27th Annual La Crosse Child Maltreatment Conference 2024

Onalaska, WI US
May 2, 2024 to May 3, 2024

This course offers Live (in-person) and Livestream (virtual) attendance options

May 2 - 3, 2024 - Stoney Creek Hotel - Onalaska, Wisconsin


The 27th 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 May conference focuses on recognizing best practices when discussing internet and social medial usage among children as well as multidisciplinary team responses to child abuse.

For information on bulk registrations please email Carrie Bartsh/Sady Lanza.

Scholarships
If you would like to apply for a scholarship for this course please click here.

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. If you would like to submit a nomination for this award, please click here: Ken Kolb Award Nomination Form

To see past award recipients, click here.

Target Audience

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.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Interpret how grooming is used in online exploitation cases with a specific focus on the attention/affection trap.
  • Identify the connection to coercive behavior and youth produced sexual images.
  • Recognize the fundamental importance of belonging for human development and potential.
  • Identify ways to maximize positive difference through the CARE model.

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.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 13.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 13.00 ANCC
  • 13.00 ASWB
  • 13.00 Attendance
Event starts: 
05/02/2024 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
05/03/2024 - 4:30pm

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CONFERENCE AGENDA

Thursday, May 2nd, 2024

 

 

8:00 am

Welcome

 

 

8:15 – 9:45 am

Wisconsin ICAC Task Force Review
Kagan McCarty, Criminal Analyst
The Wisconsin Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force pursues prevention, education, investigative expertise, and acts as the clearinghouse for the CyberTipline in the state of Wisconsin. This presentation will identify the history of the ICAC task force in Wisconsin, help understand the CyberTipline process, and speak to the trends in our state.

 

 

9:45 – 10:00 am

Morning Break

 

 

10:00 – 11:30 am

Internet Crimes Against Children
INV Andrew Rosenow, La Crosse Police Department

 

 

11:30 am – 12:00 pm

2024 Ken Kolb Award Presentation

 

 

12:00 – 1:00 pm

Lunch on your own

 

 

1:00 – 2:30 pm

Internet and Social Media Usage Among Children: Safety Implications for Professionals
Alison Feigh
Social media is not going away. As social media adapts and changes, young people are either creating the adaptations or adapting right along with it. Professionals can face a steep learning curve as they attempt to respond to new risks in the lives of the young people they serve. This presentation provides tools to help professionals get on the front end of the problem before they are faced head on with challenging mental health or criminal scenarios. The presentation will detail the risks children are facing and provide case studies, tools, and best practices for professionals working to respond. From unwanted exposure and sexual material to online enticement, the spectrum of behavioral concerns and online risks are vast and varied. This presentation will cover the trends in concerning online behaviors while highlighting promising prevention practices.

 

 

2:30 – 2:45 pm

Afternoon Break

 

 

2:45 – 4:30 pm

Sexting Behavior: Flirting or Felony
Alison Feigh
Social media is not going away. As social media adapts and changes, young people are either creating the adaptations or adapting right along with it. Professionals can face a steep learning curve as they attempt to respond to new risks in the lives of the young people they serve. This presentation provides tools to help professionals get on the front end of the problem before they are faced head on with challenging mental health or criminal scenarios around youth sending and receiving sexual material. The presentation will detail the risks children are facing and provide case studies, tools, and best practices for professionals working to respond.

 

 

4:30 pm

Closing

 

 

 

 

CONFERENCE AGENDA

Friday, May 3rd, 2024

 

 

8:00 – 8:15 am

Welcome

 

 

8:15 – 9:45 am

When Child Abuse Hits Home: Best Practices in MDT Responses to Child Abuse
Victor Vieth

 

 

9:45 – 10:00 am

Morning Break

 

 

10:00 – 11:30 am

In My Neighbor’s House: MDT Responses in Rural Communities
Victor Vieth

 

 

11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Lunch on your own

 

 

1:00 – 2:30 pm

Erase the Belonging Gap for Youth and Families Navigating the System
Gaelin Elmore
Belonging is an innate and fundamental need that we all have. It influences many of our decisions throughout any given day, whether we realize it or not. Research and experts have shown the exponential impact of genuine and authentic experiences of belonging. It can increase motivation, problem-solving, emotional, mental, and physical health, and resiliency, to name a few. Family, school, and community are widely discussed as the top three ways for youth to develop, experience, and feel belonging.

Unfortunately, we also know that if a youth has experiences childhood adversity of any sort, their relationship with family, school, or community is often destroy in the process; and sometimes all three. Adversity and trauma directly impact and sometimes eliminate experiences of belonging. This is why we see such significant gaps and vicious cycles in youth and adult populations who have experienced childhood adversity and trauma.

Backed by research and lived experience, this workshop is about how you can begin to erase the belonging gap, and how belonging is the difference in the lives of the youth your serve. You will be informed, challenged, and inspired to continue the life-changing work, but with a different perspective and intention.

 

 

2:30 – 2:45 pm

Afternoon Break

 

 

2:45 – 4:30 pm

Be the Difference: Your Commitment to Belonging Changes Lives
Gaelin Elmore
What if I told you that a child overcoming trauma and becoming a “success story” has more to do with you than it does with the child? Would you believe me? Well, the research proves this theory to be true through something called belonging.

 

 

4:30 pm

Conference Closing

Stoney Creek Hotel
3060 S Kinney Coulee Rd
Onalaska, WI 54650
United States

All travel and lodging expenses are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.

Accreditation Statement
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.

 

Credit Statement(s):

AMA

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this other activity (live and livestream) for a maximum of 13.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ASWB
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 13.00 general continuing education credits.

ANCC
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this activity for a maximum of 13.00 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.

DayCredit
Thursday6.50
Friday6.50
Total13.00

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Available Credit

  • 13.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 13.00 ANCC
  • 13.00 ASWB
  • 13.00 Attendance

We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to participate in the 27th Annual La Crosse Child Maltreatment Conference and welcome your financial support.

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If you are interested in sponsorship or exhibiting at our course, please email Carrie Bartsh at bartsh.carrie@mayo.edu

 
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