Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Summer Institute on Child Protection

We would like to invite you to join faculty from the Kempe Center and the University of Colorado for a participatory and interdisciplinary Institute on Child Protection. Our Summer Institute offers short, intensive courses for professionals, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows who are concerned about the safety of children.

Date: July 6-24, 2015

Location: University of Colorado, Denver
          1201 Larimer Street
                Denver, CO 80204

In 1993, the U.S. Advisory Board on Child Abuse and Neglect declared child abuse and neglect a "national emergency." More than 20 years later, child abuse and neglect continue to be a serious and prevalent public health problem. In the United States alone, 3 million reports of child abuse and neglect involving more than 6 million children are made each year. Many more go unreported. Without appropriate and timely intervention, research suggests that these children may experience long-term health problems.
The Summer Institute is designed to improve knowledge, practice, and policy related to the prevention, identification, and treatment of child abuse and neglect and family violence. Participants will learn the latest approaches in research, clinical services, prevention and administration. Through special events, participants will have an opportunity to network with each other and with faculty.

The Summer Institute is designed for the following professionals who have an interest in child abuse and neglect:
  • Physician
  • Physician's Assistant
  • Advanced Practice Nurse
  • Allied Health Professional
  • Social Worker
  • Behavioral Health Professional
  • Educator
  • Researcher
  • Community Leader
  • Child Advocate
  • Public or Private Human Service Administrator
  • Graduate student
  • Post-Doctoral fellow

Graduate course credit, available through the Clinical Sciences Graduate Progam at the University of Colorado, Denver and Anschutz Medical Campus, as well as Continuing Education Units (CEUs), and Continuing Medical Education (CME) will be offered through the Summer Institute. 

The registration deadline for participants not seeking course credit is June 1, 2015. For participants seeking course credit, the registration deadline is May 15, 2015. A late fee of $50 will be applied to any registrations received after the deadlines.

The Kempe Center 
for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect

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