The Texas-based social services organization is hosting a free event today featuring top researchers, practitioners, and community leaders who are helping to drive transformative change in the field of child abuse prevention
Austin, Texas – April 4, 2016 – Upbring is today hosting its inaugural 2016 Upbring Thought Leadership Conference on the Prevention of Child Maltreatment, an informative all-day event where participants will get an inside look at Upbring’s mission—to break the cycle of child abuse by empowering children, families, and communities—and hear twelve presentations by twenty different speakers. The conference is taking place from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Westin Austin at The Domain.
This free event will enable participants to learn from researchers, practitioners and community leaders on how everyone can help drive transformative change in this space, thus elevating the entire field of child abuse prevention.
It’s about working together—truly changing the life trajectory of every child served and raising expectations for a brighter future.
- The first public presentation of the Texas Youth Permanency Study (TYPS), a new longitudinal study on youth permanency outcomes from the Child and Family Research Institute; the presentation will feature Drs. Monica Faulkner (UT-Austin) and Tina Adkins (UT-Austin).
- Special guest speaker Rodney Brittingham from the Annie E. Casey Foundationwill present a talk titled “Every Kid Needs a Family,“ based on a KIDS COUNT policy report.
- An interview on the use of predictive analytics in child welfarewith Dr. Dyann Daley, an innovator in the field of child maltreatment prevention.
- A panel discussion promoting the perspectives of medical experts on child abuse pediatrics; the discussion will feature Texas-based Drs. Kelly Liker (Dell Children’s), Christopher Greeley (Texas Children’s) and Anu Partap (Children’s Medical Center Dallas).
- A panel discussion focusing on the role of policy in driving transformative change, not only in Texas, but also nationally; the discussion will feature representatives from the DFPS Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) Program, the Children’s Defense Fund and the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
For more information on the conference speakers, presentations and breakout sessions, please visit:
Upbring, the new Lutheran Social Services of the South, is a 135-year-old nonprofit organization with a rich legacy of serving vulnerable people across Texas. Its mission is to empower children, families, and communities. Upbring annually serves more than 27,500 people and provides innovative programs and services for children including foster care, adoption, education, residential treatment, and community services. For more information about the organization, visit Upbring.org.
Jennifer Schattle, Vice President Marketing & Communications, Upbring
(512) 545-3965 | Jennifer.Schattle@Upbring.org