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									               STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
ATTORNEY GENERAL’S TASK FORCE ON CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT




SEVENTEENTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT
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                                          Executive Court Banquet Facility
                                            Manchester, New Hampshire
                                                October 29-30, 2009
                              ~ CONFERENCE PROGRAM AT A GLANCE ~
                                                    Thursday, October 29, 2009
  8:00 am - 9:00 am                       REGISTRATION AND COFFEE
  9:00 am - 9:15 am                       WELCOME AND INTRODUCTORY REMARKS
                                           The Honorable Michael A. Delaney
                                            Attorney General, State of New Hampshire
                                           Sandra Matheson, Chair
                                            Attorney General’s Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect
  9:15 am - 10:00 am                      KEYNOTE ADDRESS
                                           “Understanding Attitudes and Behaviors in the Workplace”
                                            Paula Booth, ACSW, CEAP
  10:00 am - 10:15 am                     BREAK
  10:15 am - 11:45 am                     SESSION 1: SEMINARS 1 - 6
  11:45 pm - 1:00 pm                      DR. ROGER FOSSUM AWARD BANQUET
  1:15 pm - 2:45 pm                       SESSION 2: SEMINARS 7 - 12
  2:45 pm - 3:00 pm                       BREAK
  3:00 pm - 4:30 pm                       SESSION 3: SEMINARS 13 – 18
                                                  Friday, October 30, 2009
  8:00 am - 9:00 am                       REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST BUFFET
  9:00 am – 10:30 am                      SESSION 4: SEMINARS 19 – 24
  10:30 am – 10:45 am                     BREAK
  10:45 am – 12:15 pm                     SESSION 5: SEMINARS 25 – 30
  12:15 pm - 1:00 pm                      LUNCH
  1:15 pm - 2:45 pm                       SESSION 6: SEMINARS 31- 34
  This project is funded by the US Department of Health & Human Services - Administration on Children, Youth and Families through the
  Children’s Justice Act Grant, #G-0801NHCJA1, which is administered by the New Hampshire Department of Justice.
   About the Keynote…
   Paula Booth, ACSW, CEAP has been the Director of the State of New Hampshire Employee Assistance
   Program for 18 years. She received her Masters in Clinical Social Work from Boston University, is a member of
   the National Academy of Certified Social Workers and is a nationally certified Employee Assistance
   Professional. She is currently a member of the Governor’s Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence, the
   Domestic Violence Fatality Review Committee and is a steering committee member for the Corporate Citizen
   Initiative. She is also an instructor at the New Hampshire Police Academy. Ms. Booth has lectured at numerous
   conferences, regional training sites, community events and state sponsored trainings. She has been employed
   with the State of New Hampshire for 22 years and is the mother of three children.


About the Presenters…
Kathryn Adler, MSCJ is the former Executive Director of the Child Advocacy Center of Rockingham County
(CACRC) and founder of the New Hampshire Network of Child Advocacy Centers. Ms. Adler has worked in the
victim services field for over 18 years, in five states and is currently doing consulting work in the area of child abuse
investigations. In her career she has served as a Victim Witness Advocate, Child Abuse Intervention Specialist and as
an Education Specialist with the Department of Defense. Ms. Adler was designated by the Attorney General of Rhode
Island as a forensic interviewer in 1999, and was the Coordinator of the Rhode Island Child Advocacy Center before
coming to New Hampshire. Ms. Adler is a member of the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Task Force on Child
Abuse and Neglect and sits on the New Hampshire Child Advocacy Center Network Board of Directors.
Karel R. Amaranth, MA Executive Director of the J.E. and Z.B. Butler Child Advocacy Center at the Children’s
Hospital at Montefiore, New York, has worked in the not-for-profit sector in executive positions for the past 25 years.
The Butler Center, the only fully accredited medical model child advocacy center in the New York Metropolitan area,
provides medical and social work evaluations for children who have been referred based on concerns that they have
been sexually abused, physically abused and/or neglected. In addition to the evaluations, the Center, under Ms.
Amaranth’s leadership has developed parenting programs, support groups, domestic violence interventions and mental
health services in a new counseling center. Ms Amaranth initiated Moving Mountains: Enabling Children, Disabling
Child Abuse to advance advocacy and child abuse prevention and treatment for children with disabilities. She has
presented on the project at conferences nationally and internationally including San Diego, Atlanta, Hong Kong and
Swansea, Wales. Ms. Amaranth served on a national expert child death review panel in Nevada with the National
Maternal and Child Health Center for Child Death Review. She has also worked closely with the New York City
Council framing child death review team legislation which was signed into law by Mayor Michael Bloomberg in
December 2005. Prior to serving at the Butler Child Advocacy Center, Ms. Amaranth was the executive director of
Victims Assistance Services in Westchester County, New York, the executive director of two not-for-profit home care
agencies in the Bronx and the executive director of the Women’s Action Alliance, a national organization providing
gender equity, substance abuse prevention and violence prevention services to women and girls.
Detective Jonathan K. Andrews Sr. has 19 years of law enforcement experience which includes Patrol Division,
Central Cellblock Intake, and Investigations with local and federal agencies including robberies, homicides, and
firearms related violence. In 1998, he was assigned to a Joint Fugitive Task Force with the United States Marshal
Service where he was credited for closing approximately 108 fugitive cases in 8 months. In 2000, he was assigned to
the Youth Investigation Division in Washington, DC to investigate physical and sexual abuse of children. Detective
Andrews has personally investigated some of the city’s most high profile sexual abuse cases and has closed more than
600 cases. In 2006, the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia coordinated with the Northern
Virginia’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC), and the FBI Child Exploitation Task Force. Detective
Andrews’ current full time assignment is a Task Force Officer with the FBI. He quickly became the “go to guy” for
Domestic Human Trafficking (Juvenile Prostitution) cases that involve children in the Washington, DC Metropolitan
area and throughout the United States. Detective Andrews is fully committed to the cause of ending Human Trafficking
and reuniting his victims with their families.
Lorraine Bartlett, MSW has been with the New Hampshire Division for Children Youth and Families since 1988.
During her career, she has served as a direct service worker with children and their families, an assessment and family
service worker, a field staff supervisor and administrator of child protection field operations. She served as the
Assistant Child Protection Administrator for four years, before becoming the Child Protection Administrator in 2006.
Ms. Bartlett is a member of the Attorney General’s Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect, a major contributor to the
2008 Attorney General’s Child Abuse Protocol and a member of the Protocol Training Committee.
Detective Kristyn Bernier received her a bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Justice Studies from the
University of New Hampshire. Before becoming a police officer, Detective Bernier’s background was working with
juveniles at both the Key Program (intensive tracking of court ordered juveniles) in Massachusetts and New Hampshire
as well as a Family Assessment Specialist and Residential Staff supervisor for the PACE Program (Prescriptive
Assessment through Comprehensive Evaluation) where she was part of the diagnostic team for juveniles placed through
court order for short term placement in order to complete full assessment for dispositions. From 1994-1998 she was in
the Patrol division of the Portsmouth Police Department, before becoming a juvenile detective. Detective Bernier was
also an undercover narcotics detective with the New Hampshire Drug Task Force and an elementary school and high
school resource officer. She is currently assigned to the Portsmouth Police Department Special Investigations Unit
where she works on Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) undercover cases and child exploitation cases,
undercover drug work, sexual assaults, sex offender management, prostitution and other vice crime investigation.
Detective Bernier is a Hostage/Crisis Negotiator with Seacoast Emergency Response Team and conducts parent,
student, fire fighter and law enforcement training on sexual assault, Internet crimes, drug investigations and domestic
violence. In 2008 she co-authored “Cyber Crime Fighters: Tales From the Trenches” (Que 2008)
Ray Bilodeau, LADC is with the Administrative Office of the Court District/Family Division and a former
Administrator for Juvenile Probation and Parole for Division for Children in Youth and Families.
Maggie Bishop, MS is the Director of the New Hampshire Division For Children Youth and Families. In the course of
a diverse 30-year career in child welfare, Ms. Bishop has proven to be a skilled visionary and an expert in public
welfare practices. Her work has ranged from direct child welfare services to supervising and administering programs
within the state human services agency. She most recently served for five years as the Child Protection Administrator
and led numerous program initiatives that focused on enhancing New Hampshire’s capacity to help children and
families achieve positive outcomes. Ms Bishop is known for her interest in promoting best practice in the field and
seeking to implement sound practice models. She has participated in many local, state and national projects all focused
on providing improved practices, enhancing community partnerships and the delivery of timely services. Ms. Bishop
leads the Division with a strong commitment to provide for the safety, permanency and well-being of children through
consistent leadership, support for services and productive partnerships with New Hampshire communities. She holds an
Undergraduate Degree in Psychology and a Master’s of Science Degree in Organizational Management.
Roger “Rusty” Chadwick JD is a First Assistant County Attorney, with the Hillsborough County Attorney’s Office.
He has worked for the Hillsborough County Attorney’s Office since 2000 and is a former New Hampshire Public
Defender. Attorney Chadwick focuses on sexual assault, child pornography, and Internet Crime cases and was the lead
counsel on the State v. Shane Vadney case.
Deb Coe, MA is the Child and Family Advocacy Coordinator for the NH Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual
Violence and is co-chair of the Supervised Visitation Sub-committee. She coordinates the Domestic Violence
Specialist Program, a collaborative program providing consultation to DCYF and support to families involved with
child protection.
Kathleen M. Companion has spent her entire career in the field of probation. Her educational background is in
Criminal Justice and Psychology. She started as a part-time Municipal probation officer for the City of Franklin in
1984. She continued providing Juvenile Probation services to the Franklin Court area when the State of New
Hampshire took over local probation in 1988. Ms. Companion currently works for the Division for Juvenile Justice
Services (DJJS) as a Juvenile Probation and Parole Coordinator and supervises Juvenile Probation and Parole Officers
in both the Franklin and Laconia Units.
Detective Timothy M. Craig holds a Bachelor and Associates Degree in Criminal Justice from Hesser College, along
with an Associates Degree in Mechanical and Electrical Technology from the Air University - Community College of
the Air Force (CCAF). He has been in New Hampshire Law Enforcement full time now for over 16 years, holding the
position of Detective with the Manchester Police Department for over 9 years. Detective Craig is an investigator with
the New Hampshire Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, where his responsibility is a Digital Forensic
Examiner with extensive skill set in Cell Phone Analysis for the Task Force. He is also a member of the New England
Electronic Crimes Task Force (US Secret Service) where his skill set is in Network Intrusion Investigations.
Detective Chris Currier is a 19-year veteran of the New London Police Department. He currently holds the position
of Detective responsible for investigating criminal cases and has investigated computer crimes since 1998. He has been
involved with the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force since 2000. Detective Currier has attended training in
conducting Computer Crime Investigations and Forensic Examinations of Digital Evidence and holds the following
certifications: Certified Electronic Evidence Collection Specialist (CEECS), Certified Computer Examiner (CCE) in the
field of digital forensics, and an AccessData Certified Examiner (ACE). Detective Currier has trained law enforcement
and college safety and security personnel on “Responding To Computer /Online Crime” and has done Internet safety
presentations for public organizations, conferences, parents, teachers, and students. He received his bachelor’s degree
from Keene State College and his associates from Castleton State College. He is a member of the New England
Chapter of the High Tech Crime Investigator’s Association (HTCIA) and the High Tech Crime Consortium (HTCC).
Detective Currier also serves as an Alternate from the Northeast Region to the National White Collar Crime Center
Board of Directors.
Will Delker, JD is a Senior Assistant Attorney General in the Homicide Unit of the New Hampshire Attorney
General’s Office. He has been with the office for more than 10 years. In that role, Attorney Delker has prosecuted
many high profile cases. Most recently, he prosecuted the capital murder prosecution of State v. Michael Addison and
the related non-capital felony trial of Addison and his partner in crime, Antoine Bell Rogers. The prosecution of
Michael Addison resulted in the first death sentence in New Hampshire in 50 years. The Addison case involved more
than 100 motions on various legal issues, including the effect of pretrial publicity and media coverage on the
defendant’s ability to get a fair trial. Attorney Delker has also worked closely with the Attorney General, the
Governor’s Office, and the members of the House and Senate in crafting the Sexual Predator Act, House Bill 1692 and
has been the point person for the Attorney General’s Office on the Sexual Offender Registry since he joined the office.
He is also the lead prosecutor on the case against the Diocese of Manchester involving the clergy sexual abuse scandal.
Prior to joining the Homicide Unit, Attorney Welker was the Chief of the Criminal Justice Bureau. He has also
prosecuted white-collar crime and public integrity cases and has handled appeals in both state and federal courts.
Attorney Delker also has served as an adjunct professor at Franklin Pierce Law Center where he has taught advanced
appellate advocacy and white-collar crime. Before joining the Attorney General’s Office in 1998, he worked in private
practice at Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault, in Boston. Attorney Delker started his legal career as a law clerk for New
Hampshire Supreme Court Justice Sherman D. Horton, Jr. He went to law school at the American University,
Washington College of Law and got his undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Linda Douglas MSEd, LADC earned her degree in Counseling from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.
She has worked in the area of substance abuse and domestic violence since the mid-1990s when she coordinated the
implementation of the Women in Recovery program for the YWCA of South Hampton Roads. This program was one
of the first domestic violence programs in the country that provided services to battered women who self medicated
with alcohol and other drugs. The program worked in collaboration with the Norfolk Community Services Board to
provide treatment and housing for women and their children. Ms. Douglas also provided training and consultation
regarding the connection between substance abuse and domestic violence to other domestic violence programs in
Virginia before moving to New Hampshire in 2005. Up until the Spring of 2009, Ms. Douglas was providing substance
abuse counseling to persons diagnosed with a severe and persistent mental illness at Monadnock Family Services in
Keene, New Hampshire. She also served as a co-facilitator for a Dialectical Behavioral Therapy group. Ms. Douglas is
a licensed alcohol and drug counselor in the State of New Hampshire. Most recently, she was hired as a Trauma
Specialist with the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence to enhance the capacity of
member programs of the coalition, and local communities, to address the affects of trauma.
Detective Mark Dumas, MA is a 15 -year law enforcement veteran. He spent the first five years of his career with the
Long Beach, California Police Department, and the past ten years with the City of Concord Police Department. He
currently holds the position of Detective in Concord's Computer Crimes Unit. Detective Dumas has extensive training
in computer and Internet based crimes, as well as computer forensics and has been responsible for investigating
electronic crimes since 2003. He attended the National Computer Forensics Institute (NCFI) in Hoover, Alabama, a
program jointly overseen by the Department of Homeland Security and the US Secret Service. Detective Dumas has
also presented on computer related topics before various area groups and schools. Detective Dumas received his
Bachelor's degree from Northeastern University and his Master's degree from California State University, Los Angeles.
He is a member of the New Hampshire Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, the US Secret Service
New England Electronic Crimes Task Force, a technical partner in the New Hampshire Attorney General's Cyber Crime
Initiative, and a member of the New England Chapter of the High Tech Crime Investigator's Association (HTCIA).
Detective Dumas is also a Certified Computer Examiner (CCE) by the International Society of Forensic Computer
Examiners (ISFCE).
William W. Fenniman, Jr. currently serves as the State of New Hampshire Director for Juvenile Justice Services. The
Division for Juvenile Justice Services is responsible for all juveniles in the Juvenile Justice System including those in
the Youth Development Center, a secure residential facility, as well as those juveniles monitored by the Division’s
Juvenile Probation and Parole Bureau. The Juvenile Justice Services Division employs approximately 350 personnel
and monitors a budget of $60 million dollars. Prior to his appointment in January 2007 by the Governor and the
Commissioner of the Department of Health and Human Services, Director Fenniman served 27 years as a Police Officer
with the City of Dover New Hampshire, the last 17 years serving as its Chief of Police. Director Fenniman has been
nationally recognized as a progressive leader in proactive programs designed to affect youth and their behavior prior to
getting involved in the Juvenile Justice System. Director Fenniman holds both an Associates and Bachelor Degree in
Criminal Justice Administration, is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) National Academy and the
John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Director Fenniman serves on numerous professional
boards and Associations and is also recognized in both Federal and State Courts as an expert witness on such topics as
Police Policy and Procedure, Use of Force, Civil Rights and Domestic Violence.
Raylene Filley, JD began her career as a Surgical Intensive Care Unit nurse. She then attended law school at the
University of San Diego School of Law. She initially worked as a defense attorney representing physicians and
hospitals in medical malpractice cases. In 1992, she began working as in-house counsel with her primary focus being
health care law. She has worked as Risk Management Counsel at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego since 2001.
Helen White Fitzgibbon, JD is an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of New Hampshire. A member of
the Criminal Division, she is responsible for the prosecution of federal child exploitation cases, and is the Office’s
coordinator for Project Safe Childhood in New Hampshire. She is also the designated Violence Against Women Act
(VAWA) prosecutor. She is currently a member of the Governor’s Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence and
the Attorney General’s Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect. She has also been a member of the Board of Court
Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), and served as its President from 1995 to 1997. Prior to joining the US
Attorney’s Office in April of 1997, Attorney Fitzgibbon was a partner in the Manchester law firm of Devine and
Nyquist.
Detective Matt Fleming is a 15-year veteran in law enforcement in New Hampshire. Currently he is employed by the
Bedford New Hampshire Police Department and is assigned to the Detective Division responsible for the investigation
into all sex related crimes. In 2004 he was assigned to the Steering Committee Task Force that ultimately opened the
Hillsborough County North Child Advocacy Center County in 2007 located in Manchester. In 2009 he was a member of
the Attorney General’s Child Abuse Protocol Training team that trained investigators Statewide on the revised New
Hampshire Attorney General’s Child Abuse and Neglect Protocols. Currently he is a member of the Child Fatality
Review Committee as well as the Attorney General’s Task Force on Child Abuse Neglect.
Laurie Fortin, LCSW has specialized in the area of child sexual abuse since 1989. She began her career working as a
Social Worker for Child Protective Services. From there, she transitioned to a residential treatment facility for juvenile
sexual offenders providing individual, group and family therapy. Ms. Fortin went on to work with active duty sexual
offenders in the US Navy, providing assessment, treatment, and case management. In 2000, she returned to victim
work. She is currently Clinical Coordinator of the Forensic Interviewing Program at Chadwick Center, Rady Children’s
Hospital-San Diego. In addition to conducting interviews with child victims, she supervises, trains and mentors other
professionals throughout the state. She is considered an expert witness in the area of child sexual abuse in military,
juvenile, and criminal court proceedings.
Investigator Jennifer Frank, MEd earned her bachelor’s in Political Science with a concentration in Pre-Law from
Gordon College in 2000 and a Masters of Education with a focus on Public Administration at Plymouth State
University in 2009. In 2006, she graduated from the 248th Part-Time and the 142nd Full-Time Police Academies with
the distinguished honor of the highest academic average and highest level of physical fitness, the first time a female has
ever earned both awards in the history of the Police Academy. She is also the recipient of the 2008 Hometown Hero
award, the YWCA Hero for Justice award, a 2007 Chief’s commendation and was honored with a Citation of Bravery
from the Governor of New Hampshire. She currently serves as the Special Investigator for Crimes Against Women at
the Plymouth State University Police Department. Her role at the university is to investigate crimes that involve
members of the campus community with a specific concentration on crimes against women, sexual assault, hazing,
harassment, rape, sexual harassment, and domestic violence. Investigator Frank is a member of the Grafton County
Juvenile Diversion Board, and adjunct faculty at Plymouth State University and the New Hampshire Police Standards
and Training Academy. She is the Co-Chair of the New Hampshire Violence Against Women Campus Consortium and
an executive board member of the New Hampshire Violence Prevention Team, Plymouth Area Sexual Assault Resource
Team and a liaison to the US Department of Justice Attorney General for Project Safe Childhood.
Stephen Fuller, JD is a Senior Assistant Attorney General and Chief of the Criminal Appeals Unit within the New
Hampshire Attorney General’s Office. A graduate of Boston University School of Law in 1994, he joined the Suffolk
County District Attorney’s Office in 1995. After moving to New Hampshire he joined the Attorney General’s Office in
2000 and became Chief of the Appeals Unit in 2001.
Maria Gagnon, MSW, LICSW is director to the Adolescent Treatment Initiative overseeing implementation of
evidence-based treatment models in New Hampshire. She is past director of the Reclaiming Futures project, a $1
million dollar initiative of the New Hampshire District Court funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. In
addition, Ms. Gagnon serves as a national trainer in adolescent assessment using the Global Assessments of Individual
Needs (GAIN) tool and provides consultation to treatment programs across the state and region.
Karen Gorham, JD was an Assistant Attorney General with the Criminal Bureau of the Attorney General’s Office
before becoming Assistant County Attorney with Hillsborough County in 2006. Prior to practicing in New Hampshire,
she had been with the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office in California for 14 years. A graduate of Fairfield
College and the University of San Diego School of Law, Attorney Gorham has extensive experience in the areas of
child abuse and neglect and over the course of her career has prosecuted hundreds of child sexual abuse cases.
Kay Jankowski, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Dartmouth Medical School, Department of Psychiatry and a
member of Dartmouth Trauma Interventions Research Center. As an experienced child psychologist, she has worked
with and treated traumatized children, adolescents and their families for many years. She has given numerous
presentations to community and professional organizations on trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and
published articles on trauma and its effects. She also has extensive experience with project direction, having coordinated
many previous studies at the National Center for PTSD and the Trauma Research Center. Jankowski is currently serving
as project coordinator for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) funded New
Hampshire Project for Adolescent Trauma Treatment and in this capacity has trained clinicians from all 10 New
Hampshire community mental health centers in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She will coordinate the
new Trauma Research Center initiative and train care providers in Child-Parent Psychotherapy.
Sheila Jenkins-Hamilton is the Victim/Witness Specialist for the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of
New Hampshire. She has been in her current position since 1998. As the Victim/Witness Specialist for the District Ms.
Jenkins-Hamilton is responsible for the Victim Assistant Program ensuring all victims of federal crimes are afforded
their rights under the Justice For All Act. She manages several programs, including the Emergency Witness Assistance
Program, the Fact Witness Travel Account and the Gang Threat Fund. In addition, Ms. Jenkins-Hamilton sits on several
committees which include the Maine and New Hampshire Victim Advocacy Academy and the Tri-State Consortium’s
curriculum planning committees. She has supported the New Hampshire Attorney General’s annual conferences on
domestic and sexual violence and child exploitation by securing funding and engaging National speakers.
Lisa Jones PhD is a Research Assistant Professor of Psychology at the Crimes Against Children Research Center
(CCRC) at the University of New Hampshire. She has been conducting research on child abuse and victimization for
over 10 years. Dr. Jones helped to direct a national, multi-site program evaluation of Children’s Advocacy Centers
(CACs). Additional areas of research include tracking national trends in child abuse, statutory rape victimization, the
effects of media publicity on victims, and Internet victimization. Dr. Jones publishes her research regularly in child
abuse and psychology journals, serves on the editorial boards of Child Maltreatment and Child Abuse and Neglect, and
presents frequently across the country on the topics of child abuse and child victimization.
Detective Sergeant (Ret.) Kathy Kimball is a 23-year veteran of the New Hampshire State Police. (Ret.) Sergeant
Kimball served in uniform for 12 years working primarily in rural patrols. She then served as a Detective at Troop B in
Milford for a year before being assigned to the Major Crime Unit for 3 ½ years. (Ret.) Sergeant Kimball returned to
Troop B and was promoted to troop Detective Sergeant. In addition to her State Police responsibilities, she was a
member of the Attorney General's Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect and assisted with writing the 2008 Attorney
General’s Child Abuse Protocol. (Ret.) Sergeant Kimball also assisted in updating the Law Enforcement: A Model
Protocol for Police Response to Domestic Violence Cases and the development of the Stalking: A Model for Law
Enforcement protocol. In addition, (Ret.) Sergeant Kimball served on the New Hampshire Child and Domestic
Violence Fatality Reviews Committees. She continues her involvement with these committees and remains on the New
Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence Board of Directors.
Kristy Lamont, JD joined the Office of the Administrative Judge of the District Court and Family Division in 1997 to
manage the New Hampshire Court Improvement Project (CIP). The CIP is a federally funded initiative that seeks to
improve the handling of abuse and neglect cases and, more recently, cases that involve delinquents and children in need
of services. Funding for the Court Improvement Project is approximately $330,000 a year. Prior to joining the Court
Improvement Project, Attorney Lamont worked as the Director of the New Hampshire Commission on the Status of
Women and the Director of a federally funded domestic violence project, the AmeriCorps Victim Assistance Program.
Attorney Lamont is a graduate of Boston College and Suffolk University Law School.
Detective Michael LeClair is with the Portsmouth New Hampshire Police Department as well as an Investigator for
the New Hampshire Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force. His area of expertise is computer forensics
and crimes involving technology and he works with local, state, federal and foreign law enforcement agencies
investigating such crimes. In addition to investigations, Detective LeClair is responsible for the design, implementation
and management of New Hampshire ICAC Task Force initiatives and for facilitating the New Hampshire computer
forensic labs of the Task Force.
Catherine McNaughton has served as the Director of Victim/Witness Services for the Hillsborough County Attorney’s
Office for the past 24 years. Her primary interest in her work has been assisting victims of violence in their recovery
upon the completion of the court process. Ms. McNaughton has served on various boards including the Attorney
General’s Task Force on Child Abuse and on the Governor’s Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence Batterer’s
Accountability Committee, which developed the state’s batterer intervention standards.
Sergeant Michael Moushegian earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and Justice Studies from the University of New
Hampshire in 1991 and was a certified special police officer in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts prior to serving as a
patrol officer with the Laconia, New Hampshire Police Department from 1992 to 1997. In 1997, Sergeant Moushegian began
work with the Nashua, New Hampshire Police Department where he has been assigned to the Uniformed Field Operations
Bureau, Criminal Investigation Division, Youth Services Division and Legal Bureau. He is currently assigned to the
Criminal Investigation Division where he has oversight over felony investigations. Sergeant Moushegian also supervises the
Nashua Police Department’s Crime Scene Investigation Unit and Collision Reconstruction Unit.
Maureen O’Neil, JD is the First Assistant County Attorney for the Northern District in Hillsborough County. She has
worked for the Hillsborough County Attorneys Office for l7 years prosecuting serious felony cases. Attorney O’Neil
received her bachelor’s degree from Rivier College and her juris doctor from Franklin Pierce Law Center.
Detective Timothy Palchak graduated from the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) in Washington, DC in 1994. From
2000 to date, he has concentrated on investigating child sex and physical abuse cases. Detective Palchak’s extensive
background in this chosen field includes over 1,000 hours of training and hundreds of child exploitation investigations. In
2003, he became a Certified Child Forensic Interviewer. In 2004, he drafted a proposal to then Police Chief Charles
Ramsey to institute an Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Unit. As a direct result of this proposal, the district's
MPD established its first ICAC unit in 2005, and this has been Detective Palchak's official focus ever since. Detective
Palchak has been deputized by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and is a member of the ICAC Task Force. Detective
Palchak has lectured throughout the United States on ICAC and child abuse investigations.
Kristie Palestino, MS is the Executive Director of the Child Advocacy Center of Hillsborough County in Nashua. Ms.
Palestino has worked with children and families for the last 15 years and has provided forensic interviews to over 1,500
child victims of crime. She received an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Keene State College in 1994 and a
Masters Degree in Human Services/Criminal Justice from Springfield College in 2004. Ms. Palestino is an adjunct
faculty member at Springfield College, School of Human Services and is an on-line facilitator for the Masters in
Criminal Justice program at Boston University. She serves on the New Hampshire Network of Child Advocacy Centers
Board of Directors as well as the Board of Trustees for the New Hampshire Community College System.
Deb Pullin, ARNP is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with over two decades of experience in primary health care of
children. Since 1999 she has focused on issues of child abuse, and her practice is currently limited to inpatient and
outpatient evaluations for sexual abuse, physical abuse, and neglect, and to the health care of children in the foster care
system. As the current Assistant Director of the Child Advocacy and Protection Program at the Children’s Hospital at
Dartmouth she provides direct services, assists with policy and quality improvement, and provides teaching to resident
physicians, medical students, nurses, social workers and other staff, in addition to invited regional teaching.
Additionally she serves on the New Hampshire’s Attorney General’s Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect and the
New Hampshire Child Fatality Review Committee. She has provided medical consultation to the Child Advocacy
Center at The Family Place in Vermont since 1999 and has been instrumental in the establishment of the Child
Advocacy Center of Grafton and Sullivan Counties at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center.
Robert Rodler, MSW has worked for the Division for Children Youth and Families (DCYF) for 19 years as a Child
Protective Service Worker, a Teen Independent Living specialist and a staff trainer. Robert is currently the DCYF
Adolescent Program Specialist and leads a team of 12 Adolescent Workers that administer the DCYF Adolescent
Program.
Harriet Rosenberg, MA is a member of Dartmouth Trauma Interventions Research Center and an Instructor in
Psychiatry at Dartmouth Medical School. She has taught psychology interns, medical students and psychiatry residents
about methods of and measures for assessing trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). She has held
numerous research positions for over 25 years; has extensive experience as an evaluator and project coordinator, and
has published on trauma and PTSD in medical, community, military and psychiatric populations; and on adolescent
development. As the evaluator for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) funded
New Hampshire Project for Adolescent Trauma Treatment, she designed and established a web-based trauma survey, in
current use in each of 10 New Hampshire community mental health agencies. This survey has provided data on trauma
history and PTSD symptoms for over 2000 NH adolescents. Rosenberg is the principal investigator in the New
Hampshire Endowment for Health funded initiative to demonstrate the effectiveness of Child-Parent Psychotherapy for
very young children and families impacted by domestic violence, abuse and trauma.
Honorable Cindy Sadler graduated from Skidmore College in 1978 and went on to earn her Juris Doctor from
Western New England School of Law in 1987. She was an Assistant County Attorney in the Hillsborough County
Attorney’s Office from 1989-2001, at which time she was appointed as Special Justice in Hooksett District Court.
Judge Sadler was assigned to the Family Division in 2004 and converted to full time Judge in 2007. She currently hears
cases in the Derry and Laconia Family Divisions.
Lara J. Saffo, JD, the Deputy County Attorney in Grafton County, has specialized in sexual assault and domestic
violence cases for 18 years. She graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Law, Nashville, Tennessee. She began
her career as a prosecutor in 1993, as an Assistant County Attorney and a district court prosecutor. Attorney Saffo then
became an associate, civil attorney at Van Dorn & Curtiss, PLLC in Orford, New Hampshire, where her caseload
included representing victims of childhood sexual assaults, civilly, as they pursued claims against their abusers. For the
last five years, she has been employed as the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) prosecutor at the Office of the
Grafton County Attorney, where she specializes in sexual assault cases. Prior to entering law school, Attorney Saffo
worked full time as a court advocate for victims of domestic violence in Phoenix, Arizona. She also was born and
raised at a boarding school founded by her family for “youth in need”, many who were abused and neglected and/or
ordered to attend the school by the Court.
Richard Sarette is the Department of Juvenile Justice Services, Juvenile Probation and Parole Supervisor in the Berlin
District Office. He is also a member of the Drug Court Advisory Board and National Fellow Juvenile Probation,
Reclaiming Futures.
Katie Schelzel is the co-chair of the Supervised Visitation Sub-Committee and is the Director of Youth and Community
Services at the YWCA of Manchester.
Karen A. Schlitzer, JD is an Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Bureau of the New Hampshire Attorney General’s
Office. She serves as legal counsel to the New Hampshire Division for Children, Youth and Families and also to the
New Hampshire Guardian ad Litem Board. Attorney Schlitzer has handled and argued numerous cases before the New
Hampshire Supreme Court involving abuse and neglect, including terminations of parental rights and appeals of
findings of abuse and neglect. She has litigated related issues such as failure to correct conditions that lead to a neglect
finding, reasonable efforts, best interests of the child, matters of statutory interpretation, and other related issues.
Katherine B. Stearns, JD, a Guardian ad Litem with a private law practice in New London, has 15 years experience in
domestic violence and abuse-related cases. She also has extensive experience in training professionals in those and
similar areas, including “qualified domestic relations orders.” Her law practice focuses on family law and children’s
law, including divorce, parenting rights and responsibilities, minor guardianships, abuse and neglect, termination of
parental rights, children in need of services, and juvenile delinquency. Attorney Stearns graduated from New England
School of Law in 1992 and UNH in 1980. A member of the Guardian ad Litem Board, Attorney Stearns, a member of
the New Hampshire Bar Association’s Pro Bono Project board, is also the 2008 recipient of an award for outstanding
commitment to legal services for the poor.
Detective Hana Stickles holds a bachelors of Science degree in criminal justice and is a New Hampshire certified law
enforcement officer. She has been working for the Rochester Police Department since 2002 and has spent the last five
years of her career working in the Detective Unit specializing in the investigation of sexual assaults. Detective Stickles
is a certified forensic interviewer and an interview and interrogation specialist. Along with the Rochester Police
Department, she is a partner with the Northern New England Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force
where she serves as an interviewer. Detective Stickles is also a crisis negotiator with the Strafford County Regional
Tactical Operations Unit. She has received several commendations from her police department and her community at
large for her dedication to victims of sexual violence and to her diligence in the area of sexual offender compliance.
Addie Stockton is an 18-year old freshman at the New Hampshire Technical Institute majoring in Criminal Justice. She
is a sexual assault survivor and her passion is to help other sexually abused children, so they too, can have all the
opportunities afforded her since she made her disclosure. Ms. Stockton loves writing and public speaking and has won
various awards in speech competitions. She has focused most of her speaking around the abuse she survived and her
own path of healing. Ms. Stockton may be a survivor of sexual abuse but she is also a strong, young, success story.
Robin Toof, MA is the Acting Director of Center for Family, Work and Community at the University of Massachusetts
Lowell has her master’s degree in Community Social Psychology, a certificate in Regional Economic and Social
Development and is a doctoral candidate at UMass Boston in Higher Education Administration. She has worked in the
field of research and evaluation, community partnerships and facilitation for almost 20 years. Agencies and/or projects
that she has been involved in include: CDC-funded Cambodian Community Health 2010 health disparities reduction
program; four Center for Substance Abuse Prevention projects located in Lowell, Worcester and Lawrence; Lowell
Police Department’s Weed and Seed and Problem Solving grants; Lowell School Department’s health curriculum; Elder
Service of the Merrimack Valley and Lowell Housing Authority’s partnership to improve services to elders and disable
residents; and Family Service, Inc’s HIV/AIDS prevention program for Latinas and AMIGOS mentoring program. Ms.
Toof has also facilitated numerous teambuilding, training and strategic planning workshops for corporate, non-profit,
college and youth work teams.
Investigator Allison Vachon works at the New Hampshire Attorney General's Office in the Criminal Justice Bureau.
She is a member of the New Hampshire Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force as well as the Attorney
General's Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect. Among the numerous cases she investigates are child exploitation,
economic crimes, sexual assault and public integrity. She is also the Internet Crimes Unit Investigator within the
Attorney General's Office and assists with cybercrime related matters. Her past law enforcement experience includes
police officer with the Concord Police Department. Prior to her position as an investigator, Investigator Vachon was a
Homicide Victim Witness Advocate with the Office of Victim/Witness Assistance at the Attorney General's Office and
was part of the investigative team for the Attorney General's Diocese Task Force.
Michael Valentine, JD graduated from Cornell Law School in 2004 and joined Sheehan Phinney Bass and Green, PA
in the civil litigation department. After two years of private practice, Attorney Valentine moved to the Hillsborough
County Attorney's Office where he has prosecuted a variety of criminal cases. After the passage of RSA 135-E, he was
selected to head civil commitments of sexually violent predators in Hillsborough County. Attorney Valentine, with co-
counsel Ross McLeod, successfully litigated the State’s first sexually violent predator trial in June 2009.
Wendy Walsh, PhD is a Research Assistant Professor of Sociology at the Crimes against Children Research Center at
the University of New Hampshire. Her research includes studies on enhancing community response systems of child
abuse and the criminal justice response to child abuse. Working on the Multi-Site Evaluation of Children’s Advocacy
Center (CACs), she explored the medical response after child sexual abuse, the length of time until criminal disposition
for child sexual assault cases, and the types of evidence available and likelihood of charging. She is continuing to work
with CACs in New Hampshire and exploring caregiver satisfaction as well as linkages to mental health services. Other
areas include resilience among maltreated children, primary prevention of child abuse, and statutory victimization.
Rebecca Woodward, JD is an attorney in the Civil Bureau of the New Hampshire Office of the Attorney General. She
serves as counsel the Department of Health and Human Services including the Division for Children, Youth and
Families (DCYF). In her role as counsel, she represents DCYF in matters related to abuse and neglect, termination of
parental rights, and adoption proceedings in which the Division is a party. Attorney Woodward earned her juris doctor
from Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis and undergraduate degree in physical therapy from Northeastern
University.
                                    THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2009
                      SESSION 1                               Maggie Bishop, MS, William W. Fenniman, Jr., Kristy
                 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM                          Lamont, JD, Honorable Cindy Sadler
                   SEMINARS 1 – 6
                                                              5. Meeting the Needs of the Non-Offending Parent: A
1. Adam Walsh Act in New Hampshire - Changes to               Trauma Informed Approach (Part 1 of 2) Participants
the Sex Offender Registry Laws - House Bill 1640,             in this training will be introduced to Sarah, a mother of a
Senate Bill 495 and Senate Bill 142 made significant          child who has been sexually assaulted, who is receiving
changes to RSA 651-B to assist New Hampshire in               services through DCYF. By the use of a trauma-informed
coming into compliance with the Federal Child Protection      approach, participants will develop an understanding of
and Safety Act (the Adam Walsh Act). This seminar will        how Sarah’s own trauma affects her ability to respond to
cover all the changes that took effect January 1, 2009.       providers. Part II of the training will also discuss how to
Topics include the new 3 - Tier System and how it differs     respond to Sarah using a trauma-informed approach.
from the Level system in Massachusetts, new registration      Linda Douglas MSEd, LADC
requirements and forms, non-compliant offenders, and
                                                              6. Answering the How and When of Parental Contact
prosecution of non-compliant offenders. Will Delker, JD
                                                              in the Context of Domestic Violence - Join us for look at
2. Bone Injuries: When We Evaluate and When We’re             best practice for parental contact when there has been a
Concerned - This presentation will help answer questions      history of domestic violence in a family. We will explore
such as the following: How do medical providers               child safety, victim safety and how to safely provide
determine if a child needs x-rays or other diagnostic tests   access to an abusive partner. The newly revised
to check for abusive fractures? What are the limitations of   Supervised Visitation Protocol will be distributed and
those tests, and how are they done? What role does            highlights discussed. Deb Coe, MA, Katherine Stearns,
biomechanics play? What types of fractures carry high,        JD, Katie Schelzel
medium, or low suspicion for abuse, and at what ages?
                                                                                     SESSION 2
How are results of fracture tests incorporated into the
                                                                                 1:15 PM – 2:45 PM
assessment for possible abuse? This workshop will be
                                                                                 SEMINARS 7 – 12
helpful not only to healthcare professionals, but to the
entire investigative team. This presentation will rely on     7. Global Assessment of Individual Needs (GAIN) -
case examples and review of diagnostic films. Deb             This workshop will be an overview of the Global
Pullin, ARNP                                                  Assessments of Individual Needs instruments. This will
                                                              include the implementations of the GAIN instruments in
3. Child Predators: Case Studies from the New
                                                              New Hampshire, the use of the GAIN Short Screener in
Hampshire Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC)
                                                              the Juvenile Justice System pilot drug court sites and the
Task Force - This workshop will include presentations
                                                              recent research conducted by Umass Lowell. Ray
about the exploits of New Hampshire child predators,
                                                              Bilodeau, LADC, Maria Gagnon, MSW, LICSW,
including who they are, how they committed their crimes,
                                                              Richard Sarette, Robin Toof, MA
details about the investigation and what lessons may be
learned from them. Detective Mark Dumas, Detective            8. Advanced Forensic Interviewing (Part 1 of 2) - This
Mike LeClair                                                  two-part workshop will explore how forensic interviews
                                                              gather information in a non-leading, forensically sound
4. Permanency and Concurrent Planning for CHINS
                                                              manner. The first session will focus on the sections of an
and Delinquency - Concurrent Planning offers staff a
                                                              investigative interview in depth. The second section will
structured approach to moving children more quickly from
                                                              focus on special issues in forensic interviewing. Tips and
the uncertainty of an out-of-home placement to the
                                                              techniques will be shared for successfully conducting
stability and security of a permanent family or connection.
                                                              interviews with different age child victims or witnesses.
Historically, staff have been taught to plan in a straight-
                                                              Issues to be covered include interviewing preschoolers,
line, sequential fashion: first to work diligently toward
                                                              reluctant witnesses and adolescents, recent research
reunification with the biological family; and when
                                                              affecting child investigations and prosecutions,
reunification becomes unlikely, to then switch gears and
                                                              recantation, hearsay, interviewing children with
start planning for adoption or another permanency option.
                                                              developmental disabilities, and peer review. Attendees
This workshop will discuss the Concurrent Permanency
                                                              will participate in mock interview scenarios and suggested
Planning approach which is designed as an alternative to
                                                              steps for a successful interview will also be covered. .
sequential permanency planning. This workshop will
                                                              Kathryn Adler, MSCJ, Detective Sergeant (Ret.) Kathy
highlight how practice has changed in the courts and how
                                                              Kimball
the state agency is changing its practice. The importance
of judicial and agency involvement and understanding of       9. Circle of Learning Daycare Case Study - This
concurrent planning will be highlighted and discussed.        session will be an in-depth look at the 2006 multiple
victim, day care case out of Nashua New Hampshire.               child abuse and neglect will also be covered. Karen A.
The presenters will take participants through the                Schlitzer, JD, Rebecca Woodward, JD
investigation and prosecution as they examine each
                                                                 14. Advanced Forensic Interviewing (Part 2 of
multidisciplinary team member’s role throughout the
                                                                 Seminar #8) Kathryn Adler, MSCJ, Detective Sergeant
process. Special attention will be focused around the use
                                                                 (Ret.) Kathy Kimball
of the Child Advocacy Center as well as interrogation
techniques and prosecution strategies. Roger “Rusty”             15. How to Reduce the Risk of the Big Bad Wolf
Chadwick, JD, Detective Michael Moushegian, Kristie              Infiltrating Your Child Institution/Organization:
Palestino, MS                                                    Lessons Learned from Rady Children's Hospital-San
                                                                 Diego (Part 2 of Seminar # 12) Raylene Filley, JD,
10. Internet Crimes: Investigative Tools- This
                                                                 Laurie Fortin, LCSW
workshop will demonstrate tools and techniques to help
investigate crimes that involve cyberspace. These                16. University of New Hampshire (UNH) Research
techniques can assist investigators with a variety of cases      Findings on Investigations and Mental Health Services
from child exploitation, criminal threatening, violation of      for Child Abuse Victims in New Hampshire - The
a protective order, and fraud – just to name a few. The          Crimes Against Children Research Center (CCRC) at
focus of this presentation is on gathering evidence from         UNH will present new findings from two recent studies on
the victim to include emails, websites, chatrooms, social        child abuse victims in New Hampshire. The first study,
networking sites, instant messaging and online games.            funded by Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency
Tools and resources that can help the investigator preserve      Prevention, collected information from five New
the information necessary for the investigation will be          Hampshire CACs on youth and non-offending caregiver
presented. The information in this presentation will guide       satisfaction with investigations, service receipt, case
investigators to find the path to their suspect. Detective       outcomes, and Multidisciplinary Team cohesion. The
Chris Currier                                                    second study, funded by the New Hampshire Endowment
                                                                 for Health, evaluated current strengths and gaps across all
11. Meeting the Needs of the Non-Offending Parent: A
                                                                 New Hampshire communities in efforts to link children
Trauma Informed Approach (Part 2 of Workshop #5)
                                                                 and non-offending caregivers with evidence-based mental
It is preferred that participants have also attended Part I as
                                                                 health services. The findings provide a valuable
this section will build on what was discussed in Part I.
                                                                 opportunity to examine the ways child abuse victims are
Linda Douglas MSEd, LADC
                                                                 currently well served by their communities and discuss
12. How to Reduce the Risk of the Big Bad Wolf                   implications of the findings for further improving the
Infiltrating Your Child Institution/Organization:                quality of the response. Lisa Jones, PhD, Wendy Walsh,
Lessons Learned from Rady Children's Hospital, San               PhD
Diego (Part 1 of 2) - Child organizations are magnets for
                                                                 17. Medical Evaluation for Possible Child Sexual
those interested in molesting children. The difficulty, we
                                                                 Abuse - This workshop is intended for all MDT members.
know, is that child sex abusers are normal run of the mill
                                                                 It will give attendees a good picture of how and why
folk, who look and act like those who truly dedicate
                                                                 medical evaluations are conducted, what the medical
themselves to children. How do we differentiate the two?
                                                                 report means, how providers become and stay qualified to
This training will discuss screening and hiring practices as
                                                                 do these exams, children’s responses to exams, and how
well as ongoing, vigilant and proactive policies and
                                                                 other team members can support children and families
procedures organizations can put in place to reduce the
                                                                 with the medical referral. It will dispel common myths
likelihood of abuse within their own organizations.
                                                                 about medical exams and findings, and explain how the
Finally, dealing with the consequences of such abuse
                                                                 medical exam begins the healing process for the child and
within organizations will be discussed, to include crisis
                                                                 family. Deb Pullin, ARNP
intervention with employees, families, and the community
as well as steps to take to prevent reoccurrence. Raylene        18. What a Prosecutor Needs - This workshop will
Filley, JD, Laurie Fortin, LCSW                                  examine not only "best practice" but "what really helps" in
                                                                 setting up the case for prosecution, from start to finish.
                        SESSION 3
                                                                 Attorney Saffo will draw from her extensive experience
                    3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
                                                                 and bring fresh ideas about how to gather the details
                    SEMINARS 13 – 18
                                                                 which make a difference in whether and how successfully
13. Civil Case Law and Legislative Update - This                 a child sexual abuse case can be prosecuted. She will
seminar will review the civil law on how the New                 address issues such as corroboration of the child's
Hampshire Supreme Court has ruled on cases relevant to           disclosure and rehabilitation when character questions are
child abuse and neglect. A summary of the recent                 raised by the defense. The workshop is especially
legislative session, focusing on civil legislation related to    recommended for the investigative team, but of interest to
                                                                 all disciplines. Lara J. Saffo, JD
                                         FRIDAY OCTOBER 30, 2009
                       SESSION 4                                23. Civil Commitment of Sexually Violent Predators
                   9:00 AM-10:30 AM                             (SVP) - This seminar will provide an overview of the
                   SEMINARS 19 – 24                             process for civilly committing people identified as SVPs
                                                                as part of the New Hampshire Sexual Predator Act. The
19. Moving Mountains: Enabling Children, Disabling
                                                                procedures involved in civilly committing sexual violent
Child Abuse - Statistics indicate that children with
                                                                predators to a treatment facility upon completion of their
disabilities are three times more likely to be abused and/or
                                                                criminal sentence will be covered, as well as the recent
neglected than typical children. This is further
                                                                case in Hillsborough County where prosecutors
complicated by the challenges of identifying abuse of
                                                                successfully committed the first SVP respondent to go to
children with disabilities, the lack of prevention programs
                                                                trial. Michael Valentine, JD
that are accessible and appropriate and the prevailing
public attitude that such abuse is unthinkable. A further       24. A Teenagers Account of Surviving Sexual Abuse
challenge is that some institutions and facilities may be       and Exploitation - Addie is a remarkable, courageous 18-
hesitant to report abuse of children with disabilities out of   year-old woman who survived sexual abuse and
concern that they will inadvertently make things worse by       exploitation by her father and others from age 7 to 12.
revealing problems they cannot resolve. This workshop           Additionally, she was the subject of pornography created
will address these issues in a multi-front, skill-building      and distributed by her father over the Internet. Addie is
way that will have an impact on the well being and safety       speaking out about the abuse, how she survived and the
of children with disabilities. The goal is to assist            systems that helped her through the trauma, the
professionals in all fields of child abuse services to          investigation and the prosecution. She will talk about the
develop skills to prevent, evaluate and treat children with     challenges she faced and how the disclosure affected her
disabilities. This workshop will provide a review of the        family, her academics and social life, and the resources
literature and research, specific skills for interviewing       that were essential to her recovery. This workshop will
children with disabilities and resources for services           provide participants with a victim’s perspective on what
development. Each participant will leave the workshop           works in our judicial and social systems and what doesn’t.
with a “next steps” unique to their agency or office.           Joining Addie in telling her story will be the State and
Karel R. Amaranth, MA                                           Federal prosecutors and victim advocates. Helen White
                                                                Fitzgibbon, JD, Sheila Jenkins-Hamilton Catherine
20. What a Prosecutor Needs – (Repeat of seminar
                                                                McNaughton, Maureen O’Neil, JD, Addie Stockton
#18) Lara J. Saffo, JD
                                                                                      SESSION 5
21. Compassion Fatigue - The High Cost of Caring -
                                                                                  10:45 AM- 12:15 PM
Caring too much can hurt. If you work or volunteer in a
                                                                                   SEMINARS 25-30
caregiving capacity you are at risk for "Compassion
Fatigue." When caregivers focus on others without               25. Trauma Focused- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
practicing authentic, sustainable self-care, destructive        Workshop (TF-CBT) - TF-CBT is a proven, time-limited
behaviors such as isolation, apathy, emotional outbursts        mental health treatment for school-aged children and
and nightmares can surface. This program will explore           adolescents who have experienced various types of
the definition of Compassion Fatigue, its causes and            trauma, including domestic violence and abuse and
healthy methods to breaking the compassion fatigue cycle.       neglect. The Dartmouth Trauma Interventions Research
Paula Booth, ACSW, CEAP                                         Center has provided expert training in TF-CBT for over
                                                                200 clinicians at every community mental health agency
22. Cyber Stalking and Facebook - In an ever-changing
                                                                in New Hampshire. This workshop will be an overview of
technological world it is incumbent upon us to stay abreast
                                                                TF-CBT for mental health clinicians and also of special
of new technology and the many social networking sites
                                                                interest to all the disciplines involved in evaluating and
that individuals post to and visit daily. These sites have
                                                                responding to children when there are questions of abuse
changed the face and nature of stalking and its
                                                                and trauma. For first responders, it will help look at what
perpetrators methodologies of attack and information
                                                                procedures agencies might put into place in order to
gathering. This presentation approaches the issue from a
                                                                minimize initial trauma. The workshop will also "de-
two-pronged approach: Technological advances -
                                                                mystify" the treatment process, so that social workers,
reviewing the background and history of Facebook and the
                                                                foster care families, and others will be better able to
inherent danger of cyber stalking, and a focus on Stalking
                                                                understand potential reactions, symptoms and responses to
itself - the recent revisions to the New Hampshire RSAs,
                                                                traumatic experiences. Kay Jankowski, PhD, Harriet
stalker characteristics, typology, methodologies,
                                                                Rosenberg, MA
restraining orders and safety planning. Investigator
Jennifer Frank                                                  26. Criminal Case Law and Legislative Update - This
                                                                seminar will review the recent decisions of the New
Hampshire Supreme Court relating to child abuse and                                    SESSION 6
neglect. It will also provide a summary of the recent                              1:15 PM – 2:45 PM
legislative session, focusing on legislation related to child                       SEMINARS 31-36
abuse and neglect. Stephen Fuller, JD
                                                                31. Undercover Chat – This workshop (open to law
27. Interviewing Suspects in Child Exploitation Cases           enforcement and prosecutors only) will address how to
- This workshop will introduce investigators to techniques      use non- traditional personas in proactive
utilized while conducting interviews with suspects in child     undercover ICAC cases. Investigators will learn how to
exploitation cases, primarily those who possess and             establish an identification and illicit information such as
distribute child sexual abuse images. This will include         past criminal activity, name, address and family
discussion on the verbal/non-verbal behavior symptoms           information. Participants will also learn how to use ICAC
that are displayed by a person telling the truth during a       defendants as cooperators. Detective Timothy Palchak
non-accusatory interview, as well as those displayed by a
                                                                32. Child Parent Psychotherapy - Child-Parent
person withholding relevant information. Audio excerpts
                                                                Psychotherapy (CPP) is an evidence-based treatment for
from actual interviews will be included along with sample
                                                                very young children (ages zero to five years) exposed to
questions to be incorporated in order to provide structure
                                                                traumatic experiences such as domestic violence or
to the investigative interview. Detective Kristyn Bernier,
                                                                maltreatment. Children and parents or caregivers are
Detective Hana Stickles, Investigator Allison Vachon
                                                                treated jointly and the therapeutic work focuses on
28. Human Trafficking - This presentation will provide          strengthening the parent-child relationship and the
participants with an understanding of the various               attachment between parent and child. This workshop will
dynamics of human trafficking including victim                  describe a new initiative spearheaded by the Dartmouth
traits, pimps and sexual offenders profiles. Attendees will     Trauma Interventions Research Center and funded by the
be able to apply this knowledge to better understand the        New Hampshire Endowment for Health to pilot this
victimization involved in these cases as well as how to         treatment in Sullivan County childcare provider agencies
identify, respond and investigate possible human                and the Family Court. Workshop participants (clinicians,
trafficking cases. Detective Jonathan Andrews, Detective        social workers, advocates, judiciary, and others) will learn
Timothy Palchak                                                 about the treatment and how it has been used effectively to
                                                                help families and also to enable Family Court judges make
29. Collection of Cell Phones as Part of an
                                                                more informed placement decisions. Kay Jankowski,
Investigation - Today cell phones have grown to become
                                                                PhD, Harriet Rosenberg, MA
a large part of everyday life - older adults and young
children carrying them to both work and play. But with          33. A Roadmap to the Interstate Compact on the
the influx of cell phones and their growing numbers, they       Placement of Children (ICPC) - This workshop will
now have become the diary of that person and their day-to       provide participants with the New Hampshire ICPC
day-activities. This workshop will stress the importance        Handbook for use in cases where children in the custody
of a cell phone as part of an investigation, also showing       of DCYF are placed out-of-state with a relative or other
investigators how to collect, secure and submit these           caregiver. The workshop will cover the highlights of the
phones for the potential evidence they may hold.                new handbook, including topics such as the process and
Detective Timothy M. Craig                                      requirements of judges, DCYF staff, and others involved
                                                                in the case as well as overview of some common forms.
30. First Responders to Child Abuse and Neglect Cases           Definitions, priority placements, and the Supreme Court
– This workshop will give first responders to child abuse       case, Alexis O. will also be discussed. Participants will
and neglect cases the basic tools needed to accurately          also learn about the ICPC at a national level including
assess, investigate and gather evidence when responding         recent developments in ICPC law and proposed changes.
to these types of crimes. The workshop will incorporate         Lorraine Bartlett, MSW, Judge Cindy Sadler, and New
different ways first responders can approach these cases to     Hampshire Court Improvement Project
ensure that best practices are used. The presentation will
be taught from both law enforcement and prosecution             34. What is the National Youth in Transition Database
point of views - thus giving investigators the ability to not   (NYTD)? Beginning in October of 2010 New Hampshire
only learn the best ways to handle these cases, but also        will need to start complying with National Youth in
educate them how their actions will later impact the            Transition Database (NYTD) federal requirements. This
outcome of the investigation once in the hand of                will involve both child protection and juvenile justice state
prosecutors. Detective Matthew Fleming, Karen                   agencies tracking independent living services and
Gorham, JD                                                      reporting outcomes. Participants in this workshop will
                                                                learn about the NYTD requirements, how they are going
                                                                to be implemented in New Hampshire and how NYTD
                                                                can positively impact current and future adolescent
                                                                practice. Kathleen M. Companion, Robert Rodler, MSW
                        ADDITIONAL CONFERENCE INFORMATION
           THE DR. ROGER FOSSUM AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING SERVICE TO CHILDREN
At the SEVENTEENTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON CHILD ABUSE, the Task Force will honor the memory of Dr.
Roger M. Fossum by bestowing a recognition award to a professional who has contributed to improving services to children
affected by abuse. Please help us with the selection process by nominating someone you feel deserves this award.
             Please send in a maximum one-page description of why this person should receive this honor.
                   NO NOMINATION WILL BE CONSIDERED WITHOUT THIS DESCRIPTION.


Nominee:                                                           Affiliation: _________________________________
Nominated by:                                                      Affiliation: __________________________________
Telephone #:                                   Email: _____________________________________
                PLEASE NOMINATE SOMEONE YOU THINK DESERVES TO BE RECOGNIZED



                                     CONTINUING EDUCATION INFORMATION
Understanding that many conference attendees need continuing education credit specific to their profession, the Attorney
General’s Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect is looking to provide the following types of CEUs at this year’s
conference:
Mental Health Practitioners– Please call 271-6817 for more information.
Nurses – Please call 271-6817 for more information.
Attorneys - This training program is co-sponsored by the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office, which has applied for
9.75 hours of continuing legal education, for attorneys through the New Hampshire Bar Association. Please note that
Attorneys wishing to received CLE credit must sign in each day of the conference and provide their Bar number in order to
receive full credit.
Law Enforcement -This training may be applied against the 8-hour annual in-service training requirement of the New
Hampshire Police Standards and Training Council for law enforcement officers, consistent with the requirements for
documentation as outlined in Pol 403.01.
The application, approval and issuance of CEUs is contingent on the Attorney General’s Office receiving the required
materials from presenters in order to complete the application process.


                                                 HOTEL INFORMATION
A block of rooms is available for conference attendees at the Best Western Executive Court Inn [adjacent to the Executive
Court Banquet Facility], (HTTP://WWW.EXECUTIVECOURTINN.COM/). Conference room rates are $89.00 for single/double
occupancy, $99.00 for triple occupancy and $109.00 for quadruple occupancy.
Making Reservations
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conference room rate, please reference our Group Code AGDJ.
Rates are subject to the 8% state room and meals tax, unless a Federal Tax ID number is provided, in which case the tax will
be waived. A credit card will be required to make a reservation.
Reservations must be made by September 28, 2009 to ensure the conference rate. Reservations made after September 28,
2009 will be honored based on availability.
                                                     Cancellation Policy
Individual cancellation is the day of arrival by 4pm. Notification of check in/out times and cancellation policy will be made
at time reservation is placed.
                    SEVENTEENTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT
                                       October 29-30, 2009

   Name                                                                 Title

   Organization

   Address City/State/Zip

   Email*                                                                          Work Telephone
*Please be sure to provide your current email address even if you think we have it, to ensure you receive information on events
sponsored by the Attorney General’s Office.
Please circle the seminar you wish to attend for each session. You will only be registered for your alternate choice if your first choice is full.
                                          Circle one seminar per session        Circle one seminar per session
Thursday, October 29th                    First Seminar Choice                  Alternate Seminar Choice
       Session 1: 10:30-12:00              1 2 3 4 5 6                           1 2 3 4 5 6
       Session 2: 1:15-2:45                7 8 9 10 11 12                       7 8 9 10 11 12
       Session 3: 3:00–4:30               13 14 15 16 17 18                     13 14 15 16 17 18
Friday, October 30th                     First Seminar Choice                   Alternate Seminar Choice
        Session 4: 9:00-10:30            19 20 21 22 23 24                      19 20 21 22 23 24
        Session 5: 10:45-12:15            25 26 27 28 29 30                     25 26 27 28 29 30
        Session 6: 1:15-2:45              31 32 33 34                           31 32 33 34

Please indicate {or contact us at the number below with} any special needs that you may have, relative to attending this
conference. Please note, all meals and breaks will be buffet style.



REGISTRATION: The registration fee covers all meals, refreshment breaks and conference materials. Please make check payable to
                                  “TREASURER STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE”.
                                      $85.00 if registration form is received before October 15, 2009
                                      $105.00 if registration form is received after October 15 2009
                    No registrations will be accepted after October 22, 2009 NO EXCEPTIONS ~ NO REFUNDS

 Registrations will be accepted by either mail, fax or email and payment DOES NOT have to accompany the registration form.
                                   Mail, fax or email your registration and forward payment to:

                                                       Attorney General’s Office
                                               Attn: Office of Victim/Witness Assistance
                                                              33 Capitol St.
                                                       Concord, NH 03301-6397
                           Fax: (603) 223-6292     danielle.snook@doj.nh.gov            Phone: (603) 271-6817

Please note: All meals, refreshment breaks and conference materials are prepared based on the number of registrations received.
Therefore, once we receive your registration you will be billed, even if you do not attend the conference. Replacements may be
accepted upon prior notice.

                                                                                                         Office Use Only:
                                                                                               Check #:___________________
                                                                                               Reg Fee Amt:________________
                                                                                               Batch #: ________________
                                                                                               Date Deposited: ______________
                                                                                               Check Amount: ______________
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The Attorney General’s Task Force on                                                              PRST. STD
Child Abuse and Neglect                                                                           US Postage
Attorney General’s Office                                                                           PAID
33 Capitol Street                                                                                Concord, NH
Concord, NH 03301-6397                                                                           Permit #1478




                                              OR CURRENT RESIDENT
Conference is October 29-30, 2009
Register early, space is limited!




~ Striving to Improve the Administrative,
  Investigative and Judicial Response to
  Child Abuse and Neglect ~
                                                                   Improving Statewide Services to Those Whose Lives Have
                                                                     Been Affected by Child Abuse and Neglect




                                                             presents

                       THE SEVENTEENTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT

                                               The Executive Court Banquet Facility
                                                   Manchester, New Hampshire
                                                       October 29-30, 2009

                                   Advanced Multidisciplinary Training for Law Enforcement,
                                DCYF Child Protection Workers, Judges, Attorneys, Victim Advocates,
                                  CASA, Medical and Mental Health Professionals and Educators

								
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