Registration open for third annual Conference on Child Protection and Well-Being

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State will hold its third annual Conference on Child Protection and Well-Being on May 5 and 6 at the University Park campus. Internationally renowned experts in family studies and child maltreatment research, policy and practice will lead discussions on family and parenting processes that impact children’s risk for maltreatment, and affect the short- and long-term consequences of abuse. 

Registration is now open for the conference, which will be held at the Nittany Lion Inn.

Conference sessions will focus on family-based interventions with maltreating families, and on innovative approaches that can be used with families to prevent child abuse. The conference will emphasize state-of-the-art findings and new directions in study, treatment and prevention.

“The conference brings together a team of interdisciplinary researchers and practitioners who are leaders in their respective fields,” said Doug Teti, conference organizer and professor of human development, psychology and pediatrics. “There will be presentations, but there also will be many opportunities throughout this meeting for questions and audience participation.”

Penn State President Rodney Erickson will provide opening remarks. The conference will be divided into four sessions, each with a lead speaker and three discussants. Session topics are: maltreatment, family processes, risk and resilience; intergenerational transmission of maltreatment; intervention with maltreating families; and preventing child maltreatment.

Registration, agenda information and other conference details can be found on the conference website. This conference is made possible by Penn State’s Network on Child Protection and Well-Being, the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape and support from several University sponsors.

Last Updated February 19, 2014