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What You Need to Know about Child Maltreatment and Domestic Violence (TU)

March 31, 12:00pm – 4:00pm CDT

Helmerich Hall, Room 219


12 pm- 12:30 pm                       Lunch

12:30 pm -12:40 pm                 Greetings and Welcome

12:40 pm – 2:10 pm                  Child Abuse and Neglect from a Medical Perspective (Dr. Lauren Conway)

2:10 pm – 2:20 pm                     Break

2:20 pm – 3:20 pm                    Domestic Violence (between Partners) Through A Child’s Eyes (Jordan Gustin)

3:20 pm – 3:45 pm                   Heather Simon, a lived experience perspective

Presenters’ bios

Lauren Conway, DO is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Pediatrics at The University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine, Tulsa. Dr. Conway received her Doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine from Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Tulsa in 2011.  She then completed a residency in general pediatrics, a chief residency in pediatrics, and fellowship in Child Abuse Pediatrics at the University Of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine. Dr. Conway is board certified through the American Board of Pediatrics in general pediatrics and child abuse pediatrics. Dr. Conway is the associate clerkship director for pediatrics and is the medical director of Fostering Hope, a foster care clinic.  She takes part in quality improvement and research activities involving child maltreatment and outcomes.  Dr. Conway is involved in the clinical education of learners of a multitude of backgrounds including nursing and medical students, and resident and fellow physicians.  She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Conway is a member of The University of Tulsa Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Advisory Board and mentors undergraduate students interested in medicine.  She is a scholar member of the Ray Helfer Society, an honorary society for physicians specializing in child abuse. Dr. Conway lectures on child abuse and neglect at the local, state, and national levels.

Jordan Gustin, Jordan Gustin, LPC & Supervisor, IMH-E®(III). Jordan has been with DVIS since October of 2015. She started out as a Children’s Trauma Therapist then moved into the Children’s Trauma Program Manager and is now one of the Vice Presidents of Clinical Services. After receiving a B.A. in Psychology from Northeastern State University, Jordan earned an M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Regent University in Virginia Beach. While in Virginia Beach, she also completed training to become a Certified Traumatologist through the Green Cross Academy.  Throughout her career, she has primarily worked with children and adults who have experienced domestic and/or sexual violence, physical abuse, neglect, emotional abuse, and other traumas or stressors. She is trained to provide Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), Circle of Security Parenting, Caring Dads, Written Exposure Therapy (WET), and is currently in the process of learning and implementing Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).

Heather Simon, is an adult survivor of childhood domestic violence and a community advocate. She survived physical abuse and lived in a house full of turmoil. All the darkness was kept a secret behind closed doors until the murder of her abusive father became front page news. She has made a career of helping people make their dreams come true through homeownership as a mortgage lender for 25+ years. She had two adult sons who are her pride and joy. Heather made a commitment to her sons that they would never grow up in the cycle of abuse she experienced as a child. The cycle stopped with her. Being an advocate for Children, a voice for hope is what drives Heather.

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