Child Protection: A Global Responsibility


March 26, 2014 - 1:00pm


Hotel Vetro, 201 S Linn Street, Iowa City

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Sarolta Petersen

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The 2014 Provost’s Global Forum at the University of Iowa, Child Protection: A Global Responsibility, will address the global and local impact of child abuse and neglect.

It has become clearer over the last decades that adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) have a significant impact on adult health and well–being. The results of a screening in Iowa showed that 55% of Iowans have experienced at least one type of ACE, including physical, sexual, or emotional child abuse; or family dysfunction, including substance abuse, mental illness, criminal activity, parental separation, or domestic violence. This forum will bring together local, regional, national, and international scholars working on this subject to encourage researchers in Iowa to increase their efforts to understand the impact of ACEs on Iowa children and adults so that appropriate interventions can take place.

This symposium is free and open to the public. Registration is required. For more information and to register, visit–protection.

The conference is made possible through the generous support of the Stanley–UI Foundation Support Organization through the Provost’s Global Forum. Other sponsors include: International Programs, Provost's Office, Institute of Clinical Translational Sciences, National Children's Alliance, and Carver College of Medicine–Department of Pediatrics.