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On Thursday, April 19, during the Moore Center’s annual symposium on child sexual abuse prevention, we held our third annual student poster competition that featured research on all aspects of child maltreatment, including child sexual abuse, child physical abuse and neglect, bullying, peer-on-peer harassment and prevention policy and practice.

The purpose of the poster competition is to give students in the field of violence prevention and child maltreatment the opportunity to explore a research topic, gain experience presenting their research and network with other students and professionals.

Student Poster WinnerOur first-place winner was Abhery Das, a MHS candidate in the Department of Mental Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her poster, A Review of American Indian/Alaska Native Youth Suicide Prevention Programs in the United States presented statistics, risk factors and other data on protecting native children from abuse.

Student Poster Winner 2Our second-place winner was Ann Marie Gustafson, who is also a MHS candidate in the School’s Department of Public Health and is pursuing an MD at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Her poster, Drug Testing for Children Experiencing Suspected Neglect, outlined research on the use of drug screening to identify possible neglect and drug abuse by caretakers. The Baltimore County Department of Health is currently screening children with the aim of guiding policy for child welfare.

Both women were awarded cash prizes during the symposium.

2018 symposium

Preventing Child Sexual Abuse within Institutions and Organizations

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Thursday, April 19, 2018, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD

Registration is now open for our free annual symposium, which will will focus on how institutions and organizations that serve children can prevent child sexual abuse.

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.

Maryland Delegate C.T. Wilson will deliver the keynote address, and JHSPH Dean Ellen MacKenzie will welcome attendees.

CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS (CEUS)

New this year: We are in the process of applying for CEUs for social workers and counselors. We will update our website and the registration site as more information on CEUs becomes available.  

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. Lunch is $10, and space is limited, so please register early.

CHILD MALTREATMENT POSTER SESSION

Following Ms. Ingram's talk, please join us for our free student poster session. 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.

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. The deadline to submit abstracts is Tuesday, March 27.

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This event is free and open to public, however, registration is required. Please visit www.jhsph.edu/MooreCenterSymposium for more details.

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

For more information: http://eepurl.com/cyW7eH