Annual Conference


Prevent Child Abuse Georgia and the Stephanie V. Blank Center for Safe and Healthy Children at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta partnered again to coordinate the Georgia Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect: from Prevention to Intervention. Over 300 participants from child and family serving organizations across Georgia learned about emerging practices and research that focused on the prevention of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES). If you are interested in joining the Georgia ACEs conversation visit the Georgia ACEs Connection. This online group is an action-based social network for individuals, sectors, and communities that are utilizing the ACEs science to implement trauma-informed and resilience-building practices and policies.​​​

Thanks for joining us at the 2018 Conference! View highlights and photos here.

Georgia Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect 2018 Program View Workshops

CEUs (6 Hours): CLE (attorneys), LPCA (licensed counselors), NASW (social work), POST (law enforcement), EMS (first responders/paramedics), ASNA (nursing), CME (physicians), Babies Can’t Wait

 

If you attended the conference and have questions regarding your CEUs please contact Kasey Baine at Kacey.Baine@choa.org.


Keynote Speaker: Robert Sege, MD, PhD

Robert Sege, MD, PhD, speaks passionately about the new and positive model for raising healthy children and preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) including violence, bullying, abuse, and neglect. He explains that the key to preventing violence is to promote resilience, which is developed through strong relationships with family and community.

This positive approach applies to all families. Dr. Sege and his wife, Dr. Karen Victor, have raised three children. Through their own experience, coupled with their conversations with the thousands of families they care for, they have come to realize that parents who find joy in parenting raise resilient children.

Dr. Sege speaks nationally and internationally about joyful parenting, weaving personal experience, recent studies of children and their parents, and lessons he has learned from his patients in his presentations.

Dr. Robert Sege, is a Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at Tufts University School of Medicine, where he directs a new Center for Community-engaged Medicine. Dr. Sege is nationally known for his research on effective health systems approaches that directly address the social determinants of health. He is a Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of Social Policy in Washington and serves on the boards of the Massachusetts Children’s Trust and Prevent Child Abuse America. He has served on the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect, and on its Committee on Injury, Violence, and Poisoning Prevention. He is a graduate of Yale College, and received his PhD in Biology from MIT and his MD from Harvard Medical School. He led the development of the Connected Kids: Safe, Strong, Secure program for the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is a former member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Injury Violence and Poison Prevention and is the author of the November 2012 AAP policy statement “Firearm-Related Injuries Affecting the Pediatric Population.” He was the recipient of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ 2008 Fellow Achievement Award for his work on youth violence prevention.

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2017 Annual Conference

This conference featured many prevention focused workshop topics for those who work in a multi-disciplinary setting. The 2017 keynote speaker was Dr. Donna Beegle, a poverty expert and recognized author.

2016 Annual Conference

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.”

 

2015 Annual Conference

The 2015 Keynote speaker was magician and motivational speaker Eric Anderson. His story is a cycle of foster care and child welfare systems to becoming a survivor and finding his passion in magic. Presentations included a wide variety of child maltreatment prevention topics enjoyed by over 250 participants.

 

2014 Annual Conference

The 2014 conference featured the President and CEO of Prevent Child Abuse America, Jim Hmurovich; Mark Chaffin, a professor at Georgia State University’s School of Public Health who is nationally recognized for his research in child abuse prevention; and Georgia’s DFCS Director, Bobby Cagle. View the keynote address and all presentations here.

2013 Annual Conference
Nearly 200 individuals from across the state joined PCA Georgia on September 4, 2013, for our 2nd Annual Conference at the Atlanta Marriott, Century Center. In addition to an outstanding keynote luncheon with Judge Glenda Hatchett, nine workshop sessions were offered. View workshop information here.