• March/April 2001
  • Vol. 2, No. 2

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American Southwest Setting for 13th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect

Head to Albuquerque, New Mexico, for the 13th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, sponsored by the Children's Bureau, April 23-28. Many other government agencies and national organizations are serving as national co-sponsors. All Faiths Receiving Home, the local host agency, is central New Mexico's preeminent non-profit organization providing an array of services for children and families affected by childhood abuse, neglect, or trauma.

The conference will offer a mix of interactive educational sessions on such topics as prevention, intervention, and treatment of child abuse and neglect. Sessions will reflect the conference theme, Faces of Change: Embracing Diverse Cultures and Alternative Approaches.

The Exhibit Hall will feature numerous displays including one from the National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information, a co-producer of the Children's Bureau Express.

Plenary sessions will feature the following speakers:

  • April 24, CNN and NPR journalist Maria Hinojosa
  • April 25, Larry EchoHawk, "Breaking the Cycle of Violence in Indian Country for Future Generations"
  • April 26, James Garbarino, "Lost Boys: Pathways from Childhood Sadness to Adolescent Violence"
  • April 27, Shane Salter, "'Trouble Don't Last Always': A Study of Survival in the Child Welfare System"
  • April 28 (closing luncheon), Erylene Piper Mandy, "Thursday's Children: Directions in Reframing the Protection of Childhood in the New Millennium."

Conference participants can gain knowledge and insight into local history, culture, and practice issues--for American Indian and Hispanic cultures, in particular--by taking advantage of special tours and events offered at additional cost.

For further information or to obtain a registration packet, contact:

PaL-Tech
1901 N. Fort Myer Dr.
Suite 301
Arlington, VA 22209
Phone: 703-528-0435

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