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2021 Summit to Stop Child Sexual Abuse presented by CAC of Kent County

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Prince Conference Center

1800 East Beltline Avenue Southeast

Grand Rapids, MI 49546

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Child sexual abuse is a community problem and it requires a community response.

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Everyone needs to be involved—from leaders of businesses, youth serving organizations, the media, faith-based organizations, to families and parents. We want families to know that the Children’s Advocacy Center of Kent County is a safe place for children and they are welcome here. The moment a child walks through our doors, their healing journey has begun. We encourage you to identify tangible actions you can take to intervene and help prevent child sexual abuse.

This year, community members are invited to join us in learning how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse & trauma. We hope you will consider joining us as we face this problem head on and help the children in our community feel safe enough to share their stories.

The Third Annual Summit to Stop Child Sexual Abuse empowers leaders across sectors in setting tangible goals that ensure that their businesses/organizations are implementing policies and procedures for creating safe environments for children. Our facilitators provide sector specific education and training on how professionals can recognize, respond, and report disclosures of sexual abuse.

Summit Agenda:

7:30a-8:00a: Registration

8:00a-8:20a: Welcome & Introductions

8:20a-10:20a: Keynote & Moderated Discussion

10:40a-12:00p: Media Panel- Victim Centered Media Coverage

12:00p-1:00p: Lunch & Networking

1:15p-2:45p: Breakout Sessions*

3:00p-4:30p: Breakout Sessions*

*Registrants will be able to select breakout sessions on the day of the conference. For more information about the sessions that will be offered, please visit our website: www.cac-kent.org/summit.



Fees include conference registration and lunch.

Half Day: 7:30a-1:00p

Full Day: 7:30a-4:30p

Registration: Half Day $30; Full Day $45

Registration Deadline: September 9

Keynote Speaker

Kevin Mulcahy, Assistant District Attorney, Detroit, MI

Kevin Mulcahy works as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Detroit and serves as the Executive Assistant United States Attorney. Throughout his career, Kevin has prosecuted a variety of cases, including offenses involving firearms, drugs, bank robberies, threats, and a wide variety of other federal prosecutions. Majority of his caseload focuses on child exploitation crimes, including production of child pornography cases, traveler cases, and other significant crimes against children prosecutions. Kevin has been a federal prosecutor since 2002, with the first 3 1/2 years as an AUSA in San Diego, and the rest in Detroit.

As a survivor of child sexual abuse, Kevin has dedicated his career to helping victims seek justice and educate the community on how protect children from abuse and exploitation. Kevin obtained his undergraduate degree in Statistics and American Culture from the University of Michigan and his juris doctorate from Santa Clara University School of Law. He lives with his wife, three children, and two cats in the Detroit area.

2020 Sponsors

Please contact Tatum Hawkins, Director of Development & Communications, if you are interested in partnering with us as a sponsor. thawkins@cac-kent.org or 616-336-4033.

2020 Summit to Stop Child Sexual Abuse Committee

Hillary Baker, Kent County Prosecutor’s Office

Liz Burnson, Spectrum Health

Michael Christy, Children’s Advocacy Centers of Michigan

Lucy Dyer Joswick, Camp Blodgett

Shelly Irwin, WGVU

Sommer Jabbar, Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative

Rachel Verwys, SEE (See Solutions to End Exploitation)

Christy Vierzen, Grand River Bank

Jack Woller, Community Volunteer

Tracy Wolford, Community Volunteer

Jathan Austin, Bethel Empowerment Church

India Manns, Community Volunteer

Jen Wordelman, Grand Rapids Police Department

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