Schedule and Sessions
Continuous, All Day Events:
- Metro Auditorium Lobby: Community Partner Table Set Up
- MLA Atrium Television: The Bristlecone Project Video
- MLA Hallway Display Outside Studio 101: ENG 0980 Poster Session
- MLA Studio 101: Using Puppets to Talk To Children About Abuse
Metro Auditorium Lobby: Registration (Walk-Ins Welcome!)
- Check In for Pre-Registered Attendees: Sign In for Contact Hours for Continuing Education.
Metro Auditorium: Conference Opening/Introduction
Dr. Michael Schoop, President, Metropolitan Campus, Cuyahoga Community College
Metro Auditorium, Plenary Session: The Virtues of Vigilance
Discussion on identifying child sexual abusers.
Private Counseling Sessions Begin in MLA 223 (Conference Room), MBA 109 (Conference Room)
MLA 102, Session 1: Sexual Spectrum of Child Victimizers
Professor Alan Gerding, Psychology, Metropolitan Campus
Discussion on various types of child sexual offenders.
MLA 113, Session 2: Toxic Stress Trauma Education
Reinhold Boehme, LISW-S, Assistant Director, Clinical Impact and Innovation, Ohio Guidestone
How can you impact social/emotional wellness in the classroom? By understanding how trauma and toxic stress impact the brain.
CCA 107, Session 3: PMM: A New Generation of Men Moving Beyond Masculinity
Dr. Derrick Williams, Communications, Metropolitan Campus
How do men move beyond stereotypical ideas associated with masculinity, such as being in control, dominance, lack of empathy, not asking for help, never showing vulnerability and violence? Due to this question, men must seek strategies to develop beyond such boundaries as to find progressive ways to think about what it means to be a man.
Metro Auditorium, Session 4: Cleveland Judiciary Panel: Justice From The Bench
Judge Emanuella Groves, Judge Lauren C. Moore, Judge Michael Leroy Nelson Sr.
Hear about domestic violence from the judges that hear the cases. Three distinguished jurists provide unique insight into how the law is applied in domestic violence situations, providing practical information on how cases are adjudicated in court
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Private Counseling Sessions Begin
Please go to the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center table, the Domestic Violence Child Advocacy Center table, the Help App table, or the Metro Campus Counseling table for immediate help; let someone at the tables know, and you will be privately counseled.
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Metro Auditorium, Session 5: Special Panel Discussion
Moderator: Vince Holland, Ph.D., Lecturer, Sociology, Metro Campus with Hakes, Clemente, and Community Partners
MBA 209, Session 6: Mandated Reporting
Andrenee Fant-Priest, Cuyahoga County Dept. of CFS
Most current information on mandated reporting in the state of Ohio.
MTA 10, Session 7: Trauma on the Brain
Dr. Anne Marie Yunker, Biology, Metropolitan Campus
Learn about the most recent information regarding how the brain is permanently changed by trauma.
MLA 102, Session 8: #MeToo and Masculinity
Alexander Leslie, Senior Director of Educational Services, Cleveland Rape Crisis Center
This session will highlight some of the ways in which toxic masculinity and stereotypical gender norms often keep men on the sidelines when it comes to being outspoken about interpersonal violence. Learn ways to have challenging conversations with other men, men in your lives, and become engaged in the movement to end all forms of gender-based violence. Silence harms everyone and does nothing to prevent individuals from being hurt. Rather than a call-out, this is a call-in for all men to participate in keeping our communities safer and to shift a culture that no longer tolerates abuse, assault and harm.
CCA 107, Session 9: Campus Safety for Students
Metro Campus Police Panel
Created especially for students, this is an interactive session with our Cuyahoga Community College Police where students can freely discuss safety concerns and learn about campus awareness and keeping themselves safe.
12:15 - 1:15 p.m.
Lunch on your own!
On Campus Dining options:
- Campus Center: Moe’s Southwest Grill, Grill Works, Topio's Pizza (lower level) and Starbucks (first floor)
- Greens to Go (MCHS, first floor) and Einstein Bagel Brothers (MLA)
1:15 - 2:15 p.m.
MLA 102, Session 10: Human Trafficking in Cleveland
Erika L. Gaiter, MSSA, Supervisor, Hotline, Cuyahoga County Department of Child and Family Services
Joins us for a candid look at Cleveland sex/human trafficking. It happens here, too.
MBA 209, Session 11: Recognizing Child Abuse and Child Sexual Abuse in Young Children
Professor Contae Bentley, M. Ed- College Student Personnel, Licensed Social Worker, Counseling, Metropolitan Campus, and Professor Annette McDowell, M. Ed -Early Childhood Education Specialization- Curriculum and Instruction, Early Childhood Education, Metropolitan Campus
A discussion about the signs and behaviors that young children exhibit.
MLA 114, Session 12: DV 101: Dynamics of Domestic Violence & Supporting Survivors
Molly L. Kaplan, MPH, Domestic Violence High Risk Team Coordinator, Training Specialist, Domestic Violence & Child Advocacy Center
Develop a basic and complete understanding of domestic violence, the cycle of violence, and how to serve survivors through best practice. Understand red flags and warning signs and how to best respond and support people experiencing abuse or unhealthy relationships.
CCA 107, Session 13: Best Case Worst Case Podcast: LIVE RECORDING!
Hakes and Clemente interview Professor Rebecca Maleckar, Criminal Justice, Metropolitan Campus, then interview local author James Renner and Bill Huffman, local producer and podcaster, experts in the Amy Mihaljevic case out of Bay Village.
Metro Auditorium, Session 14: The Importance of Forgiveness
Dr. Henry Young, Communication and Peace and Conflict Studies, Metropolitan Campus
Forgiveness is for our own growth and happiness. When we hold on to hurt, pain, resentment, and anger it harms us far more than it harms the offender. Forgiveness frees us to live in the present. Forgiveness allows us to move on without anger or contempt or seeking revenge. This session will dispel the myths around forgiveness:
1. Forgiveness means forgetting
2. Forgiveness means you are weak
3. Forgiveness means you can’t be angry
4. Forgiveness always means reconciliation (not always)
MTA 10, Theater, Session 15: Issues of Consent: Working With Teen Victims of Sexual Abuse
Professor Jeff Tuma, Philosophy, Metropolitan and Western Campuses, and Daniel Newman, J.D., Magistrate for the Domestic Relations Court of Cuyahoga County and Adjunct Instructor with Tri-C Paralegal Studies Program
According to current research, most sexual violence occurs before a victim’s eighteenth birthday. In this session, attendees will develop a thorough knowledge of the nature of consent, to include consent to sexual activity. Attendees will learn: What is “consent”? Who can give consent to sexual activity?
CCA 107, Session 16: R.A.D. Informational
Cuyahoga Community College Public Safety Center of Excellence
Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) is a course for women that begins with awareness, risk reduction and avoidance and progresses to the basics of hands‑on defense.
MBA 209 Session 17: Responding to Men Who Are Victims of Sexual Violence and Child Victimization
Dr. Terry Webb, Counseling, Metropolitan Campus:
MLA 114, Session 18: Alleviating the Impact of Trauma on Refugee Families in Resettlement and Supporting Families Through the Implementation of Systemic Therapeutic Techniques
Nicole Phelps MA., LPC, Crisis Intervention Specialist for the Children Who Witness Violence Program, Frontline Service
Discussion of research pertaining to systemic therapy/ therapeutic techniques and working with refugees. We will identify and discuss, in depth, sources of systemic traumatic processes which influence refugee trauma. These processes include the following: institutional-based trauma, inter-group conflict based trauma, social structural violence-based trauma and globalization based trauma. We will review each of these traumatic processes and provide relevant and current examples (e.g. United States political climate towards refugees).
Metro Auditorium, Plenary Session: Moving Beyond
Clemente discusses his own childhood victimization and how he “moved beyond” to successful careers as a state prosecutor, FBI agent, member of the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit, and writer/producer of CBS’ hit show, Criminal Minds.
Metro Auditorium, Conference Closing Remarks
Dr. Michael Schoop
Attendees, please pick up your Contact Hours Certificates for Continuing Education in the Auditorium Lobby.