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Updated: May 1, 2014


Date & Location: May 1-4, 2014. General Conference Headquarters: 12501 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, MD 20904.

Description: A training event to teach church employees and laypersons how to respond to abuse victims in our congregations and in the community.

Who Should Attend: Church and school administrators, pastors, teachers, and laypersons are invited to attend.


Featured Speakers: 

"Not in my Church!"
 Drs. Claudio and Pamela Consuegra,  NAD Family Ministries Directors

"Exploring Resilience Factors and Long-term Health Issues” Katia Reinert, NAD Health Ministries Director:
 
“The Ostrich Syndrome – Addressing the Gobal Challenge of Preventing Child Abuse in Adventist Ministries” Arthur Blinci, VP Chief Risk Management Officer, Adventist Risk Management, Inc.
 
“Responding to Allegations and Managing Sexual Misconduct Claims” Bob Burrow, Manager, Legal Services Adventist Risk Management, Inc.

“Lessons Learned from NAD Sexual Misconduct Claims” Dr. William Chunestudy, educational response specialist 

“Lifelong Results of Child Abuse,” “Teaching Children About Good Secrets, Bad Secrets” Mary Jo Sandholm, Forensic Pediatric Nurse Practitioner 
 
“Ministering Hope to the Hurting Heart” Roberta Fish, LCSW 

“How to Spot Abuse and Abusers” Christopher Bradford, MPA, co-facilitator of a batterer intervention program in the Charlotte, NC region 
 
"The God Who Sees" Dr. Ron Flowers, former General Conference Family Ministries Director

"Why She Stays, When She Leaves" Mable C. Dunbar, Ph.D., L.P.C. 
 
 "Christian Abuse Response Education" (four hour first responder training) Rene’ Drumm, PhD; Tricia Foster, MSW; Stephanie Sheehan, MA, Southern Adventist University Social Work Department

SPECIAL FEATURE: SONSCREEN AWARD WINNING FILM "THE HIDEOUT"  WILL BE SHOWN THURSDAY, MAY 1 AT 7 P.M.
      

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NOTE: Up to four Continuing Education Units (CEU's) in Social Work will be given from Southern Adventist University for those who would like to receive them. 

Schedule:
Thursday, May 1, 2014
5:00 pm-7:00 pm - Registration
7:00 pm-9:00 pm - Opening Session
Friday, May 2, 2014
8:00 am-8:00 pm - Devotional & Seminars
Saturday, May 3, 2014
9:00 am-5:30 pm - SAU First Responder Training & Sermon
Sunday, May 4, 2014
8:00 am-12:00 pm - Closing Session

Click here for a detailed program schedule.

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED