2017 Conference Agenda Overview


To view the full conference agenda please click 2017 Conference Agenda

Tuesday May 16th

NCCASA is pleased to again offer four Pre-Conference Institutes!  These Institutes are a conscious effort to intensively address the issues of Human Trafficking, Title IX in K – 12 Schools, Exploring Alternate Healing Modalities and Investing in Advocates.

The Pre-Conference Institutes will be held from 9:30am – 4:30pm with registration from 8:30am – 9:30am and a 1 ½ hour lunch break (on your own).

Please note that the Pre-Conference Institutes are designed for attendees to spend the entire day in one Institute.  For people with allergies or a fear of dogs, please note that the “Exploring Alternate Healing Modalities” Pre-Conference Institute will have therapy dogs present from 3:30pm – 4:30pm.  If you have questions, concerns or want to discuss this please contact Kristen Howe, Director of Training and Education, (Kristen@nccasa.org or 919.871.1015).

For more information about the Pre-Conference Institutes:

Human Trafficking
Title IX in K – 12 Schools
Exploring Alternate Healing Modalities
Investing in Advocates
Please note, this Institute is only open to advocates who have worked in the field for one to three years.

For attendees arriving on Tuesday evening we will have conference registration from 4:00pm – 6:00pm.


Wednesday May 17th

Our “From Premise to Practice: Applying a Comprehensive Trauma Lens” conference will begin on Wednesday May 17th at 9:00am with registration from 8:00am – 9:00am.  We will open the conference with a plenary address from Lynn Rosenthal and close the day with hearing from youth who have participated in NCCASA’s Young Advocates Institute.  In between these two exciting spaces we will have two workshop series where you can self select which workshop you would like to attend.  Our Spring 2017 Member Meeting will take place Wednesday afternoon from 4:30pm – 5:30pm and then please join us in Bayberry Bistro for a social with live music, appetizers and conference attendees.


Thursday May 18th

Thursday May 18th will begin at 9:00am with two workshop series where again you can self select which workshop interests you the most.  After lunch we will be hearing from four innovative Just Beginnings Collaborative fellows who will each present on their unique approach to ending child sexual abuse.  This is not something to be missed and within the next week we’ll announce who the fellows are!


Plenary speakers


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