The University of Iowa

Child Protection: A Global Responsibility Program

University of Iowa Provost’s Global Forum:  March 26, 2014 – March 28, 2014

All events listed on this page are free and open to the public.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Symposia Day
Location:  Hotel Vetro, 201 South Linn Street, Iowa City
Second Floor Conference Center

Symposium I:
Multidisciplinary Response To Child Sexual Abuse

Target audience: Professionals who refer, assess, diagnose, manage, treat, and protect children from child abuse and are interested in learning more about community-based, multidisciplinary response are welcome to register for this symposium to hear from local, national, and international experts.
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8:30–9:00 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Barry Butler, PhD, University of Iowa Provost
Downing Thomas, PhD, Associate Provost and Dean of
University of Iowa International Programs
Raphael Hirsch, MD, PhD, Department Head, Department of Pediatrics
Resmiye Oral, MD, Director, University of Iowa Child Protection Program

Session I:  Moderator, Resmiye Oral, MD

9:00-9:30 a.m.

The Child Advocacy/Protection Center Model
Teresa Huizar, Executive Director of National Children’s Alliance

9:30-10:15 a.m.

25 Years of Experience with The Child Advocacy/Protection Center Model in Iowa
Regina Butteris, MD; Christine Corken, JD; Lisa Bender LMSW

10:15-10:30 a.m.

Discussion Time

10:30-10:45 a.m.

Coffee Break

Session II:  Moderator, Teresa Huizar, Executive Director of the National Children’s Alliance

10:45-11:00 a.m.

Global Responsibility:  International Collaborative Work for Systems Building
Resmiye Oral, MD

11:00-11:45 a.m.

Responding to Child Sexual Abuse:  Step by Step Through Strengths and Barriers

International Panel:
Betul Ulukol, MD, MPH (Turkey)
Teresa Magalhaes, MD, PhD,  (Portugal)
George Nikolaidis, MD, PhD (Greece) 
Naeem Zafar, MD, (Pakistan)

11:45-12:00 p.m.

Discussion Time

12:00–1:00 p.m.

Lunch on your own


Symposium II
Adverse Childhood Experiences: Health Implications Through Life

Target audience: Professionals and members of the public who would like to learn about adverse childhood experiences; how they negatively impact child and adult medical, mental, social, behavioral well-being; and what individuals may do to address their own and clients’ adverse childhood experiences are welcome to register for this symposium to hear from local, national, and international experts.
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Session I:  Moderator, Desmond Runyan, MD, PhD

1:00-1:30 p.m.

How “Adverse Childhood Experiences” Came to Being as a Field of Research and Translational Science
Vincent Felitti, MD

1:30-1:45 p.m.

Iowa Adverse Childhood Experiences Steering Committee:  Three Years’ Work
Suzanne Mineck, Mid-Iowa Health Foundation

1:45-2:00 p.m.

Iowa Adverse Childhood Experiences Screening:  What Do Data Tell Us? 
Clinton Gudmunson, PhD

2:00-2:15 p.m.

American Academy of Pediatrics Position on Adverse Childhood Experiences
Debra Waldron, MD, MPH

2:15-2:30 p.m.

Community Approach to Adverse Childhood Experiences
Laurie Nash, MA, Early Childhood Specialist

2:30–2:45 p.m.


2:45-3:00 p.m.

Coffee Break

Session II:  Moderator, Dr. Vincent Felitti, MD

3:00-3:20 p.m.

I-CAST Tools: International Screening for Child Abuse & Neglect
Desmond Runyan, MD, PhD

3:20-3:40 p.m.

Balkan Epidemiology of Child Abuse and Neglect
George Nikolaidis, MD, PhD

3:40-4:00 p.m.

Adverse Childhood Experiences Screening in Turkey
Zeynep Sofuoglu, MD

4:00-4:30 p.m.

How can Institute for Clinical and Translational Sciences help with ACEs research activities in Iowa (ICTS)
Gary Rosenthal, MD

4:30-5:00 p.m.


5:00 p.m.


The following events, also free and open to the public, do not require pre-registration.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

1:00 p.m.

International Variations in Harsh Child Discipline and Implications for Child Development
Desmond Runyan, MD, PhD

Ellig Conference Room, CPHB (UI College of Public Health)

Friday, March 28, 2014

9-11 a.m.

Media opportunity

Members of the media are invited to interview forum presenters and experts of child protection from around the world at this open house. Presenters will be available to talk to members of the media from 9-11 a.m. in the River Room, IMU. For more information, contact Sarolta Petersen at

River Room, Iowa Memorial Union
5-7 p.m.

WorldCanvass, hosted by Joan Kjaer

Learn more about this program

Segment 1
ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences Studies)--how they came about and international implications

Segment 2
ACES in Iowa: developing a research agenda and translating research into the clinical practice of prevention

Segment 3
National and regional response to child abuse and neglect; how child protection centers came about

Segment 4
Response to child abuse and neglect at the global level; how have things evolved in their two countries?

Old Capitol Senate Chamber

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.