Conference Helps ‘Bridge the Gaps’ in the Field of Child Protection

“Thanks to many of the people in this room, we’ve done more things in the past 40 years for child protection than the previous 4,000," said Charles Wilson, senior director of the Chadwick Center for Children and Families at Penn State's third annual Conference on Child Protection and Well-Being.

Nancy Kellogg (left), Margaret Wright, and Sherry Hamby (far right) listen to Emily Putnam-Hornstein answer a question at the Third Annual Conference on Child Protection and Well-Being.

Prevent Child Abuse America President Says ‘Prevention is Possible’

About 200 people gathered in the HUB Auditorium on April 23 to hear James Hmurovich share his national perspective on this complex issue. A panel of experts and advocates also joined Hmurovich on stage and provided the audience with a wealth of information from their areas.

Prevent Child Abuse America CEO/President James Hmurovich speaks to the crowd.

Experiential Avoidance Increases Risk for PTSD Following Child Maltreatment

Assistant professor of human development and family studies Chad Shenk was the principal investigator of a study that examined why some maltreated children develop PTSD and some do not.

Psychology Colloquium: Michael J. MacKenzie

Exploring Transactional Processes in Applied Domains:
From Harsh Parenting to Out-of-Home Care

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

1:00—2:00 p.m.

127 Moore

Registration Open for Third Annual Conference on Child Protection and Well-Being

Penn State’s third annual Conference on Child Protection and Well-Being 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.

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.

Investigative and Child Advocacy Resources at the Heart of Annual Conference

Jones and Panel

About 260 child advocates from around Pennsylvania gathered at The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel on the University Park campus on Wednesday (Sept. 25) to promote the expansion of multidisciplinary investigative teams and child advocacy centers. Penn State's Second Annual Conference on Child Protection and Well-Being aimed to provide information and share expertise in developing these teams and centers specifically in counties that do not have these resources.

Jones and Panel
Jones and Panel

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