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Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse

Education and Symposia

When you know better, you do better.

— Maya Angelou


Faculty at the Moore Center teach an elective, graduate-level course on childhood victimization as well as a one-day summer institute course each year. These courses are offered through the Department of Mental Health. Faculty also lecture in other courses at the Bloomberg School and actively participate in seminars, conference presentations and continuing education programs for medical and public health professionals.

The 2020 Symposium and Poster Session have been cancelled

"After evaluating the developments concerning the coronavirus, the Moore Center has decided to cancel Child Sexual Abuse: A Public Health Perspective Annual Symposium. I thank my team for their time and effort in making this event a yearly success, but at this moment, safeguarding our communities and protecting public health is the Center’s top priority. On behalf of the Moore Center, I thank you for your support, and more importantly, your understanding."

 Elizabeth J. Letourneau, Ph.D.
                        Professor, Department of Mental Health
                        Director, Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse
                        Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


The Moore Center hosts an annual symposium, Child Sexual Abuse: A Public Health Perspective, that brings together professionals in the field of child sexual abuse prevention, a panel discussion that addresses the real-life experiences of those affected by child sexual abuse and audience members from diverse, professional backgrounds. In addition, faculty and staff participate in a variety of lectures and scientific symposia at the Bloomberg School and other academic institutions and professional conferences. 

Student Poster Competition

Every year the Moore Center hosts a student poster competition on the Maltreatment of Children from a Public Health Perspective. The poster competition takes place at the Moore Center Annual Symposium and is open to undergraduate and graduate students from Johns Hopkins University and other academic institutions. Cash prizes will be given to the 1st and 2nd place winners. 

Poster topic ideas include, but not limited to: 
•    Child sexual abuse              
•    Child physical abuse and neglect
•    Bullying
•    Peer-on-peer harassment and violence 
•    Suicide prevention
•    Family and community factors that impact child well-being 
•    Local, state and federal policies that impact child well-being

The poster session committee invites presentations on: 
•    New Research Findings
•    Projects that are underway or planned for the future
•    Historical / Landmark studies for the field