Protecting Ohios Children 2007 Conference

April 27, 2007

M E D I A    A D V I S O R Y

WHAT: 
Protecting Ohios Children 2007 Conference

WHEN: 
Friday, April 27, 2007 from 9am to 4pm

WHERE: 
The Conference Center at NorthPointe
9243 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center, OH  43035

TOPICS: 
I am the Child that the Village Helped to Raise
The Ohio Childrens Trust Fund
A Personal Look at Munchausens Syndrome By Proxy
Children Who Witness Violence
My Voice, My Life, My Future (foster care youth panel)
Children With Special Needs and Child Abuse
A Pre-School Violence Prevention Curriculum
Stewards of Children Program (to reduce child sexual abuse) 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: 
Victor Rivas Rivers endured horrific child abuse and witnessed domestic violence on the level of torture at the hands of his father.  At 15 years of age, he took legal action against his father and proceeded to live with foster families.  Rivers became the national spokesperson for the National Network to End Domestic Violence and is a devoted husband,  father, actor, author and former NFL Miami Dolphins player (The Ohio Domestic Violence Network was instrumental in arranging for Rivers to speak at the conference).

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Contact Prior To Conference:
Pam Barber/Mary Ellen Fiorino, Childrens Hospital Media Relations
(614) 722-4595

Contact At Conference: 
Pat Lyons, Prevent Child Abuse Ohio Executive Director
(614) 560-3619

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report's 2016-17 list of "America's Best Children's Hospitals," Nationwide Children's Hospital is America's largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric healthcare system providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children's has a staff of more than 11,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.2 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of the Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children's physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health–funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. Nationwide Children's remains true to the original mission since its founding in 1892 of providing care regardless of a family's ability to pay. More information is available at NationwideChildrens.org.