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Conference at TWU to Focus on Preventing Child Abuse

09/03/03


DENTON —Prevent 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.

“Child Abuse 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 issues.

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.

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For Further Information Contact:


Karen Treat
Senior Copywriter
Tel: (940) 898-3456
e-mail: ktreat@twu.edu