Together for Children conference

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Together for Children Conference

April 4 - 6, 2017 at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center and Wisconsin Center, Milwaukee WI.

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The conference will be held simultaneously with the International Family Justice Center Conference. This will allow Together for Children attendees the opportunity to attend their workshop sessions in addition to our sessions. Find the conference schedule tab below.

Our keynote speaker on Wednesday, April 5 will be Dr. Linda Chamberlain, who will address "The Intersections of CA, DV and ACES." Dr. Chamberlain is an epidemiologist specializing in childhood exposure to violence and brain development.

Keep checking back for conference updates.

Questions, email jane.yeager@cssw.org or call (920) 969-7925.

Who should attend

The purpose is to improve prevention, treatment, investigation and prosecution of child abuse and neglect by providing knowledge and skills to address emerging issues, research questions and public policy changes in child welfare and child protection.

Our target audience is:

  • Child abuse prevention personnel
  • Child Advocacy Center personnel
  • Child Protective Services
  • Domestic Violence Center personnel
  • Judicial officers and attorneys
  • Law enforcement officials
  • Medical and health professionals
  • School personnel
  • Social workers
  • Therapists and psychologists

Conference Schedule

The conference will be held simultaneously with the International Family Justice Center conference.

This will give Together for Children participants the opportunity to attend their workshop sessions, in addition to our sessions. The two groups will join together for the Keynote Plenary sessions. Workshop sessions will be held in both the Hilton Milwaukee City Center and Wisconsin Center.

Preconference

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

MDT Response to the Investigation of Child Abuse and Exploitation
Det. Jeff Rich
This day-long session will be divided into 2 parts. Part I will expose attendees to methods and techniques offenders are using to facilitate the exploitation of children online as well as methods used by Law Enforcement and Social Services to utilize these same exploits as evidence against the offender. A case study will be presented. Part II will provide information on how to prepare and MDT to identify victims of child sex trafficking and how to prepare the team to deal with the needs of the victim as well as the needs of the prosecution. Best practices that teams need to take to ensure success will be presented.

2017 Together for Children Program

Note: Lunch is on your own each day

Registration and fee information

Registration is now open.   REGISTER HERE 

Registration fees for the conference for Wisconsin residents are:

1 day - $125.00    2 days - $199.00    3 days - $295.00  

These are the early bird fees - Deadline to register for these fees is: March 13, 2017

Scholarships - a limited number of scholarships are available.  Deadline to apply is January 27, 2017.  Scholarship application is here.

Group discounts and discounts for multi-disciplinary teams are available.  Contact Jane Yeager for more information.  Phone - (920) 969-7925

Presenter biographies

Dr. Linda Chamberlain

Scientist, author, professor, dog musher, and founder of the Alaska Family Violence Prevention Project, Dr. Linda Chamberlain is an internationally recognized keynote speaker and advocate on domestic violence, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), brain development and trauma, and the amazing adolescent brain.  She is known for her abilities to translate science into practical strategies with diverse audiences that convey a message of hope and healing.  Her current work to promote resilience across the lifespan has led to certifications in mind-body practices to promote self-regulation and resilience with an emphasis on simple skills for children and adolescents.  Dr. Chamberlain teaches at the University of Alaska and earned public health degrees from Yale School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins University.  Recognition for her work include a Scientist Scholar with the Fulbright Arctic Initiative, the National Kellogg Leadership Fellowship, an Alaska Women of Achievement Award and the Inaugural Scattergood Foundation Scholar on Child Behavioral Health.  Living on a rural homestead with her husband and sled dogs outside of Homer, Alaska, she has developed an advocacy leadership model based on her work with communities and experiences in the wilderness with her dog team.Scientist, author, professor, dog musher, and founder of the Alaska Family Violence Prevention Project, Dr. Linda Chamberlain is an internationally recognized keynote speaker and advocate on domestic violence, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), brain development and trauma, and the amazing adolescent brain.  She is known for her abilities to translate science into practical strategies with diverse audiences that convey a message of hope and healing.  Her current work to promote resilience across the lifespan has led to certifications in mind-body practices to promote self-regulation and resilience with an emphasis on simple skills for children and adolescents.  Dr. Chamberlain teaches at the University of Alaska and earned public health degrees from Yale School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins University.  Recognition for her work include a Scientist Scholar with the Fulbright Arctic Initiative, the National Kellogg Leadership Fellowship, an Alaska Women of Achievement Award and the Inaugural Scattergood Foundation Scholar on Child Behavioral Health.  Living on a rural homestead with her husband and sled dogs outside of Homer, Alaska, she has developed an advocacy leadership model based on her work with communities and experiences in the wilderness with her dog team.

Continuing education credits

Social Work, Nursing and Legal continuing education hours/credit will be available for Keynote Presentations and Together for Children workshops.


 

Hilton Milwaukee City Center and lodging information

A block of rooms are available at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center, 509 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee WI 53203 - $129.00/night for single or double occupancy. Register here.