Sex Offenders: Keeping Children, Churches, Schools and Youth Organizations safe.
January 6, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sponsored by: Newberg-Dundee Police Department, Juliette’s House and Newberg Christian Church
This is an invaluable training for parents, the faith community, youth service organizations (YSO’s), camp staff, school staff, human resources and risk management professionals.
By taking the time to learn more about child sexual abuse and the people who commit these crimes, parents and professionals will be joining a number of people who are becoming better educated about protecting children, safeguarding our private and public institutions, and fulfilling our missions.
- Child sexual abuse and offender statistics you and your agency should know.
- How people develop an attraction to children.
- Common seduction or “grooming tactics” used by offenders.
- “Professional perpetrators” who prey on churches, schools and you service organizations.
- The impact on victims.
- How you can help survivors (particularly when the offender is a family member, staff member or volunteer.)
- Responding to disclosures of sex abuse and mandatory reporting child abuse.
- Responding to children’s sexual behavior problems.
- What parents, churches and YSO’s should understand about police investigations.
- What you can do to work with social services and the criminal justice system.
- Local resources and child abuse assessment centers.
Graphic Content: This workshop incorporates videotaped interviews with convicted sex offenders and graphic discussions about sex crimes and child abuse. Participants must be over 18 years of age. No Children Please.
Julie Siepmann, MSW, LCSW
A native of McMinnville, Julie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been working in the field of child abuse for 18 years. She is the Clinical Services Director and lead forensic interviewer at Juliette’s House, a child abuse intervention center, in McMinnville. Julie regularly testifies as an expert witness in criminal child abuse cases to educate juries about the complicated dynamics of child sexual abuse. She has worked as child and family therapist treating children who have experienced abuse. She is passionate about supporting children as they talk about some of their most difficult experiences and helping children and families move forward into a realm of healing. In her free time, Julie enjoys spending time with her husband, and two daughters, riding her horse, and playing bluegrass fiddle music.
Detective Sergeant Todd Baltzell
has worked with the Newberg-Dundee Police Department for the past 24 years. After two years on patrol, Baltzell was assigned to Detectives in recognition for his compassion for victims. During that time, Baltzell was responsible for investigating child abuse, sexual assaults, domestic violence, and homicide. He investigated over 700 sexual assault cases, primarily child/teen sexual abuse. While in detectives, Baltzell recognized the importance of educating the community in the area of domestic and sexual violence. For years, he co-facilitated community trainings addressing the child sexual abuse with an emphasis on the dynamics of the abuser. Six years ago, Baltzell was promoted to Sergeant. It was during this time, Baltzell created the Newberg-Dundee Domestic Violence Response Team, a highly specialized team of officers trained to investigate domestic violence cases. In 2013, Sgt. Todd Baltzell assisted the Department of Justice (DOJ) with a presentation to a group of Bosnian judges on the topic of the multi-disciplinary approach to Domestic Violence. He is currently part of the Oregon Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force Training Institute where he assists other instructors in the SATF with presenting trainings to law enforcement, prosecutors, SANE nurses and advocates throughout the country on investigating non-stranger sexual assault investigations. Sgt. Baltzell has had a distinguished career. He is the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award presented by the Oregon Peace Officers Association; the Champions for Children Award from the Yamhill County Multi-Disciplinary Child Abuse Team; and the Crime Victims Advocacy Network Award for his dedication for working with victim advocates. The Oregon Peace Officers Association recognized him for his outstanding work on sexual assault cases. Sgt. Baltzell has been named the Newberg-Dundee Police Department Employee of the Year three times and he received the City of Newberg’s top honor, the George Layman award for his outstanding service.