Preventing Child Sexual Abuse within Institutions and Organizations
Thursday, April 19, 2018
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
615 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21205
It seems every few weeks we hear about another horrific case of child sexual abuse at a school, church or in a youth sports program. Recently we heard about Larry Nassar’s abuse of over 150 girls while he worked as a doctor at USA Gymnastics, and unfortunately, this case won’t be the last. While adults bear the most responsibility for keeping children safe from abuse, organizations and institutions should also make child sexual abuse prevention a priority.
This year our symposium will focus on how institutions and organizations that serve children can prevent child sexual abuse. We’ll hear from policymakers, researchers and professionals working within youth-serving organizations, who will share how they are addressing prevention.
Our panel this year will feature participants from the Netflix series, The Keepers. Our special guests will share their experiences uncovering and dealing with child sexual abuse at their Catholic high school, Archbishop Keough in Baltimore, MD.
- JHSPH Dean Ellen MacKenzie will welcome attendees.
- Maryland Delegate C.T. Wilson, Keynote Address
- Ben Mathews, PhD, Professor of Law, Queensland University of Technology
- Donald Palmer, PhD, Professor, UC Davis Graduate School of Management
- Deacon Bernard Nojadera, Executive Director, Child and Youth Protection, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
- Michael Johnson, Youth Protection Director, Boy Scouts of America
- Ju’Riese Colón, National Vice President of Child & Club Safety, Boys & Girls Clubs of America
- Abbie Schaub, Teresa Lancaster and Lil Hughes Knipp, The Keepers
Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
New this year: We are in the process of applying for CEUs for social workers and counselors. We will update this page and the registration site as more information on CEUs becomes available.
- If you are interested in attending the symposium and earning CEUs, please register using that ticket type.
- We are still in the application process for CEUs and are currently unsure of the cost, but will reach out to everyone who registers with more information as soon as possible.
- If you are registering for CEUs, you do not need to also register for the symposium. However, if you are interested in the "lunch and learn" you must also register for this event.
- CEUs will be offered at the door the day of the symposium, but space will be limited.
Lunch and Learn
The Future of Organizational Child Sexual Abuse Prevention
This year's lunch and learn features a luncheon and talk by Maggie Ingram, PhD candidate in the Department of Mental Health. The lunch will be held in Feinstone Hall, E2030 (one floor up from the symposium). Lunch is $10, and space is limited, so please register early. In the event you need to cancel, please note that refunds will only be issued until Thursday, April 12.
Child Maltreatment Poster Session
Following Ms. Ingram's talk, please join us for our free student poster session, which will provide excellent networking opportunities. Posters will feature all aspects of child maltreatment, including child sexual abuse, child physical abuse and neglect, bullying, peer-on-peer harassment and prevention policy and practice by graduate and undergraduate students. The session will run from 12:30 to 1 pm in Feinstone Hall (E2030). Winners of the poster session competition will be announced during the session and receive cash prizes. If you are a student and would like to submit a poster abstract, please click here.
This event is free and open to public, however, registration is required.