9th Annual Child Advocacy Conference

Thank you to all speakers, sponsors, volunteer, participants, and exhibitors that came together to make the 2019 Conference one to remember.

If you are looking for 2019 conference handouts, click here. If you don’t have the password, please email admin@cacmi.org.

To view the conference brochure that has workshop descriptions, schedules, and more, click here.


2019 Keynote Speakers

Sasha Joseph Neulinger, Voice For The Kids, LLC

Sasha Joseph Neulinger is the Founder and President of Voice For The Kids, and Co-founder and Head of Production at Step 1 Films. Sasha has worked behind the scenes on National Geographic’s award winning series, “America, The Wild” and has produced, directed, and edited films for corporate and non-profit clients nationally. His autobiographical, feature length documentary, “Rewind,” is set to have its world premiere at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival. Sasha travels nationally as a public speaker, advocating for reforms in child advocacy and child abuse prevention. In 2015, Sasha presented at TEDxBozeman – his TED Talk, “Trauma Is Irreversible. How It Shapes Us Is Our Choice,” has been viewed over 230,000 times, reaching survivors internationally. Sasha was Keynote Speaker at the 28th Annual Crimes Against Children Conference where he spoke to over 4,200 men and women representing all 50 states and 28 other nations in the fight against child abuse, and in June 2018, Sasha had the honor of being a Plenary Speaker at the 2018 National Children’s Alliance Leadership Conference in Washington, DC. To learn more, visit Sasha at www.voiceforthekids.com.

 

Victor Vieth, J.D., M.A.

Victor Vieth has trained thousands of child-protection professionals from all 50 states, two U.S. Territories, and 17 countries on numerous topics pertaining to child abuse investigations, prosecutions and prevention. Victor gained national recognition for his work in addressing child abuse in small communities as a prosecutor in rural Minnesota, and has been named to the President’s Honor Roll of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children. In 2012, Victor was awarded the Pro Humanitate Award from the North American Resource Center for Child Welfare

Victor is the Director of Education and Research of the Zero Abuse Project, a 501©(3) public charity based in St Paul, MN, committed to education, training, and survivor support in order to eradicate child sex abuse and remedy its resulting harms. He is the 2018 President of the Academy on Violence & Abuse, and founder of the National Child Protection Training Center. With NCPTC and its partners, Victor has been instrumental in implementing 22 state and international forensic interview training programs and dozens of undergraduate and graduate programs on child maltreatment.

Mr. Vieth graduated magna cum laude from WSU and earned his Juris Doctor from Hamline University School of Law (HUSL). In 2017, Victor earned an MA in theology from Wartburg Seminary. Mr. Vieth has published countless articles related to the investigation, prosecution and prevention of child abuse and neglect. He is author of Unto the Third Generation, a bold initiative that outlines the necessary steps we must all take to eliminate child abuse in America in three generations, and On This Rock: A Call to Center the Christian Response to Child Abuse on the Life and Works of Jesus (Wiff & Stock 2018).


Thank-you to our 2019 Sponsors!

Champion Sponsor

Network Ninja

Friend Sponsor

Caudill Thornquist

The Ed and Nancy Hanenburg Children’s Advocacy Center, Ottawa County


2019 Conference Photos!