Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Dr. Rivera attends symposium on violence against children and other vulnerable people

Dr. Marny Rivera, Justice faculty, attended the "Symposium on Violence against Children and Other Vulnerable People: A Dialogue on Surveillance, Prevention, Recognition, and Long-term Outcomes" sponsored by the Alaska Children's Trust and held July 11 in Anchorage.

The event was part of the efforts of the Alaska Surveillance of Child Abuse Neglect(Alaska SCAN) Program to educate health care providers, research professionals, and the public. Topics included an update on child physical abuse, the child death review process, data collection challenges regarding child maltreatment, prevention efforts, elder abuse and elder fatality reviews, and the links between child abuse, family violence, and elder abuse.