“Community Efforts to Protect Children!”
Child Abuse Prevention Symposium
Hosted by Cumberland University
Alumni Hall lobby
212 Leeville pike (corner of Leeville pike and Maple Street)
Friday, October 29, 2021
Registration, Continental Breakfast 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, Our Kids Center
Lunch 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: Dr. Eric Cummings, Cumberland University, Dean, School of Humanities, Education, and the Arts
Breakout session 1
Ruger -Therapy pony-After the Abuse, the Healing Begins
Teresa Fuller, Wilson County Sheriff Deputy/School Resource Officers
Breakout session 2
Vicarious Trauma, Professional-taking care of yourselves when working with sexually abused children.
Shantell Johnson, M.Ed., LPC-MHSP Statewide Training Specialist, Sexual Assault Center.
Breakout session 3
The Investigative Process – “What one needs to know.”
Brian Harbaugh, M.A., President, Signature Behavior Inc
Attendance Goal: 100-150
4.0 contact hours