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Local Events  |  Apr 30 2014 - May 04 2014

Location: Silver Spring, USA


Date: May 1- May 4, 2014

Location: General Conference Headquarters, 12501 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, MD 20904.

Description: A training event to teach church employees and laypersons how to respond to abuse victims in our congregations and in the community.

Who Should Attend:

  • Church administrators
  • School administrators
  • Pastors
  • Teachers
  • Laypersons

Featured Topics and Speakers

Exploring Resilience Factors and Long-term Health Issues
Katia Reinert
NAD Health Ministries Director
Overview of Abuse
Drs. Claudio and Pamela Consuegra
NAD Family Ministries Directors
Lifelong Results of Child Abuse
Mary Jo Vollmer Sandholm
Forensic Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
How to Spot Abuse and Abusers
Christopher Bradford
MPA, co-facilitater of a batterer intervention program in the Charlotte, NC region
The Ostrich Syndrome – Addressing the Gobal Challenge of Preventing Child Abuse in Adventist Ministries
Arthur Blinci
VP Chief Risk Management Officer
Adventist Risk Management
Responding to Allegations and Managing Sexual Misconduct Claims
Bob Burrow
Legal Services Adventist Risk Management, Inc
Drs. Ron and Karen Flowers
former General Conference Family Ministries Directors
Why She Stays, When She Leaves
Mable Dunbar
Christian Abuse Response Education (four hour first responder training)
Rene’ Drumm, PhD;
Tricia Foster, MSW;
Stephanie Sheehan, MA, Southern Adventist University Social Work Department: "  
Lessons Learned from NAD Sexual Misconduct Claims
Dr. William Chunestudy
Educational Response Specialist
Teaching Children About Good Touch, Bad Touch
Mary Jo Vollmer-Sandholm
Ministering Hope to the Hurting Heart
Roberta Fish, LCSW


Thursday, May 1, 2014
5:00 pm-7:00 pm - Event Check-in
7:00 pm-9:00 pm - Opening Session

Friday, May 2, 2014
8:00 am-8:30 pm

Saturday, May 3, 2014
8:00 am-5:00 pm

Sunday, May 4, 2014
8:00 am-12:00 pm - Closing Session

Registration Fee

All fees are per person. Please plan to register early with AdventSource/PlusLine since no registrations will be taken on-site.

$99 Early-bird now through February 27, 2014
$149 Regular February 28, 2014 through April 24, 2014
$40 Sabbath Only now through April 24, 2014

For more information on fee click the register button below, then click on the 'Fee' tab.