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2017 Annual TCSAAC Conference


April 20-21, 2017

Lena Pope Home

3200 Sanguinet Street

Fort Worth, TX 76107




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Keynote Speaker: Dr. Amy Phenix, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist in private practice in California who specializes in evaluating sexual offenders, including Sexually Violent Predators. Her training expertise is focused on sex offender risk assessment, evaluating sexual offenders and issues in court testimony on sex offender cases. She has provided trainings for mental health clinicians, law enforcement, probation and parole officers, and attorneys. She is a certified trainer for the Static-99 and was a significant contributor to the Static-99 Coding Rules Revised, 2003.

She has numerous publications, including sex offender risk assessments, antisocial personality disorders, evaluating IDD sex offenders, and civil commitment. She is also the author of the, “Sexual Offending: Predisposing Antecedents, Assessments and Management 1st ed. 2016 Edition”.

She will be presenting on the use of Risk Assessments in the community in order to distinguish which sex offenders should be monitored more closely and given more attention. She will be talking about the use of the state-mandated risk assessment instrument, Static-99, as well as the Static-99R and Static 2002/R. Dr. Phenix wil provide additional training at the conference regarding court testimony issues in regards to sex offender risk assessments, as well as writing forensic evaluations on sex offenders.


Registration and Breakfast begin at 7:30am

THURSDAY KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

AND WORKSHOPS

CRIMINAL JUSTICE TRACK
SEXUAL ASSAULT TRACK
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE TRACK
MISCELLANEOUS TRACK
The Use of Sex Offender Risk Assessments in Community Supervision

Dr. Amy Phenix, Ph.D.

Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault

Aria McCall

Tarrant County Medical Examiner

Court Testimony Issues in Sex Offender Risk

Dr. Amy Phenix, Ph.D.
VOICES Domestic Violence Panel

VOICES Speaker
Beyond Typical: Problematic Sexual Behavior in Children & Evidence-Based Treatment

Nevart Willborn, LPC-S &

Courtney Landes, LCSW

Lena Pope Home

Current Law and Pending Bill Related to Sexual Issues

Jim Hudson, J.D. &

Molly B. Davis, J.D.

Tarrant County District Attorney's Office

Forensic Report Writing for Sex Offender Assessments

Dr. Amy Phenix, Ph.D.
Shelter & Survivorship: Women's Experiences due to Intimate Partner Violence

Ardenna Downing

SafeHaven of Tarrant County

TBRI

Linda Saling

Registration and Breakfast begin at 8:00am

FRIDAY WORKSHOPS
CRIMINAL JUSTICE TRACK
SEXUAL ASSAULT TRACK
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE TRACK
MISCELLANEOUS TRACK
Stopping the Revolving Door: Criminal Justice Work Through a Trauma-Informed Lens

Betty Arvin, J.D.

Katharine Collier-Esser, MA, NCC, LPC, LCDC

Becka Meier, M.Ed., NCC, LPC-S

Maggie Eckhardt, Ph.D., LPC-S

The Women's Center of Tarrant County

College Sexual Assault

High Risk Domestic Violence Victims

Part 1 of 2

Mike Carroll

Professional Trainer

One Safe Place

Retired Detective

Fort Worth PD

Ethics

Part 1 of 2

Emily Spence-Almaguer &

Jessica Grace

Building a Strong Case for the Prosecution

Art Clayton

Pornography - How it Effects a Sex Offender's Thinking, Relationships and Risk

Sean Braun, LPC-S, LSOTP-S

PSY

High Risk Domestic Violence Victims

Part 2 of 2

Mike Carroll

Professional Trainer

One Safe Place

Retired Detective

Fort Worth PD

Ethics

Part 2 of 2

Emily Spence-Almaguer &

Jessica Grace

Serial Rape Case Analysis

Art Clayton

Silence into Safety: A Look at the Women's Center Prevention Program

Katharine Collier-Esser, MA, NCC, LPC, LCDC

Amy Suffield

The Women's Center of Tarrant County

Domestic Violence Awareness & the LGBT Community

Beth Boatman, LMFTA, CSE

The Parenting Center

QPR: Question, Persuade, Refer Suicide Training

The Women's Center of Tarrant County
Case Study: International Kidnapping & Sexual Assault

Agent Robert Milroy

FBI

Clergy Responses to Sexual Assault

Dr. Tara Shelley

Tarleton University

Criminology & Criminal Justice

BIPP: Interventions to Reduce Domestic Violence

Lawrin Dean, LPC-S, LSOTP-S &

Sean Braun, LPC-S,

LSOTP-S

PSY

The Chaperon Education Program: Educating Family and Friends of Sex Offenders to Reduce Recidivism

Rochelle Schroeder &

Aryk Caldwell

Tarrant County CSCD




The conference will conclude each day at 4:15pm.

CEU certificates will be available for psychologists/PhD, LPC, LCSW, LMFT, and LSOTP (not including domestic violence track or QPR suicide training) licenses after the last workshop. If you do not need CEU's, you will be able to receive a Certificate of Attendance.

Presentations (click on Presentation to download)
Current Research on Assessing the Risk in Sexual Offenders (Amy Phenix, PhD)
Static-99R (Amy Phenix, PhD)
Sex Offender Report Writing (Amy Phenix, PhD)
Issues in Court Testimony (Amy Phenix, PhD)
Juvenile Law (Jim Hudson, JD; Molly B. Davis, JD)
Pornography- How it effects a sex offender's thinking, relationships and risk(Sean Braun, LPC-S, LSOTP-s)
BIPP - Interventions to reduce domestic violence (Lawrin Dean, LPC-S; Sean Braun, LPC-S)



MITCH POE AWARD


Each year, TCSAAC honors a professional who distinguishes himself/herself as a passionate defender of victims of sexual abuse. Such service on behalf of victims includes: increasing public awareness, assisting other service professionals, providing treatment for victims, lobbying for legislative changes on behalf of victims and helping victims of sexual abuse receive fair treatment in the judicial process.

Download the nomination form here
Nomination submissions are due by March 31, 2017




Previous Mitch Poe Award Winners


   2016: LaTasha Jackson-McDougle - Case Manager for the RISE program and Tarrant County CSCD. She is a tireless advocate on behalf of victims of domestic violence. She heads the orgainziation, Cheryl's Voice, in honor of her mother, which offers education, intervention, and advocacy on behalf of victims. In connection with their physical abuse, many of those victims were also sexually abused and trafficked. The RISE program was created in 2011, which is for women who have experienced significant sexual trauma and who have frequently been ushered into a life of prostitution. They are also identified as suffering from mental illness and drug addiction. The RISE program represents possibly their last chance to recover from the trauma suffered at the hands of others. The success of the RISE program is in large part a direct result of Ms. Jackson-McDougle's exemplary work.

   2015: Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) - These dedicated nurses at John Peter Smith Hospital have advanced education and instruction in medical forensic examination and in psychological and emotional trauma. SANE nurses may also provide expert testimony in a court of law. These SANE nurses are dedicated to providing comprehensive, compassionate care in a safe and private environment.

   2013: Alana Minton - Chief Prosecutor of the Crimes Against Children Unit in the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office. She has worked for the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office since 1997, holding her current position since 2007. She has dedicated her career to protecting children and all those effected by sexual abuse. She works tirelessly in training and supporting an excellent staff who share her passion for helping victims and ensuring that victims have rights. This person has provided valuable information during past workshops and continually goes over and above to help the community.

   2012: Sheila B. Johnson - She is an outstanding member of the community whose name is synonymous with victims’ rights and protecting children. If there is something that has happened in the field of protecting children or advocating for rights of victims, this person has likely been instrumental in it. She is committed to Justice for Children and Changing the Lives of Children. She is always willing to be hands-on and do whatever is needed to help the community. She invests much of her time and expertise to help the community and advocate for the care of children and families in Tarrant County. She has worked a lifetime creating organizations, such as the Alliance for Children. She is the past Chair of the Tarrant County CPS Board. She is the secretary of the Amon G. Carter Foundation Board of Directors. She and her foundation have continually provided funding to multiple agencies to help with research and protecting children and families.

   2011: David Montague - Former prosecutor for the Tarrant County District Attorney's Office.

   2010: Rona Stratton-Smith and Lisa Gabbert - Stemming from the murder of Rona’s sister and Lisa’s rape, the two have managed to turn tragedy into a movement for change and triumph – not only in their own case but in the state and nation. Their journey, self admittedly, only has an end when there are no more sexually violent predators. This is a journey they willingly make through agencies, courts, and legislative sessions. They made the declared shift from victim to more than merely survivors – to forces to be reckoned with in Texas.

   2009: Bubba Schafer - In 2002, he was credited for apprehending a serial rapist, Manuel Salamanca, Jr. The police in Arlington, Cleburne, Burleson, and Benbrook had been looking for the rapist for six years after being linked to nine rapes. Salamanca Jr. was then convicted and sentenced to two life sentences. Bubba has since dedicated his life to helping victims of abuse.

   2008: Mitch Poe - Tarrant County District Attorney for whom this award was named after. Mr. Poe was instrumental in advocating for victims' rights.