Calling All Heroes: Responding to Violence Against Ohio's Children
Event Details
Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center
100 Green Meadows Dr S
Lewis Center / Columbus, OH, 43035

This Summit will convene invited professionals to explore best practices and key principles applicable to multiple systems for responding to Ohio's child victims of physical/sexual abuse in cases where their perpetrator has also battered adults in the children's lives. Participants will learn how child victim centered advocacy paired with strategic, collaborative and innovative approaches at the case- and systems-level can keep Ohio's children safer while alleviating the trauma associated with the crime. Participants will enrich their knowledge of children's diverse and complex lived experiences of abuse and trauma recovery. The two-day Summit will consist of plenary and concurrent sessions.

Day One will focus on how perpetrators of child physical/sexual abuse exploit dynamics of domestic violence to avoid detection and prolong access to victims, undermine community interventions, and interrupt the trauma recovery of their child victims. Day Two will focus on how child victims are doubly affected when abuse is met with ineffective responses and precautions for avoiding this result. Participants will learn evidence-based practices for earlier identification and proactive approaches to improve children's outcomes.

Intended Audience
The Summit is designed for leaders among: Judges, CASAs/GALs, Prosecutors, Law Enforcement, Child Welfare, Forensic Investigators, Custody Evaluators, Batterer Intervention and Offender Treatment Program staff, Probation, Behavioral Health, Crisis Intervention and Trauma Teams, Advocates, Attorney, State Government Agencies, and Policy Advisors.

Cost & Cancellation Information
Registration Fee:        Attendees except those receiving CLE credit
                                       $125 per person 
                                      Attendees receiving CLE/GAL Rule 48 credit
                                       $175 per person 
Registration fee includes: admission to all sessions, educational materials, continuing education credit including CLEs, continental breakfast, lunch, and breaks.

*Scholarships will be considered on a case-by-case basis, determined by a number of factors. Inquiries should be directed to

*Please be sure to visit the Lodging tab for information on hotel rates or qualifying for grant-supported hotel accommodations.

Deadline to register is March 9, 2018.
Cancellation Fee:
Cancellations will be accepted in writing only and refunds given minus a 20% administrative processing fee until Friday, March 9, 2018. Cancellations received after March 9, 2018 will NOT be reimbursed. Substitutions will be permitted with prior approval. For attendees using an agency purchase order, the purchase order is a binding agreement to pay and no-shows will be billed.

This event is paid for by the Victims of Crime Act grant 2017-VOCAT3, awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, through the Ohio Attorney General's Office. Victims of federal crimes will be served. No VOCA funds are used to provide food.