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Superior Court of the District of Columbia Family Court 9th Annual Multidisciplinary Training Institute October 21, 2010

Child Sexual Abuse & Exploitation



8:00 a.m.— 8:30 a.m.


Registration & Continental Breakfast

Room 207

8:30 a.m.— 8:45 a.m.


Welcoming Remarks

Honorable Lee F. Satterfield, Chief Judge
   Superior Court of the District of Columbia

Honorable William M. Jackson, Presiding Judge
   Family Court, Superior Court of the District of    Columbia

Room 207

8:45 a.m.— 9:00 a.m.  


Conference Overview

Honorable Zoe Bush, Deputy Presiding Judge
   Family Court, Superior Court of the District of   Columbia

Room 207

9:00 a.m.— 11:00 a.m.  


Opening Speaker
   “Child Sexual Victimization:
   How Many Ways Can You Hurt Me?”

Dr. Sharon P. Cooper, M.D., F.A.A.P., CEO
   Developmental and Forensic Pediatrics, PA

Introduction: Michele Booth Cole, J.D.,
   Executive Director Safe Shores —
   The D. C. Children’s Advocacy Center

Drawing on her more than three decades of experience as a forensic pediatrician, expert witness and lead author of the most comprehensive text on child sexual exploitation and Internet crimes against children, Dr. Sharon W. Cooper will discuss the sexualization of children by the media and other sources, the rapid growth of ICT (information and communication technologies) crimes against children, the forces behind the growing wave of youth violence, and strategies that concerned adults can employ to support and protect our nation’s youth. 

Room 207

  PowerPoint Presentation: Child Sexual Victimization Washington DC  

11:00 a.m.— 11:30 a.m.  



Room 207

11:30 a.m.— 12:30 p.m.


Lunch Speaker— Girls Are Not For Sale

Rachel Lloyd, Executive Director and Founder
   Girls Educational and Mentoring Services

Introduction: Despina M. Belle-Isle, J.D.,
   Family Court Attorney Advisor
Family Court, Superior Court of the
   District of Columbia

Girls Educational & Mentoring Services, or GEMS, is built on the philosophy that all young women have great beauty and worth, and the potential for future success. Its mission is to empower young women, ages 12-21, who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking, to exit the commercial sex industry and develop to their full potential. GEMS is committed to ending commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking of children by changing individual lives, transforming public perception, and revolutionizing the systems and policies that impact sexually exploited youth. The voices and experiences of youth survivors, some of which you will hear during this presentation, are integral to the development and implementation of all GEMS’ programming.

Room 207

12:30 p.m.— 12:45 p.m.




12:45 p.m.— 2:30 p.m.  


Workshops, Session A


A1—Multidisciplinary Team on Child Abuse —
        Meeting the Need for a Compassionate,
        Comprehensive and Coordinated
        Response to Child Abuse in the
        District of Columbia

Room 206

  Presentation File: DC's Multidisciplinary Team on Child Abuse  

A2—Sexual Abuse Casework and Secondary
        Trauma: An Occupational Hazard
        for Professionals

Room 208

  PowerPoint Presentation: Secondary Trauma  

A3—Dealing with Allegations of Sexual Abuse in
        a Domestic Relations Case

Room 209A


A4—Child Witness

Room 209B


A5—Law Enforcement Response to Online
        Sexual Exploitation of Children and Youth

Room 209C

2:30 p.m.—2:45 p.m.


2:45 p.m.—4:30 p.m.

Workshops, Session B
B1—Sexual Abuse from the Medical Perspective Room 206
B2—Impact of Sexual Trauma on Child
        Development and Victim Treatment
Room 208
B3—Legal Consequences of Sexual Abuse
Room 209A
B4—Victim’s Rights in the Family Court and
        Overlap with the Adult System
Room 209B
B5—Treatment Options: Best Practices Room 209C

Conference Adjourns
Have a Great Day!!

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