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2017 Conference on Child Abuse Awareness & Prevention
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5/25/2017 to 5/26/2017
When: Thursday, May 25, 2017
8:00 AM
Where: Lorain County Community College- Spitzer Conference Center
1005 N. Abbe Rd.
Elyria, Ohio  44035
United States
Contact: Amanda Thomas

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Det. Brad Graham, Tacoma Police Dept., Special Assaults Unit
Rita Abdallah, LISW-S, LCSW-C, ACSW, Turning Point Services, LTD,
Mary Sawicki, Senior Attorney Association of Prosecuting Attorneys, Child Abuse Prevention Project,
Dr. Melissa Peters, MD, FAAP Medical Director, Children's Hospital Intervention and Prevention Services (CHIPS) Center, Children’s of Alabama, University of Alabama Birmingham

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Registration is now open for the 2017 Conference on Child Abuse Awareness & Prevention. The Conference will take place May 25 – May 26, 2017 at Lorain County Community College, Spitzer Conference Center, 1005 N. Abbe Road, Elyria, OH 44035. Topics include: •Model Practices in the Investigation and Prosecution of Child Abuse •Identify Burnout and Keep It From Destroying You •Ethics of Child Abuse Investigation and Prosecution •Testifying As An Expert Witness •Medical Evidence in Child Physical Abuse / Sexual Abuse Cases •Is It Time for a Tune-Up? Self-Care for Mental Health Professionals •Prosecution of Cases With Limited Evidence •“When a Child Takes It Back” Recantation in Cases of Child Abuse The cost for two-day registration (Thursday AND Friday) is $50. Single-day registration (Thursday OR Friday) is $25. Included in the cost is continental breakfast; lunch; and 14 Continuing Education units (7 each day) for Social Workers, Counselors and nurses pending approval; and 14 Continuing Legal Education credits (7 each day) for lawyers pending approval. Certificates of Attendance will be provided for all others. For more information, including approval status for contact hours, contact Amanda Thomas at 440.204.4351 or email

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