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Tennessee Public Meeting

April 28, 2015 - April 29, 2015

Subject 1, Subject 2
Chris Newlin (left), executive director of the National Children’s Advocacy Center, and Teresa Huizar (right), executive director of the National Children’s Alliance, testify before CECANF about the potential for the children’s advocacy center multidisciplinary team approach to prevent child abuse and neglect fatalities.

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Meeting Times: 

  • Tuesday, April 28: 8:00 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. CDT
  • Wednesday, April 29: 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. CDT

Meeting Agenda: CECANF was established to develop a national strategy and recommendations for reducing fatalities resulting from child abuse and neglect. This meeting will explore key research, policy, and practices in the state of Tennessee related to addressing and preventing child abuse and neglect fatalities. Speakers will address the role of child advocacy centers and methods of developing and implementing a safety-based culture in challenging environments. Commission members will then continue discussing the work plans of the Commission subcommittees, the information that they have obtained to date, and emerging high-level recommendations.




April 28, 2015
April 29, 2015
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