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Champions 4 Children Conference

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2811 La Force Blvd

Midland, TX 79706

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The Champions 4 Children conference is focused on educating the community and professionals in recognizing the signs, symptoms and effects of child abuse. As well as how to respond to outcries of child abuse. This is also a networking opportunity to come together as a community and help each other work towards the prevention of child abuse. The individuals in attendance will range from law enforcement, CPS, FBI, Educators, Children Advocacy Personnel, Nurses, Prosecution, parents and community members. There will also be an opportunity to sign up for offsite trainings such as the Stewards of Children/Darkness to Light training available to all members of the community in the Permian Basin.

Topics:

  • Dealing with vicarious trauma
  • Inside the mind of a predator
  • How to NOT help the defense attorney
  • Cultural Competency
  • Child Sex Trafficking
  • Case study: Looking for Love in all the Wrong Places
  • Medical Exams/SANE legal updates
  • Trauma: A Family Affair
  • Pure in Heart: A survival story from a mother and daughter point of view

Keynote Speakers:

Chief Jim Holler served as Chief of Police for sixteen years of the Liberty Township Police Department in Adams County, Pennsylvania. Chief Holler is an internationally known speaker specializing in crimes against children. Chief Holler is the Executive Director of Firefly, an independent sexual abuse investigative company and has conducted independent sexual abuse investigations for several large religious organizations throughout the United States. Chief Holler became an Internet Crimes Against Children Investigator and has conducted pro-active internet investigations making multiple arrests for possession of child pornography and undercover chat related arrests for solicitating sex from a minor. Chief Holler was the founder and board president of the Adams County Children's Advocacy Center in Gettysburg, PA and past board president of the Wetzel-Tyler County WV child advocacy center in Paden City, WV and the Adams County Domestic Violence Shelter (Survivor's Inc.) in Gettysburg, PA.

Jenna Quinn has pioneered the national child sexual abuse prevention movement since 2004. She is also the author of Pure In Heart, a TED speaker, and the namesake of Jenna's Law. Passed unanimously in Texas in 2009, Jenna's Law was the first child sexual abuse prevention education mandate in the U.S. named after a survivor. Now, over half the country has adopted legislation reflecting the principles of Jenna's Law, including federal legislation filed called, "The Jenna Quinn Law." With a Masters Degree in Communications, Jenna has reached international audiences. As a survivor who benefited from the services of a Children's Advocacy Center, Jenna has worked with over 100 advocacy centers and worked with over 26 states to help implement prevention policies. She is also featured in the "It's Not Just Jenna" documentary film that depicts her story of hope and is shown to groups all across the country. Jenna is also the founder of Reveal to Heal International nonprofit and the National Spokesperson for Childhelp Speak Up Be Safe. She has participated in both local and international radio, television, and news programs, dedicating the past 15 years of her life to preventing child sexual abuse through education and legislation.

Kellie Quinn, mother of Jenna Quinn, knows from experience how the trauma of sexual abuse permeates every family member. She brings perspective as a mother of an abuse survivor and a recently retired teacher with 35 years of experience working with children. As a mother and educator, Kellie knows the devastating effects from a lack of education and awareness training for parents, teachers, and children in the area of sexual abuse prevention. Kellie has helped shape policies in Texas and other states since 2007 and has trained various multi-disciplinary groups on how to prevent, respond, and report child sexual abuse. She shares the insights of her daughter's outcry, court process, and societal reactions towards sexual abuse victims and their families. Her passion is to bring hope and inspiration to people who are giving voice to the voiceless in our society.

The Champions 4 Children Conference is an approved provider for continuing education credits. CEU's will be offered by Midland Memorial Hospital. Social work CEU's will be provided by Midland Independent School District. TCOLE hours provided by Odessa Police Academy. Certificates will be sent by mail after the conference.

Breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack will be provided and included in the cost of the registration fee.

The Champions 4 Children Conference is hosted by Harmony Home Children's Advocacy Center and partially funded by United Way of Odessa.

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