A successful one-day Symposium on Child Abuse was held on April 26, 2019 at the UCSB Corwin Pavilion, and CAPC was among the presenters.
The second such Symposium presented by Cottage Children's Medical Center, this multi-disciplinary conference was aimed at people who work with children in health care or in the community, such as physicians, nurses, social workers, EMTs, firefighters, police, and other first responders. It sought to provide them with tools to recognize, assess, evaluate, and prevent child abuse.
Among the distinguished presenters were CAPC director Barb Finch and Child Welfare Services director Amy Krueger, giving a joint presentation on best practices for Child Welfare. The one-hour talk discussed what Child Welfare does, the best practices used in that work, and the importance of primary prevention.
Numerous other presenters from the medical and law enforcement fields covered topics including identifying child sexual abuse, managing care for child sexual abuse cases, understanding human trafficking, medical neglect, pregnancy exposures, and forensic interviewing.