28th Annual Midwest Conference on Child Sexual Abuse
The University of Wisconsin—Madison and Family Sexual Abuse Treatment Center are proud to announce the 28th Annual Midwest Conference on Child Sexual Abuse and Incest.
October 22-25, 2012
This national conference offers treatment and assessment workshops to professionals working in the sensitive field of child sexual abuse treatment.
If you work as a therapist, child protection worker, attorney, law enforcement officer, medical professional, or in any position with a need to know about child sexual abuse treatment, attend this highly regarded conference to build skills and learn new techniques to support your clients.
About the Midwest Conference on Child Sexual Abuse, 2012
The 2012 conference includes more than 40 institutes and workshops on prevention, investigation, and treatment issues for victims and offenders. Each year offers the return of popular speakers and topics as well as new sessions to keep you informed with the very latest, and most relevant, information. How to register.
This conference takes place at the beautiful Marriott Madison West Hotel and Convention Center. This spacious facility is three miles west of Madison on Hwy. 12 (also known as the Beltline), in Middleton, Wisconsin.
Plenary Speakers 2012
Dan Siegel, M.D.
An Interpersonal Neurobiology Approach to Trauma and Its Treatment
This plenary session offers an interdisciplinary view that draws on a wide range of sciences to explore how trauma impacts the developing mind. By viewing the mind as arising from both neural processes in the body—the embodied brain—as well as from interactions within relationships, we can see how trauma within families in the form of neglect or abuse can shape the ways in which the brain develops and the mind arises.
The impact of trauma on the regulatory functions of the brain—the circuits that shape affect, attention, and behavior as well as the epigenetic molecules that control gene expression—will be reviewed. Ways in which therapeutic interventions can harness the power of neuroplasticity, or how the brain changes in response to experience, will be discussed.
At the heart of healing is integration that enables differentiated regions to be linked to one another. Integration promotes harmony and brings the individual from the chaos and rigidity of posttraumatic states into resolution, growth, and healing.
Rachel Lloyd, MA
Girls Like Us: The Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking of Girls and Young Women
This plenary session provides an overview of commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking of American girls and young women. It identifies risk factors and systemic inequalities that make girls and young women vulnerable to traffickers as well as discuss the challenges young victims face as they seek to exit commercial sexual exploitation and disentangle themselves from their exploiters.
Call: 800-442-7107 or 608-263-5130
To register call: 800-725-9692
Professional Development and Applied Studies
21 N Park St., 7th Floor
Madison, WI 53715