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Saturday, February 9 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Improving Outcomes for Children: The Importance of Child Abuse Prevention

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Research has proven that Adverse Childhood Experiences, including child abuse, affect the health and well-being of our society and increase the risk of suicide, substance abuse, and mental and physical health issues. HB 286 mandates that all school personnel receive training to recognize and report child abuse. This interactive session will review the reasons for this training and will empower participants to better recognize abuse and provide support for children who are abused. It will also review mandatory reporting requirements. Free resources for empowering children to recognize, resist, and report abuse will also be reviewed and discussed.

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Gwen Knight

Executive Director, Prevent Child Abuse Utah
Gwen Knight is the Executive Director for Prevent Child Abuse Utah. Prior to her work at PCAU, she was employed for 25 years for the Utah State Court System in District Court, Juvenile Court, and as for the Coordinator for the CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children... Read More →

Saturday February 9, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm PST
Room 1