Friday, September 04, 2009

CDC Webinar: Child Maltreatment Prevention - 9/10/09

Ooo! Ooo! - "Tootie", Car 54

Couldn't help it - I channeled Tootie when I saw the speakers scheduled for this webinar. Should be interesting to hear their take on prevention, especially Jack Shonkoff....

Webinar Invitation

A Better Start:

Child Maltreatment Prevention as a Public Health Priority

Did you know some of the worst adult health problems in the nation can be linked to the toxic stress resulting from adverse experiences in childhood? Population health priorities, including obesity, heart disease, and diabetes are associated with harmful childhood experiences such as abuse or neglect.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Violence Prevention invites you to learn how your public health agency can make a difference in the lives and health of both children and adults at an upcoming webinar. James Mercy, PhD, and Jack Shonkoff, MD, experts in child maltreatment prevention and early childhood development, respectively, will discuss several topics including:

  • The important role public health agencies can and do play in preventing child maltreatment
  • The body of research linking harmful childhood experiences with long-term quality of life
  • How public health agencies can prevent child maltreatment by using the concept of safe, stable, nurturing relationships

The goals of this webinar are to develop a shared understanding of how the prevention of child maltreatment not only promotes optimal development but also reduces disparities in health and explore the important role public health agencies play in improving the health of children and families by preventing childhood abuse and neglect.


  • Ms. Francie Zimmerman - Doris Duke Charitable Foundation – Child Abuse Prevention Program
  • Dr. Jack Shonkoff - Harvard University – Center on the Developing Child
  • Dr. James Mercy - CDC – Division of Violence Prevention

Date: Thursday, September 10, 2009

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EST

Webinar Registration:

Click here to register for A Better Start: Child Maltreatment Prevention as a Priority.

Click here to learn more about CDC’s child maltreatment prevention efforts.

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