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  • OMS Winter 2019/2020 Training Series

    Contains 5 Component(s) Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 02/13/2020 at 2:00 PM (EST)

    NEW WEBINAR DATES Learn to implement the OMS program at Children’s Advocacy Centers, including the purpose and benefits of the program, with recommendations for distributing surveys to caregivers and team members.

    NEW WEBINAR DATES 

    Learn to implement the OMS program at Children’s Advocacy Centers, including the purpose and benefits of the program, how to view survey results, and ways to share with staff.

    Kaitlin Lounsbury

    Program Evaluation Coordinator

    Kaitlin Lounsbury is the Program Evaluation Coordinator at the National Children’s Alliance, overseeing programs to measure the impact of Children’s Advocacy Centers, including the Outcome Measurement System (OMS) to collect essential feedback from families and team members serving child victims of abuse.

  • CSEC Webinar Series - CACs & Federal Partners: Working Together on CSEC Cases

    Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 01/23/2020

    This webinar will discuss the collaboration among CACs, FBI and HSI on CSEC cases.

    This webinar will discuss the collaboration among CACs, FBI and HSI on CSEC cases.  The discussion will include:  how referrals are made with federal partners and CACs, information sharing, collaboration among victim advocates, successful case examples and challenges faced.  The forensic interviewing guidelines will be shared, including the discussion of presenting evidence during interviews.  Participants will hear from a CAC serving CSEC victims, FBI forensic interviewer and victim advocate and HSI forensic interviewer.  

    Alexandra “Ale” Levi

    Forensic Interview Specialist, Homeland Security Investigations

    Ale Levi is the lead Forensic Interview Specialist (FIS), for Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and has conducted well over 5000 victim interviews.   Ms. Levi is an LCSW and holds her Masters in Social Work and Forensic Psychology. She has worked in the area of child abuse/exploitation since 1998.  In 2009, Ms. Levi became the first FIS for HSI and established guidelines and protocols for the HSI Forensic Interview Program.  She works with all victims of crime, focusing on child exploitation; cyber and technology facilitate crimes, human trafficking and transnational sex offender cases.  Ms. Levi’s travels both domestically and internationally conducting forensic interviews and trainings in English and Spanish.  In addition Ms. Levi is an associate with the National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College.  

    Beth Bouchard

    SEEN Program Manager, Children’s Advocacy Center of Suffolk County

    Beth Bouchard is the Associate Director of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Suffolk County in Boston, MA. As Program Manager of the CAC’s Support to End Exploitation Now program, Beth has coordinated a collaborative, interagency response for over 700 at-risk and commercially sexually exploited youth.  Working daily with law enforcement, the Office of the Suffolk County District Attorney, the MA Department of Children and Families, juvenile justice providers, and community partners, SEEN navigates state and local systems to ensure each child referred receives a coordinated multidisciplinary intervention. Beth provides training and outreach, case consultation, and supports SEEN’s data collection efforts. Her professional background includes advocacy, project management, and coordination of victims’ services for adult and child survivors of sexual assault, domestic abuse, and human trafficking, as well as undocumented youth and refugee minors.

    Martha Finnegan

    Forensic Interview Specialist, FBI

    Martha J. Finnegan is a Supervisory Child/Adolescent Forensic Interviewer (CAFI) for the FBI’s Victim Services Division.  As a CAFI, Ms. Finnegan conducts victim interviews and/or helps agents locate qualified interviewers in their area.  Types of violations where Ms. Finnegan’s interviewing skills are utilized include, but are not limited to, cyber exploitation, human trafficking, abduction, and mass casualty events/terrorism cases. Ms. Finnegan is also available to provide expert testimony, technical assistance and training to FBI personnel, U.S. Attorneys, and other federal, state local, and international agencies in the areas of forensic interviewing of victims of abuse and exploitation.

    Before coming to the FBI, Ms. Finnegan worked at Children’s Hospital Center for Child Protection in San Diego, CA and at APRI’s National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse.

    Ms. Finnegan has published an article entitled Creating and Administering a Kids Court Program and is co-author of an article entitled The Use of Anatomical Diagrams in Child Sexual Abuse Forensic Interviews. She also authored a guide for FBI agents entitled Investigative Interviews of Adolescent Victims and co-authored an article entitled Interviewing Compliant Adolescent Victims. Ms. Finnegan also co-authored an article on presenting evidence in forensic interviews entitled A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: Incorporating Child Pornography Images in the Forensic Interview.

    Donna Mixner

    Victim Specialist, FBI

    Donna Mixner, is a native of North Carolina.  She earned her B.S. in Social Work and Criminal Justice and a Master of Arts, Education Counseling degree,  from East Carolina University.  She has also earned a Masters of Criminal Justice, from Boston University.   She is dually licensed, as a Professional Counselor and a Marriage and Family Therapist.  She has been working in direct victim services for more than 20 years.  She began her career in Victim Services at the Counseling Center, Camp LeJeune, NC, as a Victim Advocate in the Family Assistance Program, working closely with CID and NCIS.  She came to the Richmond Division of the FBI in 2004, where she works with victims of any federal crime.   She has extensive experience working violent crimes against children, human trafficking, bank robberies, and complex financial crimes.  She also is a member of the FBI Victim Services Response Team, and has responded to multiple mass casualty events.

  • CSEC Webinar Series - Building Resiliency for Multidisciplinary Team Members working with Exploited and Abused Children

    Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 12/04/2019

    Join Michelle Mullen, Training Specialist from Northeast Regional CAC and John Pizzuro, Commander of the New Jersey Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force to discuss the impact of vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue on MDT members.

    This webinar will address the impact of vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue on multidisciplinary team members working in the child abuse field and CSEC cases.  The emphasis will be to (1) Identify signs and symptoms of vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue; (2) Discuss strategies to strengthen individual resilience; (3) Highlight organizational strategies.

    John Pizzuro

    Commander of the New Jersey Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force

    John Pizzuro has 24 years, experience from the New Jersey State Police and in that role is The Commander of the New Jersey Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. In addition, to running a task force and overseeing 70 affiliate law enforcement agencies. John Pizzuro has successfully investigated, managed and supervised; Internet Crimes against Children, child exploitation, fraud involving non-profit and financial institutions, bribery, corruption, money laundering, tax evasion, organized crime, racketeering, homicide, terrorism, international narcotics and human trafficking.

    As a result this extensive investigative experience has provided him with a unique perspective on human behavior, and a deep understanding of the pressure that is experienced by law enforcement, their families and the public. 

    John Pizzuro is certified as a Master Neuro Linguistic Practitioner and has an M.A. in Human Resource Development and Training. He frequently speaks to organizations and audiences on the stress that impacts the law enforcement community. John Pizzuro teaches about personal development, leadership, technology, communication and high impact performance. He inspires, motivates, and empowers audiences to transform their lives by altering their thinking.

    Michele Mullen

    Training Specialist

    Michele Mullen, LCSW is a Training Specialist with the Northeast Regional Children’s Advocacy Center. Michele provides training and technical assistance to developing and established CACs and MDTs in Massachusetts, New Jersey and Rhode Island. Michele joined NRCAC in September 2014 after 17 years with Norfolk Advocates for Children, a child advocacy center in partnership with the Norfolk District Attorney’s Office in Massachusetts. In addition to CSEC Training, Michele provides training on Multidisciplinary Team Development, Victim Advocacy, Vicarious Trauma, and National Children's Alliance Standards for Accreditation. 

    Michele Mullen

    Training Specialist

    Michele Mullen, LCSW is a Training Specialist with the Northeast Regional Children’s Advocacy Center. Michele provides training and technical assistance to developing and established CACs and MDTs in Massachusetts, New Jersey and Rhode Island. Michele joined NRCAC in September 2014 after 17 years with Norfolk Advocates for Children, a child advocacy center in partnership with the Norfolk District Attorney’s Office in Massachusetts. In addition to CSEC Training, Michele provides training on Multidisciplinary Team Development, Victim Advocacy, Vicarious Trauma, and National Children's Alliance Standards for Accreditation. 

  • CSEC Webinar Series - Technology-Facilitated Human Trafficking: Current Issues & Trends

    Contains 3 Component(s)

    WEBINAR RESCHEDULE DATE TBD With the governmental shutdown of Backpage, the main site for human trafficking closed. Unfortunately, within days the ads shifted to multiple other websites. This presentation will provide examples of several of those different websites and how those sites work. The use of Darknet networks will also be examined. The presentation will highlight two different tools available for law enforcement for conducting systematic investigations into multiple websites. Finally, the presentation with provide details on the different types of technology evidence that may be used to corroborate disclosures in human trafficking cases.

    WEBINAR RESCHEDULE DATE TBD

    With the governmental shutdown of Backpage, the main site for human trafficking closed. Unfortunately, within days the ads shifted to multiple other websites. This presentation will provide examples of several of those different websites and how those sites work. The use of Darknet networks will also be examined. The presentation will highlight two different tools available for law enforcement for conducting systematic investigations into multiple websites. Finally, the presentation with provide details on the different types of technology evidence that may be used to corroborate disclosures in human trafficking cases.

    Justin Fitzsimmons

    Director of High-Tech Training Services, SEARCH Group, Inc.

    Justin Fitzsimmons is the Director of the High-Tech Training Services division of SEARCH Group, Inc. He is a nationally-recognized legal authority on technology-facilitated crimes against children. He trains at national, state and local conferences on the subject of sexual and severe physical abuse crimes against children. He is on the executive board of the National Children’s Alliance. He is also on the board of directors of the Children’s Advocacy Centers of Illinois. He is licensed to practice law in Illinois and has significant experience as a prosecuting attorney.

    Before joining SEARCH Group, he was a Senior Attorney with the National District Attorneys Association’s National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse. At NDAA he managed the technology-facilitated child exploitation unit. Before joining NDAA, he was the supervisor of the Special Prosecutions Unit of the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office. Before supervising the SPU, he worked out of the Child Advocacy Center where he prosecuted sexual assault and severe physical abuse of children. In 2017, DeKalb County, Illinois, appointed him as a special prosecutor.

    He has published articles on child sexual exploitation and other emerging technological issues. He participates on advisory committees and task forces and supports agencies, courts, and jurisdictions as they create and implement impactful procedures, practices, and technology applications that seek to investigate and combat high-tech crime and recover digital evidence.

    Mr. Fitzsimmons has served as a member of national working groups with other individuals from Federal, state, and local law enforcement, nonprofit organizations, and Internet safety organizations to develop responses and education to technology-facilitated crimes. From 2006–2008, he drafted legislation that addressed technology-facilitated child sexual exploitation issues, subsequently signed into law in Illinois.

  • Getting to Know NCA's Accreditation Standards

    Contains 6 Component(s) Recorded On: 11/12/2019

    We want your CAC to be successful with accreditation! In this webinar series, the NCA Accreditation team will review common struggles with the components, and discuss common strategies.

    We want your CAC to be successful with accreditation! In this webinar series, the NCA Accreditation team will review common struggles with the components, and discuss common strategies. 

    Alyson McKenzie

    Accreditation Coordinator

    Dave Betz

    Deputy Director of Operations

  • CSEC Webinar Series - Youth-Produced Imagery: Trends & Response

    Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 11/05/2019

    Join the New Jersey Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force and The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) as they discuss current trends in youth-produced imagery.

    The New Jersey Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force will discuss the current trends law enforcement is seeing in youth-produced imagery including victim demographics and methods offenders are using to entice children.  The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) will share new initiatives and assistance for victims of child sexual exploitation images and videos. NCMEC and partners are bridging the gap for victims — bringing technology and industry together to help remove these images from circulation online and change the narrative on the nature of the distribution of exploitation imagery.

    John Pizzuro

    Commander of the New Jersey Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force

    John Pizzuro has 24 years, experience from the New Jersey State Police and in that role is The Commander of the New Jersey Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. In addition, to running a task force and overseeing 70 affiliate law enforcement agencies. John Pizzuro has successfully investigated, managed and supervised; Internet Crimes against Children, child exploitation, fraud involving non-profit and financial institutions, bribery, corruption, money laundering, tax evasion, organized crime, racketeering, homicide, terrorism, international narcotics and human trafficking.

    As a result this extensive investigative experience has provided him with a unique perspective on human behavior, and a deep understanding of the pressure that is experienced by law enforcement, their families and the public. 

    John Pizzuro is certified as a Master Neuro Linguistic Practitioner and has an M.A. in Human Resource Development and Training. He frequently speaks to organizations and audiences on the stress that impacts the law enforcement community. John Pizzuro teaches about personal development, leadership, technology, communication and high impact performance. He inspires, motivates, and empowers audiences to transform their lives by altering their thinking.

    John Pizzuro

    Commander of the New Jersey Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force

    John Pizzuro has 24 years, experience from the New Jersey State Police and in that role is The Commander of the New Jersey Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. In addition, to running a task force and overseeing 70 affiliate law enforcement agencies. John Pizzuro has successfully investigated, managed and supervised; Internet Crimes against Children, child exploitation, fraud involving non-profit and financial institutions, bribery, corruption, money laundering, tax evasion, organized crime, racketeering, homicide, terrorism, international narcotics and human trafficking.

    As a result this extensive investigative experience has provided him with a unique perspective on human behavior, and a deep understanding of the pressure that is experienced by law enforcement, their families and the public. 

    John Pizzuro is certified as a Master Neuro Linguistic Practitioner and has an M.A. in Human Resource Development and Training. He frequently speaks to organizations and audiences on the stress that impacts the law enforcement community. John Pizzuro teaches about personal development, leadership, technology, communication and high impact performance. He inspires, motivates, and empowers audiences to transform their lives by altering their thinking.

    Kathryn Rifenbark

    Exploited Victim Project Specialist, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

    Kathryn Rifenbark is an Exploited Victim Project Specialist in the Exploited Children Division (ECD) at the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) in Alexandria, Virginia.  She has been with NCMEC since 2010, where has held several roles including ECD analyst and supervisor.  In her current position, Ms. Rifenbark is responsible for enhancing NCMEC’s efforts to improve resources for victims of child sexual abuse imagery by liaising with law enforcement, victim service providers, and child serving professionals.

    Kathryn Rifenbark

    Exploited Victim Project Specialist, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

    Kathryn Rifenbark is an Exploited Victim Project Specialist in the Exploited Children Division (ECD) at the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) in Alexandria, Virginia.  She has been with NCMEC since 2010, where has held several roles including ECD analyst and supervisor.  In her current position, Ms. Rifenbark is responsible for enhancing NCMEC’s efforts to improve resources for victims of child sexual abuse imagery by liaising with law enforcement, victim service providers, and child serving professionals.

  • Engaging Families with Youth with Problematic Sexual Behaviors in Mental Health Services - Webinar

    Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/23/2019

    This webinar will aim to focus on common barriers that present for families in their attempts to engage in therapeutic services.

    Successful completion of mental health treatment is closely associated with caregiver participation in treatment (McPherson, et al., 2012). However, less than 50% of families who are scheduled to participate in therapy services attend their first appointment (Harrison, et al., 2004). This webinar will focus on common barriers families face. The research of McKay, et al. related to caregiver engagement will be discussed and applied to the CAC setting, with a focus on families with youth with problematic sexual behaviors.


    Amanda Mitten, MA, LPC

    Approved National Trainer: PSB-CBT and CE-CERT models, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

    Dionna Weixel, M.S.

    LMFT Candidate, Child Development Specialist, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

    Carrie Jenkins, LPC (Moderator)

    Co-Chair of the Youth with Problematic Sexual Behaviors Collaborative Workgroup, Sub-Specialty Leader, Sexual Behavior Problem Program at Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center, Charleston, SC

    Jane F. Silovsky, PhD (Moderator)

    Center on Child Abuse and Neglect and Director of Research, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

    Jane F. Silovsky, PhD, is a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC). She serves as the Associate Director of the Center on Child Abuse and Neglect (CCAN). Since 1996, she has been the Director of the Children with Sexual Behavior Problems program, an assessment, treatment, and research program for preschool and school age children with problematic sexual behavior. She is a licensed psychologist and actively provides treatment and supervision weekly for treatment groups serving these youth with PSB; these youth and their families are diverse and have a variety of needs such as reunification, trauma exposure, and other behavior problems. Dr. Silovsky is one of the primary developers of the Honoring Children, Respectful Ways: Treatment for Native American Children with Sexual Behavior Problems training and treatment manuals, which is a cultural adaptation of the treatment for children with sexual behavior problems (SBP) through the Indian Country Child Trauma Center (ICCTC; previously funded through SAMHSA). Dr. Silovsky has worked with several organizations to publish materials for dissemination to assist families and professionals who work with youth that have SBP. She authored fact sheets on sexual development and research related to children with SBP for the National Center on Sexual Behavior of Youth (NCSBY), National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) and ICCTC. She also authored a publication for SaferSociety Press designed to help parents and caregivers of children with SBP: Taking Action: Support for Families of Children with Sexual Behavior Problems. Since 2010, Dr. Silovsky has been directing the T/TA activities for three OJJDP awards for fourteen sites who have been implementing collaborative community- and evidence-based interventions for families of youth with PSB and child victims.

    Michelle Miller, PhD, LCSW (Moderator)

    Project Coordinator for Mental Health Initiatives, National Children’s Alliance

  • Getting Started on NCA Engage - Webinar

    Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/10/2019

    Join this live webinar event to learn about our new learning platform and how to navigate NCA Engage like a pro!

    Join this live webinar event to learn about our new learning platform and how to navigate NCA Engage like a pro!

    Nicole Wilbon (Moderator)

    Training Coordinator

    Sarah Coker-Robinson (Moderator)

    Membership Program Associate

  • Support for Military Families - NCA Initiatives and Funding Opportunities - Webinar

    Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 07/26/2019

    NCA’s Grants team and our military coordinator as well as two current grant award winners will talk about the funding stream, winning grant projects, NCA’s CAC-Military Partnership Collaborative Work Group, and our work in support of provision of these services.

    NCA’s Grants team and our military coordinator as well as two current grant award winners will talk about the funding stream, winning grant projects, NCA’s CAC-Military Partnership Collaborative Work Group, and our work in support of provision of these services.

    Heather Provencher

    Coordinator for Services to Military Families

    Irina

    Hein

    Asia Atkins

    Program Associate

    Deshunda Mitchell

    CAC of Pierce County

    Jackie Simmons

  • Evidence-Based Assessment - Introduction

    Contains 3 Component(s)

    The Evidence-Based Assessment training modules will train clinicians on the use of the Trauma Symptom Checklist for Children (TSCC), the Trauma Symptom Checklist for Young Children (TSCYC), the Child Sexual Behavior Inventory (CSBI) and the Child and Adolescent Trauma Screen (CATS; event portion).

    Clinicians will be trained in the use of standardized assessments to inform the delivery of mental health services to abused and/or traumatized children. The Evidence-Based Assessment training modules will train clinicians on the use of the Trauma Symptom Checklist for Children (TSCC), the Trauma Symptom Checklist for Young Children (TSCYC), the Child Sexual Behavior Inventory (CSBI) and the Child and Adolescent Trauma Screen (CATS; event portion).  NOTE:  After completing the training modules, there will be a consultation phase focusing on assessments of actual clients completed by learners.  Both are required since this is a skill development training, and skills are not acquired well via lecture only.

    Minimum requirements to participate in the Evidence-Based Assessment Training Include:

    A. Licensed or have a graduate degree in a mental health discipline allowing for licensure in your state 

    B. Training in an Evidence-Based Treatment model

    C. Providing mental health treatment to children

    If you are interested in participating in the Evidence-Based Assessment training, please contact Michelle Miller, PhD, LCSW, Coordinator for Mental Health Initiatives at mmiller@nca-online.org.  

    If you are registered to participate in the training please select Dashboard on the navigation bar to view the course.