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.
Child Sex Trafficking from Suspicion to Disclosure*
In this pre-conference workshop, learn how to develop an effective law enforcement, MDT, and community approach to identified and recovered child victims of sex trafficking and exploitation. Learn techniques and strategies to enhance the likelihood of obtaining information from possible victims of child sex trafficking. Compare and contrast typical child sexual abuse cases with child sex trafficking (CST) cases and address the different points of entry into the criminal justice and welfare system for CST victims. Understand various disciplines' roles and responsibilities and how they can contribute to a positive outcome of the CST case. Discuss question strategy, interview dynamics, language use, and interview suggestions.
*This replaces the previously advertised pre-conference workshop, Managing the System Response to Child Sex Trafficking by Byron Fassett. If you registered for Mr. Fassett’s workshop and would like a refund of your registration fee, you must send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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?