The 2016 Congress theme was Protecting our Children, Protecting our Future. It was expected to attract approximately 1200 -1500 delegates, with a major focus on attracting professionals from developing countries. We had a very stimulating event where we came together from all corners of the world to consider how best to protect children from being maltreated and maximize their well being.
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Global Child: A Rights-Based Approach to Child Health and Development - Dr. Ziba Vaghri
Strategic Alliances to Prevent Child Maltreatment - David Finkelhor, Ph.D.
Why I Didn't Say Anything - Sheldon Kennedy
New Horizons in Preventing and Responding to Violence Against Children - Alexander Butchart, Ph.D.
Preventing Child Abuse & Neglect is a Child Right - Yanghee Lee, Ph.D.
Global Study on Sexual Exploitation of Children in Travel and Tourism - Najat M'jid, M.D.
First Star, Inc. - Peter Samuelson
First Star Academy Outcomes and Rational
First Star Academy National Outcomes Graphic
First Star Trifold Brochure
Master Class Presentations:
The Effect of Early Adversity on Brain Development, Learning, and Health - Nicole Sherren, Ph.D.
Parenting: A glimpse into The ISPCAN Thinking Space Report on Positive Parenting - Joan van Niekerk, BSocSc Hons, MMedSc
Positive Parenting : Parents as Preventive Strategy - Dr Rajeev Seth MD, FIAP, FAAPExecutive
Communities and Prevention of Abusive Head Trauma – Dilemmas and advantages - Desmond Runyan, MD, DrPH, FAAP
Everybody Needs to Know: The Rationale, Research & Experience of Education for Abusive Head Injury Prevention - Dr Sue Foley, B.Soc.Stud, MA, MSW, MEd
Child Sexual Abuse Prevention & Education: Best Practices, Children’s Voices & Future Directions - Leslie M. Tutty, PhD
Prevention of Bullying at School - Lucia C.A. Williams, PhD
Online Child Sexual Exploitation – Learning from the Past, Preparing for the Future - Roberta Sinclair, Ph.D
Prevention of Interpersonal and Gender-Based Violence in Adolescent Relationships - Christine Wekerle, Ph.D.
Countries In Transition Forum Presentations:
Child Marriage - Joan van Niekerk, BSocSc Hons, MMedSc
What’s the Next Right Thing to do in Child Protection? - Dr. Phillip Cook
What Child Protection Means in Developing Countries - Dr. Rajeev Seth
Early Child Development and Child Rights; where do they cross paths? - Dr. Ziba Vaghri
“The Tanzania and Chile Pilots” - What we learned - Dr. Ziba Vaghri
Each registration included a copy of the 12th Edition of the World Perspectives on Child Abuse, a snapshot of child protection data around the world, free only to Congress attendees (a $35 value). The publication is also be available to purchase on our website here:
12th Edition of the World Perspectives on Child Abuse
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