Victims’ Rights Conference

Crime Victim Center is hosting our 2019 “Crime Victims’ Rights Conference: Honoring Our Past. Creating Hope for the Future” on Friday, April 12th, from 9am to 4:15pm, at the Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel in Erie, Pennsylvania. This conference will host a range of amazing speakers in three breakout sessions, in addition to a speaking program during lunch. Continuing Education credits for Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Professional Counselors are available.

The cost of the conference is $90 for professionals, $45 for students, which includes breakfast, lunch, and Continuing Education as applicable. Please print and complete the offiline registration form below and return it, along with payment, to: Crime Victim Center, Attn: Amy Blackman, 125 West 18th St, Erie, PA 16501. Make checks payable to Crime Victim Center. You may email completed registration for to amyb@cvcerie.org and make your payment below.

Please note: Registration is not complete until we receive your payment.

Click the link below to print your registration form

Offline registration form 2019


Professionals $90


Student $45

Workshop details

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8:00-8:45 Registration

9:00-9:30 Morning Plenary Session: Crime Victims’ Rights Week

9:45-11:15 Morning Breakout Session

A. “Multigenerational Recovery: Women, Their Children and Substance Use Care,” Mandy Fauble, PhD, LCSW and Jessianne Montie MA, LPC, CAADC, Safe Harbor Behavioral Health of UPMC Hamot

B. “Civil Justice for Crime Victims,” Nathaniel Foote, Andreozzi & Associates, P.C.

11:30-12:30 Lunch: Keynote Speaker: “Fear and Failure,” Vanessa McNeal, National Speaker and Filmmaker

12:45-2:15 Afternoon Breakout Session 1

A. “Caring for Providers Exposed to Vicarious Trauma: An Introduction to Reflective Supervision and Development of and Use of Self-Care Plans, PART A” presented by Angela Chambers LPC, TFCBT Therapist, Family Services of NWPA, and Tara Durkin LCSW, TF-CBT Therapist, Family
Services of NW PA

B. “Mandated Reporting of Suspected Child Abuse, PART A” presented by Bryan Prior, Crime Victim Center
** This training is state-approved for Act 31 Compliance. **

C. “Tension/Trauma Releasing Exercise (TRE),” presented by Kevin Berceli, LPC, Counterpoise Solutions, LLC

2:30-4:00 Afternoon Breakout Session 2

A. “Caring for Providers Exposed to Vicarious Trauma: An Introduction to Reflective Supervision and Development of and Use of Self-Care Plans, PART B” presented by Angela Chambers LPC, TFCBT Therapist, Family Services of NWPA, and Tara Durkin LCSW, TF-CBT Therapist, Family
Services of NW PA

B. “Mandated Reporting of Suspected Child Abuse, PART B” presented by Bryan Prior, Crime Victim Center

C. “Conversations with a Sex Offender,” presented by Dr. Molly Wolf, LMSW, PhD, Edinboro University and Tracy Leet, LCSW, Parkside Psychological Associates ***** This workshop may be triggering for some participants******

On-line registration form below

Continuing Education credit information:
Note: To receive credit for this program, all participants must attend the entire program. No partial credits will be given.
SOCIAL WORKERS, MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS, AND PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS:
This program is approved for 5.5 clock hours of continuing education credits by Mercyhurst University’s Department of Social Work.
Mercyhurst University’s Department of Social Work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and an approved provider of Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapist, and Professional Counselor
continuing education by the Pennsylvania State Licensing Board.

Please note: Registration is not complete until we receive your payment.