Partner Events

The following trainings and events are sponsored by WRCAC partner agencies and open to participants from the western region.

The 34th Annual San Diego International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment, January 26-31, 2019

Chadwick Center for Children and Families

January 26-31, 2019

San Diego, California

The San Diego Conference focuses on multi-disciplinary best-practice efforts to prevent, if possible, or otherwise to investigate, treat, and prosecute child and family maltreatment. The objective of the San Diego Conference is to develop and enhance professional skills and knowledge in the prevention, recognition, assessment and treatment of all forms of maltreatment including those related to family violence as well as to enhance investigative and legal skills. In-depth issues include support for families, prevention, leadership, and policy-making. Translating the latest research into action is also addressed.

35th International Symposium on Child Abuse, March 18-21, 2019

National Children’s Advocacy Center

March 18-21, 2019

Huntsville, Alabama

The International Symposium on Child Abuse is a premiere conference that provides expert training and numerous networking opportunities to professionals in the child maltreatment field, and is one of the few conferences that addresses all aspects of child maltreatment, including, but not limited to, physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, exposure to violence, poly-victimization, exploitation, intervention, trafficking, and prevention.

MDT Response to Child Sex Trafficking, May 6-9, 2019

Fox Valley Technical College

May 6-9, 2019 (3.5 days)

Portland, Oregon

Improve multidisciplinary team (MDT) responses to child sex trafficking (CST) cases. Gather information about improving or establishing a formal MDT in your community. Identify gaps and develop short and long term response plans with the help of subject matter experts.  Upon completion of this training, you will be able to:

  • Differentiate between responses to traditional child abuse and CST cases
  • Utilize the components of an effective MDT for CST
  • Recognize and locate youth at risk victimization
  • Create a plan that encompasses strengths, challenges and a direction for your MDT response to CST
National Children’s Alliance Leadership Conference, June 2-5, 2019

June 2-5, 2019

Washington D.C.

The National Children’s Alliance’s annual Leadership Conference aims to provide continuing education, networking opportunities and exposure to innovative programs and ideas for Children’s Advocacy Center leaders. Included in this conference agenda are the organization’s annual membership meeting, plenary sessions, 90-minute workshops, and annual Hill Day. The target audience for this conference is comprised of administrators, coordinators, and board members of Children’s Advocacy Centers, CAC chapters, and multidisciplinary teams.

Advanced Forensic Interview Training, October 1-3, 2019

National Children’s Advocacy Center

October 1-3, 2019

Santa Fe, New Mexico

NCAC’s Advanced Forensic Interview Training is not protocol specific.  The training is designed for any experienced child forensic interviewers who would like to build on their interviewing skills.  The training begins with an up-to-date review of “best practices”; but quickly moves to addressing specific populations that place demands on forensic interviewers to adapt their practice, exploring methods to elicit details required by the multidisciplinary team, and assessing the effects of trauma on children.