Join with NASW Region 2 for an important community discussion regarding the topic of sexual assault. This event will consist of a film screening of The Hunting Ground followed by panel discussions with local experts.
The Hunting Ground is a documentary that scrutinizes the gamut of sexual assaults at elite Ivy League, state universities, and small colleges, revealing an endemic system of institutional cover-ups, rationalizations, victim-blaming, and denial that creates perfect storm conditions for predators to prey with impunity. Weaving together verité footage and first-person testimonies, the film follows survivors as they pursue their education while fighting for justice — despite harsh retaliation, harassment and pushback at every level.
The film will begin at 3:30pm with a facilitated panel discussion from 5-6 pm.
The film screening is free for all attendees!
2.5 CEs will be available for licensed social workers (Free for NASW members, $20 for non-members).
- Amelia Siders Ph.D., LLP has been working in the mental health field since 1994. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan and completed her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego, California. She is a limited licensed psychologist. Dr. Siders specializes in assessment, treatment, and advocacy for children, adolescents, and adults with emotional, behavioral, trauma, and substance use disorders. She has been trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Trauma Incident Reduction, as well as several other trauma-informed interventions. Being part of the multidisciplinary team at the CAC means collaborating with legal, medical, juvenile justice professionals, educators, and social/human services agencies. The better communication people have who are involved with a client, the more effective and efficient services can be. Dr.Siders became passionate about working with children and families who have been affected by abuse when completing her internship at the Center for Child Protection in San Diego, California. She moved to Traverse City in 2004.
- Kyle Attwood joined the Grand Traverse County Prosecutor's Office as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in 2013. His primary duties currently involve handling various felony and misdemeanor related matters. Mr. Attwood earned his Juris Doctor Degree, magna cum laude, from Michigan State University's College of Law in2009. During law school, he completed internships with the Grand Traverse County Prosecutor's Office and the Michigan 13tn Circuit Court -Family Division, and was an Administrative Council member of the law school's Moot Court and Trial Advocacy Board. Mr. Attwood also holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Davenport University and an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Aviation - Flight Technology from Northwestern Michigan College. Immediately following law school graduation, Mr. Attwood completed a one-year judicial clerkship with Judge Michael J. Beale of the Michigan 42nd Circuit Court. Upon completion of the clerkship, Mr. Attwood moved back to Traverse City and worked as a civil litigator and general practitioner at a local law firm. In 20l2, he took an appointment as an Assistant Prosecutor in Kalkaska County, where he worked until accepting his current position.
- Detective Michael Matteucci has been with the Grand Traverse Sheriff's Office since 2005. For the past five years, he has been assigned to investigating sexual assault crimes. He has investigated 137 sexual assault cases and conducted 235 forensic interviews of child victims.
- Jordyn Marsh is a sexual assault survivor and founder of Northwestern Michigan College's student group Voices. Voices aims to bring together survivors and allies, working to end sexual violence in our community.
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