FREE NYSIR Symposium on the Prevention of Child Sexual Assault Featuring Expert Speakers

The New York Schools Insurance Reciprocal Presents an Exclusive No-Cost
Symposium for NYSIR Subscribers

Where and When:
July 19-20, 2018
Saratoga Hilton Conference Center, Saratoga Springs, NY

Program Description:  Experts in the field will discuss the mental health challenges of child sexual abuse based on the latest research; the mindset of sexual predators; new strategies for maximizing the effectiveness of New York’s Dignity for All Students Act; sexual abuse of students by gangs and human traffickers; and the legal implications districts, BOCES and their boards must consider.

Topics to be Discussed:

  • Mental health challenges and the latest research and programs for the prevention of child sexual abuse
  • Monsters lurking within – Inside the minds of child sexual predators
  • Maximizing the effectiveness of the DASA program
  • How gangs and human traffickers are affecting students
  • Legal implications for BOE, districts and BOCES to consider

There is NO COST for attending this special NYSIR symposium. Attendees staying at the Hilton or other Saratoga Springs venues are responsible for their hotel room costs.

Symposium Registration:  
Please click here and provide the information requested to register for the symposium.

Professional Certificate Holders:  Professional Certificate Holders will receive 6.5 Hours of CTLE Credit.


New Frontiers in the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse and Molestation                                           

 19 July 2018
5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Reception, registration and book-signing. Meet symposium presenters and colleagues while enjoying refreshments. Clint Van Zandt will have copies of his book available for signing.           

20 July 2018
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Continental breakfast and late registration

8:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.
Welcome and introductions

8:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
John Richter, Director of Public Policy, Mental Health Association of New York State
Mental Health and Child Sexual Abuse – Linking Help

9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Elizabeth J. Letourneau, Professor, Department of Mental Health, Director, Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse, Johns Hopkins University
The Latest Research and Solutions for School Districts

10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Morning break

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Clinton Van Zandt, Retired behaviorist, FBI
Monsters Lurking in Plain Sight – Understanding the Behaviors  and Strategies of Child Molesters

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Luncheon and presentation

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Luncheon presentation, Kevin McGowan, Ed.D., and Jason A. Andrews, Ed.D.
A Superintendent’s Perspective on Preventing Child Sexual Abuse

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Moses Robinson, Rochester Police Department and Roberts Wesleyan College
Gang and Human Trafficking

2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Jay Woron, New York State School Boards Association
Board Policies, Legal Implications and Defenses for Schools

3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Symposium Wrap-up