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Child Protection: A Global Responsibility

Child Protection

It has become clearer over the last decades that adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) have a significant impact on adult health and well-being. The results of a screening in Iowa showed that 55% of Iowans have experienced at least one type of ACE, including physical, sexual, or emotional child abuse; or family dysfunction, including substance abuse, mental illness, criminal activity, parental separation, or domestic violence. This forum will bring together local, regional, national, and international scholars working on this subject to encourage researchers in Iowa to increase their eorts to understand the impact of ACEs on Iowa children and adults so that appropriate interventions can take place.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
1-5 pm
Hotel Vetro, Iowa City, IA

This symposium, which is free and open to the public, is part of the 2014 Provost’s Global Forum. Registration is required. For more information and to register.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Sarolta Petersen in advance at 319-335-3862.

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