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UP Institute Events


“Corporal Punishment” & “Painless Parenting” & “No Hit Zones”
Moderator – Panelists Stacie Schrieffer LeBlanc, JD, MEd; Randall Alexander, MD, PhD; and Deborah Sendek, MS


17th Hawai’i International Virtual Summit from Honolulu, HI


“Practical Suggestions for Addressing Domestic Violence in Family Court Cases”

17th Hawai’i International Virtual Summit from Honolulu, HI

3/12/20 - 3/13/20

“Painless Parenting” & “No Hit Zones”
Co-Presenter with Stacie Schrieffer LeBlanc, JD, MEd

Shiloh Baptist Church’s Forum on Positive Parenting & Caring for Children in Trenton, OH


“Writing for Refereed Journals: Strategies to Get Your Paper Published”
Panelist with Joanne Yaffe, PhD; Tanya Smith Brice, PhD; Frances Nedjat-Haiem, PhD; Danielle Parrish, PhD; & Cristina Mogro-Wilson, PhD

Council on Social Work Education’s Annual Program Meeting in Denver, CO


“Engaging Non-Offending Caregivers”
Co-Presenter with Stacie LeBlanc, JD, MEd

Advanced Solutions for Child Abuse Professionals in Chesapeake, VA

9/5/20 & 9/7/2020

“The Parental Alienation Controversy: An Evidence-Based Update”
Panelist with Kathleen Faller, PhD & Robert Geffner, PhD

“Controversial Issues in Family Court and Child Welfare System: Nonoffending Caregivers of Sexually Abused Children”
Co-Presenter with Stacie LeBlanc, JD, Med

“Effects of Junk Science on Attitudes and Beliefs”
Panelist with Kathleen Faller, PhD; Hon. Charles Schudson, JD; & Seth Goldstein, JD; Moderator: L.C. Miccio-Fonseca, PhD

24th International Summit on Violence, Abuse & Trauma Across the Lifespan –  Unifying Voices Against Violence & Abuse in San Diego, CA


Oppression and Interpersonal Violence Prevention: Changing Social Norms

Co-Moderator with Sandi Capuano Morrison, MA for Panelists Richard Barton, JD; Pearl Berman, PhD; Elizabeth Cramer, PhD; Elizabeth Petersen, MSW; & Victor Vieth, JD

National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence Think Tank Forum in San Diego


Young Professionals Panel

Seasoned Professionals Panel
Panelist with Tricia Gardner, JD; Bethany Mohr, MD; Roslyn Murov, MD; and Mel Schneiderman, PhD

Student and Young Professional Career Development Institute at the 26th Annual APSAC Colloquium in Salt Lake City, UT


Painless Parenting: Communicating the Harms of Spanking with Confidence and Addressing Cultural Issues

Co-presented with Dr. Stacey Patton

Southern University New Orleans School of Social Work, New Orleans, LA


No Hit Zones: Creating Safe Spaces to Address the Most Prevalent Risk for Child Abuse

National Children’s Alliance 2019 Leadership Conference, Washington, DC


Painless Parenting Interactive Workshop and No Hit Zone Overview

35th International Symposium on Child Abuse, Huntsville, AL


Time to Talk: Teens, Sex, and the Law: Addressing Consent, Sexting and More

Ignite 2018 Darkness to Light National Prevention Conference, Memphis, TN


Newest Ace on the Block: Adverse Childhood Experiences from Research to Practice

Pediatric Grand Rounds for Medical Center of Mississippi, Jackson, MS


Reducing Disclosure Failures in NICHD-based Forensic Interview Protocols

25th Annual APSAC Colloquium, New Orleans, LA


Painless Parenting Plenary Workshop: Communicating the Harms of Spanking with Confidence

 The Ray E. Helfer Society Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN