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2020 CAPC Symposium

Published on: 2/22/2020 2:27 PM

Symposium Registration February 14 - April 3, 2020
We, like too many communities in America, have suffered from mass shootings, street gun violence, and gun violence in the home.  How has this affected children, what is the link between childhood trauma and future gun violence, and what we can do to save our kids and our community from gunfire are questions the 2020 Symposium will address from many angles.  We hope you join us for this crucial day of learning, and learning what we can do.


2020 Registration Rates - February 14 - April 3, 2020
Early Bird Pricing ​by March 10, 2020 $75
By Registration Deadline March 11 - April 3, 2020 $90
​Groups of 10 to 24* by March 27, 2020 $70
Groups of ​25-49​​* ​by March 27, 2020 ​$60
​Groups of ​​50 or more* ​by March 27, 2020 ​$50
*Please contact CAPC Coordinator, Julie Fulmer McKellar, at​ for special group rate registration instructions. There are a limited number of scholarships available. Special pricing for students and interns.

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 3, 2020.​

Symposium Highlights:

  • Keynote Address: Mass Shooters, Their Adverse Childhood Experiences, and Pathways to Violence Prevention - Presented by James Densley, Ph.D, Professor of Criminal Justice and University Scholar at Metropolitan State University, part of the Minnesota State system. Dr. Densley is co-founder of The Violence Project and a Fellow of the Hamline University Center for Justice and Law, where he is co-lead on the NIJ-funded mass shooter database. Dr. Densley has received global media attention for his work on street gangs, criminal networks, violence, and policing. He earned his doctorate in sociology from the University of Oxford.
  • Keynote Address: Firearm Violence: What Communities Can Do - Presented by Garen Wintemute, M.D., MHD, the founding director of the Violence Prevention Research Program. Dr. Wintemute holds the Baker–Teret Chair in Violence Prevention at the University of California, Davis. He also directs the University of California Firearm Violence Research Center, the nation’s first publicly-funded center for research in this field. He was among the first to study firearm violence as a public health problem, and firearm violence remains the primary focus of his research and policy work. He practices and teaches emergency medicine at UC Davis Medical Center and is a professor of emergency medicine at the UC Davis School of Medicine.

  • The Psychobiology of Stress and How We Treat Trauma

  • Youth Panel on the Effects of Gun Violence

  • ACEs, Vicarious Trauma, and Radical Self-Care

  • Helping Children Cope with the Trauma of Gun and Other Forms of Severe Violence

  • Preventing Accidental Injury or Death: Responsible Firearms Ownership

  • Resource Tables


Continuing Education Units:

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 2056 for 5.5 Contact Hours - Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Nursing Department

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 6.5 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. NOTE: MUST ATTEND ENTIRE CONFERENCE AND SIGN IN AND OUT TO RECEIVE CEUs.​

Attorneys will receive 5.9 hours of MCLE credit for attending the Symposium.

 Thank you to the California American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (CAPSAC) for 
co-sponsoring this year's event.
Thanks to our amazing planning committee for their numerous contributions to the Symposium!
*James Gibbons-Shapiro, Symposium Chairperson & Assistant District Attorney
*Steve Baron, Retired Director of Family Court Services
*Lydia Harris, Ph.D, J.D.
*Nina Iyengar, Legal Advocates for Children and Youth
*Annie Liu, MFT
*Alicia Newton, LCSW, Medical Social Worker
*Mary Pat Panighetti, Board Member, CAPSAC
*Patty Pena, DFCS Community Worker
​*Margaret Petros, Executive Director of Mothers Against Murder (MAM)​
*Kathy Polzin, Mentor, Child Advocates
*Capt. Daniel Rodriguez, Sheriff's Office
*Hon. Amber Rosen, Superior Court Judge
*Marlene Sturm, M.D., Medical Director of the Center for Child Protection and SPARK Clinic
*Barbara Valdez, MFT (assisting emeritus member)

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