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XIX ISPCAN International Congress Countries in Transition Pre-congress Forum
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When: 9/8/2012
Where: Harbiye Cultural Center & Museum
Istanbul, Turkey

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New Frontiers in Child Protection (Çocuk Korumada Ufukları Genişletmek)

Developed in consultation with ISPCAN international partners

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Unique to ISPCAN Congresses is the Countries in Transition Forum skills-building pre-congress event, which will take place on the day immediately preceding the Congress — Saturday, September 8th. The forum continues and supports ISPCAN’s focus on countries in Africa, Arab, Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America, and is designed specifically for participants from countries where work is in progress to develop child protection and child welfare systems.

Forum goals:

  • To update experienced professionals working in Countries in Transition
  • To provide an opportunity for newcomers to ISPCAN to meet and discuss their work with experts in the field of child abuse and neglect

Forum format

All sessions will have clear objectives that will be shared with the participants in advance and its format will be highly interactive with ample time for networking opportunities.

The predominant language of the Forum will be English but, Discussion Groups in Turkish can be considered.

ISPCAN’s full-day Master Class will be presented on the following day, Sunday, September 9th, focusing on Assessment. We highly recommend that participants of this Forum also attend the Master Class. For more information about the Master Class, click here.

Click here to register for the Congress, Countries in Transition Forum and Master Class.

Countries in Transition Forum Program

8.30 - 9.00

Check in & Registration

9.00 - 9.10

Welcome Remarks: Countries in Transition Forum Co-Chairs

Margaret Lynch, Emeritus Prof. Community Pediatrics, King’s College, London

Sezen Zeytinoğlu, Prof. Dr., Psychology Department, Izmir University

9.10 - 9.30

ISPCAN Activities for Countries in Transition

ISPCAN President - Irene Intebi, MD, Director of Familias del Nuevo Siglo, Argentina

9.30 - 10.30

Building Protection Systems under Difficult Circumstances: Families and Children as Survivors of Forced Displacements


· Serra Müderrisoğlu, Ph.D., Boğaziçi Univ., Psychology Department, Istanbul, Turkey

· Azize Leygara, Çocuklar Aynı Çatı Altında (Children Under the Same Roof), NGO Diyarbakır, Turkey

· Khawla Abu-Diab & Amal Ghanem, Family Protection Program, UNRWA West Bank-Field Office, Jerusalem

10.30 - 11:00

Coffee/Tea Break

11.00 - 12.30


Group I: Protecting Child Survivors of Forced Displacements

Discussion Leaders:

Serra Müderrisoğlu; A. Leygara; A. Ghanem and K. Abu-Diab

Group II: Ensuring Child Protection After Natural Disasters

Discussion Leaders:

· Gülsen Erden, Prof. Dr., Ankara Univ., Psychology Department, Turkey

· Gündem: Çocuk (Agenda: Child), NGO, Turkey

· Mine Oğul Cihanoğlu, Ph.D., Atılım University, Ankara, Turkey

Group III: Commercial Child Sexual Exploitation

Discussion Leader:

Representative from ECPAT

12.30 - 13.30

Lunch Break

13.30 - 14.00

Early Child and Parent Education as a Means for Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect


Fatos Erkman, Prof. Dr., Boğaziçi Univ., Istanbul, Turkey


Anne-Çocuk Eğitim Vakfı (Mother-Child Education Foundation) TBC

14.00 - 15.00

Training, Building Multidisciplinary Teams and Developing Standards for Case Management


Ufuk Beyazova, Prof. Dr., Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey


· Marcellina Mian, Prof. of Pediatrics, Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar,

· Maha Al Muneef, MD, FAAP, National Family Safety Program, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,

· Figen Sahin, Prof. Dr., Gazi Univ., Child Protection Center, Ankara, Turkey

· Tolga Dağlı, Prof. Dr., Marmara University, Child Protection Center, Istanbul, Turkey

15.00 - 15.30

Coffee/Tea Break

15.30 - 17.00


Group I: Early Child and Parent Education as a Means for Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect

Discussion Leaders:

· Anne-Çocuk Egitim Vakfi

· Madusha Dissanayake Chairperson, Home-Start Lanka, Battaramulla, Sri Lanka

Group II: Training, Building Multidisciplinary Teams & Developing Standards for Case Management

Discussion Leaders: Tolga Dağlı, Marcellina Mian and Maha Al Muneef

Group III: Child Marriages

Discussion Leaders:

· Joan van Niekerk, M. Med, Childline, South Africa

· Flying Brooms (Uçan Süpürge), NGO, Turkey

17.00 - 17.20

How Can We Work Together in the Future?

ISPCAN President Elect, Jenny Gray OBE, England

17.20 - 17:30

Closing Remarks

18.00 - 21.00

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