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Covenant Health Hosts Child Abuse Summit

 

LUBBOCK – April is National Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month. To kick it off, Covenant is hosting the Child Abuse Summit on March 29 starting at 8 a.m. The event is hosted by Covenant Children's and Knipling Education Conference Center.

 

Join community stakeholders and leaders in a pertinent and timely discussion about prevalence of child abuse in Lubbock County and our region to help build community awareness, and develop an action plan.

 

Please contact Marguerite Fallon at 725.6179 or mfallon@covhs.org for questions or more information. Call 1.866.4COVENANT to register.

 

Below is a complete listing of all the events going on at Covenant Health to recognize April as Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month:

 

Schedule of Events

 

March 29, 2013      Children's Safety and Wellbeing Summit, 8am-12 noon - hosted by Covenant Children's Hospital and the College of Human Studies at Texas Tech University; Institute for Child and Family Studies, and the Department of Pediatrics, TTUHSC - Knipling Education and Conference Center.  Join community stakeholders and leaders  in a pertinent and timely  discussion about prevalence of child abuse in Lubbock County and our region, help build community awareness, and develop an action plan!  Speakers include Dr. Patti Patterson of TTUHSC, David Corwin ,MD (a psychiatrist discussing the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study), Randall Alexander, MD (a pediatrician discussing the Florida state response to child abuse), and Ben Saunders, Ph.D. (a MFT and social worker, who is a Professor and Director of the Family and Child Program at the National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center. 

 

April 1, 2013            Blue Ribbon Event – 9am, in front of the Women's and Children's Hospital. In recognition of children that have been impacted by abuse in our community, join us in tying blue ribbons on our entryway!

 

April 4, 2013            4 for 4 Event  – Every day in Lubbock County an average of 4 children become victims of abuse and neglect. The Lubbock Coalition for Child Abuse Prevention is asking for 4,000 participants to wear blue on behalf of the more than 1,500 Lubbock children annually who are victims of child abuse and neglect!

 

April 4, 2013            CME/CNE  Dr. Thivakorn Kasemsri, "Retinal Hemorrhage in Abusive Head Trauma" 5:30pm Arnett Room, Covenant Women's and Children's Hospital.

 

April 4, 2013            Evening  Candlelight Observance for Child Abuse Awareness Month- 7-9pm in the Prayer Garden, first floor at the Women and Children's Hospital.

 

April 7, 2013            Memory Ride & Candlelight Vigil – Ride @3:30pm Mackenzie Park, 600 E. Broadway, Vigil-5pm, Second Baptist Church, 6109 Chicago Ave.

 

April 12, 2013     CME/CNE  Dr. Patti Patterson, MD, MPH,  Professor of Pediatrics, Director of Child Abuse Pediatrics, TTUHSC, - "Changing Lives.  The Consequences and Costs of Child Abuse"  12:00 noon, Arnett Room, Covenant Women's and Children's Hospital

 

April 16, 2013         CNE- Pediatric Lectureship Series :  Abuse…What Does It Look Like? Tiffany Copeland, Covenant Pediatric Trauma Coordinator and Brandy Pitts, Covenant PICU Nurse Manager- 12:00 noon Devitt Room, Covenant Women and Children's Hospital.

 

April 23, 2013         CME/CNE  Dr. James L. Lukefahr, Professor, Division of Child Abuse, Department of Pediatrics at UT Health Science Center in San Antonio – 12:00 Noon, Arnett Room, Covenant Women's and Children's Hospital.

 

April 25, 2013         Child Sexual Abuse: Identification, Reporting, Assessment, and Treatment by Jeffrey N.  Wherry, Ph.D., ABPP  Institute for Child & Family Studies, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Texas Tech University -12:00 noon, Arnett Room, Covenant Women's and Children's Hospital.

 

April 27, 2013         15th Annual Blue Ribbon Rally Car and Bike Show to benefit Family Guidance and Outreach Center -  Depot Entertainment District, 10am – 6pm.

 

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