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Prevention Is Protection— Transforming Child Welfare & Strengthening Families
Thursday, April 23, 2020 9:00 am - 12:30 pm EST
Panel 1 - Participant WordCloud
Panel 2 - Participant WordCloud
A visual representation of the national dialogue was captured during the event to graphically reiterate the challenges and opportunities facing children, youth and families as we work to transform our systems during the global COVID pandemic.
A National Dialogue
Preventing child abuse and neglect is a collective effort. The COVID-19 public health crisis is requiring our systems and families to rapidly adapt to changing environments. Protecting children requires bringing together people, systems, and technology to strengthen families and build the capacity of community-based services.
Leading child welfare experts and stakeholders joined our national dialogue on April 23 in observance of National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The event featured two panels, with discussions covering how systems can be transformed to protect children, efforts underway during the COVID-19 pandemic, and what programs and services are supporting and building the evidence for community-driven efforts in prevention.
Moderator: Alisa Santucci, MS, LCMFT, Principal Associate, Abt Global
Panel 1 – Webinar #1: Transforming Systems to Protect Children
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. ET
Jerry Milner, DSW, Associate Commissioner, HHS/ACF/ACYF/Children’s Bureau
J. Bart Klika, Ph.D., Chief Research and Strategy Officer, Prevent Child Abuse America
Teresa Rafael, MSW, Executive Director, Children’s Trust Fund Alliance (formerly the National Alliance of Children's Trust and Prevention Funds)
Vivek Sankaran, J.D., Director, Child Advocacy Law Clinic, University of Michigan Law School