Texas Victim Services Association   A professional organization for Victim Service Providers

Child Abuse: the Big Picture

  • 02 Nov 2011
  • Waco, TX


Child Abuse: The Big Picture


Call for Speakers


The Advocacy Center for Crime Victims and Children is hosting a regional one-day FREE training on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at the Convention Center in Waco, Texas, and we are soliciting experts in the field of child abuse to present at this training event.

The training will improve the handling of child abuse and neglect cases by training and equipping multidisciplinary teams and related community professionals who are continuously working with the child victims and their families and will include representation from multiple collaborative organizations such as law enforcement, prosecution, child protective services, victim services advocates, mental health providers, medical professionals, sexual assault nurse examiners, child advocates and court appointed special advocates.  CEUs will be provided.

Training will include topics such as:

Understanding Victim Behavior


The Difference in Children who Sexually Abuse Other Children and the Adolescent Sex Offender

Online Solicitation: Computers and Cellular Devices and the Secrets They Hold

How I Need You and You Need Me:  A Team Approach to Working Child Abuse Cases

Signs and Symptoms of STDs and the role of SANE

Grooming Tactics Used by Child Molesters

Resiliency: From Victim to Survivor

Drug Endangered Kids

Age Appropriate Forensic Interviews and Linguistics in Child Development

Sex Offender 101: From Flashers to Pedophiles

Incest: What Makes These Cases Unique


If you would like to present at this training and share your expertise regarding child abuse issues, please respond no later than Friday, September 23, 2011.  Funds are available for travel reimbursement upon request.

Please help us by distributing this call for speakers to your listserv and interested parties and add it to your calendar.  Registration details will be coming soon and attendance is limited to 150 participants. 

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