THANK YOU to everyone who made the conference a success - the presenters, participants, technical support people, and organizers.

You can now listen to the recordings and download the presentations. They will be available for 4 months after the conference is finished.


In order to listen to the sessions, you will need to:

  • Be sure to have Java loaded on to your computer (you can download it from the Java website; many computers already have it).
  • Have headphones.
  • In order to get into each session, go to selected links in the last column on the table below to access the recording.
  • Once there, log in as a guest using your email and your full name (first and last).
  • When the session page is initializing, please make sure your pop up blockers are off. If a pop up block message comes up, right click on the pop up (at the top of the Initializing page) and select Dowload This File. BE QUICK WHEN DOING THIS because the page quickly then flips back to the Deakin meeting list - you can close this once it pops up. Give the Java Program time to load, then the Eluminate program - this may take up to 10 mins the first time it loads on your computer, but will load very quickly subsequent times. If the program doesn't load within 5 minutes, then you have a problem. If you would like to get techincal support on how to make Eluminate run on your computer in order to listen to the recordings (and you didn't attend the conference or were not able to get into the conference on the day), go to the technical support page and troubleshoot problems using the guide there and/or call the Eluminate tech support people in your country (available in Australia and North America) or get live online support. Then come back to this page to log in.
  • The overheads for the presentations can be saved once you are in the session by going to File in the top left corner of the page, fo down to save, then whiteboard, and when you save, be sure to select PDF, and whiteboard files are difficult to open. You can save the overheads at any time during the presentation.
  • If, after all this you are unable to get on, please email to arrange for some technical support (either call or skype or email support may be provided) or call mobile (within Australia) 0425763112.

9:00 –9:20am
Welcome and orientation to conference electronic platform “Eluminate”

Kathy Prentice and Georgia Babatsikos
Phoenix House, Australia, and Deakin University, Australia
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9:20 –9:50am
Grounding Prevention: Connecting to the Reality of our Stories

Joan Tabachnick
recording included in above session
10:00 -10:50am
Breakout 1A
Stop It Now! Research and Evaluation Results of 12 Years of Programming
Primary, Secondary
Deborah Donovan Rice and Terry Amick
Stop It Now! USA
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Breakout 1B

11:00 -11:50am
Breakout 2A
Online strategies for child sexual abuse prevention: Development and use of an interactive online tool.
Primary, New Technology
Sarita Hudson
Stop It Now! USA
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Breakout 2B
Working with men who have experienced childhood sexual abuse: Challenges and opportunities
Secondary, Tertiary
Gary Foster
Living Well/ Spritus, Australia
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11:50am– 12:20pm


12:20 – 1:10pm
Breakout 3A
Ditto’s Keep Safe Adventure: Empowering Children and Communities
Carol Ronken
Bravehearts, Australia
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Breakout 3B
‘I can’t take it anymore, I’m going to kill myself on Tuesday’ - Delivering Sexual Assault Information to Youth Using New Technologies
New Technology
Carolyn Worth
South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault (SECASA), Australia
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1:20pm – 2:10pm
Breakout 4A
Worlds Apart: How Social Networking Technologies Blur the Boundaries Between Sexual Assault Prevention and Perpetration
New Technology
Kate Rohdenburg and Christina Stoltz
WISE, USA and Sezim, Kyrgyz Republic
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Breakout 4B
‘What I hear I forget, what I see I remember, what I do I understand’ - Equine Assisted Therapy Program (EAT) for adults, families, young people and children who have been affected by sexual, physical and/or emotional abuse.
Secondary, Tertiary
Helena Botros
Phoenix House, Australia
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Breakout 5A
Grounded Theory on How Parents Manage the Risk of Child Sexual Abuse – Findings from PhD Research
Primary, Secondary
Georgia Babatsikos
James Cook University/Deakin University, Australia
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Breakout 5B
Bumblebees Therapeutic Preschool
Secondary, Tertiary
Katrina Holz
Phoenix House, Australia
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Future Directions: Risks and Strategies

Gail Ryan
Kempe Children’s Hospital, USA
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3:50 -4:00pm
Closing/ Evaluation

Kathy Prentice and Georgia Babatsikos
Phoenix House, Australia, and Deakin University, Australia
Included in Keynote recording for Gail Ryan above
Conference Agenda Updated March 10, 2010.


AMICK, Terry

Terry Amick, M.P.H. is an evaluation consultant for human service programs at the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute and for Stop It Now! He received his M.P.H. in Health Promotion from San Diego State University (1986) and completed a B.S. in Community Development at the University of California, Davis (1974). Mr. Amick’s background is in all aspects of survey research including planning, instrument construction, data collection and management, and data analysis. His content specialties include substance abuse prevention, smoking cessation, youth bullying and violence prevention, problem gambling treatment, co-occurring disorders in the homeless, child sexual abuse prevention, risk reduction for HIV/AIDS, stages of change, and social marketing. Previous positions include Research Manager for the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute and Research Coordinator for the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine. He has 24 years of experience working on a range of projects from large multi-site research projects to local community-based program evaluations. Email:


Georgia Babatsikos is currently a lecturer in health promotion at the School of Health & Social Development, Deakin University, Australia
She is also in the process of completing her PhD at James Cook University, Cairns, Australia, on how parents manage the risk of child sexual abuse. She completed her Masters in Public Health, specializing in Health Promotion and Maternal and Child Health. She attended Tulane University (undergraduate and graduate) in New Orleans, USA, and worked for two state health departments in the USA (Colorado and Louisiana) developing health promotion programs. Her interests include the application of a public health prevention approach to child sexual abuse and parenting education for child sexual abuse prevention. Email:

BOTROS, Helena

Helena Botros has worked with children and young people since 1980, initially as a teacher/educator, and later as an Etopedist (specialist educator) at the Diagnostic Institution for Children with Challenging Behaviours in Czechoslovakia. After moving to Australia Helena worked as a FSO for the Department of Families for four years. For the past four and a half years she has worked as a counsellor/educator at Phoenix House Bundaberg, a specialist counselling service for children and adults who have been sexually abused/assaulted. Helena is a qualified Equine Therapist, has trained in natural horsemanship and is a certified mental health worker and equine specialist by EAGALA (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association). She has tertiary qualifications in psychology, sociology and pedagogy.


Deborah Donovan Rice is the Executive Director of Stop It Now! Prior work in the prevention of the sexual abuse of children includes: public policy and advocacy, program development/implementation on a national and state-wide basis. As an expressive arts therapist, she worked with adults, adolescents and children who had been impacted by sexual abuse. Deborah holds a Master’s degree in Dance/Movement Therapy from Antioch/New England Graduate School. Her work is informed by her experience of having been sexually abused. Email:

Foster, Gary

Dr Gary Foster’s
work and research interests centre on the problem of violence. He currently manages the LivingWell program and website which provides assistance to men who have experienced childhood sexual abuse and sexual assault. Gary’s doctoral thesis ‘Male Rape and the Government of Bodies’ examined the limits of current understandings and governmental responses to the problem of male rape. He has worked as a children’s counsellor and men’s worker responding to issues of family violence and child sexual abuse. Gary has taught at the University of Queensland in the areas of gender and sexuality, where he helped develop and present an advanced counselling subject in ‘Working with family violence’. He is interested in developing creative ways of training and talking that assist in building respectful relationships. Email:

HOLZ, Katrina

Katrina Holz is a qualified social worker who has worked in the field of sexual violence since 2003. She works with children, young people and adults who have experienced sexual abuse/assault at any stage in their lives. Katrina is the team leader in the Bumblebees Therapeutic Preschool, a programme of Phoenix House, Bundaberg. Katrina is skilled in individual and group counselling as well as community/school education. She uses a range of therapies based on an individual’s unique strengths and needs. Email:

HUDSON, Sarita

Sarita Hudson, Director of Public Engagement. Sarita joined Stop It Now! in 2004 where she facilitates collaborative relationships with individuals and organizations. Sarita also has primary responsibility for Stop It Now!’s website ( and training. She has presented trainings to regional, national and international audiences on topics ranging from child sexual abuse prevention and women’s issues to social justice education and theology. Her 20 years in the social change sector includes work with a legal services program in Texas, women’s rights groups in Washington DC and Mexico City, and Catholic Charities in Massachusetts. She has a BA in Spanish from Swarthmore College and a Master’s degree from Harvard Divinity School. Email:


Kate Rohdenburg is a graduate of Northeastern University, having studied media, culture, gender and society. For the past three years she has been the Education and Prevention Coordinator for WISE (New Hampshire and Vermont, USA)– a local program supporting victims/survivors and working to end gender based violence. She specializes in the cultural contexts of Men’s Violence Against Women, and the implications for real prevention. Recently she began the management and implementation of a community-based saturation level project for the primary prevention of sexual violence in a prominent Vermont community. Email:

Carol Ronken worked for seven years at Griffith University as a casual staff member and Associate Lecturer in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice before joining Bravehearts in early 2003. With a BA(Psych) and Masters in Social Research, Carol moved away from an academic life to work in an organisation that was dedicated to making a difference in the lives of those touched by child sexual assault. She now works as Bravehearts’ Research Manager and is focused on advocating for greater awareness and effective, proactive system responses. Email:

RYAN, Gail

Gail Ryan MA is a Program Director at the Kempe Center for Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect in Denver, and retired from the University of Colorado School of Medicine in September 2005. She continues part time as an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Dept of Pediatrics and is focusing on dissemination by teaching, writing, and training of trainers. She continues to teach a certificate course on treatment of juveniles who have sexually offended using this text. Ms Ryan has worked at the Kempe Center since 1975, has worked with abusive parents and abused children, and provided offense specific treatment for 11-17 year old males who had molested children for 20 years, working with Jeffrey Metzner, MD. Her primary interests have been in the correlation between early life experience and dysfunctional behavior with an emphasis on prevention of the development of sexually abusive behavior in ‘at-risk’ groups. She is Director of the Kempe Perpetration Prevention Program; Facilitator, National Adolescent Perpetration Network; Facilitated the National Task Force on Juvenile Sexual Offending (1987-1993), and is a Clinical Specialist for the Kempe Center's national resource center. Other publications include: Childhood Sexuality A guide for parents, and Web of Meaning: A developmental-contextual approach in sexual abuse treatment.. She is currently training trainers to use the Kempe curriculum: Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Perpetration Prevention in Childhood and Adolescence to train others in their own communities.

STOLTZ, Christina

A graduate of Dartmouth College with a Masters in Comparative Literature, Christina Stoltz is a sexual/domestic violence and human trafficking specialist who works as both a shelter coordinator and crisis intervention advocate in the United States, Russia, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan to implement crisis center reforms, to develop safe-house programs, and to organize international relief efforts. Having served in administrative, research, and direct-service capacities at various crisis centers, shelters, and prisons in the United States and abroad, Christina collaborates with a diverse team of international medical practitioners, law enforcement officials, and crisis specialists to provide emergency resources and problem-solving assistance to victim-survivors of domestic and sexual violence. As a 2008-2009 Fulbright scholar in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Christina utilized the innovative techniques and intervention methods she developed at the Women's Information Service ("WISE", Lebanon, NH), the Southeast State Correctional Facility (Windsor, VT), the Angel Coalition to Combat Human Trafficking (Moscow, RU), and the Sisters Sexual Assault Recovery Center (Moscow, RU) in her work as an emergency shelter coordinator at the Sezim Crisis Center (Bishkek, KG) and as an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the American University of Central Asia (Bishkek, KG). Today, Christina serves as an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the American University of Central Asia (Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan) and as a regional expert for UNIFEM (Dushanbe, Tajikistan), where she consultson the organization and implementation of a pilot program to address issues of women’s personal safety and economic security in market places and at cross-border points throughout Central Asia.


Joan Tabachnick is nationally recognized for her expertise in child sexual abuse prevention and social marketing. Over the 20 years, she has developed award winning educational materials and innovative programs including a recent NSVRC publication “Engaging Bystanders in Sexual Violence Prevention”. Her work has been recognized through invitations to join national expert panels, awards for her publications, and peer reviewed journal articles.

WORTH, Carolyn

Carolyn Worth has been the Manager of the South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault for 17 years. Prior to this position she worked in the Family Court of Australia for 8 ½ years as a Court Counsellor. She is the CASA Forum representative on the Statewide Advisory Committees for Family Violence and Sexual Assault and the Office of Child Safety Commissioner’s Consultative Group along with a number of other Statewide Committees. Ms Worth’s back ground was initially the Women’s Refuge Movement and violence against women. She is Social Work trained and has qualifications in business management. Email:

Page last updated March 16, 2010 by Georgia Babatsikos.