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					                            Children’s Cove 12th Annual Conference on Child Sexual Abuse Workshop Descriptions
Thursday, September 13, 2012

Medical Issues for the Non-Medical Team – Dr. Richard Kaplan
This workshop will cover the role of the medical provider, recognition of abusive cutaneous injuries and the importance of team work.

Using the Internet in Your Investigations – David Papargiris
How to use the internet to assist in your investigations, and other sites beyond Google. Different tools on-line that are available for you
to use in your investigations. Where is your personnel information located and how to get it removed.

The Toxic Triad: Animal Cruelty, Child Abuse & Domestic Violence – Dr. Barbara Boat
This workshop is about kids and their pets and what every forensic interviewer, medical and legal professional and therapist should know. It will update the
links among animal cruelty, child abuse and domestic violence, present specific interviewing aids for use by a range of professionals who interact with
children and adolescents, and describe relevant approaches to legal and therapeutic interventions.

Anatomy of a Sexual Assault Case from the Defense Point of View – Larry Braunstein
This program, taught by a defense attorney (and former prosecutor), will address all phases of a sexual assault case from arrest through trial and will provide
an inside view of how the defense approaches each aspect of this kind of prosecution.

Living with the Memories – Jim Tanner
People working crimes against women and children see and hear many things they would rather not. These memories can have a disturbing effect on
professionals and their families. Based on his 42 years of experience working in criminal justice, Dr. Tanner explains what's behind the secondary trauma of
working these cases and provides simple but effective steps we can take to help us live with these stories and images once we have seen and heard them. You
owe it to yourself and your family to attend this session.

Interview & Interrogation Techniques for the Child Abuse Suspect, Parts 1 & 2 – Robert Farley
This intensive training seminar will provide the student with the techniques for identifying, interviewing, interrogating and convicting child sexual abuse and
child physical abuse offenders. Utilizing lecture, class discussion and role playing the student will be supplied with the necessary tools and skills to develop an
initial strategy to “get the suspect to talk.” Following that, proper theme development and delivery by the interviewer will move the suspect past the stages of
lies and deception in order to provide a complete, full admission and finally a confession. In physical abuse cases an exhaustive theme will enlist the
caretaker’s assistance in explaining the “accident.” For sexual abuse cases the FBI Child Molester Profile can be utilized to identify the potential deceitful
characteristics of the situational child molester or a preferential child molester. The seminar will also examine potential corroborating evidence for the
interrogation. Lastly the seminar will demonstrate how one can narrow the focus of the child abuse investigation to a specific suspect while anticipating a
possible defense.

The Commercial Exploitation of Children: Understanding & Responding to Victims – Lisa Goldblatt Grace
Each day, adolescent girls are deceived, manipulated, forced, and coerced into prostitution. The most frequent age of entry, both nationwide and in
Massachusetts, is 12-15 years old. Service providers, including law enforcement, are in an important role to identify and respond to girls who are at great risk
of or are being commercially sexually exploited. This training offers providers the opportunity to learn key information that will assist them in preventing and
intervening around exploitation.

Courtroom Psychology: How to be a Good Witness and Survive in the Courtroom – Larry Braunstein
This program is designed for the expert and lay (fact) witness, and will “demystify” the trial process. It will address and explain the different layers of action in
the courtroom, how to “read” it and how to effectively respond. Issues such as body language, the importance of what you say and how you say it,
demonstrative evidence and effective presentation, the trial as theatre, establishing a level of comfort in the courtroom, how to defend yourself on cross
examination and how to protect yourself in the witness box (when no one else will). The more comfortable and confident a witness is in the courtroom, the
more effective their testimony can be.

A Close-Up Look at Female Sex Offenders in Positions of Trust – Julie Brand
We have been slow to acknowledge that some women, working in “positions of trust,” sexually abuse children. This workshop examines recent cases of
female teachers found guilty of child sexual abuse, explores the dynamics of their teacher-student relationships and looks at ways that the gender of the
perpetrator impacts disclosure, public response and sentencing. An interview with a convicted female sex offender (conducted Oct. 2011) offers unique
insights into the phenomenon of teacher-adolescent sexual abuse. Participants will learn proactive strategies for possible prevention and earlier intervention.

Critical Issues in Sibling Sexual Abuse – Geri Crisci
This workshop will review the literature and clinical features of sibling sexual abuse. Topics include: separation of victim and offender, joint interviews with
victim and offender, the roles of key service providers (police, protective services, probation, and mental health). The critical role of full family participation in
the assessment and treatment process will be outlined. Case examples demonstrate a working model to address issues of safety, loyalty, engagement, and

The Sexual Svengali: Case Study AKA Steven Dimink– Amy Allen, Kevin Mulcahy, Ted Wolters
Steven Dimink dubbed the Sexual Svengali by the Detroit Free Press used an elaborate fictitious persona, psycho-babble, and the promise of lavish gifts to
direct mothers to sexually molest their biological children and produce child pornography. Demink met women on websites devoted to single parents using
the pseudonym Dalton St. Clair. There he portrayed himself as a single father of a 14 year old daughter and would begin a brief online relationship. Demink
convinced women in 9 states from Florida to Oregon to sexually assault their children for his amusement. The assaults were then photographed and/or
streamed live over the internet for him to view. The 16 female and male minor victims ranged in age from 3 to 15 years old. The investigation was featured on
CNN’s the Jane Velez Mitchell program and has made national and international news.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Investigating Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children & Adults – Sgt. Detective Donna Gavin
This workshop will focus on sex trafficking of children and adults – a flourishing criminal enterprise. The presentation will cover the importance of addressing
all sides of the problem – the supply, demand and distribution for sex trafficking. Indicators of commercial sexual exploitation and he need for a
multidisciplinary response in dealing with victims will also be covered. Case studies will be utilized to demonstrate investigative techniques unique to human
trafficking as well as draw parallels to the same techniques used to investigate cases of domestic violence and drugs.
The Difference: A Case Study – Lindsey Dula, Kevin Boneberg, Kim D’Avignon
This case study is a introspective review regarding the investigation and prosecution of a remarkable Failure To Thrive case. Through tenacity and dedication
of multidisciplinary team members, justice was sought.
When 8 month old River was brought to the hospital, it was unknown if he would survive. At a certain point, it was unknown if criminal charges would be
filed. Due to the dedication of a few professionals, justice was sought. This workshop will explore investigative and prosecutorial case action; highlight
investigative methods that strengthened the case, as well as barriers that posed problems during the trial.

Working with Non-Offending Parents in Child Sexual Abuse Cases – Dan Powers
This workshop is intended for interviewers, police officers, CPS workers, probation officers, attorneys, judges, social workers, therapists and anyone else
dealing with abused children and their non-offending parents. It will review types of non-offending parents and suggest a consistent approach in dealing with
them from investigation through on-going treatment. Your actions can “make or break it” for the next professional dealing with the parent. We will discuss the
range of emotions professionals may feel as well as the “do’s and don’ts” of dealing with non-offending parents, emphasizing the need for a collaborative,
consistent approach when dealing with them.

Creative Interventions for Sexually Abused & Traumatized Children Parts 1& 2 – Liana Lowenstein
This dynamic workshop will familiarize participants with an innovative model for working with sexually abused and traumatized children. Creative
assessment and treatment techniques will be presented for use with children of all ages in both individual and group treatment. Although the focus will be on
sexual abuse, interventions can be adapted for use with a variety of other treatment populations.

Best Kept Secret: Mother-Daughter Sexual Abuse – Julie Brand
This workshop describes the complex mother-daughter incestuous relationship—the subtle, yet intentional violations of normal mother-child boundaries,
covert and overt abuse and the psychological manipulations used to silence victims. Attendees will learn ways to include mothers as potential perpetrators in
prevention programs and in child sexual abuse investigations. Six key therapeutic issues for recovery will be identified. The presenter is both an experienced
counselor and a resilient survivor of maternal abuse.

Bits, Bytes & Bad Guys: Dealing with Digital Threats to Clients – Jim Tanner
The Internet is a part of the modern world. For most of us, we know enough to get things done. But we all hear about the ‘dark side” of the web. Dr. Tanner is
a cyber-crime analyst who talks in plain English about the technical problems everyone faces each time they log into their computer. He was the 97th person in
the world to be certified in Computer Security Leadership by SANS/GIAC, an internationally recognized leader in computer security training. Regardless of
your technical expertise (or lack thereof), you will walk away from this session understanding cyber-stalking, cross-site scripting, trojans, viruses, back-doors,
and identity theft. More importantly, you will know what to do to protect your clients from these criminal acts.

Emerging Research about Sex Offenders: What Judges, Lawyers, Investigators & Child Advocates Should Know Parts 1 & 2 – Cory Jewell Jensen
Participants will examine (via film clips of interviews with various types of sex offenders) some of the specific strategies used to target, seduce and exploit
children, and adults. Information was collected from approximately 1,400 sex offenders who were involved in long-term, court mandated sex offender
treatment. Topics include offender descriptions of “grooming” tactics, i.e., how and why they target certain children, families, and youth serving agencies, how
they seduce child victims and adult caretakers and, how they inhibit disclosure, detection and reporting. The speaker will also address the possible number of
undetected offenders and sexual crimes occurring in our communities, “cross-over” sexual crime behavior, recidivism rates, treatment outcomes, and the
increasing trend in sexually deviant behavior associated with the Internet.

Creative Interventions in Assessment & Treatment Planning – Liana Lowenstein
This dynamic workshop will familiarize participants with an innovative model for working with sexually abused and traumatized children. Creative
assessment and treatment techniques will be presented for use with children of all ages in both individual and group treatment. Although the focus will be on
sexual abuse, interventions can be adapted for use with a variety of other treatment populations.

Get Ready, He’s Coming Home: Reunification & the Juvenile Sex Offender – Dan Powers
Many juvenile sex offenders will return home after treatment. Reunification with their family poses many clinical issues for the offender, family and victim.
Treatment providers for the offender and victim must work together to make this transition safe and successful. This workshop will focus on family
reunification when the victim is a family member. Reunification of the victim with their offender is not issue that is often faced in the treatment of sexual
abuse victims. When the sex offender is a sibling the dynamic family issues are magnified. Parents are asked by professionals to choose which child they will
support. The victim often will be aware of the family’s emotional and financial stress related to the offender’s legal and treatment issue. In addition to the task
of healing from their own trauma, victims of sibling sexual abuse are faced with knowing their outcry started the process of their sibling being arrested.
Reunification of the family, offender and victim should be approached with great caution. A plan must be set forth with the treatment providers and family to
ensure continuity. The treatment providers must ensure emotional and physical safety concerns are addressed.

Effects of Early Trauma on Child Development – Geraldine Crisci
Trauma takes many forms in the early development of children. The impact of attachment disruption, chaotic, unpredictable and violent environments as well
as specific events will be the focus of this workshop. The resulting effects of early trauma on brain development, personality development and functioning will
be discussed. This workshop will examine the effects of trauma that occurred to the child between the ages of 0 and 6 years. Implications for assessment and
treatment planning will be outlined.

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