We learned so much from all of the sessions we attended! Psychological Safeguarding, Community Education, Case Studies, Five B’s of Child Physical Abuse: Bruises, Burns, Bones, Bellies, and Brains, . . . . .
Sasha Joseph Neulinger (B.A. in Film Production at Montana State University) is the co-founder and Head of Production at Step 1 Films. He has worked behind the scenes on National Geographic’s award winning series, “America, The Wild” as a post production assistant. At Step 1 Films, he has produced, directed, and edited multiple commercial videos for various corporate clients nationally. He is currently directing his first feature length documentary, “Rewind To Fast-Forward,” an autobiographical film about his life surviving multi-generational child sexual abuse.
In April 2014, Sasha launched a Kickstarter campaign to help raise funds for his film, and in doing so became the 6th most backed documentary in Kickstarter history, raising over $176,000 from the support of 4,395 supporters. In October 2014, Sasha directed an Emmy Award Winning Film crew in Philadelphia, and completed principal photography forRewind To Fast-Forward during a three week film shoot. While working to raise the finishing funds for Rewind To Fast-Forward, and directing the post-production team, Sasha also travels nationally as a public speaker, advocating for reforms in child advocacy and child abuse prevention. On March 27th, 2015, Sasha presented at TEDxBozeman. His presentation was titled “Trauma Is Irreversible. How It Shapes Us Is Our Choice.” Since it was released to the public on May 20th, 2015, Sasha’s TEDx Talk has been viewed over 78,000 times to date, reaching survivors internationally.
In 2012, 15-year old “Sara” became the first young survivor photographed for the Now You See (NYS) project. She had been preparing to testify at trial and decided to write words of encouragement to other kids who might be suffering from abuse. Since that day, over 130 children, teens, family and caregivers have joined NYS which displays their courageous eyes and words of strength. The project also now sponsors the Now You See Bravery Awards at which the kids and their teams of professionals reunite to celebrate the courage it takes to survive and disclose abuse and then continue on with the criminal justice system. Take this workshop to learn about several of the kids and cases involved in NYS and to be inspired by the resilience a child displays when supported by family and staff. This workshop will also challenge you to think about how you and your colleagues can celebrate bravery in your agency or area.
Exhibitor Meet & Greet
Visit with exhibitors on the 1st and 2nd floors while enjoying a cash bar and appetizers.
DPA Hospitality Evening
The Dallas Police Association will serve food and beverages at this optional off-site event.
Conference Networking Event
Enjoy Tex-Mex, a cash bar, casino tables, and a DJ on the last evening of the conference!