A Community Conference for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse

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First Baptist Church in Portland

360 Canco Road

Portland, ME 04103

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Our mission is to bring as many organizations and individuals together to share, support and collaborate to end the sexual abuse of children in Maine! It begins with this FREE conference featuring child abuse prevention and response experts Victor Vieth and Pete Singer with Zero Abuse Project. Join us for one day or all three! With the exception of the law enforcement break-out session every day is open to everyone. New content and speakers every day. CME/CP/CE and CLE credits available. Resource tables for services in our community will be onsite Saturday Sept. 14. Please visit for details of each day's programming, including Schedule and Learning Objectives.

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Schedule September 12-14, 2019

Day One: Thurs. Sept 12 Safe Environment Training 1
Presented by Victor Vieth

8:30 Welcome and Opening Remarks

8:40 When Faith Hurts

10:10 BREAK

10:20 When Faith Hurts continued

11:50 Discussion and Feedback

12:00 LUNCH BREAK – Food Trucks on Site

1:00 When Child Abuse Hits Home: Corporal Punishment, the Law and the Faith Community

2:20 BREAK

2:30 Like a Footprint in Wet Cement: Understanding The Impact of Trauma on Children

3:50 BREAK

4:00 Recognizing and Responding to Sexual Offenses Committed by Children

5:00 Adjourn

6.75 CME/CP/CE

Day Two: Fri. Sept 13 Safe Environment Training 2

Presented by Pete Singer (AM) and Victor Vieth (PM)

8:15 Welcome and Opening Remarks

8:30 Addressing Emotional and Spiritual Injuries

10:00 BREAK

10:10 Care in Action: A Collaboration between Faith and Child Protective Communities

11:40 Discussion and Feedback

12:00 LUNCH BREAK – Food Trucks on Site

1:00 Responding to Allegations of Child Abuse Within a Congregation

2:30 Discussion and Feedback

2:45 BREAK

2:55 Small group exercises

4:25 Discussion of small group exercises and closing

4:45 Closing Remarks and Adjourn

6.75 CME/CP/CE

Morning Breakout Session: Law Enforcement, MDT Teams Attorneys, CACs, Mental Health and Medical Professionals, Faith Leaders Presented by Victor Vieth

8:15 Opening and Welcome - Jonathan Sahrbeck, Cumberland County District Attorney

8:30 Maintaining Effective MDTs

10:00 BREAK

10:15 Best Practices in MDT Responses to Cases of Juveniles Who Commit Sexual Offenses

11:45 Discussion and Feedback

12:00 Closing and Lunch - Food Trucks on Site



Day Three: Sat. September 14 How To Protect Children Training

8:15 Registration and Networking

8:45 Kickoff and Opening Remarks

9:00 Victor Vieth Keynote Address: Unto the Third Generation: A Call to End Child Abuse Within 30 Years

10:15 The Long-Term Effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences

11:30 Raising Sexually Healthy Children: The First Step to Prevention

12:30 Social Media and Online Safety

1:30 Connections Between Child Sexual Abuse and Trafficking

2:30 Prevention and Response in Maine & Panel Q&A

3:30 Adjourn


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360 Canco Road

Portland, ME 04103

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