– Provide overview of the FBI’s Victim Assistance Response Team in Mass Casualty incidents
– Discuss the impact of traumatic events on children and developmentally appropriate reactions and responses.
– Discuss evidence-based models for early intervention
– Discuss lessons learned in responding to children and families
About the Speaker:
Melissa Snow is the Child Victim Program Coordinator for the FBI, Victim Services Division. Currently she serves as a subject matter expert
on child trauma, adolescent brain development and best practices in responding and serving child/adolescent victims of crime. She also
serves on the FBI Victim Services Response Team (VSRT), a rapid deployment team which specializes in response to terrorism and mass
casualty incidents. Prior to joining the FBI, Melissa spent nearly 15 years provide advocacy, direct services and resource development for
survivors of child exploitation. Within that role she worked as the Child Sex Trafficking Specialist for the National Center for Missing &
Exploited Children (NCMEC). Melissa also founded and operated the Anti-Human Trafficking Program at TurnAround, a non-profit in
Baltimore, Maryland and is the former Director of Programs at Shared Hope International.