Agenda

Internationally renowned experts in family studies and child maltreatment research, policy, and practice will lead the conference’s lectures and discussions. Visit the Speaker Bios page for more information about the conference speakers, moderators, and discussants.

Four sessions will target the following topics:

  • Maltreatment, Family Processes, Risk and Resilience
  • Intergenerational Transmission of Maltreatment
  • Intervention with Maltreating Families
  • Preventing Child Maltreatment

May 5
Registration - 8:00 a.m.

Welcoming and Opening Remarks - 9:00 a.m.
Douglas Teti, Ph.D.
Professor of Human Development, Psychology, and Pediatrics
Conference Chairperson

Rodney Erickson, President
Pennsylvania State University

Session I: Child Maltreatment and Family Processes - 9:15 a.m.
Moderator: Lucy Johnston-Walsh, J.D. – Dickinson School of Law, Pennsylvania State University

Lead speaker: Sherry Hamby, Ph.D. – Sewanee: University of the South

Discussants:
Margaret Wright, Ph.D. – Miami University
Nancy Kellogg, M.D. – University of Texas Health Science Center
Emily Putnam-Hornstein, Ph.D. – University of Southern California

Buffet Lunch - 12:30 p.m.
Nittany Lion Inn Atrium

Session II: Intergenerational Transmission of Child Maltreatment - 1:30 p.m.
Moderator: Sandra Azar, Ph.D. – Pennsylvania State University

Lead speaker: Laura Ann McCloskey, Ph.D. – Indiana University

Discussants:
Jennie Noll, Ph.D. – Pennsylvania State University
Sheree Toth, Ph.D. – University of Rochester
Viola Vaughan-Eden, Ph.D. – American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children

Adjournment - 4:45 p.m.

May 6

Opening Remarks - 9:00 a.m.

Session III: Intervening with Maltreated Children and Their Families - 9:15 a.m.
Moderator: Benjamin Levi, M.D., Ph.D. – Penn State College of Medicine

Lead speaker: Judith Cohen, M.D. – Allegheny General Hospital, Drexel University College of Medicine – Pittsburgh

Discussants:
Tony Mannarino, Ph.D. – Allegheny General Hospital, Drexel University College of Medicine – Pittsburgh
Monica Fitzgerald, Ph.D. – University of Colorado School of Medicine
Mark Chaffin, Ph.D. – University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Buffet Lunch - 12:30 p.m.
Nittany Lion Inn Atrium

Session IV: Preventing Child Maltreatment: Current Efforts, Future Directions - 1:30 p.m.
Moderator: Mark Feinberg, Ph.D. – Pennsylvania State University

Lead speaker: John Lutzker, Ph.D. – Georgia State University

Discussants:
Deborah Daro, Ph.D. – University of Chicago
Charles Wilson, MSSW, – Rady Children's Hospital
Sharon Wasco, Ph.D. - Independent Evaluator and Consultant

Adjournment - 4:45 p.m.