The 32nd Annual Victims' Rights Conference-Rights, Access, Equity for All Victims

April 27, 2022

Date & Location:

Wednesday, April 27, 2022 - 8:30 am to 1:45 pm - Virtual Symposium

Goal:

Research suggests that safe and stable relationships with caregivers after victimization can lead to resiliency in children and decreases the impact of the trauma.  How we define caregivers is broad, from parents to professionals with a multidisciplinary team.  The 32nd Annual Victim Rights Conference affords the opportunity for professionals to come together to learn how to better support victims and their caregivers no matter where the survivor is in their journey.  Participants will hear a firsthand account of "grooming" the process through which abusers build a trusting relationship with potential victims in order to manipulate or abuse them and ways, as caregivers, they can recognize the steps and intervene.  Additionally, attendees will also learn of innovative programs designed to support professionals impacted by "second victim syndrome" which can be common in those working to support those impacted by trauma.

The goal of this educational activity is to bring together a variety of disciplines to share best practices that will ensure support for survivors and those that work alongside them.    

 

Jointly Provided by:

The Hampden County District Attorney's Office, Baystate Family Advocacy Center, and Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education

 

 

Target Audience

This course is designed for law enforcement, mental health professionals, victim witness advocates, physicians, nurses, psychologists and community providers.  

Learning Objectives

 

  • Distinguish how traumas, stress, depression and substance misuse by caregivers can be mapped to various neuronal and reward pathway disruptions which impact parenting.
  • Apply physiology to symptoms of disrupted caregiving which may be recognized in the clinical setting and recognize how caregiver affect and regulation impact attachment, child regulation, affect, and development.   
  • Implement specific strategies to develop caregiver and child sense of safety and reward in caregiving and promote recovery from trauma.
  • Identify the five steps of grooming.
  • Discuss long term psychological impacts of the grooming process.
  • Identify ways to support the growth of a victim toward survivorship in their caregiving role.  
  • Discuss the concept of Second Victim Syndrome.
  • Recognize the need for Peer Support Programs.
  • Identify additional resources in addition to Peer Support.
  • Explore tools and practical steps to incorporate trauma informed practices when working with children and families during child abuse investigations.
  • Identify attainable goals for their MDT and individual practices in an effort to incorporate a more trauma informed response.
  • Discuss the available resources to continue their efforts to establish a more trauma informed approach.  
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 4.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 4.50 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 4.50 APA American Psychological Association
    Baystate Health is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Baystate Health maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  • 4.50 ASWB Continuing Education Credit(s)
  • 4.50 IPCE Credit Hour(s)
  • 4.50 NBCC
    Baystate Health is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP™) and may offer NBCC approved clock hours for events that meet NBC requirements. The ACEP solely responsible for all aspects of the program.
Course opens: 
02/24/2022
Course expires: 
07/01/2022
Event starts: 
04/27/2022 - 8:30am EDT
Event ends: 
04/27/2022 - 1:45pm EDT
Cost:
$60.00
Rating: 
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Program Schedule  

8:30         Welcome & Introduction
                Jessica Wozniak, Psy.D, 
                Baystate Family Advocacy Center

8:45         Welcome from the District Attorney's Office
                Anthony D. Gulluni
                District Attorney, Hampden County

9:00         Addressing Child Trauma in the Context of Disrupted Caregiving
                Heather Forkey, MD & Jessica L. Griffin, Psy.D.

10:00       Understanding Grooming:   Supporting Victims to Survivorship
                Gwen van de Pas, MBA

11:30        Break

11:45        Working Effectively with a non-Offending Caregiver Throughout an Investigation
                 Anthony DeVincenzo, MA

12:45        Peer Support at Baystate Medical Center
                 Zachary Testo, MD

1:45          Adjourn

     


The design and content of Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education (CE) activities support quality improvement in healthcare and provide fair and balanced views of therapeutic options. Faculty or planner conflicts of interest are resolved before the educational activity. Faculty Disclosure

None of the members of the faculty or planning committee have commercial relationships with commercial  companies providing goods or services used on patients.

Webinar
MA
United States

Meeting Room temperatures will fluctuate. 

Keynote Speaker
Gwen van de Pas, MBA

Gwen van de Pas is a Dutch filmmaker, who spent 12 years in California before recently moving back to Amsterdam.  She studied Film & Theater Science in the Netherlands, holds a degree in Journalism, and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Last March, Discovery+ released Gwen's first feature-length documentary GROOMED, in which she returns to her hometown in search of answers about the man who sexually abused her as a child.  To understand her ongoing traumas, Gwen travels to meet survivors, psychologists, and even a convicted sex offender.  What begins as an exploration into grooming becomes a dramatic journey where Gwen faces unexpected revelations in her case, finally finds her anger, and boldly confronts the evil we'd rather ignore.

Anthony DeVincenzo, MA
Training Specialist
Northeast Regional Children's Advocacy Center

Heather Forkey, MD
Director, Child Protection and Foster Children Evaluation Service
UMass Memorial Children's Medical Professor
Professor of Pediatrics
UMass Chan Medical School

Jessica L. Griffin, Psy.D.
Executive Director
Lifeline for Kids, Child Trauma Training Center & Resilience Through Relationships Center
Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Pediatrics
UMass Chan Medical School

Zachary Testo, MD
Assistant Professor
UMass Chan Medical School
Attending Physician
Department of Emergency Medicine
Baystate Medical Center



Faculty Disclosure

The design and content of Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education ( CE ) activities support quality improvement in healthcare and provide fair and balanced views of therapeutic options.  Faculty or planner conflicts of interest are resolved before the educational activity.

None of the members of the faculty or planning committee have commercial relationships with commercial  companies providing goods or services used on patients.

In support of improving patient care, Baystate Health is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Available Credit

  • 4.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 4.50 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 4.50 APA American Psychological Association
    Baystate Health is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Baystate Health maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  • 4.50 ASWB Continuing Education Credit(s)
  • 4.50 IPCE Credit Hour(s)
  • 4.50 NBCC
    Baystate Health is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP™) and may offer NBCC approved clock hours for events that meet NBC requirements. The ACEP solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

Price

Cost:
$60.00
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Please Note:
  • Each participant must register themselves for the program.
  • Notify your Education Coordinator/ Supervisor that you have enrolled in the course and an interdepartmental funds transfer form must be submitted to Continuing Education.
In order to receive CREDIT, the evaluation must be completed by:Fri, 07/01/2022 - 11:30pm

We appreciate your business and sincerely wish to meet your educational needs.  We understand that the schedule of a busy professional, like yourself, is subject to change.  Therefore, we have included information about our refund/cancellation policies for your convenience below.

Cancellation:
If you must cancel, telephone Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education at 413-322-4242 and follow your call with a written/email request.  All cancellations will incur a $25.00 fee.  Please note that we cannot refund cancellations received less than two weeks (10 business days) before the program date.

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Your refund, less a cancellation fee, will be processed within two (2) weeks from the date we receive the written notification.  For credit card refunds, please allow one to two (1-2) billing cycles for the credit to appear on your statement.

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