How Well Do Our Laws Protect Children? - International Models of Child Protection

From our friends at The Field Center:
The Field Center is pleased to present a very special Fall Community Symposium scheduled for Tuesday October 30, 2012 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm at Penn Law's Levy Conference Center.
How Well Do Our Laws Protect Children? International Models of Child Protection

will feature Jaap Doek, Esq., former Chairperson of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child and founding member of the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN). This hallmark symposium will challenge us to look at the United States' approach to protecting children in the context of the international community. As we are only one of three nations that mandates reporting of suspected child abuse, we anticipate a vigorous discussion of the issues and an opportunity to critically explore our system of child protection.

Jaap Doek's presentation will be followed by a respondent panel featuring three of Penn's renowned faculty and child welfare experts, the Field Center's faculty directors: School of Social Policy & Practice Dean Richard Gelles, CHOP pediatrician Dr. Cindy Christian, and Clinical Law Professor Kara Finck. Penn Nursing Professor Cynthia Connolly, also a Field Center faculty director, will be moderating the panel.
The symposium is free and continuing education credit is available for both Social Workers and Attorneys for a nominal fee.

Seats are limited and preregistration is required, by email to or phone at 215.573.9779.


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