“Community Efforts to Protect Children!”
Child Abuse Prevention Symposium
Hosted by Cumberland University and in collaboration with the
Wilson County Sheriff's Office
Location: Alumni Hall
212 Leeville pike (corner of Leeville pike and Maple Street)
Friday, February 25, 2022
8:30am-3:00pm $10.00 per person
Registration, Continental Breakfast (is included in fees)and Networking
Dr. William "Bill" McKee, Ed.D.
Provost & Vice President of Academic Affairs
and Professor, Cumberland University, and 15th Judicial District Child Advocacy Center Board of Director’s Chair
Scott Ridgway, MS. Executive Director, 15th Judicial District Child Advocacy Center
8:30am - 9:00am
9:00am - 9:20am
9:20AM - 10:15AM
10:15am - 10:30Am
10:30Am - 11:30AM
11:45Am - 12:45PM
12:45PM - 1:45Pm
1:45pm - 2:00Pm
2:00PM - 3:00pm
Vision for the 15th Judicial District addressing child sexual abuse.
Jason Lawson, J.D., District Attorney General, 15th Judicial District
Breakout Session 1
Positive Behavioral Management Techniques-Strategies for teachers, parents and others that works with children.
Cece Ralston, Forensic Interviewer, 15th Judicial District Child Advocacy Center
Breakout Session 2
Recognizing signs and symptoms of a suicidal child
Brenda Harper, Chair, Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network
Breakout Session 3
Come learn from Our Kids all about medical exams: When they are needed? Why? What can you expect? What is the process?
Hollye Gallion, RN., MS., PNP., Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Clinic Director, Denise Alexander, Social Worker, MSSW, Our Kids Center
Lunch (is included in fees) and Networking
Explore the justice system from two different perspectives- prosecution and defense.
Tom Swink, J.D.
15th Judicial District Deputy Assistant Attorney General
Tony Maynard, J.D. Law Offices of Thomas Maynard
Moderator: Jessica Bilbrey-Worthington, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychology & Program Director, Psychology, Cumberland University
Breakout session 1
Self- care-- It’s not an Option
Eileen Wallach, LMSW, GC-C, CEO/Founder, Your Heart on Art
Breakout session 2
Vicarious Trauma, Professional-taking care of yourselves when working with sexually abused children.
Heather Herrmann, Assistant Director of Education & Strategic Initiatives, Nashville-Davidson County Office of Family Safety
Breakout session 3
A Behavioral Analysis approach to conducting Child Sex Abuse investigations
Brian Harbaugh, M.A., President, Signature Behavior Inc
Protect Sponsorship: Volunteer Behavioral Health, KIDLINKS, and Camelot Care
Protect Sponsorship: TN Voices, United HealthCare, and TSPN
Thanks for your Support Cumberland University, Wilson County Sherriff’s Office and NASW TN Chapter
4 Credit hours- P.O.S.T. (The TN Peace Officer Standard & Training Commission Credits for Law enforcement).
4 CEU hours- NASW - (National Association for Social Work) credit hours for Social workers).
4 Contract hours