Agenda

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Sunday, October 28

7:00 p.m.

Panel discussion
Moving Forward: A Public Conversation on Surviving Child Sexual Abuse

Monday, October 29

7:00–8:30 a.m.

Registration and continental breakfast
Setup of exhibits, student posters (of studies and relevant student organizations), and publishers 

8:30–8:45
Session concluded. Archived video available - click the presentation title on the right.
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Rodney Erickson, PhD, President of Penn State
Welcoming remarks (archived video)

Doris MacKenzie, PhD, Director, Justice Center for Research, Penn State
Overview of the conference (archived video)

 

8:45–9:45
Session concluded. Archived video available - click the presentation title on the right.


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David Finkelhor, PhD, Director of the Crimes against Children Research Center, University of New Hampshire
Topic: Overview and epidemiology of child sexual abuse*

Dr. Finkelhor is considered the foremost expert on childhood victimization, with a special emphasis on childhood sexual abuse. 

Introduced by Karen Bierman, PhD, Director, Child Study Center, Penn State

10:00–11:00

Bruce D. Perry, MD, PhD, Senior Fellow at the ChildTrauma Academy, Houston, Texas; adjunct faculty at Northwestern University Medical School
Topic: Trauma impact of sexual abuse on preschoolers and young children, with a special emphasis on brain and neurobiological impact*

Introduced by Benjamin Levi, Director, Center for the Protection of Children, Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital

*Cancelled due to travel delay*

11:15 a.m.– 12:15 p.m.

Session concluded. Archived video available - click "view presentation"on the right.
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Sugar Ray Leonard, professional boxer, Olympic gold medalist; survivorof child sexual abuse

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His presentation will focus on the impact of these experiences and his recovery.

Introduced by Bill O'Brien, Head Football Coach, Penn State

 

12:30–2:00

Lunch
Book signing by Sugar Ray Leonard

1:15–1:45

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Lunch speaker: Ernie Allen, JD, President and CEO, International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children; Founding Chairman, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
Topic: What Can You and Your Community Do about Child Sexual Abuse?

Introduced by Delilah Rumburg, CEO, Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape

2:00–3:00

Session concluded. Archived video available - click the presentation title on the right. 
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Penelope Trickett, PhD, Professor of Social Work and Psychology, University of Southern California School of Social Work
Topic: Trauma impact of sexual abuse on older children and teens*

Dr. Trickett has information from a 15-year longitudinal study of girls who were sexually abused.

Introduced by Elizabeth Susman, PhD, Jean Phillips Shibley Professor of Biobehavioral Health, Department of Biobehavioral Health, College of Health and Human Development, Penn State

3:15–4:15

Session concluded. Archived video available - click the presentation title on the right. 
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Keith Kaufman, PhD, Professor of Clinical Psychology, Portland State University
Topic: What child sex offenders teach us about prevention*

Dr. Kaufman will discuss what motivates sex offenders, including their use of grooming and other predatory strategies. He will also present an evidence-based prevention program that he is implementing with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

Introduced by Ian Elliott, PhD, Research Scholar, Justice Center for Research, Penn State

Tuesday, October 30

7:45–8:30 a.m.

Continental breakfast/Exhibit booths

8:30–8:45

Kate Staley, PhD, Research Scientist, Justice Center for Research, Penn State
Introduction to the day's events

8:45–9:45

Session concluded. Archived video available - click the presentation title on the right. 
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Replacement speakers: Chris Anderson and Margaret Hoelzer

Session TBA

*Cancelled due to travel delay*
Sharon Cooper, MD, Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Topic: Internet usage as a gateway to childhood sexual abuse, and prevention strategies*

Introduced by Mark Dias, MD, FAAP, FAANS, Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital

 

10:00–11:00

Julie Larrieu, PhD, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
Topic: Evidence-based intervention for toddler and preschool victims of child sex abuse (and their parents), termed child-parent psychotherapy*

Dr. Larrieu will discuss intervention and also present case studies.

Introduced by Kate Staley, PhD, Research Scientist, Justice Center for Research, Penn State

This session is unavailable for streaming.

11:00 a.m.–noon

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Lucy Berliner, MSW, Director, Harborview Center for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress; Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Washington School of Social Work and Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Topic: Evidence-based interventions for older children and adolescents who experienced sexual abuse; policy and pragmatic issues regarding implementation of evidence-based therapies at the local and state level*

Introduced by Mark Feinberg, PhD, Research Professor and Senior Scientist, Prevention Research Center for the Promotion of Human Development, College of Health and Human Development, Penn State

noon–1:00 p.m. Lunch for attendees

1:00–2:00

Session concluded. Archived video available - click the presentation title on the right. 
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John E.B. Myers, JD, Professor of Law, McGeorge Law School, University of the Pacific, Sacramento, California
Topic: Legal child sexual abuse investigation issues*

Dr. Myers will talk about a variety of legal issues involved in a child sex abuse investigation, including reporting of abuse and forensic interviewing of children.

Introduced by Lucy Johnston-Walsh, JD, Director, Child Advocacy Clinic, Penn State Law

2:30–3:30

Elizabeth Smart: As a youth she was abducted from her home and held for more than nine months by a man and woman, and was repeatedly sexually victimized by the man. She will speak about her experiences, recovery, and remarkable resiliency.

Introduced by Susan Welch, PhD, Dean, College of the Liberal Arts, Penn State

This session is unavailable for streaming.

3:30–3:45
Session concluded. Archived video available - click the presentation title on the right. 
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President Rodney Erickson
Closing Remarks

 *indicates 1 CE credit for psychologists is available

Special thanks to those from Penn State who are serving on our question panels:

Monday Morning:

Karen Bierman, PhD, Director, Child Study Center
Brian Rabian, PhD, Director, The Psychological Clinic
Andrea Falzone, PsyD, Staff Psychologist, Counseling and Psychological Services

Monday Afternoon:
Douglas Teti, PhD, Professor, College of Health and Human Development; Associate Director, Children, Youth, and Families Consortium
Ian Elliott, PhD, Research Scholar, Justice Center for Research
Elizabeth Susman, PhD, Jean Phillips Shibley Professor of Biobehavioral Health

Tuesday Morning:
Mark Dias, MD, FAAP, FAANS, Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital
Sandra Azar, PhD, Professor of Psychology
Mark Feinberg, PhD, Research Professor and Senior Scientist, Prevention Research Center for the Promotion of Human Development

Tuesday Afternoon:
Eric Silver, PhD, Professor of Sociology and Crime, Law, and Justice
Lucy Johnston-Walsh, JD, Director, Children's Advocacy Clinic, Penn State Law