“Imagine Delaware” is a recurring effort by The News Journal designed to create a dialogue about the future of Delaware. The March 31 discussion will focus on child abuse, including neglect, physical and sexual abuse. While sex abuse cases get a lot of public attention, the vast majority of abuse cases fall into the neglect realm of not properly feeding, clothing, housing and schooling children, as well as not seeing to their medical needs. The day after the panel discussion and vendor fair, our partners will sponsor several tracks of workshops, some devoted to training people to spot child abuse and know what to do, and some to general information about protecting children. If you are interested in registering for any of those programs, please sign up here.
The Imagine Delaware series involves both deep reporting and storytelling followed by a public forum that brings together state and national leaders to discuss these major issues affecting the state. Past Imagine Delaware efforts have included Delaware's deadly heroin crisis, aging in Delaware, climate change threatening our coast, improving performance in education and the growth of Delawareans suffering from diabetes.
Protecting Our Children: What Delaware Can Do to Stop Child Abuse
Friday March 31, 2017
Time:Vendor exhibition 5:00 – 7:00 PM, panel discussion 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Venue:Cab Calloway School of the Arts
Key Partners:Red Clay Consolidated School District
Beau Biden Foundation
Prevent Child Abuse Delaware
Opening remarks by Dr. Jill Biden
Dr. Lyndon Haviland - international expert on public health issues
Josette Manning - Delaware Secretary of the Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families
Dr. David Paul - Chair of the Department of Pediatrics, Christiana Care Health System
Kellie Turner - Director of Programs for Prevent Child Abuse Delaware
Teri Lawler - psychologist for the Red Clay Consolidated School District
Parking: Parking will be available in the lot adjacent to the school, as well in the long upper lot which overlooks the baseball field and track. In the event that both lots are filled, overflow parking will be available at The Cannery Shopping Center across N. DuPont Rd in the spaces behind Walgreens (see photo below for designated spaces).