ISPCAN’s mission is to prevent cruelty to children in every nation, in every form: physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, street children, child fatalities, child prostitution, children of war, emotional abuse, and child labor...
Asher Ben-Arieh, PhD, is the Haruv Chair for the Study of Child Maltreatment at the Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. In the years 2007-2011 he headed the Joseph J. Schwartz Program. He served as project director and editor of the Statistical Abstract - Annual State of the Child in Israel, for over 20 years. He initiated and coordinated the multi-national project "Measuring and Monitoring Children’s Well-Being", and was among the founding members of the International Society for Child Indicators (ISCI) and was elected as its first chairperson in 2005.
Prof. Ben-Arieh is one of the leading international experts on social indicators, particularly as they relate to children’s wellbeing. He has written and published extensively on the politics of social policy and children’s wellbeing in Israel, and on children’s wellbeing indicators and their measurement.
Prof. Ben-Arieh is the founder and editor-in-chief of the Child Indicators Research (CIR) journal and of the Children’s Well-being: Indicators and Research book series, both Springer publishing house publications.
Co-Director, Child Abuse Research Education and Service (CARES) Institute, Stratford, New Jersey, USA
Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology, Rowan Medicine, Stratford, New Jersey, USA
Esther Deblinger, PhD is Co-Director of the Child Abuse Research Education and Service (CARES) Institute and a Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at Rowan Medicine in Stratford, New Jersey, USA. Dr. Deblinger has been engaged in clinical work and research focusing on the impact and treatment of child sexual abuse and other traumas in childhood for 30 years and she has collaborated on numerous treatment outcome investigations including four investigations funded by National Institute of Mental Health. Treatment outcome research, conducted by Dr. Deblinger and her colleagues Judith Cohen, M.D., and Anthony Mannarino, Ph.D. led to the development of Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, an evidence based treatment with documented efficacy in helping children and adolescents overcome PTSD as well as related emotional and behavioral difficulties. Since then a total of 20 randomized trials have been conducted to further refine and evaluate the effectiveness of this treatment model. These research and treatment development endeavors were highly successful, in terms of the successful completion of individual as well as complex, multisite investigations, the publication of related research findings and most importantly the widespread dissemination of training in the treatment models developed.
Developing and Disseminating an Evidence Based Treatment for Child Sexual Abuse and other Traumas: A Personal and Professional Narrative
Throughout this keynote address, the presenter will describe lessons learned through research, clinical service, professional and personal experiences that helped to inform her career and her contributions as a co-developer of Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), an evidence based treatment for children and their non-offending caregivers impacted by child sexual abuse and/or other traumas. Dr. Deblinger will share her personal/professional journey by integrating research findings as well as clinical and personal experiences that have informed her thinking about the critical ingredients for optimal recovery from childhood trauma. She will share early and more recent research findings that have informed the evolving science of treating youth who have endured childhood trauma. She will also acknowledge and discuss the stressors associated with this challenging work. Finally, she hopes to inspire continued dedication to the field with an emphasis on the importance of self-care for all professionals.
1-The participant will learn about the history and development of Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
2-The participant will learn about research findings that can contribute to the individualized tailoring of TF-CBT to optimize youth outcomes
3-The participant will learn about areas of growth that contribute to enhanced personal resiliency among youth participating in TF-CBT
Deputy Director, Administrative Data Research Centre for England, Southampton, United Kingdom
Professor Gilbert is acknowledged for her innovative contributions to the science of evidence-based child health. Her seminal work regarding cot death and sleeping position demonstrated a 20 year lag between evidence of harms of the advice given to parents and the introduction of policies to reverse this advice. Her research has led to significant advances in knowledge of the epidemiology, natural history and treatment of infections in pregnancy and early childhood. Her work has informed policy decisions on whether to stop, start or not introduce antenatal and newborn screening programmes and strategic priorities for research. Her meticulous studies of child maltreatment published in the Lancet are influencing WHO child maltreatment prevention policies. As deputy director of the Administrative Data Research Centre in England and her related role in the Farr Institute - she is at the forefront internationally in the use of clinical and administrative data for patient and public benefit and to accelerate translation of research into practice.
Director of the Department of Management of Noncommunicable Diseases, Disability and Violence and Injury Prevention, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Dr Krug is Director of the Department of Management of Noncommunicable Diseases, Disability and Violence and Injury Prevention at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. In this position he has overseen the development of major intergovernmental resolutions and ground breaking world reports, the implementation of major innovative development projects, and preparations for large global events. He chairs the International Organizing Committee for World Conferences on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion and the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration and is member of the Editorial Board of several scientific journals.
Before joining WHO, Dr Krug was an epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, USA.
Prior to that he worked in war torn countries for Médecins sans Frontières and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
Dr Krug holds a degree as Medical Doctor from the University of Louvain in Brussels, Belgium and a Masters Degree in Public Health from Harvard University and has received many awards.
Marta Santos Pais
Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children (SRSG)
Marta Santos Pais was appointed as Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children (SRSG) on May 1st, 2009, and took up her position on September 1st, 2009. As a high level global independent advocate, Marta Santos Pais promotes the prevention and elimination of all forms of violence against children in all settings, including online and offline, the justice setting, in the home, in institutional care, in schools, in the workplace and in the community. She acts as a bridge builder in all regions, and across sectors and settings where violence against children may occur.
Since her appointment, she has been strongly committed to mobilizing action and political support to maintain momentum around this agenda and to achieve steady progress across the world. A key concern has been the inclusion of a key target on ending violence against children in the global development agenda and at present to support national implementation efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal Target 16.2. With this in mind, SRSG Santos Pais promotes the adoption of a national agenda on violence prevention and elimination, the enactment and enforcement of a legal ban on all forms of violence against children, and the consolidation of a national data system to promote and monitor progress.
Marta Santos Pais has more than 30 years experience on legal cooperation and human rights concern and an active participation in United Nations and intergovernmental processes. She was a member of the UN Drafting Group of the 1989 Convention on the Rights of the Child and of its Optional Protocols and participated in the development of other key international human rights standards, including on the abolition of the death penalty, protection from disappearances, human rights of juveniles deprived of liberty and human rights defenders. She has authored a large number of publications on international and comparative law and human rights and children’s rights. Before her appointment as SRSG on Violence against Children, Marta Santos Pais was the Director of the UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre, and before then UNICEF Director of Evaluation, Policy and Planning. Previously, she was the Rapporteur of the Committee on the Rights of the Child and Vice-Chair of the Coordinating Committee on Childhood Policies of the Council of Europe. She was a Special Adviser to the UN Study on Violence against Children and to the Machel Study on the Impact of Armed Conflict on Children. In September 2017 she was awarded a Doctorate Honoris Causa by the Maria Grzegorzewska University.
Kateřina Šimáčková was a barrister for fifteen years, in 2009 she became a judge at the Supreme Administrative Court and since 2013 she has been a judge of the Constitutional Court of the Czech Republic. She was a member of the Government Legislative Council and a member of the Committee for the Selection of Judges to the EU Civil Service Tribunal. She is a member of the Scientific Board of the Faculty of Law at Charles University in Prague, an ad hoc judge at the European Court of Human Rights, a substitute member of the European Commission for Democracy through Law (the „Venice Commission“) for the Czech Republic and a member of the examination committee for judicial examinations. She also lectures at the Department of Constitutional Law at the Faculty of Law at Masaryk University in Brno. Her teaching and publication activities focus particularly on human rights issues. Regarding the issues of the right to family life and the protection of the best interest of the child, she prepared several judgments as the judge-rapporteur at the Constitutional Court, including judgments concerning child custody (after divorce), ascertaining the child’s wishes, recognition of parenthood for a same-sex couple established abroad, parents’ freedom to raise their children to become independent, etc.
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