Child protection: A global responsibility

A young boy in Turkey

Resmiye Oral, professor of pediatrics and director of the Child Protection Program at University of Iowa Children's Hospital, reported that in 2012, 11,637 children in Iowa were substantiated to have been abused and/or neglected, 79 percent of whom were neglected, 9 percent physically abused, 7 percent drug endangered, and 4 percent sexually abused.

In order to increase awareness of several issues related to child protection, Oral has organized the 2014 Provost’s Global Forum at the UI, “Child Protection: A Global Responsibility.” The forum will address the global and local impact of child abuse and neglect through two symposia, a WorldCanvass program, and other events that are free and open to the public March 26-28.

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