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A Brighter Future:
Seventh Annual Child Advocacy Conference

TrainingsThe seventh annual A Brighter Future: Ending Child Abuse Through Advocacy and Education conference will be held on March 25, 2016 at USC Upstate. Pre-conference workshops will be held on Thursday, March 24, 2016. More information will be forthcoming.

  • Optional pre-conference workshop registration fee: $35
  • Conference registration fees: $35 for particpants and $15 for students

Bruce PerryBruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D.,
Founder and Senior Fellow of The ChildTrauma Academy
Houston, TX

Keynote 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 Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Topic: The Importance of Resilience in Overcoming Adversity

Nancy Henderson, M.D.,
Child Abuse Pediatrician, Greenville Children’s Hospital
Greenville, SC

Machelle Madsen Thompson, Ph.D., LCSW
Social Services Coordinator, Love At Work Missions
Tallahassee, FL
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 Contact
Dr. Jennifer Parker
Program Director

Ms. Shawn Masto
Program Coordinator

8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.