In case you missed JOINING FORCES…

Prevent Child Abuse Utah’s 25th Annual JOINING FORCES Conference has concluded. Thank you to all of our employees, volunteers, and presenters for all of their time and hard work to make it a successful year. A big thank you to our attendees as well! JOINING FORCES could not exist without you.

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In case you missed it, here are a few highlights:

We kicked off the conference with keynote speaker Dan Powers on Monday, November 12. Read an article from Ogden’s Standard Examiner here.

 

“Powers said social workers, law enforcement, attorneys and medical staff need to remember they are part of a team. They can lean on each other when they need a break. He also gave suggestions, including to laugh often, socialize with those who have different careers, and to build a “bridge between your spirituality and work.””

 

Tuesday morning’s keynote was Cordelia Anderson whose presentation was titled “Dr. Seuss to Pornography.” “Yesterday’s porn is today’s mainstream media because the norms have changed,” she says.

The Standard Examiner also published an article on Wednesday’s case study panel on the tragic death of Shelby Andrews at the hands of her father and stepmother in 2006. Click here to view.

That article as well as one from the Salt Lake Tribune features our closing luncheon with Desirae and Deondra Brown of The 5 Browns. The Tribune’s article can be read here.

They have co-founded the Foundation for Survivors of Abuse. One of their main goals is to remove the statute of limitations for crimes of sexual abuse. To read more about their foundation and donate to the cause visit, www.survivingabuse.org.

The luncheon with Desirae and Deondra Brown was also featured on FOX 13 News. Click the link to view the clip.

Thanks again!

 

SAVE THE DATE for the 26th Annual JOINING FORCES Conference on Child Abuse and Family Violence – November 12-14, 2013 at the Davis Conference Center in Layton, Utah.

 

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JOINING FORCES: Get Ready, He’s Coming Home: Reunification and the Juvenile Sex Offender

Many juvenile sex offenders will return home after treatment. Reunification with their family poses many clinical issues for the offender, family and victim. Treatment providers for the offender and victim must work together to make this transition safe and successful. This workshop will focus on family reunification when the victim is a family member. Reunification of the family, offender and victim should be approached with great caution. A plan must be set forth with the treatment providers and family to ensure continuity. The treatment providers must ensure emotional and physical safety concerns are addressed. Written protocols allow the treatment provider, family and court a clear picture of the process.

This session will be presented by Dan Powers on Monday, November 12 from 1:15 until 2:45 pm. Dan Powers is also Monday’s opening keynote speaker. Click to read more about the keynote titled, “It’s Not Easy Being Green, or Doing THIS for a Living… Wellness/Survival and the Multi Disciplinary Team Approach to Child Abuse!” He is also presenting “Working with Non-offending Parents in Child Sexual Abuse Cases” from 10:15 until 11:45 am.

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.

Our 25th Annual JOINING FORCES Conference is only ONE WEEK AWAY!

Visit our website to register or call our at 1-800-CHILDREN. Don’t miss this wonderful training. Parent scholarships and discounted two-day rates are available.

JOINING FORCES: Working with Non-offending Parents in Child Sexual Abuse Cases

This workshop is intended for interviewers, police officers, CPS workers, probation officers, attorneys, judges, social workers, therapists and anyone else dealing with abused children and their non-offending parents. It will review types of non-offending parents and suggest a consistent approach in dealing with them from investigation through on-going treatment. Your actions can “make or break it” for the next professional dealing with the parent. We will discuss the range of emotions professionals may feel as well as the “do’s and don’ts” of dealing with non-offending parents, emphasizing the need for a collaborative, consistent approach when dealing with them.

This workshop is given by our Monday opening keynote Dan Powers. Click here to read Dan Powers’ biography and keynote workshop description titled “It’s Not Easy Being Green, or Doing THIS for a Living…Wellness/Survival and the Multi Disciplinary Team Approach to Child Abuse!”.

Don’t miss out on these wonderful sessions by Dan Powers. Register today for Prevent Child Abuse Utah‘s 25th Annual Joining Forces Conference on Child Abuse and Family Violence. It’s less than a month away!

Click here for a full conference agenda. We look forward to seeing you!

JOINING FORCES Keynote: Dan Powers

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!