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2018 CAPC Symposium

Published on: 2/26/2018 6:59 AM
Symposium registration is now open!
The 36th Annual Symposium will take place on Friday, April 27, 2018 from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm at Villa Ragusa in Downtown Campbell.
Join professionals and community members from across the Bay Area for a day-long symposium on the impact of child abuse, how our community is working to address child abuse, and new approaches in prevention and treatment services. In its 36th year, the annual Child Abuse Prevention Council Symposium has long been known as an opportunity to hear new ideas, network with colleagues, and return to work with a fresh energy and perspective. Whether this is your first or 36th year in attendance, we look forward to your participation at this year's event.
2018 Registration Rates
Regular Registration​ ​by April 1, 2018​ $80​​
​Late Registration April 2 - April 18 $90
​Groups of 10 to 24* by April 1, 2018 $70
Groups of ​25-49​​* ​by April 1,2018 ​$60
Groups of ​​50 or more* ​by April 1, 2018 ​$50
*Please contact CAPC Coordinator, Becky Manchester Aidlberg, at for special group rate registration instructions.

Symposium registration fee includes full-day program, continental breakfast, catered buffet lunch with vegetarian options, afternoon refreshments, Continuing Education Units as designated below, and a certificate of completion.

Space is limited. Register early! No refunds for cancellations received after April 18, 2018.
Online registration is preferred. If you prefer to pay by check and mail in your registration, please click here to download and print the registration form.
Program Highlights
Keynote Address by Dr. Colleen Friend, Director, Cal State LA Child Abuse and Family Violence Institute, Professor of Communication Disorders at Cal State LA, 2017 winner of the APSAC Professional of the Year Award, and a long standing member of the Board of the APSAC State Chapter, CAPSAC
Understanding Interviewing from the Victim's Point of View - Helping Child Abuse Victims Make Sense of their Experiences
None of us chooses to be a victim of crime, and despite what we know about trauma, it can still be hard for professionals to be accepting of victims’ many struggles. This presentation will address why victims often do not tell about their experiences. If they do, they may not give a full account, and the details may not emerge in a linear style. As interviewers and professional helpers, we need to understand why this happens and how we can adjust our interventions to facilitate healing and obtain whatever disclosures there may be available.
Plenary Session Address by David D. Love, LMFT, Executive Director and Founder of Valley Community Counseling Services, Inc., Member of APSAC, and the state chapter, CAPSAC
Assessing and Treating Juveniles with Sexual Behavior Problems
The child abuse treatment field, mental health services, probation services, and schools often identify young people with problematic sexual behaviors. This ranges from sexually abusive preadolescents and sexually inappropriate juveniles to youthful child molesters and rapists. The workshop will separate normal sexual exploration and sexual reactivity from sexual exploitation. It will explain why young people become sex offenders. Treatment strategies for each category of sexual issues in young people will be identified.

  • The 3 Rs of Children Exposed to Domestic Violence: Recognizing, Reporting and Responding
  • Cultural Humility: A Lifelong Perspective and Practice
  • The Family Court Conundrum
  • Medical Red Flags: Warning Signs for Child Physical and Sexual Abuse in Young Children
  • Presentation by Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA)

Continuing Education Units

  • Valley Medical Center is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Provider Number CEP 2056 for 6.5 Contact Hours.
  • Santa Clara County Social Services Agency (SSA) is approved by the CA Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPPCs, and/or LEPs. Santa Clara County SSA maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. This conference meets the qualifications for 5 hours of continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and/or LEPs, as required by the CA Board of Behavioral Sciences. The CA Association of Marriage and Family Therapists is the BBS recognized approval agency—Provider # 60165. Participants will receive CE Certificate via email within 30 days of training date.
  • The Santa Clara County Office of the District Attorney has been approved as a continuing legal education provider of Mandatory Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California. This course will qualify for up to 5 hours of MCLE General Credit. 
Questions: Email Child Abuse Prevention Council Coordinator at
Thanks to our amazing planning committee for their numerous contributions to the Symposium!
  • Margaret Petros, Chairperson
  • Steve Baron
  • James Gibbons-Shapiro
  • Lydia Harris
  • Cindy Seeley Hendrickson
  • Nina Iyengar
  • Annie Liu
  • Alicia Newton
  • Mary Pat Panighetti
  • Capt. Daniel Rodriguez
  • Barbara Valdez