BREAKING THE CYCLE OF ABUSE CONFERENCE


April 6, 2018

OUR PRESENTERS

David Bernard, MD

Timothy Birt, MS, MPA, LPC, LMFT, NCC, CCMHC

Sarah Cabler, LPC, NCC

Professor of Pediatrics, University of Alabama Birmingham
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Children’s Services Manager, Safeplace
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Director & Therapist, Counseling and Therapy Services
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Richard E. Guerry, BA

LouAnn Hubbard, MSN, CRNP, P-SANE

Gail Fowler, MA

Founder and Executive Director, Institute for Responsible Online and Cell Phone Communication
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General Practice
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Violence Intervention Program Manager, Safeplace
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Bryan McIntyre, BSW, MDiv

Mary Cron McIntyre

Elizabeth Huntley, JD

North Alabama United Methodist Conference
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Survivor and Speaker
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Attorney at Lightfoot, Franklin, & White, LLC; Author, More Than a Bird
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Brock Sellers, LICSW, PIP

James Robinson, MA Ed, BA

APAC Training Specialist, Children’s Aid Society
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Founder and Chief Executive Officer of GLBT Advocacy & Youth Services, Inc
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OUR SCHEDULE

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8:00 - 9:00 AM​
Registration/Networking/Refreshments

Opening Keynote Address - 1 CE Hour
• Adverse Childhood Experiences - Gail Fowler & Sarah Cabler


Break


Concurrent Workshops- 1.5 CE Hour each
• Using Childhood Experiences for Positive Change in Adults Experiencing Domestic Violence - Gail Fowler
• How to Teach Positive Use of Technology & Prevent Digital Abuse and Exploitation - Richard E. Guerry
• Healing Adult Partnerships Impacted by History of Child Abuse - Bryan McIntyre & Mary Cron McIntyre
• Ethical Practice: Hazards and Helps for Clinicians in Rural Settings: Part 1 - Timothy Birt
• Bullying and Harassment of LGBTQ Youth - James Robinson
• Child Abuse Medical Evaluation: Myth vs Reality - David Bernard


Dismissed for Lunch


Mid-Day Keynote Address- 1 CE Hour
• The Importance of Teaching Abuse Warning Signs - Elizabeth L. Huntley


Break


Concurrent Workshops- 1.5 CE Hour each
• The Impact of Adverse Childhood Events - Sarah Cabler
• How to Teach Positive Use of Technology & Prevent Digital Abuse and Exploitation - Richard E. Guerry (REPEAT OF MORNING WORKSHOP)
• Healing Adult Partnerships Impacted by History of Child Abuse - Bryan McIntyre & Mary Cron McIntyre (REPEAT OF MORNING WORK-SHOP)
• Ethical Practice: Hazards and Helps for Clinicians in Rural Settings: Part 2 - Timothy Birt
• Bullying and Harassment of LGBTQ Youth - James Robinson (REPEAT OF MORNING WORKSHOP)
• Why a Pediatric Sexual Abuse Nurse Examiner (P-SANE)? - LouAnn Hubbard


Break


Closing Keynote- 1 CE Hour
• Heartfelt Service: The Antidote to Stress, Burnout, and Compassion Fatigue - Brock Sellers


Conclusion - Sign Out - Pick up Certificates


Maximum CE Hours available per person—6 CE Hours


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PRESENTATION DETAILS
Adverse Childhood Experiences
Gail Fowler & Sarah Cabler Bevill Building—Auditorium

Safeplace developed prevention programs for adults and children based on the outcomes of the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACES). The ACES guides the development and implementa-tion of programs to help children and adults avoid negative out-comes associated with domestic violence (DV)
 Identify resources and understand strategies for building resili-ence with victims of DV to overcome negative experiences
 Understand ways to implement knowledge of ACES as a way to build trauma sensitive approach
 Understand outcomes of ACES and how this relates to children, victims, and perpetrators of DV


Bullying and Harassment of LGBTQ Youth
James Robinson Health Science Building—K42

Learn about unique circumstances of sexual and gender minority youth as victims of violence. Leave with a basic understanding of expanding terminology to describe these populations, a summary of unique cultural considerations, and legal protections.
 Review and gain fuller understanding of LGBTQIAAPP+ terms
 Appreciate the unique considerations involved in serving LGBTQ youth
 Applicable legal protections for LGBTQ identifying youth
 Recognize methods to support LGBTQ victims of violence and prevent various forms of bullying and harassment experienced by this population


Child Abuse Medical Evaluation: Myth v. Reality
David Bernard Health Science Building—K45

Common mythologies associated with child abuse will be explored for the purpose of education the audience re: evaluation findings in children. Both medical and non-medical professionals will under-stand the interface with the medical community, limitations of the medical examination, and medical resources needed in cases of child abuse.
 Understand the importance of the medical exam as part of the healing process for children and families
 Discuss the essential elements of a properly performed medical examination
 Explore common presentations of child abuse and when to sus-pect abuse
 Discuss the interface between the medical and non-medical provider when working with children suspected to have been abused


Ethical Practice: Hazards and Helps for Clinicians in Rural Settings—Part 1 & 2
Timothy Birt Bevill Building—B205/B206

Explore and apply NBCC ethical codes & conduct standards and AL code standards in professional counseling; apply decision making models related to counseling practice; specifically apply ethical de-cision making to address unique challenges of clinical practice in rural settings
 Learn ethical statutes, codes, regulations, and standards of professional counseling and work including NBCC ethical code and conduct standards
 Explore ethical principles from ethical decision making models and guidelines, and the ethical challenges of practice in rural settings
 Apply ethical principles and standards in formulating responses to theoretical case examples from clinical practice with a focus on the challenges of practice in rural settings


Healing Adult Partnerships Impacted by History of Child Abuse
Bryan McIntyre & Mary Cron McIntyre
Health Science Building—K1

Multiple studies of child sexual abuse find that about 1 in 10 girls and boys have experienced some form of sexual abuse by age 18. Resulting secrecy, irrational self-blame, and fear of intimacy can sabotage adult partnerships. Based on personal experience and extensive training, the presenters describe how affected partner-ships can recover and thrive.
 Choosing non-judgmental, effective treatment options
 Making referrals and coordinating services between secular and pastoral counselors using faith oriented practices such as The Transformation Ministry Process
 Identifying child abuse/neglect prevention and intervention practices to be implemented within their professional practice, family and faith community
 Recognizing issues and symptoms outside their scope of pasto-ral counseling or secular clinical practice and referring such cas-es to qualified professionals


Heartfelt Service: The Antidote to Stress, Burnout, and Compassion Fatigue
Brock Sellers Bevill Building—Auditorium

Fresh and hopeful perspective on stress, burnout, and compassion fatigue. Move beyond self-care strategies and techniques to more fundamental understanding of the “servant’s heart and mind” , the missing link to well-being and resilience. Begin to realize potential to serve others from a place of peace, joy, and contentment with-out wear and tear so often present in helping professions.
 Explore the nature of “heartfelt service” and bridge its universal aspects between professions and roles
 Explore the nature of stress, burnout, and compassion fatigue; as well as common myths and anomalies related to these
 Illustrate the inverse proportion between heartfelt service, stress, burnout, and compassion fatigue
 Establish a foundation for having more impact with less effort & less wear and tear on the helper


How to Teach Positive Use of Technology & Prevent Digital Abuse & Exploitation
Richard E. Guerry Health Science Building—Computer Lab

This high energy presentation will teach and motivate responsible use of digital tools to clients, families, and professionals. Counse-lors will learn how to teach children and families sustainable cyber-safety mindfulness, and the concept of digital legacy.
 Gain insights into dangerous digital situations; develop cyber-danger prevention strategies for themselves & client/patients.
 Reduce risk of child/adolescent clients and patients becoming a victim of harassment, cyberbullying, digital exploitation, or so-cial-media assault.
 Create a culture of digital consciousness in child/adolescent clients and patients
 Eliminate myths of anonymity, social privacy, and ephemeral technologies to reduce risk of clients/patients becoming victims of digital abuse


The Impact of Adverse Childhood Events
Sarah Cabler Health Science Building—K3

Safeplace has developed prevention programs for adults and chil-dren based on the outcomes of the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACES). ACES guides development and implementation of programs to help children and adults avoid negative outcomes as-sociated with domestic violence (DV)
 View children’s emotional reactions to documented adverse experiences as typical during initial clinical assessments leading to treatment design and/or referral recommendations
 Understand basis for childhood resilience as secure attachment in order to plan and facilitate effective clinical interventions an/or appropriate referrals for client/patient
 Review case studies in order to compare factors contributing to positive and negative treatment outcomes
 Understand the effectiveness of the Trauma Informed Ap-proach as a treatment model in cases involving adverse child-hood experiences


The Importance of Teaching Abuse Warning Signs
Elizabeth L. Huntley Bevill Building—Auditorium

As a child sexual abuse survivor, Liz did not open up about her ex-perience until she became a young adult. She will share how even children that appear happy, like her, are reluctant to report inap-propriate or “grooming” behavior because they are not aware of a potential perpetrator’s intentions. Importance of abuse prevention will be discussed.
 Recognizing emotional and intellectual reactions of child abuse victims as primary focus of abuse prevention education efforts
 Speaker’s history will be described to illustrate how childhood perceptions & fears impede disclosure or asking for assistance
 Grooming behavior by sexual perpetrators will be viewed through the speaker’s first-person recollections
 Multidisciplinary approaches to child abuse prevention educa-tion will be proposed


Using Childhood Experiences for Positive Change in Adults Experiencing DV
Gail Fowler Health Science Building—K3

Safeplace has developed prevention programs for adults and chil-dren based on the outcomes of the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACES). This workshop demonstrates effective intervention with parents/guardians of children exposed to DV
 View Maslov’s Hierarchy of Needs theory will be re-examined through ACES findings to develop effective clinical interventions and improved outcomes
 Participants will self-assess for adverse childhood experiences and re-evaluate their clinical approach to DV related treatment issues in light of resulting insights
 Relationship between childhood stress and brain development will be analyzed and employed to illustrate critical elements of parenting that lead to resilience building in children


Why a Pediatric Sexual Abuse Nurse Examiner (P-SANE)?
LouAnn Hubbard Health Science Building—K45

The vital role of P-SANE practitioners remains unfamiliar to many professionals involved in suspected child sexual abuse reporting, referral, investigation, prosecution, and prevention. This multi-disciplinary explanation by a P-SANE will include valuable insights gained through a rural medical practitioner’s late career entry into this key prevention role
 Familiarize multi-disciplinary professional with P-SANE training in evidence based medical procedures and clinical practices designed to avoid retraumatizing children during exam
 Recognizing role of pediatric sexual assault exam as integral to forensic process and multidisciplinary services
 Appreciate and address emotional aspects of sexual assault exam for the child, parent/guardian, and the P-SANE
 Via insights of presenter’s late career entry to P-SANE role, multidisciplinary professionals will assess their approach to the child abuse prevention and intervention field

THE LOCATION

Bevill Business and Community Center
1333 Military Street South
Hamilton, AL 35570

 

OUR SPONSORS

Northwest Alabama Mental Health Center
Bevill State Community College
Marion County Department of Human Resources
Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Marion County Office
University of North Alabama, Counseling Department
Alabama Chapter of American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children
Cramer Child Advocacy Center
Journal Record
City of Hamilton
Hamilton City Chamber of Commerce
3M Corporation
WMTY TV Station, Channels 24 & 46, Hamilton Cable Channel 5
(Area residents may watch these channels for selected conference speakers)