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When crisis strikes how can we make the legal and recovery process as easy as possible for the victims and their families? We’ll have the opportunity to explore two successful models.

Diane Cranley Interviews:

Chris Newlin, MS LPC - Chris Newlin has been the Executive Director of the National Children's Advocacy Center since July 2005. He is responsible for providing leadership and management of NCAC and participating in national and international leadership activities regarding the protection of children. The NCAC was the first Child Advocacy Center in the United States, and continues to provide both prevention and intervention services for child abuse in Huntsville/Madison County. NCAC also houses the NCAC National Training Center, the Southern Regional CAC, and the Child Abuse Library Online (CALiO). In these capacities, Chris oversees a staff of 53 professionals and a yearly budget of 5 million dollars. Chris is a Board Member of the Alabama Network of Children's Advocacy Centers, an ex-officio Board Member for the National Children's Alliance, member of the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN), and a Clinical Member of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA).

Dr. Lesley Kille - Dr. Lesley Kille is the Director of Trauma Recovery Services (TRS) of the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay. Trauma therapy for children to elders occurs over three locations. The Crisis Center houses Sexual Assault Services, 2-1-1, Rape Crisis, Suicide Prevention, Elder Reassurance lines, Family Preservation and School Based anti-bullying; school based mentoring programs. Crisis Center staff are Trauma Informed Care certified (National Center for Disaster Recovery). TRS is involved in two Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy research projects with University of South Florida Social Work Program, provides Youth with Sexual Behavior Problems program, and is completing a pilot study.