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“Child Welfare in the Age of Reform:

Creating a New Normal”

Join us in Philadelphia June 12-14, 2013 for an outstanding three days of learning, featuring compelling Keynote Speakers, cutting-edge Plenary Panels, a variety of Workshops presented by national and international experts, and two Networking Luncheons.  Enjoy all that the beautiful University of Pennsylvania campus has to offer while attending One Child, Many Hands: A Multidisciplinary Conference on Child Welfare, the nation’s premiere multidisciplinary conference geared for child welfare practitioners, policy makers and administrators alike. The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is serving as Lead Community Sponsor of the conference. In honor of the Field Center’s 10th anniversary, this year’s conference will be held at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine’s new Smilow Center for Translational Research.

Opening the conference is acclaimed author and screenwriter Antwone Fisher, whose poignant autobiographical story of was portrayed in a film starring Denzel Washington.

We are honored to present a Luncheon Keynote Address by Representative Louise Williams Bishop, legislator, radio personality, minister, and sexual abuse victim. Dorothy Roberts will deliver the Field Center 10th Anniversary Keynote on “Child Welfare and Social Justice: Beyond the New Normal”. We will close the conference with a look forward. One of the nation's most influential child welfare thought leaders, Dr. Richard Gelles, will deliver a keynote address on "What Will Child Protective Services Be Like in 2020?"

Our diverse Plenary Panels each address a critical and controversial topic, and all promise to be engaging sessions.  From The Role, Responsibility, and Ethics of the Media in Reporting of Child Abuse to the timely Jerry Sandusky as an Agent of Social Change: Pennsylvania’s Efforts at Reform – A View From the Inside, One Child, Many Hands is the only place where you will hear from those who are front and center in child welfare reform.

Take a moment to peruse the conference website to see why One Child, Many Hands is the one conference you must attend.  Past participants have remarked:

“Best conference I have attended in some time.”

“I have been to multidisciplinary conferences in the past but this one was true to its mission.”

“This was a first class conference with quality speakers and workshops, I look forward to the next one.

“Great conference. Inspirational and professionally motivating.”

“This has been the best professional conference I have attended in two decades. Thank you!”

Please visit our website often for conference updates. We look forward to seeing you in June!