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TWENTY-FIRST ANNUAL NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE AWARENESS CONFERENCE
Co-sponsored by Incest Survivors Speakers' Bureau and
California Protective Parents Association

THE QUINCY SOLUTION:
Best Practices That Dramatically Reduce Domestic Violence Crime and Child Abuse

Sunday, April 12, 2015

9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Veterans Memorial Center in Davis, CA - (directions*)
203 E. 14th Street, Davis, CA 95616

Conference is FREE--NO COST, registration optional*

* NOTE: Continuing Education Units available at cost.

Updates on:
  • Yolo County becoming a trauma informed community             
  • Family Justice Centers and Domestic Violence Courts
  • Empower Yolo involvement in the Multi-Disciplinary Interview Center and child sexual abuse prevention model
     
Special Invitees include:
  • Senators Lois Wolk and Ricardo Lara
  • Supervisor Jim Provenza
  • Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig
  • Assistant District Attorney Jonathan Raven

  • Additional activities:

    As always, the conference is offered at NO-COST, so all who care to may attend anonymously if they choose. There is only a minimal cost for those who need Continuing Education Credit (see below).

    * DIRECTIONS to the Davis Veterans Memorial Center: From I-80, take Highway 113 north towards Davis/Woodland. Exit at Covell/Road (third exit, #31), turn right onto Covell, drive apprx. 1 mile then turn right onto F Street, turn right onto 14th Street. Veteran's Memorial Center is on the north (right) side, on 14th.

    Please choose and RESERVE your Lunch and refreshments now (vegetarian, turkey, or beef) through Paypal below! ($12 donation each needed to cover expenses).

    Lunch Choices
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    PAST CONFERENCES

    TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
    CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE AWARENESS CONFERENCE
    Co-sponsored by
    Incest Survivors Speakers' Bureau and
    California Protective Parents Association

    CHILDHOOD TRAUMA: Focusing on Solutions

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

    9:00 am - 5:30 pm
    Location: Veterans Memorial Center in Davis, CA
    203 E. 14th Street, Davis, CA 95616

    Conference was free--no-cost, registration optional

    * NOTE: Continuing Education units were available at costPDF flyer
    • Keynote Speaker: Wendy Murphy

      Wendy Murphy, JD, Attorney, author, and former child abuse/sexual abuse prosecutor specializing in the representation of crime victims, women and children.

    • Additional presenters included:

      • Special Guest: Johnna Janis star of documentary “Invisible Scars”

      • Jane Stevens, founder, ACEs Connection Network

      • Cherie Schroeder of Yolo County Foster and Kinship Care
      • Leanna Libolt, Melissa Vega, Alissa Sykes, MSW
      • Karleen Jakowski, MFT

    • Additional activities:

      • networking activities
      • survivor quilts on display

    As always, the Conference was offered at no-cost

    ADDITIONAL EVENTS

    May, 2014 -
    In collaboration with the Battered Mothers Custody Conference, we co-hosted several special events including fabulous speakers and trainings at the BMCC Conference (see below); activist protest marches; and lobbying, in Washington DC.

    BATTERED MOTHERS AND KIDS CUSTODY CONFERENCE 2014

    This conference was FREE to attend, moms invited!

    $10 charged for certification as an expert winess

    Fri, May 9, 9am- 5pm:
    • Child Custody Training for DV Advocates and Certification to Become a DV Expert Witness
    Sat, May 10, 9am- 5pm:
    • Mothering Under Duress with Joy Silberg, PhD.
      - How to mother children who are forced to live with abusers

    Lunches and refreshments for Friday and Saturday were reserved in advance.

    Read about May 11th and 12th activism and lobbying day activities on our Mother's Day Page!


    NINETEENTH ANNUAL NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
    CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE AWARENESS CONFERENCE
    Co-sponsored by Incest Survivors Speakers' Bureau and
    California Protective Parents Association

    NATIONAL SCANDAL: Family Courts Placing Children with Identified Sex Abusers

    Saturday, April 27, 2013

    9:30 am - 5:00 pm
    Location: Veterans Memorial Center in Davis, CA - (directions*)
    203 E. 14th Street, Davis, CA 95616

    Offered at NO-cost, NO-registration required.

    Optional CEU CREDITS
    • Keynote Speaker: Linda Barnard, PhD

      Dr. Linda Barnard will speak on the national scandal of family courts placing children with identified sex abusers.

      She is a licensed Marriage Family Therapist, in private practice in Sacramento since 1981 and has served as a trainer and consultant to various domestic violence programs in northern California since 1982.

    • Additional presentations included:

      • Geraldine Stahly, PhD and Nancy Steubner, MA, presented research findings. See Nancy's research thesis on Custody Outcomes for Protective Parents in Cases with Child Sexual Abuse

      • Kathleen Russell, Legislative Director of the Center for Judicial Excellence, discussed Garland Waller's documentary: No Way Out But One

      • Journalist Jane Stevens discussed the long term affects of child abuse, with focus on the ACE Studies

        • The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) studies by Kaiser Permanente and the Centers for Disease Control show that child sexual abuse as well as other types of childhood traumas prevent healthy development and have become a public health emergency

      • The Courageous Kids Network (CKN) presented Courageous Kid, Damon with his medal of honor!

      • Survivor Speaker Panel

      • Additional activities:

        • networking activities
        • survivor quilts displayed

    As always, the 2013 ISSB Conference was offered at no-cost and no-registration, so that all could attend, anonymously if desired.


    EIGHTEENTH ANNUAL NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
    CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE AWARENESS CONFERENCE
    Co-sponsored by The Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma (IVAT) at Alliant International University Incest Survivors Speakers' Bureau and California Protective Parents Association

    Healing the Sexually Abused Heart

    Saturday, April 28, 2012

    9:30 am - 5:00 pm
    Location: Veterans Memorial Center in Davis, CA
    203 E. 14th Street, Davis, CA 95616

    Offered at NO-cost, NO-registration required.

    Optional CE credits
    • Topic: Healing From Trauma: Clergy Abuse

      Dr. Jaime Romo will talk about the trauma healing process, particularly healing from clergy abuse.

      Dr. Jaime Romo is an educator, consultant, and author. He promotes healing from abuse and the prevention of child sexual abuse, particularly abuse by religious authorities or in the context of religious settings. For more about Dr. Romo, go to www.jaimeromo.com,

    • Additional activities:
      • networking activities
      • survivor quilts displayed

    The 2012 ISSB Conference was offered at no-cost and no-registration.


    SEVENTEENTH ANNUAL NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
    CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE AWARENESS CONFERENCE
    Co-sponsored by The Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma (IVAT) at Alliant International University Incest Survivors Speakers' Bureau and California Protective Parents Association

    Saturday, April 30, 2011

    9:30 am - 5:00 pm
    Location: Davis Senior Center in Davis, CA
    636 A Street, Davis, CA 95616

    Offered at NO-cost, NO-registration required.
    Optional CE credits
    • Topic: Trauma Model Therapy for Child Sexual Abuse

      Dr. Colin A. Ross, MD, trained attendees on the inspired techniques used successfully in his programs for patients with dual/multi-diagnosis. Trauma/sexual abuse survivors often suffer from depression, anxiety, dissociation, somatization, borderline personality, amnesias, self injury, substance abuse, eating disorders, and more. Dr. Ross's methods are tested and effective across the board for all of these conditions.

      Dr. Ross directs the Trauma Program at the Timberlawn Hospital in Dallas, Texas, and consults to Trauma Programs at the Forest View Hospital in Michigan, and the Del Amo Hospital in Torrance, California. He is the author of seven books on trauma and dissociation, has authored dozens of research articles, and has presented workshops all over the world, including in Australia and China. For more about Dr. Ross, go to www.rossinst.com,

    • Subtopics of the workshop included:

      • The Problem of Attachment to the Perpetrator in Child Abuse Victims

      • Long Term Effects of Child Abuse

      • A Trauma Model of Borderline Personality Disorder

      • A Dissociative Subtype of Schizophrenia

      • How to Choose a Trauma Therapist

      • Childhood Trauma and Eating Disorders


    • Rhonda Begos, an educator, musician, entertainer, professional speaker and advocate for children's and women's rights from Milwaukee, WI, will speak in the afternoon. She is a member of the popular, nationally known band, Streetlife, the official band of the Milwaukee Bucks.

    • Lunchtime viewing of Rhonda Begos's
      inspirational slide presentation

    • Additional activities:
      • networking activities
      • survivor quilts displayed

    NOTE Recommended text:
    The highly recommended optional textbook for this workshop, Trauma Model Therapy by Colin A. Ross, 2009, is a user-friendly 306 page paperback which contains assessment tools, instructions for scoring, much of the information that will be presented, and more. Available at Amazon.com and Manitou Communications for $24.95.

    The workshop was appropriate for therapists, survivors, friends, and relatives.

    NorCal Services for Deaf & Hard of Hearing provided Sign Language interpreters for the deaf and hard of hearing, so members of the Deaf Community could attend free of charge.


    SIXTEENTH ANNUAL NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
    CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE AWARENESS CONFERENCE
    Co-sponsored by The Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma (IVAT) at Alliant International University Incest Survivors Speakers' Bureau and California Protective Parents Association

    Friday & Saturday, April 9 & 10, 2010

    DAY ONE:
    Friday, April 9, 2010
    10:00 am - 4:30 pm
    Location: Sierra Health Foundation, 1321 Garden Hwy, Sacramento CA.
    Cost: $35 payable at the door (for one day only). Limited seating. No CEUs this year
    • Topic: Whistle Blower Children Film Festival

      "Whistleblowers frequently face reprisal - sometimes at the hands of (those) accused, sometimes from related organizations, and sometimes under law…It is probable that many people do not even consider blowing the whistle, not only because of fear of retaliation, but also because of fear of losing their relationships…" Wikipedia

    • Award winning documentaries :

      • Family Court Crisis: Our Children At Risk
        A powerful documentary of the civil war against children who report incest.


      • Pray the Devil Back to Hell
        The remarkable story of Liberian women who came together to end a civil war.


      • Effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences
        Two Cavalcade Productions films



    DAY TWO:
    Saturday, April 10, 2010
    9:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Location: Davis Senior Center in Davis, CA
    636 A Street, Davis, CA 95616
    Offered at no-cost and no-registration. No CEUs this year

    • Topic: WHISTLE BLOWER CHILDREN:
      What happens when children report sex abuse?

    • Keynote Speaker:

      • Robin Sax -
        Former LA Prosecutor who specialized in prosecuting child sex abuse cases, analyst and commentator for several national television shows, partner in the Justice Interrupted advocacy radio show, author of six books.



    • Lunchtime viewing of new video films

    • Afternoon Panels:
      • Yolo County District Attorney panel - discussing how child sex abuse cases should be handled.


      • West Coast Truth Commission - discussing how child sex abuse cases are handled in family courts.

  • Additional activities:
    • networking activities
    • letter-writing
    • survivor quilts displayed


    FIFTEENTH ANNUAL NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
    CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE AWARENESS CONFERENCE
    Co-sponsored by The Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma (IVAT) at Alliant International University and California Protective Parents Association

    Friday & Saturday, April 24 & 25, 2009

    DAY ONE:
    Friday, April 24, 2009
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Location: Sierra Health Foundation, 1321 Garden Hwy, Sacramento CA.
    Cost: $75 pre-registration (for Day One only)
    • Topic: Transforming Treatment: Symptoms, Substances, and Axis IV

    • Presenters:

      • Steve Mayberg, MD. - CA Dept. of Mental Health Director, &
      • Michael Cunningham - CA Dept. of Alchol & Drug Chief Deputy Director -

        participated in a panel presentation on effective treatment for people with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse symptoms


      • J. Randall Noblitt, Ph.D., Ann Jennings Ph.D., & Susan Curry MFT -
        presented evidence-based innovative approaches to treatment that can lead to improved outcomes, wellness, and recovery while providing social and cost savings



    DAY TWO:
    Saturday, April 25, 2009
    9:30 am - 5:00 pm
    At the Veterans' Memorial Center in Davis, CA
    Offered at no-cost and no-registration.

    • Topic: RITUAL ABUSE in the 21st CENTURY

    • Keynote Speaker:

      • Randy Noblitt, Ph.D. -

        What is ritual abuse? How does it happen? What is the evidence? How do survivors heal?

        Ritual Abuse in the 21st Century, edited by clinical psychologist Randy Noblitt Ph.D. and Pamela Perskin Noblitt, is a sweeping overview of the subject of ritual abuse by an international, multi-disciplinary team of writers, researchers, therapists and survivors.

        Dr. Noblitt discussed the evidence of ritual abuse, international research data from over 1,500 survivors, efforts to discredit allegations made by survivors, and the psychological, behavioral and physical devastation left by such abuse.



    • Nw video films presented during lunchtime:

    • Afternoon Panels: Author-Survivors of ritual abuse focused discussion on pathways to wellness and recovery -

      • Pamela Noblitt, co-author with Dr. Noblitt of Cult and Ritual Abuse: Its History, Anthropology and Recent Discovery in Contemporary America

      • Jeanne Adams, author of Drawn Swords

      • Anne Davis, author of Hell Minus One
  • Additional activities:
    • networking activities
    • letter-writing
    • survivor quilts displayed


    FOURTEENTH ANNUAL NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
    CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE AWARENESS CONFERENCE

    Co-sponsored by the Incest Survivors Speakers' Bureau, and California Protective Parents Association

    Friday & Saturday, April 11 & 12, 2008
    9:30am - 5:00pm

    DAY ONE:
    Friday, April 11, 2008
    Location: Sierra Health Foundation, 1321 Garden Hwy, Sacramento CA.
    Cost: $90 pre-registration (for Day One only)
    • Topic: Innovative Treatment: A Paradigm Shift

    • Keynote Speakers:

      • Charles Whitfield, M.D. -
        psychiatrist & author on the subject of mental health, with an innovative & contemporary approach to wellness & recovery

      • Steve Mayberg, MD. - CA Dept. of Mental Health Director


      • Michael Cunningham - CA Dept. of Alchol & Drug Chief Deputy Director


      • J. Randall Noblitt, Ph.D., Wanda Karriker, Ph.D., & Pam Perskin - author/psychologists


    • Lunchtime viewing of new videos:
      "Stories of Survival: Domestic Violence & Child Custody"
      "Family Court Crisis: Our Children at Risk"

    DAY TWO:
    Saturday, April 12, 2008
    At the Veterans' Memorial Center in Davis, CA
    Offered at no-cost and no-registration.

    • Topic: INCEST: The Ultimate Betrayal

    • Keynote Speakers:

      • Jessica Hendra -
        actress/author ("Dejar" in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) discussed her books & exposure of her own family's secrets.

      • Wanda Karriker, Ph.D. - Research on Extreme Abuse


    • Lunchtime viewing of new video films:
      "Stories of Survival: Domestic Violence & Child Custody"
      "Family Court Crisis: Our Children at Risk"

    • Afternoon Panels:

      • Courageous Kids/Protective Parents -
        Panel Chair: Karen Anderson, Director of CA Protective Parents Association

      • Are Incest Victims Safer Since the "Incest Exception" was Removed? -
        Panel: Law Enforcement & Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Agencies -
          • Seth Goldstein, Child Abuse Forensic Institute
          • Jim Provenza, Special Assistant DA for LA District Attorneys Association
          • Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center (SADVC)
          • Women Escaping a Violent Environment (WEAVE)
          • Actress Allison Arngrim (“Nellie” in Little House on the Prairie) representing the National Association to Protect Children (PROTECT)
          • Betsy Salkind, comedian/activist discussing PROTECT Project accomplishments

      • Additional activities:
        • Carolyn Lehman will receive an award for her book Strong At Heart

        • Music that "soothes as it heals" by International recording artist Karie Hillery

        • networking activities
        • letter-writing
        • survivor quilts displayed


        SATURDAY, APRIL 12, 2008 7:30 pm BOOK SIGNING:
        A book signing event was held at the Avid Reader, 617 Second Street in Davis with Jessica Hendra and Carolyn Lehman. More information will be available at www.avidreaderbooks.com.

      THIRTEENTH ANNUAL NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
      CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE AWARENESS CONFERENCE

      Co-sponsored by the Incest Survivors Speakers' Bureau, California Protective Parents Association &
      Hearts Home Foundation

      Saturday, April 7, 2007, 9:30am - 5:00pm
      At the Veterans' Memorial Center in Davis, CA

      This conference was offered at no-cost and no-registration. Continuing education units were offered.

      • Topic: The Abuse Survivor Movement & the Backlash

      • Keynote Speakers:

        • James Randall Noblitt, Ph.D. & Pamela Perskin -
          authors of Cult and Ritual Abuse: Its History, Anthropology, & Recent Discovery in Contemporary America

          They discussed the “False Memory Syndrome” and its junior version “Parental Alienation Syndrome,” along with the lukewarm media attention to child abuse and how this impacts reporting/litigating child abuse cases.

      • Lunchtime viewing of the video:
        "The Lasting Impact of Childhood Trauma"

      • Afternoon Panels:

        • Child Abuse or Alienation? You Be the Judge -
          Panel Chair: Karen Anderson, Executive Director of CA Protective Parents Association

        • The Safe Child Coalition: Proposed Solutions -
          Panel Chair: Meera Fox, Executive Director of Child Abuse Solutions, Inc.

      • Additional activities:
        • Courageous Kids Pizza Party Celebration! 5-7:00 pm
          Music by Dennis, Peter, & friends
        • networking activities
        • letter-writing
        • survivor quilts displayed

      CEU and MCLE credits were offered through Alliant University's Institute of Violence, Abuse and Trauma (formerly Family Violence and Sexual Assault Institute).

      * * *   There was also a special invitation for participation in:    * * *

      A DAY WITH CALIFORNIA LEGISLATORS
      Friday April 6, 2007, 10:30am-3:00pm



      OTHER EVENTS

      A DAY WITH CALIFORNIA LEGISLATORS

      Friday April 6, 2007
      10:30am to 3:00pm

      Safe Child Coalition members met with Legislators and their aides at the California State Capitol, 10th and L Streets, Sacramento, CA 95814. Children placed with abusers by Family Court were invited to give victim impact statements.

      The public was invited to briefly meet with CA Senator and Assembly Member (or the aides who specialize in domestic violence and child abuse issues) in their district offices with their one-page case summaries ready. Legislators need to know that Family Court endangers children. You can find your Legislator at www.leginfo.ca.gov/yourleg.html


      June 14-16, 2007: San Francisco, CA
      September 13-15, 2007: San Diego, CA

      CONDUCTING CHILD CUSTODY EVALUATIONS
      IN THE BEST INTERESTS OF THE CHILD

      Training content was designed for and Continuing Education Credits and were available to all psychologists, counselors, nurses, LCSWs and attorneys. These trainings satisfy requirements for custody evaluator training [CA Rules of Court #5.225 and 5.230].

      8-hour Annual Advanced Update
      Child Custody Evaluator Training:
      Saturday 8am to 5:30pm
      June 16 in San Francisco; Sept 15 in San Diego

      4-hour Annual Update Domestic Violence Training:
      Friday 1:30 to 5:00pm
      June 15 in San Francisco; Sept 14 in San Diego

      20-hour Initial Child Custody Evaluator Training
      Thursday - Saturday 8am to 5:30pm
      June 14-16 in San Francisco; Sept 13-15 in San Diego

      Presented by Child Abuse Solutions, Inc., in collaboration with Alliant International University’s Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma (IVAT).

      For more information on Conducting Child Custody Evaluations Training, please call 510- 521-0438 or visit www.childabusesolutions.com




    TWELFTH ANNUAL NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
    CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE AWARENESS CONFERENCE

    DAY ONE:
    Co-sponsored by the Incest Survivors Speakers' Bureau & California Protective Parents Association

    Sunday, April 2, 2006, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
    • Topic: The Healing Power of Words

    • Keynote Speakers:

      • Carolyn Lehman, Award Winning Author - her newest book: Strong at the Heart, helps teens heal from sexual abuse

      • Molly Fisk, Award Winning Poet

    • Lunchtime viewing of the PBS Documentary:
      "Breaking the Silence: Children’s Stories"

    • Afternoon Panels:

      • Protective Parents & Courageous Kids Speak Out

      • How to Make Change Happen

        • Presentations by coalition members who lobbied successfully to remove the CA incest exception. Invitee: CA Senator Jim Battin, author of SB 33 The Miracle Bill

        • Legislative update and positive actions for CA protective parents

    • Additional activities:
      • networking activities
      • letter-writing
      • survivor quilts on display


    DAY TWO:
    TWELFTH ANNUAL NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
    CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE AWARENESS CONFERENCE

    Tuesday, April 4, 2006, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

    • Introductions by:

      • Kathryn Jett, Director of CA Dept. of Alcohol & Drug Programs, &

      • Steve Mayberg, PhD, Director of CA Dept. of Mental Health

    • Topic: Counterintuitive Approaches to Treatment
      Innovative treatment methods for addressing complex psychological/social/physiological problems

    • Steve Frankel, JD, PhD.

    • Sally Wood, PhD


    ELEVENTH ANNUAL NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
    CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE AWARENESS CONFERENCE,

    DAY ONE:
    Co-sponsored by the Incest Survivors Speakers' Bureau & California Protective Parents Association

    Saturday, April 2, 2005, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
    At the Veterans' Memorial Center in Davis, CA

    Opening address was by Laurie Jones, JD MBA, and Mayor of Davis, Ruth Asmundson.

    • Topic: The Link Between Childhood Obesity & Teenage Substance Abuse

    • Keynote Speaker: Karen Hawthorne, Ph.D.

    • Optional: Danielle Duperette, Ph.D. - Trauma release technique

    • ACE Study: Childhood Trauma & Adult Health discussion

    • Effective action workshop - Melissa Knight & Betsy Salkind

    • Eat, Drink & Be Numb - panel & discussion co-chaired by Andrea Ransdall, M.S., R.D. & Karen Hawthorne, Ph.D.

    • Closing music by Andrea Ransdall & Rose

    • Additional activities:
      • networking activities
      • letter-writing
      • survivor quilts on display

    EVENING ENTERTAINMENT: Café Italia dinner, comedy by Betsy Salkind, raffle drawing, & dancing to classic rock by Peter, Dennis & Friends

    Day One was a no-cost and no-registration conference, supported in part by a grant from CA HealthCare Foundation. Continuing education units were offered.

    DAY TWO:
    ELEVENTH ANNUAL NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
    CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE AWARENESS CONFERENCE

    Sunday, April 3, 2005, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

    • Child Custody Scandal Cases:
      What's Happening in Family Court?

      • Karen Anderson, Director, CA Protective Parents Assoc.

      • Video-Small Justice: Little Justice in America's Family Courts

      • Courageous Kids Network & presentations of awards

      • Karen Anderson/Geri Stahly - workshop What Next?

    Day TWO of this conference was offered at no-cost and no-registration. Continuing education units were offered.

    Location: Davis Public Library, 315 E 14th Street, Davis, just down the street from The Veteran's Memorial Center.


    DAY THREE:
    ELEVENTH ANNUAL NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
    CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE AWARENESS CONFERENCE

    Monday, April 4, 2005, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

    • Trauma and Recovery: Transforming Treatment
      for people with co-occurring disorders

      • Kathryn Jett, Director, Department of Alcohol & Drug Programs

      • Steve Mayberg, Ph.D., Director , Department of Mental Health

      • Presenter: Elke Rechberger, Ph.D.

    Day THREE of this conference required a small cost and pre-registration which included CEUs.

    Location: Sierra Health Foundation, 1321 Garden Hwy, Sacramento CA.


    CONCURRENT ASSOCIATE TRAININGS:

    FOUR-HOUR ANNUAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE UPDATE TRAINING FOR CUSTODY EVALUATORS

    Saturday, April 2, 2005, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    At the Davis Lutheran Church, 317 E 8th Street, Davis CA

    Presented by Linda Barnard, Ph.D., a nationally recognized expert in domestic violence

    Topics included:

    • Update of legislation regarding domestic violence

    • Update of current research and literature particularly related to the impact of exposure to domestic violence on children

    • Review of national guidelines for judges in assessing custody evaluations in cases with domestic violence

    • Assessment tools, resources, and information appropriate for evaluations

    • Case studies

    • New trends in the field of domestic violence and batterer treatment

    • Ethical issues & guidelines

    4 hrs CE credits (includes ethics) for Psychologists, Counselors, Nurses, LCSWs and MFTs.


    CONDUCTING CUSTODY EVALUATIONS IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE CHILD:
    Techniques, New Legal and Ethical Requirements, and Child Sexual Abuse Issues

    Sunday, April 3, 2005, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    At the Davis Lutheran Church, 317 E 8th Street, Davis CA

    Presented by Child Abuse Solutions, Inc. in collaboration with the Family Violence & Sexual Assault Institute (FVSAI)

    Presenters:

    • Megan Lehmer, Ph.D., President, San Francisco Psychological Association

    • Meera Fox, Esq., Executive Director, Child Abuse Solutions, Inc

    • Geraldine Butts Stahly, Ph.D., Cal State University, San Bernardino

    • Seth Goldstein, Esq., Executive Director, Child Abuse Forensic Institute

    • Karen Hawthorne, Ph.D., CA School of Professional Psychology, Alliant IU

    This course satisfied CA State requirements for 8-hr annual training updates for all Custody Evaluators; 8 hours of continuing education credit for Psychologists Counselors, Nurses. MFTs, LCSWs, and 8 hours of MCLEs for Attorneys.



    TENTH ANNUAL NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
    CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE AWARENESS CONFERENCE, Part 1

    co-sponsored by the Incest Survivors Speakers' Bureau & California Protective Parents Association

    Sunday, April 4, 2004, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

    Opening address by Laurie Jones, JD MBA, presentations honoring Senator Deborah Ortiz by Legislative Coalition to Prevent Child Abuse and Assemblywoman Lois Wolk by ISSBYC, brief addresses by Senators Mike Machado and Sheila Kuehl, and Assemblymember Darrell Steinberg

    • Topic: Men in Robes

    • Keynote Speaker: Davis Clohessy, President, Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP)
      • Presentation on abuse by Catholic priests

    • Melissa Knight, Director Legislative Coalition to Prevent Child Abuse

    • Jeanne Adams, Director of Mr. Light & Associates; and
    • Deborah Parker
      • Presentation on ritual abuse

    • Karen Anderson, Director CA Protective Parents Association and the Courageous Kids Network
      • presention on the effects on children who are placed with their identified perpetrators by family court

    • Closing music by Andrea Ransdall, Niid, and Rose

    • Additional activities:
      • networking activities
      • letter-writing
      • survivor quilts on display
    SPECIAL EVENT: Dinner and music from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on April 4, immediately following the conference. This event was in celebration of ISSBYC's Tenth Anniversary and honor Rotary Club of Davis. Catered by Café Italia and music by Scarlett Huber van Horn.

    Part 1 of this conference was no-cost, no-registration. The conference received an Assembly Resolution for excellence in 2004 from Assemblymember Lois Wolk.

    DAY TWO:
    TENTH ANNUAL NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
    CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE AWARENESS CONFERENCE, Part 2

    Monday, April 5, 2004, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
    • Topic: Trauma and Recovery from Ritual/Sexual Abuse
      • Jeanne Adams, Director of Mr. Light and Associates and Deborah Parker
      • Arlton Jackson MFT, specialist in counseling women victims of childhood sexual abuse
      • Survivor panel: Jeanne, Deborah, Connie, Niid, Jo
    Part 2 of the conference included pre-registration and a charge of $75 for CEU credit costs.



    NINTH ANNUAL NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
    CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE AWARENESS CONFERENCE

    co-sponsored by the Incest Survivors Speakers' Bureau & California Protective Parents Association

    Sunday, April 12, 2003, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

    • Topic: Which Court Best Protects Sexually Abused Children? The Answer May Surprise You

    • Opening address by Laurie Jones, JD, MBA and presentation of award to Cameron Handley, director of the Yolo County Multi-Disciplinary Interview Center and to Boston Phoenix investigative reporter Kristen Lombardi for her expose of the priest sex abuse and family court scandals

    Keynote Speakers:
    • Attorney Keith Perkins
      • Civil tort litigator from Never Again Foundation

    • Nationally-known attorneys:
      Richard Ducote & Seth Goldstein
      • discussed the failure of family & criminal courts to protect sexually abused children, & their $135 million lawsuit on behalf of a now adult woman against court-appointees whom she believes deliberately refused to protect her from child physical abuse.

    • Professor Geraldine Stahly, PhD
      • discussed findings from her national survey of parents who are attempting to protect their children from sexual abuse.

    • Special guest Kristen Lombardi, Boston Phoenix reporter
      • whose work on the priest-abuse crisis in Boston began in March 2001 and continued until Cardinal Law resigned in December 2002. She then began coverage of the family court scandal.

    • Additional activities:
      • networking activities
      • letter-writing
      • survivor quilts on display
    Pre-Conference Film Viewing: Friday, April 11, 2003 at 2:00 pm
    • Garland Waller's award-winning film SMALL JUSTICE, about the problems in family courts, at the Davis Public Library: 14th & B Streets, Davis, CA


    EIGHTH ANNUAL NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
    CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE AWARENESS CONFERENCE

    co-sponsored by the Incest Survivors Speakers' Bureau & California Protective Parents Association

    Sunday, April 7, 2002, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

    • Topic: Trauma And Recovery- Medical Consequences & Healing From Adverse Childhood Experiences

    • Opening address by moderator Laurie Jones, JD, MBA and Shannon Smith MD


    • Keynote Speaker: Vincent Felitti, MD
      • Chief of the Department of Preventive Medicine, Kaiser Permanente, San Diego, CA
      • Researcher on the long-term medical consequences of childhood sexual abuse & other forms of adverse childhood experiences

    • Speakers and Discussion Panel:
      • Survivors of severe childhood abuse describing their healing process & it's effect on their physical & emotional health

    • Additional activities:
      • networking activities
      • letter-writing
      • survivor quilts on display



    SEVENTH ANNUAL NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
    CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE AWARENESS CONFERENCE

    co-sponsered by the Incest Survivors Speakers' Bureau

    Saturday, April 7, 2001, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

    • Topic: Are Children's Reports of Sexual Abuse Minimized or Ignored If So, Why?

    • Opening address by Bud Wolf, Davis Rotary Club and moderator Laurie Jones, JD, MBA


    • Speakers:
      • Judith Reisman, PhD
        • author of Kinsley: Crimes and Consequences
        • described the effects of Alfred Kinsley's fraudulent research on society and law

      • Robert Geffner, PhD
        • author
        • judicial educator
        • expert witness & private evaluator of court evaluations
        • Director of Family Violence & Sexual Assualt Institute, San Diego, CA
        • discussed legal issues in child sex abuse cases

    • Additional Speakers:
      • Mia White, PhD
      • Alanna Krause, teen who ran from custodian father
      • Sheryl Patterson, Attorney


    • Additional activities:
      • networking activities
      • letter-writing
      • survivor quilts on display



    SIXTH ANNUAL NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
    CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE AWARENESS CONFERENCE

    co-sponsered by the Incest Survivors Speakers' Bureau

    Saturday, April 8, 2000, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    • Topic: Child Sexual Abuse and Professional Ethics

    • Opening address by moderator Laurie Jones, JD, MBA


    • Keynote Speaker: Prof. John E. Myers, McGeorge Law School
      • national expert on evidence in child sex abuse cases
      • author of law textbook & "A Mother's Nightmare, Incest"
      • family law court impact on protecting sexually abused children

    • Speakers and Discussion Panel:
      • Neil Brick - memory recovery
      • Karen Anderson - mother whose children are in full custody of man they state molested them
      • Linda Barnard,PhD - custody evaluator and expert witness in domestic violence cases

    • Additional activities:
      • networking activities
      • letter-writing
      • survivor quilts on display



    FIFTH ANNUAL NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
    CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE AWARENESS CONFERENCE

    co-sponsered by the Incest Survivors Speakers' Bureau

    Saturday, April 17, 1999, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

    • Topic: The Hidden Holocaust, from Horror to Healing: Ritual Abuse and it's after-effects

    • Opening address by Laurie Jones, JD, MBA

    • Speakers:
      • Molly Fisk, editor and award winning poet
      • Pastor Jim Kitchens, Davis Community Church
      • Paul Chrissy, Solano County Child Abuse Prevention Council

    • Additional activities:
      • networking activities
      • letter-writing
      • survivor quilts on display



    FOURTH ANNUAL NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
    CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE AWARENESS CONFERENCE

    co-sponsered by the Incest Survivors Speakers' Bureau

    April 4, 1998

    • Topic: An Ounce of Prevention

    • Opening address by moderator Laurie Jones, JD, MBA


    • Keynote Speaker: Syrus Devers, Legislative Aide to Legislator Sheila Kuehl
      • presentation on recent California laws designed to better protect children

    • Sharon Ito, special guest speaker from Channel 10
      • presentation on Prevention by Education Through the Media, and her experiences producing the story of twin boys who were placed in the custody of their convicted sex offender father

    • Panel presentation on prevention of child abuse by:
      • Jean Jordan from Yolo County Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Center
      • Mary Jo Bryan from Yolo Connections
      • Staci Haines from San Francisco Generation Five, Stopping Incest in Five Generations
      • Linda Kimura from Sacramento Sutter Women's & Children's Services Creating Healthy Environments for Children (CHEC)

    • Survivor panel by:
      • Karla Grant; Armand Lareau; & Sandy Dubois

    • Protective parent panel by:
      • Kathy Justi; Teresa Gardiner; and Robin Yeamans

    • Focus groups on how to prevent child sexual abuse

    • Music by the Sacramento Women's Chorus



    THIRD ANNUAL NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
    CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE AWARENESS CONFERENCE

    co-sponsered by the Incest Survivors Speakers' Bureau

    March 1, 1997

    • Topic: Personal Recovery; Community Recovery

    • Opening address by Davis Mayor Lois Wolk and moderator Laurie Jones, JD, MBA

    • Speakers:
      • Sally Wood, Ph.D.
        • presentation on What is Trauma Therapy and How Can it Help?

      • Kathy Dreyer
        • presentation on Healing from Severe Trauma

    • Panel presentation by:
      • Randy Tryon, Cache Creek Lodge
      • Judy Tischer, Yolo County Sexual Assaualt & Domestic Violence Center
      • Tamara Navarro, Ph.D., Sierra Children's Home

    • Survivor panel by:
      • Kerry Leigh Ellison, educator & writer
      • Susanne McLennon, psychiatric technicial & legal advocate
      • Roz Beasley, protective mother

    • Music by Susan C.



    SECOND ANNUAL NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
    CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE AWARENESS CONFERENCE, Part 1

    co-sponsered by the Incest Survivors Speakers' Bureau

    February 10, 1996

    • Topic: The Body Remembers

    • Opening address by Davis Mayor Dave Rosenberg, moderated by Laurie Jones, JD, MBA

    • Speakers:
      • Shannon Smith, MD, Woodland Clinic Medical Group Family Practice physician
        • presentation on the physiological aftereffects of child sexual abuse

      • Cathy Neuhauser, Ph.D., Woodland Clinic Medical Group Psychotherapist
        • presentation on the psychological aftereffects of child sexual abuse

    • Showing of the film True/Not True

    • Survivor/Therapist panel

    • Music by the Sacramento Women's Chorus



    SECOND ANNUAL NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
    CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE AWARENESS CONFERENCE, Part 2

    co-sponsered by the Incest Survivors Speakers' Bureau

    February 17, 1996

    • Topic: It Takes a Whole Village to Raise a Child

    • Opening address by Woodland Mayor Gary Sandy and moderator Andrea R.

    • Keynote Speaker: Heidi Herzig
      • Survivor of childhood sexual abuse who successfully prosecuted her perpetrators

    • Agency panel presentation by:
      • Woodland Police Department
      • Yolo County Sheriff's Department
      • Office of the District Attorney
      • Department of Social Services

    • Showing of the film True/Not True

    • Presentation by Patty Jiles
      • Survivor of childhood sexual abuse who was abused by a therapist and had a successful agency response to that crime

    • Treatment resource panel presentation by speakers from:
      • The Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Center
      • Progress Ranch
      • FamiliesFirst
      • Incest Survivors Anonymous

    ISSBYC was told that this was the first time the various local agencies had ever come together for a presentation, and there was a great deal of gratitude expressed.


    FIRST ANNUAL CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE
    AWARENESS CONFERENCE

    co-sponsered by the Incest Survivors Speakers' Bureau

    January 28, 1995

    • Topic: Once Upon A Time

    • Opening address by Davis Mayor Dave Rosenberg

    • Therapist panel discussed signs & symptoms of sexual abuse, coordinated by:
      • Mick Rogers, LCSW
      • Yolo County Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Center

    • Survivor Panel presentation
    • Father Bernie Bush
      • discussed the history and realities of ritual abuse

    • the first survivor quilt was displayed



    FUTURE CONFERENCES

    Our annual NORTHERN CALIFORNIA CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE AWARENESS CONFERENCE is held in April. Check back for details or contact us for more information.





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