Child Maltreatment Solutions Network annual conference begins Sept. 30

This Wednesday, Sept. 30, the Penn State Child Maltreatment Solutions Network kicks off its fourth annual conference at the Nittany Lion Inn, on the University Park campus.

The two-day conference will focus on child stress and trauma, its lasting effects and potential to be reversed. Fifteen child stress experts, some coming from as far as London, will present on topics from neurology and genomics to advocacy and immunology.

On-site registration opens at 7:30 am on Wednesday, on a first come, first served basis. Registration is free for all Penn State students, and faculty and staff receive a discounted entry fee. Participants can attend one or both days. The Centre County community is also encouraged to attend.

“Child maltreatment and advocacy are serious and far-reaching issues,” said Network Assistant Director Sandee Kyler. “With child trauma research constantly evolving, there is always more to learn in order to better protect our children.”

More information on the conference, titled “New Frontiers in the Biology of Stress, Maltreatment and Trauma: Opportunities for Translation, Resilience, and Reversibility,” can be found on the Network’s website.