Featured Speaker
Lori Poland, MA, LPC, RRT

Lori is a mental health therapist and CEO of The National Foundation to End Child Abuse and Neglect (EndCAN).  She has been on a life-long mission to better the world with her motivation, humor, stories and triumphs. Lori holds a Master Degree in Counseling Psychology and several additional certificates and extensive training in child & adolescent therapy, marriage and family therapy, infant mental health, attachment and Rapid Resolution Therapy. Lori has been a motivational speaker for 24 years, traveling across the country sharing her story and uplifting her audiences with messages of hope.

Lori’s story began at 36 months of age when she was abducted from her childhood home, sexually and physically abused, then left for dead in the pit of a 15 foot deep outhouse toilet. Lori’s trauma exposure carried on throughout her life and to this day, she continues to grow, heal, share and love. Lori walks alongside those she interacts with through their healing and provides a new outlook for trauma, resiliency, and hope. 

In this powerful session, presenter Lori Poland will share her personal story and discuss how she went from surviving to thriving.  Lori will also address steps that professionals can take to prevent maltreatment and how to partner with local agencies to improve outcomes for children who have experienced maltreatment. 

There will be a designated time for Q&A where Lori will address questions from the audience.  During the session, participants are strongly encouraged to submit questions for Lori to address. 


After attending the session, participants will:

·  Have a deeper understanding of the impact of child maltreatment and be able to use research-based strategies to foster resilience

·  Be knowledgeable about how to collaborate with community agencies to prevent child maltreatment

·  Be able to create a multidisciplinary, multi-agency team to improve the outcomes for children who have experienced maltreatment

·  Be able to answer the call to action regarding child maltreatment at the national, state, and local level

·  Recognize that child maltreatment can occur across all demographics and socioeconomic levels


General Registration: $30.00
Student/Intern/Veteran: $15.00*
*Student ID or Intern # required. 


Continuing Education

The conference has been approved for 2 continuing education units by the following professional associations:


·  International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC)

·  National Association of Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC)

·  National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)


·  Nevada Board of Examiners for Alcohol, Drug, & Gambling Counselors

·  Nevada State Board of Nursing

·  Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Professional Counselors

·  State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Social Workers

·  Peace Officer Standards and Training POST

·  State of Nevada Board of Psychological Examiners (pending)

Community Outreach

Project Safe & Growing

A day treatment program for children ages 3-6 who have been identified as victims of crime. Project Safe & Growing is funded through the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA).

KNJ Awards

The Kristine Nagy-Johnson (KNJ) Awards acknowledge the efforts of community members who go above and beyond the call of duty to stop the cycle of child abuse.

Reno Kids Kite Festival

The Reno Kids Kite Festival is a joyous, fun, family oriented event that helps build awareness for child abuse prevention. CAN Prevent partners each year with the Reno Media Group to bring the event to our community.

The Annual CAN Prevent/Child Safety Conference is designated to bring top rated speakers to our community to address critical issues in and around the topic of child abuse and neglect.

Annual Conference

The long-term mission of the Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Task Force is to unite our community to reduce the amount of abuse and neglect that our children face. This is accomplished through public awareness programs, prevention programs, advocacy, membership campaigns and networking with related agencies. 

Breaking the Silence: A Conversation with Lori Poland


Wednesday October 14th, 2020


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