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Press Release: Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse, Focus of Program at DeSales, Wed., March 9
Date: 2/16/2005


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Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse, Focus of Program at DeSales, Wednesday, March 9

DeSales University will host "Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse", an educational program for mandated reporters of child abuse in the school setting (K - 12), from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., on Wednesday, March 9, in the University Center at the Center Valley campus. The program is designed for guidance counselors, nurses, principals and special education directors. The cost is $15, and includes refreshments and lunch. To register, call Val Billowitch, department secretary in the counseling center at DeSales, at 610-282-1100, ext. 1417 by Friday, February 25.

The program will focus on the decision and reporting processes of child abuse. Topics include elements of child abuse, perpetrators, types of child abuse, reporting obligations, responding to disclosures, guidelines to follow when a child discloses and the key to long term success.

Following an introduction by Gregg Amore, director of the counseling center at DeSales, there will be presentations by Patricia H. Dervish, Esq, senior deputy district attorney, Lehigh County Office of District Attorney, Lehigh County Office of Children and Youth Services; Marcie Lightwood, program coordinator for Project Child, Valley Youth House; and Kari Stanley, child interview specialist, Child Advocacy Center of Lehigh County. The program will conclude with a panel discussion and a question-and-answer session.


Press Release: Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse, Focus of Program at DeSales, Wed., March 9 | Posted on: 2/16/2005

For more info:
Tom McNamara, Executive D
irector of Communications
DeSales University | 2255 Station Avenue | Center Valley, PA 18034

610.282.1100 x1219 | Tom.McNamara@desales.edu

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