Fees include conference registration and lunch.
Half Day: 7:30a-1:00p
Full Day: 7:30a-4:30p
After February 19: Half Day $30; Full Day $45
Registration Deadline: September 9
Mandated Reporting: In this breakout session you will learn how to recognize child abuse & neglect, recognize your responsibilities as a mandated reporter, identify indicators of child abuse & neglect, gain insight on how to appropriately respond to a disclosure, and understand the role of children’s protective services (CPS) in the process. (There will be a follow-up panel to this session in the second group of breakout sessions)
Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): In this session, you will gain an understanding of what ACE’s are and how they impact early brain development, familiarize yourself with how ACE’s impact ongoing physical and mental health through adulthood, and recognize how the community can help build resilience in those impacted by trauma.
Building Resilience in Children in Trauma-Informed Settings: In this session you will learn what resiliency is, understand neurobiology and trauma reactions in children, and be provided with concrete examples of how to foster resiliency in children.
Child Sexual Abuse Prevention – The Role You Play: In this session child sexual abuse will be defined as it relates to Michigan state law. You will learn the facts, signs, and symptoms of CSA, become familiar with what to look for if you suspect sexual abuse, recognize how you can minimize opportunities for abuse to occur, how to report abuse in your community, and ultimately come to understand the role of the Children’s Advocacy Center in helping children heal from the trauma of sexual abuse.