Presentations

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The following are a sample of presentations by Dr. Baladerian.
 

 

 


March 7-8, 2016
Ottawa, Canada
 



Ottawa-Carleton Association for 

Persons with Developmental Disabilities



The purpose of OCAPDD is
to support community integration and personal well-being for children and adults with developmental disabilities within the Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton.  The organization has invited Dr. Nora Baladerian to make presentations on How To Reduce the Risk of Abuse to People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.


November 11, 2015
Dewey Beach, Delaware
 

DelARF LOGO

Delaware Association of 

Rehabilitation Facilities


DELARF is a statewide membership association of agencies supporting people with disabilities.  Dr. Nora Baladerian made a presentation at their fall retreat.  The topic was "How to Reduce the Risk of Abuse to People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities."  A similar presentation was made on November 10 at a conference sponsored by the Delaware Department of Developmental Services.

 


September 23-24, 2015
Charleston, West Virginia
 



Dr. Baladerian will make several presentations:
“Case Consultation,” “How to provide therapy to children & adults who are victims of trauma,” “Trauma-Informed Care: Principles and Case Examples,” “What are the Rules of Sex for Individuals with I/DD?”

 


September 16, 2015
The Arc of Mississippi
Jackson, Mississippi
 


Dr. Baladerian
is making presentations on “Trauma Informed Care for Abuse Victims with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities” and “Case Consultation & How to Provide Therapy” at the Trauma Informed Care Conference sponsored by The Arc of Mississippi.

 

 


September 11, 2015
Fiesta Educativa
Cal State Los Angeles
 



Dr. Baladerian is making a presentation on "Sex: Children and Adults with Developmental Disabilities /
La Sexualidad de Ninos y Adultos con Descapacidades de Desarrollo."

 

 


August 20, 2015
Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center
Los Angeles, California


Dr. Baladerian made a Spanish-language presentation on "Developmental Sexuality in Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities" to parents of children enrolled at this regional center.

 


July 27-28, 2015
Los Angeles, California


Dr. Baladerian did a poster session on the "Rule Out Abuse Campaign" and presented a lecture on "How to Reduce the Risk of Abuse of Chidren with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities" at the Global Summit on Innovations in Health and I/DD sponsored by the American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry (AADMD).

 

 


May 28, 2015
Santa Barbara, California



Dr. Baladerian made a presentation on "Sexuality and Sexual Abuse of Elders and Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities" at the Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse Prevention Conference.
 

 

 


April 11, 2015
Los Angeles, California


Dr. Baladerian made a presentation on "Building Trust Between Individuals with Speial Needs and Peach Officers and First Responders."

 


March 19, 2015
Westside Regional Center


Dr. Baladerian made a presentation to parents on "How to Reduce the Risk and Impact of Abuse for Children with Disabilities."

 


March 8, 2015
The Arc of California
Sacramento, California



Dr. Baladerian made a presentation with attorney Thomas F. Coleman on the need for reform of the limited conservatorship system (adults with I/DD) in California.

 

 

 


February 17-18, 2015
The Arc of Indiana
Indianapolis, Indiana


Dr. Baladerian conducted a lecture series.  Day One: "How to Reduce the Risk of Abuse for Children and Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities" and "Psychological First Aid Using Tthought Field therapy."  Day Two: "Trauma-Informed Care Prrinciples" with Karyn Harvey, Ph.D.

 


February 2-4, 2015
Redwood Coast Regional Center
Ukaiah, California


Dr. Baladerian conducted a lecture series on Risk Reduction and Mandatory Reporting Responsibilities (for professionals) (1.5 days), on Risk Reduction (for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities) (.5 days), Risk Reduction (for parents) (1 day).

 


January 16, 2015
Westside Regional Center


Dr. Baladeran conducting a workshop of the Ethiopian Parents Group on "Addressing the Sexuality of Children with Developmental Disabilities."

 


December 14, 2014
Webinar


Dr. Baladerian presented on "Policies and Prractices to Reduce the Risk of Abuse, including Sexual Violence against People with FASD."  Sponsored by the National Orgnization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.
 

 


December 3, 2014
Indianapolis, Indiana

Dr. Nora J. Baladerian conducted a one-day seminar for people working with children or adults with intellectual disabilities. It  included vital information on reducing the risk of sexual abuse of individuals with disabilities as well as intervention strategies to assist those working with survivors of sexual abuse.  The seminar was sponsored by the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration.

 


November 20, 2014
Fort Wayne, Indiana



Dr. Nora J. Baladerian conducted a training for AWS/Benchmark.  A group of about 175 members of its management team who work directly with people with developmental disabilities participated in the training.  Some
3,400 AWS/Benchmark employees serve more than 8,500 children and adults with disabilities and/or mental illness in nine states.
 


November 13, 2014
Oakland, California

Dr. Nora J. Baladerian made a presentation on abuse of people with disabilities at this gathering of leaders in victim assistance services.  The summit brought together judges, attorneys, and victim's advocates in recognition of the early pioneers of the victim's rights movement.

 


October 27-29, 2014
Eureka, California

 

Dr. Nora J. Baladerian conducted three days of trainings for staff, service providers, clients, and parents at the Redwood Coast Regional Center.  The training series was sponsored by Area Board I of the State Council on Developmental Disabilities.  The first day consisted of a risk reduction workshop for agency staff and service providers.  The second day included a half-day training for service providers on abuse detection and response, as well as a half-day training for self-advocates on risk reduction and creating an individualized risk reduction plan.  The third day was devoted to teaching parents about abuse: how to reduce risk, how to identify abuse, and how to respond.
 


August 5-6, 2014
Columbus, Ohio

Dr. Nora J. Baladerian participated in three roundtable discussions aimed at developing a national strategy to end sexual abuse of children with disabilities and Deaf children: Access to Services, Accountability for People Who Abuse, and Prevention.  The roundtables were sponsored by the Ms. Foundation and the Vera Institute.

 


June 26, 2014
Los Angeles, California

Nora J. Baladerian, Ph.D. made a presentation on disability and abuse at this Elder Abuse Symposium sponsored by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.


June 6, 2014
New Orleans, Louisiana

Nora J. Baladerian, Ph.D. made two presentations at the conference of the National Association of States Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services (NASDDDS).  A keynote address focused on the vulnerability of people with developmental disabilities to abuse, and discuss ways to help reduce such risk.  A second presentation focused on how people with developmental disabilities become unwitting sex offenders because they have never been taught the "rules of sex."


May 27-29, 2014
Dover, Delaware

Nora J. Baladerian, Ph.D. made a presentation at this training series about abuse and disability sponsored by the Division of Developmental Disabilities Services with a grant from the Delaware Developmental Disabilities Council.  The training focused on risk reduction, effective enforcement, and clinical and support services for victims. 

 


May 13, 2014
Columbus, Ohio

Nora J. Baladerian, Ph.D. conducted a workshop on issues involving the victimization of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and where various professionals fit into the solution. Law enforcement and other first responders, legal professionals, forensic interviewers, victim advocates, disability advocates, and allied professionals attended the workshop.


May 1-3, 2014
Washington, DC

Nora J. Baladerian, Ph.D. made two presentations at this national conference.  One presentation discussed the findings and recommendations of the 2012 National Survey on Abuse of People with Disabilities.  The other focused on How to Reduce the Risk of Abuse to People with Developmental Disabilities.


March 28, 2014
Los Angeles, California

Nora J. Baladerian, Ph.D. made a presentation on Safety and Well Being at the FRED Conference on Autism.


March 24-27, 2014
Huntsville, Alabama

Workshop 1: Reduce the Risk of Abuse of Children with Intellectual and Cognitive Disabilities: A How-To Guide

Workshop 2: How to Conduct an Effective Forensic Interview with Children with Developmental Disabilities


February 6, 2014
Los Angeles, California

Brainstorm. Navigating the Power
and Purpose of the Teenage Brain

 

Nora Baladerian, Ph.D. and author of “The Rules of Sex, for Those Who Have Never Been Told,” equipped participants with clear information on how to provide their children, clients, and students with the legal and social expectations for romantic and sexual relationships.


January 24, 2014
Sacramento, California

Dr. Nora J. Baladerian, Ph.D. conducted a workshop for the entire staff of STEP (Strategies to Empower People) on Reducing the Risk of Abuse of People with Developmental Disabilities.  She helped the staff to understand specific steps that can be taken by clients, parents, and agency staff to reduce risk.  She taught them how to create an Individual Reduction Plan (IRP) for a client.  She did follow up work with the agency to help it develop “zero tolerance” policies on abuse for the agency.
 


September 19, 2013
Charleston, West Virginia

Dr. Nora Baladerian gave a keynote address at this conference sponsored by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources.  The presentation was titled: Alone in a Crowd: The experience of vulnerable people in our culture
 


March 19-22, 2012
Huntsville, Alabama

Dr. Nora Baladerian made a presentation on "Child Abuse Victims with Disabilities: the Forensic Interview."  For more information about the conference, click here.


September 20, 2011
Long Beach, California

Dr. Nora Baladerian made a presentation at the National Conference of the Association of VOCA (Victims of Crime Assistance).  The topic is "Vicarious Trauma: Prevention, Identification, and Treatment."  The conference is co-sponsored by the National Association of Crime Victim Compensation Boards and the Office for Victims of Crime of the United States Department of Justice.  Click here for the agenda.


August 26, 2011
San Fernando, California

Dr. Nora Baladerian addressed the San Fernando Valley Chapter of the Employee Assistance Professionals Association.  The topic is "Compassion Fatigue and Thought Field Therapy for Employee Assistance Providers.


April 29-30, 2011
San Jose, California

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Nora Baladerian presented a keynote address.  The topic was "Preparing Yourself for Your Child's Sexuality."  She will also conducted a workshop.  The topic was "Risk Reduction Strategies for Sexual Assault."  For a copy of the conference brochure, click here.


March 17-18, 2011
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Nora Baladerian presented a one day training on "Forensic Interviewing of Individuals with Developmental Disabilities" and a half day training on "Forensic Assessment of Consent to Sex."  These trainings were sponsored by the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council, a state agency that governs training for all of the state's law enforcement personnel.  The training was part of a sex-crimes investigation course offered by the Department of Criminal Justice Training, Kentucky State Police, and the Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs. 
 


January 27, 2011
San Diego, California

Dr. Nora Baladerian conducted a workshop on "Forensic Assessment of Consent to Sex for Individuals with Cognitive or Intellectual Disabilities" at the 25th Annual International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment.  The conference was sponsored by the Chadwick-Rady Hospital.


November 8 - 10, 2010
San Diego, California

Dr. Baladerian conducted a workshop on Forensic Interviewing of Elders and Persons with Disabilities.  She also conducted a session on Vicarious Trauma and Burnout: Identification, Prevention, and Treatment.  To see the conference schedule, click here.


October 27 - 30, 2009
San Antonio, Texas

Dr. Baladerian conducted a workshop on Interviewing Skills to Use with Individuals with Cognitive and/or Communication Disabilities.  For more information about the conference program, click here.


October 15, 2009
Los Angeles, California

Dr. Baladerian conducted a training session for law enforcement personnel on interviewing elder abuse victims with disabilities.  For more information about this Elder Abuse Symposium, click here.
 


Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, 2009
Denver, Colorado

Dr. Baladerian participated on a panel presentation on Recognizing the Forensic Needs of Survivors with Disabilities.  She also conducted a workshop on Forensic Interviewing of Crime Victims with Disabilities.  For more information about the conference program, click here.


September 21 - 26, 2009
San Diego, California

Dr. Baladerian was a panelist the First Responder Training Program for Child Victims with Disabilities.  She also conducted a breakout session on Collaborative, Multidisciplinary Response to Victims with Disabilities.  She was a co-presenter at a breakout session on Prevention, Intervention, and Prosecution of Elder Abuse, and another breakout session on Legal Versus Therapeutic Interventions with Elders.  Dr. Baladerian also conducted a post conference workshop on Recognizing the Forensic Needs of Survivors with Disabilities.  For more information about the conference, click here.


April 3, 2009
Waimea, Hawaii

Sexual Abuse Issues and
Youth With Developmental Disabilities

Presented by The East and West Hawaii Children’s Justice
Grant Task Forces together with The Family Court,
Third Circuit & Hawai’i Court Improvement Program 

Dr. Baladerian conducted an all day training for law enforcement, protective services and education, therapists, GALs, VGALs, foster parents, and agencies specializing in services to persons with disabilities.  See Training Brochure.


March 31 - April 2, 2009
Honolulu, Hawaii

Preventing, Assessing, and Treating
Child, Adolescent, and Adult Trauma

Presented by Institute on Violence, Abuse, and
Trauma at Alliant University

Conference Objectives: Learn the current state-of-the-science research and practice concerning child, adolescent and adult trauma and maltreatment.  Understand the dynamics and overlap of different types of trauma and maltreatment, and the effects on children, adolescents and adults.  Understand the effects of early trauma on the long-term functioning of children, adolescents and adults.  Improve skills and learn new techniques for helping children, adolescents, adults and families recover from various types of trauma and maltreatment. Increase understanding of the issues and strategies for preventing abuse and neglect.

Dr. Baladerian made two presentations: (1) Forensic Interviewing of Suspected Child Abuse Victims with Cognitive/Communication Disabilities; and (2) Preventing Compassion Fatigue & Reducing Vicarious Trauma.


December 16 - 17, 2008
Nashville, Tennessee

Safe and Accessible Services for Survivors
Who Have Disabilities or are Deaf

This two-day conference provided information to assist organizations and individuals to better meet the needs of people with disabilities and Deaf individuals who have experienced domestic and sexual violence.  The conference featured Dr. Nora Baladerian and an array of experts in the fields of violence against women, disability and Deaf services, as well as those working at the intersection.


October - December, 2008
Various Locations in California

Supporting Vulnerable Adults in the
Face of Sexual Assault

Dr. Baladerian conducted 9 trainings for adult protective service workers at various locations throughout California. 


October 30, 2008
Lake County, California

Child Abuse Victims with Disabilities
First Responder Training Program

This 8-hour training included the following topics: how to interview children with disabilities, current laws on abuse of children with disabilities, officer safety considerations, how to build good cases, how to work with interpreters, and multi-disciplinary team skills.  The training was designed for law enforcement officers, child protective service workers, paramedics, firefighters, and emergency room nurses and physicians.


September 23, 2008
Los Angeles, California

Elder Abuse Symposium

Dr. Baladerian presented the afternoon keynote on abuse of elderly people who have disabilities.  To view the conference brochure, click here.  For a thank you letter from the District Attorney, click here.


September 20, 2008
Dallas, Texas

International Association
of Forensic Nurses

16th Annual Scientific Assembly


Dr. Baladerian presented the luncheon keynote on September 23, entitled: “Interaction & Interviewing Skills to Use with Sexual Assault Victims with Intellectual & Communication Disabilities."

She also presented a workshop entitled: "Forensic Interviewing Skills to Use with Individuals with Cognitive and/or Intellectual Disabilities."


September 12 - 17, 2008
San Diego, California

13th International Conference on
Violence, Abuse, and Trauma

On September 12, Dr. Baladerian conducted the "Child Victims with Disabilities First Responder Training Program."  The training was sponsored by IVAT and ARC Riverside.

On September 16, she presented a keynote panel presentation with Michael Hertica and Candice Heisler entitled "Family Violence with People with Disabilities."

She also chaired various sessions throughout the conference.

For a Certificate of Appreciation, click here.


June 26, 2008
Visalia, California

First Responder Training Program
Child Abuse Victims with Disabilities

The Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma in conjunction with the Office of Emergency Services sponsored a day of training for first responders focusing on child abuse victims with disabilities.  For more information, click here.


June 17, 2008
Anaheim, California

California Victim Services Training Institute

An Advanced-Level Victim Advocate Training was held June 16-20, 2008 at the Executive Inn, 1755 Embarcadero, Oakland, CA 94606.  Dr. Baladerian made two presentations: Working with Crime Victims with Developmental Disabilities and Working with Difficult People.


May 15, 2008
Hartford, Connecticut

Governor's Task Force on Justice for Abused Children

The Governor's Task Force sponsored a conference entitled "Into the Light: Children with Disabilities and the Legal System."  To access the conference brochure, click here.


May 14, 2008
Anaheim, California

California Victim Services Training Institute

The training was a six-hour class dedicated to working with people with disabilities and mental health issues.  For more information, click here.


May 8, 2008
Online

Domestic Violence and People with Disabilities
 


 
 

May 1 - 2, 2008
Indianapolis, IN

IAAAA Education Institute: APS Investigators Training

In conjunction with the Indiana Elder Affairs Network, the IAAAA Education Institute presented a two day training for Adult Protective Service investigators.  Dr. Nora Baladerian trained investigators on working with people who have disabilities.  Click here for brochure.


April 23, 2008
Missoula, Montana

Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect Conference




Breakout Session: Forensic Interviewing Skills to use with Sexual Assault Victims with Developmental Disabilities aka Cognitive and/or Communication Disabilities: Expand the knowledge and skills of the participants to more effectively interview with children with cognitive and/or communication issues.
Click here for conference agenda.


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