Child Abuse and Domestic Violence Prevention - Long Beach, CA

End Abuse Long Beach
Since 1975

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Program Schedule Archive

December 8, 2016

End Abuse Long Beach Annual Awards

You are all invited - click for Invitation.

Click for video Jessica Alvarez

Jessica Alvarez
Parent and Community Advocate

Ellen Hartwick

Ellen Hartwick, LCSW
Mental Health Director, The LGBTQ Center Long Beach

Virginia Zart

Virginia Zart
President, Junior League of Long Beach (JLLB)
Founding member, Long Beach Human Trafficking Task Force

November 10, 2016 Reggie Melrose, Ph.D. Reggie Melrose, Ph.D.
Psychologist & author
"Brain Change by Stress and Trauma"

CEU's: 1  Click for video
October 13, 2016 Dominique Quevedo Dominique C. Quevedo, Senior Attorney, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles.
"Immigration Relief for Victims of Violence and Abuse"

CEU's: 1
September 8, 2016
Note: 2-hours
Alyce LaViolette Alyce LaViolette M.S., M.F.C.C.
"Parenting curriculum, For Our Children, focusing on parenting when DV is an issue"

CEU's: 2  Click for video
August 11, 2016 Rene Castro, MSW Rene Castro, MSW, Principal, Facilitation Lab LLC
"Use of Self: An Interactive Exploration of Personal Identity, Power, Privilege and Oppression"

CEU's: 1
July 14, 2016 Stephanie Dowds, Esq. Stephanie Dowds, Esq. Deputy City Prosecutor, City of Long Beach
"Prosecuting DV Cases"

CEU's: 1 Click for Video
June 9, 2016 Laura Andrade, Ph.D. Laura Andrade, Ph.D., MAT Program Manager, HRSD
Bureau of Clinical Resources and Services
"Young Children in Care: Facts about outcomes of young children in open DCFS cases and what we need to do to improve their lives"

CEU's: 1
May 12, 2016 Barbara Hernandez, PSY.D., LMFT, LPCC Barbara Hernandez, Psy.D., LMFT, LPCC, Vice President of Community Services
Crittenton Services for Children and Families
"Clinical aspects of trauma and its relationship to Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC)"

CEU's: 1 Click for video
April 14, 2016 Michele Winterstein Vicki Doolittle Michele Winterstein, Ph.D., and Vicki Doolittle, M.S.
"When Domestic Violence and Child Abuse Happen in the Same Family"

CEU's: 1 Click for Video
March 10, 2016 Elisa Nicholas, MD, MSPH Elisa Nicholas, MD, MSPH Chief Executive Officer and Pediatrician
The Children's Clinic, "Serving Children and Their Families"
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of California, Irvine School of Medicine
“Changing the Lens: Transforming Care to Identify and Respond to Children and Families Exposed to Violence and Toxic Stress”
February 11, 2016 Colleen Friend, Ph.D., LCSW Colleen Friend, Ph. D., LCSW teaches at CSULA, where she is the Director of both the Child Abuse and Family Violence Institute and the Partnership between CSULA and the Los Angeles County Juvenile Court
"Moving Beyond Bullying to Peer Aggression"

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January 14, 2016 Lieutenant Dan Pratt Lt. Dan Pratt, Long Beach Police Department, Vice Investigations
"Human Trafficking in Long Beach"

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December 10, 2015

End Abuse Long Beach Annual Awards

Stephanie Dowds, Esq. Click for video

Stephanie Dowds, Esq.
Deputy City Prosecutor, City of Long Beach

Tracy Colunga, M.S.W.

Tracy Colunga, M.S.W.
Neighborhood Relations Officer, City of Long Beach

November 12, 2015
8:15 - 9:15am
Mieko Failey, Esq., Staff Attorney and Manager, Domestic Violence Legal Advocacy Project, Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Legal Services Department
Anny Hsu, Training and coaching instructor, RISE (Recognize, Intervene, Support and Empower) Project, Los Angeles LGBT Center
"LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care and Domestic Violence"

CEU's: 1
October 8, 2015 Marie Pletka Marie Pletka, MFT, trained and certified EMDR therapist for 22 years
"Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)"

CEU's: 1  Click for video
September 10, 2015 Michael Lyde, Ph.D. Michael Lyde, Ph.D., Interval House Crisis Shelters & Centers for Victims of Domestic Violence, Lyde & Associates
"Seats at the Table: Chronicles of Male Engagement in the Domestic Violence Field"

CEU's: 1  Click for video
August 13, 2015 Mandy Mount, Ph.D. Mandy Mount, Ph.D., Counseling Psychologist and Director of the UCI Campus Assault Resources and Education (CARE) office
"Campus Sexual Violence"

CEU's: 1  Click for video
July 9, 2015 Jorga Leap, Ph.D., MSWJorja Leap, Ph.D., MSW, Adjunct Professor of Social Welfare, UCLA
"Project Fatherhood"

CEU's: 1  Click for video
June 11, 2015 Paula Cohen, JD Paula Savage Cohen, Esq., Senior Attorney, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
"DV and Family Law Basics"

NOTE change
CEU's: 1
May 14, 2015 Wayne Munchel, LCSW Wayne Munchel, LCSW, TAY Services Director, Stars Behavioral Health Group
CEU's: 1  Click for video.
April 9, 2015
Note: 2-hr prgm
Tiombe Wallace, MFTTiombe Wallace, MFT, Feminist therapist, educator, and activist working to empower survivors and communities.
"The Legacy of Child Sexual Abuse: Survivors’ Experiences of Abuse, Trauma, and Oppression"

CEUs: 2  Click for video.
March 12, 2015
Note: 2-hr prgm
Dr. Harvey Karp Harvey Karp, MD, Pediatrician, child developmentalist and assistant professor at the University of Southern California, School of Medicine
"Happiest Toddler on the Block"

CEUs: 2
February 12, 2015 Deborah Johnson Hayes, PsyD, LCSW, MPH Deborah Johnson Hayes, PsyD, LCSW, MPH
Chair of the Los Angeles Veterans Collaborative – Families and Children Work Group
"Military Connected Families – Risk and Resiliency"

CEUs: 1 Click for Video
January 8, 2015 Shari FarmerShari Farmer, District Attorney Field Deputy,
LA County District Attorney's Victim-Witness Assistance Program
"Helping Victims Become Survivors and Survivors Become Thrivers!"

CEUs: 1 Click for Video
December 11, 2014

End Abuse Long Beach's Annual Awards honoring:

Sergeant Eric Hooker,
and The Long Beach Police Department,
Vice Investigations Team
- Human Trafficking

In recognition of:
rescuing 22 girls ages 12 to 17,
referring 54 women to nonprofit organizations for assistance and help,
and arresting 91 criminals since February, 2014 – more than
any other city in Los Angeles County.

In addition, our own Paula Cohen, President of End Abuse Long Beach for 20 years, is honored for her leadership as she hands the presidency over to Kimberly Wee.
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November 13, 2014 Lita MercadoLita Mercado, MSW, Program Director for Community Service Programs, Inc.
"Understanding Human Trafficking"

CEUs: 1 Click for video

October 2, 2014
Note 1st Thursday

Robert GeffnerRobert Geffner, Ph.D., ABN, ABPP
"Child Custody Issues when There are Allegations of Intimate Partner Violence or Child Abuse: Ethical Issues and Common Pitfalls Made by Many Custody Evaluators"

CEUs: 2 Click for Video
September 11, 2014 Jessica Thomas Pat Sinclair, J.D. and MSWJessica Thomas, Psy.D. and Pat Sinclair, J.D., MSW
"Using the k9 Connection: How At-Risk Teens and Homeless Dogs Can Heal Each Other"

CEUs: 1 Click for video
August 14, 2014 Dr. Sandra Murray, Medical Director of the Child Abuse and Protection Team
Miller Children’s Hospital in Long Beach
"Red Flags in Child Abuse and Adverse Childhood Experiences"

CEUs: 1
July 10, 2014 Victoria SciarraVictoria Sciarra, MA, MFT
"Self-Care: The Journey from Loss of Self to Wholeness"

CEUs: 1 Click for video
June 12, 2014 Tracy Colunga Tracy M. Colunga, MSW - Violence Prevention Coordinator
Long Beach Development Services - Neighborhood Services Bureau
"Implementing the City of Long Beach Violence Prevention Plan"

CEUs: 1 Click for Video
May 8, 2014 Judith LarsonJudith Larson, Director, Edelman Children's Courthouse Program
"Free Arts for Abused Children"

CEUs: 1 Click for video
April 10, 2014

Derrick Perez-Johnson, MA, MSW Program Administrator Parents In Partnership Program
"Parental Advocacy and Empowerment with the DCFS"

CEUs: 1 Click for Video
March 13, 2014 Michele Winterstein Michele Winterstein, Ph.D., Director
"The Crisis of Disclosure: How children cope with child abuse investigation and litigation

CEUs: 1 Click for video
February 13, 2014 Melanie Wagner Melanie Wagner, M.S.Ed., Directory of Humane Education
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals(spcaLA)
"Animal Safety Net (ASN): Redefining animal abuse as family violence"

CEUs: 1 Click for Video
January 9, 2014 Bill Bedrossian Dr. Monte Pries Bill Bedrossian, MSW, Executive Director
Dr. Monte Pries, Clinical Psychologist
Olive Crest
"Safe Families for Children: An Emerging Best Practice in Child Abuse Prevention and Family Support"

CEUs: 1 Click for Video
December 12, 2013

End Abuse Long Beach's Annual Awards


Tory Cox, LCSW/PPS

Assistant Director of Field Education and Clinical Associate Professor
USC School of Social Work
Tory Cox
In Recognition of:
  • Over 13 years of training new generations of social workers dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and domestic violence as field faculty, adjunct lecturer and field instructor for students at the USC School of Social Work, as well as Cal State Long Beach, UCLA, and Cal State Dominguez Hills Social Work programs.
  • Over 12 years as a school social worker with the Long Beach Unified School District serving as Field Instructor for 28 MSW student interns; and as Lead Social Worker for 4 years, he helped lead a team dedicated to prevention and intervention across the district through federally funded grant programs, community collaborations, attendance initiatives, and site-based direct practice.
  • Service as the Standards & Practice Chair for the School Social Work Association of America, President of the California Association of School Social Workers, and Board Member/CEU Coordinator for End Abuse, Long Beach.

Dominique Quevedo, J.D., M.S.W.

Staff Attorney
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
Dominique Quevedo
In Recognition of
  • Over 7 years of providing counsel and representation to victims of domestic violence and torture at LAFLA.
  • Providing numerous presentations regarding immigration law remedies for victims of domestic violence and the impact of child custody arrangements and disputes and asylee/refugee law.
  • Providing social work case management and emotional support to numerous victims of torture.
  • Creating and helping to implement training to over 125 USCIS immigration officers regarding the affects of mental disabilities on the naturalization examination process.
  • 5 years of service in social work for the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services preparing young clients for emancipation and reuniting families.

November 14, 2013 Wendy Ashley Wendy Ashley, Psy.D, LCSW, Assistant Professor, CSU Northridge
"Power and Privilege in Trauma Work "

CEUs: 1 Click for Video
October 10, 2013
Alyce LaViolette Alyce LaViolette, M.S., M.F.C.C., Author, Expert Witness, DV Activist,
"What Kind of Abuse Are We Talking About? One Size Does Not Fit All"

CEUs: 2 Click for Video
September 12, 2013 Michael Messner Michael Messner, Professor of Sociology and Gender, USC
"Allies: Men's work to prevent gender-based violence"

CEUs: 1, Author's books will be available.
August 8, 2013 Elaine Chen Rosemary Lewallen Elaine Chen, M.S. and Rosemary Lewallen, MSG, CPG
"Addressing Elder Abuse and Neglect"

CEUs: 1
July 11, 2013 Dr. Nathan LavidNathan Lavid, MD, DFAPA, Clinical and forensic psychiatrist in private practice,
Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
"The Neuroscience of Addiction: Its Implication in Treatment"

CEUs: 1
June 13, 2013
Nora BaladerianNora Baladerian Ph.D. & MFT, Director,
Disability, Abuse & Personal Rights Project
"Reducing the Risk of Abuse for Children with Disabilities"

CEUs: 2
May 9, 2013 Tracy ColungaTracy M. Colunga, MSW - Violence Prevention Coordinator
Long Beach Development Services - Neighborhood Services Bureau
"Long Beach Violence Prevention Plan Overview and Focus Group"

CEUs: 1

April 11, 2013

Note: 1 Hour

Dr. John Briere Dr. John Briere, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology,
Director of the Psychological Trauma Program,
Keck School of Medicine, USC
"Treating complex trauma in adolescents"

CEUs: 1
March 14, 2013 Sharon Loeschen Sharon Loeschen, LCSW - Author, Clinical Social Worker in private practice,
President Virginia Satir Global Network
"Enriching Your Relationship with Yourself and Others"

CEUs: 1
February 14, 2013
Gabrielle Kaufman Gabrielle Kaufman, MA, BC-DMT, NCC
Director of Training and Technical Assistance
Los Angeles County Perinatal Mental Health Task Force
"Perinatal Mental Health: Prevention, Assessment, Intervention"

CEUs: 2
January 10, 2013 Jorja Leap, Ph.D. Jorja Leap, Ph.D., MSW, Adjunct Associate Professor of Social Welfare - UCLA
"Violence, Abuse and Social Justice:  A Journey with the Gangs of Los Angeles"

CEUs: 1
December 13, 2012

End Abuse Long Beach's Annual Awards

Bryan Littlefield -

Bryan Littlefield
In Recognition of:
  • Over 10,000 volunteer hours (and the longest serving volunteer) at For The Child, working on food drives, Christmas gift distribution, and Mobile Unit Driver;
  • 15 years as a child advocate for the Child Abuse Response Team (CART) - sharing the on-call during non-business hours 7 days a week; and
  • 10 years of service coordinating U.S. historical field trips for under-privileged children through the Larry Wong American Heritage Foundation.

Giovanna Martinez -

Giovanna Martinez
In Recognition of:
  • Over a decade of service promoting the safety of children and youth who witness violence in their homes or in their relationships;
  • Providing hundreds of hours of community education on the dangers of teen dating violence, and the warning signs of unhealthy relationships;
  • Seven years service as a Domestic Abuse Response Team advocate with the Long Beach Police Department;
  • More than seven years of service to the Long Beach Unified School District as a violence prevention educator; and
  • Service on the LA County Domestic Violence Council's LGBTQ Subcommittee and the Youth Services Network Committee.

November 8, 2012 Marci Fukuroda - Rainbow Services and panel:
  • Michele Daniels, Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office
  • Eve Sheedy, Los Angeles City Attorney's Office
  • Xiomara Flores-Holguin, DCFS
  • Suzie Ferrell, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
  • Monica Quijano, Los Angeles Police Department
  • Angela Kaufman, City of Los Angeles Department on Disability

"The Los Angeles County Domestic Violence Death Review Team"
CEUs: 1

October 11, 2012
James Morrow James Morrow - Spokesperson/lecturer, hotline coordinator & outreach worker for Children of the Night
"Simulated Batterers' Group"

CEUs: 2
September 13, 2012
Daniel Sees

Danielle Sees, RN, PHN, CLE
City of Long Beach Department of Health & Human Services
"Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and the new AAP Risk Reduction Recommendations"

CEUs: 1

Note: We wish to thank this month's meeting sponsor:
Dr. Susan Mathieu,
in memory of her son, Benjamin Mathieu who died of SIDS.

August 9, 2012 Emily Putnam-Hornstein Dr. Emily Putnam-Hornstein - Assistant Professor
University of Southern California's School of Social Work
"Non-Fatal and Fatal Child Maltreatment in California: Examining Risk, Preventing Abuse and Neglect"

CEUs: 1 - DVD - Click for video
July 12, 2012 Eugenia Weiss Eugenia L. Weiss, PsyD, LCSW
- Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Southern California, School of Social Work
- A Center for Self & Relationship Development, Inc
"Battle on the Homefront: Domestic Violence and the Military Family"

CEUs: 1
June 14, 2012 Christy Turek Christy Turek - Los Angeles Regional Manager
A Window Between Worlds
"Using Art for Healing with Survivors of Domestic Violence"

CEUs: 1
May 10, 2012 Dr. Sandra MorganSandra Morgan, RN, MA
Vanguard University's Global Center for Women and Justice
"Human Trafficking: The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children"

CEUs: 1
April 12, 2012
Dr. Michele WintersteinDr. Michele Winterstein - Director - For The Child
"Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers in Therapy? Helping the Youngest Victims of Abuse, Neglect and Violence"

C.E.Us: 2 - DVD
March 8, 2012 Tim VarvaisTim Varvais, M.A., M.S. - DCFS
"When Domestic Violence and Child Abuse Happen in the Same Family - DCFS 101"

CEUs: 1
February 9, 2012
Cheryl LanktreeCheryl Lanktree, Ph.D. - USC
"Treating Complex Trauma in Children and Adolescents"

CEUs: 2
January 12, 2012 Beverly YoungerDr. Beverly Younger - USC
"Broadening the Response to Domestic Violence:
Prevention and Intervention in the Workplace"

CEUs: 1
Dec 8, 2011

End Abuse Long Beach's Annual Awards

Nancy Kimber, MD


Nancy Kimber
In Recognition of
  • Over a Decade of Service Promoting the Safety of Women and Children
  • Long Beach Area Physician, Educator and Volunteer
  • Reserve Police Officer & Sexual Assault Consultant, Long Beach Police Department
  • Medical Advisor, Forensic Nurse Specialists & SART
  • Pro Bono Medical Consultant, Child & Teen Sexual Abuse Cases
  • Board of Directors, Miller Foundation, For The Child, and Family Service of Long Beach

Melissa Sadikoff, MSW, LCSW

Senior Clinician & Clinical Educator, Social Services Dept.  &
SCAN Committee Co-Chair, Miller Children's Hospital

In Recognition of
  • Over a Decade of Service Promoting the Safety of Women and Children
  • Educating Health Care Professionals and Community Partners to Prevent Child Maltreatment
  • Long Beach Area Social Worker, Mentor, Educator and Volunteer
  • Co-Chair, Miller Children's Hospital SCAN Team
  • Lecturer, University of California, Irvine

November 10, 2011 Deanne CastorenaDeanne Castorena
L.A. County Assistant District Atorney, Deputy-in-charge, Child Abduction Section, with Investigator Dulce Sanchez-Castillo

CEUs: 1
October 13, 2011 Tiombe Preston Tiombe Preston, MS, MFT
"A Compassionate Witness:
Using Trauma Informed Care with Survivors of Abuse"

CEUs: 1
September 8, 2011 Rick MogilRick Mogil - Program Director,

"Suicide Prevention Skills and Techniques for the Therapeutic Practicioner"

CEUs: 1
August 11, 2011 Dr. Eileen PasztorDr. Eileen Mayers Pasztor

"The Impact of Abuse and Neglect on Child Growth and Development: "The Jigsaw Puzzle Child" Assessment Technique"

CEUs: 1
July 14, 2011
Note: 8:15 to 9:00
Shortened presentation.
Michelle Winterstein, Ph.D.Dr. Michele Winterstein - For The Child

"The Battered Child Syndrome Half a Century Later - What We Know About Keeping Children Safe"

Note: 0.5 CEUs due to the shortened time.
June 9, 2011 Dr. Yolanda R. GreenDr. Yolanda Green and
Angelica Leyva

"Ensuring the safety and well-being of children in kinship care: The Encore Parenting Project"

CEUs: 1 - DVD
May 12, 2011 Tiffani MortonTiffani Morton, LMFT

"Evidence-Based Therapy"

CEUs: 1 - DVD

April 14, 2011
Father Greg BoyleFather Greg Boyle

"Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion"

CEUs: 2 - DVD - Click for video
Mar 10, 2011 Susan MathieuDr. Susan Mathieu, Ed.D.
Senior Adult Program Coordinator
Alpert Jewish Community Center, Long Beach

"Therapeutic Humor with Children and Teens"

CEUs: 1 - DVD - Click for video
Feb 10, 2011 Kathy MooreKathy Moore, MSW
Associate Director of the
California Partnership to End Domestic Violence (CPEDV

"Green Book Presentation"

CEUs: 1 - DVD - Click for video
Jan 13, 2011
Dr. Harvey KarpDr. Harvey Karp, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at USC

"The Happiest Baby: A promising new strategy to calm infant crying, promote sleep, and reduce abuse"

CEUs: 2
Dec 9, 2010

End Abuse Long Beach's Annual Awards

Peggie Reyna

Peggie ReynaProject Director,
Deaf, Disabled and Elder Services/Anti-stalking Project
Peace Over Violence

Click for full Bio.

Domestic Violence Unit - Long Beach Police Dept.

Long Beach Police Department
Click for full bio.
Nov 18, 2010
Note 3rd Thursday

Dr. Alex WashingtonDr. Alex Washington
Associate Professor, Department of Social Work, CSULB

"Eradicating Perinatal HIV Transmission"


Oct 14, 2010

Leslye Orloff, JDDLeslye Orloff, JD

"Laws, Policies & Practices that Enhance the Legal Rights of Immigrant Domestic Violence Victims"

Special note: This presentation is co-sponsored by LAFLA - a State Bar of California MCLE Provider. 2 hours of MCLE will be provided.
DVD - Click for Video

Sep 16, 2010
Note 3rd Thursday

Eve SheedyEve Sheedy, Esq.

Movie "Violence Connected"


Aug 12, 2010

Dr. Nancy Meyer-AdamsDr. Nancy Meyer Adams, MSW
Assistant Professor, CSULB

"Impact of School Bullying"

DVD - Click for Video

Jul 8, 2010

Judge Deborah B. AndrewsJudge Deborah B. Andrews

"Impressions from the Bench - Dependency Court"


Jun 10, 2010

Bill HoyDr. Bill Hoy

"What if I'm GLAD He's Dead?
--Bereavement and the Abusive Relationship"

DVD - Click for video

May 13, 2010
Sin by SilenceMovie "Sin by Silence" with a Q&A afterwards by one of the victims featured in the movie - Hosted by Brenda Clubine
Apr 8, 2010

Susan LoveSusan Love, Ph.D., LCSW
California State University, Northridge

"Child Abuse Prevention: The Scientific Case for Parent Education"

DVD - Click for video

Mar 11, 2010

Peggie ReynaPeggie Reyna
Project Director,
Deaf, Disabled and Elder Services/ Anti-stalking Project

"The Dynamics of Abuse of Persons
who are Deaf or Who Have a Disability"

DVD - Click for video

Feb 11, 2010 Dr. Jorge Cherbosque Dr. Jorge Cherbosque
Director of Emotional Intelligence and Diversity Institute
"Emotional Intelligence and Diversity:
Using Self governance skills to deal with conflict and anger"

Jan 14, 2010

Jackson KatzJackson Katz, Ph.D.

"The Macho Paradox"


Dec 10, 2009

Domestic Violence Abuse Prevention Awards

Maria Acuna

Manager, Emergency Shelter, Rainbow Services

In Recognition of:
Two Decades of Service as a Supervisor and Prevention Advocate
to Ending Abuse of Women and Children in the South Bay.

Tiombe Wallace

Tiombe Wallace

Therapist & Educator, Private Practice

In Recognition of:
14 Years Dedication as a Therapist and Educator
to Ending Abuse of Women and Children in the Long Beach Area.

Nov 12, 2009 Dr. Colleen FriendColleen Friend, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

"The Need for a More Trauma Focused Child Welfare System"

DVD - Click for video

Oct 8, 2009

Dr. Thema Bryant-DavisDr. Thema Bryant-Davis

"In Search of Safety & Respect:
African American Women and Intimate Partner Abuse"


Sep 10, 2009

Dr. Britt Rios-EllisBritt Rios-Ellis
Associate Professor/Health Science, CSULB

Latina Health


Aug 13, 2009

Dr. Eileen PasztorEileen Mayers Pasztor, D.S.W.
Associate Professor, Department of Social Work, CSULB

"Strategies for Case and Cause Advocacy"



Jul 9, 2009

Melanie WashingtonMelanie Washington
CEO/Director "Mentoring - A Touch From Above (MATFA)"
& Tim Dowell

"Forgiving the Unforgivable"&
"Home has Multiple Foundations"


Jun 11, 2009

Sharon WieSharon Wie
Director of Programs at Interval House

"Domestic Violence and Trafficking in Asian
and Pacific Islander Communities


May 14, 2009

Kimberlee WoodsDr. Kimberlee Woods
Executive Director, The Center Long Beach

"Domestic Violence and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, & Queer Community



Apr 16, 2009
Note: 3rd Thursday
8:30 - 11:30

John Briere - Child Abuse TreatmentJohn Briere, Ph.D.
Associate Professor in the departments of Psychiatry and Psychology at the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, and Director of the Psychological Trauma Program at LAC+USC Medical Center

"Therapy for Adolescent Trauma Survivors"

Mar 12, 2009

LeAnn Mora Elsa Ramos Dora Jacido Tory Cox

LeAnn Mora, MSW, PPS
School Social Worker for LBUSD;s Bethune Transitional Center
with Elsa Ramos, Dora Jacildo, and Tory Cox

"Homelessness and Our Kids"

DVD - Click for video

Feb 12, 2009 Tim VarvaisTim Varvais, M.A. M.S.
Assistant Regional Administrator, DCFS

"DCFS:  To Take a Child or Not - The Intake Decision Making"


Jan 8, 2009

Krystel Edmonds-BiglowKrystel Edmonds-Biglow, Psy.D.

"Generational Trauma in Immigrant Communities"



Dec 11, 2008

Awards Breakfast

Domestic Violence Prevention Awards

Mary VanValkenburgh

Mary VanValkenburgh, LMFT

Private Practice

“Everyone wins when Mary puts her support and gifts to work—and she has done this in fighting to end the suffering of survivors of domestic violence, sexual abuse and child abuse for over two decades.”

Josephine S. Gumbiner Foundation

Josephine S. Gumbiner Foundation

Josephine Schlenk Gumbiner, LCSW, dedicated her career to improving the lives of others, working for Family Service of Long Beach, LACO Department of Adoptions, United Way and Family Service of Los Angeles.  In retirement, Josephine was determined to give to the community in a new way so in 1989 she established her charitable foundation. The Josephine S. Gumbiner Foundation preserves its founder’s spirit of community involvement and service by supporting programs that benefit women and children in the Long Beach area.
Nov 13, 2008

Suzanne Brown-McBrideSuzanne Brown-McBride
Executive Director of the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Chair of the State Sex Offender Management Board

"How Anti-violence Advocates Can, and Should, Participate in Sex Offender Management"


Oct 16, 2008
Note: 3rd Thursday
8:30 - 10:00

Alyce LaViolette, M.S., M.F.C.C.
Founder of

"Gender Fairytales and Domestic Violence"

DVD - Click for video

Sep 11, 2008

Denny ShawDenny Shaw, COO i-SAFE

"What Children and Teens Are Doing Online Today – The Internet Landscape and the Phenomenon of Cyber Bullying"

DVD - Click for video

Aug 14, 2008

Judy HanJudy Han, LCSW
Parole Agent, California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation

"Treatment Programs Used in the Department of Juvenile Corrections (previously CYA)".


Jul 10, 2008

Yolanda R. GreenYolanda Green, Ph.D.

"Understanding Kinship Family Dynamics"


DVD - Click for video

Jun 12, 2008

Joi RussellJoi Russell, MSW, LCSW
Deputy Director Service Bureau 1
L.A. County DCFS

"Navigating and Maneuvering with and Through the DCFS System"

DVD - Click for video

May 8, 2008

Melissa DentonMelissa Denton
Program Manager for The Unusual Suspects Theatre Company

"How the Process of Theatre Strengthens Positive Social Behaviors For At-risk Youth"


Apr 10, 2008
8:00am to 10:30am

Amber Browne of WEAVEInc.orgAmber Browne, M.Ed.
Manager of Prevention and Education at WEAVE Inc

"Artful Communication: Helping Parents Whose Children Have Witnessed Domestic Violence"



Mar 13, 2008

Susan RiceSusan Rice, DSW, LCSW
Retired from CSULB Department of Social Work

"Understanding and Dealing with Anger: A Key to Effective Communication and Conflict Resolution"

DVD - Click for video

Feb 14, 2008

Tiombe PrestonTiombe Preston, MS, MFT
Owner of her private practice and consulting business,
Clinical Coordinator for the YWCA Sexual Assault Crisis Services in Compton

"Working with Survivors of Sexual Violence: Issues of Mental Illness"

DVD - Click for video

Jan 10, 2008

Michele WintersteinMichele Winterstein, Ph.D.
Director, For The Child

"Treating Aggressive Children Exposed to Domestic Violence"


December 13, 2007

Holiday Breakfast & Awards

Click for Committee Award video
Wendy Puzarne

Domestic Violence Prevention Award

Wendy Puzarne, LCSW
Executive Director, Jewish Family & Children's Services

In Recognition of
Over a decade of Dedicated Service to
To Promote the Health, Safety & Well-Being of
Domestic Violence Victims & Their Families
Dedicated Member & Vice President
End Abuse Long Beach, Board of Directors
Click for Wendy's Award Video

Paul Sharpe

Child Protection Award

Paul Sharpe, Secretary, Long Beach ALIVE

In Recognition of
His commitment as a Long Beach Child Protection volunteer:
Taught over 2,000 children child abuse prevention (Long Beach ALIVE);
Abused kids advocate (Child Abuse Response Team);
Handyman (Women Shelter of Long Beach);
Webmaster (six Long Beach DV organizations).
Click for Paul's Award Video

November 8, 2007

Dr. Allison Kress of Laguna NiguelAllison Kress, Psy.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist at
Specialist in the Treatment of Self-Injurious Behaviors

"Self-Injury in Adolescents"

DVD - Click for video

October 11, 2007
DV Awareness Month
8:00am to 10:30am

David B. Wexler, Ph.D. - Relationship Development and Domestic Violence Prevention Clinical ServicesDavid Wexler, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Relationship Training Institute, San Diego, CA

"The Big Five Research Trends in Domestic Violence that Everyone needs to Know"
PLUS: "Special Presentation on Couples Interventions for Domestic Violence"

DVD - Click for video

September 20, 2007
3rd Thursday
Peter AlsopPeter Alsop, Ph.D.
Nationally-known Educator specializing in Educational Psychology & Experiential Therapy

"Making Safe Places"
August 9, 2007

Victoria SciarraVictoria Sciarra, MA, MFT
Victoria works with individuals and couples in her private practice in Long Beach in addition to teaching stress management workshops. She uses techniques from various energy psychology systems along with traditional therapy.

"Mind-Body Connection"

DVD - Click for video

July 12, 2007

Dr. Susan MathieuDr. Susan Mathieu, Ed.D.
Assistant Professor, Recreation and Leisure Studies
California State University, Long Beach

"Building Group Trust and Confidence through Games and Activities:
A Therapeutic Recreation Approach"

DVD - Click for video

June 14, 2007

Nora BaladarianDr. Nora Baladerian, Ph.D. & MFT
Director, Disability, Abuse & Personal Rights Project

"Using Energy Psychology to Treat Abused Children"

DVD - Click for video

May 10, 2007

Julie O'DonnellJulie O'Donnell, Faculty
Dept. of Social Work, CSULB

"Resiliency in Children"

DVD - Click for video

April 12, 2007
Child Abuse Prevention Month
7:45am to 10:45am

Robert GeffnerRobert Geffner, Ph.D.
President of Alliant International University’s (AIU)
Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma (IVAT)

"What’s New?—Alternative Approaches to Working with Victims of Child Abuse"

DVD - Click for Video

March 8, 2007

Sharon Panian and June MagilnickSharon Panian, Esq.
Deputy City Prosecutor, LB &
June Magilnick, Esq.
Deputy City Attorney, LA

"Domestic Violence Prosecution"
DVD - Click for video

February 8, 2007

Marvin J. Southard
Marvin J. Southard D.S.W.
Director, L.A. County Dept. of Mental Health

"Treatment Trilogy:  Domestic Violence, Substance Abuse, and Mental Health"


January 11, 2007

Susan BeeneySusan K. Beeney, R.N.
Founder of New Hope Grief Support Community

"Facilitating Grief & Mourning in Children"



December 14, 2006 Holiday Breakfast & Awards
Grady GoddardChild Protection Award
Grady Goddard
, MFT, Director, Options for Recovery

In Recognition of
Over a Decade of Dedicated Service
To Promote the Health, Safety & Well-Being of
At-Risk Pregnant Women & Their Children


Ellen GoldsmithDomestic Violence Prevention Award
Ellen Goldsmith, LCSW, Director, Domestic Violence Program, Jewish Family & Children's Services

In Recognition of
Three Decades of Dedicated Service
to Promote the Health, Safety & Well-Being of Domestic Violence Victims & Their Families


November 9, 2006

John Briere and Cheryl LanktreeCheryl Lanktree, John Briere

"Innovative Approaches to the Treatment of Complex Trauma in Children and Adolescents"


October 12, 2006
8:00 - 10:30am
Special 2-hr DV Month program
Robert Geffner Robert Geffner, Ph.D.
President of Alliant International University’s (AIU)
Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma (IVAT)

"What is New? Alternative Approaches to Working with Domestic Violence Victims and Offenders"

DVD - Click for video

September 14, 2006 Bob Fimiani and Bobbi LibertonBob Fimiani & Bobbi Liberton, Ph.D.

"Communications Skills"



August 10, 2006

Rita Jennings

LBPD, Senior Police Partner Program
Elder Abuse & Adult Protective Services

July 13, 2006 Kelly SchreinerKelly Schreiner, MSW & Natasha Bibayoff, MSW
Department of Children and Family Services

"The Role of The Emergency Response Worker"



June 8, 2006 Carlos MoralesCarlos Morales
Youth Leadership Development, Los Angeles Commission on Assaults Against Women (LACAAW)
"The Power of Storytelling in Youth Violence Prevention"
May 11, 2006 Eileen Mayers PasztorDr. Eileen Mayers Pasztor
About Dr. Eileen Mayers Pasztor

"The Policy Choice and Practice Challenge of Kinship Care"


April 6, 2006 John AckermanJohn Ackerman
"The Socialization of Children"

Please note: 1st Thursday of month/extended program for Child Abuse Prevention Month


March 9, 2006 Ruth BeagleholeRuth Beaglehole
"Teaching Non-Violent Parenting: Breaking the Cycle of Violence with Positive Parenting Strategies"

Show Excerpts on Ruth's Non-violence relating to children.


February 9, 2006

Ruth BeckfordRuth Beckford

"Toxic Relationships"


January 12, 2006

Det. J. Craig NewlandDetective/Corporal J. Craig Newland

"Date Rape Drugs"


December 8, 2005 Holiday Awards & Breakfast 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Donna Mince-LewisChild Abuse Prevention Award:
Donna Mince-Lewis, LCSW

In Recognition of
Twenty Years of Dedicated Service To Promote the Health, Safety & Well-Being of Children & Their Families


Mary Jane CuffeDomestic Violence Advocacy Award:
Mary Jane Cuffe

In Recognition of
12 Years of Dedicated Service to
Su Casa Domestic Abuse Network
Dedicated Member & Treasurer, End Abuse Long Beach, Board of Directors


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November 10, 2005 Malinda WheelerMalinda Wheeler, RN, MN, CFNP, Director
Forensic Nurse Specialists, Inc

"Forensic Nursing in Sexual Assault Cases"


October 20, 2005* Bernita R. WalkerBernita R. Walker
Violence Prevention Practitioner

"Domestic Violence Prevention Advocates: The Difference We Make"

*Domestic Violence Awareness Month
*Note!! 3rd Thur, held at the Alpert Jewish Community Center

September 8, 2005 Kimberly Russell
Kimberly Russell, PA-C

Judi L. Noble
Judi L. Noble, LVN

Pediatric Family HIV Center

"HIV/AIDS and Domestic Violence"

DVD - Click for video

August 11, 2005
Barry Duel
Dr. Barry Duel
Pediatric Urologist

"Bed Wetting and Child Abuse"


July 14, 2005 Det. Chris Minor
Detective Chris Minor
LACO Sheriff’s Dept

"Mandatory Reporting Laws"


June 9, 2005 Bernie DeKoven
Restoring Fun: Games as Tools for Healing
May 12, 2005 Patricia Costales, LCSW
Dir. of Clinical Operations
Didi Hirsch Community Mental Health Center
Child Abductions by Non-Custodial Parents.
April 14, 2005 Marilyn Van Derbur
Marilyn Van Derbur

Motivational Speaker & Former Miss America
Miss America By Day: Lessons Learned from
Sexual Assault Ultimate Betrayals & Unconditional Love
Workshop and Child Abuse Prevention Month
March 11, 2005 Susan Love, Ph.D.
Professor, CSULB Department of Social Work
Developmental Psychopathology: Understanding Intergenerational Influences of Violence & Effective Interventions to Stop it.
February 10, 2005 Silvia Argueta, Esq. Senior Attorney

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
Orientation to Government Benefits: Your Questions Answered Regarding Major State & Federal Benefits.

January 13, 2005 Nora Baladarian, Ph.D.

"Children with Disabilities as Child Abuse Victims: Tips & Techniques for Sensitive & Effective Intervention."

December, 2004

End Abuse Long Beach's Annual Awards


Kathleen E. Watkins, PH.D. - Private Practice

Kathleen Watkins
In Recognition of:
  • A Decade of Dedicated Service
    To Promote the Safety & Well-Being of Abused Children and At-Risk Youth
  • Five years as Psychologist & Child Therapist at
    Miller Children's Abuse & Violence Intervention Center
    Long Beach, California
  • Five years as a Dedicated Member of the End Abuse Long Beach Board of Directors
  • An Advocate, Supporter and Friend of Abused Children, Challenged Youth,& Communities Afflicted with Violence.


Winnie Heiss

In Recognition of:
  • Over A Decade of Dedicated Service
    As Volunteer Coordinator of Su Casa Family Crisis & Support Center
  • Five Years as Founder & Director of
    Domestic Violence Counselor Training
  • Five Years as a Dedicated Member of the Council's Board of Directors
  • An Advocate, Supporter and Friend of Women & Children
    in our Community who have been Traumatized by Abuse & Violence



In Recognition of:
  • Over 25 years of Dedicated Service to the Mental Health Needs of our Community
  • Over 10 Years of Service to L.A. County Department of Mental Health
  • Ten Years as Field Coordinator for Children, Youth & Families
    CSULB, Department of Social Work
  • Five Years as Director of Field
    CSULB, Department of Social Work
  • Prepared Hundreds of Students to Work with Marginalized & Abused Children.
  • Coordinated Distance Education for Social Work Students in Rural Communities,
    Preparing Students to Work in the Public Child Welfare System.
  • Five Years as a Dedicated Member of the Council's Board of Directors
  • An Advocate Supporter and Friend of Women & Children
    in our Community who have been Traumatized by Abuse & Violence.
November 11, 2004

Tara Fass, LMFT

"Peace Talks  -  Mediation Services"

October 14, 2004

Paul Kivel

"Helping Teens Stop Violence and Build Healthy Relationships"

September 9, 2004

Susan Rice, PhD.

"Working With Groups"

August 12, 2004

Imelda Buncab, National Program Director
Heather Moore, Clinical Services Coordinator

"CAST - Coalition to Abolsh Slaver & Trafficking"

June 10, 2004

Leslie Drozd, PhD.

"Finding the Missing Piece"

May 13, 2004

Dorothy Mitchell

"Renewing and Rewriting Your Spirit"

April 15, 2004 Jerry Tello

"From Cycles to Circles: Guidng and Healling Wounded ourn Men Across the Rites of Passage Bridge"
March 11, 2004

Elizabeth Dermody Leonard, PhD.

"Convicted Survivors, The Imprisionment of Battered Women Who Kill"

February 12, 2004

Jeffrey Knob, PhD.

"Solution Focused Therapy"

January 8, 2004

Jayme Jones, PhD.

"The Impact of Child Abuse and Domestic Vilence On Parent-Child Attachment"

December 11, 2003

End Abuse Long Beach's Annual Awards

Elia Renteria


Linda Asbee

November 13, 2003

Sandy Spurgeon McDaniel

Getting Out of the Spin Cycle,” A Positive Parenting Seminar

October 9, 2003

Colleen Friend, LCSW

Interviewing Mothers & Children Exposed to Domestic Violence

September 11, 2003

Robert J. Martin, V.P.

"Fear and Personal Safety"

August 14, 2003

Cathy Salser, Executive Director

"A Window Between Worlds - Using Art as a Healing Tool for Children and Women Surviving Domestic Violence"

July 10, 2003

Michael Pines, Ph.D.

Voices from the Grave: Child & Adolescent Suicide Review Team

June 12, 2003

Marita Bautista, Carolyn Duclayan-Vizmanos, Ann Kim, PHNs

Public Health: The Art of Nursing & the Science of Public Health

May 8, 2003 Gina Norman – Interval House Crisis Shelters
Rev. Arnetha Inge – Zaferia Shalom Zone Agency

Co-Coordinators of Creating A Safe Environment (CASE)

"From Shelter to Shalom"
April 10, 2003

Christine Kleinpeter, Psy.D.

"Motivational INterviewing Techniques in Clnical Practice With Children"

March 13, 2003

Carrie Petrucci, Ph..D.

"Characteristics and Outcomes of Domestic Violence Offenders in a Misdemeanor DV Court: Implications for Practice"

February 13, 2003

Rene Castro, MSW
Lysa Gamboa-Levy

"Building Inclusive Schools and Communities: A Comprehensive Model of Prejudice and Bias Reduction for High School Students"

January, 2003

Jayme Jones, Ph.D.

"Children & Depression"

December 12, 2002

End Abuse Long Beach's Annual Awards

Gerhard Moland, L.C.S.W.
Los Angeles County Department of Children & Family Services
Regional Administrator (Retired)


Sharon Panian, Esq.
City of Long Beach, Office of the City Prosecutor
Deputy City Prosecutor, Domestic Violence Unit

for their achievements in the fields of
child abuse and domestic violence.

November 14, 2002

Sue Griffith, MFT, Psy.D.

The Nature of Clergy Abuse and Treatment Issues for Surviors

Ocotober 10, 2002

Alyce Laviolette

Batterers' Treatment - Housell's Forum

September 12, 2002

Michele Winterstein, Ph.D.
Clinical Director,

Children's Fears: Monsters, Nightmares and "Things that go bump in the Night"...And airplances that crash into buildings

August 8, 2002

Susan Mathieu, Ph.D.

Building Group Trust and Confidence Through Games: A Therapeutic Recreation Approach

July 11, 2002

Carol Berkowitz

Failure to Thrive

June 13, 2002 Survivor's Panel (Interval House): A Multicultural Perspecitve
May 9, 2002

Norm Wright

Compassion Fatigue

April 11, 2002

William R. Saltzman, Ph.D.
Houssell's Forum - 8:00 - 11:30am
Extended Program for Child Abuse Prevention Month
"Helping Adolescents Cope with Trauma and Traumatic Loss"

March 14, 2002

Susan Holt

DV in the Gay & Lesbian Community

February 14, 2002

Ellen Goldsmith, LCSW, Private Practice, National Council of Jewish Women
Wendy Puzarne, MSW, Jewish Family and Children’s Services

Religious Outreach: DV in the Jewish Community

January 10, 2002

Grady Ostberg, CD

"Recovery from the Clients Perspective" - Panel

December 13, 2001

End Abuse Long Beach's Annual Awards

Cheryl B. Lanktree, Ph.D.
Miller Children's Abuse & Violence Intervention Center, Director


Carol A. Williams
Interval House Crisis Shelters, Executive Director


Mary Walton, M.S.W.
Clinical Consultant

for their achievements in the fields of
child abuse and domestic violence.

November 8, 2001

ICAN Youth Council

Teens' Experiences with Child Abuse

October 11, 2001

Paula Savage Cohen, Esq.

The Nuts and Bolts of Domestic Violence Restrainng Orders & Related FAmily Law Issues

September 13, 2001

Eileen Paszior
CSULB Department of Social Work

Challenging Assumptions about Fostering Abused Children

August 9, 2001

Karol Sikie
New LIfe Advocay

Preventing the Victimization of Battered Women & Children by the Judicial System

July 12, 2001

Jana Martin, PhD.

Clinical Aspects of Child Abuse Reportng

June 14, 2001

Bernice Abrams
Compton Sheriff's Department

Law Enforcement's Response to Child Abuse & Domestic Violence

May 10, 2001

Connie McFall
Rainbow Services

Elder Abuse

April 12, 2008

Anita Brock
Ester Gilles


Reinvesting Child Welfare Services for L.A. County

March 21, 2001 Members-Only Thank you Breakfast
March 8, 2001

Renfor Reese, PhD.
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Colorful Flags: BReaking Down Ethnic Mistrust

February 8, 2001

Tony Cavanaugh, Ph.D.

Children Who Abuse Children

January 11, 2001

Rev. Ginny Wagner
Rev. Jerry Larson
Joanne Tortoriei-Lunna, Ph.D.

Religious Outreach Committee Program: Can we Raise Peaceful Chldren in a Violenct Society?

December 14, 2000

Holiday Breakfast & Awards

November 9, 2000

Gloria McMillan
Simon Weisenthal Museum of Tolerance, Consultant

"Not In Our Town" - Video and Facilitaed Discussion

October 12, 2000

Robin Runge, Esq.
Legal Aid Society of San Francisco, Emloyment Law Center

Battered Women in the Workplace

September 14, 2000

Alyce LaViolette

For My Children: Parenting Curriculum for Victims and Perpetrators of Domestic Violence
August 1, 2000

Vivian Clecak
Human Options

Domestic Violence Over the Life Span: Long-Term Intervention and Battered Women and Their Families

July 13, 2000

Ruth Slaughter
PMary Walton

MLW Consultancy

Substance Abuse and Domestic Violence

June 8, 2000

Sylvia Young, Ph.D.
Harbor Regional Center

Spectrum of Autism

June 29, 2000 Members Only - Yoga Retreat
May 11, 2000

Kibbie Ruth
Kyros Ministry

Domestic Violence, Child Abuse and the Role of the Clergy

April 13, 2000

The Honorable Pamela L. Iles
Superior Court of Orange County

Balancing the Issues Between Domestic Violence and Child Abuse in the Court

March 9, 2000

Madeline Bernstein, Esq.

Animal Abuse & Family Violence

February 10, 2000

Barbara Saltzman

The Jester Lost His Jingle

January 13, 2000

Annette Thomas

Update on DCVS Programs

December 9, 1999 Holiday Breakfast & Awards
November 11, 1999

Teri Pokrajac, Psy.D.
Del Amo Hospital

Borderline Mothers: Impact on Children & Adolescents

October 14, 1999

Second Generation: Interval House Youth Program

Understanding the Dynamics behind Teen Dating Violence

September 9, 1999

Susan Rice, DSW
Professor, Department of Social Work and Peace Studies

Non-Violent Conflict Resolution and its Application in Issues of Family Violence

August 12, 1999

Susan Leifer Mathieu, Ed.D.

"Therapeutic Recreation Equals TR ("Terrific Resource")"
This experiential workshop will provide the participants with methods to utilize, improve or expand their activities and programs with children while managing groups with respect, dignity and a sense of excitement!

July 8, 1999

Robi Hoffman
Orance County Child Abuse Prevention Center

Adopt-A-Social Worker Program for Faith-Based Communities

June 10, 1999

Brenda Ingrah, LCSW
Centro de Colores, Executive Director

Compassion Fatigue

May, 1999

Karen Strickland - Find The Children
Tricia Costales - Didi Hirsch Mental Health Center

Non-Custodial Parent Abductions & Their Effect on Children

April, 1999

John Briere, Ph.D.

Workshop in Houssel's Forum - The Lasting Effects of Child Abuse Trauma

March 11, 1999

Albert Vidal
Herbert Romero

Viloence from the Perspective of a Gang Member

February 11, 1999

James E. Koval, Ph.D.

Characteristics of Strong Families: What Makes for Strong Families?

January 14, 1999

Susan Moan Hardie, R.N., Ph.D.
Mary Nichols, MFCC

Stewart House

Conception & Misconception: Relationships Between Teenage Girls & Adult Men

December 10, 1998 Holiday Breakfast & Awards
November 12, 1998

Andrew Bridge, Esq.

LIfe in teh Depndency System: An Engaging Success Story

October 8, 1998 Rabbi Dennis Browe, CADC, NCACH, MAC, Executive Director, The NESS Counseling Center, L.A.
Sister Anne Kelley, RN, BSW, Executive Director, Good Shepherd Shelter, L.A.
Reverand Ginny Wagener, M.Div., Executive Director, South Coast Ecumenical Council
September 10, 1998

Herschel K. Swinger, Ph.D.

Where Have All the Fathers Gone?

August 13, 1998

Michele Winterstein, Ph.D.

Adding INsult to INjury: Risk Factors & Helping Strategies for Children with Multiple Types of Victimization

July 9, 1998

Rev. Larry Gin - Instructor, Effective Black Parenting Program
Sam A. Ken, School Community Worker, Robert E. Lee Elementary School
Terri Villamil, SchoolSocial Worker, Willard Elementary School
Louis Zucker, Consultant, Long Beach Parent Training Project

Culturally-Specific Parenting Programs: Benefits & Issues

June 11, 1998

Dr. Rachelle Tyler

Long-Term Effects of Prenatal Drug & Alcohol Exposure

May 14, 1998

Jerry Tello

Men of Color and Domestic Violence

April 9, 1998

Helen Fitzgerald, C.D.E.
Director, Grief Program, Community Mental Health, Springfield, VA

Children and Bereavement

March 12, 1998

Detective/Corporal J. Craig Newland
Long Beach Police Department

Registration of Sex Offender in Long Beach & Local Implementation of California's "Megan's Law"

February 12, 1998

Julie Alban, Esq.

From Domestic Violence Victim to Deputy City Prosecutor

January 8, 1998

Cheryl Lanktree, Ph.D.

How Do We Know Child Abuse Treatment Helps?

December 11, 1997 Holiday Breakfast & Awards
November 13, 1997

Ian Russ, Ph.D.

Parental Alienation Syndrome: Does it Exist?

October 9, 1997

Deborah Andrews
Judge, Long Beach Municipal Court

The Judicial Response to Misdemeanor Domestic Violence from the Perspective of the Long Beach Municipal Court

September 11, 1997

Sheriff Sherman Block
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

Crime Prevention Strategies in the New Century

August 14, 1997

Terri Villa-McDowell, Esq. - LAFLB
Rosa Fregoso, Esq. - LAFLA

Welfare Reform & Immigration Legislation

July 10, 1997

George Mason
Wylie Pugh

Juvenile Probation: Video & Discussion

June 12, 19997

Peter Digre
Director, L.A. County DCFS

The Future of L.A.;s Children

May 8, 1997

Dr. George Brennan
Graciela Ortiz

The Gift of Facial Reconstructive Surgery & Its Power to Heal

April 10, 1997

Dr. Roland C. Summit
Head Physician, Community Consultation Service and Clinical Associate Prfessor of Psychiatry, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

The Remarkable Legacy of Long Beach: Unprecedented Advances on the Home Front

March 13, 1997

Robert M. Luman
Chief of Police, Long Beach Police Department

Long Beach Police Department: Approaches to Child Abuse & Domestic Violence Prevention

February 13, 1997

Christina Pizarro Winting - Executive Dirrector, Project SHORTSTOP, LB Bar Foundation
Marc S. Rothenberg, Esq. - Attorney Volunteer, Project SHORTSTOP
George Mason - Supervising Deputy Probation Officer
Wylie Pugh - Deputy Probation Officer, L.A. County Probation Dept, Offc of Probaation Svrvs L.B.

Juvinile Probation: Project SHORTSTOP & Other Alternative Prevention Programs for Juvenile Offenders

January 9, 1997

Alana Bowman, Esq.
Deputy City Attorney, DV Unit, L.A. County

Family Vilence & Violence Against Women

December 12, 1996 Holiday Breakfast & Awards
November 14, 1996

Susan Speir
Founder of

Child Support: Myths vs. Reality

October 10, 1996

Alyce LaViolette
Founder of

Assessing Dangerousness in Violent Relatinships

September 12, 1996

Mike Males
Doctoral student in social ecology at the University of California, Irvine

The Scapegoat Generation: "Chldren Killling Children" and "Children having Children" have obscured the high levels of domestic violence.

August 8, 1996

Video: "You're Hurting Me, Too"
Mitch Mason - Program Analyst athe Inter-Agency Council on Child Abuse and Neglect
Elissa Briggs - Program Director at WomenShelter
Nicole McCarthy - Children's Prject Counselor-Advocate a WomenShelter

The importance of providing children with couseling, getting them out of a violent home, and giving children a positive message about dealing with anger.

July 11, 1996

Video: "Domestic Violence: Faces of Fear", with Dian Sawyer, KCET on Channel 28, June, 1996

Discussion following video moderated by Paula Savage Cohen

June 13, 1996

Michael J. Durfee, M.D.
Coordinator for the Los Angeles County Departemtn of Health Services Child Abuse Prevention Program

Grief and Mourning Issues in Fatal and Serious Family Violence

May 9, 1996

Nora J. Baderian, Ph.D.
Director of the Counseling Center of West Los Angeles

State of the Art: Identification and Intervention for Abused Children with Develomental Disabilities

March 14, 1996

Judy Murphy, R.N., Program Coordinator, Infant Development Program, Memorial Miller Children's Hospital
Cynthia Heard, Director, City of Long Beach Family Preservation Program
Mary MacManus, R.N., Public Health Nursing, Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services

Panel Presentation and Discussion - How are home visitatin programs desgned to impact child abuse and neglect and improve child health?

February 8, 1996

Sam Chan
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Director of the Professinal Services Center at the California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles

Profound Diversity, Complexity and Challenge - Serving Asian Communities

January 11, 1996

Deanne Tilton
ICAN Executive Director and Chair of the United States Advsory Board on Child Abuse and Neglect during the development and release of a major report to Congress on fatal child abuse.

Findings and recommendatins from the report and thoughts on wefare reform.

December 14, 1995 Holiday Breakfast & Awards
November 9, 1995

Dr. Rumie Su, M.D.
Medical Director, Stramski Children's Develomental Center, L.B. Memorial, Miller Children's Hsopital

Children with Develomental Disabilities: At Risk for Abuse

October 12, 1995

Jo Schiff
Senior Fmily Mediator, L.A. Superor Court & Board of Dirctors, Free Arts for Abuse Children

Making Court Work for Kids: How the Free Arts for Abused Children Program and Mediation Services Can Help

September 14, 1995 Bruce Rubenstein - Director of Community Developement, Dept of Children and Family Services
Beverly Rush - Supervising Deputy Probation Officer, Probation Dept Family Preservation Programs
Marla Petal - Liaison, L.A. Community Child Abuse Councils Coordination Project
Carlotta Seagel - Dept of Mental Health
August 10, 1995

Video Presentation

Break the Silence: Kids Against Child Abuse

July 13, 1995

Video Presentation

Child Abduction and Molestation Prevention Training: Does it Really Work?

June 8, 1995

SART Team Collaboration
Sgt. Deana Walton - LBPD Sex Crimes Dtail
Malinda Waddell, RN, MN - Forensic Nurse Specialist
Lilyan Frank - Sexual Assault Crisis Agency
Det. Jana Blair - LBPD Sex Crimes Detail
Det. Randi Castillo - LBPD Sex Crimes Detail
Michele Winterstein, Ph.D. - Sarah Center
Beverly Fancher - Sarah Center

Sexual Asault Response Team - From the 911 call to follow-up, experience this community based collaborative response to suppoprt victims of sexual assault of all ages

May 11, 1995

Pamela Panasiti Stettner, Attorney at Law

Do Children i Family Law Court Need Their Own Atorneys: Why, When and How?

April 13, 1995

Susan Leifer Mathieu, M.S.

Therapeutic Recreation: Healing Fun Together.

March 9, 1995

Ian Russ, Ph.D. - Chair of the L.. Board of the California Professinal Society on Abuse of Children (CAPSAC)
Susan Moan-Hardie, R.N., Ph.D. - President of the Westside Child Trauma Council

False Memory: Research Update and Treatment Implications

February 9, 1995

Dr. Toni Cavanaugh Johnson, Ph.D.

Guidelines for determining when and under what conditions therapeutic contacts, eventuating in monitored visits should commence in sexual assault cases

January 12, 1995

Bruce Rubenstein
Deputy Director, L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services

Family Preservation