2016 Speakers and Presentations

Prevent Child Abuse Georgia partnered with the Stephanie V. Blank Center for Safe and Healthy Children at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta to bring you the “Georgia Child Abuse Conference: from Prevention to Intervention” on September 15, 2016 at the Atlanta Marriott Century Center. Attending were over 360 professionals and community members who work to serve children and families throughout on a daily basis.

The conference featured many prevention-focused workshop topics you have come to expect and also offered topics of interest to those who work in the multi-disciplinary setting when treating victims of maltreatment.

The 2016 Keynote Speaker was Dr. David Finkelhor, a preeminent violence epidemiologist. Dr. Finkelhor is the Director of the Crimes against Children Research Center, Co-Director of the Family Research Laboratory and Professor of Sociology at the University of New Hampshire. He is editor and author of 11 books and over 150 journal articles and book chapters. Some of his best-known publications include, “Sourcebook on Child Sexual Abuse” and “Nursery Crimes.”  Dr. Finkelhor has received grants from the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect, and the US Department of Justice, and a variety of other sources.Click here for more information on the work of Dr. Finkelhor and the Crimes Against Children Research Center.

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