29th Annual Conference on the Prevention of Child Abuse
Stop The Harm Before It Starts
February 23-24, 2015
Omni Mandalay Hotel in Las Colinas
Las Colinas, TX
Registration is now open for 29th Annual Conference on the Prevention of Child Abuse. To take advantage of the Early-Bird discount rate, you must register before January 21, 2015, at http://www.preventchildabusetexas.org/nextconference.html.
About the Conference
The Conference is 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.
Schedule at a Glance
The Schedule-at-a-Glance for this year's 29th Annual Conference on the Prevention of Child Abuse to be held at the Las Colinas Omni Colonnade Hotel,February 23-24, 2015 is available online.
Reserve Your Housing at the Omni Mandalay Hotel at Las Colinas
The Omni Mandalay Hotel at Las Colinas will serve as the 29th Annual Conference on the Prevention of Child Abuse hotel. Located at:
221 East Las Colinas Blvd.
Irving, TX 75039.
Make your hotel reservations now – call 1-800-THE-OMNI (1-800-843-6664) and identify the Conference for special rates good through January 21, 2015. If you would like to register online, please go to: http://www.omnihotels.com/FindAHotel/DallasMandalay/MeetingFacilities/PreventChildAbuseTexas2.aspx
Conference Rate: The Omni Hotel at the Colonnade offers accommodations at $129.00 occupancy rates under a block of rooms reserved for the Prevent Child Abuse Texas Conference. Only a limited number of rooms are available at the conference rate so reserve early!
Sponsorship and Exhibiting Opportunities
Convey your commitment to children! Please support the 29th Annual Conference on the Prevention of Child Abuse. Depending on support level, benefits include complimentary meeting registrations and acknowledgement. View information about all of our different support opportunities.
Businesses, organizations, and individuals are invited to bring products, materials and services to the attention of those attending the Conference. For information or to reserve a table, visit our web site at http://www.preventchildabusetexas.org/pdf/29th-exhibitor-form.pdf or email Conferences@preventchildabusetexas.org. Deadline is December 31, 2014. Space is limited!
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Angelo P. Giardino, MD, PhD, MPH
Angelo P. Giardino, a Professor of Pediatrics and Section Chief of Academic General Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), received his medical degree and doctorate in education from the University of Pennsylvania, completed his residency and fellowship training at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), and currently serves as Vice President/Chief Medical Officer for Texas Children's Health Plan and is the Chief Quality Officer for Medicine at Texas Children’s Hospital. He earned a Master’s in Public Health from the University of Massachusetts, and is a Certified Physician Executive (CPE) within the American College of Physician Executives. He completed the Patient Safety Certificate Program from the Quality Colloquium, is certified in medical quality (CMQ) as designated by the American Board of Medical Quality. Dr. Giardino is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FAAP), sub-boarded in Child Abuse Pediatrics by the America n Board of Pediatrics. He is a Board member for several national and regional boards. His academic accomplishments include publishing several textbooks on child abuse and neglect, presenting on a variety of pediatric topics at national and regional conferences. He is also co-editor of the C@R Journal of Applied Research on Children, Informing Policy for Children at Risk.
Harvey Karp, MD
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 his evidence-based approach to soothe infant crying, boost sleep, and his novel techniques to reduce tantrums. His DVDs/book, “The Happiest Baby” and "The Happiest Toddler" are among the most used parenting guides in America. Over 3,000 Happiest Baby educators have been certified to teach this approach to boost parent confidence and reduce child abuse, postpartum depression and infant sleep deaths across Texas, throughout the US and in 25 other nations.
Christopher S. Greeley, MD
Christopher Spencer Greeley, was received his undergraduate degree from Hobart College in Geneva New York where he majored in Biology and Religious Studies. He received his medical degree from the University of Virginia in 1992 and complete internship and residency in pediatrics at Vanderbilt University. He spent three years in private pediatric practice in Franklin Tennessee before returning to Vanderbilt University in the Division of General Pediatrics in 1998. He is board certified in pediatrics as well as Child Abuse Pediatrics, and is a member of the AMA and the AAP. He is a member of the AAP Section on Child Abuse and Neglect and Section on International Child Health. His main clinical interests are in International Child Health, Child Abuse and Neglect, and vulnerable populations.
James M. Hmurovich, B.A., MS.Ed.
Jim is the President & CEO of Prevent Child Abuse America, a position he has held for over 8 years. His organizational focus has been to increase not only public awareness of the importance to prevent child abuse and neglect, but to actively engage the public in changing the way in which the United States invests in meaningful healthy child development policies and practices. He has had an extensive career in juvenile and criminal justice, having served as a county juvenile probation officer as well as numerous positions within the Indiana State Department of Correction, eventually being appointed Deputy Commissioner.