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Preserving child protection programs is focus of conference

Friday, Nov. 13, 2009, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall

"Preserving Programs That Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect During a Time of Economic Crisis: A Research and Policy Conference" is planned for 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

The conference will bring together scholars and practitioners to examine issues related to funding for child protective services, the toll that maltreatment takes on children and the costs it imposes on taxpayers.

The conference is based on the findings of the latest volume of The Future of Children, a policy journal published by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Brookings Institution. Christina Paxson, dean of the Wilson School and senior editor of the journal, will deliver the opening address.

The event is sponsored by the Wilson School's Policy Research Institute for the Region, The Future of Children and the Association for Children of New Jersey. Admission is free, but online registration is required.

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