On September 19 & 20, 2019, ChildWise Institute will conduct a conference on the impact of sexual trauma at the Best Western Premier in Helena, MT, with national and local speakers, in order to share information, tools and resources to help professionals and community members throughout Montana recognize, acknowledge and respond to sexual trauma. Conference format is general sessions followed by three tracks: clinicians, educators and community.
Long-Term Effects of Sexual Abuse – Dr. Sheri Vanino, Psy.D. (Forensic & Clinical Trauma Expert – Denver, CO)
Clinical: Counter-Transference in Clinical Practice with Survivors of Sexual Abuse – Edward Gray, LCPC – Rivers & Mountains
Educator: Child Sexual Abuse – You Can Make a Difference! – Paula Samms, Director – Lewis & Clark County Child Advocacy Center
Community: Let’s talk about it – Community Conversations about Sexual Abuse Dana Toole, LCSW – Children’s Justice Bureau Chief
Sexual Exploitation Through Technology – Detective Katie Petersen MT ICAC Task Force Missoula
Clinical: Sexual Exploitation Through Technology – Jake Leeper, LCSW – MT Sex Offender Treatment Association
Educator: Get Smart About Digital Predators – Cascade County Sheriff Jesse Slaughter
Community: Sex Trafficking – Detective Guy Baker Missoula PD – FBI Safe Streets Task Force
Powerful Resilient Growth: A Dynamic Outcome of Trauma Engaged Working and Living – Andrew Laue, LCSW
Clinical & Educator Combined: The Harder Side of Helping – Daniel Champer, LCPC – Intermountain
Community: Recognizing the Effects of Trauma and What to do About it: Building Resilience – Rebecca Hargis, MEd, LCPC – Elevate Montana Helena Affiliate
A Resilient Life/A Voice for the Voiceless – Erin Merryn, the force behind Erin’s Law. (Erin’s Law states that school districts must teach students personal body safety and how to speak up and tell if they are being abused.) Meet & Greet with Erin Merryn following the conference.
How to Enroll: Visit the registration page