The Role of Parenting and Family Processes in Child Maltreatment and Intervention

Penn State’s third annual Conference on Child Protection and Well-Being is scheduled for May 5-6, 2014 at the Nittany Lion Inn on the University Park campus. The two-day conference will focus on “The Role of Parenting and Family Processes in Child Maltreatment and Intervention,” and feature presentations and panel discussions from top researchers in the field.

Speakers include internationally renowned experts in family studies and child maltreatment research. Four sessions will target an array of topics within the study of family processes and child maltreatment transmission, intervention, and prevention. Registration for the conference will be open in mid-January. The agenda and other information will be released at that time.

The conference series will continue the Network’s efforts to target a range of issues pertaining to child maltreatment. On Sept. 25, 2013, Penn State’s second conference brought together district attorneys, children and youth service professionals, law enforcement officials and medical professionals as well as Penn State faculty members to discuss “Protecting Pennsylvania’s Children by Building Multidisciplinary Investigative Teams/Child Advocacy Centers.”

In October of 2012, the University held its inaugural conference, which featured experts in child sexual abuse and child trauma research, prevention and treatment.