Lena Pope Home | 3200 Sanguinet St. | Ft Worth, TX 76107
7:30 am – 8:00 am: Check-in and Breakfast; End Time: 4:15 pm
The Tarrant County Sexual Abuse Advisory Council (TCSAAC) invites you to mark your calendar for the the 2020 Annual Conference. Tracks will focus on Criminal Justice, Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and other topics. Breakout sessions include Case Studies, EMDR, Intervention with Survivors, and Offenders and Ethics.
*Registration for the conference ends on 4/24/2020 at 5pm.
Anthony Edwards – You may know him as Dr. Mark Greene on the series “ER” or “Goose” in the blockbuster feature Top Gun. You may even remember him from Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) and Revenge of the Nerds (1984). But, did you know that he is a strong advocate against sexual abuse?
In November of 2017, Edwards spoke out about his own experience with sexual abuse in an online post. Like many men who have had an unwanted or abusive sexual experience in childhood, Edwards repressed the trauma for decades. It wasn’t until he was 51 years-old that he began to address the legacies of the abuse and reach out for help. One of the places he turned to was the organization 1in6.
Matthew Ennis, President and CEO of 1in6, will also be presenting at this year’s conference. With nearly two decades of experience in nonprofit leadership, Matthew is dedicated to continuing the vital work of 1in6 by providing resources to male survivors, broadening professional development opportunities for service providers, expanding stewardship and engagement, leading innovation, and improving access to resources and care. Prior to joining 1in6, Matthew served as the Chief Executive Officer of Freedom’s Rest Family Violence Center, a nonprofit dedicated to providing shelter and advocacy to the survivors of domestic and sexual violence.
Edwards joined the 1in6 Board that is comprised of program leaders and academic experts on sexual abuse, violence, and public health. In addition to performing regular board duties, he works with 1in6 to grow its awareness initiative, including presenting on the issue around the country with 1in6 staff. 1in6 is a national nonprofit organization supporting the recovery of the estimated one in six men who have survived sexual abuse as children or assault as adults. In the ten years since it was founded, 1in6 has become a leading voice in the anti-sexual violence movement and a trusted resource for male-identifying survivors and their loved ones, as well as clinicians looking for research-based, trauma-informed programs.