Child Sexual Abuse: A Public Health Perspective Symposium
Thanks for joining us Thursday, April 21 at our fourth annual symposium. We'll post videos from the event soon.
This year's symposium highlighted the unique experiences of families dealing with child sexual abuse. International and national experts in the field of child sexual abuse prevention presented their latest research findings as they pertain to the family impact of child sexual abuse. Our panel discussion included the perspectives of mothers of children who are victims and with problem sexual behaviors.
- Special Guest Speaker: Jennifer Bleyer, senior editor and writer for Psychology Today, presented her recent work on child sexual abuse prevention and moderated our panel discussion.
- Lunch and Learn: Dr. Ryan T. Shields, presented the latest findings in our Help Wanted study and took questions from the audience.
- Child Maltreatment Poster Session: Posters featured research by graduate and undergraduate students.
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Who Should Attend This Event?
The goal of the symposium is to bring together professionals in the field of child sexual abuse prevention to present findings from their research, discuss ways to improve our response to child sexual abuse and develop stronger prevention initiatives. Our audience can expect to walk away with a better understanding of the policies and science that affect our current understanding of child sexual abuse prevention as well as hear about the real life experiences of those affected by child sexual abuse. Anyone with an interest in preventing child sexual abuse, knowing how policies impact children and families and wanting to understand the latest research to develop best-practice approaches to working with young adults attracted to children is encouraged to attend. Our audience is broad and includes clinicians, therapists, professors, researchers, social workers, educators, healthcare professionals, lawyers, policy makers, representatives from nonprofit organizations as well as students, the media and members of the general public.