March 28 WorldCanvass topic is “Child Protection: A Global Responsibility”

WorldCanvass

At 5 p.m. on March 28 in the Senate Chamber of the Old Capitol Museum, a panel of regional and international experts will join WorldCanvass host Joan Kjaer to discuss the global reality of child abuse and neglect, its impact on children and the adults they later become, and interventions that may be appropriate both before and after the abuse occurs. WorldCanvass will be recorded before a live audience and the public is invited to attend.

Statistics detailing the numbers of abused and neglected children in Iowa and around the world are stunning. In 2012, almost 12,000 Iowa children were found to have been abused and/or neglected, 79% of whom were neglected, 9% physically abused, 4% sexually abused, and 7% drug endangered. Internationally, available studies show that as many as 30% of the child population, depending upon the country, have been affected by some form of child abuse and/or neglect. The 2014 Provost’s Global Forum will address this critical issue in a three-day, multi-event conference from March 26-28, with many events, including the Friday WorldCanvass, open to the public. (http://international.uiowa.edu/research/child-protection)

Adverse childhood experiences—everything from physical, sexual, or emotional child abuse, to physical and emotional neglect, to family dysfunction, including substance abuse, mental illness, criminal activity, parental separation, or domestic violence—have a significant impact on adult health and well-being, according to Dr. Resmiye Oral, a UI professor of pediatrics and director of the UIHC Child Protection Program, who has organized the symposium on “Child Protection: A Global Responsibility.” Oral will discuss that impact with international and Iowa-based experts in the fields of pediatrics, family medicine, psychiatry, human services, social services, law, and research on the March 28 WorldCanvass.

Participants and topics to be discussed are:


The lasting effects of childhood trauma and toxic stress

  • Resmiye Oral, MD, professor of pediatrics and director, UIHC Child Protection Program, ethical consultant, Turkish BECAN study, Johnson County MDT member
  • Desmond Runyan, MD, professor of pediatrics and director, Kempe Center for Prevention and Treatment of CAN, consultant to World Health Organization and International Society for Prevention of CAN in developing ACE screening tools
  • George Nikolaidis, MD, psychiatrist and director, Department of Mental Health & Social Welfare Centre for Study & Prevention of Child Abuse & Neglect, principal investigator of Balkan Epidemiology of Child Abuse and Neglect (BECAN) study

Who’s looking out for Iowa’s kids?

  • John (“Jack”) Widness, MD, professor of pediatrics and director, Child Health Research Core of Iowa’s Institute for Clinical & Translational Science ("ICTS”), University of Iowa College of Medicine
  • Debra Waldron, MD, MPH, FAAP, vice chair for Child Health Policy, clinical professor, UI Stead Family Department of Pediatrics, director, Division of Child and Community Health, Child Health Specialty Clinics/Center for Child Health Improvement and Innovation
  • Marcus Johnson-Miller, interim first five state coordinator, Iowa Department of Public Health

National and regional response to child abuse and neglect

  • Regina A. Butteris, MD, medical director, Child Protection Center, Unity Point Health-St. Luke’s Hospital, Hiawatha, Iowa
  • Christine Corken, JD, first assistant Dubuque County Attorney, Dubuque, Iowa
  • Resmiye Oral, MD, professor of pediatrics and director, UIHC Child Protection Program, ethical consultant, Turkish BECAN study, Johnson County MDT member

Global response to child abuse and neglect: two case studies

  • Betul Ulukol, MD, MPH, professor of social pediatrics and director, Ankara University Child Protection Program, consultant to Ministry of Health on CPC model
  • Teresa Magalhaes, MD, PhD, professor of forensic medicine and director, Northern Branch of National Institute of Legal Medicine, consultant to Ministry of Justice on MDT management of CAN
  • Resmiye Oral, MD, professor of pediatrics and director, UIHC Child Protection Program, ethical consultant, Turkish BECAN study, Johnson County MDT member

WorldCanvass is a production of UI International Programs. Program partners are UITV and the Pentacrest Museums.

All WorldCanvass programs can be found on the UI YouTube channel, the Public Radio Exchange, iTunes, and the International Programs website.  For more information on WorldCanvass, contact Joan Kjaer at joan-kjaer@uiowa.edu or visit http://international.uiowa.edu/worldcanvass

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