Block 1 Workshops- 10:45 am to 12:15 pm:
1.Vicarious Trauma for Supervisors
Camela M. Hughes, PhD, Program Assessment & Effectiveness Research Specialist, LaSalle School
Dina McManus, LCSW-R, Director of Clinical Services, LaSalle School
Vicarious trauma is the lasting psychic effect producing suffering related to handling a painful emotional experience through participation in another’s trauma. This can occur in a number of ways as frontline staff interact with clients. Vicarious trauma is related to compassion fatigue, and may result in a lack of enjoyment of work, a feeling of hopelessness, and inability to perform a job effectively. This workshop will provide definitions and examples of vicarious trauma and will explore what effects hearing about the trauma and suffering of others can have on us. Speakers will help staff understand the signs and symptoms of vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue, will aid them in identifying potential triggers, and will discuss the importance of self-care and positive coping mechanisms.
2.Navigating The Court Systems
Presenter: Honorable Hope Schwartz Zimmerman
The Honorable Hope Schwartz Zimmerman will moderate a panel presentation compromised of judges from the Supreme, County/ Integrated Domestic Violence, Family and District Courts. The individual judges will discuss the issuance and enforcement of orders of protection in their various courts and how, if at all, their individual court interface with the other courts responsible for issuing and enforcing orders of protection
3. Identifying and Supporting Survivors of Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)*
Eligible for CASAC, CPP/CPS Credits
Emily Waters LMSW, MPA, PhDc, Director of Human Trafficking Programs at The Safe Center
Detective Lou Salazar, Special Victims Squad, Nassau County Police Department
This presentation will show how the Human Trafficking Department at The Safe Center works seamlessly with the Special Victims Squad from the beginning of a case, interviews, investigations, evidence collection, client support, through the arrest and prosecution phase along with providing counseling save housing health services and a survivor lead service provider department. All integrated into a single facility, along with the Child Protective Services and Child Advocacy Center.
Block 2 Workshops- 1:15 pm to 2:45 pm:
1.Raise The Age
John Plackis, LMSW, Director of Nassau County Probation
Arianne Reyer, J.D., Special Counsel for Adolescent & Juvenile Justice, NC Probation
Laura Turner– Eschmann, Supervisor, NC Probation
On October 1, 2018, the first phase of new legislation to raise the age of criminal responsibility in New York was implemented. New York was one of the last two States to automatically treat 16-year-olds as adults for criminal justice purposes. This “Raise the Age” legislation has had a profound impact on how young people are treated in the criminal and juvenile justice systems. Senior members of the Nassau County Probation Department will explain the change in the legal landscape as a result of the new legislation and the efforts being made by criminal justice professionals to ensure better outcomes for system-involved young people.
Julie Goble, Enough is Enough Project Coordinator, The Retreat
Nicole Keller, Sexual Violence Prevention Program Project Coordinator, The Retreat
This interactive workshop will focus on providing participants with an in-depth understanding of secondary traumatic stress (also known as compassion fatigue, second-hand trauma, or vicarious trauma) in those who work as service providers for survivors of trauma. Following this workshop, participants will understand the basic mechanisms underlying the presence of secondary traumatic stress; know protective or resiliency factors related to trauma and secondary traumatic stress; be able to identify signs of secondary traumatic stress; and take effective steps to mitigate stress and burnout for themselves and their peers. benefits to the participants.
3.Elder Abuse and Working with the Criminal Justice System*
Eligible for CASAC, CPP/CPS Credits
Presenter: Arlene M. Markarian, J.D., Assistant District Attorney, Chief, Elder Abuse Unit
This workshop will discuss the types of elder abuse, including signs of abuse, the profile of an abuser, and the impact of ageism. Participants will learn suggested interviewing techniques, recommended documentation and preservation of evidence, and some safety planning tips. Finally, this workshop will provide information on working with law enforcement and a brief discussion of what happens with a criminal case after a person has been arrested.
Block 3 Workshops-3:00 pm to 4:30 pm:
1.Violence in the LGBT Community
Presenter: Kerrie O’Neil, LMSW, Vice President of Community Engagement & Partnerships
This workshop explores dynamics of intimate partner violence (IPV) within lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities through the lens of the Wheel of Power and Control. It emphasizes the impact of homo/bi/transphobia and heterosexism in perpetuating violence in LGBT relationships and the barriers LGBT survivors face when seeking help.
2.Trauma Informed Response in Law Enforcement
SGT. Sabrina Gregg, Domestic Violence Liaison Officer, Nassau County Police
Det. Paul Giambrone, Special Victims Squad, Nassau County Police
Nassau County Police officers will provide an overview of law enforcement response through a trauma lens when assisting victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
3.Trauma Informed Treatment Modalities
Presenter: TSCLI Staff
4. Resiliency Film Screening
Presenters: TSCLI Staff