On Friday, Jan. 12, regional experts in the field of violence prevention will meet in Newport to increase awareness of abuse and neglect of children and elders and to offer corrective measures to prevent it.
The Abuse Prevention Summit, sponsored by Samaritan Health Services, will be held at the Center for Health Education in Newport, from 9am to 5pm. The free event is open to the public and would be especially useful for those who work in clinical settings, law enforcement, emergency response and schools.
Keynote speaker and psychologist Judy Neighbours of the Survivor Advocacy and Resource Center at OSU will discuss Trauma Informed Care (TIC). TIC involves understanding, recognizing and responding to the effects of all types of trauma.
Following her presentation, there will be an in-depth discussion about stressful and traumatic events that hurt children, and Karley’s Law, an Oregon law that reformed child abuse investigation standards and procedures in the state.
Breakout sessions will focus on identifying and responding to child sexual abuse, domestic violence, child abuse and elder abuse. Additionally, a resource fair will feature information about community organizations that provide education and support on abuse issues.
Registration is required. To register or get more information, go to samhealth.org/APsummit or just click here.