2017 Workshops & Sessions


Values & Healing:  The Pathway to Recovery

William Kellibrew, IV, Global Advocate

ACE Interface:  A National Priority

Tim Grove, Senior Leader Saint A

The Maze of the Teen Brain and the Impact of Marijuana

Dr. Nicola Erb, Assistant Police Chief, Breckenridge Police Department

How to Develop a Successful Tribal DEC Alliance with National DEC

Melanie Smith, Salish Kootenai Tribe

Eric Nation, National DEC Director of Training & Development

Stacee Read, National DEC, Director of DEC Network Development

Visual Autopsy of Drug Endangered Children Deaths

Sue Weber Brown, Police Officer, Executive Director Drug Endangered Children Training & Advocacy Center


Courtney Pero, Sergeant Plano, Texas Police Department

The Correlation of Human Trafficking and DEC

Russell Smith, Section Director SECURE Strike Force, Utah Attorney General’s Office

Dr. Halleh Seddighzadeh, International Counter Trafficking Advisor

“Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder – To Protect and Serve Those Who Protect and Serve”

Chief Timothy Whitcomb

Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office

New York

Trauma & Recovery

Tonier Cain, CEO & Founder Healing Neen, Inc.

Dynamic Work with Dynamic Families

Dawn Perez MSW, Child Welfare Manager Marathon County Department of Social Services

Christa Jensen, Marathon County Department of Social Services

Steven DeNovi, Detective with the Marathon County Sheriff’s Department

How Trauma and Substance Abuse Affects Child Abuse and Neglect Cases Involving Indian Children

Chief Judge Kim McGinnis, Pueblo of Pojoaque

Applying Core Concepts of Trauma Informed Care to Law Enforcement Practice

Tim Grove, Senior Leader Saint A

Corey Norlander, Sergeant Sheboygan County Sheriff’s Department

Why Do I Need A Forensic Interview?  What Child Victims Can Tell Us

Liz Ghilardi, MSW, LCSW,  Forensic Interview Program Supervisor, Child Advocacy Protection Center, Children’s Hospital & Health Systems

Drug Exposure for Kids

Dr. Hillary Petska

So What’s Wrong With Kids These Days?  An Exploration of What We Can Do to Support DEC Children in a Complicated World

Jim Harris, Operating Consulting Services

Substance Abuse in Indian Country

Honorable Richard Blake, Chief Judge Hoopa Valley Tribe

DEC Collaboration with Probation and Parole

Jen Steinmetz, Corrections Field Supervisor Wisconsin Department of Corrections

Trevin Martin, Probation Parole Agent Wisconsin Department of Corrections

Emerging Drug Trends and Child Victimization

Bryan Kastelic, WI DCI Agent

Understanding the Marijuana Policy Landscape

Amy Ronshausen, Deputy Director of Drug Free America Foundation, Inc. & Save Our Society From Drugs

Why Drug Addiction Affects Behavior:  the Neuropharmacology of Addiction

Honorable Kim McGinnis, Chief Judge Pueblo of Pojoaque

Engendering Hope & Delivering Promise – Weaving a Resilient Basket

Susie Kuerschner, FASD Consultant & Child Development Specialist

Marijuana Edibles & Drug Endangered Children

Chuck Daugherty, Executive Director ACT Missouri

Cops & Docs

Dr. Barbara Knox, Medical Director University of Wisconsin Child Protection Program

Cindy Giese, Special Agent in Charge, Wisconsin Department of Justice, Acting National DEC President

Developing Safe Communities for Native DEC Families

Honorable Richard Blake, Chief Judge Hoopa Valley Tribe

Suffer from Burnout?

Give’em the F.I.N.G.E.R.!

Mark Yarbrough, Motivational Speaker

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