November 3-5, 2021 - Conference & Online Webinar

18th Annual

Forensic Science Seminar

Seminar Registration

Attendees will have an option to attend the Seminar in person or via Zoom. Once registration is completed, you will receive a unique code to log in to access the seminar via Zoom. To receive Educational credits, attendance must be recorded, and evaluations must be completed and submitted.

Location and Accommodations:

Isla Grand Beach Resort
(956) 761 – 6511 
500 Padre Island Blvd 
South Padre Island, Texas 78579

www.islagrand.com

To receive the Forensic Seminar conference rate or to book online enter Group Code: 1121CAEPST

SEMINAR IN FORENSIC SCIENCES

Child Abuse Education Program of South Texas Objectives:
Utilize the most up-to-date information concerning domestic violence, child abuse, and neglect to improve patient care and client service

Collaborate more effectively with colleagues in health care, law enforcement, advocacy and counseling

Take appropriate steps to maintain your health and well-being as an intervener and advocate for children
Speakers
Topics

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

From physicians to social workers, LPCs, LMFTs, LCSW Counselors, pyschologists, nurses, law enforcement, attorneys  and judges – all of our attendees are looking to stay on top of the latest trends and information.

Physicians

Valley Baptist Medical Center Harlingen is accredited by the Texas Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Valley Baptist Medical Center designates this live education activity for a maximum of 16.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The planning committee for this program has no affiliation of financial interest to disclose.

Social Workers, LPCs, LMFTs, LCSW Counselors & Psychologists

Upon completion, 16.25 hours of instruction will be provided at this conference. Texas licensing agencies for social workers, counselors and psychologists do not preapprove CEU programs (for certain State approved organizations) It is the responsibility of each attendee to ensure that subject material complies with the requirements of their respective licensing board. Requirements include attending the entire conference and the completion of an evaluation form to receive CEUs.

Nurses

Valley Baptist Medical Center-Harlingen is an approved provider of continuing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #16598, for 16.25
Contact Hours”. Contact hours are only applicable for initial full course. Participants must attend entire conference day to receive credit.

Law Enforcement Attorneys/Judges

Law Enforcement: TCOLE will be given upon completion.
Attorneys & Judges: Course has been submitted and pending approval by the Texas Bar for Continuing Legal Education.

Speakers

Our 1,000 attendees are looking to stay on top of the latest trends and information, meet  and connect with other people interested in the future of Forensic Sciences

Breall Baccus

Breall Baccus is a Public Policy Coordinator at Texas Council on Family Violence with particular work focusing on privacy, technology and data collection.

Andrew Campbell

Andrew Campbell is an expert on domestic violence and the associated risks of harm for adults, children, and animals residing in homes where this violence occurs.

Marguerite DeWitt

DeWitt is a member of the faculty of the Criminal Justice Program at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

Sonja Eddleman, MSN, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P

Sonja Eddleman is a distinguished leader and educator in forensic nursing. Ms. Eddleman directs forensic nursing services at Driscoll Children’s Hospital and Valley Baptist Medical Center.

Jamie Ferrell, MBA, BSN, RN, DF-IAFN, CA/CP SANE, SANE-A, SANE-P

Jamie Ferrell is a distinguished leader and educator in forensic nursing. Ms. Ferrell is Clinical Director, Forensic Nursing Services at Memorial Hermann Health System, Houston Texas.

Stanley Fisch, MD

Dr. Fisch is Professor of Pediatrics and Dean of Students at the UTRGV School of Medicine.

Scott Fuller (DaddyLongLegs)

Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA) Mr. Fuller is spokesperson for our region’s BACA groups.

Cornelia Garza

Cornelia Garza is Faith-Based and Community Engagement Program Specialist for Region 11, Department of Family and Protective Services.

Pritesh Ghandi, MD

Dr. Gandhi is the Chief Medical Officer of the US Department of Homeland Security.

Marsha Griffin, MD

Dr. Griffin is Professor of Pediatrics at the UTRGV School of Medicine and has worked at the leadership level of the American Academy of Pediatrics in its engagement with the movement of children and families across our southern border.

Randl King, JD

Ms. King is Chief Prosecutor of the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office Family Law Division.

James Lukefahr

Dr. Lukefahr is Director of the Center for Miracles at Children’s Hospital San Antonio and Professor of Pediatrics, UT Health Science Center San Antonio

Oscar Peraza

Mr. Peraza is Child Protective Investigations Regional Director Assistant.

Eddie A. Ramirez

Eddie A. Ramirez is a Special Agent and hostage negotiator for Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in McAllen, Texas

Roy Rios

Roy Rios is a family violence services coordinator at the Texas Council on Family Violence in Austin, TX.

Jenniferr Sabo, MD

Dr. Sabo is a fellow (trainee) in child abuse pediatrics at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.

Peter Singer

Pete Singer is the Executive Director of GRACE, which works to equip faith communities to better recognize, prevent, and respond to abuse.

Rachel Louise Snyder, MFA

Rachel Louise Snyder is the author of the nonfiction books Fugitive Denim: A Moving Story of People and Pants in the Borderless World of Global Trade and No Visible Bruises: What We Don’t Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us, as well as the novel What We’ve Lost is Nothing.

Lora Spiller

Dr. Spiller is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Child Abuse Pediatrics at UTHSCSA.

Raquel Vargas-Whale

Dr. Vargas-Whale is a child abuse pediatrician and directs the CARE Team at Driscoll Children’s Hospital.

Robert Vela

Mr. Vela is Special Investigations Program Director in the Region 11 Office of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.

Molly Voyles

Molly Voyles is a Public Policy Manager for the Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV) and has worked at the coalition for over 10 years.

Tommy Ward

Mr. Ward is Special Investigations Regional Director, Region 11, DFPS.

Paul Wise, MD

Dr. Wise is Professor of Pediatrics at Stanford University School of Medicine.

Schedule

From nurses to physicians, LCSWs, and attorneys – all of our 1,000 attendees are looking to stay on top of the latest trends and information, meet and connect with other people interested in the future of technology, innovation, policies and research. What about you?

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Time

Session

Speaker

Stanley Fisch, MD

Dr. Fisch is Professor of Pediatrics and Dean of Students at the UTRGV School of Medicine.

Stanley Fisch, MD

Dr. Fisch is Professor of Pediatrics and Dean of Students at the UTRGV School of Medicine.

Robert Vela and Tommy Ward

Mr. Vela is Special Investigations Program Director in the Region 11 Office of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. Mr. Ward is Special Investigations Regional Director, Region 11, DFPS.

Andrew Campbell

Mr. Campbell is a researcher, consultant, and trainer in the fields of child abuse and domestic violence.

Pritesh Gandhi, MD, Paul Wise, MD and Marsha Griffin, MD

Dr. Gandhi is the Chief Medical Officer of the US Department of Homeland Security. Dr. Wise is Professor of Pediatrics at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Griffin is Professor of Pediatrics at UTRGV School of Medicine.

Raquel Vargas-Whale, MD

Dr. Vargas-Whale is a child abuse pediatrician and directs the CARE Team at Driscoll Children’s Hospital

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Time

Session

Speaker

Stanley Fisch, MD

UTRGV School of Medicine Chairperson, Forensic Sciences Seminar

Jennifer Sabo, MD

Dr. Sabo is a fellow (trainee) in child abuse pediatrics at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.

Lora Spiller, MD, James Lukefahr, MD, and Randi King, JD

Dr. Lukefahr is Director of the Center for Miracles at Children’s Hospital San Antonio and Professor of Pediatrics, UT Health Science Center San Antonio. Dr. Spiller is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Child Abuse Pediatrics at UTHSCSA. Ms. King is Chief Prosecutor of the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office Family Law Division.

Scott Fuller (DaddyLongLegs)

Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA) Mr. Fuller is spokesperson for our region’s BACA groups.

Peter Singer

Pete Singer is the Executive Director of GRACE, which works to equip faith communities to better recognize, prevent, and respond to abuse. He has over 30 years’ experience working with trauma, abuse, and mental health in a variety of settings. He has been a foster parent, school social worker, therapist, youth group leader, consultant, Executive Director, and more. He has worked extensively with families, teens, and children who have experienced trauma, including maltreatment, medical trauma, assault, violent loss, and captivity. His work has focused on helping children recover, facilitating parent growth and learning, and community engagement to end child maltreatment. Pete completed his Master’s in Social Work from the University of Minnesota, where he also received a Certificate in Trauma-Effective Leadership. He speaks nationally on trauma, trauma-informed practice, resilience, strengthening the parent-child relationship, and the role of the faith community in responding to child maltreatment. He designed an innovative support and education program for staff in trauma-saturated fields across disciplines. He has published and contributed to a number of articles and book chapters, including Mental Health and Healthcare System Responses to Adolescent Maltreatment; Trauma-Informed Legal Practice; Use of Images During Forensic Interviews of Children Who Have Been Sexually Abused; Wounded Souls: The Need for Child Protection Professionals and Faith Leaders to Recognize and Respond to the Spiritual Impact of Child Abuse, with Victor Vieth; and more.

Sonja Eddleman and Jamie Ferrell

Please note: this session will not be Zoom broadcast. Jamie Ferrell and Sonja Eddleman are distinguished leaders and educators in forensic nursing. Ms. Ferrell is Clinical Director, Forensic Nursing Services at Memorial Hermann Health System, Houston Texas. Ms. Eddleman directs forensic nursing services at Driscoll Children’s Hospital and Valley Baptist Medical Center.

Friday, November 5, 2021

Time

Session

Speaker

Stanley Fisch, MD

UTRGV School of Medicine Chairperson, Forensic Sciences Seminar

Andrew Campbell

Andrew Campbell is an expert on domestic violence and the associated risks of harm for adults, children, and animals residing in homes where this violence occurs. Utilizing cutting-edge data analysis and a unique perspective on violence in the home, he provides education for agencies across the country and assists in developing more efficient and effective community responses to physical and emotional violence. Andrew’s several recent publications in major academic journals include his analysis of nearly 10,000 first responder reports and observations from the scene of domestic violence incidents and are the first in academic literature to use law enforcement data to quantify risk of harm/injury in this manner.

Molly Voyles, Roy Rios, and Breall Baccus

Molly Voyles is a Public Policy Manager for the Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV) and has worked at the coalition for over 10 years. In her position at TCFV, she provides technical assistance and training across the state on family violence program policy issues with a focus on supporting survivor-centered services. She also works on systemic efforts to examine the intersection of homelessness and domestic violence and currently serves on the Texas Interagency Council on Homelessness. Roy Rios is a family violence services coordinator at the Texas Council on Family Violence in Austin, TX. Rios works extensively with victim and offender service providers on best practices in programming, advocacy, and facilitation. Rios has worked in the movement since 2002; his current areas of expertise are on issues related to serving male victims, safety and technology, engaging men in ending IPV, and serving LGBTQ populations. Breall Baccus is a Public Policy Coordinator at Texas Council on Family Violence with particular work focusing on privacy, technology and data collection.

Rachel Louise Snyder, MFA

Rachel Louise Snyder is the author of the nonfiction books Fugitive Denim: A Moving Story of People and Pants in the Borderless World of Global Trade and No Visible Bruises: What We Don’t Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us, as well as the novel What We’ve Lost is Nothing. No Visible Bruises won the J. Anthony Lukas Work in Progress Award and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, Silver Gavel Award, Kirkus Award, LA Times Book Award in general nonfiction, and New York Public Library’s Helen Bernstein Award for Excellence in Journalism. It was also named one of the New York Times “Top Ten” books of 2019. Snyder’s work has appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times, the Atlantic, the Washington Post, the New Republic, Redbook, the LA Times, and many others. She holds an MFA in fiction from Emerson College and is one of the country's foremost experts on intimate partner and family violence. Originally from Chicago, she has traveled to more than 55 countries and lived in both London and Phnom Penh, before settling in Washington, DC, where she holds a joint appointment as an Associate Professor of Creative Writing and Journalism at American University.

Peter SInger

Pete Singer is the Executive Director of GRACE, which works to equip faith communities to better recognize, prevent, and respond to abuse. He has over 30 years’ experience working with trauma, abuse, and mental health in a variety of settings. He has been a foster parent, school social worker, therapist, youth group leader, consultant, Executive Director, and more. He has worked extensively with families, teens, and children who have experienced trauma, including maltreatment, medical trauma, assault, violent loss, and captivity. His work has focused on helping children recover, facilitating parent growth and learning, and community engagement to end child maltreatment.

Eddie A. Ramirez

Eddie A. Ramirez is a Special Agent and hostage negotiator for Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in McAllen, Texas. Special Agent Ramirez is an investigator with the Rio Grande Valley Child Exploitation Investigations Task Force (RGVVEITF) which has federal jurisdiction over child exploitation and human trafficking investigations. The main purpose of the RGVCEITF is proactive child exploitation investigations with an emphasis on crimes against children relating to the internet, including the distribution and production of child pornography and child enticement. In investigating these cases, the task force employs a whole-of-government approach to bring to bear the full weight of government response and its assets. Part of this responsibility means leading and engaging other Federal, state, local and non-government personnel, and their assets to maximize response and ensure the best possible outcome for victims and the community. Since 2009, Mr. Ramirez has served in several key positions with the Department of Homeland Security. In doing so he has worked with intelligence, planning and operation teams through integrated planning, development, and organization of operations in coordination with DHS agencies. Day to day, Mr. Ramirez works with various teams, throughout the Rio Grande Valley to mitigate direct threats to the South Texas Border.

FAITH SUMMIT

Peter Singer

Pete Singer is the Executive Director of GRACE, which works to equip faith communities to better recognize, prevent, and respond to abuse. He has over 30 years’ experience working with trauma, abuse, and mental health in a variety of settings. He has been a foster parent, school social worker, therapist, youth group leader, consultant, Executive Director, and more. He has worked extensively with families, teens, and children who have experienced trauma, including maltreatment, medical trauma, assault, violent loss, and captivity. His work has focused on helping children recover, facilitating parent growth and learning, and community engagement to end child maltreatment. Pete completed his Master’s in Social Work from the University of Minnesota, where he also received a Certificate in Trauma-Effective Leadership. He speaks nationally on trauma, trauma-informed practice, resilience, strengthening the parent-child relationship, and the role of the faith community in responding to child maltreatment. He designed an innovative support and education program for staff in trauma-saturated fields across disciplines. He has published and contributed to a number of articles and book chapters, including Mental Health and Healthcare System Responses to Adolescent Maltreatment; Trauma-Informed Legal Practice; Use of Images During Forensic Interviews of Children Who Have Been Sexually Abused; Wounded Souls: The Need for Child Protection Professionals and Faith Leaders to Recognize and Respond to the Spiritual Impact of Child Abuse, with Victor Vieth; and more.

Cornelia Garza and Marsha Griffin, MD

Cornelia Garza is Faith-Based and Community Engagement Program Specialist for Region 11, Department of Family and Protective Services. Dr. Griffin is Professor of Pediatrics at the UTRGV School of Medicine and has worked at the leadership level of the American Academy of Pediatrics in its engagement with the movement of children and families across our southern border.

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Special Recognition

We would like to recognize The Valley Baptist Legacy Foundation and Blue Sunday for the generous donations and support of this conference. The continued support has allowed everyone attending this conference a scholarship in the form of a reduced rate, and to continue to educate the origins and ramifications of child abuse and domestic violence in our community.

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Past Seminar Presentations

Forensic Conference 1: Nov 5, 2004

Speaker

Yolanda de Leon, JD

Vincent Di Maio, MD

Lt. William Walsh

William Smock, MD

William Smock, MD

Joni McClain, MD

David Senn, DDS

James Beasley

Topic

Criminal prosecution of CAN

Vampires, Atlantis, SBS and other mythological entities

Investigating fatal CAN

Clinical forensic medicine

Pattern injuries

ME perspective on CAN

Bite marks in CAN

Motivations of perpetrators in child homicides

Forensic Conference 2: Nov 4-5, 2005

Speaker

David Montague, JD

James Farren, JD

Jay Lapham, JD

Randy Hanzlick, MD

Saroja Bharati, MD

Fred Jordan, MD

Det. Cathy de la Paz

Sgt. Byron Fassett

Norma Jean Farley, MD

Gael Lonergan, MD

William Smock, MD

Susan Ander, PhD

John Teer, PhD

Scott Dixon, LMSW

Linda Wade, PhD

Stanley Fisch, MD

Topic

Child homicides under Texas law

And a little child shall lead them

Shaken baby syndrome

SUID – History, investigation, and approaches

Sudden cardiac death

ME based surveillance for infectious disease

Conducting the recovery and high risk infant interview

Child pornography and victimization

SIDS

Forensic radiology of child abuse

Pattern injuries

Survivors: Therapy with abused children and adults

Confidentiality, clergy and the law

Mandatory reporting

HCISD

What’s next?

Forensic Conference 3: Nov 3-4, 2006

Speaker

William Smock, MD

Kathy Dittman and Bonnie Armstrong

Miriam Ybarra

Dave Pelzer

DeWitt, Armstrong, Dittman, Farley, Turner

Sonja Eddleman, RN

Harry Wilson, MD

Det. Bob MacFarland

Jamie Farrell, RN and James Farren

Hon. Migdalia Lopez

Jose Montalvo M., MD

Susan Ander, PhD

John Teer, PhD

Scott Dixon, LMSW

Topic

Golden hour in the response to CAN

SBS training in hospitals

Drug endangered children

Keynote address

SBS panel

CART

Ethics of child abuse investigation

Exploited children on the Internet

The professional in court

Child abuse and family preservation

Manejo del abuso de nino en Tamaulipas

Survivors: Therapy with abused children and adults

Confidentiality, clergy and the law

Mandatory reporting

Forensic Conference 4: Nov 9-10, 2007

Speaker

Joe Marchan

Nancy Harper, MD

Carole Hurley

Hon. John Specia

Det. James Fitzgerald

John Bradley

Rebecca Girardet, MD

Sonja Eddleman, RN

Det. Bob MacFarland

Rev. Alan Bagnall

Susan Ander, PhD

Panel

Topic

Crime scene investigation – the real CSI

Munchausen syndrome by proxy

Prenatal drug exposure

Keynote address

DNA collection

Manipulation of DNA evidence

Interpretation of DNA evidence

CART update

Internet porn and victimization

Pastoral perspective on family violence

Victim recovery and family rehabilitation

Child abuse prevention

Forensic Conference 5: Nov 14-15, 2008

Speaker

Nancy Harper, MD

Sonja Eddleman, RN

Bruce Berberian, MD

James Lukefahr, MD

Hon. Tara Rios Ybarra

Mock trial

Michael Lytle

Reade Quinton, MD, Capt. James Rickhoff, Chris Greeley, MD

Topic

Medical conditions mistaken for abuse

Medical forensic evaluation of sexual assault

Xray cases

Risk of CAN and steps to prevent

Keynote

Training next generation of CSI

SUID death scene investigation

Forensic Conference 6: Nov 12-13, 2009

Speaker

Juan Parra, MD

Jamie Farrell, RN and Tiffani Dusang, RN

Brenda Heredia

Lunch – table topics

Case review

Michael Lytle

Reade Quinton, MD

Ann Cortez and Israel Garza

Graciela Reyna and Kathy Carter

Juan Avalos

Stanley Fisch, MD

Topic

Child fatality review

Strangulation

Family violence and effects on children

Forensic science issues

Autopsy

Elder abuse

Forensic science resources from the NLM

Internet pornography

When bad things happen

Forensic Conference 7: Nov 11-12, 2010

Speaker

Nancy Harper

Chris Greeley

Janis Feldman

Alan Bagnall

Marguerite DeWitt (keynote)

Sonja Eddleman and Jamie Ferrell

Norma Farley

Mike Ilse, Brandi Moss

Nancy Harper

Brenda Heredia

Kaysie Reinhardt

Rose Marie Penzerro

Topic

Is obesity child abuse?

Myth busters: abusive head trauam

Ethical conflicts in social work

Ethical dilemmas in the care of critically injured victims of abuse

The Rubio case: all things work together for good…

Case review

Death scene investigations – an ME’s wish list

What first responders at a death scene need to know

Can urine drug screening make your case?

Child victims in divorce and custody cases

The foster care redesign

The special needs of foster kids

Forensic Conference 8: Nov 9-11, 2011

Speaker

Nancy Harper

Reade Quinton

Juan Gonzalez

Anna Jimenez

Steve Pliszka

Ricardo Jimenez and Jamie Ferrell

Happy (Efrain Guerrero)

Justin Mazzeo

Jane Burstain

Reena Isaac

Nancy Harper

Matthew Cox

Walter Lambert

Joseph Labeau

Matthew Cox

Walter Lambert

Jennifer Schuett and Tim Cromie

Topic

Torture, scapegoating

Examination and interpretation of injuries

 Investigating domestic minor sex-trafficking

 How to effectively prosecute a case

Psychotropic drugs for foster kids

Spoken words from small voices

Ethics in communication

Drug endangered children

Legislative update – CPS funding

Smoke and mirrors – medical child abuse

Controversies in abusive head trauma

Unusual genital findings

The neglect of neglect

PTSD in victims and caregivers

Burns

Assessing maltreatment in multicultural communities

Building bridges – solving cases

Forensic Conference 9: Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2012

Speaker

Marguerite DeWitt, Angelika Potempa

Lyndell Williams

Janet Magee

Shelly Martin

Ada Booth

Gladys Ajero

Stephanie Contreras

Sonja Eddleman and Jamie Ferrell

Matthew Cox

Nancy Harper

Matthew Cox and Eren Price

Matthew Cox, Eren Price, Carmen White

Robert Giles

Robert Giles

James Lukefahr

Nancy Harper

Topic

Ethical issues of mandated reporting

The mind of a sexual predator

Keynote – Blue Sunday

Abusive head trauma – confessions vs physical findings

Lifting the veil on common causes of child death

The effect of stress on the developing brain

Suicide prevention

“It’s all about down there” – pediatric sexual assault review

Chest and abdomen trauma

EXSTRA – examining siblings to recognize abuse

Not everyone is Dr. McDreamy

Starvation of the mind, body and soul

Behind the “net” – using technology in child abuse investigations

Overcoming untrue defenses in child abuse

Biomechanics of fractures

Sticks and stones and broken bones

Forensic Conference 10: Nov 6 – 8, 2013

Speaker

David Senn, DDS

Kathleen Coulborn Faller, PhD

Joseph Labeau, Kathleen Faller, Linda Myers

Nancy Harper, MD and Brittany Jensen

Nancy Harper, MD

Sonja Eddleman and Jamie Ferrell

Lyndel Williams

Bill Smock, MD

Nancy Harper, MD and Sonja Eddleman

Sonja Eddleman and Jamie Ferrell

Nhung Tran, MD

James Farren

Brandy Bailey and Stephanie Rollins

Manny Vela

John Specia

James Farren

Bill Smock, MD

Topic

Bitemark evidence in abuse cases

Disclosure of child sexual abuse – what the research tells us

Panel discussion – mental health issues

Float like a butterfly, sting like a Wii

You bruise, you lose

Pediatric sexual assault case review

Psychopaths

Strangulation

Retinal hemorrhages

Adolescent sexual assault case review

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders

A little child shall lead them

We’re here to get you out

Keynote

Remarks by the Commissioner of DFPS

Testifying in court

Forensic evaluation of GSW – applications for the officer-involved shooting

Forensic Conference 11: Nov 5 – 7, 2014

Speaker

Bill Reagan

Elizabeth Miller, MD

Tina Briones, Joe Jaime, Kathleen Phillips, Michelle Smith

Rosalva Resendiz

Velma Schmidt

Sonja Eddleman

Sonja Eddleman, Jamie Ferrell

Lyndel Williams

Darlene Ellison

Dan Lindberg

Jim Tanner

Dan Lindberg

Nancy Kellogg

Ray Perryman

Sonya Thorn

Jim Tanner

Topic

Opening remarks

Challenges of child death investigation

End of life issues

Human rights and trafficking

Understanding child abuse and trauma

The medical-forensic exam for sexual assault

Sexual assault case review

Drug-facilitated sexual assault

The predator next door

Screening for child abuse in the ED

How sexual predators groom

The cutting edge in abuse diagnosis

Disclosure of sexual abuse

Economic costs of child abuse

Nurturing Parenting Program

Living with the memories

Forensic Conference 12: Nov 4-6, 2015

Speaker

Joseph Labeau

Diana Barnes

Sasha Rasco

Matthew Cox

Dyann Daley

Sonja Eddleman and Jamie Ferrell

Raquel Vargas-Whale

Ada McCloud

Matthew Cox

Chris Greeley

Dave Lockridge

Dara Bowlin

Anu Partap

Steve Miller

Linda Gottlieb Kase

William Bernet

Brandy Bailey and Nate Navey

Lee Reedy

Topic

Taking care of the caretaker

Postpartum psychosis, child abuse, and the law

DFPS child death prevention initiatives

Two is worse than one

Tracking child maltreatment

Sexual assault case review

Interpersonal violence and its effect on children

Best practices for multidisciplinary teams

Ignoring doctors’ orders: the spectrum of medical neglect

Adverse experiences and disparities in care and outcomes

Understanding and overcoming the cycle of adverse childhood experiences

Internet crimes against children

Mental health of children in foster care

Evidence and logic

Parental alienation

Children who provide false information about sexual abuse

Child as witness – recent court cases

NCMEC resources

NCMEC resources

Forensic Conference 13: Nov 2-4, 2016

Speaker

Andrew Campbell

Ada Booth

Dyann Daley

Melinda Lopez

Sonja Eddleman and Jamie Ferrell

Sonja Eddleman and Jamie Ferrell

Lyndel Williams

Ashley Griffin and Maggy McGiffert

Ryan Brown

Lee Reed

Stanley Fisch

Nancy Harper

Elizabeth Gershoff

Nancy Harper and Lorren Jackson

Bishop Aaron Blake

Topic

Domestically violent homes: the threat of harm to children

Psychological maltreatment

What engagement rings and spanking have in common

The healthcare impacts of human trafficking

The National Protocol for Pediatric Sexual Abuse Forensic Assessments

Case and image review

Sexual assault on campus

Sexual assault on campus – Blueprint for Police

The silent abuser – why neglect is the monster hiding in the closet

Human trafficking

Prevention not intervention

Chest and abdominal trauma

Violence against children is preventable: interventions to reduce
physical punishment across family, school, and medical contexts

Drowning or deception? (case study)

CarePortal

Forensic Conference 14: Nov 8-10, 2017

Speaker

Valentine Nduku

Marsha Griffin

Leemie Kahng-Sofer

Ruby Charak

Ryan Brown

Ryan Brown

Sonja Eddleman and Jamie Ferrell

Barbara Knox

Kelsey McKay

Andrew Campbell

Laura Tillman

Otto Velasquez

Brandy Bailey and Melanie Palomo

Barbara Knox

Molly Voyles and Roy Rios

Faith Summit

Topic

Brain injury in child abuse

Immigrant and refugee children

Children missing from care: NCMEC resources

Psychological trauma of child maltreatment

Child abuse 101

Visual diagnosis of child abuse

Case and image review

Medical aspects of human trafficking

Strangulation

Domestic violence victim reports to responding law enforcement officers

The Long Shadow of Small Ghosts

BRUE

Case studies

Burns

Navigating safety: technology

Forensic Conference 15: Nov 7-9, 2018

Speaker

Ruby Charak

Linda Nelson and Laura Garcia

Greg Reyero

Eddie Hurtado and Joe Mirino

William McClain

Sonja Eddleman and Jamie Ferrell

Lyndel Williams

William Kasberg and Shannon Purkiss

Kathy and Mark Dittman

Andrew Campbell

Bradley Norat

Andrew Campbell

James Lukefahr

Noe Ramirez

Faith Summit

Topic

Basics of child abuse, domestic violence, and trauma informed care

Teens in trouble substance abuse, mental health issues, and poor physical health

Interdiction to Protect Children

RGV Child Exploitation Intervention Taskforce

Investigation of Sudden Unexpected Infant Death

Sexual assault – case and image review

Psychopaths, youth, and school shooters

Mental health-informed approach to community policing

Shaken Baby Syndrome – 20 years of advocacy

Pet abuse, child abuse, and interpersonal violence

Physical abuse – the basics

Pregnant partner abuse

Foster care in Texas

Domestic violence and child abuse – effects on children

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We host this seminar once per year and this is our 18th year presenting.

 

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The seminar begins at 8 am Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

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