This webinar will guide attendees through the Reporting Guide for Study Authors. The guide aims to facilitate the Clearinghouse review process and help study authors describe their studies completely and consistently. The webinar will detail how the Clearinghouse uses study information to determine eligibility for review, assign design and execution ratings, and determine program or service ratings. It will also highlight recommended practices for research reporting.

Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a global problem that mental health professionals are guaranteed to encounter. This webinar synthesizes existing literature on how mental health professionals are prepared to support those experiencing IPV and discuss how an intersectional feminist framework can be applied in practice settings to confront the complexities of abuse.

Learning Objectives
1. Participants will examine a review of the existing literature on how mental health professionals are currently prepared to work with IPV survivors.
2. Participants will learn how applying an intersectional feminist framework can promote social justice for those impacted by IPV and encourage critical conversations about confronting the complexities of abuse, assessing safety, and honoring lived experiences.
3. Participants will be provided with several strategies and tools to appropriately assist clients who have experienced IPV through a feminist, empowerment model.


Amber Sutton is a licensed independent clinical social worker and a current PhD Candidate in the School of Social Work at the University of Alabama. Her dissertation research focuses on understanding the links between intimate partner violence [IPV], femicide, and COVID-19 through an intersectional feminist framework.

Haley H. Beech is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Alabama, School of Social Work, and a licensed master social worker. Her research focuses on the intersection of maternal health and violence against women, including intimate partner violence and obstetric violence


Autism spectrum disorder will be defined including a description of symptoms and the influence and expectations for learners with a diagnosis. Research on treatments for learners with autism will be reviewed. In this training, participants will learn about strategies that can be used in teaching or support of an individual with autism.

Continuing Education Statement
• Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider number CEP 14594, for 1.0 contact hours.
• CME pending approval by the American Academy of Family Physicians.


The National Children’s Advocacy Center (NCAC) is excited to bring you the virtual 37th International Symposium on Child Abuse (Symposium) scheduled for March 22-25, 2021!  In these unprecedented times, Symposium will continue to provide the state-of-the-art training you need to continue to provide services to children and to fight child abuse while keeping your health and safety a top priority.  It will be slightly different from our in-person event, but there will be new experiences in the virtual format to provide you with a great experience.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, and intensifies, clinicians and youth are confronted with social distancing and other infection control requirements that generally preclude in-person psychotherapy. This workshop with outline the benefits and challenges of providing trauma therapy to adolescents over the internet, and makes a series of concrete suggestions regarding best practices for teletherapy.

Presenters: John Briere, Ph.D. and Cheryl Lanktree, Ph.D.

Courts can have a positive impact on families affected by the opioid crisis, but traditionally that role has been reactive, occurring after a dependency petition is filed.

Preventative, upstream approaches can decrease the negative impacts on children, decrease the load on formalized systems, and help families stay together while they heal.

In working with families at risk for child welfare system involvement, there is a valuable judicial leadership role for the courts within the community. There is also an increasingly recognized role for courts and judges in working with individual at-risk families prior to petition and even prior to child welfare agency involvement. Further, as courts are evaluating their practices in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and taking a critical look at reengineering their roles, practices, and policies, there are opportunities for courts to strengthen their collaborative roles within their communities to help families at risk.

This webinar will highlight two jurisdictions – Tennessee and Birmingham, Alabama – and the upstream and pre-petition work that their courts have engaged in to better serve families at risk of child welfare system involvement.

As the impacts of COVID-19 begin to ripple around the world, we understand how important it is to equip and support professionals in the field to effectively identify and address child maltreatment, trauma, and violence, We are excited to share a state-of-the-art, interactive program that is specifically designed for those professionals who are supporting our most vulnerable families. Internationally recognized faculty members will cover challenging topics in the following tracks:

  • Medical
  • Mental Health and Trauma Counseling
  • Forensic Interviewing
  • Investigations
  • Legal
  • Early Childhood Mental Health
  • Child Welfare
  • Prevention & Family Strengthening
  • Secondary Traumatic Stress
  • Leadership and Child Advocacy Center’s issues
  • Trauma Informed Systems
  • Scientific Sessions
  • Victim Support and Advocacy

The Conference will offer interactive sessions with expert faculty in a virtual environment. Some highlights this coming year will include: innovations in providing therapy in a virtual environment; the intersection of trauma and race, legal issues related to immigrant populations, multidisciplinary team approach for comprehensive patient care; research on Adverse Childhood Experiences; an in-depth investigation track with sequential courses; addressing secondary traumatic stress, and, many others.

In this webinar, you will learn the purpose and the value of utilizing Stakeholder Engagement Groups, such as a Family Advisory Board in your organization. We will share tools for successful recruitment of council members and strategies to keep your members engaged, even when meetings are 100% virtual. Finally, we’ll describe our successes and challenges with the Transitions to Adulthood Center for Research’s Family Advisory Board, with plenty of examples and specifics for you to use. We will share materials and resources developed by our Family Advisory Board (FAB). This webinar will be co-presented by our council co-facilitators and one of our FAB members.