National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect
Dr. Mary Pfohl, SCSU’s MSW Program Director and BSW Consortium Child Welfare Stipend Program Director, and SCSU’s Social Work Professor Paula Watts Zehringer recently traveled to Washington, DC for the 18th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect during the week of April 16th to April 20th. The conference was held at the Hilton Washington Hotel with the theme of, "Celebrating the Past, Imagining the Future." Featured presenters included Dr. Richard D. Krugman, Dr. Cecelia Tichi, Dr. Carol Wilson Spigner, Bryan Samuels, Dr. Barbara L. Bonner, Marva Hammons, Lucille Echohawk, Dr. Eliana Gil is in group private practice at Gil Center for Healing and Play in Fairfax, VA. Dr. Gil, John E.B. Myers, Dr. James Garbarino, and Tonier Cain.
Dr. Pfohl, described the event as, "One of the best conferences I have been to in years. It was so well done!" Professor Watts Zehringer added, "It was great to see after 100 years of having child welfare laws, we, as professionals, are aware of the significance of partnering with families to preserve families . . . the data suggests we can do this and keep families safe and have better long term outcomes for families and our communities."