"Digital Sex Ed.: Talking Tech, Teens, & Sex" is May 17th. Registration is closed.
Robin J. Wilson, Ph.D., ABPP is a Canadian researcher, educator, and board-certified clinical psychologist who has worked in sexual violence prevention in hospital, correctional, and private practice settings for more than 35 years. Robin has published and presented internationally on the assessment, treatment, and risk management of social and sexual psychopathology. Robin maintains an international practice in clinical and consulting psychology based in Sarasota, Florida, and is an Assistant Clinical Professor (Adjunct) of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. Robin’s current interests are focused on collaborative models of risk management and restoration as persons of risk are transitioned from institutional to community settings, in addition to ensuring responsive clinical and supervisory service delivery for individuals with special needs.
Jody Plauche’ from Baton Rouge, La., made national headlines in March 1984 when he was abducted by his karate teacher and taken 2,000 miles away from home to Los Angeles, Ca. FBI officials rescued Jody and his abductor was arrested. Upon his karate teacher’s return, Jody’s father Gary, shot and killed him. The shooting was captured by WBRZ news crew, a local ABC affiliate.
Jody obtained his bachelor’s degree in General Studies from Louisiana State University with minors in Psychology, Speech Communications, and Philosophy. Jody has worked in the field of violence prevention since 1995. While attending Louisiana State University, he served on the executive board for Men Against Violence, a campus organization aimed at preventing campus violence, including sexual assault and other physical violence.
For seven years, Jody worked at Victim Services Center of Montgomery County, a comprehensive crime victim center in Norristown, PA. At Victim Services , Jody worked as a sexual assault counselor as well as a prevention educator, and eventually became the Supervisor of Community Education Programs. Jody provided crisis intervention to sexual assault victims on the agency’s 24-hour crisis hotline as well as in person support at hospitals and police stations. He facilitated sexual violence risk reduction programs to students ranging from pre-K through college age. Jody also presented numerous professional training sessions for police officers, hospital staff, parents, and school administrators.
Jody has also co-facilitated a workshop at the PCCD’s Pathways for Crime Victims conference. In October 2002, he attended The White House Conference on Missing, Exploited, and Runaway Children, in Washington, D.C. featuring Colin Powell and President George W. Bush. While in Pennsylvania, Jody served on the state-wide Men Against Sexual Violence Committee. In 2004, he was named the Survivor/Activist of the Year by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency.
Jody has shared his personal story as well as his knowledge about working with survivors of sexual assault on numerous TV shows including: Geraldo (1991, 1993, 1996), Now it can be Told (1991), Maury Povich (1993, 1996), Oprah (1995), Leeza (1995), Real TV (1996), The Montel Williams Show (1997, 2005), The John Walsh Show (2002, 2003), CNN’s Connie Chung Tonight (2003), ABC World New’s Tonight, ESPN’s E:60 (2013) and has done several interviews for local papers and local television stations, as well as several radio interviews.
Currently, Jody presents professional and college trainings about sexual violence risk reduction throughout the country.
Deputy Mike Barnett asked Gary Plauché, “Why, Gary? Gary, why?” seconds after television cameras recorded Gary shooting and killing karate instructor Jeff Doucet, who had raped, molested, and kidnapped Gary’s son Jody. Now, thirty-five years later, Jody Plauché answers the deputy’s question on behalf of his late father and explores the story of his molestation, kidnapping, and survival. He unveils the sly tactics that child predators often use so that he can better inform parents of the potential signs that a person might harm their child. Through his own incredible story of using his past for good by helping others, he shares how any reader who has suffered great trauma can move on and not let the past define him or her. You have the potential to overcome negativity and redefine your own story.
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Mike Fatula began his employment with the Virginia Department of Corrections in December 2016 when he was hired as a District Mental Health Clinician, working with District 40 (Fincastle), District 39 (Harrisonburg), District 12 (Staunton), Harrisonburg CCAP and Cold Springs CCAP.
In January, 2021, he was promoted to Statewide Medication Assisted Treatment Coordinator where he oversaw all projects and initiatives related to Medication Assisted Treatment within the VADOC. Additionally in this role, he supervised the Peer Recovery Specialist initiative, the Narcan take home program, and many aspects related to the federal State Opioid Response (SOR) grant.
In April, 2022, he was promoted to Statewide Substance Use Disorder Program Manager where he reviews and implements best practices in corrections specific to SUD. This includes but is not limited to Medication Assisted Treatment, Peer Recovery Specialist initiatives, direct service SUD programming, clinical supervision, and multiple SUD contracts and grants.
Mr. Fatula is a Licensed Professional Counselor, clinical licensure supervisor, and a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor. He has extensive experience working in community-based mental health and substance use disorder treatment at multiple Community Services Boards and with the Virginia Department of Corrections. He volunteers with the Knights of Columbus and is the Vice President of the Board of Directors at the Highland Medical Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in Monterey, Virginia.
He enjoys raising chickens, gardening, bird watching and the omnipotent beauty of the Shenandoah Valley where he resides with his family of four.
Chasing the Dragon: The Disease of Addiction
Monica is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Certified Sex Offender Treatment Provider (CSOTP). She obtained her Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from James Madison University. Monica began facilitating sex offender treatment working with adolescents at Beaumont Juvenile Correctional Center. She later transitioned to adult treatment services as the Mental Health Department Supervisor at Powhatan and Lunenburg Correctional Centers. She received further specialized training in the treatment of sexual offenders classified as Sexually Violent Predators at the Virginia Center for Behavioral Rehabilitation (VCBR). Currently, Monica is the owner of Good Life Counseling, LLC, and works in conjunction with the Virginia Department of Corrections to provide community-based assessments and treatment to over 300 probationers across Central and Eastern Virginia.
What's New in Community Sex Offender Treatment: Integrating Good Lives and Why it's Valuable to Probation and Parole
This presentation will provide Probation and Parole Officers an overview of current community Sex Offender Treatment and how it has evolved with changes in best clinical practice. Core treatment assignments will be reviewed, as well as how Probation and Parole and Treatment providers integrate Risk-Needs-Responsivity, the Regulation/Pathways model, and the Relapse Prevention model within a Good Lives Model framework. Discussion will also address how PO's can collaborate with treatment when creating SMART case plans for a more cohesive continuum of care.
William “Wally” Scott, Ph.D. (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Counselor Education. He has worked in the counseling field for over 30 years in various professional settings (e.g., Social Services, residential care, community mental health, court services and family services).
Dr. Scott is both licensed as a Professional Counselor and Marriage and Family Therapist in Virginia. He is a Clinical Fellow and an Approved Supervisor for the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). He served on the Virginia Board of Professional Counselors for two terms between 2006 and 2014. He has served in other professional positions for the Virginia Association for Marriage and Family Counselors (VAMFC), Virginia Association for Marriage and Family Therapists (VAMFT), and the Healing Story Alliance (HAS). Dr. Scott has regularly presented at international (Poland, Finland, Netherlands, Canada, Portugal, Panama), national, state, and local conferences and workshops, and has routinely consulted with organizations in the Roanoke and New River Valley areas.
Dr. Scott has been involved in the supervision, education, and training of students and professionals for over 25 years. Prior to joining the Counselor Education Department in 2003, he was an adjunct professor in the School of Social Work, Counseling Psychology and Counselor Education departments. Additionally, he served for nearly two years as the Director of the Center for Counseling and Student Development at Radford University. Dr. Scott’s teaching and research interests include narrative, collaborative, post-modern and systemic counseling approaches; use of technology in counseling and supervision; crisis and trauma counseling; community mental health; practicum and internship supervision.
He is the father of three adult children; his hobbies include hiking, biking, music, and travel. He has recently been on missions’ trips to Costa Rica and Nicaragua and was a volunteer for the Royal Family Kids Camp in Huntington, West Virginia.