May 1-4, 2019

Plenary Speakers 
Travel Information

The Annual Conference will begin on Wednesday, May 1, at the ILC Center in Richmond, VA. The first session begins after dinner at 6:00pm, and continues until 8:00pm. The conference will run until 12:00pm on Saturday, May 4, 2019.  Participants are welcome to check in after 2 pm on Wednesday, May 1, and check out on the morning of Sunday, May 5.

*VENDORS: Vendors interested in displaying their services and materials related to child protection at the 2019 Annual Conference are encouraged to contact [email protected] for details.

Plenary Speakers

CSPN is pleased to have several remarkable speakers presenting at the US 2019 Annual Conference this year.

Dr. R. P. Ascano:

Dr. Ascano holds two masters degrees and two doctorates – Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Post-doctorate in Forensic Psychology, and Doctor of Practical Ministry. He is a Fellow of the American College of Forensic Psychology and Fellow of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress. For 33 years, he was an Assistant Clinical Professor of Forensic Psychiatry and a Forensic Training Director at a community mental health center. For the past 18 years, he has provided consultation to several mission organizations. Dr. Ascano has provided consultation to child protection investigators and to county attorneys/prosecutors in prosecuting child maltreatment offenders and in analyzing the validity of investigative interviews, as well as performing forensic risk assessments of alleged child abuse offenders.  

A. R. Ascano:

A. R. Ascano is licensed attorney in North Dakota, South Dakota, and Oregon. She also holds a MS in Clinical Psychology (licensed as a counselor) and is part way through a PhD in Developmental Psychology. Her clinical practice is focused on evidenced based therapeutic intervention for children under the age of 12. She has completed approximately 1000 investigative interviews as it pertains to child maltreatment cases, as well as reviews of child interview transcripts.

Jonathan (Jon) Fadely:

Jon grew up in Liberia, West Africa, the son of Methodist missionaries. He graduated from Texas A&M University at Galveston in 1982 and began a career in the U.S. Merchant Marine. In 1984 he married Angie (Staats); they settled in Houston and were blessed with three children: Annie, Lauren, and Nick. In 1992, the “Fadely Five” joined Mercy Ships, living and working on board the ships, bringing hope and healing to people in Africa, America and Asia. Jon served as Captain on two ships and Angie served as the Human Resources Manager. In 2003, the Fadelys moved ashore to work at Mercy Ships International Support Center in Garden Valley, Texas. Jon has served as Maritime Safety Manager, Director of Marine Operations, Quality Manager, Marine Safety Instructor and occasionally Relief Captain. Currently he is the Risk and Compliance Officer and Child Safety Manager for Mercy Ships. Jon is also a member of Toastmasters International and the American Society for Quality.

David Floge:

David has been working as a counselor with children since 1998. He is married to Inger, and they have three children whose ages range from 18-15. In 2015 David joined the Pioneers Orlando team as Family Counselor. Previous to that, the Floges called Thailand home for twelve years. For ten of the years they lived in Thailand, David worked at and became the director of The Well Member Care Center in Chiang Mai. David is a LPCA with a Certificate in Play Therapy (UNCC) in the state of North Carolina. David specializes in children and families dealing with: transition, grief and loss, behavioral issues, child safety issues and abuse, and adoptive family issues among others.

Jason Hazell:

Jason has been a member with SIM International for the last 12 years, and was a short term missionary 24 years ago. He served in Niger, West Africa for 6 years with his wife and two boys, teaching in a bible school. Before serving in SIM, he was a senior Child Protection caseworker in Australia. He is now using his knowledge and passion for child safety, to facilitate the Child Safety program for SIM International. He is currently the SIM International Child Safety Coordinator, working remotely from his home base, Sydney, Australia. He is also serving on the CSPN board.

Theresa Sidebotham:

Theresa Sidebotham is an attorney with Telios Law (telioslaw.com) and a member of Beyond. She grew up as an MK in urban West Java and worked in West Sumatra. Theresa serves missions, churches and ministries on issues including child protection, employment, crisis management, and religious liberties. She is legal counsel to numerous missions, supporting effective policies and investigations in child protection, sexual harassment, and other risk areas. In doing so, she addresses the multiple values of improving organizational policy, prevention, helping those who have been harmed, member care, and minimizing exposure to possible litigation.


International Mission Board (IMB)
International Learning Center (ILC)
16492 MLC Lane
Rockville, VA 23146

The ILC General Number: 804-749-3030 during business hours; 804-337-8808 after business hours.

When buying airline tickets, please be aware that the ILC is approximately 45 minutes away from Richmond International Airport.

Important Reminders Regarding the Venue

  1. ILC is a smoke-free facility.
  2. No pets allowed on property.

Room & Board
The cost per person per night is $65 for room and board. For those who live in the area and are attending the conference, a flat rate of $100 will be charged for meals for the whole conference.

The ILC rooms are private and equipped with full baths, towels, and bedding with 2 single beds per room. Lodging is available Monday or Tuesday night through Thursday or Friday night, with morning check outs.

All meals are cafeteria style, with a wide variety of healthy, delicious food options. Breakfast is from 7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Lunch is from 12:00-1:00 p.m. and dinner is from 5:00-6:00 p.m.

**Note: Breakfast on Sunday differs slightly than on weekdays: 8:00-9:00am.

Guest Information at ILC

Name Badges

Name badges must be worn at all times on the lLC campus. They will be provided upon arrival, and they will also serve as your meal pass in the dining room.

No photographs may be taken of IMB personnel going through orientation without their prior permission.

Internet Access
The email address you provided during registration will be your user name. Further directions will be made available upon your arrival at the ILC.

Travel Information

The ILC is approximately 32 miles NW of Richmond International Airport [RIC]. On good traffic days, it takes approximately 45 minutes to/from airport. Please factor this in when purchasing airline tickets.

You will be responsible for setting up your own transportation from the airport to the conference site. Below is listed information for Taxis and Car Rentals. To view other prearranged services please go to the Richmond airport site.

Like most large cities, Richmond offers a reliable and affordable taxi service. You can find taxis at the airport in the center section of the lower level curbside, adjacent to the North and South parking garages (follow the Ground Transportation signs). Service runs from first flight departure to last flight arrival. Each listed operator offers wheelchair-accessible vehicles. All of the taxis below can be reserved ahead of time or taken at the time of arrival. All taxi providers below have a rate of $2.50 per mile. For more information, please contact any of the following companies:

Airport Taxi: 804-233-4444
Galaxy Cab Co.: 804-560-4408
Richmond Flyer Taxi: 804-914-5544

Car Rental
If you plan on renting a car and driving to the conference site, directions from Richmond International Airport (RIC) to the ILC can be found below. The trip can take about 45 minutes depending on traffic and the route you take. Below is the link to rental car companies located at the airport, courtesy of the Richmond International Airport website:

Richmond International Airport: Rental Cars

Driving Directions to ILC
Richmond International Airport to the ILC (16492 MLC Lane, Rockville, VA 23146):

Check-in at ILC

As you approach the ILC, you will go through a security check point. Please inform the security guard that you are arriving for the “Child Safety Conference”. He/she will then direct you on where to go.


Please click here for a .pdf of the 2019 schedule.

Wednesday, May 1
5:00 - 6:00 pm    DINNER - Dining Room
6:00 – 7:00 pm   Welcome and Worship
7:00 – 8:00 pm   Plenary Session 1: The Broad Picture of RISK! (Jason Hazell)

Thursday, May 2
7:00 – 7:45 am   BREAKFAST - Dining Room
8.00 – 9.00 am   Devotions, Worship, and Spotlight on CSPN Executive Assistant
9:00 – 10:00 am  Plenary Session 2: Who Sexually Harms Children? (Dr. Ascano)
10:00 – 10:30 am  BREAK - Lobby Area
10:30 – 11:30 am  Workshops: Session One
    a. Human Resources and Leadership: When to interview and when not to! Knowing your organizational capacity. (Randy Coffman)
    b. Member Care: Walk Alongside Member Care. How to provide care during a response. (Brian McGeever)
    c. Risk: Risk and Responding to Neglect! (Jason Hazell)
12:00 – 1:00 pm  LUNCH - Dining Room
1:00 – 1:15 pm  Spotlight on Rift Valley Academy's CS Improvement Program (Bobbie Grimes)
1:15 – 2:15 pm  Plenary Session 3: Social Liability – Organizational RISK! (Theresa Sidebotham)
2:15 – 2.30 pm  Spotlight on Grassroots CS Program Development in AIM (Cath Swanson)
2.30 – 3:00 pm  BREAK - Lobby Area
3:00 – 4:00 pm  Workshops: Session Two
    a. Human Resources and Leadership: Data Security and Child Safety Programs. Knowing your organizational responsibilities. (Josh Brower)
    b. Member Care: Developing an effective Follow Up Care Plan. (David Floge)
    c. Risk: Risk Assessment! Developing tools for effective organizational Risk Assessment by creating a risk aware culture. (Jon Fadely) 
4.00 – 4.45  Table Groups and Processing Time, led by the Board
5:00 – 6:00 pm  DINNER - Dining Room
6:15 – 6.30 pm  Worship 
6:30 – 8:00 pm  Panel One: RISK of the ‘Culture’ of your organization. (Jason Hazell)

Friday, May 3
7:00 – 7:45 am  BREAKFAST - Dining Room
8.00 – 9.00 am  Worship and Spotlight on Managing Child-on-Child Reports in PNG (Joe and Pat Chell)
9:00 – 10:00 am  Plenary Session 4: Denying RISK – Why we don’t respond well! Raising Awareness. (David Floge) 
10:00 – 10:30 am  BREAK Lobby Area
10:30 – 11:30 am  Workshops: Session Three
    a. Human Resources and Leadership Assessment:  Screening of Members/Knowing what to look for and building an effective screening process. (Dr. Ascano)
    b. Member Care: The Liberation of Lament: An Exercise in Self Care for Child Safety Workers. (Phil Morrison)
    c. RiskRisk of Educational Neglect! What is our organizational responsibility to respond to this growing risk? (Joahna Koning)
12:00 – 1:00 pm  LUNCH - Dining Room
1:00 – 1:15 pm  Spotlight on Program Essentials--NEW Training Program Fall 2019 (Jason Hazell and Nikki Aldum)
1:15 – 2:15 pm  Plenary Session 5: Responding to RISK through Education. (Jon Fadely) 
2:15 – 2.30 pm  Spotlight on Black Forest Academy's High School CS Awareness Program (Bronwen Coe)
2.30 – 3:00 pm  BREAK - Lobby Area
3:00 – 4:00 pm  Workshops: Session Four
    a. Human Resources and Leadership:  Evaluating your Child Safety Program, using the CSPN Elements. (Nikki Aldum)
    b. Member Care: Walk Alongside Member Care: Complex Trauma, Trauma-attachment, Aggression and Suicide Triage  (Dr. Ascano)
    c. Risk: Legal Risk! Knowing the Responsibilities … (Theresa Sidebotham)
4.00 – 4.45  Table Groups and Processing Time, led by the Board. 
5:00 – 6:00 pm  DINNER - Dining Room
6:15 – 6.30 pm  Worship 
6:30 – 7.30 pm  CSPN Annual General Meeting for all members
7.30 – ? pm  Dessert - Lobby Area

Saturday, May 4
7:00 – 7:45 am  BREAKFAST - Dining Room
8.00 – 9.00 am  Devotions, Worship and Spotlight on SEND's CS Awareness Program for young children (Teena Embaugh) 
9:00 – 10:00 am  Panel Two: RISK and all related topics. (Tom Hardeman)
10:00 – 10:30 am  BREAK
10:45 – 11:45 am  Closing Plenary Session 6: Interactive Board Led Wrap Up - Responding to RISK through collaboration and networking 
12:00 – 1:00 pm  LUNCH - Dining Room


Early Registration – Through January 15, 2019 US $125
Standard Registration – After January 16 to April 5th, 2019 US $150
Room & Board per person per night US $65*
“Commuter” meals during the conference US $100
Non-CSPN Member added fee US $100


Please note that the registration slot is only held when payment is received.  Payment is expected within two weeks of registration or registration may be cancelled. The cancellation fee is $100. Registration can be transferred to another individual for a fee of $50.

Payment can be made by credit card at the time of registration or by check made out to CSPN and mailed to:

Child Safety Protection Network
PO Box 93
Bausman, PA 17504, USA

*Single Rooms
Due to limited housing single rooms will only be available to individuals who have a medical need or other special need requiring a single room as follows:

  1. Medical reason
  2. Sleep apnea machine
  3. Immediately prior overseas travel causing jet lag sleep issues
  4. Other, please explain fully

If you have one of these conditions, you can request a single room on your registration.

Please note that you should receive a confirmation email once your registration is complete. If you do not receive one, please contact CSPN's Executive Assistant at [email protected]

This Registration is now Closed!