Child Protection Moving Forward
Posted December 2, 2006
The First North American Child Protection Conference was a successful beginning. A group of dedicated devotees interested in increasing child protection met for 2½ days for seminars and discussion at a retreat center in the woods of North Carolina.
Here is what some people had to say after attending the first North American Child Protection Conference-
- "It really came across that devotees care for children and
they are open to discuss how to better protect them."
- "very interesting"
- "The part I liked best was the personal contacts I made,
diversity and volume of information and everyone's participation."
- "This was very informative and educational."
- "The facility was very nice, the conference was well
organized, we stayed on schedule"
- "Of all temples and festivals I have ever been to, the cooks at New Goloka are the BEST!"
The weekend was composed of seminars that ranged from Signs and Types of Abuse; How to Handle a Disclosure; The Importance of Educating Children How to Protect Themselves and group discussions on subjects such as why screening residents and volunteers is necessary. At the conclusion of the conference we drafted some steps we can take right now to increase safety in our communities, ideas on how to continue networking with each other, and increase the scope of outreach as well as plans for the next Child Protection Conference!
If you are interested in becoming part of the e-mail community about child protection in North America where we will share information, support each other, send out notices about trainings and upcoming events and help develop the future of child protection, you can e-mail email@example.com
Everyone of us can make a difference, your participation is welcome.