Friday, May 1, 2020 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM EDT
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Abington Jefferson Health 
1200 Old York Rd
Abington, PA 19001

Parking in Zipley Garage (Enter from Old York Rd via Keith Rd).  Tickets will be validated.
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Debbie Nugent, MS, RN, SANE Coordinator 
Network of Victim Assistance


Fifth Annual Southeastern Pennsylvania Forensic Nursing Conference 

  Friday, May 1, 2020
Hosted By

Abington Jefferson Health Forensic Nurse Examiner Program
Network of Victim Assistance (NOVA)
  Abington Jefferson Health, 1200 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001


8:00 am - 8:25 am: Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:25 am - 8:30 am: Opening Remarks

8:30 am - 9:15 am: Keynote Address
Jessica Barth, actress, survivor, and Me Too Movement activist will discuss her work advocating to change laws regarding the statute of limitations for sexual assault and furthering the conversation about the abuse in power and gender inequality not only in the entertainment industry, but in industries around the globe. Ms. Barth is the Founder and CEO of Voices in Action, which puts survivors first while providing a holistic and innovative approach toward eradicating sexual harrassment, misconduct, and assault, along with providing trauma-informed support.

9:15 am - 10:45 am: Male Violence and Intimate Relationships and the Emerge Program of Massachusetts 
David Adams, Ph.D., is co-founder and co-director of Emerge, a non-profit organization dedicated to stopping domestic violence. Dr. Adams has 29 years of experience working with men who batter and is a nationally recognized trainer and researcher. He has published numerous articles about domestic violence and is the author of "Why Do They Kill: Men Who Murder Their Intimate Partners." Dr. Adams is co-chair of the Batterer Intervention Working Group of the Massachusetts Commission on Domestic Violence and has done trainings in over 30 states and 5 nations. 
10:45 am - 11:00 am: Break

11:00 am - 12:00 pm: How Traffickers are Using the Prison System to Recruit and Exploit Women Who Have Been Incarcerated
George Little, Executive Deputy Secretary for Community Corrections and Re-entry (Pennsylvania)
Nicole Bell, CEO and founder, Living in Freedom Together (LIFT), a survivor-led organization comprised of those who have survived commercial sexual exploitation
Jaime Pizzi, Esq. and Alexia Tomlinson, Esq.,The Villanova Law Institute to Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation.

12:00 pm - 12:45 pm: Lunch/Networking
12:45 pm - 2:15 pm: Suspect Exams: An Often Overlooked but Critical Component of a Successful Sexual Assault Investigation
Sergeant Joanne Archambault, (Retired, San Diego Police Department), is the Founder and CEO of End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI), a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving criminal justice responses to sexual assault.
2:15 pm - 3:30 pm: Women Who Molest Children: Understanding the Psychology Behind Female Pedophiles 

William Carson, Chief of Police, Maryland Heights Missouri Police Department. Chief Carson will share his research findings from in-depth interviews with women convicted of molesting children, including a discussion on offender typologies for female child molesters.

3:30 pm - 3:45 pm: Break (snacks)

3:45 pm - 5:00 pm: From Forensic Exam to Prosecution: Challenges in the Investigation and Prosecution of Sexual Assaults         
Michelle Henry, First Deputy Attorney General for the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General, and Lindsay Vaughan, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association.

5:00 pm: Distribution of CEU Certificates


$65.00 (includes breakfast, lunch, snacks)

Payment may be made using check or credit card

We are not able to issue refunds for cancellations

Please mail checks to: Network of Victim Assistance (NOVA), 2370 York Road, Building B1, Jamison, PA 18929 noting that payment is for the forensic conference.

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The National Association of Social Workers, PA Chapter (NASW-PA) has approved 7.5 CEUs to be awarded for completion of this course. NASW has been designated as a pre-approved provider of professional continuing education for social workers (Section 47.36), Marriage and Family Therapists (Section 48.36) and Professional Counselors (Section 49.36) by the PA State Board of Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists and Professional Counselors.

This activity has been submitted to the PA State Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours.

Nurse planners and speakers have declared that they have nothing to disclose.

Speakers are subject to change at the discretion of the conference organizers

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