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Ending Violence Against Children

August 18, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

Ending Violence Against Children

August 18, 2021 10am-11am PT

This program is free to attend.
This program offers 1.0 CEs for Psychologists, or 1.0 BBS California CEUs for Licensed Counselors, Social Workers or Marriage and Family Therapists

Violence against children is a broad concept and shocking reality, despite the tendency in most adults to believe that they do not support or participate in it. Children are the most vulnerable members of our society and research shows that those who experience violence are at high risk for a wide range of health and social problems. The magnitude of the issue is devastating – over half of all children aged 2-17 years have experienced emotional, physical, or sexual violence in the past year; nearly one in three adolescent girls aged 15 to 19 have been the victims of emotional, physical and/or sexual violence in relationships; homicide is among the top five causes of death in adolescent boys.

The roots of violence against childhood can be found across a number of contexts (individual, family, community, country). In addition, a number of factors impact and sustain the problem, including social tolerance, cultural norms, gender norms, economic, educational, and political risk factors. International efforts to tackle violence in childhood and make the issue a priority include a collaboration between the WHO, CDC, unicef, USAID, UNODC, and others. This webinar will discuss the issue from a global perspective and describe some of the sustainable solutions that are in implementation. Participants will plan their own action steps to join the movement.

Presentedy by: Breeda McGrath, Ph.D., Associate Campus Dean Online

Breeda McGrath is a licensed clinical psychologist and nationally certified school psychologist. She currently serves an Associate Campus Dean for Online programs at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, where she supervises over 30 graduate programs. Breeda is a school crisis prevention and intervention trainer and has worked in Illinois public schools. She collaborates with international colleagues in Indonesia, Senegal, India, and Ireland, and provides training and consultation for the Young Center of Immigrant Children’s Rights. She is also an active member of APA divisions on Peace Psychology and International Psychology, and an APA CRSSPP Commissioner.


August 18, 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT
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