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Louisiana Child Well-Being Summit to take place in April

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BATON ROUGE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – The well-being and health of Louisiana's children will be the focus in April as hundreds of practitioners from various backgrounds and disciplines gather to hear from researchers on what science says should be the priorities when it comes to investing in, and improving, child welfare in our state.  

The Louisiana Child Well-Being Summit will be held April 16-17 in Baton Rouge and will offer a unique opportunity for participants to collaborate with local and national experts from the legal, child welfare, medical, mental health and law-making communities. The Summit is designed in response to an increasing need  for the opportunity of researchers and direct service providers coming together to share scientific knowledge, address the need for increase public awareness, and propose changes in policies and practices that can counteract the high level of risk that children in Louisiana face.

"The Summit on Child Well-Being will provide the opportunity for discussion and planning across disciplines to improve the quality of life for children in Louisiana," stated Dr. John Wyble, executive director, LouisianaChildren.org, "and, we believe this discussion is long overdue.  Not only will we focus on best practices but we will also look closely at how policy has benefited, or not, children and families."

The Summit will feature leading researchers in the field, including the following keynote speakers:

• Joy D. Osofsky, Ph.D. - Clinical and developmental psychologist and Barbara Lemann Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans.

• Judy Cameron, Ph.D. - Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

• Brenda Jones Harden, Ph.D. - Associate Professor at the Institute for Child Study under the Department of Human Development at University of Maryland College Park.

• Michael Jellinek, MD. - Professor of Psychiatry and of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School. Former Chief of Child Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA.

To register for the Summit, view the course listing, and learn more about child well-being in Louisiana visit www.louisianachildren.org.

The Summit is a partnership coordinated by LouisianaChildren.org including:  Child Advocacy Centers of Louisiana, Louisiana CASA, Pennington Foundation, Prevent Child Abuse Louisiana, Dave Thomas Foundation, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana, Louisiana Department of Children & Family Services, the Louisiana Supreme Court, Court Improvement Program, March of Dimes of Louisiana, Department of Psychiatry - LSU Health Sciences Center, AmeriCorps VISTA, Louisiana Chapter of the American Association of Pediatrics, Louisiana Children's Trust Fund, Louisiana Children's Justice Act, and National Association of Social Workers, Louisiana Chapter.

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