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Child Abuse and Violence

From August 23, 2018 21:04 until August 25, 2018 23:04
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Dear Colleagues and Guests,

In August upcoming presenters from Curaçao and Aruba and award-winning leaders in Children rights, Criminology, Clinical &Forensic Psychiatry/Psychology, from the USA, Trinidad & Tobago, the Netherlands, will take part in an informative and stimulating interdisciplinary program in Aruba.

The theme, “Child Abuse and Violence,” addresses two key main issues that our communities and professionals face today:
1. The need for interdisciplinary skills and strategies in communication among professionals of different disciplines in timely detection and reporting suspected and clear-cut cases of Child Abuse & Violence.
2. Insufficient awareness in the community, including governmental and non-governmental organizations, of the importance of protection of the rights of the child and to ensure their safety and well-being.
The objective of ‘Project BROKEN2018’ initiative is to share with you, an interdisciplinary approach put together through this Seminar, Workshops and Panel discussion on Child Abuse and Violence and to offer an example of one effort to provide interdisciplinary training and to invite critique and discussion of that effort.
This initiative supports the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child of 20 November 1989 (Resolution 44/25), which states, among others, that every child has the inherent right to life, and to be ensured to the maximum extent possible of survival and development.
We chose a practical emphasis for this Seminar because of the clinical experience of the participating faculty and our desire to initiate interdisciplinary discussion on this phenomenon and to promote coordinated and effective intervention plans and strategies that will benefit enhanced care plans and policies, resulting in national and sustainable plans by our governments.
In recent years questions about whether child abuse, neglect, violence are increasing, decreasing, or being detected and reported more often, have become prominent and require a major shift in what societies regard as ‘acceptable’ practices.
The poor classification and issues of underreporting, delays, poor decisions and miscommunication are urgent and have become an important societal concern.
Professionals who interact regularly within the intervention and child protection system include lawyers, criminologist, social workers, psychologists, police officers, first responders, physicians and teachers. These professionals often serve on interdisciplinary case review teams or cooperate in preparing a case for trial and have important roles in detection and prevention and guidance of the family, the perpetrator and the child (victim of Child Abuse).
On the other hand these professionals also work together with other child advocates, including the child, the parents, family, clergy, etc., in short the community in which the child grows up. This interdisciplinary team make every effort to ensure that children and young people are save, can develop optimally, receive the care and support they need and are protected against abuse, neglect, violence, by (significant) others in the child's life and community.
Each of the abovementioned disciplines involved has a unique mission, base knowledge, training and need to gain an interdisciplinary understanding of this complicated process of timely and accurate identification of suspected (and clear-cut evidence) child abuse so to facilitate appropriate evaluation, assessment, referral, investigation, and outcomes for these children and their families.

On behalf of the ‘Project BROKEN2018’ Team I invite you to join us at this unique Seminar.
If you haven’t done so already, I encourage you to check out the program and for the latest updates on our websites:
- https://neuropsychologyaruba.com
- http://www.naskho.org/index.php/en/conferences/overview-of-conferences/event/77-child-abuse-and-violence-seminar-workshops
I look forward to welcome you at the Seminar and Workshops on August 23rd, 24th and 25th, 2018.
Venue: Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino

Co-president ‘Project BROKEN2018’
Drs. Melva Croes-Yánez


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Purchasing 2 Workshops will give you a $20 discount upon payment


Purchasing 3 Workshops will give you a $60 discount upon payment


Abuse and Violence: Psycho-social, Emotional and Cognitive Approaches

Thursday, August 23, 2018 - Day 1

  08:00 Opening ceremony, national anthem  
  08:05 Welcome address Drs. Melva Croes-Yánez
    Opening speeches by:   
  08:20 - The Honorable Dr. Armando R. Lampe Minister of education, science
      sustainable development
  08:35 - The Honorable Mr.  Glenbert F. Croes (to be  Minister of social affairs and labor
  08:50 Art therapy and violence Professor Dr. Robert Winter
  09:55 BREAK  
  10:10 Effects of partner-violence combined with child abuse Drs. Bas Tierolf
    on parents and their children  
  11:15 Developmental pathways to resilience and delinquency Drs. Agnes de Lima-Heijns
  11:50 To report or not to report: That’s the challenge Drs. Melva Croes-Yánez
  12:25 Closing remarks  

 Art Therapy: Identification, Short-term Intervention, and Prevention

MAX: 45       
Participants 13:15 REGISTRATION  
  14:00 Identification (assessment), short-term intervention, Professor Dr. Robert Winter
    and prevention (PART 1)  
  16:00 BREAK  
  16:15 Identification (assessment), short-term intervention, Professor Dr. Robert Winter
    and prevention (PART 2)  
  18:00 Adjourn  


Forensic Psychiatry, Child Rights, Criminal Justice and Criminology

Friday, August 24, 2018 - Day 2

  08:00 Opening speech by the Honorable Mr. Andin C.G. Bikker Minister of justice, security and 
    (to be confirmed) integration 
  08:15  Child murder by parents: treatment in the aftermath of  Dr. Philip J. Resnick, M.D.  
  09:20  "Working Together" to implement the right of child abuse  Prof. Dr. Mariëlle Bruning 
    victims to protection and health:   
    lessons from the Netherlands  
  10:25   BREAK  
  10:40 Preventing child abuse and reducing violence: Prof. Dr. Kevin Haines
    reflections of a criminologist   
  11:45 Closing remarks  
  12:00 Adjourn  

 Child Murder by Parents

MAX: 80       
Participants 13:15 REGISTRATION  
  14:00  Identification (assessment), short-term intervention,  Dr. Philip J. Resnick, M.D.Dr. Philip J. 
    and prevention (PART 1) Resnick, M.D
  16:00   BREAK   
  16:15 Identification (assessment), short-term intervention,  Dr. Philip J. Resnick, M.D. 
    and prevention (PART 2)   
  18:00 Adjourn   


Clinical Forensic Approach of Child Abuse and Violence

Saturday, August 25, 2018 - Day 3

  08:00 Opening speech by the Honorable Mr. Danguillaume P. Oduber Minister of tourism, public health and sport
    (to be confirmed)   
  08:15 Post mortem forensic investigation in children and the Dr. Vidija Soerdjbalie-Maikoe, Ph.D., M.D.
    role of forensic autopsy as golden standard  
  09:20 Physical child abuse: pediatric diagnostic evaluation  Drs. Meindert E. Manshande
    and management Pediatrician 
  10:05 Child abuse and violence: understanding and recognizing  Dr. Karin M.E. Hermans
    some age related behavioral indicators, including red flags   
    in sexual behaviors.   
  10:50 BREAK   
  11:05 PANELDISCUSSION Chair: pending
  12:10 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS Moderator
  12:40 Closing speech by the Prime Minister of Aruba  Minister of general affairs, integrity,
    Honorable Mrs. Evelyn Wever-Croes (to be confirmed) energy and innovation
  12:55 Adjourn   

Mimics of Injuries in Children: How can we Differentiate? 

MAX: 45      
Participants 13:15 REGISTRATION  
  14:00 Mimics of injuries in children: how can we differentiate? (PART 1) Dr. Vidija Soerdjbalie-Maikoe, 
      Ph.D., M.D.
  16:00  BREAK  
  16:15  Mimics of injuries in children: how can we differentiate? (PART 2) Dr. Vidija Soerdjbalie-Maikoe,
      Ph.D., M.D. 
  18:00  Closing remarks by co-president of project BROKEN2018 Drs. Melva Croes-Yánez



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