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Join us the last week of every month for a webinar on child abuse and neglect research, programs, resources, and latest news.

When: Monday September 26, 2016
4:00 PM
Contact: Angela Pena

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Join us each month as an expert in the field presents on the latest programs, research, resources and news related to child abuse and neglect.

Presented in English and local languages, when possible. 

$10 for non-members - FREE for members




Medical Child Abuse

Presented by Sue Foley and Des Runyan

September 26, 2016 - 4:00 PM Mountain / 8:00 AM Sydney, Australia




   Sue Foley 

Sue Foley is an accredited Senior Clinical Social Worker The Department of Psychological Medicine, The Children's Hospital at Westmead NSW Australia. Sue is also Children's Court Clinician and Family Court Report Writer
Clinical experience and expertise: her clinical experience in assessing and providing services to children and families covers the years from 1972 to the present. Sue is currently a Senior Social Worker – Clinical Specialist in the Department of Psychological Medicine at the Children's Hospital at Westmead, NSW Australia. Sue provides assessments for the Children's Court Clinic and is particularly interested in prevention activities and projects. She is currently a leader in an Australian Shaken Baby Prevention Project. Her areas of clinical expertise and interest are in the areas of physical abuse prevention, factitious disorder by proxy identification and treatment, treatment of trauma and effects of abuse, loss and neglect of children and young people. Sue undertakes legal assessments of families, children and young people, in relation to parenting capacity generally, attachment, working with denial and promoting change. Sue provides clinical supervision to mental health and social work professionals. Sue has worked in a statutory agency, non-government fostering agency, tertiary education service, community health service and hospital settings. Sue has also presented research and discussions papers at a number of Australian and International conferences, and has attended many Child Protection and Children in Care conferences.


   Des Runyan 


Dr. Desmond Runyan is the Executive Director of the Kempe Center at the Children's Hospital of Colorado and Professor of Pediatrics. Dr. Runyan's research has addressed the identification and consequences of child abuse and neglect. In 1989 he designed and secured funding for the longest multi-site prospective study of the consequences of child abuse; LONGSCAN has continued for more than 20 years. This is a prospective study of 1354 children in five states who either were reported for maltreatment or who were judged to be at very high risk of maltreatment. Dr. Runyan helped design and conduct the only US study examining the incidence of "shaken baby syndrome.” With funding from the Centers for Disease Control, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, and the Duke Endowment, Dr. Runyan is directing a trial of shaken baby prevention with 600,000 families.


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