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Elizabeth Letourneau, PhD, director of the Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse speaks about the effects of juvenile sex offender registration on child well-being at the 2017 Child Sexual Abuse: A Public Health Perspective symposium at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Watch more videos from our symposium here.

On Thursday, April 27, 2017, during our fifth annual symposium on child sexual abuse prevention, held at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, our keynote speaker, Patrick McCarthy, president and CEO at the Annie E. Casey Foundation, pledged to donate $100,000 to support our Center operations and research.

Patrick McCarthy, President and CEO, Annie E. Casey Foundation

This gift was unexpected and our team was moved by the sentiment that it conveyed – that McCarthy not only believed in our mission, but also felt strongly about investing in the idea that child sexual abuse can be prevented.

“The generosity of individual donors is critical…but we also need public policy makers who are willing to invest public funds in solving this public health problem because that is the scale of investment that we need,” McCarthy said.

We couldn’t agree more that we need both individual donors as well as public funds to address child sexual abuse, and we’re very thankful to have the support of the Annie E. Casey Foundation to help us develop universal, evidence-based prevention programs and reverse policies that cause harm.

Watch McCarthy’s keynote address as well as other speakers from our April symposium.

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What: Child Sexual Abuse: A Public Health Perspective Symposium
When: Thursday, April 27, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
              615 North Wolfe Street
              Sheldon Hall (W1214)
              Baltimore, MD 21205

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2016 Child Sexual Abuse: A Public Health Perspective

Speaker Schedule 

Event Location: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD, 21205, Sheldon Hall (W1214) 

Time: The symposium will begin promptly at 9 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. Please have your ID card ready at the registration desk in order to get your visitor badge.  

Please note: The registration table will close at 2 p.m.

9 a.m. The Importance of Philanthropy in Research
Joshua Else, associate vice president, Development and Alumni Relations, Johns Hopkins University
                                                                                       
9:10 a.m. Welcoming Remarks
M. Daniele Fallin, PhD, Sylvia and Harold Halpert professor and chair, Department of Mental Health, JHSPH
 
    9:20 a.m. Introduction
Elizabeth J. Letourneau, PhD, associate professor and director, Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse, Department of Mental Health, JHSPH
 
9:30 a.m. Help Wanted: Recommendations for Families of Adolescents with a Sexual Attraction to Young Children
Ryan T. Shields, PhD, assistant scientist, Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse, Department of Mental Health, JHSPH
 
10:00 a.m. Developing an Evidence-Based Treatment for Children and Adolescents Impacted by Child Sexual Abuse: A Personal Professional Narrative
Esther Deblinger, PhD, professor of Psychiatry, co-director, Child Abuse Research Education and Service Institute (CARES), Rowan Medicine
 
10:45 a.m.  Child Sexual Abuse and the Child Welfare System
Joan Kaufman, PhD, director of research, Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress, Kennedy Krieger Institute, associate professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
 
11:10 a.m. Swedish Registry Research: Family Aggregation of Sexual Offending, Birth and Parental Risk Factors for the Onset of Sexual Offending
Kelly Babchishin, PhD, Banting postdoctoral fellow, Canadian Institutes of Health Research at Royal's Institute of Mental Health Research, Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet       
    
11:45 a.m. Lunch
 
12:10 p.m. Help Wanted: Lessons on Prevention from Non-offending Young Adult Pedophiles: Lunch and Learn
Ryan T. Shields, PhD, assistant scientist, Department of Mental Health, Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University
Feinstone Hall (E2030)
(This event is for registered attendees only).
 
       12:45 p.m. Child Maltreatment Student Poster Session
     Feinstone Hall (E2030)
 
1:30 p.m. The Price of Stigma
Jennifer Bleyer, senior editor, Psychology Today
 
2 p.m. Prevention Lessons Learned the Hard Way: Mothers Share Their Experiences
Panel moderated by Jennifer Bleyer, senior editor, Psychology Today
 
3 p.m. The Effects of Legislation about Viewing Child Pornography on Viewers and Their Families
Fred Berlin, MD, PhD, associate professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
 
            3:35 p.m. The Family Impact of Child Sexual Abuse
Stephen Moore, MD, MPH '93, president and CEO, CarDon & Associates, Inc., chair, JHSPH Health Advisory Board, and Mrs. Julia Moore, founding donors of the Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse
 
3:50 p.m. Final Thoughts
Elizabeth J. Letourneau, PhD, associate professor and director, Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse, Department of Mental Health, JHSPH
 
4 p.m.  This concludes the 2016 symposium, Child Sexual Abuse: A Public Health Perspective.