“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, October 28, 2022
8:30am-3:00pm $15.00 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
15th Judicial District addressing child sexual abuse.
The Honorable Brody Kane, J.D., Criminal Court Judge, 15th Judicial District
Breakout Session 1
Human Trafficking 101: Keeping Children Safe
Rondy Smith, Founder & Executive Director Rest Stop Ministries
Breakout Session 2
Recognizing difference between self-injurious behavior and suicidal behavior.
Ruth Wiseman, MA, Statewide Training and Education Coordinator, Children’s Advocacy Center of TN
Breakout Session 3
How to talk with your children: Communication Strategies for teachers, parents, and others that work with children.
Cece Ralston, Forensic Interviewer, 15th Judicial District Child
Lunch (is included in fees) and Networking
Understanding the Child Abuse process; those who advocate, investigate and interview.
MJ Lucas, survivors, advocate, and voice for survivors of Child Abuse
Detective Major Robert “BJ” Stafford, Wilson County Sheriff's Office
Cece Ralston, Forensic Interviewer, 15th Judicial District Child Advocacy Center
Moderator: Scott Ridgway, M.S., Executive Director, 15th Judicial District Child Advocacy Center
Breakout session 1
Bringing Hope and Healing for Children & Families in Hard Places “Taking a closer look at risk factors and impact of trauma and prenatal exposure on the brain”
S. Chris Troutt, LMFT., CEO, The Papillion Center for FASD
Breakout session 2
Inspiring young people to stand together against Bullying.
Matthew Gress, M.A., Counselor/Speaker/Trainer/Consultant at STARS Nashville
Breakout session 3
Dangers and impact of social media with our children.
Detective Charlie Belote, TBI, 15th Judicial District
Shield Presenting Sponsor: Kid Link of Tennessee, Pam and Bob Black
Protect Sponsorship: MTEC, Volunteer Behavioral Health and Camelot Care
Protect Sponsorship: TN Voices 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