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8th Annual Conference Agenda
March 31, 2017

8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.     Registration
8:45 - 8:50                      Welcome, Dr. Brendan Kelly, Chancellor
8:50 - 9:00                      Welcome, Dr. Jennifer Parker, Director of Child Advocacy Studies
9:00 - 10:15                    Susie Wiet, M.D., Psychiatrist, Co-Founder Trauma-Resiliency Collaborative Salt Lake City, UT
                                         “Neurobiology of Trauma and Resilience”
10:15 - 10:30                  Break
10:30 - 11:30                  Theodore Cross, Ph.D., Senior Research Specialist, Children & Family Research Center, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL                                             "Criminal Investigations in Child Protective Services Cases"
11:30 - 12:15 p.m.          Lunch
12:15 - 1:30                    Victor Vieth, J.D., Founder and Senior Director Gundersen National Child Protection Training Center, Winona, MN
                                          "When Words Hurt: Investigating and Prosecuting Cases of Emotional Abuse"
1:30 - 2:30                       Nancy Henderson, M.D., Child Abuse Pediatrician, Greenville Children’s Hospital, Greenville, SC
                                          “Opportunities Lost and Found-a Journey of a Young Child"
2:30 - 2:45                       Break
2:45 - 4:00                       Laura Porter, Co-Founder ACE Interface, Seattle, WA
                                          “Building Community Resilience”
4:00 to 4:30                     Closing Remarks, Wrap-up and Program Evaluation
4:30 p.m.                          Adjourn

Conference Speakers

  • Ted Cross, Ph.D.
    Senior Research Specialist, The Children & Family Research Center, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
    "Criminal Investigations in Child Protective Services Cases"
  • Marlanda Dekine, LCSW
    Speaking Down Barriers, Spartanburg, SC
  • Nancy Henderson, M.D. 
    Child Abuse Pediatrician, Greenville Children’s Hospital, Greenville, SC
    "Opportunities Lost and Found-a Journey of a Young Child"
  • Laura Porter
    Co-Founder, ACE Interface, Seattle, WA
    "Building Community Resilience"
  • Victor Vieth, J.D.
    Founder and Senior Director, Gundersen National Child Protection Training Center, Winona, MN 
    "When Words Hurt: Investigating and Prosecuting Cases of Emotional Abuse"
  • Susie Wiet, M.D.
    Psychiatrist, Co-Founder, Trauma-Resiliency Collaborative (TRC), Salt Lake City, UT 
    “Neurobiology of Trauma and Resilience”


The speakers and planning committee for this conference have disclosed that they do not have relevant financial relationships with commercial interests and does not anticipate discussing unlabeled uses of any commercial products or any investigational products.

For More Information Contact
Dr. Jennifer Parker
Program Director
864-503-5761
jparker@uscupstate.edu

Ms. Shawn Masto
Program Coordinator
864-503-5492
smasto@uscupstate.edu

Hours
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location
160 E. St. John Street
Spartanburg, SC 29306