The University of Georgia School of Law’s Wilbanks Child Endangerment and Sexual Exploitation Clinic will host a conference focusing on interdisciplinary advocacy for survivors of child sexual abuse on January 26 and 27. The conference is open to the public.
Event discussions will focus on interdisciplinary collaboration and holistic, trauma-informed services for survivors of child sexual abuse and feature a keynote address by state of Maryland Delegate C.T. Wilson, who is known for his strong advocacy in the areas of child sexual abuse and statute of limitations reform. The conference will also include a panel examining the intersection between journalism and legal advocacy in the USA Gymnastics child sexual abuse lawsuits in addition to panels exploring mandated reporting laws and how agency partners can work together to better identify cases of child sexual abuse, and best practices in providing legal and therapeutic services for children who have experienced commercial and sexual exploitation. Additionally, a trauma-informed termination of parental rights mock trial will be part of the programming.
For more information on the conference, please visit https://sites.google.com/ugacease.org/conference2018/home . All attendees are requested to register. Attendance for UGA faculty, staff and students is free. The cost for non-attorneys is $20, and the cost for attorneys seeking Continuing Legal Education credit for 7.5 hours, including 3 trial hours, is $40.