The  Midwest  Justice  for  Children  Conference  began  in  an  effort  to  provide  quality  training,  at  an  affordable  price,  to  other  Child  Advocacy  Center  staff,  members  of  the  Multi-Disciplinary  Team  including  members  of  law  enforcement,  juvenile  justice  workers,  mental  health  therapists,  Children's  Division  workers,  Prosecuting  Attorneys,  child  and  family  advocacy  workers,  school  counselors,  forensic  interviewers,  and  other  professionals  working in the  field of human  services.


We have decided to cancel the Midwest Justice for Children Conference this spring.

We tentatively plan to hold training in the fall as we closely watch recommendations regarding COVID-19.

Who Should Attend?

• Educators: Teachers, Admins., Counselors
• Medical & Mental Health Professionals: Therapists, Pediatricians
• MDT Members: Law Enforcement, Prosecutors, Advocates, Forensic Interviewers, Child Protective Services
• Caregivers/Parents/Foster Parents
• Youth Serving Organizations

What Types of Topics Can I Expect?

Sessions include:

• “Reporting Without Re-Victimizing”
• “Taking Care of Yourself: Putting on the Oxygen Mask”
• “Sexting Behavior: Flirty or Felony”
“Interviewing Juvenile Sex Trafficking Victims”
“Play Therapy - 10 Years and Under”
“Creepy but Crucial: Advanced Grooming Described by Sex Offender”
“The Effect of Childhood Exposure to Domestic Violence”
“Life is not a Hallmark Movie, A Victim’s Perspective”

How much Does it Cost?

3-Day Conference | $275
3-Day Conference + Pre-Conference | $375
Pre-Conference | $100



Conference Registration
March 18-20, 2020

Includes 3-days of conference speakers, lunch, snacks, and breakfast on the last day. Does not include Pre-Conference.

Pre-Conference Workshop
March 17, 2020

Pre-Conference Workshop
Includes 1-day of conference speakers, lunch, and snacks.


Drury Plaza Hotel St. Louis St. Charles
380 Mulholland Dr. St. Charles, MO 63303

$124 per night includes: Free Hot Breakfast, Free Wi-Fi, Free Evening Drinks and Snacks, and On-Site Facilities.
Deadline for rates: 2/19/20
Best Western Plus - The Charles Hotel
1425 South Fifth St. St. Charles, MO 63301
$110 per night includes:
Deadline for rates: 2/21/20
Hotel accommodations should be made directly through the hotel. In order to receive the conference rate, you must mention “The Child Center” or "Midwest Justice for Children Conference" when making your reservations.


Victor Vieth

Rita Farrell

Alison Fiegh

Chris Newlin


Cory Jewell Jensen

Chadwick Sapenter

Continuing Education

Continuing Education Credits will be available, pending approval for CLE, LCSW, LPC, and POST. All certificates will be sent out post-conference via email.


Licensed Professional Counselors

Pending Approval


Police Officer Standards & Training

Pending Approval


Licensed Clinical Social Workers

This activity is pending approval from the National Association of Social Workers


Continuing Legal Education

Pending Approval


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