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Keeping Our Children Safe: Lessons for nonprofits from across the nation


Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM


West Chester University, Graduate Business Center 1160 McDermott Drive Room 126 West Chester, PA 19383 Directions


Please join us for a one-of-a-kind forum featuring a panel of national, state, and local experts who understand the safety needs of children as well as the organizational behaviors that can foster or impede a culture of safety. This free forward-looking forum will help you consider the policies, programs, and practices that keep children safe. The panelists will draw on the lessons and implications from tragedies at Penn State and other organizations that work with youth. Following the presentations there will be an open forum in which participants will have an opportunity to share concerns and perspectives on the role of organizations in protecting children from harm.

Learning Objectives:

•Gain the ability to develop an appropriate organizational climate to protect the children in care
•Understand best practices
•Acquire a way to evaluate your success at managing your risk
•Discuss trauma’s role in understanding children
•Discuss the effects of children being served in the community instead of in a facility
•Share situations and outcomes


-Chris James-Brown, President & CEO, Child Welfare League of America (Moderator)
-Bob Arends, Vice President of Risk Management, First Nonprofit Insurance Company
-Beverly Mackereth, Deputy Secretary, PA Office of Children, Youth & Families
-Tina Phillips, Director of Training, Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance
-Linda Spears, Vice President, Policy & Public Affairs, Child Welfare League of America


the First Nonprofit Foundation


This event is free to attend.



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James Eirkson Phone: (717) 236-8584

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