Handle With Care Conference
October 17 – 19, 2018
Civic Center, Charleston, WV
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The goal of the WV Children’s Justice Handle with Care Conference is to provide practical instruction, using current information, the newest ideas, and most successful intervention strategies to those professionals responsible for combating the many and varied forms of crimes against children.

The conference is conducted for the sole purpose of providing training to people who work in the multi-disciplinary field of child maltreatment. This includes governmental or non-profit agencies in the fields of law enforcement, prosecution, child protective services, social work, children’s advocacy, therapy, and medicine who work directly with child victims of crime.

Wednesday morning will begin with a keynote followed by lunch on your own and two breakout sessions. Thursday morning begins with an opening keynote followed by a breakout session, award luncheon, and two more breakout sessions. Friday morning begins with two breakout sessions followed by a closing keynote. Seating will be on a first come, first serve basis in all the sessions.

Wednesday, October 17th Thursday, October 18th Friday, October 19th

Keynote/Plenary

Rhonda Sciortino, "One Person Can Change Everything"

Rhonda Sciortino overcame abandonment, abuse, poverty, filth, and hunger, and built a life of affluence, order, fulfillment, and excellent relationships. Her desire is to help others mine the lessons from their pain, and apply those lessons to create their own successes.

Some of Rhonda’s achievements include:

  • Founding, building, and selling two successful companies that protected and defended private, non profit child welfare organizations
  • Analyzing injuries, allegations, and deaths in foster care and creating tragedy avoidance strategies
  • Authoring several books, including Succeed Because of What You’ve Been Through, as featured on the Today Show
  • National Spokesperson for Safe Families For Children
  • National Spokesperson for Royal Family Kids
  • National Spokesperson for the Global Center for Women and Justice
  • Founding chairperson for Successful Survivors Foundation
  • Author of the YOUR REAL SUCCESS program for transition-aged youth and rescued trafficking victims