Child Abuse: Answering the Call

Start Time/Date: 9:00 AM Tuesday, November 19, 2019
End Time/Date: 4:30 PM Wednesday, November 20, 2019
ADDRESS: The English Inn
677 S. Michigan Rd.
Just south of Lansing
CITY: Eaton Rapids, MI 48827

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Specialized Child Abuse Training

Answering the Call: Experts in Action

November 19 & 20, 2019
The English Inn

 677 S. Michigan Ave.

 Eaton Rapids, MI
(517) 663-2500

The Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan, Child Abuse Training Services Program, in cooperation with the Prosecuting Attorneys Coordinating Council, and the Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) is pleased to present a state-wide, cross-professional Specialized Child Abuse Conference.  

Come join us for a conference that will include current topics that will renew your dedication to helping Michigan's children. Descend into the world of an undercover pedophile, explore the depths of the deep web, learn how to Stop the Bleed, put on your investigative cap and learn how to identify Child Sexually Abusive Material and more.  This one of a kind training offers you the opportunity to choose your path of learning, attend one, or all of these amazing sessions.  

This conference will include (subject to change):  *Undercover as a Pedophile: Six Years in Their Shoes, Dangers of the Deep Web, *
Physical Child Abuse Injury Reconstruction Techniques, STOP the Bleed, Child Exploitation, and more! Session descriptions below.


There is no registration fee or charge for materials for this conference for our target audience.  This includes law enforcement, CPS /DHHS child abuse professionals, CAC forensic interviewers, prosecutors & APAs, & when space allows, those who are involved with child abuse investigations or prosecution.  Attendees are responsible for overnight accommodations, transportation, meals, and other incidental costs.

Complete your registration online at or by filling out the attached registration form and faxing it to the Prosecuting Attorneys Association of MI, Child Abuse Training Services office at 517-334-6787 by Nov 8, 2019.  


Hotel Information


Overnight accommodations (limited quantity) are available at the English Inn.

You may book directly with the English Inn at (517)663-2500They will offer a special rate for seminar attendees.  The rates for this conference are $85.00 per night.  You must mention you are with the Prosecuting Attorneys Association to receive these rates. 

Room block is only guaranteed until October 18, 2019.


Session Information


*Physical Child Abuse Injury Reconstruction Techniques

Robert Hugh Farley MS presents an intensive training seminar that will focus on non-accidental injuries inflicted on children. The seminar will emphasize the specific techniques that may be used by the investigator in the assessment, investigation and reconstruction of cases involving soft tissue injuries such as bruises, lacerations and burns. In addition, the various weapons utilized by the offender in child abuse situations will also be identified and discussed. The seminar will also address the circumstances and evaluation of deprived and neglected children. Lastly, the curriculum offers case illustrations that encourage hands on participation by the student.

*Undercover as a Pedophile: Six Years in Their Shoes

The term child molester is fairly common and is frequently used by the public. Robert Hugh Farley MS, who worked undercover as a pedophile for six years, in a federal strike force, in a three-state area, presents an eye opening seminar that explores the distorted world, the rationalizations and the behavioral dynamics of those individuals who sexually abuse children. The seminar will identify and then discuss the methodologies and seduction techniques employed by the pedophile, the situational child molester, the preferential child molester and the technology facilitated child sexual predator. Lastly, the seminar examines the topics of child erotica, child pornography, trophies and their use by the child molester.

Stop the Bleed” Basic Bleeding Control Course

A leading cause of preventable death from trauma is blood loss in the initial post-injury minutes, before trained medical responders arrive on the scene.  “Stop the Bleed” is a national initiative that trains the public how to recognize and respond with life-saving emergency bleeding control techniques.  Professionals with a first responder, law enforcement, or healthcare background are also eligible to become Stop the Bleed Instructors and bring this program to their schools and communities.

About the Presenters


Robert Hugh Farley MS, the principal of Farley International, was the commanding officer of the Cook County Sheriff’s Police, Child Exploitation Unit in Chicago. As a highly decorated Detective, Unit Supervisor and Deputy U.S. Marshal he has had over 28 years’ experience investigating and supervising all aspects of child abuse crimes from sexual abuse to child homicide. As an internationally recognized expert, consultant, author and instructor in child abuse investigation techniques he has conducted thousands of child abuse investigation training seminars for the U.S. Department of Justice and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in all 50 of the United States and in 22 different countries for INTERPOL. In 2007, he supervised the child sexual abuse investigation at Oprah Winfrey’s School for Girls in South Africa In 2011, he was the first police officer to conduct child abuse training for the clergy in the Vatican – Rome. In 2012, he collaborated with the Boys Scouts of America following the court ordered release of the ineligible volunteer or so called “perversion files.” In 2015 and 2018 he returned back to Rome to conduct additional training for the clergy in the Vatican.

Karla Klas, BSN, RN, CCRP manages the University of Michigan Trauma Burn Center's nationally acclaimed community and family-centered injury prevention programs. Her 27-year distinguished career in critical care burn/trauma nursing, trauma program management, research, public education, professional development training, and injury prevention has produced numerous journal publications, textbook chapters and grant awards. She has attained multiple specialty certifications, and leadership appointments to committees devoted to injury control. An award-winning educator, speaker, and author, Karla also mentors at-risk youth, volunteers in survivor support programs, and enjoys all kinds of outdoor adventures with her family.