Creating a Non-Violent Future: Children's Rights and Advances in Protection from Corporal Punishment

Friday, May 23, 2014 - 6:00am to Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 2:00pm

This spring, the CHRC will host a two-day symposium at Loyola University Chicago.

This interdisciplinary forum joins in a global effort to demonstrate by way of research the destructive effects of hitting children and to develop policy measures and a multi-dimensional strategic action plan for the United States. The symposium plans to engage advocates, educators, scholars, students, faith/community based organizations, service providers, health care providers and policy makers in the movement to end corporal punishment both here at home and abroad.

Distinguished guests and speakers include:

Marjorie Fujara, M.D., John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital, Chicago, James Garbarino, Ph.D. Loyola University Chicago, Gertrud Lenzer, Dr. phil. The City University of New York Christian Pfeiffer, Ph.D. Criminological Research Institute of Lower Saxony, Hannover, Germany Susan Bitensky, J.D. Michigan State University, East Lansing Joan Durrant, Ph.D. University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada Elizabeth Gershoff, Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin George Holden, Ph.D. Southern Methodist University Asadah Kirkland Beating Black Kids, New York Samuel Martin New Foundation for Biblical Research, Jerusalem, Israel Marie Masterson, Ph.D. Dominican University, Chicago Seth Scholer, M.D. Vanderbilt University, Nashville Catherine Taylor, Ph.D. Tulane University, New Orleans Eric Weber, Ph.D. University of Mississippi, Oxford Registration:Visit the webpage to register! Where: Richard J. Klarcheck Information Commons Loyola University Chicago, Lakeshore Campus 6501 N. Kenmore Ave., Chicago, IL 60626 When: May 23-24, 2014 Hotel: A room block has been reserved at The Talbott.

Please visit the registration page for more information on the room block

Agenda: An agenda will be posted soon 10 CEU's are available!

Steering Committee:

Ellen Chiocca, MSN, CPNP Clinical Assistant Professor DePaul University, Chicago Eric Sanchez Gomez Student Loyola University Chicago Madeleine Y. Gomez, Ph.D. Founder PsychHealth Ltd., Chicago George W. Holden, Ph.D. Chair, Professor and Undergraduate Director Southern Methodist University, Dallas Katherine Kaufka Walts, J.D. Director, Center for the Human Rights of Children Loyola University Chicago Gertrud Lenzer, Dr. phil Professor, and Director, Children's Studies Center for Research, Policy & Public Service Brooklyn College, The City University of New York Marie Masterson, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Dominican University, Chicago

This event is sponsored by Loyola University Chicago's Center for the Human Rights of Children, Family Health Network, Community Care Alliance and Hartgrove Hospital, PsycHealth Ltd., Children's Studies Center at Brooklyn College CUNY, Southern Methodist University, Loyola University Chicago's Stritch School of Medicine and Biomedical Graduate Degree Programs, & Loyola University Chicago's School of Education. ‌ ‌ ‌298X50‌‌‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

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