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Date & Location: May 1-4, 2014. 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 and school administrators, pastors, teachers, and laypersons are invited to attend.

Featured Speakers: 

Katia Reinert, NAD Health Ministries Director: "Exploring Resilience Factors and Long-term Health Issues” 

Drs. Claudio and Pamela Consuegra,  NAD Family Ministries Directors: “Overview of Abuse”

Mary Jo Vollmer Sandholm, Forensic Pediatric Nurse Practitioner: “Lifelong Results of Child Abuse”

Christopher Bradford, MPA, co-facilitater of a batterer intervention program in the Charlotte, NC region: “How to Spot Abuse and Abusers”

Arthur Blinci, VP Chief Risk Management Officer, Adventist Risk Management, Inc.: “The Ostrich Syndrome – Addressing the Gobal Challenge of Preventing Child Abuse in Adventist Ministries”

Bob Burrow, Manager, Legal Services Adventist Risk Management, Inc.: “Responding to Allegations and Managing Sexual Misconduct Claims”

Drs. Ron and Karen Flowers, former General Conference Family Ministries Directors

Doug Tilstra, PhD, professor at Southern Adventist University: “Reconsidering Commonly Quoted Scriptures and Concepts”

Rene’ Drumm, PhD; Tricia Foster, MSW; Stephanie Sheehan, MA, Southern Adventist University Social Work Department: "Christian Abuse Response Education" (four hour first responder training)                

Dr. William Chunestudy, educational response specialist: “Lessons Learned from NAD Sexual Misconduct Claims”

Mary Jo Vollmer-Sandholm: “Teaching Children About Good Touch, Bad Touch”

Roberta Fish, LCSW: “Ministering Hope to the Hurting Heart”


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

To guarantee your place, please register ASAP. You may register online or call PlusLine at (800) 732-7587. AdventSource/PlusLine will process registrations for this event through April 24, 2014. 

Paying by check? 1) Please complete and print each online registration page with your personal information and registration details. (2) Mail each completed registration page with your check or money order made payable to AdventSource to the address listed below.

Special Note: Failure to provide each completed registration form with your contact telephone number will delay the processing of your registration.


5120 Prescott Avenue

Lincoln, NE 68506-5433

Mail-in Registrations: All registrations sent by mail must be received by noon Thursday, April 24, 2014.


Please visit for further details regarding lodging, transportation, and meals.

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