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CASA’s CPI Project: Helping Bring Together Child Welfare and Domestic Violence Experts

Friday, October 28, 2016


CASA (Community Action Stops Abuse) Presents:

CASA’s CPI Project:  Helping Bring Together Child Welfare and Domestic Violence Experts

When: 8am – Noon, Friday, October 28, 2016
Where: Pinellas County Justice Center, 14520 49th St N, Room #1900,

RSVP to Melissa Trainum Harper, CASA, at (727) 409-4220 via phone or TEXT.



8:00-8:15  Introductions
8:15-9:15  Treasure Montana, CPID, Is removal necessary?
9:15-9:30  Break
9:30-10:30 Susan and Matt McMillan, Batterer Accountability
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-12:00 Nicole Sawyer, FCADV, Working Together


Treasure Montana, Child Protection Investigation Division (CPID) - When is removal necessary in a DV situation and How is it processed through the Florida Safety Practice Model

Treasure Montana has 20 years’ experience in Child Welfare with 17 years at the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.  She has been actively involved with the Pinellas County Domestic Violence Task Force for 8 years as a trainer.  She is a Certified Child Welfare Trainer, Child Protection Investigator and Super Safety Practice Expert in the Florida Practice Model.


Susan McMillan, LMHC, CAP and Matt McMillan -  Domestic Abuse Intervention Project/Men’s Work (a former police officer and prosecutor; and a former victim, licensed psychotherapist and jury trial consultant) will engage the audience by sharing their personal and professional experiences in a dynamic fashion that impresses a new-found understanding regarding the myths and realities of domestic violence, the children it ruins, and how this tragic and perplexing interdependence within our society affects us all.


Nicole Sawyer, Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence (FCADV) - How Child Welfare and Its Community Partners Can Work Together  Nicole Sawyer is a Child Welfare Training Specialist for the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence (FCADV).  She is responsible for the successful coordination of FCADV’s CPI Project, the Linguistic and Culturally Specific Services CPI Project and FCADV’s Child Welfare Initiative.  As an expert in the intersection of domestic violence and child welfare, Nicole serves as a resource for FCADV regional committees, appropriate caucuses and a collaborator on projects and events.


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