Together for Children 2022

April 12, 2022 to April 14, 2022

The purpose of the 2022 Together for Children conference is to improve prevention, treatment, investigation and prosecution of child abuse and neglect by providing knowledge and skills to address emerging issues, research questions and public policy changes in child welfare and child protection.

Target Audience

  • Child advocacy center personnel  
  • Child protective services
  • Sexual assault and domestic violence personnel
  • Judicial officers, attorneys & guardian ad litems
  • Law enforcement officials Medical and health professionals – including SANE        
  • Nurses and nurse practitioners
  • School personnel
  • Social workers, therapists and psychologists
  • Foster care workers and parents
  • Anyone interested in child abuse prevention




Learning Objectives

Participants who engage in this educational intervention will be able to: 

  • List practical strategies to improve accurate detection of and responses to child maltreatment and domestic violence 
  • Employ strategies to help families that are trauma-informed and sensitive to social determinants of health
  • Describe self-care strategies that can improve resilience of the workforce
Additional information
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Jane Yeager
Phone Number: 
+1 (920) 969-7925
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 17.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 17.75 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
04/12/2022 - 8:00am CDT
Event ends: 
04/14/2022 - 5:00pm CDT


United States




Heather Alston-Shannon, BA 
CJA Support Specialist, Office of Crimes Victim Services, Wisconsin Department of Justice 
Bridget Bauman, JD    
Children’s Court Improvement Program Director, Director of State Courts Office 
Elizabeth Champion, MS 
Executive Director, Child Advocacy Centers of Wisconsin 
Elizabeth Ghilardi, LCSW, MSW 
Forensic Interview Program Supervisor, Children’s Wisconsin, CAPS Program 
Laura Goba, MSW, APSW 
Out of Home Care – Manager, Children’s Wisconsin 
Jennifer Hammel, BA 
Director, Early Childhood Development & Trauma Informed Care, Children’s Wisconsin 
Megan Hickey, AAS 
Detective, Fox Crossing Police Department 
Julie Incitti, MSW, CAPSW 
School Social Work Consultant, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction 
Karen Katz, CFMP 
Operations Lead, Wisconsin Office of Children’s Mental Health 
Mary Kleman, MSE, CPC 
Prevention Manager, Children’s Wisconsin 
Grace E. Knutson, BA 
Director of Sex Offender Programs, Division of Community Corrections, Wisconsin Department of Corrections 
Rebecca Murray, MBA 
Executive Director, Wisconsin Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board 
Teresa Nienow, MHS, CSW 
Justice Program Supervisor, Children's Justice Act Coordinator, Wisconsin Department of Justice 
Patricia Parker, BA, MCCMA 
Curriculum and Instruction Manager, UW-Milwaukee Child Welfare Partnership (MCWP) 
Jane Penner-Hoppe, MA 
Policy Advisor, Wisconsin Department of Children and Families 
Lynn Sheets, MD, FAAP 
Child Advocacy and Protection Services, Professor and Medical Director, Children’s Wisconsin & Medical College of Wisconsin 
Heidi Storm, PhD 
Psychologist, Children’s Wisconsin 
Judy Walczak, RN, MSN, CPNP, APNP 
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Milwaukee Child Advocacy Center, Children’s Wisconsin 
Kristen Wetzel, JD 
Legal Advisor, Children’s Court Improvement Program 
Jane Yeager, MS 
Prevent Child Abuse Wisconsin Program Coordinator, Children’s Wisconsin  

In accordance with the ACCME® Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, Standard 3, all in control of content must disclose any relevant financial relationships. The following in control of content had no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

ACCME Accreditation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 20 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.


Participation shared with ABP through PARS:

Individual participants’ information will be shared with ABP through the ACCME Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS). 



Available Credit

  • 17.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 17.75 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.


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