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27th Annual Conference on the Prevention of Child Abuse
Prevent Child Abuse Texas

May, 2012

revent Child Abuse Texas wants to make you aware of the 27th Annual Conference on the Prevention of Child Abuse scheduled for March 4-5, 2013 at the San Antonio Colonnade Omni Hotel. 

 

 

Newspapers across Texas have been reporting heartbreaking cases of abuse and neglect of children.  In recent years, the severity of abuse and the number of cases have been increasing. While other violent crimes are decreasing, child abuse continues to rise.  Many cases of abuse can be prevented. 

 

 

Child abuse can occur anywhere, anytime, and in any economic group.  It is found in all cultures and ethnic groups.  It is in the city, suburbia and rural areas and any age child can become a victim.  Abuse takes the form of neglect, threats, verbal and emotional abuse, battering, incest, rape and murder.  Because few public dollars are used to protect our children, the number of investigations of child abuse and neglect has not kept pace with the increase in the number of reports of child abuse and providing safety and services. 

 

 

Every day, the very people they rely upon for safety and security--their parents or caregivers, subject children across the country to abuse or neglect. Because no one wants to believe that good people can hurt their own children and investigations of child abuse are kept confidential; the incidence of maltreatment is higher than most people imagine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

27th Annual Conference on the Prevention of Child Abuse

 

 

March 4-5, 2013

 

 

Omni Hotel at the Colonnade

 

 

San Antonio, Texas

 

 

Bruce D. Perry, MD, PhD

 

 

Dr. Perry is the Senior Fellow of the Child Trauma Academy, a not-for-profit organization which promotes innovations in service, research and education in child maltreatment and childhood trauma.  Dr. Perry has been an active teacher, clinician and researcher in children’s mental health and the neurosciences holding a variety of academic positions.  A focus of his work has been the development of innovative clinical and systemic programs and practices based upon emerging concepts regarding child development and neurodevelopment. These programs are in partnership with multiple sectors of the community and in context of public-private partnerships which help catalyze systemic change within the primary institutions that work with high-risk children such as child protective services, mental health, public education and juvenile justice.

 

 

Ira Chasnoff, MD

 

 

Dr. Chasnoff serves as the president of the Children's Research Triangle and a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago. He is one of the nation's leading researchers in the field of maternal drug use during pregnancy and the effects on the newborn infant and child. His research projects include a study of the long-term cognitive, behavioral and educational developmental effects of prenatal exposure to alcohol, cocaine, and other drugs; the effects on birth outcome of prenatal treatment and counseling for pregnant drug abusers; and the effectiveness of both outpatient and residential treatment programs for pregnant drug abusers. He is the author of four books and numerous articles on the effects of drug use on pregnancy and on the long-term cognitive, behavioral, and learning outcomes of prenatally exposed children.

 

 

Closing Luncheon Panel

 

 

F. Scott McCown

 

 

Scott McCown retired as a state district judge in September 2002 to become the executive director of the Center for Public Policy Priorities. In 2007, the School of Social Work at The University of Texas at Austin presented Scott with the Vision and Valor Award of Distinction for exemplary accomplishments in the promotion of social justice.  In 2005 and again in 2011, Texas Monthly named Scott one of “The 25 Most Powerful People in Texas Politics” and a “voice for the voiceless.” He is widely recognized for his expertise in child protection and remains an active member of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges. 

 

 

Judge Peter Sakai

 

 

After serving eleven years as Associate Judge of the Children’s Court he resigned in order to run for the bench in the 225th District Court.Judge Peter Sakai serves as Judge of the 225th District Court, Committee Chair Judge of the Children’s Court, and Presiding Judge of the Family Drug Treatment Court in Bexar County, Texas. He was recently reelected to a second term.  Judge Peter Sakai’s career commitment to improving the system for families and children has been recognized with honors.   Widely recognized community leader who works hard to bring new ideas and solutions to help resolve issues of child abuse and neglect and family violence and to constantly challenge all involved in the child welfare system to more effectively serve the families that come into the courtroom and prevent child abuse and neglect.

 

 

PREVENT CHILD ABUSE TEXAS

 

 

13740 Research Blvd #R-4, Austin, TX 78750

 

 

512/250-8438     512/250-8733 (fax) 

 

 

pcatx@PreventChildAbuseTexas.org

 

 

www.PreventChildAbuseTexas.org



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