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Conference Agenda

Please note: Workshops and Presenters are subject to change

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 

Thursday, September 20, 2012 

Friday, September 21, 2012

Wednesday September 19, 2012

7:00AM - 8:00AM

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00AM - 9:30AM

Opening Keynote

9:30AM - 9:45AM


9:45AM - 11:15AM "Flesh The Movie" - Screening Room

Assessing and Addressing Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking in a Local Context
Kendra Penry

Assessment of Domestic Violence Cases Supporting Offender Accountability, Victim Safety, and Effective Response
Karen Neill, Ph.D., R.N., SANE-A

Preparing Children for the Legal Process in Sexual Assault and Family Violence Cases: Strategies for Success
Roger Canaff

Protecting Elder Abuse Victims: Building the Case, Buiding the Team
Arlene Markarian

Recognizing and Responding to the Trauma Responses of Victims of Crime with Substance Use Issues
Linda Douglas, M.ED., LADC

SAFE Start: Building Partnerships to Address Service Disparities for Victims with Developmental Disabilities 
Kira Laffe, Miriam Siddiq, Bobra Fyne

Transgender Survivors: Statistics, Stories, Strategies
Michael Munson

11:15AM - 12:15PM

Afternoon Plenary

12:15PM - 1:15PM


1:30PM - 3:00PM

"Police Response to People with Disabilities (An 8 Part Series)" - Screening Room

Domestic Sex Trafficking: The Chicago Approach (A Multidisciplinary Approach to Services and Prosecution)
Lou Longhitano

Healing the Hurt: Parenting the Sexually Abused Child
Shannon Cossaboom

Incorporating Victim Voices into Research: Examples from the Field  
Seri Irazola, Ph.D., Erin Williamson, Bethany L. Backes, Sara Debus-Sherrill, M.A., Emily Niedzwiecki

Oklahoma’s State-Tribal Crime Victim Liaison Initiative
Brian Hendrix

Responding to Victim Witness Intimidation: The Milwaukee Approach
Kara Schurman, Branko Stojsavljevic

Nancy A. Alterio, Marilyn Hammond Ph.D.

The Use of Internet and Crimes

Using Social Influence to Combat Investment Fraud
Christine Kieffer

3:00PM - 3:15PM


3:15PM - 4:45PM

"FagBug" - Screening Room

DNA in Human Trafficking
Jose Antonio Lorente

Ethical Legal Advocacy-Issues for Domestic Violence Advocates
Jessica Dayton, Erin Scott

Responding to American Indian/Alaskan Native Crime Victims with Disabilities: What You Need to Know
Gayle Thom, Stanley L. Pryor

Responses to Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault in the Military
Heather Fiedler

Right to a Separate & Secure Waiting Area in Courthouses: Unfulfilled Promise to Reality
Janet E. Fine, M.S., Christopher Klaskin, M.S.


Team Work=Success; Collaborating to Save Inner-City High Crime Areas
Darlene Averick

Undisciplinary to Transdisciplinary Response to Elder Victimization
Kirk Kimberly, Patrick Stickel

4:45PM - 6:00PM Poster Session - Exhibit Hall