SCHEDULE

Take a look below to learn about the schedule for Child Abuse and Exploitation Conference. If you have any questions about specific activities or event timing, please don’t hesitate to get in touch - we’ll be happy to help. Schedule is subject to change.

REGISTRATION

8:00 AM- 8:15 AM

Todd Wehr Auditorium
To receive certificate of attendance, registration and check-in is required.

CONFERENCE OPENING/WELCOME,
TAMARA REMINGTON

8:30 AM-8:45 AM

Todd Wehr Auditorium

SESSION #1: CURRENT TRENDS IN ONLINE EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN, RYAN KLAVEKOSKE

8:45 AM- 9:50 AM

Todd Wehr Auditorium

Ryan Klavekoske, Special Agent, Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation

This session will cover current trends related to the online exploitation of children. Including: current applications being used by offenders, characteristics of offenders, hidden applications on devices, and tips for free device monitoring for both parents and professionals. The presentation will give an overview of the ICAC Task Force and how to report child exploitation. If time permits, there will be time for Q&A and a live demonstration in a chat room setting.

COFFEE AND COOKIE BREAK

9:50 AM- 10:05 AM

Todd Wehr Auditorium- Coffee generously provided by Starbucks.

SESSION #2: CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE, GROOMING AND CORROBORATION
MIRIAM FALK, ATTORNEY GENERAL

10:05 AM- 11:15 AM

Todd Wehr Auditorium

Judges and juries are often confounded when it comes to fully understanding child sexual abuse.  Such confusion can result in acquittals when the factfinder does not understand or recognize evidence that supports and verifies the child’s information.  This presentation will explore the significance of fully developing information from the child witness about the grooming behaviors of the child sex offender, with a goal of establishing compelling corroboration of the abuse that also develops a deeper understanding of the dynamics of the abuse itself.  We will examine grooming for different age groups and connect the information to effective interview techniques.   How grooming intersects with charging decisions will also be explored.

SESSION #3: KIMBERLY, SURVIVOR/ADVOCATE

11:15 AM- 11:40 AM

Todd Wehr Auditorium

MORNING WRAP-UP & BREAK

11:40 AM- 12:10 PM

Please stop by the resource tables and head towards the Concordia Center for Environmental Stewardship (CCES) Building.

SESSION #4: LUNCHEON SPEAKER, AMANDA DIDIER, STAND UP FOR KIDS

12:15 PM- 1:15  PM

Concordia Center for Environmental Stewardship (CCES). 

Please seat at table assigned at check-in. Lunch will be served at 12:45 pm and table discussions will be led by community advocate centers and law enforcement officers.

Lunch has been  generously sponsored by Concordia University in honor of those who investigate child abuse in our community.

Seating is limited. Register ASAP to ensure  availability. 

SESSION #5: JACQUELINE JASKE, TAKE AWAY YESTERDAY

1:15 PM- 2:30 PM

TAKE AWAY YESTERDAY
Jacqueline Jaske, Survivor/Author
A true account of my personal story: August 17, 1994 my 5 year old son and I would be forever changed at the hands of a troubled stranger. We were followed home from the most unlikely of places and held at knife-point in our home. My son’s horrifying scream of terror that no one would hear and our attackers threat, “do that again and I will kill your mother,” brought me to begging for our lives.

For years the “why” was in the way of our purpose. We survived. I knew I was supposed to do something better with this pain. Writing “Take Away Yesterday” led to the opportunity to speak with the WI Department of Justice to share our story. Each time I tell it I have some of the same emotional symptoms from “that” night, but it gives me a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment.... A purpose in the hope of helping others. I found faith, strength in struggles, grace, and gratitude. By being a voice, for my son and those who didn’t get the identity or closure in their own story, I found mine.

CLOSING: PROCLAMATION LED BY CUW STUDENTS

2:15 PM- 3:00 PM

Proclamation and call for action.


 

MEET OUR SPEAKERS

 

AMANDA DIDIER

Executive Director, Lakeshore Regional Child Advocacy Center.

Ms. Didier has dedicated her career to serving children and families affected by abuse and neglect. Her roles in the past twenty years have included group home worker, juvenile probation officer, social worker, Child Protective Services Initial Assessment worker, youth with sexual behaviors group facilitator, therapist, crisis counselor, and forensic interviewer. In her previous position as forensic interviewer at the Children’s Hospital of WI – Child Protection Center, she completed interviews for local, state, and federal investigators; facilitated peer reviews; mentored new interviewers; provided both expert and fact testimony; offered guest lectures and trainings at universities and for professional groups and agencies; and provided advocacy to children and families. Ms. Didier has completed over 3000 interviews and continues her commitment to advocating for the disenfranchised, the marginalized, and the unheard.


In 2015, Ms. Didier was recruited to assist Ozaukee, Sheboygan, and Washington counties in the development of a new child advocacy center. As of September 2017, the Lakeshore Regional Child Advocacy Center opened its doors as the seventeenth CAC in Wisconsin. To date, LRCAC has reached over 1000 children.

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