26th Annual La Crosse Child Maltreatment Conference 2023
This course offers Live (in-person) and Livestream (virtual) attendance options
Course Director: Emily A. Meyer, APSW
April 27 - 28, 2023 - Stoney Creek Hotel - Onalaska, Wisconsin
The 26th Annual La Crosse Child Maltreatment Conference provides education for the multidisciplinary team of child protection professionals, including medical and mental health providers, law enforcement, child protection workers, educators, child/family advocates and others interested in the welfare of children. Presenters discuss emerging best practice and address ways to collaborate with community and family to protect children and ensure justice for child victims of abuse/neglect. The April conference focuses on recognizing best practices when interviewing children who are reluctant or fearful, investigating and prosecuting cases of child torture, human trafficking and the implications of domestic violence on abuse cases. In addition, multiple local cases are spotlighted.
For information on bulk registrations please email Carrie Bartsh/Sady Lanza.
Ken Kolb Award
Each year since 2003, the La Crosse Child Maltreatment Conference committee requests nominations for the Ken Kolb award of those individuals working to protect children and improve the lives of families. The Ken Kolb award recognizes an advocate for children and their families in our community, who has demonstrated qualities of outstanding leadership and forward thinking. This year the Ken Kolb award has been presented to Dr. Jennifer Brumm, pediatrician at Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse.
When children arrive to La Crosse Mayo Clinic for an exam after a potential abuse case, they likely interact with Dr. Jennifer Brumm. Dr. Jennifer Brumm is the SWWI Mayo Pediatric Abuse provider. She has been helping children in our community for roughly the last 26 years and She has worked with countless families in that time.
Jennifer Brumm is a provider who will drop whatever she is doing, whether at work or on her day off, to help a child involved in a potential abuse case.
Dr. Brumm has a gentle and calming presence when working with these children and truly makes children feel like they are just being seen for a regular physical and is able to provide reassurance that their bodies are normal. She creates a space that allows for children to feel comfortable and open when interacting with her which is vital in these cases.
Dr. Brumm has been very instrumental in getting the Child Abuse Clinic to the level that it is at Mayo Clinic here in La Crosse. She is someone who other providers and staff can reach out to when it comes to potential abuse cases. No matter what time it is, how late it is, she will do whatever she can to be there to help. She has also provided countless education to other providers and care team members to help identifying potential abuse cases. Dr. Jennifer Brumm has also been willing to present at conferences to share her knowledge to others so that children can get the help they need sooner.
To see past award recipients, click here.
The conference is designed for frontline child abuse professionals including child advocacy center staff, child protection workers, medical and mental health professionals, prosecutors, forensic interviewers, law enforcement, school personnel, emergency response personnel, and victim and witness advocates.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Discuss research and concrete solutions to remove reluctance and other barriers to disclosure when interviewing.
- Identify techniques to use when interviewing reluctant children.
- Define common dynamics present in child torture.
- Define common defenses and trial strategies for responding to cases of child torture.
- Recognize the links between domestic violence and child maltreatment.
- Identify behaviors that may result from witnessing violence in the home.
Attendance at any Mayo Clinic course does not indicate or guarantee competence or proficiency in the skills, knowledge or performance of any care or procedure(s) which may be discussed or taught in this course.
All travel and lodging expenses are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.
In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this other activity (live and livestream) for a maximum of 12.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is approved to offer Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course will receive 12.50 general continuing education credits.
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this activity for a maximum of 12.5 ANCC contact hours. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other Healthcare Professionals:
A record of attendance will be provided to all registrants for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies or other professional associations.
For disclosure information regarding Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development accreditation review committee member(s) and staff, please go here to review disclosures.
- 12.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 12.50 ANCC
- 12.50 ASWB
- 12.50 Attendance