Network News 4/20: Sex trafficking awareness event recap, CECANF final report, New governmental steps to combat abuse, new awareness training, and more.
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Happy April, everyone!
This month is particularly important here at the Network, as April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Though we work all year to understand and change the lives of survivors of the heinous crime that is child abuse, April gives us the perfect platform to spread our message as far as we can. Please take a moment to read about all the exciting changes that are happening in our state and beyond to protect children.

-Sandee Kyler, Network assistant director

Network Hosts Conference on Sex Trafficking

The event, which took place on April 9, covered topics from across the trafficking spectrum, including presentations by researchers, legislators, activists, judges and survivors of the heinous crime.
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CECANF Releases Final Report

The Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities' final report outlines a proactive approach to child safety with stronger collaboration among agencies that come into contact with children, more informed decision-making based on better data and tools, and a public health approach that emphasizes prevention.
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House Bill Abolishing Statute of Limitations for Child Sexual Abuse Cases Headed to Senate

The bill would abolish the criminal statute of limitations for future criminal prosecutions for serious child sexual abuse crimes relating to human trafficking, sexual servitude, rape, statutory sexual assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, sexual assault, institutional sexual assault, aggravated indecent sexual assault and incest. 
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PSU's Lori Fraser on Frontline of New Awareness Training

“It’s difficult in that frontline role as the pediatrician, especially if you know the family and have seen them over and over again,” Frasier said. “If you’re not thinking about possible clues of abuse, you’re never going to see it.”

Frasier will play a key role by developing the clinical training portion that supplements the face-to-face training. 
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Wolf Admin. Recognizes Child Abuse Prevention Efforts

In partnership with counties, schools, and community organizations, the department is promoting evidence-based programs that give parents the skills and supports, both formal and informal, that they need to prevent child abuse and neglect. By working together and relying on natural supports like family members and neighbors, we can improve outcomes for families and protect our children.  Read more >

"Within Our Reach" Uses Data to Protect At-Risk Children

Instead of a single government agency that waits until a child is severely injured before intervening, “Within Our Reach” calls for collaboration among agencies and professions that come into contact with children and data-driven decisions that take into account the social and economic conditions that put children at risk.
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Faculty Spotlight

Carlomagno Panlilio, PhD

Panlilio is an assistant professor of education in the Department of Educational Psychology, Counseling and Special Education. A specialist in adolescent and child psychology, he is currently involved in a number of projects including examining the link between maltreatment and later school engagement and achievement and exploring achievement motivation in children with a history of abuse and neglect.

Fun Fact: Panlilio is essential in organizing this October’s Network on Child Protection and Well-Being Conference. Thank you, Carlo!

Events & Opportunities

Third Annual Women's Health Research Day

Free Conference

This conference will feature research by Penn State faculty, students and trainees focusing on women's health and sex/gender issues. Oral presentations, posters and a panel discussion are included. Keynote speaker Hanni Stoklosa, MD, MPH, Harvard Medical School, will present. This conference is free to all Penn State faculty and students, but registration is required. Breakfast and lunch provided. Learn more >

8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Thursday April 28, University Conference and Fitness Center

Twilight Dinners


The Centre County Women's Resource Center is hosting a Twilight Dinner fundraiser until the month of June. Attendees will visit a popular State College restaurant or the home of a generous host and enjoy a night of gourmet food and good company. Tickets are $100, $60 of which is tax deductible, and dinner themes range from "Welcome to the Ranch" to "Prohibition Costume Party." Proceeds benefit the Women's Resoure Center.  Learn more >

Dinners run on select Thursdays through Saturdays until June
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