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2015 Speaker Bios

Robert Block, M.D., Professor Emeritus,University of Oklahoma and Past President of the American Academy of Pediatrics

Biography coming soon!

Daniel Garrabrant, Special Agent,Federal Bureau of Investigation

Biography coming soon!


Nancy Henderson, M.D.   
Nancy HendersonDr. Henderson serves as the medical director of the Division of Forensic Pediatrics at Greenville Hospital System. She graduated from Bowman Gray School of Medicine and did her pediatric residency at TC Thompson Children’s Hospital in Chattanooga, Tenn. She is board certified in Pediatrics and Child Abuse Pediatrics. She spends many of her days addressing one of the most difficult issues facing children: child abuse. For a decade, this pediatrician has performed child abuse medical exams at the Children’s Advocacy Center. She has the skills, patience, warmth and compassion to calm an anxious child, while gathering facts and medical evidence without further traumatizing the child. Just as importantly, she serves as an expert witness in Family and Criminal Court. Her testimony is often instrumental in the prosecution of child molesters.


Anna Salter, Ph.D., Consultant, Wisconsin Department of Corrections

Biography coming soon!

Victor Vieth, J.D.  

Victor ViethVictor Vieth, J.D., serves as the Executive Director Emeritus of the National Child Protection Training Center (NCPTC), a program of Gundersen Health system.  It is a state-of-the-art training complex located on the campus of Winona State University (WSU).  

NCPTC includes five moot court rooms, four forensic interview rooms and a “mock house” in which to conduct simulated child abuse investigations. NCPTC staff provides intensive instruction for undergraduate students and current professionals in the field on how to better recognize, react and respond to children who are being abused. The Center trains approximately 15,000 child protection professionals each year.  

Mr. Vieth has trained thousands of child-protection professionals from all 50 states, two U.S. territories and 17 countries on numerous topics pertaining to child abuse investigations, prosecutions and prevention. He gained national recognition for his work in addressing child abuse in small communities as a prosecutor in rural Minnesota. He has been named to the President’s Honor Roll of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, and the Young Lawyers Division of the American Bar Association named him one of the “21 Young Lawyers Leading us Into the 21st Century.”  

Mr. Vieth has been instrumental in implementing 22 state and international forensic interview training programs and dozens of undergraduate and graduate programs on child maltreatment. Vieth has published countless articles related to the investigation, prosecution and prevention of child abuse and neglect. He is author of Unto the Third Generation, a bold initiative that outlines the necessary steps we must all take to eliminate child abuse in America in three generations.  

Mr.Vieth graduated magna cum laude from WSU and earned his Juris Doctor from Hamline University School of Law (HUSL). While studying at HUSL, he received the American Jurisprudence award for achievement in the study of constitutional law and served as editor-in chief of the Law Review.

For more information about the National Child Protection Training Center (NCPTC), visit www.ncptc.org.

 


MARK YOUR CALENDAR

March 27, 2015
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Conference Location
University Readiness Center
USC Upstate

Pre-Conference Workshops
March 26, 2015
Location t
o be determined

Contact Information
Dr. Jennifer Parker
Program Director
jparker@uscupstate.edu

Ms. Shawn Masto
864-503-5700
smasto@uscupstate.edu