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2019 Champions of Children Conference

March 11-12, 2019 at The Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca, IL

This two-day MDT enrichment conference features highly regarded speakers in their fields representing each discipline, with four separate tracks for participants to choose from that will best meet their professional development needs.      

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CONFERENCE RESOURCES

MEET YOUR SPEAKERS

Jeannette M. Adkins
Jeannette M. Adkins

Former Administrator & Director of Greene County’s Michael’s House Child Advocacy Center

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Laura Boillot, LCPC
Laura Boillot, LCPC

Clinical Supervisor at Chicago Children's Advocacy Center

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Irish Burch
Irish Burch

Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives for Children's Advocacy Centers of Texas

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Dr. Rachel Clingenpeel
Dr. Rachel Clingenpeel

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/ Associate Director for the Team for Children at Risk at Arkansas Children’s Hospital

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Justin Fitzsimmons
Justin Fitzsimmons

Program Manager in the High-Tech Crime Training Services (HTCTS) department of SEARCH, The National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics

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Bonnie Fries
Bonnie Fries

Child/Adolescent Forensic Interviewer for the FBI

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Rachel Happel
Rachel Happel

Child/Adolescent Forensic Interviewer for the FBI

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Gene Liebler, LCSW
Gene Liebler, LCSW

Executive Director, Behavioral Health Division - La Rabida

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Julia Matson, LCSW
Julia Matson, LCSW

Clinical Supervisor at Chicago Children's Advocacy Center

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Mike O’Neill
Mike O’Neill

Detective Sergeant with Alton, IL Police Department / General Case Supervisor in the Investigations Division

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Robert Peters, J.D.
Robert Peters, J.D.

Senior Cyber and Economic Crime Attorney with the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C)

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Rhiannon Reaves, MS LCPC
Rhiannon Reaves, MS LCPC

Assistant Director of Clinical Services at Chicago Children's Advocacy Center

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Matthew Sandusky
Matthew Sandusky

Founder/Executive Director
Peaceful Hearts Foundation

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Rev. Mike Sloan (M. Div.)
Rev. Mike Sloan (M. Div.)

Director of Safeguarding Certification at GRACE (Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment)

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Amy Stoeber, PHD
Amy Stoeber, PHD

Licensed Psychologist & Member of Healthcare Reform Taskforce for the Oregon Psychological Association

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Beverly Tucker
Beverly Tucker

Forensic Interviewer
Missouri’s ChildFirst Training Program

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Crystal Uhe
Crystal Uhe

First Assistant State's Attorney for Madison County State's Attorney Office

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Jan Waters
Jan Waters

Senior Director of Clinical Services at Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center

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Andrea Zaferes
Andrea Zaferes

Investigator for Dutchess County Medical Examiner Office

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SPEAKER HANDOUTS

Hope and Healing: Life After Sexual Abuse

Keynote: Matthew Sandusky

WE COULDN'T DO ANY OF THIS WITHOUT OUR SPONSORS

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