November, 2010FEBRUARY 28-MARCH 1, 2011
"Make Prevention Your Priority"
A statewide Conference designed to offer quality training and information on topics and model programs of interest to leaders in child abuse prevention: social workers, counselors, educators, child care and youth workers, law enforcement personnel, medical & legal professionals, foster parents, child welfare board volunteers, elected officials, and other interested child advocates. Participants may attend their choice of a variety of workshops on child abuse and neglect prevention and educational programs or may select workshops for specialized training credits and professional development.
Harvey Karp, M.D.
Dr. Karp is a nationally renowned pediatrician, child development specialist and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the UCLA School of Medicine. In pediatric practice, for almost 30 years, Dr. Karp has taught thousands of parents, from working moms to superstars like Madonna, Michelle Pfeiffer and Pierce Brosnan his secrets for soothing colic, boosting infant sleep, reducing tantrums, promoting patience and _making parents and children happy. He is the author of "The Happiest Baby on the Block".
George W. Holden, PhD.
Dr. Holden focuses on understanding the determinants and significance of the parent-child relationship in development. Much of the work conducted has addressed the proximate causes of parental behavior with an emphasis on parental social cognition. He has investigated parental attitudes and thinking as it relates to parental use of physical punishment. A second area of research concerns the causes and effects of family violence, including how intimate partner violence affects parenting and children's development. He is the author of the book "Parenting: A dynamic perspective".
Jenna is a triumphant survivor of sexual abuse. No, more than mere survivor, she has become a valiant warrior against sexual abuse of children and adolescents. A new Texas law bears her name, Jenna_s Law. Finally telling her secret brought such sweet relief that she has been on a campaign ever since to spare others her torment. The first step in that campaign was telling her story, just a few days after her molester was sentenced to 20 years in prison. "I'm not scared. Don't you be scared," she told other victims at the time.
The Amazing Spider-Man
A special appearance by Spider-Man will highlight the conference. Spider-Man, a child sexual abuse survivor, will be available throughout the conference for photos and autographs.
MONDAY - FEBRUARY 28
9:00 WELCOME - OPENING
Libby Carroll, President,
Prevent Child Abuse Texas
Texas Young Lawyers Association
KEYNOTE ADDRESS - Harvey Karp, M.D.,
"The Happiest Baby on the Block"
10:15 - BREAK
10:30 - WORKSHOPS - SESSION I
12:00 - LUNCH (ON YOUR OWN)
12:00 - Harvey Karp, M.D. (Special Luncheon, additional cost)
1:30 - WORKSHOPS - SESSION II
3:00 - BREAK
3:15 - WORKSHOPS - SESSION III
TUESDAY - MARCH 1
8:00 - GENERAL SESSION
KEYNOTE ADDRESS - George W. Holden, PhD. "Families, Parenting, and Discipline: A Dynamic Perspective"
9:00 - BREAK
9:15 - WORKSHOPS - SESSION IV
10:45 - BREAK
11:00 - WORKSHOPS - SESSION V
12:30 CLOSING LUNCHEON
KEYNOTE ADDRESS - Jenna Quinn "Songs for Silence"
DFPS Legislative Update - DFPS Staff (to be determined)
2:30 CONFERENCE ADJOURNS
3:00 Dave Pelzer (Special Presentation, additional cost)
*This program has been submitted for CEU/CLE credits from the National Association of Social Workers and Texas Board of Professional Counselor.
CONFERENCE SITE / HOTEL REGISTRATION: The Conference will be held at the Westin Park Central Hotel located at 12720 Merit Dr, Dallas, TX 75251. The Westin Park Central Hotel offers accommodations at $117.00 _ Single and $147.00 _ double occupancy rates under a block of rooms reserved for the Prevent Child Abuse Texas program. For hotel reservations _ call 1-888-627-7032 and identify the Conference for special rates good through February 4, 2011. If you would like to register online, please go to: http://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/preventchildabusetexas.
HOTEL CHARGES ARE NOT INCLUDED IN YOUR CONFERENCE REGISTRATION.
Parking: The Westin Park Central Hotel offers various parking options. Conference attendees can park for $10.00 in the covered self parking garage and complimentary parking at an adjacent uncovered parking lot. All other Valet parking is at standard price.
EXHIBIT INFORMATION: Businesses, organizations, and individuals are invited to bring products, materials and services to the attention of those attending the Conference. As an Exhibitor, your agency/business can receive a 20% discount on registration fees for up to five registrants. For information or to reserve a table, visit our web site at www.preventchildabusetexas.org, or call 512-250-8438 x18. Deadline is December 31, 2010. Space is limited.
CONFERENCE BOOKSTORE: The Conference Bookstore will be open during conference hours. There will be a variety of items available for purchase such as books, pins, car magnets and assorted blue ribbon items. Please take time to visit the bookstore.
REGISTRATION: Complete the attached registration form and mail or fax it to Prevent Child Abuse Texas as soon as possible. You may also go to www.preventchildabusetexas.org to register online. Click on the Conference tab at the top and follow the directions. Workshop selections are based on a first come first serve basis so register early. Be sure to register by February 4, 2011 to get the Early Bird rate. Cut off for registration is February 23, 2011. After February 23, 2011 on site registration will be required.
CANCELLATION POLICY: If you are unable to attend the conference, you may cancel your registration by submitting your cancellation in writing (fax, postal mail or email) to PCAT by January 31, 2011. Verbal cancellations will not be accepted. PCAT is not responsible for cancellation notices not received. Substitutions for registered attendees may be made without penalty. All substitutions MUST be made in writing through the PCAT office. Refunds will be granted, less a $25 processing fee, if a written notice of cancellation is received by January 31, 2011. No refunds will be granted after January 31, 2011.
SPECIAL LUNCH: There will be a special lunch available for Monday, February 28, 2011 with Dr. Harvey Karp. This lunch is an additional cost. To register, please see Registration Form.
DAVE PELZER: Dave Pelzer has experienced a truly extraordinary life, as he nearly died several times by the hands of his mentally disturbed alcoholic mother. Years later it was determined that Dave’s case was one of the most gruesome and extreme cases of child abuse in California's then history. Dave is the author of six inspirational books, and his first book, A Child Called It has been on the New York Times Best Sellers List for over six years. Conference attendees have a special opportunity to hear Dave Pelzer. This presentation is an additional cost. To register, please see Registration Form. For more information please visit www.gtcp.org/events.asp.
TEXAS COUNCIL OF CHILD WELFARE BOARDS: Prevent Child Abuse Texas appreciates the cooperation of the Texas Council of Child Welfare Boards on the 25th Annual Conference on the Prevention of Child Abuse. To learn more about TCCWB, please go to www.tccwb.org.
ADA STATEMENT: Prevent Child Abuse Texas is committed to equality of educational opportunity and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status. If you require reasonable accommodations for a disability in order to participate fully in this continuing education activity, please call 512-250-8438 x18 no later than December 31, 2010, so we may make the necessary arrangements.
WHAT TO WEAR: Wear layers and/or bring a sweater. The temperature may fluctuate. To ensure your comfort, please keep this in mind when dressing. The dress code will be casual business attire.
QUESTIONS: For more information on the Twenty-Fifth Annual Conference on the Prevention of Child Abuse, call the PCAT office in Austin, Texas: 512-250-8438 x18 or email Rene_ Scoggin: firstname.lastname@example.org; or visit our web site at www.PreventChildAbuseTexas.org.
NOTE: PCAT facilitates this annual opportunity to share strengths and solutions to issues of child abuse through speakers and training workshops from a variety of professional perspectives. We respect and value the opinions expressed that may not necessarily reflect the views of the organization or its members.