The Fifteenth Annual Northern California Child Sexual Abuse Awareness Conference

April 8, 2009 § Leave a comment


CA Protective Parents Association and Incest Survivors Speakers’ Bureau
The Fifteenth Annual Northern California
Child Sexual Abuse Awareness Conference

in Sacramento and Davis, CA
Friday April 24, 2009

Sierra Health Foundation
1321 Garden Hwy, Sacramento, CA

9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Cost: $75 preregistration ($100 on site)

Up to 7 CE credits offered

Symptoms, Substances, and Axis IV

The Mental Health Services Act was passed by California voters in 2004 to transform public mental health treatment by providing funds to respond to the needs of people with mental health symptoms. The Act mandates effective, innovative programs that lead to well ness and recovery.
Steve Mayberg MD, Director of the CA Department of Mental Health, and CA Michael Cunningham, Chief Deputy Director of the Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs, will participate in a panel presentation on effective treatment for people with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse symptoms.
Ann Jennings Ph.D., Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)-National Center for Trauma-Informed Care, Susan Curry MFT, clinician and EMDR specialist, and Randy Noblitt Ph.D., Alliant Internat ional University professor and author will present evidence-based innovative approaches to treatment that can lead to improved outcomes, wellness, and recovery while providing social and cost savings.
Luncheon speaker: Robin Sax, author and Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney who specializes in prosecuting of sex crimes against children.
Pre-registration for Friday April 24, 2009

Name_________________________________________ Agency___________________________
Address_______________________________________ Phone____________________________
Please send a check for $75 made out to CPPA to POB 1903, Davis, CA 95617
Saturday April 25, 2009
Veterans’ Memorial Center
203 East 14th Street, Davis, CA
9:3 0 am to 5:00 pm
No cost, no registration
Up to 5.5 CE credits offered
What is ritual abuse?
How does it happen?
What is the evidence?
How do survivors heal?
Keynote Speaker
Randy Noblitt, Ph.D.
Ritual Abuse in the 21st Century, edited by clinical psychologist Randy Noblitt Ph.D. and Pamela Perskin Noblitt, is a sweeping overview of the subject of ritual abuse by an international, multi-disciplinary team of writers, researchers, therapists and survivors.
Dr. Noblitt will discuss the evidence of ritual abuse, international research data from over 1,500 survivors, efforts to discredit allegations made by survivors, and the psychological, behavioral and physical devastation left by such abuse.
Pamela Noblitt, co-author with Dr. Noblitt of Cult and Ritual Abuse: Its History, Anthropology and Recent Discovery in Contemporary America, Jeanne Adams, author of Drawn Swords, Anne A. Johnson Davis, author of Hell Minus One (who has signed confessions from her perpetrators), and survivors of ritual abuse will discuss pathways to wellness and recovery.
This conference is co-sponsored by The Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma (IVAT) at Alliant International University.
IVAT is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.
IVAT maintains responsibility for this continuing education program and its contents.
IVAT is recognized by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) to offer continuing education for National Certified Counselors (Provider #5659).
IVAT adheres to NBCC Continuing Education Guidelines.
IVAT is approved by the CA Board of Behavioral Sciences (PCE #33) to offer continuing education for LCSWs and MFTs. IVAT is approved by the California Board of Registered Nurses to offer continuing education for nurses (CEP #13737).
IVAT is approved by the State Bar of California to offer Minimum Continuing Legal Education for attorneys (#11600).
IVAT is approved by the California Association of Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors (CAADAC) to offer continuing education for certified alcohol and drug counselors (Provider# 1S-03-499-0109).
CE credits approved by California agencies are accepted in most states. The conference is approved for up to 12.5 hours. Fees for CE credits are $30 in advance and $40 at the door.
Conference20coordinator can be reached at or 916-233-8381. Please let us know if you need accommodations.

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