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2023 Zero Abuse Project Summit

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Event Dates
Orlando, FL

Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista Resort
Orlando , FL

The summit will focus on the current research and emerging trends in the field of forensic interviewing and child abuse investigations. This conference is for all multidisciplinary team members, including law enforcement, child protective services, prosecutors, and forensic interviewers. View the summit agenda.

Summit sessions include: 

  • Child Forensic Interviewing: A 40-Year Retrospective
  • 2023 Emerging Issues in the field
  • 2023 Research Update
  • Investigating, Interviewing, and Prosecuting Child Sexual Abuse Cases Involving Male Victims
  • I'm Done ... I Quit!: Secondary Traumatic Stress and Vicarious Trauma
  • The Big Disconnect ... Prosecutor and forensic interviewer Collaboration
  • Race, Religion, and Corporal Punishment: Finding a Culturally Humble Path to Reducing both Physical Abuse and Racial Disparities  

These topics will be presented by an amazing lineup of industry experts:

  • Dr. Mark Everson, Director of Childhood Trauma and Maltreatment Program at UNC's Department of Psychiatry
  • Victor Vieth, Chief Program Officer, Zero Abuse Project
  • Rita Farrell, Director, ChildFirst®, Zero Abuse Project
  • Rachel Johnson, Lead Forensic Interview Specialist, Zero Abuse Project
  • Tomiko Mackey, Senior Trainer, Zero Abuse Project
  • Caitie Dahl, Forensic Interview Specialist and Trainer, Zero Abuse Project

Date Created: March 13, 2023