Stand Up, Step Forward to Keep Children Safe

Date 04/21/15 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Location Ruth Pike Auditorium - 22 Biobehavioral Health Building
Description

As a part of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, The Children's Advocacy Center of Centre County (Mount Nittany Health) and the Child Maltreatment Solutions Network are presenting "Stand Up, Step Forward to Keep Children Safe: Why Child Abuse Reporting Matters."

The event will be an important community discussion on what it means to be a reporter of child abuse. Join keynote speaker Teresa Huizar, Executive Director of the National Children's Alliance, and a panel of experts and advocates to discuss mandated reporting, the creation of multidisciplinary investigative teams, and efforts by community agencies to keep our children safe.

The event is free and open to the public. There will be a reception preceding the event at 6:30 p.m.

Speakers:

Keynote: Teresa Huizar, Executive Director of the National Children's Alliance

Jennie Noll, Director of the Child Maltreatment Solutions Network and Professor of Human Development and Family Studies

Kristina Taylor Porter, Director of the Children's Advocacy Center of Centre County, Mount Nittany Health

Anne Ard, Director of the Centre County Women's Resource Center

Teresa Smith, Coordinator of Outreach and Training at the Northeast Regional Children's Advocacy Center

Panel discussion and audience Q&A to follow.

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