23rd Annual Statewide Conference on Child Abuse & Neglect
April 7 - 9, 2002  Greensboro, NC


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Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina is honored to invite you to our 23rd Annual Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect. Since 1979, Prevent Child Abuse has been providing workshops, conferences and prevention materials to a broad range of professionals and volunteers working to prevent child abuse and neglect in all its forms.

In partnership with
North Carolina Professional Society on the Abuse of Children

In cooperation with 
The Juvenile Justice and Childrens Rights Section of the North Carolina Bar Association

Supported by
Family Service of the Piedmont, Inc.
Fox Family Foundation, Inc.
Greensboro Jaycees
The NC Governors Crime Commission
North Carolina Child Medical Evaluation Program
North Carolina Childrens Trust Fund 
Committee on Child Abuse & Neglect of the North Carolina Pediatric Society

-- About the Conference Theme  
Partnering to Protect Children: Families, Communities and Agencies 

This years conference theme asks the question, What does it mean for a community to be responsible for protecting children?

The Community Partnership for Child Protection Initiative currently being piloted by the Center for the Study of Social Policy and the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation -- is based on the notion that people and places in neighborhoods are the first line of defense that families rely on to meet many of their daily needs and who are often the first to be aware of problems that can place children in jeopardy. It is these same individuals and institutions that can offer timely assistance to help a parent and prevent a child from being harmed. The long-term goal of a reformed child protection system is to assist all families at-risk of abuse and neglect and try to ensure the safety of children. 

We will address some of the current strategies for Community Partnerships being used here in North Carolina and around the country, such as: 
* Child Protective Services Reform * CPS Community Partnerships
* Neighbors Helping Neighbors * Organizing Networks of Service and Support
* Engaging Parents and Residents as Partners * Family Support Principles

An engaged community can best help families to protect children that includes families, relatives, churches, schools, child care centers, youth clubs, doctors, law enforcement, social workers and all the other people that surround youngsters. With decreasing agency budgets and increasing demands on the system it is more crucial than ever for us to learn how to empower communities to protect children, organizing networks of service and support that strengthen families. 

Join more than 600 professionals, advocates, and volunteers as we learn new ways to work together to prevent the tragedy of child abuse and neglect. 

Keynote Speakers

Community Partnerships: A New Point of View 
Keeping children safe is everybodys business.
Susan Notkin
will discuss the Community Partnerships for Protecting Children Initiative. Notkin currently serves as Director of the Center for Community Partnerships in Child Welfare at New Yorks Center for the Study of Social Policy and is the former director of Program for Children at the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation. She has 25 years of experience designing and managing innovative public and private initiatives that benefit children and families, which began with her work in the 1970s in one of our nations first shelters for battered women. 

No More Children at Risk: Children of Promise 
Mervlyn Kitashima
, a Hawaiian native, will share a very personal account of the factors that contributed to her overcoming obstacles and achieving success. Emphasis will be on the possibilities, potential and promise possessed by every child, even in the face of adversity. A participant in Emmy Werners groundbreaking Kauai Longitudinal Study on Resilience, she travels and lectures widely on Children of Promise. Ms. Kitashima is the former District Coordinator for the Parent-Community Networking Centers in Hawaiis Department of Education. She is currently the Parent Coordinator at Kamehameha Schools.

General Information

April 7, 8 & 9, 2002

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

Registrations can be made via mail or fax using the Registration Form.  Download a .pdf version here.

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 11, 2002.

Due to State Budget cuts, the Division of Social Services will not be providing scholarships for Community Child Protection Teams and D.S.S. employees this year.

The Sheraton Four Seasons/Koury Convention Center in Greensboro offers a special conference rate of $105 per night (single, double, triple or quad occumpancy), not including tax. This rate is guaranteed until March 7, 2002. 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. 

Directions / Parking: 
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.

Continuing Education Credit: 
This 2-day conference has been approved for 1.2 CEUs (12.0 contact hours) through Greensboro AHEC. (An additional .55 CEUs or 5.5 contact hours will be provided for attendance of the NCPSAC Institute on Sunday.)

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 currently pending for the following credits:
Continuing Education Credits
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 2 (12.0 contact hours)
Continuing Legal Education Credits (16.5 hours)

Continuing Education Credit for Physicians

Course Description: The medical track is a special activity for those physicians attending the conference. At the conclusion of the medical workshops, participants will have increased their ability to recognize, assess, treat, and prevent all forms of child maltreatment. The target audience for the conference medical track is pediatricians, family physicians, generalists, emergency medicine physicians, registered nurses and other medical providers.

This continuing medical education activity has been approved for NC Credit 2 CME/AMA PRA Category 2. Physicians can claim this activity by documenting the nature of the educational activity, the date and the hours earned. It important to note how the learning experience has improved the care you provide to your patients. The recording of Category 2 hours is the responsibility of the individual physicians. (Sunday 5.5 hours; Monday 6.0 hours; Tuesday 6.0 hours)

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.

Continuing Legal Education Credits: 
This conference is being presented in cooperation with the North Carolina Bar Association and the Juvenile Justice and Childrens Rights Section. Attorneys must provide their North Carolina Bar membership number on the registration form in order to guarantee accreditation. Attorneys are also required to attend those workshops designated as LAW workshops to receive all 16.5 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, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status. If you require reasonable accommodations for a disabiliy in order to particpate fully in this continuing education activity, please call 1-877-443-2670 no later than March 15, 2002, so we may make the necessary arrangements.

Exhibit Area: 
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, skirting, and signage for your exhibit. Space is limited. Please call 1-877-443-2670.

This year, PCANC is offering sponsorship opportunities. Organizations can sponsor one of the networking breaks or luncheons during the conference. Sponsors will be acknowledged in the Conference Program, with signage onsite, and in Prevention Network News. Please call 1-877-443-2670.

Organizations are welcome to purchase advertising space in the Conference Program. For pricing and insertion requirements for full-page, half-page or quarter-page ads, please call Jodi Mendenhall at 919-829-8009. 

Monday Lunch Information:
Mondays lunch is not included in the conference registration fee. Conference attendees may lunch on their own or register to attend one of the following luncheons. Please indicate your preference on your registration form. Each of the following luncheons is available for $20.00 

NCPSAC Luncheon - $20.00
Combating Child Exploitation: Partnering for Success
The North Carolina Professional Society on the Abuse of Childrens Annual Membership Luncheon will feature Inspector Raymond Smith, National Program Manager for the U.S. Postal Inspection Service in Washington, D.C. Inspector Smith will address working together at all levels state, local and federal to combat child exploitation. Smith has 26 years experience in the law enforcement field.

Prevention Network Legislative Luncheon - $20.00
An Update from the State Capitol
Prevent Child Abuse invites all PCA Affiliates, Prevention Network members, Healthy Families sites, Nurturing Program sites, prevention advocates, volunteers, and other interested persons to attend. Chris Fitzsimon, founder and executive director of the Common Sense Foundation in Raleigh, will give the keynote address. Hell update us on whats been happening in the General Assembly, how children and families have been impacted by the State budget cuts and what we can all do to better advocate for abused and neglected children.

Tuesday Conference Awards Luncheon
Prevent Child Abuse invites all conference participants to attend our annual Awards Luncehon (costs are included in your registration fee.)

Keynote Speaker, Mervlyn Kitashima, discusses No More Children at Risk: Children of Promise 

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 the PCA office at 1-800-354-KIDS or 919-829-8009 for a nomination form.

Community Child Protection Team Recognition Awards- for information please contact Phyllis Fulton, NC Division of Social Services, at 919-733-4622 or by e-mail at Phyllis.fulton@ncmail.net.

North Carolina Professional Society on the Abuse of Children

NCPSAC Advanced Training Institutes Sunday, April 7, 2002, from 9:00am-3:30pm provide intensive skills-based training.

NCPSACs Advanced Training Institutes supplement the Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina Conference by offering in-depth, intensive workshops on selected topics. Taught by 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.

I. Crucial Components of Legally Defendable Child Abuse Investigations

Nancy Lamb is the Assistant District Attorney, 1st Judicial District, Elizabeth City, NC, and consultant for the National Center for the Prosecution of Child Abuse in Alexandria, Virginia; George Ryan, Investigator, 1st Judicial District Attorney's Office, Elizabeth City, NC.

This institute, designed for a multidisciplinary audience, will examine the necessary components of a child abuse investigation in order to withstand the typical defense challenges, in both physical and sexual abuse cases. The most successful defense strategies are those designed to take focus off the child victim and place it on the investigation. This institute will explore these strategies, and how mistakes made during the investigative process can allow certain strategies to be successful for the defense during a criminal prosecution.

II. Fact or Fiction: Unraveling the Medical Mysteries of Factitious Disorder by Proxy 

Jean C. Smith, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics & Associate Medical Director of NC Child Medical Evaluation Program, UNC Department of Pediatrics; Joyce K. Moore, RN, MPH, Nurse Consultant with the Child Medical Evaluation Program, UNC Department of Pediatrics. 

Factitious Disorder by Proxy (Munchausen Syndrome) is a somewhat bizarre form of abuse involving the persistent fabrication or creation of illness in a child by an adult. This workshop will examine warning signs, associated findings, methods of presentation, and diagnostic strategies for this condition.

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 APSACs 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 Americans 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 and icons below. The first icon that appears for each workshop indicates the primary audience, and the icons 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, Medical Providers, Healthcare Professionals
Social Workers
Community Team (CCPT, CFPT, Community Coalition Members)
Mental Health Professionals
Law Enforcement Officers and Attorneys
Home Visitors


Monday, April 8, 2002
9:00am 11:00am; 2:00pm 5:15 pm
**If you choose to register for the advanced track workshops, please do not register for workshop sessions I, II and III, as these time-slots overlap and these programs will be running concurrently.**

A1. Placing Families in the Center of Planning: Issues of Power and Partnership GEN, SW, HV, MH

Teresa Turner, MSW, Training Coordinator, NC Family Group Conferencing Project; Laura Weber, Consultant, Change By Design; Doris Bines, Community Health Advocate, Mother Wit, Inc.

Come learn about partnering with families and community members to keep children safe and families together. Power and partnerships will be explored in the context of Family Group Conferencing. Through this intense, hands-on training, participants will: explore the benefits and challenges of involving family and community members in child safety and well being; examine the issues of power and perceptions when developing partnerships with family and community members; and become familiar with the model of Family Group Conferencing as a planning forum for family well being.

A2. The Attachment Cycle: When Things Go Wrong / Therapy and the Malattached Child SW, HV, MH
Katharine Leslie, Ph.D., Brand New Day Consulting; Elaine Wittmann, MA, LPC, Rainbows End Retreat Center.

During the morning session, participants will examine the Attachment Cycle -- the process and function of attachment as it relates to all aspects of child development (physical, social, emotional, cognitive). Special focus will be given to the effects of malattachment on interpersonal relationships, learning disabilities, communication, character development, behavior problems, and mental health. During the afternoon, participants will examine Therapy and the Malattached Child -- demystifying the therapuetic aproach known as "reattachment therapy".

SESSION I WORKSHOPS Monday, April 8, 2002 9:00am-10:30am

1. Family Team Work: Building Strengths in Families with Youth Offenders SW, MH
Stacey Sullivan, MSW, LCSW, Program Coordinator, SAFEchild; Jennifer Perkison, MA, Program Coordinator, Family Team Work Project, Wake Teen Medical Services.

This workshop will describe the key components of Family Team Work and it's success due to collaboration. Family Team Work is an 8-week experiential skills-building program, focusing on communication, problem-solving and anger management skills between teens and families in an effort to reduce recidivism.

2. Child Abuse Law: Clarification of Juvenile Code 7B SW, LAW, MED, MH, CT
Jane Thompson, J.D., Assistant Attorney General, NC Department of Justice

This workshop will clarify legal definitions under Statute 7B of the Juvenile Code. Included will be the laws that govern and define child abuse, neglect and dependency, and how to effectively use these definitions in juvenile proceedings.

3. Collaboration Between CPS Workers and Medical Providers MED, SW, HV
Jodi Flick, ACSW, LCSW, Clinical Instructor/Education Specialist, Jordan Institute for Families, UNC-CH; Millie Enos, MSW, Chatham County DSS; Martha Gagliano, MD, Durham Pediatrics. 

Medical Assessment is a key component of assessing a child with suspected abuse or neglect. This workshop will identify problems and potential solutions for collaboration between DSS workers and medical providers.

4. Smart Start: Addressing Child Abuse & Neglect through Health and Family Support Efforts GEN, CT, SW, HV
Sally Sloop, Family Support Specialist, North Carolina Partnership for Children; Vicki Newell, MS, Health Specialist, NC Partnership for Children; Linda Blanton, MBA, Research and Development Director, Cumberland County Partnership for Children; Jennifer Crowe, MSW, Nurturing Program Coordinator, Caldwell Committee for Healthy Families; Eva Hansen, Executive Director, Cumberland County Partnership for Children. 

This session will illustrate the collaborative ways that Smart Start Health and Family Support core service areas are working to address child neglect and abuse efforts at the state and local levels. Local Smart Start partnerships will share their perspectives and current strategies.

5. Distinguishing Poverty & Neglect in Child Welfare SW, CT, HV
Ann Oshel, MS, Clinical Instructor, Jordan Institute for Families, UNC-CH; Selena Berrier, MSW, NC Family and Children's Resource Program, Jordan Institute for Families, UNC-CH.

This workshop will define the differences between poverty and neglect and examine the causes and long and short term consequences for children raised in neglectful environments. Family and agency intervention strategies will also be discussed.

6. Operation Avalanche: Investigating a $ Multi-Million Child Pornography Enterprise GEN, LAW, SW
Raymond Smith, National Program Manager, United States Postal Inspection Service.

This presentation will cover proactive law enforcement efforts for identifying and arresting offenders using examples from the recent nationally coordinated undercover investigation, "Operation Avalanche." This investigation broke up what was the largest known commercial distributor of child pornography in the history of the United States.

7. Forty Assets for Healthy Children GEN, CT, SW
Ron Anderson, PhD, Senior Director, Safe Schools/Healthy Students, Wake County Public Schools.

The "40 Assets for Healthy Children" framework of the Search Institute will be presented in this workshop, with a focus on how communities in Wake County are using this approach to fundamentally alter the way communities view children and serve their needs.

8. Choosing Not To Spank HV, SW, GEN
Darrell Renfroe, MSW, Family Home Visiting Supervisor, Orange County Health Department; Kathleen Goodhand, MSW, Human Resources Senior Analyst, Orange County Government Personnel.

This workshop will assist home visitors in having a better understanding of spanking. Techniques will be shared to enable parents to break the cycle of spanking. Cultural and religious issues will also be discussed.

10:30am-11:00am Networking Break

11:00am-12:15pm Opening Plenary Session 
Susan Notkin, Community Partnerships: A New Point of View

12:30pm to 1:45pm Lunch Break 
A. On Your Own
B. NCPSAC Luncheon
C. Prevention Network Legislative Luncheon 

SESSION II WORKSHOPS Monday, April 8, 2002 2:00pm-3:30pm

9. Supporting Children with Disabilities and their Families SW, MH, HV, GEN
Jack Denniston, MS, Project Manager, FRIENDS National Resource Center for Community Based Family Resource and Support, Chapel Hill Training Outreach Project, Inc.

Approximately 10% of the children in this country have a disability or chronic illness. The incidence of abuse and neglect is twice as high among these children. Participants will learn how family resource and support programs can most effectively support these children and their families and their role in primary prevention.

10. Conducting a Child Fatality Review, Part A CT, SW
Phyllis Fulton, MA, LMSW, CCPT Coordinator, NC Division of Social Services; Brenda Edwards, MSW, Program Manager, NC Division of Public Health; Carlotta Dixon, MA, Child Fatality Reviewer, Social Services Consultant, NC Division of Social Services. 

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

11. Primer to Evaluation of Child Sexual Abuse MED, SW
Michael Lawless, MD, Chief, Division of General Pediatrics, Director of Pediatrics, Reynolds Health Center, Wake Forest University 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; and a brief discussion of sexually transmitted diseases seen in childhood victims of abuse.

12. Child Homicide Investigations LAW, SW, MED, CT
Lisa Mayhew, MS, Child Death Scene Investigator/ Trainer, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, NC Child Fatality Prevention Team. 

This workshop will cover current statistics and trends in child homicides in North Carolina, the importance of scene investigations and a brief case analysis.

13. Volunteer Home Visitors: A Model for Family Support SW, CT, HV, GEN
George Bryan, M.Div., Executive Director, Exchange SCAN Centers; Cynthia Napoleon-Hanger, Deputy Director, Exchange SCAN.

The use of volunteers is an excellent way to expand child abuse prevention and treatment services. This workshop will highlight the ways in which volunteers can be used in critical intervention treatment and significant prevention efforts. Volunteer recruitment, training, screening, and supervision will be discussed. Nationally recognized models and standards will be shared.

14. Planning Community Awareness Events: A Case Study -- GEN, CT
Colleen Raper, MS, CCAS, CCDVS, Director of Children's Services, Wesley Shelter, Inc.; Don Hicks, Program Supervisor, Wilson County DSS; Liza Sharpe, Wilson County DSS.

Learn about "It's a Family Affair," an event sponsored by Prevent Child Abuse Wilson County that 3,000 people attend annually. This workshop will focus on providing information, suggestions, and feedback on the organization and implementation of a community awareness event.

15. Field Safety for The Human Service Worker, Part A HV, SW
Matthew Sullivan, MSW, Police Crisis Counselor, Chapel Hill Police Department.

Overview of skills and practice strategies that enhance field safety. Content focuses on recognizing behavioral cues indicative of escalation or triggering aggressive action and diffusion techniques that diminish risk.

16. Community Partnerships: Jacksonville, Florida's Approach to Community Child Protection, Part A GEN, SW, CT
Pauline Grant, Family Services Supervisor, Florida Dept. of Children & Families; Sandra Durham, Director, Neighborhood Network Center, Flagship Property Management, Inc., Board Member, Community Partnership for Protection of Children Program, Jacksonville, FL.

This workshop will detail a Community Partnership Approach in Jacksonville, Florida. Presenters will describe the four strategies that make up community child protection and outline steps that communities can take to begin a community partnership approach -- including involving parents and residents, and strengtening connections between CPS, domestic violence, substance abuse and mental health service providers.

SESSION III WORKSHOPS Monday, April 8, 2002 3:45pm 5:15pm

17. Community Partnerships: Jacksonville, Florida's Approach to Community
Child Protection, Part B
Pauline Grant, Sandra Durham

18. Field Safety for The Human Service Worker, Part B HV, SW
Matthew Sullivan

19. Conducting a Child Fatality Review, Part B CT, SW
Phyllis Fulton, Brenda Edwards, Carlotta Dixon.

20. A System for Response to School Violence GEN, SW, LAW
Eric Tellefsen, Special Agent, NC State Bureau of Investigation

This workshop is designed to aquaint the audience with the Attorney General's School Violence Initiative including the updated law enforcement response technique to an active shooter in a public building.

21. Legal Update: New Laws and Emerging Issues on Child Maltreatment LAW, SW, MH, MED, GEN
Lewis Pitts, JD, Director, Advocates for Children's Services, Legal Services of North Carolina; Janet Mason, JD, Professor of Public Law and Government, UNC-CH. 

This workshop will discuss recent legislation and appellate court decisions relating to child protection and child maltreatment. Emerging legal issues will also be identified and discussed.

22. A Model for Collaboration: Wayne County Families for Kids CT, SW, GEN, HV
Dana Frady, MSW, Center Coordinator, Southern Wayne Family Center; Amy Miller, Resource Coordinator, Southern Wayne Family Center.

This workshop will focus on the development of family support programs by means of community collaboration. The Wayne county "Families for Kids 2 Collaborative" will be used as a model.

23. System of Care: The Key to Positive Outcomes for Children and Their Families MH, SW, HV, CT
Martha Kauffman, MA, Chief, Child and Family Services, North Carolina Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services.

This workshop will provide an overview of the North Carolina System of Care (SOC) Plan as a vehicle for family partnerships and system reform, demonstrating how SOC data, research and outcomes support children who are abused, neglected and at risk.

24. Advanced Sexual Abuse: Medical Issues & Examinations MED
V. Denise Everett, MD, Director, Child Sexual Abuse Team, Wake Medical Center; Karen St. Claire, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Duke University Medical Center. 

This workshop is designed to follow the basic "Sexual Abuse Examination" presentation. Several cases will be reviewed and discussed as they relate to the diagnosis of sexual abuse -- including interpretation of physical findings, sexually transmitted infections, and findings that mimic sexual abuse. Audience participation in encouraged.

TUESDAY April 9, 2002

7:30am 9:00am Continental Breakfast

SESSION IV WORKSHOPS April 9, 2002 9:00am 10:30am

25. Touchpoints: A System of Care for Children and Families MED, SW, MH, CT
Jean Smith, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics & Associate Medical Director, NC Child Medical Evaluation Program, UNC Department of Pediatrics; Michelle Putterman, RN, PHN, Coordinator, Welcome Baby Program, SAFEchild.

The Touchpoint Model Approach: How it can assist professionals in joining with families to create a system of care for children at risk for abuse and neglect.

26. Rave Drugs: The Next Generation of Substance Abuse GEN, LAW, SW, MH
Craig Conger, Narcotics Detective, Charlotte-Mecklenberg Police Department

This workshop will provide professionals with basic working knowledge of "Rave Drugs" currently being used by youth and young adults in our communities. The rave culture will be discussed, including slang terms, dress and music. Participants will be briefed regarding indicators, warning signs, and current law enforcement strategies for dealing with this issue.

27. Working with the Latino Population, Part A GEN, SW, MH, MED, CT
Martha Olaya-Crowley, M.Ed., LCSW, Director, Change Management, Wake County Human Services.

This workshop is designed to develop awareness and understanding of the Latino population's family dynamics and culture in order to plan and develop linguistically and culturally appropriate interventions. The presentation will cover Latino demographics in North Carolina, why Latinos migrate to this state, the role and definition of the extended family, family organization and its relationship to child rearing practices, psychosocial process of immigration and acculturation to the US and its impact on family dynamics.

28. Religion and Child Abuse: Identifying Appropriate Responses GEN, HV, SW
Donna Dodson, M.Div., Teacher, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools.

This workshop will discuss the intersection of child abuse and religion with a focus on appropriate responses to victims of child abuse that respect and account for religious and theological issues.

29. Putting It All Under One Roof: Creating A Central Location for Family Services GEN, CT, SW
Carol Coulter, MS, Executive Director, Ashe County Partnership for Children.

The Ashe County Partnership for Children is located in "Family Central," a renovated high school where 13 different human service agencies operate. This workshop will focus on the benefits of housing multiple human service agencies in one location -- specifically, the coordination and collaboration among agencies including grant funding, as well as effectiveness and accessibilty of services for families.

30. Update on Sexually Transmitted Diseases MED, SW, LAW
Sara Sinal, MD, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center; Laura Gutman, MD, Associate Clinical Professor, Duke University School of Medicine. 

Case presentations of children with sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) will be used to illustrate interpretation of STDs in children, culture techniques and the need for reporting abuse to the Department of Social Services.

31. Facts About Female Perpetrators MH, SW, GEN, LAW
Rhonda Morris, Executive Director, Kids First, Inc. Child Advocacy Center.

This workshop will focus on the prevalence and unique characteristics of female sex abuse perpetrators. Case examples and treatment issues regarding both male and female victims will be dicussed.

32. Moving Child Protection from Confrontation to Support, Part A GEN, SW, CT, LAW
Carole Johnson, MSW, LISW, Minnesota Department of Human Services; David Thompson, MSW, Minnesota Department of Human Services. 

Alternative Response is a current child welfare reform initiative in Minnesota that allows for a strength-based, family assessment approach to addressing child maltreatment reports that do not allege substantial child endangerment. This workshop provides information on the development of Minnesota's Program, including background, program philosophy and practice guidelines.

33. Creating a Collaborative, Multidisciplinary, Cooperative Approach to Investigating Child Abuse Cases GEN, LAW, SW, CT
Kathy Woodcock, MS, Criminal Justice Specialist, NC State Bureau of Investigations.

Buzz words like collaboration, cooperation, multidisciplinary all sound good on paper, but what do they mean and how do we make them work? This workshop will explore the concepts, unique perspectives, and benefits of working together to protect children.

34. Exposure to Trauma: Assessments & Evaluations, Part A MH, SW, HV, MED, GEN
Robert Aiello, Ph.D., Carolina C.A.R.E. (Consultation, Assessment, Rehabilitation, Evaluations)

This workshop will describe behaviors associated with, and mental disorders most commonly diagnosed in, people exposed to trauma -- physical and sexual abuse, neglect and chaos. Assessment procedures will also be discussed.

SESSION V WORKSHOPS April 9, 2002 10:45am 12:15pm

35. Understanding the Sex Offenders' Mindset LAW, MH, SW, MED
Sabrina Garcia, MA, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coordinator, Chapel Hill Police Department.

This workshop is designed to help providers and responders understand offender motivation, fantasy base, and belief systems within the context of sexual violence. Evidentiary considerations will be highlighted.

36. Prosecuting Child Abuse Homicides LAW, SW, MED, GEN
Nancy Lamb, J.D., Assistant District Attorney, 1st Judicial District, Elizabeth City, NC.

This workshop will explore investigative and trial techniques that form a successful prosecution of a child abuse homicide. It will stress the importance of coordination among all disciplines that respond to unexplained child homicide cases.

37. Children and Car Safety: One Community's Response to Child Fatalities CT, GEN
Beverly Ramsey, Children's Services Program Manager, Buncombe County DSS; Julie Kepple, J.D., Child Victim Coordinator, Attorney General's Office, Asheville, NC. 

The staggering numbers of children who are injured or killed as a result of being left unattended in a vehicle prompted Child Fatality Protection Team members to take action. This workshop will discuss a public awareness campaign launched in Buncombe County and its results thus far.

38. Managing First Encounters: Child Sex Abuse Evaluations -- MED
Cynthia Stewart, MA, LPC, Social Worker/Child Interview Specialist, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center; Sara Sinal, MD, Professor of Pediatrics and Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine.

This workshop will provide primary care practitioners with the fundamental skills necessary to manage first encounters of child sexual abuse evaluations.

39. Applying Family Based Services HV, SW, MH
Jan Williams, LCSW, Clinical Coordinator, Healthy Families Durham.

This workshop will offer a summary of the principles and strategies of "Family Based Services," based on the work of Insoo Kim Berg, co-developer of the solution-focused brief therapy model.

40. Protecting Children Exposed to Community Violence SW, LAW, MH, CT, GEN
Sarah Greene, ACSW, LCSW, Program Coordinator, Mecklenburg County Area Mental Health Authority; Tracey Michaels, M.Ed, Partnership Liaison, Child Development-Community Policing Partners; Sergeant Eddie Levins, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.

A police sergeant, social worker, and mental health therapist will describe a model program, "Child Development-Community Policing Partners," which targets children who are victims, witnesses to violence, and at risk of abuse and neglect. A brief overview and history of this program will be described, program components outlined, case histories detailed, and specific approaches and interventions listed.

41. The Sexual Exploitation of Adolescents, Part A GEN, LAW, SW, MED, MH, CT
Sharon Cooper, MD, Colonel (Retired) U.S. Marine Corps, Chief, Developmental and Forensic Pediatrics, Ft. Bragg, NC.

Adolescent prostitution is described as the most underreported form of child sexual abuse. This workshop will cover adolescent sexual exploitation both within the home and in society -- including demographics, methods of procurement, the difficulty in recovery, and a relative global perspective.

42. Working with the Latino Population, Part B GEN, SW, MH, MED,CT
Martha Olaya-Crowley

43. Exposure to Trauma: Assessments & Evaluations, Part B MH, SW, HV, MED, GEN
Robert Aiello 

44. Moving Child Protection from Confrontation to Support, Part B GEN, SW, CT, LAW 
Carole Johnson, David Thompson 

Conference Awards Luncheon 12:30pm 2:45pm
All Conference Attendees Invited (fees covered in general registration)

Keynote: Mervlyn Kitashima, No More Children at Risk: Children of Promise
Awards: PCANC Donna J. Stone Memorial Award
NCPSAC Kimberly F. Crews Memorial Award
CCPT Awards 

SESSION VI WORKSHOPS April 9, 2002 3:00pm 4:30pm

45. Cultural Issues in Child Maltreatment -- MED
Mary Rogers, MD, Pediatric Inpatient Director, Child Maltreatment Program Director
Clinical Associate Professor, Carolinas HealthCare System; Laura Noonan, MD, Dept. of Pediatrics, Carolinas HealthCare System. 

The workshop addresses the challenges to providing culturally competent health care to North Carolina children. Definitions of child maltreatment among different ethnic groups will be discussed as well as folk-healing practices commonly mistaken for maltreatment.

46. The Sex Offender Registry: Understanding the Law and its Implications SW, LAW, GEN
John Aldridge, JD, Special Deputy Attorney General, NC Department of Justice.

This workshop will provide a detailed overiew of North Carolina's Sex Offender Registry laws, including the scope and limitations of the law. Professionals will learn how to assess the information and how it can assist them in their work.

47. Generating Awareness: Publicizing Your Organization -- GEN
Wendy Ellis, Marketing Director, Four Seasons Town Center.

This workshop will provide "hands on" training for generating awareness and publicity for your organization and its programs. Attendees will learn how to utilize public facilities, work with the media, and access resources in local communities.

48. The Neighborhood Guardian Program of Cumberland County GEN, CT, SW, HV
Ida McDuffie, Program Manager, Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce; Darrell Vickers, MBA, Group Vice President for Community Development and Public Affairs, Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce; Marcella Wilson, Volunteer, Neighborhood Guardian Program.

This presentation will detail how 48 community agencies came together, shared information, and designed a new way to approach child abuse and neglect in Cumberland County with the help of a neighborhood volunteer. The program operates under the auspices of the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce.

49. When the Mental Health Professional Goes to Court MH, SW, LAW
Susan Vaughn, MSW, LCSW, Forensic Interviewer, Family Service of the Piedmont.

This workshop will address some of the issues faced by the mental health practitioner when preparing and appearing in court -- including responding to a subpoena, preparing for court, and providing 'expert' testimony.

50. Take Back Our Children: How Advertising Supports Sexual Abuse, Violence & Addiction -- GEN
Marcia Herman-Giddens, DrPH, MPH, PA, Child Maltreatment Consultant, Senior Fellow, NC Child Advocacy Institute.

This workshop will demonstrate how advertising creates a climate of support and acceptance of social ills including child maltreatment. The role of media literacy as an essential part of a systems approach to prevention will be discussed.

51. Resilience: You Can Make a Difference -- GEN
Mervlyn Kitashima, Parent Coordinator, Kamehameha Schools, Pearl City, HI.

This workshop will focus on the "how to's" of resilience. It will take a closer look at the Kauai Longitudinal Study on Resilience and the protective factors that have proven by research to make a difference in the lives of "at promise" children and youth.

53. The Sexual Exploitation of Adolescents, Part B GEN, LAW, SW, MED, MH, CT
Sharon Cooper


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