Conferences and Special Programs

Child Abuse Investigation Conference - April 16-17, 2014

4 March 2014, Comments: 0
Location: Fulkerson Center

This conference is for law enforcement officers and administrators, social workers, attorneys, educators, juvenile officers and those employed in healthcare, especially nurses.

12.5 hours of Missouri POST, 12.5 hours of CEUs, and 12.6 hours of CLEs are available.

Brought to you by the Regional Law Enforcement Academy, the Department of Criminal Justice, Legal Studies, and Social Work, the Department of Nursing, and the Northwest Missouri Children’s Advocacy Center.

Registration is $90 for two days, and $50 if only attending one day. The cost includes lunch.

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The conference is sponsored by Horizon Equipment and the Heartland Foundation.


 Conference Schedule

There will be a Pre-Conference Opening by the JAYC Foundation at 6:30 p.m. on April 15, which will be open to the public and free.

April 16

Time Session      
8:30 WelcomeKemper Room – Fulkerson Center      
8:45-10:15 Dr. Terra FrazierKeynote

“Introduction to Signs of Abuse”

Kemper Room – Fulkerson Center

[CEU: 1.5 Technical]
     
10:15-10:30 Break      
10:30-12:00 Breakout ACynthia Merritt

“Safe Haven for Newborns”

Mead Room – Fulkerson Center

[CEU: 1.5 Interpersonal]
Breakout BDr. Terra Fraizer

“Recognizing the signs of child abuse”

Rochambeau Room – Fulkerson Center

[CEU: 1.5 Technical]
Breakout CCatherine Vannier, Family Violence Resource Prosecutor for the Missouri Office of Prosecution Services

TBA

Enright 214

[CEU: 1.5 Legal]
Breakout DSuzanne Kissock

“Evolution of Child Protection Law in the U.S.”

Enright 216

[CEU: 1.5 Legal]
12:00-1:00 LunchKemper Room – Fulkerson Center      
1:00-2:30 Breakout AJana Frye, LCSW

“Thinking Outside the Box”

Mead Room – Fulkerson Center

[CEU: 1.5 Interpersonal]
Breakout BJoey Thompson

“The Hot Line Call is Made, Now What”

Rochambeau Room – Fulkerson Center

[CEU: 1.5 Technical]
Breakout CSgt. Jeff Owen

“Internet Crimes Against Children”

Enright 214

[CEU: 1.5 Technical]
Breakout DKelly McGill Carroll, Johnson County Crime Lab

“The Role of DNA in Child Abuse Cases”

Enright 216

[CEU: 1.5 Technical]
2:30-2:45 Break      
2:45-4:15 Breakout ADr. Rebecca Bailey

“Meeting the Needs of Family Post Trauma”

Mead Room – Fulkerson Center

[CEU: 1.5 Interpersonal]
Breakout BDet. Trenny Wilson

“Child Physical/Sexual Abuse”  Restricted to Law Enforcement and Child Protective Service Employees, I.D. Required”

Rochambeau Room – Fulkerson Center

[CEU: 1.5 Technical]
Breakout CInvestigator Terry White

“Prescription Narcotics and Their Effects on Child Abuse”

Enright 214

[CEU: 1.5 Technical]
Breakout DDr. Jeffrey Dunn

“People First Language/Abuse and Neglect

Enright 216

[CEU: 1.5 Interpersonal]
4:15-5:00 Poem by 13-year old child abuse victim      

 April 17

Time Session      
         
8:45-10:15 Breakout AJill Patterson

“Mandated Reporting Training (Part 1)” (Ethics)

Mead Room – Fulkerson Center

[CEU: 1.5 Interpersonal]
Breakout BKatie Schaefer, Buchanan County Prosecutor’s Office

“Preparing Child Victims for the Court Process”

Enright 214

[CEU: 1.5 Legal]
Breakout CDr. Rebecca Bailey

“Emotional Heroism and Why We Do What We Do”

Rochambeau Room – Fulkerson Center

[CEU: 1.5 Interpersonal]
Breakout DJoyce Estes, Child Advocacy Center

“Darkness to Light (Part 1)”

Enright 216

[CEU: 3 Interpersonal – Must complete both sessions to receive CEUs.]
10:15-10:30 Break      
10:30-12:00 Breakout AJill Patterson

“Mandated Reporting Training (Part 2)” (Ethics)

Mead Room – Fulkerson Center

[CEU: 1.5 Interpersonal]
Breakout BKatharine Fincham, US Attorney

“Abuse & Exploitation of Children – Federal Cases”

Enright 214

[CEU: 1.5 Legal]
Breakout CRhonda Ewing, St. Joseph Youth Alliance

“Mental Health First Aid”

Rochambeau Room – Fulkerson Center

[CEU: 1.5 Interpersonal]
Breakout DJoyce Estes, Child Advocacy Center

“Darkness to Light (Part 2)”

Enright 216

[CEU: 3 Interpersonal – Must complete both sessions to receive CEUs.]
12:00-1:00 LunchKemper Room – Fulkerson Center      
1:00-2:30 Breakout AShane Young, MSW

“Influencing safety as a Social Work Professional”

Mead Room – Fulkerson Center

[CEU: 1.5 Interpersonal]
Breakout BPatrick Daly, US Attorney

“Human Trafficking of Children”

Rochambeau Room – Fulkerson Center

[CEU: 1.5 Legal]
Breakout CJennifer Johnson, APRN

“Bite Marks and Strangulation”

Enright 214

[CEU: 1.5 Technical]
Breakout DNici Hayes

“I Have Autism, How Do I Stay Safe?”

Enright 216

[CEU: 1.5 Interpersonal]
2:30-2:45 Break      
2:45-4:15 Breakout AJana Frye, LCSW

“Staying Cool in the Hot Seat”

Mead Room – Fulkerson Center

[CEU: 1.5 Technical]
Breakout BTeresa Moore, US Attorney

“Federal Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act: Compliance, Violations and Prosecution”

Rochambeau Room – Fulkerson Center

[CEU: 1.5 Legal]
Breakout CRyan Rezelle, Johnson County Crime Lab

“The Investigation of Abuse: The Crime Lab Perspective”

Enright 214

[CEU: 1.5 Technical]
Breakout DBikers Against Child Abuse

TBA

Enright 216

[CEU: 1.5 Interpersonal]
4:15-4:30 Wrap upConference Evaluation

Kemper Room – Fulkerson Center

     

Speaker Bios
Dr. Rebecca Bailey

Dr. Rebecca Bailey  (Psy 18732) practices an integrative approach to psychotherapy utilizing a variety of evidence based treatment methods for individuals, families, and groups.  She specializes in familial reunification, equine assisted youth groups, life transitions, anxiety/depression, sexual trauma, co-parenting, and therapeutic supervised visitation services.  The Transitioning Families program originally designed to aid families going through divorce expanded to provide opportunities for families who have had major interruptions in their life process.  Dr. Rebecca Bailey was recently brought into national recognition due to her involvement in the reunification of a 29 year old that had been abducted and held captive for 18 years.  The Transitioning Families team facilities the reunification between this young woman and her family of origin.  The interdisciplinary team, led by Dr. Bailey, utilized a collaborative, client centered, psycho-educational and often time’s directive approach.  She offers valuable insight and a refreshing perspective on the importance of healing the families from within the family as well as the challenges and rewards encountered when working with a variety of families post trauma.  Her presentation is intended to encourage thinking outside of the box when working with complex cases and to encourage paying attention to the most basic patterns of human interaction.

Patrick Daly

Patrick Daly is an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Computer Crimes and Child Exploitation Unit of the Criminal Division of the Office of the United State Attorney (USAO) for the Western District of Missouri.  In this capacity, he specializes in prosecuting a host of crimes against children, ranging from human trafficking to computer-based child pornography prosecutions.  AUSA Daly also prosecutes matters involving intellectual property and computer hacking/intrusions.  During this time with the USAO, AUSA Daly also prosecuted a variety of firearms and drug matters.  Prior to joining the USAO, AUSA Daly defended police officers in civil rights litigation with the City of Chicago Law Department, and specialized in employment law with large multinational law firms.

Joyce Estes

Joyce Estes has been the Executive Director of The Northwest Missouri Children’s Advocacy Center since 2004.  She has been a child counselor there since 1993, working with child victims of sexual and physical abuse.  She has a MsED counseling from Northwest Missouri State University and a BS in Education from Missouri Western State University.  She is a LCSW in Missouri.  Joyce often testifies as an expert witness on child abuse cases in Buchanan County.

Katharine Fincham

Katharine (“Kathy”) Fincham has been an Assistant United States Attorney for 19 years.  For the past 12 years she has worked almost exclusively on child exploitation cases.  She has been Chief of the Computer Crimes and Child Exploitation Unit for approximately 3½  years.  Before becoming a “fed”, Kathy was an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Jackson, Missouri for 12½ years.  During that time she was head of the Sex Crimes Unit for 4 years.  In that capacity, and for an additional year as a line attorney, Kathy prosecuted violent crimes perpetrated on adults and children, including child homicides.

Jana Frye

Jana Frye has been in private practice for 12 years. Seven years ago she opened Inspired Horizons, Inc. and has provided services to kids, adults, families and couples throughout NW Missouri. Prior to being in private practice, Jana worked for the Missouri Children’s Division working with foster and adoptive children and families. Jana has had experience in many areas. She has testified for countless hours in both criminal and family court. She has worked with families, children and organizations that have experienced crisis situations. As an adjunct she teaches  at Missouri Western State University and part-time for the Missouri Chapter of NASW.

Suzanne Kissock

Suzanne Kissock is an Associate Professor and the Legal Studies Program Director in the Department of Criminal Justice, Legal Studies, and Social Work at Missouri Western State University.  In 1993, Ms. Kissock graduated cum laude from St. Louis University with a B.A. degree in Political Science.  She then went on to St. Louis University School of Law where she received her Juris Doctorate in 1996. Suzanne practiced law for ten years before accepting her position at Western in 2005. Ms. Kissock specialized in the areas of criminal law, family law, and juvenile law.  In 2004, she was appointed by Governor Carnahan to serve on the Juvenile Justice Advisory Group.  Ms. Kissock has served on the Board of Directors for the St. Joseph Chapter of the YWCA, the Ladies Union Benevolent Association, the Northwest Missouri Children’s Advocacy Center, and the Social Welfare Board.  She resides in St. Joseph with her husband Tim, and their two daughters, Mary and Katy.

Teresa Moore

Teresa Moore graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law in 1992.  From 1992 until 2010 Teresa worked for the Jackson County Missouri Prosecutor’s Office and during that time handled a wide variety of cases including sexually based offenses.  In 2010 Teresa was hired by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Missouri.  Teresa prosecutes child pornography and child exploitation cases in addition to violations of federal sex offender registration law.

Sergeant Jeffery Owen

Sergeant Jeffery Owen is a 19 year veteran of the Missouri State Highway Patrol.  He is the unit supervisor for the Digital Forensic Investigative Unit (DFIU) for the criminal division of the Patrol.  He acquired extensive experience in computer forensics and cybercrime while assigned to the Heart of America Regional Computer Forensic Laboratory (HARCFL) for nearly ten years.  He was trained and certified as Forensic Examiner (FE) of digital evidence by the FBI.  He served as the Deputy Director of the HARCFL from 2007 to 2012, including a ear as the Acting Director.  He has worked hundreds of cases ranging from child pornography to homicide.  In 2006 he was awarded the Officer of the Year award from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) along with other officers in the Lisa Montgomery investigation.  He also developed a range of programs to assist officers in obtaining digital evidence including the Virtual Cell Phone Kiosk (VCPK) which has greatly reduced turnaround time for cell phone evidence.

A 1994 graduate of the Missouri State Highway Patrol academy, he began his career patrolling the highways in and around St. Joseph, Missouri.  Sergeant Owen has served in a variety of special assignments including crisis negotiator for the Patrol’s SWAT team.  Sergeant Owen attended the University of Central Missouri where he attained both a Bachelor and Masters of Science in Criminal Justice Administration.  Sergeant Owen has been a POST certified police instructor since 2001 providing basic police training in addition to instruction in the field of digital forensics.  He has taught basic and continuing education courses at the Missouri Western State University Police Academy and the Missouri State Highway Patrol Academy.  He is also an adjunct instructor at Missouri Western State University in the Department of Criminal Justice, Legal Studies and Social Work.

Jill Patterson

Jill Patterson received her undergraduate degree from Washington University, in St Louis, in 1990. She graduated from the University of Missouri law school in 1993. Following law school, Jill was an Assistant Public Defender in the Springfield Office from November of 1993 through May of 1995. She joined the Greene County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in May of 1995 and became a First Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in the Person’s Division in 1998. During her career as a prosecutor, Jill specialized in the area of sexual assault, child abuse and domestic violence prosecution. In January of 2011, Jill worked for the Greene County Sheriff’s Office as their Chief Legal Counsel. In January of 2013, Jill joined the law firm of Keck & Austin, LLC, and focuses in the areas of insurance defense and public entity law. Jill is currently a board member of The Victim Center, FC Legacy Soccer Club, the Advisory Board for Parents as Teachers and she serves on the Child Abuse and Neglect Review Board.

Ryan M. Rezzelle

Ryan M. Rezzelle is the Supervisor of the Crime Scene Investigation Section for the Johnson’s County (KS) Sheriff’s Criminalistics Laboratory.  He holds a Master of Forensic Science from The George Washington University and two Bachelor degrees, one in the Criminal Justice and one in Sociology, from the University of Maryland.  Ryan has been a CSI for 12 years, his first 8 years with the Kansas City (MO) Police Department.  He holds Level III certification as a Senior Crime Scene Analyst through the International Association for Identification (IAI) and is an active member of a wide variety of professional organizations.  Ryan holds positions on the ASCLD-LAB CSI Proficiency Review Committee and the National Sheriff’s Association Technology Committee and he is the CSI Section Coordinator for the Midwest Association of Forensic Scientists.  Ryan is an Adjunct Professor at Missouri Western University providing instruction for LAW 630:  Physical Evidence.

Det. Trenny Wilson

Det. Trenny Wilson has been a member of the St. Joseph Police Department of the last 20½ years.  She worked in the Patrol Division for 3½ years, and has worked the last 16 years in the Detective Division as a member of the Family Crimes Unit.  She specialized in sex crimes and child abuse cases.  Det. Wilson has been involved in training other officers, detectives, and investigators, and also gives many presentations regarding her field of work.  She also serves as member of several committees in the community.  Det. Wilson has received several awards for her work, such as The Sertoma Club Law Enforcement-Bradley Arn Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award (2003), The Optimist Club Respect for Law Commendation (2009), Enoch B. Morelock Award for outstanding moral character, service to the law enforcement community (2010), The Richard P. Easter-Children’s Fund-exemplary service to the community and state in preventing child abuse and neglect and protecting children (2012), Youth Alliance superstars for kids adult ally award – in recognition of positive contributions to the community (2012).

Det. Trenny Wilson graduated from South Winneshiek High School in Iowa, and from Missouri Western State College with a B.S. in Recreation Management.  She has received over 1000 hours of specialized training in sexual assault and child abuse investigations, interviewing and interrogations, and evidence collection.  Det. Wilson has conducted over 1500 forensic video interviews of child victims.  Det. Wilson carries a caseload of over 200 + cases a year.

Shane Young

Shane has worked in the Social Service field for 20 years. He has been employed in several aspects of Juvenile Justice, Adult Corrections (including work with the Buchanan County Drug Court) and he currently works as a Consultant in the field of Hospice. Shane completed his Masters in Social Work from the University of Missouri. During his career, he has been the Chairman, Vice-Chair, and a Board Member for the Juvenile Justice Coalition in St Joseph, Missouri. In 2012, Shane became a Certified Trauma Specialist through TLC (Trauma and Loss in Children). Shane has performed trainings for the Missouri Juvenile Justice Association, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, and the Missouri Institute for Mental Health.


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