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Ending Violence Against Children: Conference Resources

Hundreds of clinicians, policy makers, funders, and advocates came together to identify solutions to combat violence against children and adolescents at the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center’s and World Childhood Foundation USA’s conference, “Ending Violence Against Children:  Developing a Roadmap to a Healthy Childhood and Adolescence.”  Held March 22-23, 2018 in Stern Auditorium at The Mount Sinai Hospital, the conference featured more than 50 world-renowned experts as speakers, panelists, or moderators and kicked off Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center’s celebration of its 50th anniversary.

Angela Diaz, MD, PhD, MPH, Director of the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center and the Jean C. and James W. Crystal Professor of Pediatrics, and Professor of Environmental Medicine and Public Health, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; and Joanna Rubinstein, DDS, PhD, President and CEO, World Childhood Foundation USA, were co-directors of the conference.  Dennis S. Charney, MD, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and President for Academic Affairs, Mount Sinai Health System, welcomed the conference participants.

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Two days of keynote addresses and panelists covered important areas ranging from brain development and stress to breaking the cycle of violence.  The conference closed with a call to action from Dr. Diaz and Dr. Rubinstein, mobilizing the conference participants to collaborate on solutions to end violence against children and adolescents.

Conference Resources: Presentations and Materials

Program and Speaker/Panelist Bios

Katie Albright, The Economics of Child Abuse

Brody-Miller-Sweet, Protective Prevention Effects on the Association of Poverty With Brain Development

Victor G. Carrión, MD, and John A. Turner, MD, Early Life Stress and the Developing Brain

Jess Dannhauser, The Graham SLAM Program Model

Angela Diaz, MD, PhD, MPH, Childhood Sexual Abuse:  Identification, Impact and Intervention

Tenaz Dubash, Combating Human Trafficking:  Homeland Security Investigations

John Eckenrode, PhD, et al, Long-term Effects of Prenatal and Infancy Nurse Home Visitation on the Life Course of Youths

David Finkelhor, PhD, Developmental Victimology:  Uniting to Make the Case to End All Violence Against Children

Meg Gardinier, The Costs and Economic Impact of Violence Against Children

Suna Hanoz, AÇEV (Mother Child Education Foundation): Involved Fatherhood

Beatriz Luna, PhD, Adolescent Brain Development:  Risk and Resilience

Bruce McEwen, PhD, Toxic Stress and Brain Development:  Understanding Resilience

Hon. Edwina Mendelson, Caught, podcasts by WNYC Studios:  “Oh My God, What Have I Done?”

David L. Olds, PhD, et al:  Enduring Effects of Prenatal and Infancy Home Visiting by Nurses on Maternal Life Course and Government Spending

Jeffrey Sach, PhD, Children First

Martin H. Teicher, MD, PhD, Child Maltreatment, Neurobiology and Psychopathology

Live Q&A videos from the conference

1. Angela Diaz, MD, PhD, MPH, Director of the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center

 

2. David Finkelhor, PhD, Director of the Crimes against Children Research Center and Professor of Sociology at University of New Hampshire

LIVE from #EndingVAC18 with Dr. David Finkelhor

Join us LIVE from #EndingVAC18 with Dr. David Finkelhor, Director of the Crimes against Children Research Center and Professor of Sociology at University of New Hampshire!

Posted by Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center on Thursday, March 22, 2018

 

3. Beatriz Luna, PhD, Staunton Professor of Psychiatry & Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh

Live from #EndingVAC18 with Dr. Bea Luna

Join us LIVE for an interview with Dr. Beatriz Luna, the Staunton Professor of Pyschiatry & Pediatrics at University of Pittsburgh, to wrap up the first day of #EndingVAC18!

Posted by Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center on Thursday, March 22, 2018

 

4. Joanna Rubinstein, DDS, PhD, President & CEO of World Childhood Foundation USA

Live from #EndingVAC18 with Dr. Joanna Rubinstein

We’re kicking off Day 2 of #EndingVAC18 live with Dr. Joanna Rubinstein, President & CEO of Childhood USA! Join us!

Posted by Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center on Friday, March 23, 2018

 

5. Winette Saunders, the Deputy Commissioner for Youthful Offender Programming at the NYC Department of Correction

Join us LIVE from #EndingVAC18 with Winette Saunders, the Deputy Commissioner for Youthful Offender Programming at the NYC Department of Correction!

Posted by Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center on Friday, March 23, 2018

 

6. Ashley Smith Juarez, National Director of the Clinton Health Matters Initiative

Live with Ashley Smith Juarez from #EndingVAC18

Join us live from #endingvac18 for an interview with Ashley Smith Juarez, National Director of the Clinton Health Matters Initiative at Clinton Foundation !

Posted by Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center on Friday, March 23, 2018

 

 

 

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