Chicago, Illinois, March 8, 2011 – Prevent Child Abuse America is pleased to announce that it’s next national conference has been scheduled for October 12 - 15, 2012 at the Jacksonville, Florida Hyatt Riverside.
The conference will be a unique and innovative experience for the participants with its focus on healthy childhood development, advancing public policy, what’s working in child abuse and neglect prevention, messaging, corporate responsibility and all how all of these moving parts will ultimately allow Prevent Child Abuse America and its partners to engage citizens everywhere in a national movement for children, their families and the communities they live in.
“This is not going to be like any other conference people have been to before,” says James M. Hmurovich, President & CEO of Prevent Child Abuse America. “We believe that when all children don’t have equal opportunity for growth and development we put our future as a society at risk. We also believe though, that when we focus on healthy child development and supporting families and citizens in the communities they live in as we plan to do at the conference, great things can happen for children and for the nation.”
Prevent Child Abuse America is also pleased to be holding the conference not just in the state of Florida, which has widely embraced home visiting and other innovative prevention programming, but in Jacksonville itself, the inaugural city selected as a Pinwheels City, USA for its integrated and forward thinking around supporting families and the prevention of child and abuse and neglect before it ever occurs.
“We are extremely pleased Prevent Child Abuse America is hosting this national conference in Florida’s largest and perhaps most progressive city,” says Christie Ferris, Director of Prevent Child Abuse Florida. “We are proud of Jacksonville’s innovative efforts to create communities where families are valued and supported and children have a variety of opportunities for healthy growth and development. We hope this conference will strengthen existing infrastructure and advance efforts on behalf of children and families not only in Jacksonville, but throughout Florida and across the country as well.”
Prevent Child Abuse America has also confirmed dates for its 2014 conference, which will also be held at the Jacksonville Hyatt Riverside, and those dates are May 18 – 21, 2014.