8:30 – 10:00 AM GENERAL SESSION: 

Tony Williams “WHY?”

Using humor and anecdotal material while uncovering the feelings the participants have towards their careers, Tony Williams will present questions and ways to reveal how to find satisfaction in the daily routine of work.  Knowing one's own "Why" will turn an occupation into a vocation. Participants will learn to: 

· find the meaning and purpose behind their "Why" 

· appreciate their career choice by connecting it with their "Why"

· continue to seek endorsement in their career by applying their "Why" 

10:00 – 10:15 AM **BREAK**


A1) Kim Madden- Meeting Families Where They Are: Crisis Intervention and Safety Planning for CAC Advocates

Disclosures and subsequent investigations of child maltreatment often create a crisis for impacted families and expose vulnerabilities. While this dynamic can pose significant engagement challenges for CAC advocates, it also offers an opportunity to initiate beneficial changes. This presentation will present strategies for connecting with caregivers in crisis, assessing family- specific vulnerabilities and facilitating interventions, which enhance safety and promote healing. 

A2) David Vucich- Advanced Digital Investigations

This course is designed as an intermediate course to train investigators to think “outside the box”, apply what they have learned in the field and expand the scope of an investigation with digital evidence.  This instructional block reinforces the importance of digital evidence and how it relates to the investigation of almost every criminal offense. It will cover an in depth perspective of reviewing digital evidence, cell towers, cell phones, and emerging technology considerations. It will include in depth reviews of file system databases and where important artifacts can be located.  By the end of the course, officers should be able to discuss how to examine and interpret digital evidence obtained from cell providers and explain the differences in iOS and Android operating systems. In addition, officers will be able to preserve, secure and analyze evidence in accordance with best forensic practices so it will not be suppressed in court. Many different legal aspects of digital aspects will also be discussed.

A3)   Aaron Tomlinson-  Verbal De-Escalation and Crisis Communication

 It’s likely that you face some degree of verbal conflict on an almost daily basis—especially if you work somewhere that involves human interaction. You may provide services for emotionally charged customers, unhappy and stressed out coworkers or interact with people who may be verbally challenging or abusive. This session is designed to provide participants with both verbal and non-verbal approaches to preventing and resolving verbal conflict.  In addition, you will learn techniques to recognize conflict triggers and employ strategies to constructively de-escalate verbally challenging situations.

11:45 AM – 12:45 PM  **LUNCH** (Provided)


B1) Kim Madden- What Can I Tell My Team and What Can I Share with My Clients? Ethical Decision Making for CAC Advocates

CAC Advocates are a key connection between families and the multi-disciplinary team throughout the investigative life of a case. This role may create ethical dilemmas regarding information sharing. This presentation will discuss potential ethical conflicts, review steps for preventing their occurrence, and present strategies for effectively managing the conflicts that materialize. 

B2) David Vucich - Advanced Digital Investigations (CONTINUED)

B3) Aaron Tomlinson -Verbal De-Escalation and Crisis Communication (CONTINUED)


2:15 – 2:30 PM ** BREAK ** 


C1) Kim Madden -Enhancing Family Resilience

Research tells us that the resilience we are born with is not fixed, but rather highly malleable and responsive to life circumstances, both negative and positive. This presentation will examine current science and practical CAC advocate initiatives for helping families build resilience. 

C2) David Vucich- Advanced Digital Investigations (CONTINUED)

C3) Aaron Tomlinson -  Verbal De-Escalation and Crisis Communication (CONTINUED)