Ashley Hennekey, Supervisor, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, Child Victim Identification Program (NCMEC/NY)
CyberTipline & Child Victim Identification Program
This session will provide an overview of NCMEC's resources for law enforcement and prosecutors working Internet-facilitated crimes against children. The Cybertipline and Child Victim Identification Program will be highlighted in addition to topics like Sextortion. Participants will be provided information on how NCMEC can generate, deconflict, and corroborate cases and offer assistance that may play a critical role in child pornography prosecutions. Actual case examples and success stories will be utilized throughout this presentation to illustrate the learning objectives of this session.
Pam Weaver, Deputy Executive Director, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC/NY)
Safeguarding Youth in the Real and Digital World
This interactive training for participants will include a Power Point presentation, videos, and an interactive dialogue. During this session participants will:
The NetSmartz Workshop, a free interactive, educational safety resource from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, uses age-appropriate, 3-D activities to teach children and real life stories of teens to help youth learn how to be safer when using the Internet. KidSmartz is a program that provides free personal safety lessons for families and children in grades k-5.
Rod Reder, VP, National Institute of Crime Prevention, Retired Hillsborough County Sherriff
Keys to a Successful Rape Investigation and Prosecution
This session will review proven sexual violence investigative techniques within several actual case studies. The participants will learn how law enforcement officers approach an investigation and what skills are necessary to bring it to a successful conclusion. It will further demonstrate how to prepare successful evidence based prosecutions.
Drug Facilitated Rape
This session will focus on the effects of rape drugs and how to detect if someone has been given the drug. It focuses on proper treatment of victims as well as enforcement practices. Participants will also learn about the effects of alcohol / drug usage and how they are used as tools by the perpetrator
Participants will learn the definition of strangulation, the effects, and the seriousness of this crime. They will also learn the various forms of strangulation, signs and symptoms, the psychology of strangulation, and its effect upon victims.
Robert Farley, MS, Consultant in Crimes Against Children, Retired Cook County Sheriff
Undercover as a Pedophile: Six Years in Their Shoes
The term child molester is fairly common and is frequently used by the public. Robert Hugh Farley MS, who worked undercover as a pedophile for six years, in a federal strike force, in a three state area, presents an eye opening seminar that explores the distorted world, the rationalizations and the behavioral dynamics of those individuals who sexually abuse children. The seminar will identify and then discuss the methodologies and seduction techniques employed by the pedophile, the situational child molester, the preferential child molester and the technology facilitated child sexual predator. Lastly, the seminar examines the topics of child erotica, child pornography, trophies and their use by the child molester.
Emerging Trends in Child Sexual Abuse Investigations: Multi-Disciplinary “Team” Child Abuse Investigative Techniques: Part 1 and Part 2
Robert Hugh Farley, MS will present an innovative workshop that addresses the investigation of child sexual abuse / exploitation and examines a variety of issues including the “technology facilitated compliant victim.” The workshop first explores the strategic planning that is required in conducting a step-by-step and comprehensive investigation of the circumstances in suspected child sexual abuse cases along with accountability issues pertaining to the caretaker and other family members. The seminar also examines the identification of potential corroborating witnesses, the joint collection of essential facts and the recognition and recovery of different types of specific corroborating evidence. Lastly, the seminar identifies the roles and responsibilities of all of the members of the Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) while stressing the importance of information sharing during an investigation.
Barry Couch, FBI Special Agent, Federal Child Exploitation Task Force (Rochester, NY)
Child Sex Trafficking and Pornography Investigations
This session will provide participants with information about how the FBI's Child Exploitation Task Force fights the crimes of child pornography, child enticement, and child prostitution. Mr. Couch will explain what the FBI Child Exploitation Task Force does (investigates cases of child sex trafficking/prostitution, child pornography, and the enticement of children for various sexual reasons), what we “typically” see as factors involved in these different types of cases, and provide a look at some case examples over the last several years.
Ann Lenane, MD, Golisano’s Children’s Hospital, REACH Program Medical Director
Child Sexual Abuse and Medical Evaluations
This session will discuss latest information regarding child sexual abuse and medical assessments. Information will include reasons why a medical examination is beneficial to a case and explanation of the meaning of inconclusive findings and what constitutes a positive finding.
Child Physical Abuse and Medical Evaluations
This session will discuss latest information regarding child physical abuse and medical assessments. Information will include reasons why a medical examination is beneficial to a case and explanation of the meaning of inconclusive findings and what constitutes a positive finding.
Kaitlyn McWilliams, LMSW, Family Counseling Services of the Finger Lakes
These sessions will provide Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE's) and Trauma Informed Practices Training to professionals who are likely to encounter at-risk youth. Essential information, tools and resources will be provided to increase understanding in regards to what trauma is and how trauma can affect both youth and their families. Learn about ways that we as service providers can improve our cross systems response to trauma to avoid further traumatization and achieve collective impact.
The Child Advocacy Center of the Finger Lakes (CACFL) opened its doors in April 2008 in order to provide a location for coordinated, child-friendly investigations of child abuse allegations and related services to children and families in Ontario County. The CACFL is the only program in Ontario County that provides these coordinated and comprehensive services to children and families. The CACFL became a fully accredited Child Advocacy Center by the National Children's Alliance, the national accrediting agency that sets rigorous standards that ensure high quality services for children and families with regards to child abuse investigations and services. The CACFL was also promoted to a Tier 1 Child Advocacy Center by New York State Office of Children and Family Services(OCFS).
For questions please contact us:
Child Advocacy Center of the Finger Lakes
482 North Main Street, Canandaigua, NY 14424