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Blank Children's STAR Center 2019 Workshop Series

Date & Time Location Registration
5/23/2019 - 8:00 AM Kelley Conference/Dining Room
5/23/2019 - 12:30 PM Kelley Conference/Dining Room

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Information

Series Overview & Purpose

The Blank Children's STAR Center seeks to improve outcomes for child victims of abuse by providing free educational opportunities for members of our professional community. The purpose of the Workshop Series is to impact the systemic coordination of services for children and families through increased professional knowledge and skills surrounding developmentally appropriate, child-focused interventions.

Intended Audience

The Workshop Series is intended for professionals involved in the child protection field including: Department of Human Service professionals, law enforcement, attorneys, victim advocates, medical and mental health providers, family service professionals, nurses, foster parents, and school-based professionals.

Location

The Workshop Series will be held at the Kelley Conference Room and Virginia Thompson Auditorium in the Education and Research Center on the Iowa Methodist/Blank Children's campus. Park in the south end of the parking ramp and take the southeast elevators to Floor 1.

2019 Workshops

Tuesday, March 26th 

Understanding Post-Separation Needs of Abused Women & Their Children

Presented by: Lundy Bancroft,
Author & Consultant, Northampton, Massachusetts

Course Objectives:

1. Identify the range of ways in which battering men cause danger and psychological harm in the home.

2. Review danger signs to avoid the most serious intervention errors.

3. Assess current professional practices for their strengths and weaknesses in assisting families affected by the conduct of a batterer.

4. Design best-practice interventions for all family members

**A special thanks to Orchard Place Child Guidance Center for helping sponsor this workshop**

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Tuesday, April 23rd

Randy & Me: A Prosecutor’s Story of His Childhood Sexual Abuse

Presented by: Kevin Mulcahy, JD, Assistant US Attorney in Detroit, Michigan

Course Objectives:

1. Review the challenges victims of childhood sexual abuse face.

2. Apply one case study to learn effective techniques in communicating with victims.

3. Discuss common questions victims of childhood sexual abuse but are often unable, or unwilling to ask. _____________________________________________________________________________________________

Wednesday, May 1

Growing up with Substance Abuse

Presented by: Mary Ellen Stockett, M.D., The University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK

Course Objectives:

  1. Specify the range of problems associated with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.

  2. Summarize the developmental consequences of prenatal exposure to illicit drugs.

  3. Describe assessment and treatment of neonatal abstinence syndrome (drug withdrawal).

  4. Illustrate the hazards related to parental abuse of illicit substances and the relation to child maltreatment.

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Thursday, May 23rd



Interviewing Child Victims with Disabilities

Presented by: Scott Modell, Ph.D., MCG Consulting, Nashville, Tennessee

 

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe the unique characteristics of children with intellectual, physical, and communication disabilities that increase risk of abuse.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of verbal communication in the context of communicating with and interviewing children with disabilities.
  3. Recall specific interview techniques for use in the investigative and legal environments to optimize communication with children with disabilities.
  4. Practice specific interviewing skills to effectively interview child victims with disabilities.

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Workshop Series Schedule

Please choose a morning OR afternoon session as the information is repeated. Please see the Blank Children's STAR Center 2019 Workshop Series flier for schedule information.

 

CEU Information

Iowa Board of Social Work Examiners, Iowa Board of Behavioral Science Examiners and Iowa Board of Psychology Examiners:

  • March 26 & May 23: Designed to meet the criteria for 3 CEU credit hours

  • April 23: Designed to meet the criteria for 2 CEU credit hours

  • May 1: Designed to meet the criteria for 3 CEU credit hours

Iowa Board of Nursing Provider #31, UnityPoint—Des Moines:

  • March 26 & May 23: Awards 3 contact hours for full attendance

  • April 23 Morning Session: Awards 2.5 contact hours for full attendance

  • April 23 Afternoon Session: Awards 2 contact hours for full attendance

  • May 1: Awards 3 contact hours for full attendance

Iowa Board of for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers:

  • March 26 & May 23: 3 CEU hours of Victim and/or Treatment Related

  • April 23: 2 CEU hours of Victim and/or Treatment Related

  • May 1: 3 CEU hours of Treatment Related

Iowa Board of Certification:

  • March 26 & May 23: 3 CEU credit hours—Special Populations

  • April 23: 3 CEU credit hours—Special Populations

  • May 1: 3 CEU credit hours-Alcohol & Drug Specific

Foster Parent Training

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Credit:

  • March 26 & May 23: 3 CLE credit hours    

  • April 23: 2 CLE credit hours

  • May 1: 3 CLE credit hours



Contact

For more information, contact Sundi Smith, Blank Children's STAR Center at 515-241-4233 or email at Sundi.Smith@UnityPoint.org.

To see the workshop flier, please click here.