Fifth Annual Bivona Summit on Child Abuse
Tuesday & Wednesday, April 23rd & 24th, 2013
Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday Networking Reception: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
NEW!! Come to breakfast, the Welcome Ceremony and see our keynote speaker former Miss America Marilyn Van Derbur as well as 2013 Miss America Mallory Hagan for just $40! Email Donna Lipari to register for this morning session- dlipariBivonaCAC [dot] org
What is the Summit?
Held in conjunction with Child Abuse Prevention Month, the Bivona Summit on Child Abuse is a multidisciplinary training conference for professionals who work with children. The Summit was created by Bivona Child Advocacy Center in recognition of the pressing need to build awareness and education about child abuse issues in our community.
*Please note: Workshops are subject to change
Daisy Marquis Jones Foundation
NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services
In Partnership with:
Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield
Golisano Children's Hospital
New York State Child Advocacy Resource Consultation Center (CARCC)
NYS Children's Justice Task Force and OCFS
Who should attend?
Professionals who work with children, including but not limited to:
- Law enforcement
- Attorneys and judges
- Mental health professionals
- The pediatric medical community
- Social workers
- School personnel
- Day care providers
- Faith-based community
2013 Keynote Speaker: Marilyn Van Derbur
"Miss America By Day"
Former Miss America Marilyn Van Derbur endured a childhood filled with pain. Her father began sexually abusing her when she was 5 years old. It ended when she left for college. Her tormented journey of healing led, finally, to peace and joy. She comes forward to speak, not so that people will learn more about her, but so that men and women will learn more about themselves.
Plenary Speaker: Phylip Peltier
"She Never Had a Chance: A Murder Case Study"
Phylip Peltier worked his first child abuse burn case in 1981 at the San Diego Police Department Child Abuse Division. There was no investigative protocol for these challenging cases. After a year of personal research, during which time he developed a burn investigation protocol and "The Immersion Burn Evidence Worksheet," he began sharing his new found expertise with related professionals. Several publications, national and international presentations, and hundreds of investigations later, Phyl brings his 31 years of child abuse experience to ehance your own personal expertise.
What is the cost?
Register early for conference discount; special pricing available for groups of 4 or more
Conference fee includes conference attendance on one or two days, parking each day, all conference materials, breakfast and lunch each day, refreshments and admission to Tuesday evening's networking reception.
Early Registration received on or before Monday, March 18, 2013:
- Full conference (two days): $130 per person
- One day only: $90 per person
Regular Registration received on or after Tuesday, March 19, 2013:
- Full conference (two days): $160 per person
- One day only:$110 per person
Please note, a two-day registration cannot be split between two different attendees.
GROUPS OF 4 OR MORE FROM SAME AGENCY:
Group Registration deadline: Monday, April 15, 2013:
- Full Conference (two days): $120 per person
- One day only: $80 per person
Please note, to take advantage of the group rate, registrations must be submitted and paid for at the same time.
Cancellation policy: Requests for refunds must be received in writing no later than Monday, April 15, 2013. A service fee of $25 will be charged for all cancellations received by April 15, 2013. Refunds will not be made for cancellations requested or postmarked after April 15, 2013 or for participants who register but do not attend. No exception to this policy can be considered as our funds are fully committed to the production of the Summit. All refunds will be mailed after the conclusion of the Summit.
Whom do I contact for more information?
For more information about the Summit, or to be added to our Summit mailing list, please contact Donna Lipari (585) 935-7831 or at dlipariBivonaCAC [dot] org.
About Bivona Child Advocacy Center
Bivona Child Advocacy Center is a safe, welcoming place where children who have been sexually or physically abused can begin their journey of healing. Our staff facilitate an under-one-roof collaboration of social and legal agencies to protect, treat and counsel child victims and their families, and to investigate and prosecute the abusers. Bivona provides a compassionate, efficient, cost-effective infrastructure for child abuse intervention.
This progressive approach partners child protective services social workers, law enforcement, prosecutors, medical professionals, therapists, advocates, and volunteers. Whenever possible, children participate in only one forensic interview, and one medical exam—a streamlined process which reduces the chances that the children are re-traumatized and preserves the best evidence for investigators. Team members work together to provide the child and family the support services they need—all the way through trial and beyond—so that a process of trust and healing can begin.
Bivona Child Advocacy Center is the only agency in the Greater Rochester community to provide these services. More than 1,000 children are helped at the Center each year. Although we receive some government funding, the vast majority of our support comes from generous donors. Bivona Child Advocacy Center is an accredited member of the National Children’s Alliance.
For general information about Bivona please call (585) 935-7800 or email KidsCountBivonaCAC [dot] orginfoBivonaCAC [dot] org ( )
*Points of view expressed by workshop presenters do not represent the official position of the US Department of Justice.