JOINING FORCES: Psychological Maltreatment: What It Is and What We Know

The presentation will provide a review of current definitions of various forms of psychological maltreatment before exploring the short and long-term impact. Issues related to identification, assessment, and intervention will be included.

This session is presented by Brian Allen on Tuesday, November 13 of JOINING FORCES from 10:15 – 11:45 am.

Brian Allen is a clinical psychologist in the Center for Safe and Healthy Families at Primary Children’s Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. He received his doctorate in clinical psychology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, completed his doctoral internship at the UC Davis Medical Center Children’s Hospital, and was a post-doctoral fellow at the National Center for Child Traumatic Stress at UCLA and Duke University.

Register now for our 25th Annual Joining Forces Conference on Child Abuse and Family Violence.


JOINING FORCES: Kevin Ricks: Inappropriate Teachings

This case study will examine the investigation and prosecution of an English teacher who sexually abused boys both domestically and internationally over the course of 30 years.  The investigation spanned several federal districts in the United States as well as Japan and Germany. Discussion of the case will include the subject’s use of tequila with his victims and details of the crimes found in his journals.  The discussion will also cover the different avenues used by the subject to gain access to his victims.

This case study will be presented by Josh White, David Abbott, and Steven Miller on Tuesday, November 13 of JOINING FORCES from 1:15 to 2:45 pm. There will be a repeat of this presentation on Wednesday from 10:15 – 11:45 am.

Josh White is an investigative reporter for The Washington Post’s Metro section and serves as a Metro weekend editor. Josh joined the Post in 1998 and for six years covered police and courts in Virginia, ending with the Washington-area sniper case. For the next four years he was a military correspondent, covering the Pentagon, embedding with troops in Iraq, and writing about military criminal justice. Since October 2008, Josh’s investigations have focused on law enforcement and sex offenses, including projects about a former high school teacher’s 30-year trail of abuse, the search for and arrest of the suspected “East Coast Rapist,” and the effects of sexual abuse by a youth director at a Washington-area church.

Dave White has been with the Manassas City Police Department for 11 and a half years.  Currently, he is a detective assigned to the Washington DC/Northern Virginia ICAC Taskforce.  David is also a part time TFO with US Secret Service Electronic Crimes Taskforce and FBI’s Innocent Images.

Steven Miller has been a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) since 2007.  He is currently assigned to the Washington Field Office – Northern Virginia Resident Agency’s Child Exploitation Task Force and has worked crimes against children since July 2010.

Josh White is also presenting “Working with the Media on Sex Crime Cases” on Tuesday of Joining Forces from 10:15 – 11:45 am. Steven Miller and David Abbott will be dual-presenting another session entitled “Steffon Christian Case Study” on Tuesday from 3:00 – 4:30 pm.

PCAU’s 25th Annual JOINING FORCES Conference on Child Abuse and Family Violence will be held November 12-14, 2012. Register today!

JOINING FORCES: Youth Homelessness: Why Youth End Up on the Streets and How We Can Help

Staff from Volunteers of America’s Homeless Youth Resource Center will provide an overview of youth homelessness.  A number of questions will be addressed as we work together to end youth homelessness:  What is the scope of the issue in Utah? Why youth are homeless? What about prevention? How can we help them get off the street?

Presented by Rob Weseman, this session will be held on Tuesday, November 13 from 3:00 – 4:30 pm of the Joining Forces Conference.

Rob Weseman holds a bachelor’s in psychology and masters of counseling/mental health counseling from the University of Phoenix.  Currently serves as Division Director of Homeless Services at Volunteers of America, Utah (VOA).  Previously Rob served as the Clinical Program Manager for Day Treatment & Housing Services at VOA.  Rob has extensive experience working with youth in a therapist capacity and as a residential supervisor.

To register now, visit our website. Early registration rates end October 15.

JOINING FORCES: The Capabilities, Limitations and Significance of DNA Testing Methods

Rebekah Kay presents “To Collect or Not to Collect: The Capabilities, Limitations and Significance of DNA Testing Methods in Cases Involving Children” on Monday morning from 10:15 to 11:45 at our 25th Annual Joining Forces Conference.

The past decade has seen great advances in a powerful criminal justice tool:  DNA can be used to identify criminals with incredible accuracy when biological evidence exists. It can also be used to clear suspects mistakenly accused or convicted of crimes. DNA technology is increasingly vital to ensuring accuracy and fairness in the criminal justice system. This presentation will address the question of when, if, what and how to collect potential DNA evidence.  We will also examine the capabilities and limitations of DNA testing methods as well as the significance of the results.

Rebekah Kay is a Senior Forensic Scientist at the Utah Bureau of Forensic Services.  She received her master’s degree from the University of Florida with a concentration in forensic science and has over seven years experience working as a Forensic DNA Analyst in both public and private laboratories.  In addition to presenting at several national conferences, she has published on Y-STR analysis and has taught local law enforcement, nurses, and attorneys the capabilities, limitations and significance of DNA testing.

Visit our website to register for our 25th Annual Joining Forces Conference on Child Abuse and Family Violence being held November 12-14.

JOINING FORCES: Communicating with Criminals

This session will give a broad introductory overview of the art and science of communicating with criminals. We will analyze criminal behavior and provide examples of how understanding criminal behavior may help one better understand how to properly communicate with a criminal. Proper technique on suspect approach, approach to Miranda, interview techniques and interrogation tactics will be covered, while analyzing case study data from child homicide and child sexual abuse cases.

This presentation will be given by Chris Zimmerman on Tuesday, November 13 from 1:15 – 2:45 pm.

Chris Zimmerman was born in St. Johns, Newfoundland, Canada, on an US Air Force Base, to a military family. He spent the next eighteen years in four countries, six states, and nine different schools before landing in Roy, Utah and graduating from Roy High School.  Chris attended and graduated from Weber State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice in 1978.  After a short absence from school of thirty years, Chris returned to Weber State University and received his Master of Criminal Justice Degree at Weber State University in 2009.  He has been married for thirty years to the former Patricia C. Carney and together they have three children; Ashlee (Zimmerman) Rodriguez, Allison, and Zachary.  They also enjoy one incredible son in law, Kody Rodriguez, who together with their daughter has given them two grandchildren, Boston and Jace.

JOINING FORCES will take place from November 12-14 at the Davis Conference Center in Layton, Utah. Register now!

JOINING FORCES: Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, Oh, My! Successfully Navigating the Yellow Brick Road of Childhood Mental Illness

This workshop will be given by Wendy Fayles on Monday, November 12 from 3:00 – 4:30 pm. Wendy Fayles, currently serves as the Programs Director for NAMI Utah. She is responsible for overseeing NAMI education and support programs throughout the state. Wendy has three children, two of whom were diagnosed with depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder at a young age.

This presentation will discuss the signs and symptoms of childhood mental illness as well as the biology of brain disorders. Wendy will share coping skills for dealing with children with mental illness and describe the free resources available from NAMI Utah (National Alliance on Mental Illness).

Register now for JOINING FORCES. To download a conference brochure, click here.

JOINING FORCES: Enhancing Services to LGBTQ Youth and Families

In this workshop participants will learn language and terminology as it applies to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Questioning (LGBTQ) youth and the unique considerations that relate to sexual orientation identities and gender non-conforming individuals. This session will also focus on best practices for parents and caregivers of LGBTQ youth and children to ensure healthy identity development and minimize the unintended outcomes of family rejection based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

This workshop will be presented by Brianne Blanchard on Tuesday of the JOINING FORCES Conference from 3:00 – 4:30 pm.

Brianne grew up in Payson, Utah and San Angelo, Texas. She worked as a training facilitator for the University of Utah’s LGBT Resource Center and since receiving her BSW degree from U of U, she is now enthusiastically employed as the Community Educator for Utah Pride. She has enjoyed teaching and facilitating on a diverse range of topics throughout Utah for several years, but is passionate about increasing our cultural competency as social workers working with marginalized communities. Brianne is a committed social justice advocate and a mother that loves finding new ways to be inspired and making this world a better place.

Visit Prevent Child Abuse Utah’s website to register for our 25th Annual Joining Forces Conference today!

JOINING FORCES: Selection, Engagement and Seduction of Children and Adults by Child Molesters

Participants will examine (via film clips of interviews with various types of sex offenders) some of the specific strategies used to target, seduce and exploit children, and adults. Information was collected from approximately 1,400 sex offenders who were involved in long-term, court-mandated sex offender treatment. Topics include offender descriptions of “grooming” tactics, i.e., how and why they target certain children, families, and youth serving agencies, how they seduce child victims and adult caretakers, and how they inhibit disclosure, detection and reporting. The speaker will also address the possible number of undetected offenders and sexual crimes occurring in our communities, “cross over” sexual crime behavior, recidivism rates, treatment outcomes, and the increasing trend in sexually deviant behavior associated with the Internet.

This is a two-part session given by Cory Jewell Jensen on Tuesday, November 13 of JOINING FORCES from 10:15 – 11:45 am and 1:15 – 2:45 pm.

Cory Jewell Jensen, M.S. is the Co-Director of the Center for Behavioral Intervention in Beaverton, Oregon.  She has worked with adult sex offenders and their families for 28 years and provided training or consultation to The National Center for the Prosecution of Child Abuse, The United States Navy, The Mark McGwire Foundation for Children, and a number of law enforcement, child advocacy and Faith based organizations.  Ms. Jensen served as the Executive Director for the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers and chaired two of ATSA’s International Research and Treatment Conferences in the early 90’s, served as President of the Oregon Chapter of ATSA, and chaired the Offender Management Committee attached to the Oregon Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force.   She is an instructor for Portland State University’s Child Welfare Training Institute and is also an instructor for Oregon’s police academy (DPSST).    Ms. Jensen has been the recipient of Oregon’s “Commercial Crime Prevention Award,” the “Champions for Children Award,”  the OATSA “Significant Achievement Award,” the Nunnenkamp “Award of Excellence,” and the Jan Hindman Memorial Award.  She has also published a number of articles related to sex offender treatment and risk management, and child abuse prevention.  She has testified as an expert witness in local and federal courts and been a featured guest on radio talk shows and the Oprah Winfrey Show.

Ms. Jensen is also presenting “They Come with the Territory: Sex Offenders in Youth Serving Organizations” and “What Sex Offenders Can Teach us about Interviewing” at our conference.

Don’t miss JOINING FORCES this year from November 12-14. Register today! For more information visit Prevent Child Abuse Utah’s website or call us toll-free 1-800-CHILDREN.

JOINING FORCES: Predominate Aggressor

This course is designed to help officers understand some of the dynamics involved in a domestic disturbance call that involves two parties where violence has occurred to both individuals. Both complainant and suspect perspectives will be discussed, as will self-defense issues, offensive and defensive injuries, probable cause, non-English speaking victims, and batterers methods of operation.

This two-part session is given by Jon H. Lumbley on Tuesday, November 13 from 1:15 – 2:45 pm and 3:00 – 4:30 pm.

Senior Corporal Jon H. Lumbley joined the Dallas Police Department in 1985. He served in the Southeast Patrol Station for seven years and in the Youth and Family Crimes Division for nineteen years. He is currently assigned to the Southwest Patrol Station as a patrol officer. Senior Corporal Lumbley was assigned to the Family

Violence Unit from 1997 to 2012. His primary responsibility was to investigate adult family violence offenses. Senior Corporal Lumbley is a certified instructor through the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Education for the Dallas Police Department and he has his Master Peace Officer License. He is a certified Sexual Assault Family Violence (SAFVIC) Instructor and qualified teacher for the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center on domestic violence. Senior Corporal Lumbley teaches across the State of Texas and across the nation to a variety of professionals. He has also taught to both in-service officers and recruits at the Dallas Police Academy on domestic violence issues. He is a member of the Dallas Area Crisis Response Team.

Jon H. Lumbley is also giving a presentation titled “Batterers Tactics” on Monday of the conference.

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JOINING FORCES: Juvenile Sexual Offenders, Secrets and Sealed Records

This presentation will attempt to define what and who are “juvenile sexual offenders”. We will discuss what happens to these sex offenders when they “age out” and are no longer monitored. We will look at some relevant cases regarding juvenile sexual offenders and recommend ways we can work together to keep our children and communities safe.

This workshop will be given by Detective Richard Rose on Monday, November 12 from 3:00 – 4:30 pm.

Det. Rose graduated from Florida State University in 1991 with degrees in Political Science and Religion.  He completed a Master’s degree in Counseling with emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy from Webster University.  He worked as a Child Protection Team Case Coordinator at the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and Women from 1991-1997. While at APH Det. Rose conducted over 800 forensic interviews of children suspected of being abused.  He has been qualified in both the Ninth and Tenth (Florida) Judicial Circuits as an expert in the field of Child Abuse and Neglect and Forensic Interviewing of Children. Since joining LPD in 1997 Det. Rose has served in the Patrol Division, School Resource Unit and Criminal Investigations, specializing in Crimes Against Children and Sex Offender/Predator tracking and monitoring.  Other specialty assignments have included Field Training Officer, Domestic Violence Response Team, Honor Guard and Hostage Negotiator.

Det. Rose has served as Chairman of the Polk County Sexual Abuse Task Force and as the Chairman of the Victim Services Coalition of Orange and Osceola Counties.  He is a member of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Regional Task Force, Child Abduction Response Team (CART). Det. Rose is married to Sharon Edgerton-Rose, a Victim Advocate at LPD.  They have five children and two grandsons, Jayden and Kolton.

Detective Rose is also presenting a case study at JOINING FORCES titled “The Impact of Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy: The Roberts’ Family”.

For more information about the Joining Forces Conference and how to register, visit Prevent Child Abuse Utah’s website.