Together for Children 2019

Elkhart Lake, WI US
April 9, 2019 to April 11, 2019

Participants in the 2019 conference will engage in sessions to increase awareness and education levels regarding child abuse and neglect issues as well as ongoing prevention and treatment efforts. These sessions, presented by field experts, can be utilized to inform future programming and work towards the reduction of child abuse and neglect across communities. “Randy & Me: A Prosecutor’s Story of his Childhood Sexual Abuse” will be presented as the day one keynote for the conference; during this session, participants will learn about the lessons learned by Kevin Mulcahy, from his experience as both a victim and a long-time prosecutor of child exploitation cases. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions RE: the impact the abuse had on himself, as a victim, and others he has seen in his work.

A full-day seminar will be held on April 9, “Multidisciplinary team response to suspected maltreatment cases – lessons learned” to look at case studies, review and discuss how the response of each role impacted the case and the child

Various workshops will be offered throughout the conference; these include but are not limited to choking is strangulation; female sex offenders; youth suicide prevention programs; sentinel injuries; school based mental health clinics, youth with problematic sexualized behavior; drug testing in kids and drug endangered children.

Target Audience

Physicians, nurses, social workers, law enforcement, and prevention staff




Learning Objectives

The purpose 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.

Given that services for victims of child abuse are often offered by different agencies, the participant will gain a better understanding of multidisciplinary approaches to identify and intervene in child maltreatment cases.


Additional information

CME Coordinator Contact Information

Jane Yeager
Phone Number: 
+1 (920) 996-2210
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 18.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 18.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
04/09/2019 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
04/11/2019 - 5:00pm


The Osthoff Resort
101 Osthoff Avenue
Elkhart Lake, WI 53020
United States
+1 (855) 876-3399

Visit for more information about The Osthoff Resort, Elkart Lake.

Contact The Osthoff Resort directly to book a hotel room before the room block expires on XXXXX, 2019. You must mention the Together for Children Conference, when registering, to receive the discounted room rate of $82.00/single or $112/double.   Call (800) 876-3399 and press prompt #1.

OR to book online:

  • Visit
  • Click on the meetings tab at the top of the screen
  • Click on "To make your individual group reservations"
  • Use GPREVENT for Group ID and then CHILDREN for the Password. This will direct you through the online reservations process.


Program Planning Committee:
Bridget Baumann, JD
Elizabeth Champion, MS
Rebecca Collins, PhD
Emily Erickson, LPC
Karen Fetherston
Jason Feucht, BS
Elizabeth Ghilardi, LCSW
Jennifer Hammel, BA
Michelle Jensen, JD
Mary Kleman, MSE
Grace Knutson, BA
Patricia Parker, CSW, MCCMH
Lynn Sheets, MD
Heidi Storm, PhD
Kristen Wetzel, JD
Jennifer Yates, APNP
Jane Yeager, MS
Morgan Young, JD

Program Presenters:     

Lisa Adams-Qualls, PhD, MSW, SAC
Mary Burke, JD
Lynn Cook, MSW, CAPSW
Jessi Corcoran, MPH
Carol Corn, BA, MSW
Robin Dalton, JD
Amanda Didier, MS, CSW
Michelle Dobbs, BA
Connie Dunlap, IMH-E®
Theresa Durkin, JD
Erik Engebretsen, BA
Joella Eternicka, CRCHD
Elizabeth Ghilardi, MSW, CSW
Sara Haberlein, RN, MSN, APNP
Heather Halonie, CSW, MSW
Molly Herrmann, MS
James Holmes, BA
Nicole Homer, JD
Julie Hueller, RN, BS
Julie Incitti, MSW, CAPSW
Kristen Iniguez, DO
Karla Jenquin, BS
Robyn Klaila, MSW, CAPSW
Mary Kleman, MSE, CPC
Lauren Krukowski, MSW
Jeffrey Langlieb, MPH, RN
Dave Lasee, JD
Meghan Lindberg, JD
Gabriel McGaughey, MSSW
Joshua Mersky, PhD, MSSW
Jason Mims
Kami Mordi, MSW, APSW
Kevin Mulcahy, JD
Rebecca Murray, MBA
Cassie Pakkala, BS, AD
Patricia Parker, BA, MCCMH
Hillary Petska, MD, MPH
Dawn Pflugradt, MSW, Psy D, MA
Rebecca Ramirez, PhD
Meaghan Reindl, BA
Leah Rolando, MSW
Gricel Santiago-Rivera
Lynn Sheets, MD
Kristie Sickel, MSW
Veronica Thomson, BS
James “Dimitri” Toptizes, PhD, LCSW
Amanda Woldt, MSW, APSW
Jennifer Yates, RN, MSN, APNP

All persons in control of content have 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 18.0 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 18.0 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

Available Credit

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

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
Course expires: 


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