Child Abuse Texas, a non-profit organization working to prevent child abuse
and neglect throughout the state, will partner with Texas Woman’s University
for a professional development workshop for child care and school personnel.
and Neglect: It’s Everyone’s Problem” is scheduled Saturday,
Sept. 20, in room 301 of the Administration Conference Tower located on TWU’s
Denton campus. Cost is $35, which includes lunch. Registration must be received
by Sept. 15. For more information, call 1-800-CHILDREN or (512) 250-8438,
extensions 17 or 18.
The workshop will
provide five clock hours of instruction, and certificates of attendance will
be available. PCAT is not sponsoring any CEU credits.
Registration for the
conference begins at 8:30 a.m. Presentations, which begin at 9:05 a.m., include:
Dr. Harry Wilson,
a pediatric pathologist with Providence Memorial Hospital in El Paso, will
lead the keynote presentation, titled “Ethics of Child Abuse Investigation.”
An evaluation period will follow, with the conference expected to conclude
at 3 p.m.
The workshop is targeted
toward childcare workers, teachers and others who work directly with children
in any capacity and would like to know more about child abuse and child development
According to PCAT,
the United States spends an estimated $3 billion annually on child abuse and
neglect. In Texas, a total of 203 children died from abuse and neglect during
fiscal year 2002.
For Further Information Contact:
Tel: (940) 898-3456