Beebe Medical Center Conference on Sexual Predators Experiencing Strong Interest
Reservations are coming in quickly for Beebe Medical Center's one-day conference entitled "Sexual Predators: Recreational Sexual Violence," to take place May 23 at the University of Delaware Virden Center in Lewes.
The conference, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., is geared for those statewide who assist victims of sexual assault, who work to prevent sexual assault and who apprehend and convict offenders, including police and other law enforcement, medical staff and sexual assault advocates.
Featured speaker is Michael R. Napier, Vice President of The Academy Group, Inc., an organization of consultants that work with law enforcement and the private sector in situations of violent crime such as, kidnapping, homicide, workplace violence, crisis/hostage negotiations and terrorism.
Mr. Napier is a violent crime consultant and former special agent and supervisory special agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation with 28 years of experience. His experience includes assignments with the FBI's Critical Incident Response Group, and the National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime.
Mr. Napier's focus at the conference will be to give attendees a better understanding of the psychology of a sexual predator and the predator's criteria for victim selection, as well as insights into interviewing a sexual predator. He will discuss case examples.
"Our goal is to provide continuing education and training for those professionals throughout Delaware who deal with victims of sexual assault,'' says Cheri Will, S.A.N.E./Domestic Violence Coordinator at Beebe Medical Center.
The S.A.N.E. (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners) program at Beebe Medical Center's Emergency Department provides coordinated, timely, comprehensive and compassionate care to victims of sexual assault. The specially trained forensic nurses work with the Attorney General's office to prosecute offenders and those who falsely accuse. They also work to prevent and intervene in child and elder abuse cases.
Rape, a form of sexual assault, is the most underreported crime in the United States. At Beebe Medical Center, 75 percent of sexual assault patients are under the age of 18.
There is no charge for the conference but attendees must register by May 10 with Sharon Fried of the Beebe Medical Center Education Department at (302) 645-3248. The conference is being sponsored in part by Verizon Delaware, which works in partnership with nonprofits to prevent domestic violence, raise awareness of the issue, and help victims.
Beebe Medical Center is a not-for-profit community medical center with a mission to encourage healthy living, prevent illness, and restore optimal health with the people residing, working, or visiting in the communities we serve. For more information, please visit us online at www.beebemed.org