National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect

Oct 23-25, 2019  |  Salt Lake City, UT


Conference Materials

DAY 1 | Wednesday, Oct 23

Opening Remarks
Speakers: Hon. Sim Gill – Biography  |  David LaBahn – Biography

Plenary: Medical Findings in Child Sexual Abuse Cases- Presentation
Speaker: Dr. Suzanne Starling, MD – Biography

Plenary: Digital Safety for Your Multi-Disciplinary Team- Presentation
Speaker: Justin Fitzsimmons – Biography

Breakout Session A1: Expert Collaboration to Prove Serious Physical Abuse and Child Homicide – Presentation
Speakers: Robert Parrish – Biography  |  Dr. Antoinette Laskey – Biography

Breakout Session B1: Addressing Recantation in Child Abuse Cases
Speaker: Clint Heiner – Biography

Breakout Session A2: Medical Findings in Child Physical Abuse Cases – Presentation
Speaker: Dr. Suzanne Starling, MD – Biography

Breakout Session B2: Preparing to Testify in Court as an Expert or Lay Witness
Speaker: Ben Santos – Biography

Breakout Session C2: Managers’ Caucus: How to Manage, Motivate and Retain Personnel; Case Management
Speaker: Melissa Diaz – Biography


DAY 2 | Thursday, Oct 24

Plenary: Interviewing Child and Adolescent Victims of Child Abuse: Special Victim Issues – Presentation
Speakers: Clint Heiner – Biography  |  Heather Stewart – Biography

Plenary: Courthouse Facility Dogs: Improving the Investigation and Prosecution of Crimes Against Children – Presentation
Speaker: Ellen O’Neill-Stephens – Biography

Plenary: Messaging to the Community and Building Support for CAC’s- Presentation
Speaker: Ben Santos – Biography

Breakout Session A1: Courthouse Dogs Programs: Working with and Caring for Facility Dogs – Presentation 1   |  Presentation 2
Speakers: Dr. Celeste Walsen  – Biography  | Cari Bobo  –  Biography   

Breakout Session B1: Corroboration in Child Abuse Cases – Presentation
Speaker: Joshua Clark  – Biography

Breakout Session A2: Digital Evidence in the 21st Century: How Technology May Corroborate Child Abuse Cases – Presentation
Speaker: Justin Fitzsimmons – Biography

Breakout Session B2: The Link between Child Abuse and Animal Cruelty – Presentation
Speakers: K. Michelle Welch – Biography | Diane Balkin –Biography



DAY 3 | Friday, Oct 25

Plenary Session: Ethical Consideration in Child Abuse Cases – Presentation
Speaker: K. Michelle Welch – Biography

Plenary Session: Accident or Crime? –Presentation
Speaker: Joshua Clark – Biography

Plenary Session: Effectively Working Together in Your MDT: Building Partnerships and Resolving Conflict – Presentation
Speaker: Hon. Kevin Barton – Biography


Expert Collaboration References

Absence of Rickets in Infants and Fatal Abuse Head Trauma

Abusive Head Trauma: A Review of the Evidence Base

Abusive Head Trauma in Infants and Children

Acceptance of Shaken Baby Syndrome and Abusive Head Trauma as Medical Diagnoses

Biomechanical Investigation

Clinical Report – Does Intercranial Venous Thrombosis…?

Clinical Report- The Eye Examination in the Evaluation of Child Abuse

Commentary on “A Critical Review of the Classic Metaphyseal Lesion…”

Defense Expert Report

Diagnostic Imaging of Child Abuse

Evaluating Children with Fractures for Child Physical Abuse

Flawed Theories to Explain Child Physical Abuse

‘Keller & Barnes’ after five years – still inadmissable as evidence

Letters: SPR Child Abuse Committee

Moussa Sissoko v State

Overcoming Defense Expert Testimony in Abusive Head Trauma Cases

Patterns of Fractures in Accidental and Non-Accidental Injury in Children

Pediatrics: Fractures and Traumatic Brain Injuries

Presence of the Classic Metaphyseal Lesion in Infants…

ProPublica: An Anti-Vaxxer’s New Crusade

Rachitic Changes, Demineralization and  Fracture Risk

Radiologic Diagnostic of Rickets

Ricket vs Abuse: A National and International Epidemic

Rickets Part II

Sentinel Injuries

Temporary Brittle Bone Disease…

The Classic Metaphyseal Lesion and Traumatic Injury

Understanding Abusive Head Trauma

Vitamin D and Skeletal Health in Infancy and Childhood

Vitamin D Insufficiency/Deficiency – A Conundrum

Vitamin D Status in Abused and Non Abused Children…