Psychiatrist M.D. pioneer in the subject of Child Maltreatment in Colombia.
In 1989 she founded the Asociación Afecto contra el maltrato infantil with other associates.
She received the Cafam Award to the Women of the Year in 1997.
She received the Colombian Congress Award in the "Grado de Comendador” 1996.
She received the "Héctor Abad” Award, Merito en Salud Publica Gobernación de Antioquia 1998.
She has been a Member of the Board (Councillor) for ISPCAN (International Society for Prevention Child Abuse and Neglect) since 2008, and an international consultant on prevention of child violence against children in Latin American, of BICE, Plan International, and other organizations.
With the major of Bogota, she organized the campaign "Vaccination against Child abuse”, with participation of 40.000 people from the community, whose awareness of the level of child abuse in the city was increased.
She has organized 18 conferences in child abuse, 2 Latin American conferences, as a way to increase awareness about the child abuse.
She has worked in the NGO Afecto contra el maltrato infantil, for the last 24 years, giving lectures and training in many countries of Central and South America.
She has appeared in many TV programs and Radio programs.
3/24/2017 » 3/25/2017
GESPCAN 13th international conference on Medical Diagnosis of CAN
6/10/2017 » 6/11/2017
Child Trauma Conference: Little Voices Count
10/1/2017 » 10/4/2017
15th ISPCAN European Regional Conference on Child Abuse & Neglect