Faculty

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Larry Adelman
Randy Alexander
Sandra Alexander
Amanda Archer
Alexis Balkey
Jane Barlow
Daniel Barrett
Mia Behrens
Sharon Behrens
Richard Bennett
Arnon Bentovim
Lucy Berliner
Iva Bicanic
Linda Billman
Jennifer Blanchard
Catherine Bonnet
Ellen Boszhard
Sherrie Bowen
Adam Brown
Vivian Brown
Maajke Brunekreef
Roger Byard
Roger Canaff
Mark Chaffin
Christina Chambers
Ira Chasnoff
Ross Cheit
Cynthia Christian
Charles Clemons
Catherine Connell
Lisa Conradi
Jon Conte
Leslie Craig
Chrissy Curtis
Shawn Daniels
Paul DerOhannessian II
Jason Dickinson
Hester Diderich
Rebekka Dreke
Jan Dunn
Simone Ebbers
Elizabeth Ekaete
Susan Erstling
Rita Farrell
Karen Farst
David Finkelhor
Patricia Fisher
Justin Fitzsimmons
Laurie Fortin
Lori Frasier
Terra Frazier
Bernard Gerbaka
Abby Gerwirtz
Angelo Giardino
John Goedee
Matthieu Goedhart
Gail Goodman
Paris Goodyear-Brown
Jenny Gray
Christopher Greeley
Michael Grogan
Allen Gunnarson
Casey Gwinn
Dorothy Hambayi
Rochelle Hanson
Helen Holmquist-Johnson
Jennifer Hossler
Jeff Howard
Eva Hoytema van Konijnenburg
Collette Ingraham
Jewell Cory Jensen
Lisa Jobi-Shields
Kenneth Lyons Jones
Lisa Jones
Holly Joshi
Iby Kantor
Margaret Kennedy
Moira Kenney
Julie Kenniston
Kyle Killian
Barbara Knox
David Kolko
Cynthia Kuelbs
Harkmore Lee
Merle Liburd
Beth Limberg
Kelli Litsch
Kaitlin Lounsbury
Richard Love
Meghan Lukasik
Thomas Lyon
Lawrence Marum
Francoise Mathieu
Megan McKellogg-Guajardo
Mary Meinig
Melissa Merrick
Marilyn Metzler
Beth Minor
Brian Miller
Kimberly Mitchell
Angela Moreland
Joanne Munro
Sandeep Narang
William Naughton
Ruth Newton
Rick O’Hanlon
Rebecca Orsi
Monica Nielsen Parker
Laurie Anne Pearlman
Donna Pence
Emily Putnam-Hornstein
Robert Pynoos
Ashley Rambeau
Jessica Richards
Sarah Rock
Nicole Rooney
Leslie Ann Ross
Daniel Rothman
Sasha Rutizer
Alicia St. Andrews
Aafke Scharloo
Kim Schoemaker
Patty Secor
Shannon Self-Brown
Rajeev Seth
Lynn Sheets
Scott Snider
Martine Spijker
Linda Steele
Paul Stern
Jane Stevens
John Stirling
Premi Suresh
Steven Tjalsma
Erika Tullberg
Heather Turner
Jeannette van Borren
Peter van der Linden
Laura Van Der Noot-Lipsky
Linda van Krimpen
Joan van Niekerk
Margreet Visser
Bobbi Walling
Cambria Walsh
Wendy Walsh
Michael Weber
Debra Wesselmann
Charles Wilson
Janis Wolak
Miriam Wolf
Nancy Young

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Jennifer Davis
Marilyn Kaufhold
Sandra Murray
Premi Suresh
Lorena Vivanco

Institute B: presented by FVTC/NCJTC
Thomas Biesty
Brian Killacky
Joni McClain

Institute C: presented by AVA
David Corwin
Vincent Felitti
R.J. Gillespie
Tasneem Ismailji
Susan Kelley
F. David Schneider
Agnes Tiwari

Institute D: presented by ISPCAN
Jane Barlow
Bernard Gerbaka
Joan van Niekerk
Rajeev Seth

Institute E: presented by APSAC
Debra Esernio-Jenssen
Monica Fitzgerald
Julie Kenniston
Barbara Knox
Marcela Torres
Patti Toth

Institute F: presented by CAPSAC
Diana Faugno
Colleen Friend
Rachel Gilgoff
Shelley Hamilton
Donna Pence
Julie Robbins

Larry Adelman





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Randell Alexander, MD, PhD

Statewide Medical Director, Professor and Chief
University of Florida
Jacksonville, FL

Workshop Sessions: Institute C2, D2, E10

Randell Alexander, MD, PhD is Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Florida, Chief of the Division of Child Protection and Forensic Pediatrics, and Statewide Medical Director for the Florida Child Protection Teams. He is on the International Advisory Board for the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome, has served as Vice-chair of the U.S. Advisory Board on Child Abuse and Neglect, been 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 child death review committees in Iowa, Georgia, and Florida, was chair of the Committee on Child Abuse for the Georgia and Iowa chapters of the American Academy of Pediatrics, is a Past-President of the Georgia chapter of APSAC, and Executive Director of GA CARES. He has extensive interests in all forms of child abuse, particularly shaken baby syndrome, Munchausen syndrome by proxy, prevention, and child death review. He is an active researcher, lectures widely, and frequently testifies on major child abuse cases throughout the country.

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Sandra Alexander, MEd

Expert Consultant
Center for Disease Control
Atlanta, GA

Workshop Session: E10

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Amanda Archer





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Alexis Balkey





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Jane Barlow





Workshop Session: Institute D

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Daniel Barrett





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Sharon & Mia Behrens

Inspirational Speaker

Workshop Session: Tuesday Plenary Speaker

Sharon Behrens, adoptive and foster parent, discovered the miraculous ability of children to heal through her own experience in raising Mia. As a way of healing, Mia and her mother now speak on the intervention needs of abused children. Mia’s journey from wild child to a caring, productive woman has been documented in literary accounts and aired February 17 and 18, 2009 on CBS Nightly News with Katie Couric and the Early Show with Harry Smith.

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Richard Bennett

Lt. San Diego Police Department (retired)
Escondido, CA

Workshop Session: I7 Investigator’s Forum

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Arnon Bentovim





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Lucy Berliner, MSW

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

Workshop Sessions: E12

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Iva Bicanic, PhD

Center Coordinador
University Medical Center Utrecht
Utrecht, Netherland

Workshop Sessions: B16-e

In 2002, Iva graduated in Psychology at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. In 2005, she completed a 2-years post-graduate training at the University Medical Center Utrecht, Department of Pediatric Psychology, to qualify as a licensed healthcare psychologist (‘gz-psycholoog’). In 2014, she finished her PhD research that was conducted at the National Psychotrauma Center for Children and Youth at the University Medical Center Utrecht. As the coordinator of this center since 2011, she combines coordinating activities with clinical work until today. In 2012, the Sexual Assault Center for acute rape victims was founded at the University Medical Center Utrecht. Ever since, Iva is the center’s coordinator and the driving force behind the development of a national network of sexual assault centers. She regularly teaches about the topic of sexual trauma and the multidisciplinary approach in the management of rape.

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Thomas Biesty




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Linda Billman





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Jennifer Blanchard





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Catherine Bonnet, MD

Retired Child Psychiatrist
France

Workshop Sessions:B16-c, F16-c

Catherine Bonnet is a retired French child psychiatrist that currently occupies a seat on the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors committee. Dr. Bonnet’s expertise is on the trauma experienced by children who have been abused and exploited. She was a Consultant in child and adolescent psychiatry, psychotherapist in psychoanalysis in France (1974–2002) and in the UK (2004–2007), researcher on perinatal violence and neglect. In 2001, she received a knighthood: Chevalier dans l’Ordre de la Légion d’honneur.

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Ellen Boszhard





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Adam Brown, Psy D

Clinical Assistant Professor
New York University Langone Medical Center, Child Study Center
New York, NY

Workshop Sessions: H3

Adam Brown, Psy.D. is a clinical psychologist licensed and practicing in the state of New York for seventeen years. He is currently Clinical Assistant Professor in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the NYU Child Study Center, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, where he provides training and technical assistance in Trauma Systems Therapy, as well as being the clinical coordinator of the trauma service in the faculty group practice, and teaching an undergraduate course in child and adolescent trauma. In addition to private practice, Dr. Brown has overseen programs for youth in inpatient, day treatment and residential settings. Dr. Brown has extensive training and expertise in the area of assessing and treating interpersonal trauma in children and adolescents. Specialized training and expertise includes evidenced based, trauma informed practices, including: Trauma Systems Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, the Sanctuary Model, Positive Behavior Interventions and Support, and Parent Child Interaction Therapy.

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Vivian Brown





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Maajke Brunekreef





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Roger Byard





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Roger Canaff




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Mark Chaffin, PhD

Professor of Public Health
Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA

Workshop Sessions: E12, M6, N4

Mark Chaffin is a psychologist and Professor of Public Health at Georgia State University in Atlanta. His work involves developing and implementing evidence based practices with child welfare and at-risk populations.

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Christina D. Chambers, PhD, MPH

Program Director, Professor of Pediatrics
University of California San Diego
La Jolla, CA

Workshop Session: E7

Dr. Chambers is a perinatal epidemiologist who specializes in research on prenatal exposures and adverse pregnancy, infancy and child health outcomes. She is involved in several national research programs studying the effects of medications in pregnancy. She is also involved in research and intervention/prevention studies related to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs). These include a study of the prevalence of FASD in San Diego, California, a motivational interviewing prevention study among American Indian women of reproductive age in Southern California, and a study of the effect of maternal nutrition on alcohol-related outcomes in children in Ukraine. She is part of the UCSD/Rady Children's Hospital Institute for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Discovery, and has an interest in screening and intervention for FASDs among youth and adults in the justice system.

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Ira Chasnoff




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Ross Cheit, JD, PhD

Professor
Brown University
North Kingstown, RI

Workshop Session: Monday Plenary Speaker

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Cindy W. Christian, MD

Attending Physician, Professor
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

Workshop Sessions: G2, H2, Endowed Wednesday Plenary

Cindy W. Christian, M.D. holds The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia endowed Chair in the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, is a Professor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at The University of Pennsylvania and serves as an Assistant Dean in the medical school’s Program of Diversity and Inclusion. Dr. Christian completed her pediatric residency and child abuse pediatrics fellowship at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where she has spent her career.

For more than two decades, Dr. Christian directed the child abuse program at CHOP. She is a faculty director of the Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice and Research at The University of Pennsylvania. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics' section on Child Abuse and Neglect, and presently serves as the Chair of the Academy’s Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect. In 2010, Dr. Christian was appointed as the first medical director for the Philadelphia Department of Human Services, leading the development of policies and strategies to improve the health of Philadelphia’s dependent children.

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Charles Clemons, MD

Clinical Faculty
University Teaching Hospital
Lusaka, Zambia

Workshop Session: F16-a

Chuck Clemons, MD is board certified in Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine and Pediatric Emergency Medicine. He is on the Clinical Faculty at the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka, Zambia in the Department of Pediatrics and Child Health where he helps coordinate a resident exchange program with training programs in the United States.

He began working to confront child abuse and neglect in Richmond, California in 1982 and has served as a Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner in Alameda County with the Center for Child Protection at Children's Hospital, Oakland.

Dr. Clemons has served on several Boards of Directors including the Rape Crisis Center of San Pablo which became Community Violence Solutions, the South American Missionary Society, Georgian Foundation, Physicians for a Violence Free Society and The Permanente Medical Group.

He is currently working as a consultant to the Centers for Disease Control in Zambia to help establish a Forensic DNA Laboratory and to develop a Multi-Disciplinary Team to deal with sexual abuse and gender based violence.

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Catherine Connell





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Lisa Conradi




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Jon Conte, PhD

Professor
University of Washington
Mercer Island, WA

Workshop Sessions: A12, C12

Jon R. Conte, Ph.D. is the Joshua Children’s' Foundation Distinguished Scholar on Child Sexual Abuse and Professor at the School of Social work, University of Washington. He has been a researcher, teacher, therapist, and forensic expert for over thirty years and is the Editor of the Journal of Interpersonal Violence and Trauma, Violence, and Abuse: A Review Journal.

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David Corwin




Workshop Session: Institute C

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Leslie Craig





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Chrissy Curtis




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Shawn Daniels




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Jennifer Davis




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Paul DerOhannesian II, JD

Attorney
Albany, NY

Workshop Sessions: A6, C6

Paul DerOhannesian is a graduate of Georgetown University (1975) and Albany Law School (1978). For 22 years as an Assistant District Attorney at the Albany County District Attorney’s Office, he oversaw a Special Assault Unit responsible for the investigation and prosecution of all sexual assault, child abuse, domestic violence, and child homicide cases. Mr. DerOhannesian is in private practice representing sexual assault and crime victims and is a consultant in the investigation and trials of sexual assault, child abuse, domestic violence, and child homicide cases. He is a nationally recognized writer and lecturer on sexual assaults, child abuse, and child homicides and author of Sexual Assault Trials, a two-volume treatise now in its Fourth Edition (2014 Lexis Law Publishing Co.) and numerous other articles in the area of trial strategy and techniques.

In 2001, he was appointed to the Advisory Board of the New York State Department of Children and Family Services. He participated in the NYS Children’s Justice Task Force Forensic Interview Steering Committee and is a contributing author of its Forensic Interviewing Best Practices Manual (2003). He was also a member of the State University of New York Task Force on Sexual Assault (2006-2007). Mr. DerOhannesian has taught extensively throughout his career with over 300 presentations. He has trained for state prosecuting attorneys’ associations throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. He has lectured before the American Prosecutors Research Institute, National College of District Attorneys, and National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse and Neglect and provided extensive training to federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. Mr. DerOhannesian has testified on issues involving the sexual exploitation and physical abuse of children before federal and state executive and legislative bodies and served as a Grant Peer Reviewer for the United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs.

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Jason Dickinson




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Hester Diderich, RN

Medisch Centrum Haaglanden
The Hague, The Netherlands

Workshop Session: F16-d

Hester Diderich is a RN working at the Emergency Department of the Medisch Centrum Haaglanden in The Hague, where she developed a protocol to detect child maltreatment based on parental characteristics in collaboration with the Reporting Centre of Child abuse and Neglect (RCCAN). In 2011 she conducted scientific research on the effectiveness of this approach with the Leiden University, the RCCAN and TNO (department of child health). In July 2013 this approach was made mandatory by law for all (semi-) medical professionals in the Netherlands. Hester is now in the final stage of her PhD program.

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Rebekka Dreke, MSSW

Deputy Director
National Center for Victims of Crime
Washington, DC

Workshop Sessions: C14, D14

Rebecca Dreke, MSSW is the Deputy Director of the Stalking Resource Center (SRC) at the National Center for Victims of Crime in Washington, DC. The SRC is funded by the U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women to provide technical assistance and training to professionals working to end stalking in their communities. In her position with the SRC, Ms. Dreke is responsible for developing original curriculum and providing training for law enforcement, prosecutors, victim service providers and other professionals on all aspects of stalking, including the use of technology to stalk, campus stalking and stalking and sexual assault. She also contributes to the success of the program by co-authoring publications for the field regarding stalking support groups, model campus policies to address stalking, and guides for advocates.

Ms. Dreke has provided hundreds of hours of technical assistance in her 7 years with the SRC. She has also trained thousands of multidisciplinary practitioners nationally on various topics, including stalking, sexual assault, intimate partner violence, service provision with LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, & queer) communities, and hate and bias-motivated violence. Prior to joining the National Center, Rebecca worked as a social worker, victim advocate, and public school teacher.

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Jan Dunn




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Elizabeth Ekaete




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Susan Erstling




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Debra Esernio-Jenssen




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Karen Farst

Associate Professor
University of Arkansas for Medical Science College of Medicine
Arkansas Children's Hospital
Little Rock, AR

Workshop Sessions: A1, D6

Karen Farst is an associate professor of pediatrics with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and works at Arkansas Children's Hospital. As a child abuse pediatrician, her duties include the medical assessment of patients with findings suspicious for abuse and neglect in the hospital, emergency department and clinic settings which leads to significant time in civil and criminal court proceedings providing medical testimony. She has provided numerous trainings to both medical and non-medical audiences about child abuse issues at local and national conferences. She has served on the Board of Directors for the National Children's Alliance since 2012.

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Diana Faugno




Workshop Session: Institute F

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Vincent Felitti




Workshop Session: Institute C

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David Finkelhor, PhD

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

Workshop Sessions: E8b, Friedrich Luncheon

David Finkelhor is Director of Crimes Against Children Research Center, Co-Director of the Family Research Laboratory and Professor of Sociology at the University of New Hampshire. He has been studying the problems of child victimization, child maltreatment and family violence since 1977. He is well 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 also written about child homicide, missing and abducted children, children exposed to domestic and peer violence and other forms of family violence. In his 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. Altogether, 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 US 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, and in 2007 he was elected as a Fellow of the American Society of Criminology.

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Patricia Fisher




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Monica Fitzgerald




Workshop Session: Institute E

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Justin Fitzsimmons, JD

High-tech Crime Research Specialist, Attorney
SEARCH Group, Inc.
Sacramento, CA

Workshop Sessions: A1, D6

Justin Fitzsimmons is a nationally-recognized legal authority on technology-facilitated crimes against children. He is licensed to practice law in Illinois and has significant experience as a prosecuting attorney. Prior to joining SEARCH Group he was a Senior Attorney with the National District Attorneys Association’s National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse. He managed the technology-facilitated child exploitation unit and organized national conferences of technology-facilitated crimes. He trains at other national, state and local conferences on the subject of sexual and physical crimes against children.

Before joining NDAA he was the supervisor of the Special Prosecutions Unit of the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office. He was also assigned to the Child Advocacy Center where he prosecuted sexual assault and severe physical abuse of children.

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Laurie Fortin, LCSW

Clinical Coordinator
Rady Children’s Hospital/Chadwick Center
San Diego, CA

Workshop Sessions: C4, D4

Laurie Fortin is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California. She has specialized in the area of child sexual abuse since 1990. She began her career working as a Social Worker for Child Protective Services from 1989-1991. From there, she transitioned to a residential treatment facility for juvenile sexual offenders providing individual, group and family therapy. Ms. Fortin went on to work with adult sexual offenders at the Navy Family Advocacy Program’s, Child Sexual Abuse Division. She provided assessment, treatment and monitoring of active duty alleged sexual offenders.

In 2000, Ms. Fortin decided to return to work with the victims. She is currently the Clinical Coordinator for forensic interviewing at the Forensic Medical Service Program at Chadwick Center, Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego, where she conducts, trains, and supervises social workers who interview alleged victims and witnesses of abuse for investigatory purposes. Likewise, she serves as the Chadwick Center’s CAC Coordinator, which involves liaisons with National Children’s Alliance (NCA), Child Advocacy Centers of California (CACC), and local San Diego agencies to ensure multi-disciplinary best practice standards are met. Mrs. Fortin has been considered an expert witness in the area of child sexual abuse in military, juvenile, and criminal court proceedings. She has presented and trained in all areas of child sexual abuse and forensic interviews, both locally, state-wide, and nationally. She also serves as a consultant and mentor to students, practitioners, and professionals in the area of child sexual abuse.

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Lori Frasier, MD

Professor, Division Chief
Penn State Milton S. Hershey College of Medicine
Hershey, PA

Workshop Sessions: C12, M2, N8

Dr. Frasier is a professor of Pediatrics at Penn State Milton S. Hershey College of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Child Abuse Pediatrics at Penn State Children's Hospital. She attended University of Utah School of Medicine, completed a residency in Pediatrics at the University of Washington and Seattle Children's Hospital.

She has practiced Child Abuse Pediatrics for 26 years. Dr. Frasier has lectured locally, nationally, and internationally. She is recognized for her work in Telehealth for peer review and quality improvement.

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Terra Frazier, DO, FAAP

Director of Medical Services
Kansas City, MO

Workshop Sessions: H1, N8

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 University of Missouri-Kansas City 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 and serves at the Director of Outreach for the Children’s Mercy Hospital Division on Child Abuse and Neglect. She has previously participated in the Johnson and Wyandotte County Sexual Assault Response Team Meetings. 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 and participation in a multi-center study involving abusive head trauma.

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 Missouri Osteopathic Association, 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




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Bernard Gerbaka, MD

Professor of Pediatrics
Hotel-Dieu University Hospital
Beirut, Lebanon

Workshop Sessions: Institute D, F16-f

Dr. Bernard Gerbaka is a professor of pediatrics at St. Joseph University in Beirut and Chairperson of the Pediatric Department, coordinates the child protection committee in the Higher Council for Childhood since 2004 and chairs the first hospital based child protection unit in Lebanon (2009); he introduced the child abuse and neglect in health curriculum in Lebanon.

He also works on research on child protection with the United Nations and the League of Arab States and the I-CAST Instrument. He participated in the setting of the UNVAC in 2004, the Lebanese report on the Situation of Children in 2004, and the Lebanese delegation to the 2006 Geneva ICRC meeting and the Lebanese response to the UNVAC in 2007.

Dr. Gerbaka is the President of the Lebanese Institute for Child Rights (www.ChildOfLebanon.org), former President of the Lebanese Union for Child Protection (www.UPEL.org) and Vice-President of the University Child and Youth Observatory in Lebanon (oeil@usj.edu.lb).

He published on child health, child injuries, child safety, child abuse, violence against children and child protection. In the Arab region, Dr. Gerbaka co-founded the Arab professional network for the prevention of CAN (2004), the Arab professional society for the prevention of violence against children (treasurer, 2012) and was reelected within the board of the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse & Neglect (2008-2014; 2014-2020) where he currently chairs the TCER [Training, consultation and external relations and is currently President-Elect, www.ISPCAN.org . He also worked in the data collection working group (WGDCCM, ISPCAN) and the RAP committee of Child Helpline International (www.childhelplineinternational.org).

Dr. Gerbaka also created 3 websites dedicated to child protection (www.ChildOfLebanon.org), vaccination of preventable diseases (www.infovac-lb.org) and community education on child heath (www.childhealthright.org).

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Abigail Gerwirtz, PhD

Associate Professor
University of Minnesota
St. Paul, MN

Workshop Sessions: G13, H13

Abigail Gewirtz (Child Development): Abigail Gewirtz, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Social Science and Institute of Child Development at the University of Minnesota, and is the Director of Graduate Studies for the Prevention Science Minor at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Gewirtz’s research focuses on the development, testing, and widespread implementation of evidence-based practices focused on parenting in highly-stressed families. Her research projects have included diverse populations of families exposed to adversity, including projects with families exposed to homelessness, intimate partner violence and deployment to war.

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Angelo Giardino




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Rachel Gilgoff




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Gail Goodman, PhD

Professor
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA

Workshop Sessions: G4, H8

Dr. Gail S. Goodman is Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Davis. Her research concerns child forensic interviewing, trauma and memory, memory development, child maltreatment, and children in the legal system. She has received many awards for her research and writings, including the James McKeen Cattell Award for Lifetime Contributions to Applied Psychological Research from the Association for Psychological Science and two Distinguished Contributions awards from the American Psychological Association (APA).

Dr. Goodman has served as President of Division 7 (Developmental Psychology), Division 37 (Child and Family Policy and Practice) and their Section on Child Maltreatment, and Division 41 (American Psychology-Law Society) of APA. She has published widely and received many grants and contracts. Her research has been cited in U.S. Supreme Court decisions. She obtained her Ph.D. from UCLA and conducted postdoctoral studies at the University of Denver and the Université René Descartes in Paris, France. She has consulted with numerous governments and agencies throughout the world on policies and research concerning child victims in the legal system.

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Paris Goodyear-Brown , LCSW, RPT-S

Therapist, Adjunct Instructor of Psychiatric Mental Health
Nurture House
Franklin, TN

Workshop Sessions: A3, C3

Paris Goodyear-Brown is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor with 20 years of experience in treating traumatized children and families. She is an Adjunct Instructor of Psychiatric Mental Health at Vanderbilt University, guest lecturer for several universities in middle Tennessee, maintains a private practice, and has an international reputation as a dynamic speaker and innovative clinician. She is best known for developing clinically sound, played-based interventions that are used to treat a variety of childhood problems and has received the APT award for Play Therapy Promotion and Education. She is the author of multiple books, chapters and articles related to child therapy. Her newest books include Tackling Touchy Subjects, the Handbook of Child Sexual Abuse: Identification, Assessment, and Treatment, Play Therapy with Traumatized Children: A Prescriptive Approach, and The Worry Wars: An Anxiety Workbook for Kids and their Helpful Adults.

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Jenny Gray




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Casey Gwinn, JD

President
National Family Justice Center Alliance
San Diego, CA

Workshop Session: E14

Casey Gwinn is the former elected City Attorney of San Diego and the founder of the San Diego Family Justice Center. He is the visionary behind the Family Justice Center movement and has authored six books on the Family Justice Center movement since 2006.

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Dorothy Hambayi

Lead Advocate
Zambian Society for Child Protection
Lusaka, Zambia
Workshop Sessions: F16-a

Mrs. Dorothy Hambayi is the Lead Advocate for the Zambian Society for Child Protection. She was born and has always lived in Zambia where she raised her three children. She studied and earned her ZEN Nursing Certificate at Macha Mission Nursing Training School in 1980. She has also studied psychological family and child counseling. She is an original member and on the board of the Zambian Society for Child Protection, founded in 2011.

Mrs. Hambayi established the advocacy program in the capital city Lusaka. Her primary work involves follow-up on child abuse cases that have been reported to police and medically evaluated at the One-Stop Center, advocating for justice and children’s rights through the legal system, and helping the survivors and their families with needs for counseling and completing medical follow-up. This is important in a country where there is a 14% incidence of HIV. Many victims/survivors live in a crowded environment of poverty, poor sanitation and high crime. She has developed important alliances with 1) Radio Phoenix for raising public awareness about child abuse, 2) with a network of advocates in the US for sharing cases and 3) with Catholic Relief Services to implement advocate training.

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Shelley Hamilton




Workshop Session: Institute F

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Rochelle Hanson

Professor
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC

Workshop Sessions: D8-c, G13, H13

Dr. Rochelle Hanson is a Professor at the National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center (NCVC), Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina. She is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in the treatment of trauma among youth and adults. She has led several research and services grants targeting training, evaluation, and dissemination of evidence-based treatment, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Office for Victims of Crime, and the Duke Endowment. She currently services as Project Director for a SAMHSA-funded Category II Center grant, the Program on Adolescent Traumatic Stress, focused on dissemination/implementation of evidence-based, trauma-focused services for adolescents, with an emphasis on those involved in the child welfare and juvenile justice service systems. She also serves as a core faculty for Project BEST, funded by the Duke Endowment, whose primary aim is to disseminate and implement Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) throughout South Carolina. She is a national TF-CBT Train-the-Trainer and continues to conduct TF-CBT trainings throughout the country. She was the 2010 recipient of the MUSC Teaching Excellence award as an Educator-Mentor and is completing a two year fellowship with the NIMH Implementation Research Institute (IRI) in affiliation with the Center for Mental Health Services Research, at the George Warren Brown School of Social Work, at Washington University.

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Helen Holmquist-Johnson

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

Workshop Sessions: C8b

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 health and 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 with many federal agencies, private evaluation firms, county and state child welfare departments to conduct program evaluations and performance measurements activities including cross-site evaluations.

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Jennifer Hossler




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Jeff Howard, BA

Special Agent
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Sioux City, IA

Workshop Sessions: E5

Special Agent Jeff Howard has been with the FBI for 15 years, with the last 7 years dedicating his time full time to violent crime in Indian Country in Northeast Nebraska from the Sioux City, IA FBI Office. Investigations include homicide, sex assault, child sexual abuse, and serious assaults with bodily injury or use of a weapon.

Previous FBI work includes Drug Investigations, White Collar Crime, Fugitive Investigations and Healthcare Fraud Investigations. Prior to the FBI, SA Howard was a police investigator at the Lincoln, Nebraska Police Department for over 13 years where he was also a polygraph examiner and Crime Scene Tech.

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Eva Hoytema van Konijnenburg

Physician, Researcher
Academic Medical Center
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Workshop Sessions: B16-b

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Collette Ingraham




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Tasneem Ismailji




Workshop Session: Institute C

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Jewell Cory Jensen




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Kenneth Lyons Jones

Professor, Chief of the Division of Dysmorphology/Teratology
University of California San Diego
La Jolla, CA

Workshop Sessions: E7

Dr. Kenneth Lyons Jones is the Chief of the Division of Dysmorphology/Teratology at the Department of Pediatrics at UCSD and Medical Director of the CTIS Pregnancy Risk Information Line. In these activities he has been involved in research, teaching, clinical work and University and public service. His research has focused on the clinical delineation of birth defects, mechanisms of normal and abnormal morphogenesis and the recognition of new human teratogens. The work on recognition of new human teratogens is primarily focused through CTIS Pregnancy Risk Information, a service which he established under a different name in 1979 and which is funded by the State of California.

Dr. Jones has authored over 400 publications in scientific journals as well as several books, and is the author of Smith’s Recognizable Patterns of Human Malformation which is now in its 7th edition.

He was one of 2 doctors at the University of Washington who first identified FAS in the United States in 1973. Over the past 40 years he has continued to make significant contributions to our understanding of the prenatal effects of alcohol, most recently as the head of the Dysmorphology Core of the large NIAAA consortium studying this disorder. As Chief of the UCSD Division of Dysmorphology/Teratology, Dr. Jones is in clinical service throughout the year, and trains fellows in dysmorphology. Teaching goes on virtually every day as he sees patients in clinics and serves as consultant on hospital inpatient services throughout San Diego County. He has a proven track record in the training of physicians in the diagnosis of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder and in organizing programs to evaluate children for the diagnosis of fetal alcohol syndrome in many foreign sites. Dr. Jones is past president of the Western Society for Pediatric Research and President of the Teratology Society. In April, 2010 he was nominated and accepted as a member of the Association of American Physicians.

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Lisa Jones




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Holly Joshi

Investigator
Oakland Police Department
Oakland, CA

Workshop Sessions: A5

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Iby Kantor, PhD

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

Workshop Session: I3 Therapist 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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Marilyn Kaufhold




Workshop Session: Institute A

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Margaret Alexis Kennedy, PhD

Associate Professor
University of Nevada
Las Vegas, NV

Workshop Session: A8

Margaret Alexis Kennedy, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Her areas of research interest include child abuse, sexual assault, exploitation through prostitution and domestic violence. She has published in numerous journals such as the Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma and the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. Dr. Kennedy received her law degree from the University of Manitoba, Canada in 1993 and her Ph.D. in Forensic Psychology from the University of British Columbia, Canada in 2004. Her doctoral dissertation on cross-cultural perceptions of child abuse won two American Psychological Association Awards (Divisions 37 and 41) and a Canadian Psychological Association Laureate. Dr. Kennedy has testified in court, spoken throughout the United States and is quoted frequently in the media on issues of exploitation and abuse. She has received grants to study crime in Clark County, Nevada and has led a number of task forces. Her work in Nevada included Juvenile Justice Girls Research at the Clark County Detention Center. She is an active mentor to UNLV students and a number of nonprofit organizations.

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Moira Kenney




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Julie Kenniston

Director of Training and Education
Fox Valley Training Center
Hamilton, OH

Workshop Sessions: Institute E2, C5

Julie Kenniston, MSW, LISW is the Director of Training and Education at Butler County Children Services in Hamilton, Ohio, and the volunteer Executive Director of The Center for Family Solutions. She is also an independent contractor and trainer presenting nationally and internationally on interviewing, investigation, and the prosecution of child abuse cases. She is a trainer for the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, the National District Attorneys Association, and the Ohio Attorney General sponsored Finding Words Ohio. 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. Ms. Kenniston is a board member for the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC), co-chairing the forensic interviewer certification task force. 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




Workshop Session: Institute B

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Kyle Killian




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Barbara Knox, MD

Associate Professor
University of Wisconsin Medical School
Madison, WI

Workshop Sessions: Institute E1, E1, R3

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 and an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin. 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 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 with Dr. Lynn Sheets from Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

Dr. Knox has published on many topics, including 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.

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David Kolko




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Cynthia Kuelbs

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

Workshop Sessions: D2, L2, N8

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Harkmore Lee




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Merle Liburd




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Beth Limberg, PhD

Director, Clinical Psy D Program
California School of Professional Psychology
Sacramento, CA

Workshop Sessions: G7, H7

Beth Limberg, PhD, has been working with children and their families for more than 20 years, and provides ongoing training, consultation, and advocacy. Dr. Limberg is an Associate Professor and the Director of the Clinical PsyD Program, Sacramento, at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University. In addition to the clinical training she does at CSPP, Dr. Limberg is an instructor for the Infant-Preschooler Mental Health Certificate Program and a member of the Zero to Three DC: 0-3R Training Task Force. A Registered Play Therapist and Supervisor and endorsed as an Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist Reflective Practice Facilitator III/Mentor, Dr. Limberg is a national and international speaker in the areas of play therapy and infant-preschooler mental health.

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Kelli Litsch




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Kaitlin Lounsbury, MA

Outcome Measurement System Coordinator
National Children's Alliance
Washington, DC

Workshop Session: G8

Kaitlin Lounsbury, M.A, is the Outcome Measurement System Coordinator for the National Children's Alliance, where she conducts research on the quality and impact of services provided by Children's Advocacy Centers. She has also worked on research projects at the Crimes against Children Research Center at the University of New Hampshire, focusing primarily on child sexual abuse.

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Richard Love, BA

Retired Police Detective, Consultant
National Criminal Justice Training Center
Appleton, WI

Workshop Session: D5

Retired Detective Richard Love was employed as a police detective for the City of Fort Lauderdale Police Department for 25 years. For 23 years, he was assigned to the Special Investigations Division, investigating major narcotic trafficking, gambling, extortion, human trafficking, prostitution, and racketeering cases. In 1998, he was assigned to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) investigating Internet crimes against children. For 5½ years, he was employed as a consultant to the Federal Bureau of Investigation Crimes Against Children Unit in Miami, Florida.

In 1999, retired Detective Richard Love received an award from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children for his online investigative work. In 2001, he was named the Law Enforcement Against Child Harm (LEACH) Investigator of the year, and the United States Attorney’s Office Southern District of Florida Outstanding Law Enforcement Officer of the year. He has also received an award from Robert Muller III Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation for his undercover work in a Human Trafficking Group 1 operation targeting individuals requesting the sexual services of children in and outside the United States.

He currently works as a consultant for the National Criminal Justice Training Center, Fox Valley Technical College, instructs in the Internet Crimes Against Children program and has lectured at various conferences across the United States and overseas.

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Meghan Lukasik




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Thomas D. Lyon, JD, PhD

Judge Edward J. and Ruey L. Guirado Chair
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA

Workshop Session: H4

Thomas D. Lyon, JD, PhD is the Judge Edward J. and Ruey L. Guirado Chair in Law and Psychology at the University of Southern California. His research interests include child abuse and neglect, child witnesses, and domestic violence. 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. He has published over 50 papers in law reviews, psychology journals, and books, has authored or co-authored over 80 research presentations at psychology and law conferences, and has conducted over 100 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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Lawrence Marum, MD

Country Director for Centers for Disease Control—Zambia Office
Centers for Disease Control

Workshop Session: F16-a

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Francoise Mathieu




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Joni McClain




Workshop Session: Institute B

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Megan McKellogg-Guajardo




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Mary Meinig




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Melissa Merrick, PhD

Behavioral Scientist
Atlanta, GA

Workshop Session: A10

Melissa T. Merrick, PhD, is a Behavioral Scientist with the Surveillance Branch in the Division of Violence Prevention (DVP) at the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC). Her major research interests focus on the etiology, course, and prevention of child maltreatment. In particular, much of her current work examines safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments as they relate to child maltreatment prevention. Dr. Merrick serves as the Lead Scientist for the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study in DVP and as a Subject Matter Expert for Child Maltreatment. Dr. Merrick received her BA in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania in 2001. She then completed a 2-year National Institutes of Health (NIH) Intramural Training Award Fellowship at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) in the Section on Social and Emotional Development. Dr. Merrick received a MS and PhD in Clinical Psychology from the San Diego State University/University of California, San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, where she served as a Program Coordinator for the San Diego site of the Longitudinal Studies on Child Abuse and Neglect (LONGSCAN) Consortium. Prior to joining the CDC, Dr. Merrick was an NIH-funded Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Miami Child Protection Team (CPT) involved in a multi-site program of research that examined child maltreatment risk and protective factors in families evaluated by CPTs across the state of Florida.

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Marilyn Metzler




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Beth Minor




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Brian Miller




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Kimberly Mitchell




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Angela Moreland




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Joanne Munro




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Sandra Murray




Workshop Session: Institute A

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Sandeep K. Narang, MD, JD, FAAP

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics & Director, Child Abuse Fellowship
University of Texas Health Science Center
Houston, TX

Workshop Sessions: A2, C2

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William Naughton




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Ruth Newton, PhD

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

Workshop Session: D7

Dr. Newton is a licensed clinical psychologist specialized in the use of attachment and affect regulation theories in interventions from birth through adulthood. Dr. Newton trains and supervises master’s and doctoral level interns in attachment and affect regulation theories and interventions at St. Vincent de Paul Village's Therapeutic Childcare program and has been an active member of the Allan Schore Los Angeles Study Group for Interpersonal Neurobiology since 2004.

She 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 approach 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 8 month training program in iRT for clinicians entitled Scaffolding the Brain through NCAR Training Seminars. Dr. Newton has been 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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Rick O’Hanlon

Lieutenant (Retired)
San Diego Police Department
San Diego, CA

Workshop Session: I7 Investigator’s Forum

Rick O’Hanlon recently retired as a lieutenant with the San Diego Police Department (SDPD) after 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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Rebecca Orsi, PhD

Research Scientist
Social Work Research Center at Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO
Workshop Session: C8a

Rebecca Orsi is a Research Scientist in the School of Social Work at Colorado State University (CSU). She currently holds the position of Statistician and Research Methodologist at the Social Work Research Center in the School of Social Work at CSU. She has several years of experience with statistical modeling of child welfare outcomes. Dr. Orsi’s primary research interests include risk assessment, child welfare outcomes, adoption outcomes and evaluating community-based interventions. 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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Monica Nielsen Parker, MSW, LCSW, LSCSW

Clinical Trials Coordinator
Children's Mercy Hospital
Kansas City, MO

Workshop Session: H1

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Laurie Ann Pearlman




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Donna Pence




Workshop Session: Institute F

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Emily Putnam-Hornstein




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Robert Pynoos, MD, MPH

Professor of Psychiatry
Ronald Reagan University of California Los Angeles Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA

Workshop Session: D3

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Ashley Rambeau




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Jessica Richards




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Julie Robbins




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Sarah Rock




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Nicole Rooney, JD

San Diego District Attorney's Office
San Diego CA

Workshop Session: I6 Attorney’s/Judges Forum

Nicole Rooney became a Deputy District Attorney in 1999 in the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office after graduating from Boston University School of Law in 1998. During her tenure as a Deputy District Attorney, Ms. Rooney has tried over seventy cases, including charges of capital murder, domestic violence murder, assault on a child resulting in death, child abuse, child molest domestic violence. Ms. Rooney is currently a Team Leader in the Family Protection Division, where she supervises other attorneys in addition to prosecuting complex cases. Ms. Rooney has taught on Prosecuting Physical Child Abuse at the International Conference on Family Maltreatment, the Coordinated Investigation Response to Child Abuse Training, and the District Attorney’s Office. Ms. Rooney has also taught on Evidence for CDAA, Expert Witnesses for NDAA and in house, as well Criminal Law, Trial Advocacy and Domestic Violence both in house and for local agencies.

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Leslie Ann Ross, Psy D

V.P. Leadership Center
Children's Institute, Inc.
Los Angeles, CA

Workshop Sessions: G14, H14

Dr. Leslie Anne Ross is currently the Vice President of the Leadership Center at Children’s Institute, Inc. (CII) in Los Angeles; CA. where she oversees programs in research, training and implementation of evidence-based practices for the treatment of child trauma and family violence. She is the Project Director of CII’s National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) partnership in the Los Angeles Child Trauma Collaborative and is co-chair of the NCTSN Secondary Traumatic Stress National Collaborative which focuses on the occupational risk of secondary trauma associated with working with children and families exposed to trauma. Dr. Ross provides training and consultation for individuals and organizations on early intervention and risk-management of secondary trauma, compassion fatigue, and burnout both locally and nationally.

She oversees the program and content development of CII’s national annual conference, “Trauma-Informed Care: A national conference for helping professionals” which focuses on best practice in trauma treatment and wellness strategies for reducing the risk of Secondary Traumatic Stress. In addition, she is co-author and trainer of “Responding to Domestic Violence: The Whole Person Approach,” integrating wellness strategies in a group treatment model for adult victims of DV and their children and is past co-chair of NCTSN’s Domestic Violence Collaborative Group. She has spent more than 10 years developing, implementing and training this unique model focused on the impact of DV on children and adult victims and wellness strategies to bolster recovery and resilience.

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Daniel Rothman, PhD, C Psych

Assistant Professor
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Canada

Workshop Sessions: G11, H11

Dr. Rothman is a registered clinical and forensic psychologist and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Health Psychology, Faculty of Medicine, at the University of Manitoba. He specializes in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents and adults with sexual, aggressive and antisocial behavior problems and has provided assessment, consultation, and treatment services in child protection, hospital, and correctional settings. He has served as an advisor to child welfare and forensic mental health programs across Canada and is a member of the Adolescent Guidelines Committee of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA), which is tasked with writing international practice guidelines for professionals working with adolescents who have engaged in abusive sexual behavior. Daniel has special interests in the roles of trauma, attachment and autism spectrum disorders on child development; multisystemic and holistic approaches to intervention and risk management for high-risk youth; and how to tailor therapeutic relationships to enhance clinical outcomes. He has written articles and book chapters on these and other topics and frequently provides training for child welfare, mental health and criminal justice professionals locally, nationally and internationally.

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Sasha Rutizer, JD

Senior Attorney
National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse/National District Attorneys Association
Alexandria, VA

Workshop Sessions: E6, G6, H6

Sasha Rutizer is a senior attorney at the National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse (NCPCA), a program of the National District Attorneys Association. Prior to joining NCPCA, Ms. Rutizer was a judge advocate in the U.S. Army. Ms. Rutizer was one of four Army officers responsible for the training of Army prosecutors world-wide at the Trial Counsel Assistance Program (TCAP), located at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. While at TCAP, Ms. Rutizer developed curriculum for the prosecution of sexual assault, domestic violence, technology-facilitated child sexual exploitation, and child abuse; and has presented on these topics both nationally and internationally. During this time she also served as a special victim prosecutor at Ft. Stewart, Georgia, and Ft. Riley, Kansas, where she was responsible for the prosecution of sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse. In her last year of active duty, Ms. Rutizer shifted her focus to appellate issues in special victim prosecutions, serving as an attorney with the Government Appellate Division. There she argued cases in front of the Army Court of Criminal Appeals and the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces in order to uphold prior convictions of service members. She spent her earliest years in the JAG Corps as a criminal defense attorney at Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; and in Iraq, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

In addition to her work with NCPCA, Ms. Rutizer is also in the U.S. Army Reserves, where she is on the TCAP team, responsible for augmenting the Active Component in training prosecutors.

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Alicia St. Andrews




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Aafke Scharloo, Drs

Clinical Psychologist
The Netherlands

Workshop Session: B16-a

Aafke Scharloo is a clinical psychologist working since 20 years in the field of children and adults with developmental disabilities (sexual) abuse and trauma. She is a pioneer, campaigner and clinician, who has taken up these issues within the Netherlands. She is a member of the Dutch Taskforce against child abuse and sexual abuse. She works throughout the country as an expert and forensic interviewer for people with developmental disabilities.

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F. David Schneider




Workshop Session: Institute C

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"Kim Schoemaker, PhD

Post-doc Researcher
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Workshop Sessions: F16-b

Kim Schoemaker has a master degree in pedagogical and educational sciences and a PhD degree in clinical neuropsychology. Her research for her PhD project was on neuropsychology (executive functions) in preschool children with externalizing behavior problem. She now works at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam as a post-doc researcher at a project integrating practice and research concerning child maltreatment and child abuse. She started a study concerning parents and children confronted with a high conflict divorce. The study will examine risk factors for a high conflict divorce and examine the effectiveness of a group intervention for parents in a high conflict divorce, “No Kids in the Middle.”

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Patty Secor, RN S.A.N.E.

Palomar Health—Forensic Health Department
San Diego, CA

Workshop Session: I2 Nurses Forum

Patty has 43 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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Shannon Self-Brown, PhD

Associate Professor
Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA

Workshop Sessions: G13, H13

Shannon Self-Brown received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the Louisiana State University in 2004, and completed an NIMH-sponsored postdoctoral fellowship at the National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center at the Medical University of South Carolina in 2006. From 2006-2008, she completed a Research Fellowship within the Division of Violence Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where she served as a behavioral scientist for projects testing technology-based parenting programs targeting child maltreatment prevention. Dr. Self-Brown is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Public Health, and the Associate Director of Research for the National SafeCare Training and Research Center at Georgia State University. She has several ongoing federally funded research projects, and over 30 peer-reviewed publications focusing on the impact of youth violence and disaster exposure, as well as the evaluation of child maltreatment prevention programs.

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Rajeev Seth, MD

Senior Consultant Pediatrician, Executive Councilor
Chair, Indian Child Abuse, Neglect & Child Labor (ICANCL)
International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse & Neglect (ISPCAN)
New Delhi, India

Workshop Sessions: Institute D, F16-e

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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Lynn Sheets, MD

Medical Director, Child Advocacy and Protection Services
Milwaukee, WI

Workshop Sessions: C1, D1

Dr. Sheets is a board-certified child abuse pediatrician who has over twenty years of experience in evaluating children who are suspected to be maltreated. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and section chief of the Child Advocacy and Protection Division. She is also the Medical Director of Children’s Hospital and Health System’s Child Advocacy and Protection Services (CAPS) which provides services to children in foster care and children suspected of being maltreated at the hospital and at multiple Child Advocacy Centers in Wisconsin. Community partnerships have played a major role in her professional activities and accomplishments. Before January, 2006, Dr. Sheets was the medical director of a hospital-based child abuse program in Kansas City, Kansas for 17 years. There, she worked with community partners to found the first Child Advocacy Center in Kansas and was active in many community boards and committees. Since moving to Wisconsin, Dr. Sheets has participated in many community projects including the Child Abuse Review Team, Wisconsin Child Death Review Team, Fostering Hope, Project Respect, Fostering Futures, and the Family Justice Center. She is a co-founder of the Wisconsin Child Abuse Network (WI CAN) to improve access to high quality medical information in child abuse investigations.

In 2013, she was the winner of the prestigious Ray E. Helfer MD Award from the National Alliance of Children’s Trust and Prevention Funds and the American Academy of Pediatrics. In addition to her clinical experience and community activities, Dr. Sheets is an educator on child maltreatment. She is an active member of the Injury Research Center at Medical College of Wisconsin and teaches community groups, medical students, residents and fellows about violence, intentional and unintentional injuries, child maltreatment, and conditions that can be mistaken for child abuse. She was instrumental in developing the accredited child abuse pediatrics fellowship at Medical College of Wisconsin which is one of the first to be accredited. Her research interests include child abuse prevention, early detection of abuse and abusive head trauma. In her clinical role, she provides expert child abuse consultations and court testimony in cases of suspected child maltreatment.

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Scott Snider, LCSW

Clinical Coordinator
Duke Child Abuse and Neglect Medical Evaluation Clinic
Durham, NC

Workshop Session: E4

Scott Snider, LCSW, is the Clinical Coordinator of the Duke Child Abuse and Neglect Medical Evaluation Clinic in Durham, North Carolina, where he conducts diagnostic interviews of children and trains other professionals on child interviewing. With over twenty years of experience in the child maltreatment field, Mr. Snider has also worked as a therapist, an advocate for juveniles at the public defender’s office, and a child interviewer at the Middlesex District Attorney’s office in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Martine Spijker

Clinical Psychologist
The Netherlands

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Linda Steele, MEd, LPC

Senior Trainer and Child Forensic Interview Specialist
National Children's Advocacy Center
Huntsville, AL

Workshop Sessions: C4, D4, I4

Linda Cordisco Steele is Curriculum Chair and Senior Trainer for the National Children’s Advocacy Center (NCAC). As a trainer for the NCAC, Linda has conducted more than 300 trainings across the U.S. and abroad. She has presented workshops at local, regional, state, national and international child abuse conferences. Her areas of expertise include child forensic interviewing, child development, victim advocacy, and working within the multidisciplinary team setting.

In addition to training, Linda currently conducts forensic interviews at children’s advocacy centers in Kentucky and Alabama. Linda has previously served as Clinical Director and as a forensic interviewer for three children’s advocacy centers: the Prescott House Children’s Advocacy Center in Birmingham, Alabama; the National Children’s Advocacy Center in Huntsville, Alabama; and The Safehouse in Albuquerque, New Mexico. While in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Linda served as the Project Director of the Mobile Interviewing Project, which serves the Navajo Nation and Zuni Pueblo, and is a program of All Faiths Receiving Home in Albuquerque. She has also served as Clinical Director, Director of Victim Services, and Acting Executive Director of the Crisis Center of Jefferson County in Alabama.

Linda has 30 years of experience in therapy and advocacy work with victims and extensive training experience regionally and nationally. Linda received her Master’s in Education from the University of Pittsburgh and is a Licensed Professional Counselor.

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Paul Stern




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Jane Stevens




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John Stirling, MD

Director, Center for Child Protection
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
San Jose, CA

Workshop Sessions: G1, I1, N6

John Stirling, MD is the director of the Center for Child Protection at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose, California, and a Clinical Professor (Affiliated) at Stanford University, where he chairs the Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect Committee. He practiced general pediatrics for more than twenty-five years in southwest Washington state, while providing medical evaluations to victims of suspected child abuse and to foster children in the region, and currently supervises a medical home for foster children in Santa Clara County. Dr. Stirling has served on the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect and received the Academy’s Award for Outstanding Service to Maltreated Children. He has provided child abuse training around the country to CPS, law enforcement, and medical audiences.

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Premi Suresh




Workshop Session: Institute A

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Agnes Tiwari




Workshop Session: Institute C

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Steven Tjalsma




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Marcela Torres




Workshop Session: Institute E

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Patti Toth




Workshop Session: Institute E

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Erika Tullberg




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Heather Turner




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Jeannette van Borren




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Peter van der Linden, MSc

Netherlands Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect
Utrecht, Netherland

Workshop Session: B16-e

Peter van der Linden is the Chairman of the Board of the Netherlands ISPCAN and EU-project leader in Tackling Child Abuse & Neglect (CAN), and interpersonal violence at Verwey-Jonker Institute, the Netherlands.

Previously:

  • National Programme Manager ChildrenSafe; Tackle CAN (Netherlands Youth Institute) and Coordinator National Program for the Implementation of Regional Approaches of Tackling CAN(Netherlands Youth Institute)
  • Ministry of Justice and Integration Department (NationalProgramme on Prevention of Honour Related Violence)
  • Emancipation Department (Combat Violence against Women)
  • National Office Child Protection Board (national project leader prevention and interculturalisation)
  • Programme Youth andSexuality (NIGZ),
  • Projects, research, campaigning on gender based violence and domestic violence (TransAct)
  • Projectson CAN, sexual violence and elderly abuse (programme Tackling Violence in relationships of interdependence, NIZW)
  • Child Protection Service (BVA/ AMK)
  • MSc. Social Sciences (sociology, University of Amsterdam)
  • Documentaries(independent film maker) and film studies (University of Amsterdam)
  • Prevention work for boys at schools.

 

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Laura Van Der Noot-Lipsky




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Linda van Krimpen




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Joan van Niekerk, M Med Sc

Medical and Psychiatric Social Worker
ISPCAN President
Durban North, South Africa

Workshop Sessions: B16-d

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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Margreet Visser, MSc

Psychotherapist
Children's and Youth Trauma Center
Haarlem, The Netherlands

Workshop Session: F16-b

Margreet Visser is a fully licensed psychotherapist. She holds a master’s degree in Psychology, and works at the Children's and Youth Trauma Center in Haarlem (the Netherlands). She developed No Kids in the Middle, a program for high-conflict divorce families, and a group intervention HORIZON, a combined CBT-Psychomotor program for child victims/witnesses (12 years of age and younger) of Domestic Violence with a parallel program for the non-offending parents. Ms. Visser is developing therapy programs for adolescent boys and girls who were witnesses and victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse.

Margreet Visser has given many lectures and workshops nationally and internationally. She is a guest lecturer in the post-doc course for Dutch judges and prosecutors, and helped to establish other Children’s and Youth Trauma Centers in the Netherlands. She is currently studying the efficacy of parental components added to a TF-CBT based therapy for children exposed to Interparental Violence for her PhD.

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Lorena Vivanco




Workshop Session: Institute A

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Bobbi Walling, PhD, C Psych

Psychologist
Forensic Psychological Services
Winnipeg, Canada

Workshop Sessions: G11, H11

Dr. Bobbi Walling is a psychologist in Winnipeg, Manitoba specializing in the assessment and treatment of children and adults with sexual and aggressive behavior problems. She currently provides a range of psychological assessment and treatment services for both youth and adults, and co-facilitates treatment groups for adult offenders. Her clinical experiences include forensic risk assessments, assessment and treatment of children and adults with anxiety and mood disorders, psychological assessment of individuals seeking sex reassignment surgery, and diagnostic assessments and individual and group treatment of high risk offenders, male Internet offenders and developmentally delayed men with sexual behaviour problems. She has also provided individual and group intervention for couples experiencing abuse dynamics/violence in their relationship.

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Cambria Walsh




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Wendy Walsh, PhD

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

Workshop Session: G8

Wendy A. Walsh, Ph.D., is a Research Associate Professor of Sociology at the Crimes against Children Research Center at the University of New Hampshire. Her research focuses on evaluating child abuse prevention and intervention programs and examining the criminal justice response to child abuse. She is the author and co-author of numerous articles about child victimization and service use, the impact of victimization, and children’s advocacy centers.

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Michael Weber

Investigator
Tarrant County District Attorney's Office
Fort Worth, TX
Workshop Sessions: G5, H5

Investigator Michael Weber has been a law enforcement officer for 30 years. A graduate of the University of North Texas with a Bachelor of Science Degree, Investigator Weber began his law enforcement career with the city of Kennedale, TX, where he was a Patrol Officer for 6 ½ years and a Detective in the Narcotics Unit for 1-1/2 years.

Investigator Weber then moved to the city of Mansfield where he was a Patrol Officer for 3 years before accepting a position with the Arlington, Texas, Police Department. In Arlington, Investigator Weber worked for 14 years as a Police Officer, including 2 years on Bicycle Patrol, 4 years as a Detective in the Narcotics Unit, and 4 years as a Detective in the Crimes Against Children Unit. Investigator Weber retired from the Arlington Police Department in 2008 to accept a position as an Investigator with the Tarrant County (TX) District Attorney’s Office in the Crimes Against Children Unit where he currently assists prosecutors in preparation of cases for trial and actively investigates special circumstance cases involving child victims. Investigator Weber also regularly presents for the Shaken Baby Alliance throughout the State of Texas on the topics of Interview and Interrogation and Forensic Investigative Techniques in Serious Physical Child Abuse Cases.

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Debra Wesselmann, MS, LIMHP

Licensed Mental Health Practitioner
The Attachment & Trauma Center of Nebraska
Omaha, NE

Workshop Sessions: E3, G3

Debra Wesselmann, MS, LIMHP is part of the treatment team at The Attachment and Trauma Center of Nebraska in Omaha, Nebraska. Ms. Wesselmann is a presenter, author, and researcher, and has specialized in treating trauma resolution and attachment problems in adults, children, and families for the past 25 years. She has been on the faculty at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and is collaborating with faculty at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln for research and development of effective trauma treatments. Ms. Wesselmann was part of the team that developed the Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Family Therapy Integrative Team Treatment model for treating attachment trauma in children and was lead author for the recently published treatment manual and accompanying parent guide. Ms. Wesselmann is an EMDR consultant and has been on the faculty of the EMDR Institute since 1998. She has authored numerous publications related to trauma and attachment therapy and parenting. Ms. Wesselmann has been invited to present or keynote for numerous professional conferences and workshops nationally and internationally, including invited presentations at the Menninger Clinic, EMDR International Association (EMDRIA), and conferences in Rome, Amsterdam, Hamburg, Cologne, Madrid, The Netherlands, Hong Kong, and Costa Rica.

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Charles Wilson, MSSW

Senior Director
Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego/Chadwick Center
San Diego, CA

Workshop Sessions: E14, I9

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, the Chadwick Trauma Informed Systems Project for SAMHSA, the Safe Kids California Projected, funded by the ACYF/Children’s Bureau and California Department of Social Services, 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, and Chairs the San Diego County Child Protection Team Management Committee. 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).

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Janis Wolak, JD

Senior Researcher
Crimes against Children Research Center
Durham, NH

Workshop Sessions: E8-a, E8, G8

Janis Wolak, J.D. is a Senior Researcher at the Crimes against Children Research Center of the University of New Hampshire. She is the author and co-author of numerous articles and reports about child victimization, especially technology-facilitated child sexual exploitation crimes. She is a principal or co-principal investigator or director for the following research projects: First and Second Youth Internet Safety Surveys (YISS-1 and YISS-2); three National Juvenile Online Victimization (N-JOV) Studies spanning 2000 to 2009; a national study of the law enforcement response to minors exploited by prostitution; the third National Incidence Studies of Missing, Abducted, Runaway & Thrownaway Children (NISMART-3), Law Enforcement and Juvenile Facilities Components; and two projects to study and improve the law enforcement response to online child pornography in collaboration with researchers from University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Computer Science, Strengthening Forensic Science for Network Investigations and the RoundUp Predictive Tool Project. She has provided training and served on expert panels nationally and globally in the field of Internet safety. Her work has been funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, OJJDP; the National Science Foundation and the Verizon Foundation.

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Miriam Wolf, MS, LCSW

Forensic Interviewer
Keller Center San Mateo County
San Jose, CA

Workshop Sessions: I5 Forensic Interviewers Forum

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Nancy Young




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