Moore Center Annual Symposium April 27-29, 2021
Child Sexual Abuse:
A Public Health Perspective Annual Symposium & IGNITE 2021 Virtual Conference
A collaboration with Darkness to Light
The focus of this year's virtual conference is collaboration. By working together, we make a bigger impact in the prevention of child sexual abuse.
For that reason, the Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse and Darkness to Light are teaming up to offer their annual prevention events, Child Sexual Abuse: A Public Health Perspective and IGNITE 2021, presented by the Monique Burr Foundation for Children (MBF), in a single virtual event. This collaboration will expand the event to three days and includes three tracks: ENGAGE, ENACT, & EMBED.
These three tracks speak to the foundation for protecting children from abuse. By engaging in prevention conversations, enacting prevention policies, and embedding prevention practices where children live, learn, and play, we can positively impact protective behaviors that keep children safe. Topics within the three tracks will focus on reducing stigma, increasing accountability and resources, addressing systematic changes for unique and diverse populations, and integrating accessible technology into prevention best practices.
Whether you are a child advocate that works with an organization or independently, a public health professional, prevention professional, or wanting to learn more about protecting children from sexual abuse, you will find something for you at our virtual conference.
Moore Center attendees will be offered free access to keynote presentations, special group presentations, receptions, and select breakout sessions.
Speakers will include a diverse group of international foundations, experts, and survivors, to share their unique perspectives and important considerations as we work to prevent child sexual abuse.
Confirmed speakers include:
- Luciana Assini-Meytin, PhD, Assistant Scientist, Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse, Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
- Sarah Christofferson, PhD, Senior Lecturer, Chair, Institute of Criminal Justice & Forensic Psychology (ICJFP), University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand,
- Bridgette De Lay, JD, Director, Prevent Child Abuse Programme, Oak Foundation
- Helena Duch, PhD, Head of Solutions Subprogramme, Oak Foundation
- Maggie Ingram, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse, Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
- Keith Kaufman, PhD, Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology, Portland State University
- Christoffer Rahm, MD, PhD, Principal Investigator, Priotab, Karolinska Institutet, Chief Psychiatrist, Psykiatri Södra Stockholm
- Michael Seto, PhD, Director, Forensic Mental Health Research Unit, Director, Forensic Rehabilitation Research in the Integrated Forensic Program, The Royal Institute of Mental Health Research
- Ryan Shields, PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Criminology and Justice Studies, College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Massachusetts Lowell
- John Thorne, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse, Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Please check back soon for more information and schedule updates
Since 2012, the Moore Center has hosted the Child Sexual Abuse: A Public Health Perspective symposium. This event brings together professionals, advocates, researchers in the field of child sexual abuse prevention, in addition to survivors, journalists, and faculty and staff from the Bloomberg School of Public Health and other academic institutions.