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41st Annual Child Abuse Symposium

April 12 @ 11:00 am - 7:15 pm

The 41st Annual Symposium will take place at Villa Ragusa in Downtown Campbell.

41st Annual Symposium will take place on Friday, April 12, 2024 from 8:00 am – 4:15 pm at Villa Ragusa in Downtown Campbell.

Join professionals and community members from across the Bay Area for a day-long symposium. Whether this is your first or 41st year attending, we look forward to your participation at this year’s event.

The symposium registration fee includes a full-day program, continental breakfast, a catered buffet lunch with vegetarian options, afternoon refreshments, continuing education units as designated below, and a certificate of completion upon request. Registration closes on April 3, 2024.

5 hours of continuing education credits are available for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPPCs, and/or LEPs, nurses, attorneys, and paralegals!

Program Highlights:

Keynote Address: The Cutting Edge of Child Interviewing: Maximizing Details while Minimizing Error – Presented by Professor Thomas D. Lyon. Professor Lyon is the author of the national best practices on child interviewing, and we are honored to have him present on the latest on successful interviewing!

Keynote Address: The Connections Between Neglect, Physical Abuse, and Child Deaths – Presented by Dr. Emily Putnam-Hornstein, from the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a national leader in research and thought to inform child welfare policy and practice. A true superstar at the Symposium!

Collective Voices, Collaborative Action, a Lifelong JourneyPanelists Jetta Bernier from MassKids and Kathy Andersen from END1IN4 will draw on their own experiences and the experiences they’ve had, leading non-profits to talk about the lifelong effects of child sexual abuse in adults and what those experiences can teach us about child abuse prevention.

Other Workshops for this Fantastic Day:

System Approaches and Challenges in Responding to Commercially Sexually Exploited Children Participants will learn about Santa Clara County’s response to CSEC, including law enforcement protocols, referrals to support and housing, best practices in working with exploited youth, and challenges locally and statewide.

Synthetic Opioids (Fentanyl and Beyond) and Children This workshop will discuss the data about the effects of synthetic opioids like fentanyl in our community and on our children. It will discuss the efforts to address these effects in law enforcement, by social services, and by community groups, and it will strategize ways to move forward in all fields to protect children.

Full Refunds If canceled before 4/6/24; no refunds after that date.

When registering, indicate the kind of continuing education credits you need, and certificates will be emailed within two weeks after the Symposium.

Questions, requests for accommodations, grievances, words of encouragement? Please contact [email protected]

Want even more info about the speakers and the topics?

Click on this link and request access to the document! https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1FKH4AP1z0FasMzxBjzpiw62UmZf00gba?usp=sharing

Continuing Education Units:

  • Santa Clara County Social Services Agency (SSA) is approved by the CA Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. Santa Clara County maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. This conference meets the qualifications for 5.0 hours (s) of continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs, as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS). CAMFT is the BBS-recognized approval agency—Provider #60165. Participants must attend the entire duration of the training to receive CE credit. CE credit requires the completion and submission of a CE Credit Application (which will be emailed to you upon registration). No partial credit is given to those who do not attend the entire training session. For questions regarding Social Work CE Credit, grievances, or special accommodations, please contact [email protected]. Participants will receive a CE Certificate via email within 30 days of the training date.
  • Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 2056 for 5.0 Contact Hours – Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Nursing Department
  • Attorneys will receive 5.0 hours of MCLE credit for attending the Symposium.

Parking: Free, all-day parking is available in the 2nd Street parking garage, located between East Campbell Ave. and Civic Center Drive, just one block from Villa Ragusa. Alternatively, free parking is available in the public garage on First Street, south of Orchard City Drive, behind the Water Tower Plaza, or in several downtown lots.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? It’s recommended, but you are not required to bring a copy of your ticket with you to the event. We will have a list of those who registered at the check-in tables.
Dress: The dress code is business casual; please dress comfortably. We’ll do our best to keep the conference room at a comfortable temperature for everyone, but if you tend to get cold in large conference spaces, it’s best to bring a warm layer.

Learn more about the Child Abuse Prevention Council at www.capcscc.org.

The Symposium is presented by the Child Abuse Prevention Council of Santa Clara County, a Commission of the Board of Supervisors.


April 12
11:00 am - 7:15 pm


Villa Ragusa
35 South 2nd Street
Campbell, CA 95008 United States
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