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ACFC - American Coalition for Fathers and Children
1998 Shared Parenting Conference Schedule
July 31 - August 2, 1998, Washington, DC

FRONT - Family Rights Organization's National Taskforce
Second Annual National Conference and Continuing Legal Education Seminar (for Professionals and Non-Professionals)
"Combating False Accusations of Child Abuse: Where Are We Now?"
August 7 - August 9, 1998, Chicago, Illinois

American Coalition for Fathers and Children
1998 Shared Parenting Conference Schedule

July 31 - Aug. 2, 1998
Washington, DC

Call 800-978-DADS to make your reservation today or get a faxable registration form online at http://www.acfc.org/conf98/conf98.htm

Friday, July 31, 1998

03:00 - 05:00 pm Open House at the ACFC Washington DC office
2000 M Street NW, Washington DC

07:00 - 09:00 Wine and Cheese Receiption at Quality Hotel & Suites
Book signings by authors attending conference

Jeffery Leving, author, Fathers Rights
Dean Tong, author, Ashes to Ashes..Families to Dust
David Knox, author, The Divorced Dads Survival Book

Saturday, August 1, 1998
All Day: Exhibits, Book Fair

07:30 a.m. Conference Registration

Continental Breakfast Served

08:00 - 08:15 Welcome and Introductions
David Roberts, ACFC President

08:15 - 09:15 New Chapter Development
Tom Rettberg, ACFC Regional Outreach Director

09:15 - 10:30 Recognizing Financial Opportunities
Michael Mc Cormick, Financial Advisor

10:30 - 11:00 Break

11:00 - 12:00 How to Strengthen an Organization for Maximum Effectiveness
Marty Witbeck, President, ACFC-St. Louis Chapter

12:00 - 12:30 Non Profit Organization Management
David Roberts, ACFC President

12:30 - 01:30 Lunch Break

01:30 - 02:45 Getting Media Coverage for Your Organization
John Maguire, Director, Fathers and Families News Bureau

02:45 - 03:45 Conduct Successful Demonstrations and Public Events
Dave Usher, Executive Director -- ACFC Missouri Chapter

03:45 - 04:15 Break

04:15 - 05:15 The Divorced Dad, His Children and New Partner
David Knox, Ph.D., Sociologist of E. Carolina University
Caroline Schacht, Instructor of Sociology at E. Carolina Univ.

06:30 - 07:00 The Need for Unity/ Cooperation in the Fathers Movement
Richard Doyle, President Mens Defense Association
Editor of the Liberator

07:00 - 07:30 Child Support in the 21st Century
Theresa Kaiser, Former Director of Missouri Child Support Enforcement

07:30 - 09:00 The Fathers Movement in the 21st Century
Keynote Speaker- Warren Farrell, Ph.D.
author of the Myth of Male Power

09:00 - 10:00 ACFC Award Presentation

Sunday, August 2, 1998

09:00 - 10:00 a.m. Making Custody Decisions
Jeffery Leving, Esq. author, Fathers Rights

10:15 - 11:15 Joint Custody, Past and Present
Jim, Cook, President, Joint Custody Association, Los Angeles, CA

11:15 - 12:15 Lunch Break

12:15 - 02:15 How to Get Joint Custody Legislation Passed in Your State
Staff Member from U.S. Congress
U.S. Commissioner for U.S. Commission on Child & Family Welfare -- Bill Harrington
Federal Lobbyist, American Fathers Coalition - Stuart Miller
President of Children Rights Coalition - Eric Anderson

02:15 - 02:30 Break

02:30 - 04:00 The Trauma of False Accusations
Carol Hopkins, Director, The Justice Committee

04:00 - 05:00 Dealing with Child Support Billing Errors
Lisa Woodall, Director, Support Scrutiny


You don't want to miss this opportunity to learn from the experts the valuable skills necessary to run an effective chapter!!!

To make your conference reservations call the ACFC Membership Office at 1-800-978-DADS.


For those conference attendees who are attending the Lobbying Session, with U.S. Commissioner Bill Harrington; Federal Lobbyist, Stuart Miller; nationally recognized Children's Rights Expert, Eric Anderson; and a key Congressional Aide--you are invited, and encouraged, to visit our multi-organizational office on Capitol Hill, to see the resources that are available to you and your organization--right in the heart of the action.

Our fully networked offices share state-of-the-art office equipment and combined resources, with like-minded organizations--enabling the most cost-efficient representation of each organization's goals--while exponentially increasing everybody's effectiveness, through mutual cooperation.

The office also contains the most extensive library available of research articles and other information on custody, parenting time, domestic violence, and child support. The library also contains a growing collection of the "best" and "worst" parenting time and child support laws in the various states, for lobbyists to use when trying to effect change in their own state.

Additionally, If you are sure you will be staying over, on Monday, August 3, 1998, please notify us as soon as possible, so we can try to arrange to have Bill Harrington, Stuart Miller, or Eric Anderson, take you over to meet your Congressman and/or Senators.

Please make sure you indicate your address in your notice, and include your Congressmen's name. (If you don't know it, we will look it up based on your address.) [You have two Senators and one Congressman for your district.]

Please try to give us as much advance notice as possible to try to meet your Congressmen. (No notice is required for the multi-organizational office tour.)

For your convenience, we will also lay out an easy and fun tour for you to take on your own, of the Capitol, Senate, and House office buildings complete with directions to the "secret" Capitol complex subway, which you can ride--AFTER you meet with your Congressmen! (First things first. Be effective, then go have fun!)

It's going to be a great conference! We look forward to seeing you there!

American Fathers Coalition
2000 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Ste. 148
Washington, D.C. 20006
(202) FATHERS or {202-835-1000}
E-mail: afc@capaccess.org

Family Rights Organization's National Taskforce

Second Annual National Conference
Continuing Legal Education Seminar
(for Professionals and Non-Professionals)

"Combating False Accusations of Child Abuse: Where Are We Now?"

Friday, August 7 - Sunday, August 9, 1998
O'Hare Comfort Inn
Chicago, Illinois


Lawrence Daly, Forensic Investigator/Author
Zachary Bravos, Esq., Plaintiffs Attorney
Lee Coleman, M.D., Psychiatrist

Robert Fay, M.D., FAAP, Forensic Pediatrician
Louis Daily, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist
Randi Kreger, Author

Charles Jamieson, Esq., Attorney/Pro Hoc Vice
Jeffery Leving, Esq., Attorney/Author
Rowe Stayton, Esq., Criminal Attorney

Richard Dunsmore, M.D., Families For Freedom
Dean Tong, Author
Harvey Shapiro, Investigator

Lillian Dunsmore, M.D., Families For Freedom
Kenneth Pangborn, Trial Consultant/ASTC
William Wendler, NY VOCAL

----------------------------------------------------------- Name___________________________________________Date____________________
Full Conference $_____ $85/person (Incl. All Sessions & Sat. Lunch if paid by 7-15
Saturday Only $_____ $50/person
Lunch $_____ $15/person (Incl. w/Registration Fees if paid by 7-15
Professionals $_____ $25 for those Attorneys requesting CLE Credits
Total Enclosed $_____
Please Return Completed Form with Check made payable to: FRONT, Inc., and mail to:
John Ampleman, FRONT V-P
16320 Bellingham Drive
Chesterfield, MO 63017


Friday, August 7
6:00-6:10 -- Larry Daly: FRONT, President- Welcome
6:10-7:00 -- Larry Daly: Update on Wenatchee, WA Civil Suits
7:10-8:00 -- Reverand William Wendler: FRONT, Exec. V-P, Church Crises: Religion, Theology and False Accusations
8:10-9:00 -- Harvey Shapiro: Private Investigator, Perception, Context and Case Planning

Saturday, August 8
8:00-8:50 -- Robert Fay, M.D., Forensic Pediatrician, The Twisted Language in Sex Abuse Evaluation Reports
9:00-9:50 -- Zachary Bravos, Esq: Plaintiffs Attorney/Legal Editor, Lawsuits and the Defense of 'Repressed' Memory and Ritualistic Abuse Allegations
10:00-10:50 -- Randi Kreger, Author, Recognizing the Link between BPD and False Allegations
11:00-11:50 -- Jeffery Leving, Esq., Fathers Rights Attorney/Author, Surviving SAID (Sexual Allegations In Divorce)

Noon -- Lunch Break

1:00-1:50 -- Lee Coleman, M.D., Psychiatrist/Author, Issues in Qualifying Expert Witnesses
2:00-2:50 -- Rowe Stayton, Esq., Criminal Attorney, Defending Against Child Hearsay
3:00-3:50 -- Charles Jamieson, Esq., Attorney/Pro Hoc Vice, Litigating in a Three Ring Circus
4:00-4:50 -- Ken Pangborn, Trial Consultant/ASTC, Now Is NOT The Time Syndrome

Sunday, August 9
9:00-9:50 -- Louis Daily, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist, Changing Domestic Violence Laws with Social Science
10:00-10:50 -- Dean Tong, FRONT, V-P/Author, Child Abductions and the Abuse Excuse
11:00-11:50 -- Drs. Richard and Lillian Dunsmore, Drugs, Diagnoses and the Defense

FRONT Conference Information

Conference Begins: Friday, August 7, 1998 @ 6:00 PM
Conference Ends: Sunday, August 9, 1998 @ Noon
Saturday Only: Saturday, August 8, 1998 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
FRONT BOD Meeting Friday, August 7, 1998 3:00-5:00 PM

O'HARE Comfort Inn
2175 E. Touhy Ave.
Des Plaines, IL 60018

$89.00/Night (Single/Double). Notify Hotel that you're with FRONT

Air: Fly to Chicagos O'Hare Airport.
Complimentary Van from Airport.
Car: Take 190 from Airport to River`Rd., go left to Touhy Ave. to Comfort Inn, or e-mail John Ampleman at johnampleman@sprintmail.com

Registration Fees: $85.00/person includes: Registration Kit, Conference Sessions, Continental Breakfast for Comfort Inn Guests, Lunch Saturday (if Registered by 7-15), Complimentary Transfers to/from O'Hare.

Lunch for Late Arrivals: $15.00/person if registered after 7-15

Cancellations: FULL Refund IF Registration cancelled by 7-15. NO Refunds after that!

CLE Credits: $25.00 EXTRA Fee for Attorneys, etc.

Phone: John Ampleman @ 314-532-0290
E-Mail: johnampleman@sprintmail.com
Phone: Dean Tong @ 813-885-6173
E-Mail: DeanTong@aol.com

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