia, Chile

Workshop Session: P15-b

Criminal lawyer and Legal Coordinator of Fundación Amparo y Justicia, Chilean NGO whose mission is to reduce sexual abuse of children and secondary victimization during the Justice System. Since 2012, leading a project to introduce in Chile the use of investigative interviews in cases of child sexual abuse, which has involved the organization of international conferences, working groups, the elaboration of a bill proposal and several meetings and actions taken with stakeholders such as congressional representatives, governmental authorities and experts from Chile and around the world.

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Suzanne Starling, MD

Professor
Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters
Norfolk, VA

Workshop Sessions: H14, M2

Dr. Starling has served as the medical director of the Child Abuse Program at CHKD since 2000. She is a professor of pediatrics, chief of the division of child abuse pediatrics at EVMS, and director of the child abuse pediatrics fellowship program. Dr. Starling lectures extensively throughout the world on many topics in the field of child abuse and directs several quality improvement projects involving the accurate diagnosis of child abuse.

Dr. Starling completed her fellowship in child abuse pediatrics at the University of Colorado's Children's Hospital in Denver.

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Paul Stern, JD

Edmonds, WA

Workshop Sessions: J6, L6, M6

Paul Stern was a prosecutor for 35 years, handling predominately child abuse, sexual assault, domestic violence and homicides. Mr. Stern served on the Boards of Directors for the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers from 2003-2005, and for the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children from 1991-1997. He is past-president of the Washington Professional Society on the Abuse of Children.

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John Stirling, MD




Workshop Sessions: H1, I8 Physician's Forum

Bio to come.

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Barbara Stone, MS

Federal Way, WA

Workshop Session: C12

I worked for the Washington state Department of Social and Health Services for 33 years. I held positions as social worker, social work supervisor, program manager, special assistant to the head of the Children's Administration and the Director over all child care, foster care, and group care licensing. I was also responsible for the child protection investigations in all licensed, certified or state institutions. During my whole career I specialized in the investigations of sexually abused children. Since 2001 I have worked as a expert witness in child abuse and licensing court cases.

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Premi Suresh, MD

Pediatric Physician
Chadwick Center, Rady Children's Hospital—San Diego
San Diego, CA

Workshop Session: Institute A

Dr. Premi Suresh grew up in northeastern Ohio. She obtained her B.S. degree from Kent State University and her M.D. degree at Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine in 2003. She moved to California after medical school and completed her residency in pediatrics at Children’s Hospital and Research Center at Oakland. Dr. Suresh stayed on after residency to work as a hospitalist and also for the Center for Child Protection as a member of the SAFE team. In 2008, she moved down to southern California to complete a two year fellowship in child abuse pediatrics at the Chadwick Center for Children and Families at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego. She currently works at Rady Children’s as an attending pediatrician at the Chadwick Center, Polinsky Children’s Center and in the multidisciplinary Failure to Thrive clinic.

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Elizabeth Thompson, PhD

Assistant Vice President, Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress
Director, Kennedy Krieger Institute
Baltimore, MD

Workshop Sessions: D3, N17-g

Dr. Elizabeth Thompson is a mental health executive with an established track record of optimizing service delivery to traumatized children and families through organizational leadership, workforce development, policy & program development, grants management, regulatory compliance and building community relationships. In her current position, which she has held since 2006, she serves as Assistant Vice President, Director of the Department of Family and Community Interventions at Kennedy Krieger Institute, an outpatient department of an internationally recognized pediatric hospital located in Baltimore, Maryland. The Department consists of three programs—Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress, Therapeutic Foster Care, and Early Head Start, and provides treatment and early intervention services to children and families with exposure to abuse, violence and major loss.

Since 2003, Dr. Thompson has been active in the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, and is recognized for her contributions to several national workgroups and "expert panels", advancing key initiatives in the child traumatic stress field.

Recent professional presentations have included topics on child traumatic stress, organizational implementation of evidence based treatment, family informed trauma treatment, resilience, and cultural relevance in clinical service delivery.

Dr. Thompson is an active member of several professional organizations including the American Psychological Association, the Society of Psychologists in Management and the International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies. She serves on the Board of Directors of the NTL Institute of Applied Behavioral Science and the Historic East Baltimore Community Action Coalition.
Dr. Thompson earned her Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Clinical Psychology in 1987.

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Machelle Madsen Thompson




Workshop Session: Institute D

Bio to come.

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Johanna Thulin, PhD student

Linnaeus University
Växjö, Sweden

Workshop Sessions: L7-a, L7-b

Johanna Thulin is a PhD student in Social Work at the Linnaeus University, Sweden. She is certified social worker with master diplomas in social work and psychology. Her research field is physical child abuse; how it affects children and how child welfare service could support families in order to decrease the risk of further abuse. She is studying the impact of CPC-CBT within Swedish families and collects data in the Swedish research program.

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Pragatha Tummala, MPH

Executive Director
International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN)
Aurora, CO

Workshop Sessions: I5 International Guests Forum

Ms. Pragathi Tummala is a senior level public health expert and has over ten years of experience designing, developing, and managing health and wellness programs. She has extensive Project Management experience and has worked with a diverse group of stakeholders in the community, as well as private, academic and public sectors to develop innovative programs. Her leadership in securing grants, in kind donations, writing technical reports, and managing grant funding has helped build programs and maximize funding opportunities. She has extensive experience building effective collaborative relationships, problem solving, mentoring and developing staff, and executing programs on schedule and within budget.

Prior to taking on leadership/management roles, Ms. Tummala was responsible for policy work leading to the enactment of state legislation protecting children from lead poisoning. She enjoys working with diverse communities and has broad public health experience working in lead poisoning prevention, state and federal Superfund sites, chronic disease management, employee wellness programs, strategic planning, grant writing, and building unique training/fellowship programs within the workplace to improve productivity and employee engagement.

Ms. Tummala holds a dual Bachelors Degree in Biology and Religion from Boston University and a Masters Degree in Public Health from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. She has won numerous awards as an author, a leader, a team player, and an individual contributor. Ms. Tummala has the interpersonal skills and strong technical background that make it possible to effectively work with customers and produce high level results.

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Heather Turner, PhD

Professor and Chair of Sociology
University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH

Workshop Session: B7

Heather A. Turner is professor of sociology and research associate at the Crimes against Children Research Center at the University of New Hampshire. Turner’s research program has concentrated on social stress processes and mental health. She is especially interested the effects of violence, victimization, and other forms of adversity on the social and psychological development of children and adolescents.

Turner has 12 years of research experience on childhood exposure to violence, has conducted numerous national surveys, and has published over 50 articles, many focusing on the epidemiology of childhood victimization and mental health. She is currently co-principal investigator for the OJJDP funded National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence (NATSCEV)–a study designed to obtain comprehensive estimates of children’s exposure to multiple forms of violence and victimization across the full developmental spectrum (age 0-17). The survey also assesses a variety of family, community, and individual level correlates of children’s exposure to victimization as well as the emotional and behavioral outcomes of such exposure.

Along with her experience in survey research, Turner has considerable expertise in the measurement of childhood stress and exposure to crime, violence, and abuse. Turner is also the director of the International Conference on Social Stress Research and currently the chair of the Sociology of Mental Health Section of the American Sociological Association (ASA).

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Sissel Ulstein, RN

Counselor
Support Center for Survivors of Incest and Sexual Abuse (SMISO)
Trondheim, Norway

Workshop Session: J11

Bio to come.

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Rhema Vaithianathan, PhD

Professor
Co-Director of the Centre for Social Data Analytics
Auckland University of Technology
Auckland, New Zealand

Workshop Session: G14

Rhema Vaithianathan, Ph.D., is currently the Director of the Centre for Applied Research in Economics and an Associate Professor in Economics at the University of Auckland. Previously, she was a research fellow at Australian National University, an independent economic consultant and policy analyst at the New Zealand Treasury. She was a Harkness Fellow at Harvard and a Foreign Scholar at Hitotsubashi University in Japan. She has published widely in health economics, entrepreneurship and development economics. She was awarded an University of Auckland's Business School Research Excellence Award. She earned both her doctorate in economics and master's of commerce from the University of Auckland.

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Janet van Bavel

KENTER, Project Child & Youth Trauma Center
Utrecht, Netherlands

Workshop Session: K15-e

Janet van Bavel worked for roundabout 25 years as a psychologist and later psychotherapist with children, adolescents (and their families) suffering from trauma through a form of child abuse or neglect. She was in 2002 one of the founders of the Child- and Youth Traumacenter (KJTC) in Haarlem (together with Francien Lamers and Margreet Visser) and became the manager of this center.

In 2010 the KJTC got the opportunity (and the funding) to work together with the Free University in Amsterdam and a lot of medical, judicial (police, prosecution and CPS), youth and adult care institutions in an Academic Workplace. In addition to scientific research on the Horizon method in trauma treatment (a combination of TFCBT and psychomotortherapy developed in the KJTC) the aim was to built a Multidisciplinary Center on Child Abuse and Neglect inspired on the CAC’s in the USA and especially the CAC in San Diego. Charles Wilson and Donna Pence came to the Netherlands twice to help us and all the team members came to San Diego to have specialized team training.

On 18 november 2015 our former Queen Beatrix opened this center, the first one in the Netherlands. Since that time Janet participates in the PROMISE project in Europe: Promoting Multidisciplinary Interagency Services for child victims or witnesses of violence.

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Jeroen van de Ven

Isala Hospital
Deventer, Netherlands

Workshop Session: Tuesday Plenary

Bio to come.

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Marie-José van Hoof, MD, MSc

PhD candidate
Mental Health Institute GGZ Rivierduinen
Leiden, Netherlands

Workshop Sessions: A15-c, F15-d

Dr. Marie-José van Hoof is a child and adolescent psychiatrist and orthopedagoge working in the field of trauma, child abuse and neglect and attachment in the Netherlands. She is about to finish her PhD on neuroimaging of attachment and emotional face processing in adolescents with childhood sexual abuse, clinical depression and non-clinical controls in 2016.

Dr. van Hoof initiated and still chairs the expertgroup Trauma and Child Abuse and Neglect of the Dutch Knowledgecenter on Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. As such she has (co-)initiated the activities of the expertgroup enhancing education for professionals (also psychiatric residents), writing articles, advising numerous committees on child abuse and neglect and advocating child rights, no to child abuse and neglect, implementation of trauma- and attachment-informed care at the local, national and international level and successfully lobbying in parliament and at the ministery of public health for political implementation of childpsychiatric knowledge and experience in the field of health and youth care. She co-chairs the Center for Sexual Assault in the province of South Holland that recently has opened its doors as part of the national network of Centers for Sexual Assault. These centers provide forensic, medical and psychological help under one (virtual) roof for survivors of sexual assault.

Dr. Van Hoof also has been an advocate for gendersensitive care both in the Netherlands and in low and middle-income countries since 30 years. The Project On Women Empowerment in Reproductive Health, which she co-founded, served several projects in underprivileged communities in Nigeria, Liberia and Uganda in collaboration with Zonta and the WHO initiative Preparing for Life.

Dr. Van Hoof is married, her husband works in insurance policy in European context, she has four children: two daughters and two sons.

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Joan van Niekerk, M Med Sc

Past President, ISPCAN
Durban North, South Africa

Workshop Sessions: Institute F, A15-a

Joan van Niekerk has worked in child protection in South Africa for 25 years, working with both, child victims and their families, as well as children in conflict with the law. She was Chairperson of the South African Law Reform Commission Project Committee on Sexual Offences which culminated in the reform of legislation dealing with sexual offences in South Africa and participated actively in other reforms of law and policy directed at the protection of children in South Africa. She is presently on the expert working group of the South African Law Reform Commission, convened to reform law relating to child pornography.

Joan worked at Childline South Africa for 21 years and assisted with the development of the Childline call centres in provinces throughout the country as well as the development of therapeutic programmes for abused children and their families, and children whose behaviour is sexually inappropriate. She established the national office of Childline, and developed training programmes on inter-sector management of child protection, psycho-social therapies for children and families and child law for Childline staff, volunteers and other sectors involved in child protection. She has written manuals for use in child protection work, book chapters, numerous articles and conducted many workshops and presentations at national, regional and international conferences.

She has been a member of the Executive Council of the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN) and is presently President of the Society.

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Graham Vimpani, MB BS, PhD

Senior Clinical Advisor
Child Protection and Wellbeing
Office of Kids and Families, NSW Ministry of Health
North Sydney, Australia

Workshop Session: J7

Professor Graham Vimpani, AM is Professor of Community Child and Family Health at the University of Newcastle Australia and Senior Clinical Advisor in Child Protection and Wellbeing for NSW Kids and Families in the Ministry of Health in Sydney, Australia. He is a community paediatrician with broad research experience including the conduct of an audit of home visiting services in Australia in 1995 and a randomised controlled trial of sustained nurse home visiting in Sydney in 2010 and previous involvement in the Port Pirie cohort study, one of three major longitudinal studies that examined the impact of lead on child development in the 1970–80s.

He is a child protection paediatrician at a major teaching hospital in Newcastle and was chief investigator of a study conducted as part of KTS that examined the baseline prevalence of health assessments for children entering out of home care. He was the recipient of the Howard Williams medal and oration of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (Division of Paediatrics and Child Health) in 2012.

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Lorena Vivanco, MD

Pediatric Physician
Chadwick Center for Children and Families
Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego
San Diego, CA

Workshop Session: Institute A

Lorena Vivanco was born and raised in Santiago, Chile.  Dr. Vivanco finished medical school and received her MD in 1995 from the School of Medicine, University of Chile.  She worked two years as a general practitioner in a rural, low-income community in Chile.  She passed her medical boards in the US in 1998 and did a transitional year, then completed her pediatric residency in 2002 at San Juan City hospital in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  Dr. Vivanco passed Pediatric boards in 2002 and moved to California that same year to start an informal training in child abuse at the Chadwick Center for Children and Families at Rady Children’s Hospital.  She completed a fellowship in Child abuse and Neglect at the Chadwick Center September 2007.  Dr. Vivanco is also board certified in Child Abuse Pediatrics (11/2009). She provided services as a forensic examiner (Child Abuse Pediatrician) for Riverside County for 9 years (Riverside County Child Assessment Team Clinic). She is currently working at Chadwick Center (Rady Children's Hospital San Diego).

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Vamık Djemal Volkan, MD, DLFAPA, FACPsa

Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA

Workshop Session: Thursday Plenary

Vamık Volkan is an Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Virginia and an Emeritus Training and Supervising Analyst at the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute.

He is a former President of the Turkish-American Neuropsychiatric Society, the International Society of Political Psychology, the Virginia Psychoanalytic Society, and the American College of Psychoanalysts. He is the Emeritus President of the International Dialogue Initiative. He was a member of the International Negotiation Network (INN) under the directorship of the former President Jimmy Carter (1989-2000) and also a member of the Working Group on Terror and Terrorism, International Psychoanalytic Association. He was a Temporary Consultant to the World Health Organization (WHO) in Albania and Macedonia.

In 2006, he was Fulbright/Sigmund Freud-Privatstiftung Visiting Scholar of Psychoanalysis in Vienna, Austria. He is a recipient of Nevitt Sanford, Elise Hayman, Bryce Boyer, Hans Strupp, Sigmund Freud (given by the city of Vienna) and Mary Sigourney (2015) awards and Margaret Mahler Literature Prize. He had the honor to give the keynote address in Cape Town, South Africa in 2006, celebrating Archbishop Desmond Tutu's life of peaceful justice and the 10th anniversary of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's activities. He also was honored on five occasions by being nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Letters of support were sent from 27 countries. Dr. Volkan holds Honorary Doctorate degrees from Kuopio University (now called the University of Eastern Finland), Finland, from Ankara University, Turkey, and the Eastern European Psychoanalytic Institute, Russia.

Dr. Volkan is the author, coauthor, editor or coeditor of over fifty psychoanalytic and psychopolitical books some of which has been translated into Turkish, German, Russian, Spanish, Japanese, Greek and Finnish. He has written hundreds of published papers and book chapters. He has served on the editorial boards of sixteen n ational or international professional journals.

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Wendy Walsh, PhD

Research Associate Professor
University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH

Workshop Sessions: E7-a, G7

Wendy A. Walsh, PhD is a Research Associate Professor at the University of New Hampshire's Crimes against Children Research Center. For over 15 years she has been conducting research on evaluating child abuse prevention and intervention programs, including children's advocacy centers, and examining the criminal justice response to child abuse. Her research areas include the multidisciplinary response to child abuse, Internet crimes against children, child pornography victims, statutory victimization and unwanted sexual experiences during college. She has worked on several national child victimization projects, including the Multi-Site Evaluation of Children's Advocacy Centers, the National Juvenile Online Victimization Studies, and the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being.

She is the author and co-author of numerous articles about child victimization and service use, the impact of victimization, andcriminal justice outcomes and disposition time.

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Jim Walters, BS

Program Administrator
NCJTC AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program
Appleton, WI

Workshop Session: E5

Jim Walters is the Program Administrator for the AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program, a U.S. Department of Justice Initiative. Mr. Walters has over 35 years' experience as a peace officer and military professional. Mr. Walters implemented the U.S. Department of Justice Southern Border Initiative.

This joint program with the Mexican government has developed a comprehensive child abduction recovery program in Mexico, which works with programs in the United States to assist in the rapid recovery of abducted children from both countries. The program also focuses on prevention and response to human trafficking, child exploitation and sex tourism in both countries.

This program has begun the process of development in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras. Mr. Walters has conducted training nationally and internationally on investigative techniques, leadership, ethics and Special Weapons and Tactics, training over 10,000 peace officers, military personnel and public safety officials in advanced techniques. He has worked with the U.S. State Department's law enforcement training program for emerging democracies, where law enforcement leaders from new democracies are trained in professional police tactics and techniques.

Mr. Walters is the director of the Border Resource Group, a non-profit group made up of law enforcement and military personnel who donate time, expertise and resources to assist communities in developing counties and rural areas of the United States in developing safe havens for abused, exploited and trafficked women and children. The group provides investigative assistance and logistical support to government officials in kidnapping and abduction investigations upon request.

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Julie Wartell

Founder
The Analysis Group
San Diego, CA

Workshop Session: L14

Julie Wartell is an independent advisor on public safety issues relating to crime analysis and policing. Previous positions include San Diego District Attorney’s Office crime analyst coordinator; East Valley COMPASS Initiative project director; San Diego Police Department crime analyst; Institute for Law and Justice and Police Executive Research Forum researcher; and National Institute of Justice fellow.

Wartell has performed a wide range of research on and analysis of crime problems and police-related issues, worked on strategic planning efforts, and assessed policing technologies. She has conducted extensive training and made presentations to officers and analysts internationally on topics relating to crime analysis and policing, has edited or authored numerous publications, and currently teaches GIS at the University of California–San Diego.

Wartell has a master’s degree in public administration with an emphasis in criminal justice administration from San Diego State and a Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Criminology and Police Management from University of Cambridge.

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David Wells, OAM, MA, MBB

Associate Professor
Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine
Southbank, Australia

Workshop Session: K15-a

David Wells is a consultant at the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine. He was previously head of Forensic Medicine at the Institute for 19 years, Assoc Professor in the Departments of Paediatrics and Forensic Medicine at Monash University and co-ordinator of the international post-graduate program in Forensic Medicine at Monash.

His current activities include an advisory role with the World Health Organisation and field-work with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. His projects with these organizations and the Institute have been in Africa (developing forensic medical service capacity), Samoa (developing a multi-sectoral response to domestic violence), the Middle East (development of medico-legal capacity in the Palestinian Occupied Territories) and a global project for the WHO, aimed at assisting victims of sexual violence occurring during periods of armed conflict and identifying perpetrators of those crimes.

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Jennifer Wheeler

Program Manager
First 5 San Diego
San Diego, CA

Workshop Session: C8

Ms. Wheeler is a Program Manager and Contracting Officer at First 5 San Diego. In this position she is the contract administrator and coordinator of several different major initiatives including First 5 First Steps home visiting, Healthy Developmental Services, and the Oral Health Initiative. She has been with the County of San Diego as a contract and program administrator and analyst for almost 12 years serving under Alcohol and Drug Services, Adult and Older Adult Mental Health Services, and now First 5. Prior to her County experience, she ran programs in non-profit and in school-based settings providing direct services to children, youth, and families.

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Catherine White, MB ChB

Clinical Director
St. Mary's Sexual Assault Referral Centre
St. Mary's Hospital CMFT
Manchester, United Kingdom

Workshop Sessions: K15-a, P15-c

Having qualified as a doctor in 1988, I undertook various hospital posts as part of my training to be a General Practitioner (Family Doctor). I joined the St. Mary's Sexual Assault Referral Centre, Manchester, UK in 1995 as one of the forensic physicians before taking the role as Clinical Director in 2003.

St. Mary's Sexual Assault Referral Centre, was the first SARC in the UK. It has had over 22,000 clients and sees on average 1,500 cases per year with over 500 of these being children.

In 2012 I was appointed as a UN Expert on Sexual Violence. Since then I have being working on a project developing forensic medical services in the West Bank, Palestine and since 2015 I have been involved in a similar UN project in Egypt.

I was honoured on the Queen's New Year's Honours List 2014 with an OBE for services to Vulnerable People Guest lecturer for the Judicial Studies Board, Serious Sexual Offences seminars and Family Courts.

I have been heavily involved in the establishment of the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine (FFLM), being the Vice President) May 2010–2013 and also sit on the Academic Committee and Forensic Science Committee. In these roles I have helped establish numerous national guidelines concerning the forensic medical care of complainants of sexual violence.

I have been a member of the working groups with both editions (2008 and 2015) of The Physical Signs of Child Sexual Abuse. An evidence-based review and guidance for best practice. Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, the latter having been written in collaboration with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

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Susan Wiet




Workshop Session: Institute D

Bio to come.

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Charles Wilson, MSSW

Senior Director
Chadwick Center for Children and Families
Rady Children’s Hospital—San Diego
San Diego, CA

Workshop Sessions: I2 Child Welfare Advocates Forum, N17-f, Q18-b

Charles Wilson, MSSW, is the Senior Director of the Chadwick Center for Children and Families and the Sam and Rose Stein Endowed Chair in Child Protection at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego. Wilson also serves as the director of the California Evidenced-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare, under contract with the California Department of Social Services, and the Co-Principal Investigator of the Chadwick Trauma Informed Systems Project for SAMHSA and the California Screening, Assessment and Treatment Initiative supported by the ACYF/Children's Bureau.

He co-chairs the Child Welfare Committee of the SAMHSA funded National Child Traumatic Stress. Within Rady Children's Hospital Wilson is the Co-Director of the Centers of Developmental and Behavioral Sciences and administratively oversees the hospital's psychiatry programs and medical social work department.

Mr. Wilson was formerly the Executive Director of the National Children's Advocacy Center in Huntsville, AL. Mr. Wilson previously served in a variety of roles in public child protection, from a front line worker in Florida and Tennessee in the 1970's, to the State Child Welfare Director in Tennessee (1982-1995).

He is past President of the American Professional Society on Abuse of Children (1992) and past Vice President of the National Association of Public Child Welfare Administrators and a former ex-offico member of the National Children's Alliance Board of Directors and former member of the board of state chapters of National Children's Alliance in Alabama and California.

He is the 2012 recipient of ACYF Commissioner's Award for California. Mr. Wilson is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences and seminars and the author or co-author of numerous publications, articles, book chapters on team investigation of child abuse, forensic interviewing, evidence based practices, and trauma informed systems, as well as, the coauthor of book The Uneasy Alliance; the Team Investigation of Child Sexual Abuse.

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Erin Wilson, MSc, BA

Senior Counter Violent Extremism Officer
National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC)
McLean, VA

Workshop Sessions: D13

Ms. Erin E. Wilson has worked for various U.S. Government agencies for more than a decade on issues pertaining to terrorist threats and propaganda, radicalization and recruitment, and programs to prevent and counter violent extremism (CVE). She currently serves as a senior CVE officer at the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) supporting U.S. efforts to prevent and counter violent extremism worldwide.

In this role, she coordinates and integrates domestic CVE efforts with DHS, DOJ, and FBI as well as other departments and agencies to implement the domestic White House CVE strategy.

Prior to this role, Ms. Wilson served as a CVE, Radicalization, and Counterterrorism Analyst for NCTC analyzing worldwide trends, threats, and opportunities. From 2008-2010, she served as NCTC's first Representative to State Department. She also served as a Latin America Counternarcotics and Policy analyst for the Department of Defense from 2003-2005.

Ms. Wilson earned her MSc in Comparative Politics/Conflict Studies with an emphasis on radicalization to violence from the London School of Economics and received her BA in International Relations from Michigan State University.

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Janis Wolak, JD

Senior Researcher
Crimes against Children Research Center
University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH

Workshop Session: G7

Janis Wolak, J.D., is a Senior Researcher at the Crimes against Children Research Center, University of New Hampshire. She has directed several US national surveys about internet-related crimes and child sexual exploitation. She is the author and co-author of numerous reports, book chapters, and peer-reviewed articles about youth victimization, internet-related crimes and child sexual exploitation. She has provided training and served on expert panels nationally and globally in her field. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Justice, the Verizon Foundation and Thorn.

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Janette Wolski-Bonesteel, RN, BSN, PHN

Public Health Nurse
N. Inland Public Health Center
Escondido, CA

Workshop Session: M8

University of Oklahoma BSN 2008, University of San Diego BS 2005, San Diego County PHN 5 years.

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Pamela Wright, LCSW

Clinical Director
South Bay Community Services
Chula Vista, CA

Workshop Session: L8-b

Ms. Wright received her Bachelors in Psychology from the University of Colorado and her Masters in Social Work from Denver University. Ms. Wright is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a Certified Domestic Violence Counselor, a Certified Mediator, and a practitioner in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, and Family Systems Theory BSFT. Ms. Wright has worked with SBCS for over 25 years in the field for more than 30 years.

As the Clinical Director of SBCS, Ms. Wright oversees the agency’s Clinical Supervisors and clinical services for all SBCS programs. Ms. Wright has provided Clinical Supervision for over 25 years to students, staff and individuals working towards professional development and licensure. Ms. Wright has been a trainer for over 24 years. Ms. Wright has trained on topics including trauma & trauma informed care, domestic violence, engagement & assessment, group facilitation and cultural competency. Specifically Ms. Wright has trained on Trauma-Informed Care for 14 years. Ms. Wright has developed and offered a training module on Trauma-Informed Care for all of the domestic violence shelters in the state of California.

Ms. Wright has continued to train and teach on Trauma-Informed Care at conferences, Universities classes and was a keynote speaker on trauma Informed care of the National Promise Neighborhood’s Conference in Washington D.C. Ms. Wright has been the Trauma Champion at SBCS and has facilitated implementation of the service approach and paradigm shift within SBCS. Ms. Wright also has a private practice working with individuals, families and couples dealing with trauma..

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Andrea Zaferes, BA

Medicolegal Death Investigator
Dutchess County Medical Examiners Office & TeamLGS
Shokan, NY

Workshop Sessions: G5, H5

With 27 years of working in the field of submerged body/evidence recovery and investigation with TeamLGS teaching fire, law enforcement and military teams, Andrea is a noted innovator in aquatic death investigation. She is the Aquatic Death and Abuse Investigation Instructor for the New York State DCJS, Illinois Law Enforcement MTUs, California State POST, and the Pennsylvania State Police Homicide Association.

She is a death medicolegal death investigator for Dutchess County Medical Examiner office, has more than 100 publications, co-authored with Butch Hendrick, Public Safety Diving, Ice diving Operations, and Surface Ice Rescue (Pennwell Publishing), is the water rescue editor for Fire Engineering Magazine, and the dive safety editor for the Diver Medic & Aquatic Safety e-zine.

She is an aquatic homicide and missing person consultant for the National Center for Missing & Exploited children, has presented at well over 250 forensic, aquatic and rescue conferences has taught over 2,000 law enforcement/death investigators in her 1-3 day Aquatic Death Investigation program, and serves as a bodyfound-in-water expert witness in homicide trials. She conducts research on aquatic deaths and introduced the occurrence of "aquatic sexual sadism," and is one of the few speakers on aquatic child abuse. Andrea has received national and international awards such as the DAN-Rolex Dive of the Year and Beneath the Sea Diver of the Year.

Through Lifeguard Systems, Andrea is a noted innovator in aquatic death investigation procedures, has been teaching dive teams how to find and recover submerged bodies and evidence since 1987, and has taught thousands of law enforcement & death investigators how to perform aquatic death and homicidal drowning investigations worldwide. With Walt Hendrick, she co-founded nonprofit RIPTIDE to assist law enforcement & death investigators with such investigations.

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