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Conference Alert!
The First Statewide Conference on Child Sexual Abuse Prevention

"Taking Action To Prevent Child Sexual Abuse:
Strategies for Your Community"

Date: Saturday, April 5th 2003
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 pm.
Where: The John Hancock Conference Center in Boston, MA
ATTENTION: Parents, Community Leaders, Educators, Religious Leaders, Concerned Adults, Legislators, Media Representatives, Nurses, Social Workers, Mental Health Professionals, Physicians, Psychologists, Child Care Professionals, Youth Group Leaders Anyone who cares about protecting children from sexual abuse!

Conference Highlights:
Prominent researcher and physician, Dr. Vincent J. Felitti, first author of the The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study, will open the conference with a discussion of the link between adverse childhood experience, including sexual abuse, and the leading causes of death in the United States.
Jan Hindman, a distinguished researcher and clinician, will address the question: "Are We Raising a Generation of Sexual Thieves?
In a panel of survivors/ child sexual abuse prevention advocates will discuss, with audience participation, the myths and realities about child sexual abuse offenders and victims.
5 afternoon workshops are designed to give you specific skills and tools to prevent child sexual abuse in your community:

A. Fostering Healthy Early Child Development as a Strategy to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse

B. "Talking About Touching" and "Child Assault Prevention Program (CAP)"--An Overview
of Two Child Safety/Parent Education Programs in MA

C. The Ten Commandments of Raising Sexually Respectful Children

D. The Anatomy of Silence--How to Dismantle the Wall of Silence that Protects Sexual Predators

E. Sexual Abuse Free Environment for Teens (SAFE-T)--): An Innovative Prevention Program
for Middle Schools

Continuing Education Units Available