Child Abuse and Violence (Aruba)
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Neuropsychological Ambulatory Aruba ( N.A.A.)
Seroe Colorado 243, Sanicolas, Aruba
Phone: (+297) 280 8416
Mobile: (+297) 592 8416
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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:
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
Accreditation CAN under number: A18.029 total of 21 hours/points for which 4 hours per workshop.
Purchasing 2 Workshops will give you a $20 discount upon payment
Purchasing 3 Workshops will give you a $60 discount upon payment