Keynote Speakers

Dr. Elizabeth Gershoff
Dr. Elizabeth Gershoff The University of Texas at Austin
“Corporal Punishment in Homes and Schools: Harm Inflicted in the Name of Discipline”
Dr. Michèle Taïna Audette
Dr. Michèle Taïna Audette Laval University
“The link between the colonial past and the present of the Indigenous with regard to child protection”
Dr. Michael J. MacKenzie
Dr. Michael J. MacKenzieMcGill University
“Transactional perspectives on holding multiple hard truths in child and family serving systems”
Dr. Tara Leach
Dr. Tara LeachHuman Trafficking Health Alliance of Canada
“Caring for the Trafficked Patient: Physical and Forensic Considerations for Health Care Providers.”
Dr. Miriam C.A.Wagoro
Dr. Miriam C.A.WagoroNursing Sciences Programmes at the University of Nairobi
“Protecting children against abuse and neglect in the 21st century: ETHICAL CONSIDERATION AND MULTIDISCIPLINARY RESPONSIBILITIES”
Dr. Delphine Collin-Vézina
Dr. Delphine Collin-VézinaMcGill University and Canadian Consortium on Child & Youth Trauma
“Revisiting compliance-oriented programs for traumatized children and youth”

Master Classes by World Renowned Experts

The Safe Environment for Every Kid (SEEK) Model: Promoting Children’s Health, Development, Wellbeing and Safety

Dr. Howard Dubowitz

Division Head, Child Protective Services

University of Maryland USA

Inspiring Avenues to Shift Child- and Youth-Serving Sector Towards Trauma-Informed and Strengths-Based Interventions

Dr. Delphine Collin-Vézina

Director, School of Social Work

McGill University, Montreal, CANADA

Medical Evaluation of the Child Alleged to Have Been Sexually Abused: Meeting the Diagnostic and Therapeutic Needs of Victims 

Dr. Martin Finkel

Co-Director Cares Institute

Rowan University, NJ USA

Ending Corporal Punishment Against Children: A Public Health Approach To Child Physical Abuse Prevention

Dr. Catherine A. Taylor

Professor, Boston College of Social Work

Boston, MA USA

Online Abuse Dynamics and Prevention

Dr. David Finkelhor

Director, Crimes against Children Research Institute

University of New Hampshire, NH, USA

Full Scientific Program 

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