The University of Iowa

Child Protection: A Global Responsibility conference registration now open

February 14th, 2014

The University of Iowa Child Protection Program, International Programs, and Provost’s Office invite you to attend multiple activities that will be held in the scope of 2014 Provost’s Global Forum “Child Protection: A Global Responsibility.”

One major symposium that will be held is dedicated to “Adverse Childhood Experiences and Their Impact on Adult Health”. This event is open to the public and will take place Wednesday, March 26, from 1-5 p.m. at Hotel Vetro, Iowa City. Registration is free but required, and can be found along with more information about the symposium at /node/813.

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.

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-Stead Family Department of Pediatrics.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Sarolta Petersen in advance at 319-335-3862.