The 13th Annual CACGA “One Team” Conference:
The MDT Response to Child Abuse & Neglect
Two Full Days:
October 7-8, 2019 in Athens, Georgia
Keynote Speaker — Jimmy Widdifield, Jr., MA, LPC
We are so fortunate, and humbled, to host one of the very best conferences in the United States,
designed to provide the most important, leading, and latest information for the incredible
professionals who respond to allegations of child sexual abuse, physical abuse, neglect and exploitation.
The 2019 Keynote Speaker, Jimmy Widdifield, Jr., will speak on the subject of children with problematic sexual behavior, and their families. Jimmy is a national expert on this critically important topic, which has a distinct and challenging impact on the work of children’s advocacy Centers.
The following summary is from Jimmy’s Keynote Presentation that he will present, “More than Playing Doctor: What we know about and should do to help children with problematic sexual behavior and their families:
Approximately a quarter of cases referred to children’s advocacy centers are child-on-child sexual behaviors, and one-third of sexual offenses against children are committed by other youth. Families are often bereft of what to do as are professionals from across disciplines who are often operating from common misconceptions about these youth. Often the children and adolescents with problematic sexual behavior (PSB), the other children (victims) impacted, and their families do not receive comprehensive evidence-based practices that supports the whole family. This presentation will provide professionals with background information on children and adolescents with PSB and identify some basic strategies to enhance comprehensive services to these youth, child victims, and their families in a way that preserves the family and promotes effective healing.
Details of the “One Team” Conference
Date: October 7-8, 2019
Time: Monday, October 7, 2019: 7:30 a.m. registration to 4:30 p.m., keynote beginning at 8:30 a.m.
Tuesday, October 8, 2019: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Venue: The Classic Center, 300 N. Thomas Street, Athens, GA, 30601
Please save the dates for another amazing conference! More details will be coming soon!