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NSU Hosts Conference on Child Abuse Awareness

NSU Health Professions Division Chancellor Fred Lippman, R.Ph., Ed.D., who as a Florida state legislator was responsible for developing many laws that protect children from abuse, delivered a lecture on the “History of Child Abuse Response Systems in Florida”

NSU Health Professions Division Chancellor Fred Lippman, R.Ph., Ed.D., who as a Florida state legislator was responsible for developing many laws that protect children from abuse, delivered a lecture on the “History of Child Abuse Response Systems in Florida”

In 2011, there were nearly 52,000 victims of child abuse in Florida and 133 cases were fatal, according to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services 2011 Child Maltreatment report.

In a proactive effort to gather stakeholders together in order to find ways to prevent future abuse, NSU Health Professions Division recently hosted an Interdisciplinary Leadership Conference on Child Abuse. The conference consisted of lectures and presentations and culminated with a multidisciplinary child abuse panel featuring leading experts from several agencies to discuss child abuse and prevention.

The day-long event attracted leading experts from the education, legal and outreach communities, who discussed issues related to child abuse. Participants included faculty and staff from multiple areas of Nova Southeastern University, such as the Health Professions Division, Shepard Broad Law Center, and Center for Psychological Studies as well as officials from the Florida Attorney General’s Office, State Attorney’s Office, Guardian Ad Litem Program, ChildNet, Children’s Services Council, Child Protection Team and the Nancy J. Cotterman Center.

Organizers of the event from the NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine included Edward E. Packer, D.O., chair of pediatrics; Kenneth Johnson, D.O., chair of obstetrics and gynecology; Arif Rana, Ph.D., director of faculty development; Yasmin Qureshi, D.P.T., assistant professor of osteopathic principles and practices; and Jessica Ortiz, administrative assistant for rural health.