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2022 Annual TCSAAC Conference

April 28 - April 29, 2022

Lena Pope Home

3200 Sanguinet Street

Fort Worth, TX 76107

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Keynote Speakers: ANTHONY EDWARDS: You may know him as Dr. Mark Greene on the series ER or “Goose” in the blockbuster feature Top Gun. You may even remember him from Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) and Revenge of the Nerds (1984). But, did you know that he is a strong advocate against sexual abuse?

In November of 2017, Edwards spoke out about his own experience with sexual abuse in an online post. Like many men who have had an unwanted or abusive sexual experience in childhood, Edwards repressed the trauma for decades. It wasn’t until he was 51 years-old that he began to address the legacies of the abuse and reach out for help. One of the places he turned to was the organization 1in6.

Edwards joined the 1in6 Board that is comprised of program leaders and academic experts on sexual abuse, violence, and public health. In addition to performing regular board duties, he works with 1in6 to grow its awareness initiative, including by presenting on the issue around the country with 1in6 staff.

Matthew Ennis

MATTHEW ENNIS, President and CEO of 1in6, will also be presenting at this year’s conference. With nearly two decades of experience in nonprofit leadership, Matthew is dedicated to continuing the vital work of 1in6 by providing resources to male survivors, broadening professional development opportunities for service providers, expanding stewardship and engagement, leading innovation, and improving access to resources and care. Prior to joining 1in6, Matthew served as the Chief Executive Officer of Freedom’s Rest Family Violence Center, a nonprofit dedicated to providing shelter and advocacy to the survivors of domestic and sexual violence.

1in6 is a national nonprofit organization supporting the recovery of the estimated one in six men who have survived sexual abuse as children or assault as adults. In the ten years since it was founded, 1in6 has become a leading voice in the anti-sexual violence movement and a trusted resource for male-identifying survivors and their loved ones, as well as clinicians looking for research-based, trauma-informed programs. Research indicates that the way masculinity is internalized leads male survivors to repress their trauma and delay recovery. Moreover, the social stigma and silence around the issue of male sexual trauma results in a lack of awareness, which is a barrier to seeking help. The emotional impact of delaying recovery can ripple out to every area of the survivor’s life - and the lives of those in his community. Men who do not get help risk exposure to greater physical health issues, mental health issues, and social dysfunction.

If you or someone you know has had an unwanted sexual experience, 1in6.org has a 24/7 helpline chat service staffed by advocates trained to work with men. Help is also available by phone at 877-628-1in6.

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Registration is now OPEN!

Please register NOW to reserve your attendance due to limited seating. If you register 5 people from your agency, the 6th attendee will be FREE. Workshops this year will include a variety of topics addressing sexual abuse and domestic violence. You will get to hear from professionals in various disciplines. CEUs will be provided for LPC, LCSW, PhD, and LSOTP licensees. Registration is $125 per attendee, which includes the two day conference and breakfast each morning. It will be an extraordinary experience for you and your agency.

2022 Conference Schedule

Registration and Breakfast begin at 7:30 a.m.


Welcome & Introduction

8:00 - 8:15 a.m.

    Normalizing the Conversation for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse or Assault     

Matthew Ennis & Anthony Edwards


Presentation of Mitch Poe Public Service Award

11:30 - 11:45 a.m.

Start By Believing Photo with TCSAAC

Lunch on your own

11:45 a.m - 1:00 p.m.

Showing and Discussion of Film "The Tricky Part"

Matthew Ennis & Anthony Edwards


Conference Adjourns for the day

4:15 p.m.

Registration and Breakfast begin at 8:00am

Keynote Presentation begins at 8:30am


Never Give Up: The 47-Year Journey for Justice for Carla Walker

Kimberly D'Avignon & Emily Dixon

Tarrant County District Attorney's Office

8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

(Mabee Hall)
(Meadows Hall)
(Messman Hall)
(Marty Leonard Hall)
From Tragedy to Advocacy: Molly Jane's Light

Tracy Matheson

Project Beloved



Clay Wood

Wood & Associates

Polygraph Services

Commercial Sex Demand and the Demand Reduction Efforts

Investigator Chris Jarvis &

Investigator Crystal Hayward
Tarrant County Sheriff's Office

Sean Braun, LPC-S, LSOTP-S

Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)

Becka Meier, NCC, LPC

Sandy Parker, LCSW

Anita McNew, LPC

The Women's Center

of Tarrant County

Lunch on your own

11:45 a.m - 1:00 p.m.

(Mabee Hall)
(Meadows Hall)
(Messman Hall)
(Marty Leonard Hall)

Ansom Grissom Case Study

Sgt. Tim Pinckney

Arlington P.D.

Child Exploitation

Material: Keeping up with

technology and

clincal interventions

Sean Braun, LPC-S, LSOTP-S


The Intersection of

HIV and

Intimate Partner Violence

Jessica Grace, LCSW

UNT Health Science Center

Ethics From a Trauma Informed Perspective
Part 1

Cynthia Bethany, LCSW-S, CTTS
Michael Garcia, LPC

Fort Worth ISD

Sexual Assault Case Study:

Johant Elzy

Det. Andrew Owen

Fort Worth P.D.

Somewhere Under the Rainbow:

Helping survivors of

sexual assault from the LGBTQ+ Community

Sarah Berlanga, BSW

The Women's Center

of Tarrant County

Working with Latino Men Survivors

Brenda Barajas-Koch, MA
Miriam Alfonzo, MA, LPC

The Women's Center

of Tarrant County

Ethics From a Trauma Informed Perspective
Part 2

Cynthia Bethany, LCSW-S, CTTS
Michael Garcia, LPC

Fort Worth ISD

Conference Adjourns

4:15 p.m.

Mitch Poe Award

Each year, TCSAAC honors a professional who distinguishes himself/herself as a passionate defender of victims of sexual abuse. The Mitch Poe Award is presented in honor of the distinguished prosecutor, Mitch Poe, who dedicated much of his career to the Crimes Against Children Unit at the Tarrant County District Attorney's Office. The award honors the efforts and hard work of others in the community as they strive to provide a voice for victims, as Mitch Poe did. If you want to nominate someone as this year's recipient of theMitch Poe Award please download the Nomination Form here.

The recipient of the 2022 Mitch Poe Award will be announced during the Conference.

Previous recipients include:

   2019: Kim D'Avingnon, Tarrant County District Attorney's Office - Kim D'Avignon has been with the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney's office since February 2001. She has worked in a variety of areas at the Distritct Attorney's office including Narcotics, Family Violence, Crimes Against Children and is currently a Felony Court Chief. She serves as a member of the Tarrant County Sexual Assault Response Team (SART), as well as volunteers much of her time to helping children who are grieving the death of a family member.

   2018: Officer Domingo Martinez III, Fort Worth Police Department - Officer Martinez has served as an Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Investigator for 6 years. The ICAC unit works in conjunction with the Fort Worth Police Department's Crimes Against Children Unit. Their primary mission is to investigate Online Solicitation of a Minor, Possession/Promotion of Child Pornography, and other internet-related crimes involving children. Officer Martinez works diligently to identify and apprehend these types of offenders. Officer Martinez is also a Federal Task Force Officer with the FBI's Dallas Child Exploitation Task Force, a member of the North Texas Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, and a member of the Homeland Security Investigations Task Force.

   2017: Birdville Independent School District (BISD) - For 30 years, BISD has provided sexual assault and abuse prevention to their students. They work with community partners to ensure that professionals in the field are brought into schools to provide research and evidence-informed programs on multiple levels of the prevention spectrum.

   2016: LaTasha Jackson-McDougle - Case Manager for the RISE program and Tarrant County CSCD. She is a tireless advocate on behalf of victims of domestic violence. She heads the organization, Cheryl's Voice, in honor of her mother, which offers education, intervention, and advocacy on behalf of victims. In connection with their physical abuse, many of those victims were also sexually abused and trafficked. The RISE program was created in 2011, which is for women who have experienced significant sexual trauma and who have frequently been ushered into a life of prostitution. They are also identified as suffering from mental illness and drug addiction. The RISE program represents possibly their last chance to recover from the trauma suffered at the hands of others. The success of the RISE program is in large part a direct result of Ms. Jackson-McDougle's exemplary work.

   2015: Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) - These dedicated nurses at John Peter Smith Hospital have advanced education and instruction in medical forensic examination and in psychological and emotional trauma. SANE nurses may also provide expert testimony in a court of law. These SANE nurses are dedicated to providing comprehensive, compassionate care in a safe and private environment.

   2013: Alana Minton - Chief Prosecutor of the Crimes Against Children Unit in the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office. She has worked for the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office since 1997, holding her current position since 2007. She has dedicated her career to protecting children and all those effected by sexual abuse. She works tirelessly in training and supporting an excellent staff who share her passion for helping victims and ensuring that victims have rights. This person has provided valuable information during past workshops and continually goes over and above to help the community.

   2012: Sheila B. Johnson - She is an outstanding member of the community whose name is synonymous with victims’ rights and protecting children. If there is something that has happened in the field of protecting children or advocating for rights of victims, this person has likely been instrumental in it. She is committed to Justice for Children and Changing the Lives of Children. She is always willing to be hands-on and do whatever is needed to help the community. She invests much of her time and expertise to help the community and advocate for the care of children and families in Tarrant County. She has worked a lifetime creating organizations, such as the Alliance for Children. She is the past Chair of the Tarrant County CPS Board. She is the secretary of the Amon G. Carter Foundation Board of Directors. She and her foundation have continually provided funding to multiple agencies to help with research and protecting children and families.

   2011: David Montague - Former prosecutor for the Tarrant County District Attorney's Office.

   2010: Rona Stratton-Smith and Lisa Gabbert - Stemming from the murder of Rona’s sister and Lisa’s rape, the two have managed to turn tragedy into a movement for change and triumph – not only in their own case but in the state and nation. Their journey, self admittedly, only has an end when there are no more sexually violent predators. This is a journey they willingly make through agencies, courts, and legislative sessions. They made the declared shift from victim to more than merely survivors – to forces to be reckoned with in Texas.

   2009: Bubba Schafer - In 2002, he was credited for apprehending a serial rapist, Manuel Salamanca, Jr. The police in Arlington, Cleburne, Burleson, and Benbrook had been looking for the rapist for six years after being linked to nine rapes. Salamanca Jr. was then convicted and sentenced to two life sentences. Bubba has since dedicated his life to helping victims of abuse.

   2008: Mitch Poe - Tarrant County District Attorney for whom this award was named after. Mr. Poe was instrumental in advocating for victims' rights.

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