April 16-17, 2018

Grand Traverse Resort, Traverse City, MI


Early registration: (before March 23rd)
2-Day: $150 for members / $180 for non-members
1-Day: $80 for members / $100 for non-members

Late registration: (after March 23rd)
2-Day: $200 for members / $230 for non-members
1-Day: $110 for members / $125 for non-members

Payment can be made by check, credit card, or PayPal.

Who can attend?

Members: Child advocacy center (CAC) staff and multi-disciplinary team (MDT) professionals affiliated with an accredited, associate, or developing CAC.

Non-members:  Other students or professionals not affiliated with a CAC or MDT.

Featured Speakers
View the full conference brochure here!


Kevin Mulcahy, J.D.
Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney,  Eastern District of Michigan

Kevin Mulcahy is a survivor of child sexual abuse.  He works as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Detroit and serves as the Executive Assistant United States Attorney.  Throughout his career, Kevin has prosecuted a variety of cases, including offenses involving firearms, drugs, bank robberies, threats, and a wide variety of other federal prosecutions.  But most of his caseload focuses on child exploitation crimes, including production of child pornography cases, traveler cases, and other significant crimes against children prosecutions.  Kevin has been a federal prosecutor since 2002, with the first 3 1/2 years as an AUSA in San Diego, and the rest in Detroit.  Kevin obtained his undergraduate degree in Statistics and American Culture from the University of Michigan and his JD from Santa Clara University School of Law.  He has 3 kids, 2 cats, and a very nice wife.

Cory Jewell Jensen, M.S.
Senior Trainer, CBI Consulting

Cory Jewell Jensen recently retired from a 35-year career of providing evaluation and treatment services to adult sex offenders and their families in Portland, Oregon.  In addition to her clinical work, Ms. Jensen has provided training and consultation services to The National Center for the Prosecution of Child Abuse, The National Child Advocacy Center, The National Children’s Alliance, The United States Navy, The National Crime Victims Association, The National Boy Scouts Foundation, The Mark McGwire Foundation for Children, US Marshall’s Office, NYPD Special Victims Unit and a number of law enforcement, child advocacy and faith- based organizations.  Ms. Jensen served as Executive Director for the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, chaired two of ATSA’s International Research and Treatment Conferences and served as President of Oregon’s Chapter of ATSA.  She also chaired the Offender Management Committee attached to the Oregon Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force, has been an instructor for Portland State University’s Child Welfare Training Institute for the past 15 years and provided training for countless multi-disciplinary teams throughout the United States.  Jensen has been the recipient of Oregon’s "Commercial Crime Prevention Award," the "Champions for Children Award," the OATSA "Significant Achievement Award," the Nunnenkamp "Award of Excellence," and the Jan Hindman Memorial Award.  She has published a number of articles related to sex offender treatment, risk management and child abuse prevention, testified as an expert witness in local and federal courts and been a featured guest on radio talk shows and the Oprah Winfrey Show.  

Jana Pressley, PsyD
Director of Education & Professional Development, 
Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute

At the Trauma Center, Dr. Pressley oversees the postdoctoral fellowship and advanced clinical practicum training programs, as well as the annual Certificate Program in Traumatic Stress Studies. Additionally, Dr. Pressley holds a clinical role as a therapist and supervisor. Her research interests are focused on the experience of court-involved youth and adults who have experienced relational trauma in the midst of chronic poverty, community violence, and racial oppression. She is also involved in research and training related to the impact of complex trauma history on adult spirituality and meaning-making. Dr. Pressley teaches trauma-related courses at the graduate level, and has designed and implemented trauma counseling specialization courses for graduate programs in close collaboration with the Trauma Center senior leadership. She is a national trainer and consultant in both the ARC and Component-Based Psychotherapy (CBP) treatment model. Dr. Pressley was formerly the Director of Clinical Training and Associate Professor in the Clinical Psychology doctoral program at Wheaton College Graduate School, and she currently serves as Adjunct Associate Professor at Richmont Graduate University in the trauma specialization track.

Conference Center & Lodging

Grand Traverse Resort & Spa
100 Grand Traverse Village Blvd
Acme, MI 49610

Situated on 900 acres in the northwest corner of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula along the shores of Lake Michigan’s East Grand Traverse Bay, the resort is located six miles northeast of Traverse City and ten minutes from Traverse City’s Cherry Capital Airport. The resort features a variety of recreation offerings, including indoor and outdoor tennis courts,  indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a beach club, an upscale shopping gallery with a world-class spa, diverse restaurants and lounges, and live entertainment nightly.

Hotel rooms for conference attendees will be at the federal per diem rate. There is a resort fee that will add approximately $10 to overnight lodging rates. 

You can reserve a room in the conference room block online or by calling 1-800-968-7352 and mentioning the group code: MCN2018.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be received in writing by April 2, 2018 to receive a refund. 100% of your registration fee will be refunded if cancellations are received by this date. Cancellation requests received after April 2 will not receive a refund. No partial refunds will be issued. 

If you registered and suspended payment of the registration fee, cancel after April 2, payment of the registration fee is still due. 

How do I cancel?

Cancellations must be received in writing via US mail (2855 44th St. #140, Grandville, MI 49418) or email ( 

Can I transfer my registration to someone else instead of cancelling?

Yes! You must contact Maggie Devlin before April 13 at or 616-228-4522 to transfer your registration to someone else. 

Continuing Education Credits

Can I earn continuing education (CE) credits?

Yes. The courses offered at the 2018 Child Advocacy Conference will be submitted to the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative for social workers and the MCOLES Network for law enforcement professionals.

The maximum number of credits that may be earned at the 2018 Conference is 12.0 CE hours.

How do I get a record of the CE credits I earned at the conference?

When you check in at the registration desk, you will receive a name badge with a barcode. Every time you enter a workshop or keynote presentation, make sure a volunteer at the door scans your barcode. A CE record will be created for you based on the sessions you were scanned into. This record can be accessed approximately 8-10 weeks after the conclusion of the conference on your member profile. To access your member profile, log in to the MINCA website with the email address you used to register for the conference. In the top right corner of your screen, click "View Profile". A link to your certificate will be located under the "CE Records and Documents" section.

Questions? Contact Maggie Devlin at or 616-228-4522.