Child Abuse and Domestic Violence Prevention - Long Beach, CA

End Abuse Long Beach
Since 1975

CAMFT Approved Continuing Education Provider

March 13 Program Agenda

"The Crisis of Disclosure:
How children cope with child abuse investigation and litigation"

Michele Winterstein, Ph.D. Licensed Clinical Psychologist/For The Child Executive Director
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Thursday, March 13, 2014


8:00 - 8:20 a.m. Networking & Introductions
8:20 - 9:30 a.m. - Program


Alpert Jewish Community Center, Senior Room
3801 E. Willow St, Long Beach, CA 90815

EALB will provide 1 CEU to MFTs/LCSWs in attendance (free to EALB members, $10 for non-members).
Approval No. PCE 4131

Michele Winterstein Dr. Michele Winterstein, Executive Director of For The Child, Long Beach, CA, is a licensed clinical psychologist with thirty years experience creating and managing innovative treatment programs for abused, neglected and violence exposed children and their families. She serves as the Clinical Leadership Co-Chair for a multi-agency SAMHSA funded project to improve care and system coordination for the youngest, most vulnerable children and families needing mental health, child welfare or court services in Los Angeles California. She is co-editor and contributing author to a widely used practice guide "Standards of Care For Child Crime Victims" c. 2001, published by a statewide task force convened by the State of California, Victims of Crime Program.

Children involved in child abuse investigations and court proceedings frequently behave in ways that adults do not expect and which often raise questions about their credibility. Their emotions and behaviors, and ways of communicating, create challenges for investigators, attorneys, judges, social workers and mental health professionals working with them. Dr. Winterstein will integrate case examples, child development and research findings to discuss the most common child abuse disclosure patterns in children and their strategies for coping with the adult systems tasked with keeping them safe and with prosecuting crimes.

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