Preventing Abuse and Neglect in Our Lifetime: A Virtual Conference - October 15-16, 2020

September 10, 2020

The New York Foundling and the National Initiative to End Corporal Punishment


Co-sponsored by:

American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children

US Alliance to End the Hitting of Children

Academy on Violence and Abuse

Prevent Child Abuse America


Proudly Presents


Preventing Abuse and Neglect in Our Lifetime

A Virtual Conference


Thursday, October 15, 2020 and Friday, October 16, 2020


Keynote Speakers


David Finkelhor, Ph.D.

Director, Crimes against Children Research Center; Co-Director, Family Research Laboratory; Professor of Sociology, University of New Hampshire

“The End of Spanking in Historical and Sociological Context”


Joan Durrant, Ph.D.

Child-Clinical Psychologist and Professor of Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba

“The Global Movement to End Corporal Punishment of Children”


Melissa Merrick, Ph.D.

CEO, Prevent Child Abuse America

“The Power of Prevention”


David Hansell, JD.

Commissioner, NYC Administration for Children’s Services

“Supporting Children and Families Now and in the Future: Lessons from COVID-19”



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