2016 Alaska Child Maltreatment Conference

Anchorage, Alaska
Monday, November 14, 2016

Monday, November 14, 2016 - "Why Self Care Doesn't Matter: Moving Beyond Kale Milkshakes & Yoga Classes to Battle Compassion Fatigue"

Kimber Olson, LCSW,BCD, C-ACFYSW

Her nearly 20 years of mental health experience includes work in outpatient community mental health centers, in school-based programs, providing city-wide on-call and crisis management services, home-based and hospital-based therapy, community health development coordination, and long-term residential treatment. She is currently in private practice where she specializes in the treatment of complex trauma with both children and adults. Kimber is the Chair of the Alaska Regional Component Group of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, and facilitates group consultation for therapists working with children who have a history of trauma, attachment difficulties and dissociation.  Kimber has taught in the social work and human services departments at the Kachemak Bay Branch of Kenai Peninsula College, and has provided trainings nationally and internationally, teaching professionals in the areas of trauma, sexual abuse, attachment, dissociation, ethics, vicarious trauma and eating disorders among others.  She has had the distinct privilege of traveling and providing training throughout Alaska and in Indian Country, and to have worked intimately in a number of Alaskan villages. She authored the Pathway to Hope Video Guidebook (Department of Justice, 2007), a companion resource for the Pathway to Hope: Healing Child Sexual Abuse video developed to help Native communities in Alaska understand and address the sexual abuse of children and to promote healing.  She is the co-author with Peggy Ellen Kleinleder of The Thursday Group: A Story and Information for Girls Healing from Sexual Abuse (Neari Press, 2009), and co-author with Diane Payne and Jared Parrish of Pathway to Hope: an Indigenous Approach to Healing Child Sexual Abuse (International Circumpolar Health Journal, in press). Kimber Olson is a board certified, licensed clinical social worker.  She is currently in private practice where she specializes in the treatment of complex trauma and dissociation.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - The "TEN-4" on Bruising and Child Abuse

Mary Clyde Pierce, MD
Dr. Mary Clyde Pierce is a Professor of Pediatrics at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois and an attending physician in the pediatric emergency department at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.  Dr. Pierce’s subspecialty training is in Pediatric Emergency Medicine with additional training in the area of child abuse. She received her medical degree from Louisiana State University of New Orleans, her specialty training in Pediatrics from Johns Hopkins Hospital, and her subspecialty training in Pediatric Emergency Medicine from the University of Pittsburgh, Children’s Hospital.  Dr. Pierce is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics as well as the Society for Pediatric Research. Her research has focused primarily on injuries in children with an emphasis on differentiating abusive from accidental trauma.
Dr. Pierce is currently the Director of Research and faculty development for the division of child abuse pediatrics and also serves in a similar role for pediatric emergency medicine at Lurie Children’s Hospital.  She is also the Medical Director of the Injury Risk Assessment and Prevention Laboratory at the University of Louisville, which is a multi-disciplinary lab with emphasis on injury biomechanics. This lab combines the expertise of medicine and engineering and utilizes both a clinical and an experimental approach. Dr. Pierce’s research focus is the development of injury plausibility models, including clinical decision rules, for differentiating abusive and accidental trauma in the young child that combines medical, social, biologic, and engineering knowledge.  This collaborative work results in translational research that is guided by case-based studies with clinical, social, and basic science research, experiments, and modeling directly linked to pertinent clinic issues.


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Contact Information

  • For Conference Content Information:

    Pam Karalunas
    Chapter Coordinator
    Phone: 907-688-0163
    Email: pkaralunas@gci.net

    For Conference Registration Information:

    Lorell David
    i do Events
    Phone: 907-222-2415

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    Cancellation Policy
    All requests for registration additions, changes and / or cancellations must be in writing via mail, fax or e-mail and received no later than Monday, October 31, 2016. All cancellations will be incur an administrative processing fee of $50.00. No refunds or credits will be made after Monday, October 31, 2016, however a substitute may be assigned with proper notice. Refunds will be processed after the conference. No refunds will be issued for those who register, but do not attend the conference.

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