Make the most of your time at Symposium by attending one of three dynamic Pre-Conference Workshops!
Select the Pre-Conference Workshop option of your choice during Symposium registration. The Pre-Conference Workshop fee is $99, which includes lunch. There is also an option to register only for Pre-Conference Workshop.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Transportation is NOT provided for Pre-Conference Workshop.
I've Been Drinking the TF-CBT Kool-Aid: Advanced Topics in TF-CBT
Calling all implementing Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy therapists! If you are ready to grow your TF-CBT skills because you love the model, then this day is for you. We will focus on how to apply TF-CBT to particular client populations: children with complex trauma and chronic PTSD symptoms; sexually abused youth who do not perceive the abuse as traumatizing; and children with diffuse and pervasive neglect experiences. Throughout this day we will practice Socratic Questioning, improve our engagement strategies, and steal shamelessly our favorite resources. Come prepared to talk up your favorites!
This pre-conference is open only to therapists who are currently implementing the model and who have completed their TF-CBT training and consultation calls - or are currently in a training cohort - with a nationally-approved trainer.
Listening to the Voice of the Child to Inform Primary Prevention in Youth-Serving Organizations
In this day-long interactive pre-symposium session, top experts from leading national and international youth-serving organizations including: Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, YMCA of the USA, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, the U.S. Center for SafeSport, and the YMCA of Australia, will share best practices in providing primary child abuse and neglect prevention, centered around the voices of the children they serve. This interactive session will incorporate presentation by leading experts highlighting the latest research, current training and tools in prevention, case study reviews, and presentations from outside experts to explore these four questions. (1) What does a child protective YSO look like? (2) What are the foundational habits of a YSO that makes the safety of the youth a priority? (3) What does research tell us about the protection of children in YSOs? (4) What are the trends and challenges facing YSOs work in protecting youth?
Managing the System Response to Child Sex Trafficking
Byron Fassett is a nationally recognized subject matter expert (SME) on the victimization of women and children through sex trafficking, child sexual abuse and exploitation, and has over 38 years law enforcement experience with the Dallas Police Department. In 2003, Byron Fassett co-developed the nationally recognized High-Risk Victims and Trafficking Team (HRVT) within the Dallas Police Department. In his current position as the Program Manager for the National Criminal Justice Training Center (NCJTC), AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance (AATTAP) and Missing and Exploited Child (MEC) Programs.