Monday, July 30, 2012

Awaken to Change - Healthy Child and Family Development.

Awaken to Change - The National Conference for America's Children

Prevent Child Abuse America's 2012 National Conference

October 12-15 - Jacksonville, Florida

As Prevent Child Abuse America celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2012, it will offer a national conference unlike any other. From October 12-15, 2012, Prevent Child Abuse America will integrate emphases on healthy child development, public policy, what's working in child abuse and neglect prevention, and the latest on messaging and corporate responsibility.

Recognizing that each of us play a role in ensuring the healthy development of our nation's children, the conference will blend hands-on training for professionals who work with families and run non-profit agencies, with broad discussions on the impact our work has on the neighborhoods and communities in which we live, and the future of our country as a whole.

Conference Highlights with a Focus on Healthy Child and Family Development 

  • Workshop A05: Banishing Bullying Behavior: Transforming the Culture of Peer Abuse
  • Workshop C05: Education is Key: Shaken Baby Syndrome Prevention
  • Workshop D05: Trauma & Brain Development: How 'Emotional Intellegence' and other Strategies Help Us Heal and Improve Relations with Those Around Us
  • Workshop E05: Kids, Critters and Abuse: The Link Between Animal Cruelty and Child Maltreatment
  • Workshop F05: Building and Sustaining Collaborations in a Competitive Environment
  • Workshop G05: Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences and Their Consequences: Policies and Programs for Whole Person's Support
  • Workshop H05: A Shared Responsibility: Preventing Child Neglect is More than a Family Matter
  • Workshop I05: Leadership Challenge: Developing Leadership Skills at all Levels of an Organization
  • Workshop A06: Working with Parents in Culturally Competent Ways
  • Workshop B06: Preempt the Strike: Stopping Family Violence Before a Hand is Ever Raised
  • Workshop C06: Parent Leadership: What Everyone Should Know to Increase Family Success
  • Workshop D06: Preventing Child Maltreatment in Families Affected by Domestic Violence: Lessons Learned from a Novel Community-Based Program
Plus much more - 100+ break out sessions, networking, and Jacksonville's family friendly attractions. Find descriptions of all sessions in the Conference Registration Book, which can be downloaded here.

Questions? email Robert Allen at

Hurry and Save! The Early Bird discount has been extended through August 12!

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