$50 – $300

Zero Abuse Project Summit 2020

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Rosen Centre Hotel

9840 International Drive

Orlando, FL 32819

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Join Zero Abuse Project and learn from the best minds in child protection to help build a world free from abuse.

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As a leader in the field of child protection, Zero Abuse Project has developed advanced courses in forensic interviewing, prevention, addressing the spiritual needs of maltreated children and reforming undergraduate training of future child protection professionals.

Offering an expansive variety of session topics, the Zero Abuse Project Summit is an opportunity for professionals in child protection services, law enforcement, forensic interviewing, legal, healthcare, education, faith communities, victim advocacy, and youth serving organizations to advance their skills with best practices from their respective fields.

Feb 26: Pre-Summit

Feb 27-28th: Summit



• When Words Matter - Emerging Issues in the Field of Forensic Interviewing, Ethics

• Prevention - Implementing effective abuse prevention programs

• Advocacy - Empowering champions for victims of trauma or maltreatment

• Trauma-Informed Care - Supporting those who have experienced Adverse Childhood Experiences and traumatic events

• National Forensic Interview Peer Review - Providing an opportunity to discuss and provide feedback on forensic interviews.

Zero Abuse Project Summit 2020 speakers include:

• Victor Vieth, J.D, M. A., Director Education and Research, Zero Abuse Project

• Rita Farrell, B.S., Lead Forensic Interview Specialist, Zero Abuse Project

• Alison Feigh, M.S., Director, Jacob Wetterling Resource Center

• Jane Straub, B.S., Victim Assistance Specialist,

• Jeff Dion, J.D. CEO, Zero Abuse Project, Jacob Wetterling Resource Center

• Tyler Counsil, M.S., Ph.D., Director Child Advocacy Studies, Zero Abuse Project

• John Pirics, Detective, Hamilton County Metro Child Exploitation Task Force, Carmel, IN P.D.

• Pete Singer, MSW, LICSW, Founder and Director, Care in Action Minnesota

• Chris Newlin, M.S., LPC, Executive Director, National Children’s Advocacy Center

• Jim Sears, Detective (retired), Irving, TX P.D., Youth Services, D.V., and Child Abuse units.

• Carla Steckler-Tye, Executive Director, Children’s Advocacy Centers of Mississippi

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• Zero Abuse Project accepts all major credit cards as well as PayPal. Online registration will only accept payment via credit card or PayPal.

• If you wish to pay by electronic or paper check and require an invoice, please email our Program Manager, Suzanne Severson with your billing requirements (suzanne@zeroabuseproject.org).

• If you are experiencing problems making an online payment, first please call your credit card company and inquire whether there is a problem with your card. If no problem is reported, wait 24 hours, and try again. If you are still experiencing problems, contact our Operations Manager to report the problem (Haley@zeroabuseproject.org).


Zero Abuse Project has secured a limited room block at the Rosen Centre at the special Summit rate of $175 (plus taxes and fees). Rooms begin to sell out by November, so be sure to reserve your rooms early!

Hotel reservation information can be found here.

Cancellation policy

We offer a refund minus a $75 administrative fee for each cancelled registration. We do not offer refunds if you fail to notify us prior to the conference you can't attend. Zero Abuse Project must be notified 5 full business days before the start of the Summit to qualify for a refund or transfer (by February 20, 2020).


Registrations can be transferred to a different attendee for a $25 administrative fee.


Zero Abuse Project reserves the right to cancel or postpone this seminar if minimum registration requirements are not met or as a result of Force Majeure. Zero Abuse Project will make all attempts to notify registrants of cancellation or postponement at the earliest opportunity. Zero Abuse Project is not responsible for any costs incurred by registrants due to cancellation or postponement, including but not limited to airfares and hotels.

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