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2015 Protecting Delaware's Children Conference Materials


2015 Protecting Delaware's Children Conference

Keynote Speaker

Rebecca Brown, MSW, RSW
Compassion Fatigue Workshop Summary
"When it Hurts to Help a Child"


Keynote Speaker

Allan R. De Jong, MD
Neurodevelopmental, Molecular, and Behavioral Effects of Child Maltreatment and Why this is Important to You


Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Session I

  1. Legal - Youth Involvement in Court: Judicial Perspective on the Importance of Engaging Youth, The Honorable Daniel Cahill and The Honorable Peter Jones
  2. Trauma - The Brain on Trauma: Understanding & Applying Knowledge to Improve Services and Supports, Leslie Brower, PhD, RN and Rhonda Elsey-Jones, MA
  3. Child Welfare Trends - Legal Permanency Options for Children in Foster Care, Kelly Ensslin, JD, and Moira Dillon
  4. Child Welfare Trends - Living in a Hoarded Home -The Impact on Children and the Costs to our Public Health System, Dorothy Breininger
  5. Domestic Violence - Managing Domestic Violence Across Multiple Court Systems, Gabrielle Davis, JD

Session II

  1. Legal - Youth Involvement in Court: Guidelines for Engagement, Lauren Brueckner, MS and Eliza Hirst, JD
  2. Trauma - Childhood Adversity and Trauma: Developmental Impact and Opportunities for Intervention, Aileen Fink, PhD
  3. The Impact of Trauma in Adoption, Mary Lou Edgar, MSS, LCSW and Jessica Sinarski, LPCMH
  4. Child Welfare Trends - Trevor Ally Training, Part 1, Wes Nemenz, BA
  5. Domestic Violence - A Structured Approach to Decision-Making in Domestic Violence-Related Child Custody Disputes, Gabrielle Davis, JD

Session III

  1. Legal - Authenticating Digital Evidence in Court: "We Seized It! Now What?"- Justin Fitzsimmons, JD
  2. Legal - Extended Jurisdiction, Independent Living and ASSIST Programs, Lauren Brueckner, MS, and Julie Miller, JD
  3. Trauma - Rx for Resilience: Mindfulness, Gratitude & Humor, Rebecca Brown, MSW, RSW
  4. Child Welfare Trends - Trevor Ally Training, Part 2, Wes Nemenz, BA
  5. Domestic Violence - Parenting in the Context of Coercive Control, Gabrielle Davis, JD

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Session IV

  1. Legal - Inside the Mind of a Prosecutor: How to Play Well in the Sandbox with Your DA, Abbie Newman, RN, JD and Risa Vetri Ferman, JD
  2. Legal - Social Media Usage in Court Proceedings, Molly DiBianca, JD
  3. Trauma - Becoming Trauma Informed, June Cairns, MSW and Jacqueline Mette, JD
  4. Child Welfare Trends - Preventing Unsafe Sleeping Deaths in Delaware, Marjorie Hershberger, MS, RN-BC, PNP-BC, CPNP, and Leah Jones Woodall, M.P.A.
  5. Child Welfare Trends - Victimization and Children with Autism, Scott J. Modell, PhD
  6. Domestic Violence - Safe and Together(TM) Model, Part 1, David Mandel, MA, LPC
  7. Investigation - Protecting Children in a Digital World, Edward J. McAndrew, JD
  8. Investigation - Investigative Strategies in Child Sexual Abuse, Officer Dan Adams

Session V

  1. Legal - What Signs? Things Children Tell Us From Their Graves, Kristina Korobov, JD
  2. Legal - Human Trafficking: Modern Day Slavery, Abigail Layton, JD
  3. Trauma - Supporting Heroes in Mental Health Foundational Training, S.H.I.F.T. Part 1, Jean McAllister, MSW
  4. Child Welfare Trends - Interviewing Victims with Disabilities, Scott J. Modell, PhD
  5. Domestic Violence - Safe and Together(TM) Model, Part 2, David Mandel, MA, LPC
  6. Investigation - Child Homicide and Physical Abuse, Part 1, Special Agent Terry Thomas
  7. Investigation - Understanding Grooming Behavior, Officer Dan Adams
  8. Investigation - Analysis of Power and Control Dynamics in Child Torture Investigations, Suzanna Tiapula, JD

Session VI

  1. Legal - Illustrating Complex Medical Testimony in Serious Physical Abuse and Child Homicide Cases, Jaclyn C. Grieser, MAJ, LD, LLM
  2. Legal - New Developments in Criminal Law Impacting Prosecution of Child Abuse, Sasha Rutizer, JD
  3. Legal - Recent Research Affecting Child Abuse Investigations and Prosecutions, Chris Newlin, MS, LPC
  4. Trauma - Supporting Heroes in Mental Health Foundational Training, S.H.I.F.T. Part 2, Jean McAllister, MSW
  5. Child Welfare Trends - Child Abuse Deaths: A national update on Child Death Review Efforts and the National Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse Fatalities, Teri Covington, MPH
  6. Child Welfare Trends - Avoiding MDT Shipwrecks...Plug the Holes and Bail the Water! Cym Doggett, LCSW
  7. Domestic Violence - Safe and Together(TM) Model, Part 3, David Mandel, MA, LPC
  8. Investigation - Child Homicide and Physical Abuse, Part 2, Special Agent Terry Thomas

Wilmington
900 King Street
Suite 210
Wilmington, DE 19801
Main line: (302) 255-1730
Fax: (302) 577-6831

Dover
400 Court Street
Dover, DE 19901
Main line: (302) 672-1122
Fax: (302) 672-1125

Georgetown
6 West Market Street
Suite 1
Georgetown, DE 19947
Main line: (302) 856-5720
Fax: (302) 677-7027