This year’s Joining Forces Conference features a keynote speaker for all attendees every morning.
To kick off the conference, Dan Powers will be presenting:
“It’s Not Easy Being Green, or Doing THIS for a Living…..Wellness/Survival and the Multi Disciplinary Team Approach to Child Abuse!” on Monday November 12.
This motivational presentation provides participants with the insight and knowledge needed to help you survive in a job no one else really understands. Others “outside the business” don’t want to hear about this stuff! You can clear a restaurant with a discussion of what you did that day. We see and hear things on a daily basis our mom and dad never told us existed in this world. Come learn how dynamic determination and working as a member of THE TEAM will help you survive in “our world.”
Dan Powers is a clinical social worker and currently serves as Senior Vice President and Clinical Director for Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County in Plano, Texas. He supervises a staff of 22 therapists and clinical interns providing no cost services to victims of child abuse and family violence as well as their non-offending family members. As Senior VP he is responsible for clinical operations and program development as well as directing the Advocacy Center’s clinical internship and training program. Dan has over 20 years of experience working within the field of child abuse, sex offenders and family violence. He frequently testifies as an expert witness in state and federal courts. He has also testified on several occasions before Texas legislative committees. Dan has made numerous presentations at major national and regional conferences on the sexual victimization of children, sex offenders, and the multidisciplinary response to child abuse. He is best known for his presentations on wellness and survival for child abuse professionals. He is a member of the Texas Children’s Justice Act Task Force and in 2008 Dan was appointed by Governor Rick Perry to serve as a professional member of the Texas Council on Sex Offender Treatment. Dan was recently appointed by the Governor as the presiding officer of the newly created Texas Office of Violent Sex Offender Management.
Other workshops given by Dan Powers at our Joining Forces Conference include: “Working with Non-offending Parents in Child Sexual Abuse Cases” and “Get Ready, He’s Coming Home: Reunification and the Juvenile Sex Offender.”
Check back for more workshop descriptions. Our conference will be held November 12-14 this year. Register now!