Tuesday, June 4, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM EDT
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Delaware Valley University

Life Sciences Building 
700 E. Butler Ave
Doylestown, PA 18901  

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Erika Dunbar 
Bucks County Children's Advocacy Center 
(267) 927-0639 

8th Annual

 Bucks County Children's Advocacy Center

Conference on Crimes Against Children


The 8th Annual Bucks County Conference on Crimes Against Children focuses on the multidisciplinary team approach to the recognition and investigation of crimes against children.  The objective of this conference is to provide resources to professionals practicing in the field of child abuse investigation, treatment and prevention.  Attendees will increase their collaborative efforts among professionals working in the field, receive current information on investigative and treatment techniques, and increase professional knowledge and skills. 

For more information on WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS and PRESENTER BIOS, please click HERE

Outstanding Service Award Nomination Form

Registration and Continental Breakfast:  8:30am-9:00am

Welcome and Outstanding Service Award Presentation :  9:00am-9:15am

Keynote:  9:15am - 10:15am

"What Dr. Seuss Knows About Doing THIS Job! " - Dan Powers, LCSW

Dr. Seuss helps us gain some insight into our daily struggles, doubts and the reasons we stay in this job.  We will discuss the places you go, the choices you make and how they give us the courage to move mountains.  You will discover how lucky you are to do what you do.  Whether you like them here or there, stress will find you anywhere.  Come and enjoy an hour or two, if even if you're old or if even if you're new.

Workshop Session 1:  10:30am - 12:00pm

A. Juvenile Sex Offenders, A Challenge for the Team - Dan Powers, LCSW

B. Initial Response and Investigation of Child Deaths (Part 1) - Sgt. Jim Sears

C. The Best Kept Secret: Mother-Daughter Sexual Abuse (Part 1) - Julie Brand, MS

D. Bringing Youth Voice to the Child Trafficking MDT - Beth Bouchard

E. So Much More to Me; An Exploration in how Helping Professionals can Support Sexual Health and          Safety for Individuals with Varying Disabilities - Tiffini Lanza, LCSW, M.Ed.


Lunch:  12:00pm - 1:00pm (Included with Registration)


Workshop Session 2:  1:00pm - 2:30pm

A. Get Ready, He's Coming Home: Reunification and the Juvenile Sex Offender - Dan Powers, LCSW

B. Initial Response and Investigation of Child Deaths (Part 2) - Sgt. Jim Sears

C. The Best Kept Secret: Mother-Daughter Sexual Abuse (Part 2) - Julie Brand, MS

D. Responding to Substance Abused Children - Allan De Jong, MD

E. Creative Corroboration in Child Abuse Cases  - Mary Sawicki, JD


Workshop Session 3:  2:45pm - 4:15pm

A. Life with Autism - Mary Worthington, M.Ed. and Dan Bartleson, MA

B. Supporting the Needs of Young Children Affected by Parent Substance Use and the Opioid Epidemic      - Rebecca Vivrette, Ph.D.

C. What About Our Boys? Understanding the Challenges Facing Male Victims of Sexual Abuse and              Assault - Julie Brand, MS

D. Sexually Transmitted Infections and Child Sexual Abuse - or, Why I Hate Warts and Other Infections        - Allan De Jong, MD

E. Prosecuting Child Abuse Cases with Limited Evidence- Mary Sawicki, JD


Closing and Evaluations:  4:15pm-4:30pm


For more information on workshop descriptions and presenter bios, and to complete the Outstanding Service Award Nomination Form please visit:


Outstanding Service Award Nomination Form

Approval for Continuing Education Credits: 

5.5 CE credits PENDING through the State Board of Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists and Professional Counselor.  

5.5 CLE credits APPROVED through Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board


5.5  CLEE credit hours APPROVED through the Municipal Police Officers' Education & Training Commission.



CANCELLATION POLICY:  Please be advised that refunds cannot be issued for this event.   



Thank You to Our 2019 Sponsors and Host:

Bucks County Children and Youth Social Services Agency