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Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse

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Register now to attend our annual symposium on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. This all-day event will be held in Sheldon Hall at the Johns Hopkins East Baltimore campus. Speakers will focus on policies that affect children with problem sexual behaviors and highlight child sexual abuse prevention research that targets at-risk children. 

Patrick McCarthyThe keynote speaker will be Patrick McCarthy, president and chief executive officer at the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
UntouchableWe'll screen "Untouchable," a documentary that "interweaves intimate portraits of men and women who have been branded sex offenders with the heartbreaking stories of those who have suffered sexual abuse." Our panelists will discuss the effectiveness of sex offender registration and notification polices and the importance of prevention programs for children. Watch the trailer. 
Lunch and Learn

This year's lunch and learn features an in-depth presentation on research at the Moore Center, a networking opportunity and a catered lunch with sandwiches, soup, salad, drinks and dessert for a small fee. Poster presentations on child maltreatment prevention will be presented by graduate students. Students interested in presenting, click here.

This event is free and open to the public, however, registration is required.


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Questions? Ask Amanda Ruzicka, research associate at the Moore Center.

Our Goal

The goal of our annual 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. 

Who Should Attend This Event?

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.  

Past Symposia