The Children’s Studies Center for Research, Policy and Public Service of Brooklyn College of The City University of New York will be holding a National Consultation, Social Justice for Children: To End Child Abuse and Violence Against Children. The consultation marks the 20th anniversary of the founding of the interdisciplinary field of children’s studies at Brooklyn College.
The major goal of the consultation is to draw national attention to the persistent violence against children in the home, schools, foster care, juvenile/criminal justice systems and other social settings and to find ways to help children exposed to emotional, psychological and physical maltreatment.
Key stakeholders from the neuro/behavioral/social sciences, the judiciary, law, child protective and juvenile justice advocacy, public and not-for profit agencies, and legislators will be meeting to promote collaboration and discuss new ways of working collectively toward major changes in the practices of violence against children. This will move the fight forward beyond rhetoric toward action—both in the public sphere and the intimacies of the home.
Carol Smolenski, the Executive Director of ECPAT-USA, will be one of the speakers at this event.
For more information you may click here for the promotional flyer to the event