2011 Conference

Crimes Against Children: the Multiple Faces of Child Victimization
April 15, 2011

2011 Conference Brochure
This year's conference features two distinguished keynote speakers: Dr. Susan Cohen Esquilin and Mr. James Marsh, Attorney. Participants will have the opportunity to attend workshops throughout the day on a myriad of subjects, including bullying, domestic violence, child sexual abuse, online predators, and child trafficking. Child advocates, child welfare professionals, attorneys, psychologists, educators, students, and all those concerned with issues that affect children are encouraged to attend.
View the Conference Agenda
 University Hall Conference Center, 7th floor
 Montclair State University
Keynote Speakers:
Susan Cohen Esquilin, PhD, ABPP-Clinical
Dr. Susan Esquilin is a licensed psychologist, trained in developmental and clinical psychology at the University of Chicago. She holds a diplomate in clinical psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology. Dr. Esquilin's career has been devoted to teaching and service delivery in underserved areas, with a specialization in child abuse. She recently retired as professor of Child Advocacy at Montclair State and has served as a faculty member at Rutgers and the NJ Medical School (UMDNJ-Newark). Dr. Esquilin has been qualified as an expert witness in criminal, family court, and civil matters. Dr. Esquilin is a Past-President of the NJ chapter of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children and is the author of numerous scholarly articles about the professional role of psychologists in the area of abuse and trauma.
James R. Marsh, Attorney
A graduate of the University of Michigan Law School and its acclaimed Child Advocacy Law Clinic, James Marsh is an experienced trial lawyer and frequent commentator and author on legal issues affecting children. Mr. Marsh is the founder, former executive director and current board secretary of the nationally recognized Children’s Law Center in Washington, DC which received the National Association of Counsel for Children’s Outstanding Legal Advocacy Award during his tenure. Mr. Marsh has represented clients in wrongful adoption, civil rights, RICO, Title IX sex harassment, §1983, special education, high stakes testing, student discipline, child welfare and adoption cases before state and federal trial and appellate courts. His current focus is representing victims of child pornography in criminal restitution and civil cases in federal courts nationwide. Mr. Marsh has appeared on Court TV, CNN, Nancy Grace and The O’Reilly Factor. His effort to obtain restitution for victims of child pornography was recently featured in the New York Times. Mr. Marsh has written numerous articles for professional journals and treatises and is the editor of the Child Law Blog.
Continuing Education Credits:
We will be offering continuing education credits for the following two workshops approved through NASW-NJ CE Approval Program.
1. Bullying: Developmental and Environmental Determinants and Interventional Implications
(1.5 non-clinical credits for social workers)
2. Finding a voice: Music and Drama Therapy for Child Survivors of Domestic Violence
(1 clinical credit for social workers)
Any questions, please contact Jacqueline Catalano at 973-655-4188.
Presentation Summaries and Bios
Power Points shared by Presenters:
1. Finding a Voice: Music and Drama Therapy for Child Survivors of Domestic Violence (handout)
Amy Clarkson, MT-BC
2. The Myths of Online "Predators" and Predators (powerpoint)
Joseph Hanley, BA Candidate
3.Restitution for Child Crime Victoms (handout)
James R. Marsh, Attorney
3. Sibling Abuse: Detection and Advocacy (handout) and (powerpoint)
 Amy Meyers, PhD
*Although Dr. Meyers was not able to present at the conference, she was kind enough to share her powerpoint presentation and a handout *
4. Maternal Incarceration: Its Effects on Children and Families (powerpoint) and (handout)
Christina N. Semple, Doctoral Candidate
5.Bullying: Developmental and Environmental Determinants and Interventional Implications (powerpoint)
Anthony F. Tasso, PhD