22nd Annual Statewide Conference on Child Abuse & Neglect
April 9-11, 2001


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It is time to step out of the shadows of family violence

For too long we have not paid sufficient attention to the link between domestic violence and child abuse.   Between 3.3 to 10 million children witness acts of domestic violence each year. Research indicates that 30% to 60% of children from homes where domestic violence is present are also victims of abuse themselves.

The presence of domestic violence in the home increases the likelihood that child abuse will turn fatal. Domestic violence constitutes the single, major precursor for child maltreatment fatalities. 

Of those children that witness domestic violence, 30% later become perpetrators of violence as compared to an abuse rate of 2 to 4% in the general population. 

North Carolina must do more to focus on the destructive, and often fatal, connection between domestic violence and child abuse. We invite you to attend the 22nd Annual Statewide Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect to gain new knowledge, discuss best practice strategies, and learn from national and state colleagues leading the way in cutting edge research and medical, legal, and community-based interventions in family violence. 

Through increased cooperation, training and collaborative programming, we can strengthen each of our efforts to prevent family violence that shatters the lives of child and adult victims alike.  

Keynote Speakers

Child Maltreatment and Domestic Violence
Susan Schechter

Nationally renowned author, trainer and consultant on domestic violence, Ms. Schechter will provide insight as to how professionals in the fields of child protection and domestic violence can effectively collaborate. Highlighting specific program models that are currently working, Ms. Schechter will discuss ways to keep child and adult victims safe and together whenever possible. 

Family Strengths
Ron Johnson

Mr. Johnson a native of New York City, former gang member, and graduate of Columbia University has spent his professional life working with at-risk youth. Mr. Johnson developed the 10-Step Rites of Passage Program, a comprehensive model for developing skills to foster a sense of manhood in young men. Mr. Johnson will address family strengths and resources needed to help promote positive development in children. 

Emotional Abuse of Children
Naomi Griffith

Ms. Griffith, a national consultant on child welfare issues, will speak on emotional abuse and define its implications. Through humor, story-telling, and her 30 years of experience working with families and children, Ms. Griffith will help us develop strategies to approach this issue.  Welcome back, Naomi!  

General Information


April 9, 10 & 11, 2001


The Sheraton Greensboro Hotel at Four Seasons/Koury Convention Center, Greensboro North Carolina


Registrations can be made via mail or fax using the Registration Form.  All directions pertaining to the registration process are located on the registration form.


Please call the Prevent Child Abuse Registration Center at 1-877-443-2670. (toll free)


A reduced rate of $150.00 for the General Conference is available to those who register before March 12, 2001.   


A limited number of scholarships are available through the Division of Social Services for members of local Community Child Protection Teams and D.S.S. employees. These scholarships will cover only the cost of registration, not accommodations.  Scholarships are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information on D.S.S. scholarships, please contact Phyllis Fulton at 919-733-4622 or by E-mail at phyllis.fulton@ncmail.net


The Sheraton Four Seasons/Koury Convention Center in Greensboro offers a special conference rate of $100 per night (single, double, triple, or quad occupancy), not including tax. This rate is guaranteed until March 8, 2001. Requests made after this date are subject to availability. Make your hotel reservations by calling 1-800-242-6556. Completing the registration form in this brochure does not reserve a hotel room.


The Sheraton Four Seasons/Koury Convention Center is located off Interstate 40 at Exit # 217. Parking at the hotel is free. For more detailed directions, call the hotel at 1-800-242-6556.


This conference has been approved for 1.2 CEUs (12.0 contact hours) through Greensboro AHEC. 

Credit certificates will be available from representatives of Greensboro AHEC in the afternoon on Monday and Tuesday. Participants are responsible for picking up their credit certificates. Approval is pending for the following credits:  

Continuing Education Units
National Board for Certified Counselors (Provider #5470)
NC Substance Abuse Professional Certification Board - GSB
Infant Toddler and Family Associate / Specialist Credit in Child Development

Day Care Contact Hours from
NCDHHS, Division of Child Development 
Continuing Medical Education Category 1 (17.5 hours)

Additional Physician Credits
Continuing Legal Education (9)


Course Description: The medical track is a special activity for those physicians attending the 22nd Annual Statewide Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect. At the conclusion of the medical workshops, participants will have increased their ability to (1) recognize; (2) assess; (3) treat; and (4) prevent all forms of child maltreatment.  The target audience for the conference medical track is pediatricians, family physicians, generalists, and emergency medicine physicians.

 Accreditation: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the School of Medicine of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina. The School of Medicine of UNC at Chapel Hill is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians and takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

The School of Medicine of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill designates this continuing medical education activity for up to - 17.5 credit hours in category 1 toward the AMA Physicians Recognition Award. Physicians should claim only those hours of credit that they actually spend in the educational activity. (Monday 5.5; Tuesday 6.5; Wednesday 5.5)

Physicians providing services for the Child Medical Evaluation Program (CMEP) who attend this conference and receive 12.0 CME credit hours will receive the increased reimbursement fee of $225.00 for child sexual abuse evaluations performed for CMEP. Please note: child abuse credits must be renewed every two years.

Disclosure - The School of Medicine of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill adheres to ACCME Standards regarding industry support of continuing medical education, and disclosure of faculty and commercial support relationships, if any, will be made known at the course.


Attorneys must provide their North Carolina Bar membership number on the registration form.  You must attend workshops marked with the LAW abbreviation in each of the six sessions of workshops to receive all nine (9) CLE hours.  

ADA Statement 

Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina and the University of North Carolina are committed to equality of educational opportunity and do not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status. If you require reasonable accommodations for a disability in order to participate fully in this continuing education activity, please call 1-877-443-2670 by no later than March 15.


Vendors and nonprofits may purchase space in the exhibit area.  The exhibit fee for for-profit organizations is $200. For nonprofits, the fee is $50.00. If you require an electrical outlet, there is an additional fee of $30.00. Prevent Child Abuse will provide a 6-foot table, two chairs and skirting for your exhibit. Space is limited. Please call 1-877-443-2670 for exhibit form and information.

Food & Fellowship

Fees for all of the following meals and networking events are covered in your general registration costs.


Choice of 4 topics and locations, please choose one when registering.

Monday, April 9, 2001, from 12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

A. NCPSAC MEMBER LUNCHEON - The North Carolina Professional Society on the Abuse of Children's Annual Membership Luncheon. Paul Stern, J.D., Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for Snohomish County, WA, will give the keynote address.

B. PREVENTION NETWORK LUNCHEON - Prevent Child Abuse invites all PCA Affiliates and Network members, Healthy Families sites, Nurturing Program sites, prevention advocates, volunteers, and other interested persons to attend. Dr. Carl Dunst of the Orelena Hawk Puckett Institute will provide a keynote address.

C. ISSUE ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION LUNCHEON Prevent Child Abuse invites conference attendees to informally discuss specific issues related to the conference theme during lunch. Each table will be provided with a topic and discussion facilitator. 

D. GENERAL NETWORKING LUNCHEON - Those participants who do not wish to attend one of the other programmatic luncheons are invited to enjoy their lunch in a general networking environment. The cost of this luncheon is included in your registration fee.

D.S.S. RECEPTION               

Monday, April 9, 2001 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

The Division of Social Services will host a reception in the exhibit area.  The reception is free, and all conference participants are invited to attend and enjoy the live entertainment. 

The African American Dance Ensemble will perform. Led by Artistic Director, Chuck Davis, this group has been preserving and sharing the finest traditions of African and African American dance and music through research, education and entertainment since 1984. This interactive experience will be fun and inspirational for all who participate.


Tuesday, April 10, 2001 from 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Naomi Haines Griffith will speak on, "Invisible Scars: The Impact of Emotional Abuse." 


Tuesday, April 10, 2001 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Prevent Child Abuse invites all conference participants to attend our annual Awards Luncheon.  Keynote speaker, Ron Johnson, discusses "Something Inside So Strong." 

Kimberly F. Crews Memorial Award - presented by NCPSAC, honoring a current member of APSAC providing direct services in the field of child physical or sexual abuse. Contact V. Denise Everett, MD at (919) 350-7810 for a nomination form. 

Donna J. Stone Memorial Award - Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina will honor an individual or group that has made a significant contribution to the primary prevention of child abuse over the past 5 years. Please call Jennifer Tolle at 919-829-8009 ext. 23 to nominate a colleague.

North Carolina Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (NCPSAC)

NCPSAC Advanced Training Institutes Intensive Skills-Based Training on Wednesday, April 11, 2001, from 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

NCPSAC's Advanced Training Institutes supplement the Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina 22nd Annual Statewide Conference by offering in-depth, intensive workshops on selected topics. Taught by nationally recognized leaders in the field of child maltreatment, these two workshops offer hands-on, skills-based training grounded in the latest empirical research. Participants in the Institutes are invited to take part by asking questions and providing examples from their own experience. Take home knowledge you can use immediately by signing up for one of the NCPSAC Institutes!

Each workshop lasts 5.5 hours, and you can earn 5.5 contact hours (.55 CEUs). The fee to attend an Institute is in addition to the regular conference registration fee. Register for the Institutes by filling out the registration from on page 15 of this brochure. You may pay for and attend only the Institutes.

1. Advanced Medical Techniques in Serious Child Physical Abuse and Fatality Cases

Robert Reece, M.D., Institute for Professional Education, Mass. Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children; Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Tufts University School of Medicine ,Jack Daniel, M.D., Forensic Pathologist and President, Iron Bridge Forensics 

Head and visceral trauma account for the majority of serious physical injury and fatal outcomes in child physical abuse. Injuries also occur from accidental circumstances and it is distinguishing abuse from accident that is sometimes difficult. There are, however, distinguishing features in most cases that include characteristics of the lesions themselves and the manner in which these injuries were said to have occurred. There are also medical conditions that may mimic the findings of abuse, but these conditions have diagnostic characteristics that almost always set them apart from maltreatment. The approaches to sorting out medical rarities and accidents from abuse will be discussed in this workshop.

At the conclusion of this workshop, the learner will 1) know the major severe injuries resulting from abuse and techniques for making the diagnosis, 2) understand the need for careful interviewing about how injuries were acquired, and 3) be aware of the techniques used for clinical diagnosis and postmortem examinations.

2. Investigating and Prosecuting Child Physical Abuse and Fatality Cases

Det. Brian Killacky, Chicago Police Department, Unit 606 Cold Case Homicide
Sylvia Lafferty, J.D., Deputy Attorney, Pinal County, Arizona

Serious physical abuse and child homicide cases are some of the most difficult cases investigators and prosecutors must handle.  The number of agencies involved, lack of guidelines for comprehensive evidence collection, complexity of medical evidence and intense emotions surrounding serious physical abuse and child homicides complicate investigations and prosecutions.  False histories provided by caretakers, the failure of medical and child abuse professionals to scrutinize injuries for possible criminal action, and conflicting medical opinions interpreting injuries frequently inhibit effective investigations. Prosecutors experience difficulty convincing jurors that parents intentionally harm their children, overcoming conflicting medical expert testimony, and establishing the mechanisms and force used to cause the injuries or death. When trials do lead to convictions, sentences are often lenient.

To identify and prosecute child physical abuse injuries effectively, investigators and prosecutors must become educated regarding the unique dynamics of such cases. This institute, taught by two nationally recognized experts will cover such areas as 1) the causes of abuse-related injuries and deaths, 2) child death review protocols and procedures, 3) suspect interviewing and crime scene investigation, and 4) effective prosecution strategies.  Participants will be better prepared not only to investigate and prosecute these types of cases, but to initiate procedures and interagency approaches that can prevent maltreatment and death.


APSAC is a nonprofit interdisciplinary membership organization incorporated in 1987. Thousands of professionals from all over the world ( attorneys, child protective service workers, law enforcement personnel, nurses, physicians, researcher, teachers, psychologists, clergy, administrators, and child advocates ) have joined APSAC's effort to ensure that everyone affected by child maltreatment receives the best possible professional response.

APSAC is committed to providing professional education that promotes effective, culturally sensitive, and interdisciplinary approaches to the identification, intervention, treatment, and prevention of child abuse and neglect; promoting research and guidelines to inform professional practice; educating the public about child abuse and neglect; and ensuring that America's public policy concerning child maltreatment is well informed and constructive.  Join APSAC (or renew) and reap the benefits of membership today! Please contact APSAC directly for more information on the benefits of membership: 

American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC)
407 South Dearborn Street, Suite 1300
Chicago, Illinois 60605

Phone: 312-554-0166          Fax: 312-554-0919       

E-mail:  APSACEduc@aol.com       Web site:  www.apsac.org


To assist you with your selections, we have identified workshops of particular interest to certain groups with the abbreviations below. The first abbreviation that appears for each workshop indicates the primary audience, and the abbreviations that follow indicate groups who may also benefit from the information provided. Please note that when a medical audience is indicated for a workshop, non-medical professionals may not understand all the terminology.

All participants
Physicians/Other Health Care Professionals
Social Workers
Community Child Protection Team Members and Child Fatality Prevention Team Members
Mental Health Professionals
Law Enforcement and Attorneys
Home Visitors
Domestic Violence Prevention Advocates

Monday, April 9, 2001
Session I Workshops
   9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

1. Legal Updates for Child Abuse Professionals - LAW, SW, MED, GEN
Ilene B. Nelson, J.D., NC Guardian Ad Litem 

This workshop will provide participants with an overview of new case law, recent appellate court decisions and new or pending legislation relevant to professionals in child abuse fields.

2. Management: Creating the Conditions for Performing - CCPT
Debra McHenry, M.S.W., Program Consultant, NC Division of Social Services

Participants will learn how to use a conceptual framework, based on William Power's Perceptual Central Theory, which will aid community teams in developing consensus, managing conflict and contribute to continuous improvements.

3. Child Abuse Prevention and the Hispanic Community - GEN, SW, CCPT, HV

Mary Santiago, B.A., MPA Candidate, Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina; 
Kristin Kelly, M.A., SAFEChild

This workshop will give an overview of North Carolina's Hispanic community and their perceptions on child abuse and neglect. It will also provide recommendations and strategies to organizations seeking to reach the Hispanic community.

4. Smart Start: Partners in Preventing Child Abuse & Neglect - GEN, SW, HV, CCPT, DV

Sally Sloop, MVA, CAS, Family Support Program Specialist, NC Partnership for Children; Ellen Billings, Alleghany County Partnership for Children, Inc.; Ginger Hester, Iredell County Partnership for Young Children    

This presentation will outline NC's Smart Start initiative for young children and their families and discuss two program models that demonstrate how issues concerning child abuse, neglect & domestic violence are being addressed through Smart Start partnerships.

5. Domestic Violence: The Impact on Parenting - SW, HV, MH, DV, GEN

Leslie Starsoneck, M.S.W., Executive Director, Domestic Violence Commission

This workshop describes how domestic violence may impact a victim or perpetrator's ability to parent, and will encourage audience members to understand parenting styles in the context of chronic violence or threats of violence.

6. Correlative Issues in Child Abuse, Domestic Violence & Animal Abuse - SW, HV, LAW, MH, DV

Susan Vaughan, LCSW, Coordinator, Child Advocacy Center, Family Services of the Piedmont; George Ryan, Investigator, Office of District Attorney, First Judicial District

This interdisciplinary workshop will explore the links between child abuse, domestic violence, and animal abuse. Investigative and intervention strategies will be discussed, as well as discussion to heighten awareness of this problem.

7. On Being an Expert Witness: Presentation of Medical Testimony -  MED, MH

Paul Stern, J.D, Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, Snohomish County, Washington

Expert witnesses can not alter the facts but they can impact how those facts are presented in court.  This workshop will provide specific skills to doctors and health care professionals enabling them to increase their effectiveness as expert witnesses, including how to prepare for court, present convincing testimony, and deal with cross-examination. 

Networking Break             10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Opening Plenary Session           11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.  

"Keeping Children and Their Mothers Safe: Effective Intervention in Child Maltreatment and Domestic Violence."

Susan Schechter, M.S.W., Clinical Professor, School of Social Work, University of Iowa

This keynote will examine the overlap between domestic violence and child maltreatment, provide a guiding framework for intervention, describe model programs, and explore ways to keep adult and child victims safe and together, whenever possible.

Lunch         12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. (Select from 4 choices)

Session II Workshops       2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

8. Child Protective Services and Domestic Violence Protocols, Part A - SW, CCPT, DV

Donna Fayko, M.Ed., Child Protective Services Program Administrator - Intake and Investigations, Mecklenburg County D.S.S.; H. Lien Bragg, M.S.W., Domestic Violence Advocate, Mecklenburg County D.S.S.

The Mecklenburg County DSS Domestic Violence Protocol for Child Protective Services Intervention provides guidelines for child protection staff to effectively and safely intervene with domestic violence victims and their children. The protocol addresses each stage of a child protection case and is the only formal policy developed in the state of North Carolina that addresses the integration of child protection and domestic violence services.

9. Promoting Peace, Preserving Lives: Panel Discussion on the Role of the D.V. Coordinating Council in Forsyth County - CCPT, MED, SW, LAW, DV

Sharee Fowler, Coordinator, Partnership Against Violence & Domestic Violence Coordinating Council, Family Services; Meg Denbo, B.S.S.W., Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center; Lynne Berry, M.S.W., Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School System; Alison Cranford, Family Services, Inc.

This workshop will provide participants with information regarding the community-based approach to addressing domestic violence in Forsyth County.  Representatives from different systems and task groups within the DVCC will discuss their experiences working with the council and how the Council has impacted their response to this issue.

10. Domestic Violence & the Link with Child Maltreatment Issues for Medical Providers - MED

Rebecca Socolar, MD, MPH, Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics & Social Medicine, Director Child Medical Evaluation, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

This workshop will assist participants in 1) learning the consequences to children of witnessing domestic violence, 2) learning about the overlap between domestic violence and child abuse, and 3) addressing how to screen for domestic violence and what to do if it is uncovered.

11. Crime Scene Investigation of Child Deaths, Part A - LAW

Dennis Honeycutt, Special Agent, NC State Bureau of Investigation

This presentation will center on the proper protocol in the beginning stages of the investigation of the crime scene regarding the death of a child outside of the presence of an attending physician.

12. Setting Limits for Oppositional Children and Adolescents, Part A - SW, HV, MH, GEN

David Hoppe, M.S.W., L.C.S.W., Director of Program Services, The Relatives, Inc.

This workshop gives the audience concrete tools to use when intervening with an oppositional child or adolescent. The focus is on staying out of power struggles, setting limits, and how to employ consequences.

13. Unified Family Courts: A Better Way to Treat Families - SW, MH, CCPT, LAW

Miriam Saxon, M.S., M.A., Assistant Deputy Director for Court Services, NC Admin. Office of the Courts; Jan Hood, MA, NC Administrative Office of the Courts

This session will provide information about the statewide and national movement toward unified family courts, and discuss the success and the challenges being experienced by the eight (8) pilot family courts in North Carolina.

14. Supervision of Home Visits: A Kinder, Gentler Approach - HV, SW

Jennie Sparrow, MSW, Healthy Families Training & Technical Assistance Manager, Georgia  Council on Child Abuse; Pam Brown, M.Ed., LPC, Program Director, Georgia Council on Child Abuse 

This workshop will detail best practices and "lessons learned" in supervising home visits. Quality assurance, monitoring and staff support will be discussed.

15. Testifying: Presenting Effective Testimony in Court - LAW, SW, MH

Paul Stern,  J.D, Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, Snohomish County, Washington 

This session will seek to improve the skills of those who must testify in court as investigators in child abuse cases. Participants will be provided with specific tools to enable them to increase their effectiveness as witnesses, and how best to deal with cross-examination.

16. Seeing Strengths in Challenging Families - HV, SW, MH, GEN

Lisa Fields-Cogan, M.S., Independent Consultant/Training Time

This interactive workshop will assist people working with families to see the strengths in all families.  It will also provide an opportunity to learn how to better support families.

Session III Workshops         3:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

17. Child Protective Services and Domestic Violence Protocols, Part B - SW, CCPT, DV    - Donna Fayko and H. Lien Bragg

18. Crime Scene Investigation of Child Deaths, Part B - LAW - Dennis Honeycutt

19. Setting Limits for Oppositional Children and Adolescents, Part B - SW, HV, MH, GEN  -  David Hoppe

 20. The Implications of State vs. George Elton Hinnant - SW, LAW, MED, MH, GEN

Bill Hart, J.D., Special Deputy Attorney General, NC Department of Justice 

This workshop discusses the recent opinion of the Supreme Court of North Carolina in State vs. George Elton Hinnant and implications of holdings and statements in that opinion. It will also discuss any other cases with significant effects on social workers, health care providers, or law enforcement officers within the area of child abuse and neglect.

21. Carrying Out a Child Fatality Review - CCPT, MED, SW, GEN

Anne Laukaitis, M. Ed., Executive Director, Cabarrus Partnership for Children, Chair of Cabarrus CCPT; David Lockhart, M.D., Pediatrician, Cabarrus Health Alliance; Glenda Keziah, R.N., M.P.H., Public Health Nurse, Cabarrus Health Alliance; Keith Davis, Program Manager, Cabarrus D.S.S.; Susan Taylor, M.A., Early Childhood Specialist, Child Care Resources, Inc.

Community Child Protection Team members will share their experiences of conducting a child fatality review, writing the review, delivering the report to the CCPT and community leaders then leading a community prevention project.

22. Primer to Evaluation of Child Sexual Abuse - MED

Michael Lawless, M.D., Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Wake Forest School of Medicine

This workshop covers the basics of evaluating a child for sexual abuse; the purpose of the examination; the technique of physical examination; examples of normal and normal variants of the ano-genital exam; examples of findings consistent with abuse; and a brief discussion of sexually transmitted diseases seen in childhood victims of abuse.

23. Battered Families: From Crisis to Creative Resolution - SW, MH, DV, HV    

Rhonda Morris, Executive Director, Kids First, Inc. Child Advocacy Center; Patricia K. Youngblood, M.S.W., C.C.S.W., Executive Director, Albemarle Hopeline 

This workshop will focus on the impact of domestic violence on the family, providing insight into the unique perspectives of both mother and child.  Effective treatment methods will be discussed.

24. Nurturing the Brian: Early Caregiving & Self Regulation - HV, SW, MH, MED, CCPT

Betty Rintoul, Ph.D., Research Psychologist, Research Triangle Institute

This workshop will focus on how responsive caregiving helps infants and young children develop patterns of self-regulation.  We will focus on related neuroscience research and consider the treatment implications for children who have been exposed to early abuse or neglect.

D.S.S. Reception        5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Featuring the African American Dance Ensemble, food and refreshments. 

All participants
Physicians/Other Health Care Professionals
Social Workers
Community Child Protection Team Members and Child Fatality Prevention Team Members
Mental Health Professionals
Law Enforcement and Attorneys
Home Visitors
Domestic Violence Prevention Advocates

Tuesday, April 10, 2001
General Breakfast Session    8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

General Breakfast Session with speaker, Naomi Griffith, "Invisible Scars: The Impact of Emotional Abuse"

Session IV Workshops      9:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

25. Emotional Maltreatment: The Poisoned Arrow - SW, HV, MH, CCPT, GEN

Naomi Haines Griffith, L.L.P., President, Red Clay & Vinegar

The presentation looks at emotional abuse as a serious factor in "at risk" children and examines the results of a nationwide project on emotional abuse. This workshop will focus on the importance of family culture, characteristics and functions of healthy families, dealing with our own understanding of emotional maltreatment, and the legal and long-term issues.

26. Conducting Reviews: Enhancing the Skills of the Reviewer - CCPT, SW 

Phyllis Banks Fulton, M.A., L.M.S.W., CCPT Coordinator, NC Division of Social Services; Brenda Edwards, M.S.W., CFPT Coordinator, NC Division of Public Health

This workshop is designed specifically for CCPT and CFPT members. The presenters will conduct a mock case review to provide an opportunity for members to enhance their skills of conducting reviews, identifying system problems, making recommendations and planning a course of action for prevention.

27. Advanced Sexual Abuse Medical Issues - MED

V. Denise Everett, M.D., Director of Child Sexual Abuse Team at WakeMed; Karen St. Claire, M.D., Associate Medical Director & Child Medical Examiner, Center for Child and Family Health

This workshop will consist of several case presentations of children evaluated for sexual abuse. Cases will be reviewed and discussed as they relate to the diagnosis of sexual abuse, presentations on genital findings, sexually transmitted diseases, and findings that mimic sexual abuse. 

28. Family Violence: The Interrelationship between Spousal and Child Abuse - LAW, SW, DV

Laura Rogers, J.D., Sr. Attorney, APRI's National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse  

Investigation and prosecution of domestic violence is intrinsically related to the occurrence of child abuse. Participants at this lecture will be introduced to statistical information and procedures for proper investigation and prosecution of these multi-issued cases. 

29. Psychology of Rapists with Emphasis on Juvenile Offenders - LAW, MED, MH, SW, DV

Sabrina Garcia, M.A., D.V. and Sexual Assault Coordinator, Chapel Hill Police Dept.

This presentation is designed to help responders and providers understand the victim and offender dynamic within the context of sexual violence including an understanding of the offender's motivation, fantasy base, and belief systems shaped through childhood and adolescence. 

30. Multidisciplinary Response to Child Maltreatment Fatalities - GEN, MED, SW, LAW, MH, CCPT

Marcia Herman-Giddens, Dr. PH, M.P.H., P.A., Senior Fellow, NC Child Advocacy Institute; Patrick Lantz, M.D., Wake Forest University School of Medicine; Nancy Lamb, J.D., Assistant District Attorney, First Judicial District; Bryan Queen, M.P.A., Regional Producer, NBCNewschannel, Charlotte, NC.

A selection of experts from various disciplines responding to child maltreatment fatalities will discuss "best practice" response for each discipline and how they are all interconnected. The discussion will be based on the recently published, "Child Maltreatment Fatalities: Guidelines for Response." 

31. Evidence for Non-Lawyers, Part A - LAW, SW

Frank Parrish, J.D., District Attorney, 1st District, NC

This workshop describes the connection between the collection of information and the packaging and presentation of that information in courtrooms, with reference to the rules of evidence. 

32. The Challenges of Domestic Violence/Child Abuse Cases, Part A - DV, HV, MH, SW, CCPT

Marie French, M.S., Training Specialist, NC Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Working with families experiencing domestic violence and child maltreatment can be difficult and frustrating.  Participants will discuss the basic dynamics of domestic violence and child abuse, discuss the challenges with working with this population and explore ways to overcome frustrations and help families. 

Session V Workshops        11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

33. The Challenges of Domestic Violence/Child Abuse Cases, Part B - DV, HV, MH, SW, CCPT - Marie French 

34. Evidence for Non-Lawyers, Part B - LAW, SW - Frank Parrish 

35. Been There, Done That: Addiction from a Parent's Perspective - CCPT, SW, DV, MH, HV       

Patricia Parks-Taylor, Substance Abuse Counselor, NC Dept. of Corrections

This is an overview workshop on child maltreatment and substance abuse, focusing on treatment and the addict's response to treatment. 

36. Interviewing & Prosecuting Sexual Assault Cases with Developmentally Disabled Victims - LAW, MH, SW, CCPT

Laura Rogers, J.D., Senior Attorney, APRI's National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse  

Sexual assault cases involving victims with a mental disability are infrequently reported to law enforcement. The workshop will encourage professionals involved in sexual assault investigation and prosecution to pursue these cases to successful prosecution. 

37. An Overview of the C.J. Wilkerson Kidnapping and Homicide - LAW, DV, SW, GEN

Greg Tart, Special Agent, NC State Bureau of Investigation

This workshop will outline the series of events leading up to the kidnapping and homicide of C.J. Wilkerson, a 9-year old child from Wake Forest, NC.  He will discuss the investigation, arrest and conviction of Derrick Glover. 

38. The Way of Parent Education - SW, HV, MH

Cinda Wood Amen, Director, Parent Enrichment Program, Exchange/SCAN

There ain't much to being a ballplayer - if you're a ballplayer - Honus Wagner. This workshop will highlight successful strategies for delivering parent education programs:  including startup issues such as where to go for funds, who should be involved, how to put a team together, and forging inter-agency relationships. 

39. Family Violence: Identification in Emergency & Primary Care Settings - MED

Susan Hohenhaus, R.N., C.E.N., F.N.E., Coordinator, NC EMS for Children, NC Office of EMS

The purpose of this session is to teach participants a standardized approach to effective medical identification, documentation and intervention of family violence, especially as it relates to spousal/partner abuse and child abuse. Please note this session may contain photographs, which may be disturbing to some participants. 

40. The Attachment Cycle: When Things Go Wrong, Part A - HV, SW, MH

Katherine Leslie, Ph.D., Owner/ Operator of Brand New Day Consulting

In this presentation, Dr. Leslie will explain the attachment cycle, and how and why disruptions in the cycle cause a range of mental, emotional, and behavior problems. She will also describe the details of how these programs affect the parent - child relationship. 

41. Widening the Circle: Family Group Conferencing, Part A - SW, CCPT 

Teresa Turner, M.S.W., Senior Trainer, North Carolina Family Group Conferencing Project

Come and learn how "widening the circle" of care and protection through Family Group conferencing is changing child welfare practice. This interactive presentation will get you involved and challenge your thinking. 

CONFERENCE AWARDS LUNCHEON         12:30 p.m.  2:30 p.m.

"Something Inside So Strong" - Ron Johnson, National Family Life & Education Center. The keynote will focus on the resources families have, and need to have, not only to protect children but also to promote good health. The prevention focus will be expanded to include those strategies and techniques that families can employ to promote and enhance self-esteem, a positive self-image, and self-respect - attributes which are necessary for healing, protecting, and promoting a positive lifestyle. 

Session VI Workshops         2:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. 

42. The Attachment Cycle: When Things Go Wrong, Part B - HV, SW, MH - Katherine Leslie           

43. Widening the Circle: Family Group Conferencing, Part B - SW, CCPT - Teresa Turner 

44. Internet Safety & Children: The FBI's Innocent Images National Initiative -  LAW, SW, CCPT, GEN      

Gerard Senatore, Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigations

This presentation will cover the FBI's response to crimes against children involving the Internet and computer networks. The origin, evolution and goals of the Innocent Images National Initiative will be discussed. 

45. Domestic Violence Offenders Are Fathers, Too - SW, HV, MH, GEN

Stacey Sullivan, M.S.W., L.C.S.W., Program Coordinator, SAFEChild

MENS is a parent education program for men convicted of domestic violence that promotes positive parenting skills and educates offenders on the effects ofdomestic violence on their children. 

46. Interventions with Children Exposed to Domestic Violence - SW, DV, MH, GEN

Tracy Turner, M.S., Deputy Director, Domestic Violence Commission; Jill Huebner, M.A., Mainstay Inc.; Allison Isaak, B.S.W., Advocate/Outreach Coordinator, Domestic Violence Shelter & Services, Inc.; Tammy Hartley, Domestic Violence Shelter & Services, Inc.

Children exposed to domestic violence are at greater risk for significant emotional and behavioral disorders. This workshop explores several model programs designed to help children recover from trauma related to domestic violence. 

47. When You Find Yourself In the "Hot Seat" - LAW, MED, SW, MH, GEN

Joseph A. Blick, Jr., J.D., District Court Judge, Judicial District 3-A, Greenville, NC

Workshop will focus on tips and strategies in becoming an effective courtroom witness. Emphasis will be placed on effective case preparation as an essential tool to a successful courtroom presentation. 

48. The School, The Family, The Community Unite for Child Protection -  CCPT, SW, GEN

Elaine Vinson, Ph.D., School Psychologist, Wake County Public School System

This workshop will examine ways that a child's maltreatment within the family manifests in a school setting and discuss ways the community and schools can partner to address issues that cause children to fail from a child protection stance.

49. Milestones & Mishaps: Recognizing Maltreatment Along the Road of Development - MED

Sharon Cooper, M.D., Colonel (Retired) U.S. Marine Corps

This presentation will discuss normal child development within the context of normal injuries and address the ability to recognize "disconnect" between history and mechanism of injury.  Particular attention will be given to gross and fine motor milestones. Emphasis will be given to the child with special needs and the recognition that certain types of developmental disabilities are associated with specific types of maltreatment. 


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