About the Conference

You are not going to want to miss the 2018 Nevada State Child Abuse Prevention and Safety Conference: Building Hope and Resiliency in Nevada’s Next Generation. This conference guarantees an educational and energizing opportunity for anyone who works with children and families. This year’s conference will focus on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), and will feature Laura Porter, Co-Founder of ACE Interface, LLC. as well as Kristen Clements-Nolle, PH.D., MPH. Space is Limited! Register Now to Guarantee your Spot.


Eldorado Resort Casino
345 N Virginia St.
Reno, NV 89501
Phone: (775) 786-5700
Website: www.eldoradoreno.com

Registration Form

Advanced registration is now closed. Please visit us May 1st at the registration desk beginning at 8:00 AM for onsite registration.

Schedule of Events

8:00-9:00 AMOn-site Registration
9:00-12:00 PM Laura Porter, The Ace Interface
10:30-10:45 AM Break sponsored by West Hills Hospital
12:00-1:00 PM Lunch (on your own)
1:00-3:15 PM Laura Porter, The Ace Interface
3:15-3:30 PMBreak sponsored by West Hills Hospital
3:30-4:30 PMKristen Clements-Nolle, PH.D., MPH

Featured Speakers

Laura Porter, Co-Founder of ACE Interface, LLC.

Laura Porter is Co-Founder of ACE Interface, LLC. With Dr. Robert Anda, Ms. Porter develops and disseminates educational products and empowerment strategies that help leaders throughout the nation to dramatically improve population health. She is honored to be a thought partner, educator, consultant and coach in two dozen states. Ms. Porter provides support and services to a wide range of groups… from parents leading informal initiatives to officials leading state and federal agencies.

Laura Porter brings more than a decade of experience leading successful state-wide implementation of ACE Study concepts. Her expertise includes overseeing analysis and dissemination of surveillance and archival data to support decision making, and designing and facilitating processes demonstrated to improve population health, safety and productivity. Laura is committed to developing market forces in the ACE social movement sufficient to sustain the courageous leaders who are using ACE and resilience science and Building Self-Healing Communities.

Ms. Porter currently serves as the Senior Director of The Learning Institute at the Foundation for Healthy Generations, a Seattle-based non-profit. There she oversees analysis of Washington State ACE data and works with local and state leaders to embed NEAR science findings into policy, practice and community norms.


Kristen Clements-Nolle, PH.D., MPH

Dr. Clements-Nolle is a social and behavioral epidemiologist. Her research focuses on psychosocial determinants of sexual health, mental health, and substance use outcomes in underserved populations. Her current research projects investigate the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) on adolescent health outcomes and the moderating role of youth assets and resiliency. She also directs a project designed to evaluate a Systems of Care approach for children with serious emotional disturbances and is the co-principal investigator for the Nevada Youth Risk Behavior Survey.

Continuing Education Hours (CEHs)

The conference is has been approved for 6 continuing education hours (CEHs) 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
  • State of Nevada Board of Psychological Examiners
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Peace Officer Standards and Training POST



General Registration: $75.00

Student-Intern: $25.00*
*Student ID or Intern # required. 


Payment can be made by credit card, check or cash (onsite only). If you wish to pay by check, Checks payable to “Board of Regents” can be mailed to:

University of Nevada, Reno/CASAT
ATTN: Child Abuse Prevention and Safety Conference
1664 N. Virginia Steet
Mail Stop 279
Reno, NV 89557


Interested in an Exhibit Table at the  Nevada State Child Abuse Prevention and Safety Conference?

Your table comes with one (1) conference registration.

  • General Exhibitor $150.00
  • Non-profit Exhibitor $100.00

Please follow this link to register as an exhibitor: https://casatunr.wufoo.com/forms/2018-can-prevent-conference-exhibitor-form/


Thank you to our generous sponsors:

Conference Logistics

Conference logistics have been provided by the Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies (CASAT).

Contact Us

If you have questions or concerned regarding the 17th Annual Nevada State Child Abuse Prevention and Safety Conference, please contact CASAT at 775-784-6265 or training@casat.org.