2020 Champions of Children Conference

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The Westin Chicago Northwest

400 Park Boulevard

Itasca, IL 60143

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We hope you can join us for the 11th Annual Champions of Children Conference!

This two day MDT enrichment conference features highly regarded speakers in their fields representing each discipline, with four separate tracks for participants to choose from that will best meet their professional development needs.

Visit the CofC20 webpage to view/download the brochure!




Dr. Anna Salter

Tuesday March 3rd Plenary Speaker

"Counterintuitive Behaviors in Trauma"

Victims of sexual assault often engage in counter-therapeutic behaviors that sabotage their sense of self-worth as well as their legal cases. Such behaviors may include not escaping when they had the opportunity, not yelling when others are in the vicinity, continuing with the evening, (e.g., going to the movies with a date rapist after the rape), texting and having further contact with the offender, and sex with someone else after the assault. This workshop will examine such victim behavior and the reasons behind those behaviors. The workshop will examine the myth that there is one type of victim response to sexual assault and argue that the type of victim response is largely dictated by external factors, including the presence or absence of counterintuitive perpetrator behaviors.

Dr. Anna Salter




Nicole Weisensee Egan

Wednesday March 4th Plenary Speaker

"Why did it take 13 years to Convict America’s Dad?"

For 15 years, one reporter investigated allegations against Bill Cosby - even when no one was listening!

Award-winning journalist and former People senior writer Egan was the first reporter in the country to dig deeply into the Bill Cosby scandal in 2005 when other reporters shied away. Starting from scratch she was able to quickly become sourced and began breaking exclusive stories while working for the Philadelphia Daily News. She soon found herself under attack by everyone from the district attorney to Cosby’s team to other members of the media but refused to back down. When the scandal bubbled up again in October 2014 she was able to quickly reconnect with those victims and sources and began breaking exclusive stories once again, including the news of Cosby’s arrest on Dec. 30, 2015.

Her book, Chasing Cosby, provides a definitive account of Bill Cosby's transition from revered father figure to convicted criminal and calls out all of the enablers who allowed him to get away with his crimes for nearly half a century before finally being brought to justice.

Nicole Weisensee Egan




  • Paying By Check - CACI encourages online payments. If you pay with a check, your payment MUST be received by CACI no later than 02/24/2020 or your registration will be cancelled. If you need more time, please contact michelle@cacionline.org.





DCFS EMPLOYEES - ONLY register if you have received a link from your supervisor (attorneys have a separate code)



CONTINUING EDUCATION

Historically, CofC has been an approved provider of CEUs for those professions requiring continuing education for their licensing, including: Attorney MCLE, Mental Health/Social Work CEUs, and DCFS CEUs. CEU credit will be offered pending approval. Information about obtaining Mental Health/Social work CEU will be provided at registration.

Attorneys MUST select the attorney pricing option for the MCLE certificate to be included in your registration. The certificate will be emailed pending payment and attendance at the conference sessions.



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MAKE YOUR HOTEL RESERVATION TODAY!!

Attendees wishing to stay at The Westin Chicago Northwest will be responsible for making their own reservation online or by calling 1-888-627-8510. Guests making such reservation must identify themselves as members of "Children's Advocacy Centers of Illinois - Champions of Children Conference 2020" to receive the discounted rate.




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