31st Annual “Pathways to Prevention” Child Abuse Prevention Conference


The Raise Foundation and collaborative sponsor California Southern University are teaming to offer the 31st Annual “Pathways to Prevention” Conference to inspire and equip professionals in fields related to the safety and  wellness of children. The purpose of the Conference is to educate a variety of human services professionals and community members on topics related to keeping kids safe, healthy and happy!


Featuring Keynote and Opening Plenary Speaker:

Dean Virginia Suveiu, Esq.

School of Regulatory Compliance and Risk Management

California Southern University

“Risk Management 101: Introduction to Risk, Compliance and Ethics”


Breakout Sessions Include:

Risk Management 201: Effective and Efficient Application of Risk Management with Dean Virginia Suveiu, Esq.

Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Resilience: with Western Youth Services

Restoring Safety and Promoting Healing– A Systems Approach with Dr. Kathryn Hamel and Dr. Gia Hamilton

Disassociation as the Hidden Obstacle with Kevin Connors, MS, MFT

Substance Use Disorders and the Family with Dr. Melody Bacon from Chicago School of Psychology

First Responders’ Path with Detective Nasario Solis

Trauma Informed Care with Dr. Mirsad Serdarevic from Chicago School of Psychology

Cultural Issues and Abuse with Dr. Mark Dearing


Other Topics to Include: Youth and Teen Suicide Prevention, Supporting Youth in Crisis, Core Practice Models and More!


Register at: https://pathways2preventionconference.eventbrite.com


*Complimentary parking and lunch will be provided.

*CEUs to be provided to Plenary and Breakout Session Attendees*

If you or your agency is part of the Prevent Child Abuse Network, please contact Program Director Gary Taylor at [email protected] for more information and a group discount rate.


Conference Information:

Date: Friday, June 28th
Time: 7:30-6:00pm
Where: UCI Student Center and Event Services
311 W Peltason Dr, Irvine CA 92697
Cost: $40



7:30AM: Registration Open, Light Breakfast and Refreshments Served, Information Tables Expo
9:00AM-10:15AM: Welcome, Opening and Keynote with Dean Suvieu (Pacific Ballroom D)
10:30AM-12:00PM: Morning Breakout Sessions (Doheny Beach ABCD, Emerald Bay ABC)
12:15PM-12:45PM: Lunch Break, Information Tables Expo (Pacific Ballroom C)
12:45PM-2:00PM: Core Practice Model Plenary with Gary Taylor Sr. (Pacific Ballroom D)
2:15PM-3:45PM: Afternoon Breakout Sessions (Doheny Beach ABCD, Emerald Bay ABC)
4:00PM-5:15PM: Closing Plenary and Call to Action with Dean Suvieu (Pacific Ballroom D)
5:15PM-6:00PM: Speaker Reception (Pacific Ballroom C)