800 University WaySpartanburg, SC 293031-864-503-5000
Save the date for the Eighth Annual Child Advocacy Conference on Friday, March 31, 2017.
The seventh annual A Brighter Future: Ending Child Abuse Through Advocacy and Education conference was held on March 25, 2016 at USC
Pre-conference workshops were held on Wednesday, March 23, 2016.
First Responder Training is available ONLY to law enforcement, EMT, paramedics and firefighters
Location of Brighter Future Conference on March 25:
The University Readiness Center
USC Upstate Main Campus
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Location of First Responder Training on March 23:
The George Dean College of Business and Economics (3rd Floor)
160 East St. John Street
Spartanburg, SC 29306
Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D.,Founder and Senior Fellow of The ChildTrauma AcademyHouston, TXKeynote Topic: Impact of early childhood trauma on the developing brain
Dr. Perry is the author, with Maia Szalavitz, of The Boy Who Was Raised As A Dog, a bestselling book based on his work with maltreated children and Born For Love: Why Empathy is Essential and endangered. His most recent multimedia book, BRIEF: Reflections on Childhood, Trauma and Society was released in 2013. Over the last thirty years, Dr. Perry has been an active teacher, clinician and researcher in children’s mental health and the neurosciences holding a variety of academic positions.
Kenneth Ginsberg, M.D.Pediatrician, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Director of Health Services, Covenant House PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia, PA
Topic: The Importance of Resilience in Overcoming Adversity
Nancy Henderson, M.D.,Child Abuse Pediatrician, Greenville Children’s HospitalGreenville, SC
Marlanda Dekine, LMSWFounder and Director, Speaking Down BarriersSpartanburg, SC
Machelle Madsen Thompson, Ph.D., LCSWSocial Services Coordinator, Love At Work Missions
Topic: The Role of Protective Factors across Developmental Stages
Target audiences for this conference include attorneys, counselors, educators, the faith community, judges, law enforcement, nurses, physicians, psychologists, social workers, therapists, victim service professionals and all other concerned community members.
For More Information ContactDr. Jennifer Parker
HoursMonday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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