Conference at a Glance

Wednesday, June 12

8:00 am – 9:00 am Registration/Continental Breakfast/View Exhibits
9:00 am – 10:30 am Welcome
Opening Keynote Address:
Antwone Fisher
10:30 am – 10:50 am Coffee Break/View Exhibits/Book Signing
11:00 am – 12:30 pm Workshop Session A
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch on your own
2:00 pm – 3:15 pm Plenary Panel I
The Role, Responsibility, and Ethics of the Media in Reporting of Child Abuse

Jack Kresnak
Former Reporter, Detroit Free Press

Kristen Lombardi
Investigative Reporter, The Center for Public Integrity, and former Staff Writer,
The Boston Phoenix

Kelly McBride
Senior Faculty, Ethics, Reporting and Writing,
The Poynter Institute

Mike Feeley
Director of Content, Patriot-News

Dan Romer, PhD
Director, Adolescent Communication Institute,
Annenberg Public Policy Center,
University of Pennsylvania
3:15 pm – 3:30 pm Break/View Exhibits
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Workshop Session B
Thursday, June 13
8:00 am – 8:30 am Continental Breakfast/View Exhibits
8:30 am – 9:15 am Field Center 10th Anniversary Keynote Address:
Child Welfare and Social Justice:
Beyond the New Normal

Dorothy Roberts, JD
9:15 am – 10:45 am Workshop Session C
10:45 am – 11:00 am Coffee Break/View Exhibits
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Plenary Panel II
Tracking Child Abuse & Neglect:
The Role of Multiple Data Sources in Improving Child Safety

Philip V. Scribano, DO, MSCE
Medical Director, Safe Place: The Center for Child Protection and Health, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Joanne Wood, MD, MSHP
Attending Physician, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Sarah Zlotnik, MSW, MSPH
Senior Strategist, PolicyLab, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

John Mattingly
Senior Fellow, Annie E. Casey Foundation
12:00pm – 1:35 pm Networking Luncheon
Luncheon Keynote Speaker
Hon. Louise Williams Bishop
Pennsylvania State Representative and Democratic Chair, PA House of Representatives Committee on Children and Youth
3:15 pm – 3:30 pm Workshop Session D
3:15 pm – 3:30 pm Break/View Exhibits
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Plenary Panel III
Jerry Sandusky as an Agent of Social Change: Pennsylvania’s Efforts at Reform – A View From the Inside

Linda Kelly, Esq.
Former Pennsylvania Attorney General

Bev Mackereth
Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare

Hon. David Heckler
Bucks County District Attorney and Chair of Pennsylvania Task Force on Child Protection

Cindy Christian, MD
Chair in the Prevention of Child Abuse & Neglect
and Co-Director of Safe Place: The Center for Child Protection and Health, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Medical Director of the Philadelphia Department of Human Services, and member of the Pennsylvania Task Force on Child Protection

Hon. Kathy Watson
Majority Chair, Pennsylvania House Committee on Children and Youth

Richard J. Gelles, PhD

Dean of the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice
6:00 pm Optional Special Event:
Dinner at Iron Chef Jose Garces’ restaurant, Distrito
Friday, June 14  
8:00 am – 8:30 am Continental Breakfast/View Exhibits
8:30 am – 10:00 am Workshop Session E
10:00 am – 10:15 am Coffee Break/View Exhibits
10:15 am – 11:15 am Plenary Panel IV
Sponsored by Philadelphia Children’s Alliance
Structuring Child Advocacy Centers to meet
Community Needs: A Comparison of Three Solutions

Mary Whittier
Executive Director, Bivona Child Advocacy Center, Rochester, NY

Cathy Brittis, MSW
Program Manager, Child Advocacy Center of Grafton and Sullivan Counties,Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth, Hitchcock, VT

Walter Akers
Director, Carroll County Child Advocacy Center, Westminster, MD

Chris Kirchner, MSW
Executive Director, Philadelphia Children’s Alliance
11:30 am – 1:00 pm Workshop Session F
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Networking Luncheon
Closing Keynote Speaker
Richard J. Gelles, PhD
What Will Child Protective Services Be Like in 2020?