Implications of Adverse Childhood Experiences for Practitioners
On April 23, 2014, at 2 p.m. (eastern time), in commemoration of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention will cosponsor a Web Forum discussion with David Corwin, M.D., and James Henry, MSW, Ph.D., on the implications of adverse childhood experiences for practitioners. Dr. Corwin is a Professor in the Pediatrics Department at the University of Utah, where he directs Forensic Services. He also is President of the Academy on Violence and Abuse, which is dedicated to increasing health professionals' knowledge and skills in preventing, recognizing, and intervening with those harmed by violence and abuse. Dr. Corwin has lectured and consulted nationally and internationally on child abuse issues. One of his primary focuses is on evaluating, mitigating, and preventing the adverse health effects associated with experiencing violence and abuse across the lifespan.Dr. Henry is Cofounder and Project Director for the Western Michigan University (WMU) Children's Trauma Assessment Center. He has more than 17 years of experience as a child welfare and protective services worker. Dr. Henry is on the Steering Committee for the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) and is cochair of the NCTSN Child Welfare Committee. Previously, he worked as a professor in WMU's School of Social Work, developing and providing trauma-informed instruction and teaching courses in child sexual abuse, child welfare, and advanced treatment of children.Visit the OVC Web Forum now to submit questions for Drs. Corwin and Henry and return on April 23 at 2 p.m. (eastern time) for the live discussion. Click here for instructions on how to participate.