Annual Conference on Prevention of Child Abuse
"Make Prevention Your Priority"
A statewide Conference designed to offer quality training and information on topics and model programs of interest to leaders in child abuse prevention: social workers, counselors, educators, child care and youth workers, law enforcement personnel, medical & legal professionals, foster parents, child welfare board volunteers, elected officials, and other interested child advocates. Participants may attend their choice of a variety of workshops on child abuse and neglect prevention and educational programs or may select workshops for specialized training credits and professional development.
Bruce Perry, MD, Ph.D.
Dr. Perry is the Senior Fellow of the Child Trauma Academy, a not-for-profit organization which promotes innovations in service, research and education in child maltreatment and childhood trauma. Dr. Perry has been an active teacher, clinician and researcher in children's mental health and the neurosciences holding a variety of academic positions. A focus of his work has been the development of innovative clinical and systemic programs and practices based upon emerging concepts regarding child development and neurodevelopment. These programs are in partnership with multiple sectors of the community and in context of public-private partnerships which help catalyze systemic change within the primary institutions that work with high-risk children such as child protective services, mental health, public education and juvenile justice.
Angelo Giardino, MD, PhD, MPH
Dr. Giardino is the medical director of Texas Children's Health Plan, a clinical associate professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, and an attending physician for the Texas Children's Hospital's forensic pediatrics service at the Children's Assessment Center in Houston, Texas. He graduated summa cum laude from Temple University and earned his MD and PhD at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Giardino completed his residency and fellowship training in pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Giardino co-authored " Child Abuse, a Quick Reference for Healthcare, Social Service, and Law Enforcement Professionals".
Sgt. Bill Davis (Ret.)
Bill Davis is a 36-year veteran of the Beaumont Police Department. During his tenure he spent twenty years with the Juvenile Division and the Sex Crimes Unit, specializing in child abuse in child abuse and sex crimes investigation. He has investigated over 7000 child abuse and sex crimes incidents. As a lecturer he has presented to over 170,000 people and published in state and national publications. Sgt Davis has been involved with preventing child abuse and the PCAT Conferences for over twenty years. He also authored the book " So Innocent yet So Dead".