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Annual Envision Conference

Envision 2024 takes place June 25-26, 2024 in Washington, D.C. It’s an international conference featuring the latest research, practice, and experience in the prevention of child sexual abuse. 

Envision will be hosted by the Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, with the support of our fantastic collaborators: Darkness to Light, The Mama Bear Effect, Restyn, Grant and Eisenhofer, Pathways for Change, #WeRideTogether, Avalon Healing Center, ATSA, Patrice’s Kids, Center for Intergative Psychological Services, Prevent Child Abuse Vermont, Valor, Kimberly King, Children's Trust, Diane Tarantini, Buddy Speaks, Julie Federico, Not Child's Play/Risa Shaw, Kenneth Rogers/Lost Imaginations, Kristen Jenson/Defend Young Minds, Kennedy Krieger Institute, Christopher Thomas, Equimundo, The TransLatin@ Coalition, and the Global Alliance for the Protection of Boys from Sexual Violence.   

The conference will bring together expert speakers and participants from a wide diversity of backgrounds, including advocates, child protection experts, communication specialists, funders, policy makers, researchers, students, survivors, treatment providers, and more. 

This year’s theme, The Future of Prevention, focuses on the practical ways we can join together to strengthen our resolve, increase our collaboration, and galvanize our efforts to stop child sexual abuse, once and for all. We’ll celebrate the monumental prevention milestones we’ve achieved over the past decade and highlight the next steps and hard work ahead to shape the future of child sexual abuse prevention across the globe.

Join us to Envision the Future of Prevention this June at the brand-new Hopkins Bloomberg Center at 555 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D.C., just blocks from the United States Capitol Building.

What's included?

  • Plenaries, panels, breakouts, exhibition, student poster session
  • Networking reception on the evening of June 25
  • Access to Continuing Education Units (CEUs)...more info below
  • Lunch & refreshments

Virtual package includes:

  • Select conference sessions streamed live (breakout sessions not included).  
  • Session chats monitored by Envision staff (no direct interaction with speakers).
  • Access to select conference sessions for a limited time after the event.

Download our Location Guide for all the information you need on Washington, D.C. and the Hopkins Bloomberg Center, including venue info, directions, and accommodation.

 

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Envision 2024 will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 25-26, 2024. Don't miss these important conference highlights! 

Day 1 - June 25

  • We Cannot Arrest Our Way Out of the Problem: The Importance of a Whole System Approach to Tackling Child Sexual Abuse - Simon Bailey QPM, DL, CBE (Child Rescue Coalition, PIER) 
  • The Australian Child Maltreatment Study: Evidence to Inform the Future of Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse – Ben Mathews, PhD (Queensland University of Technology)
  • How Can Policy and Funding Advance Prevention? Trends, Blockages, and Hopes for the Future – Iain Drennan (WeProtect Global Alliance), Laura Chiang, PhD (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)), Ľubica Debnárová (European Commission)
  • Lunch Listening Session: Exploring Contextual Prevention Strategies for Making the Digital World Safer for Children – WeProtect Global Alliance
  • Prevention Can’t Succeed Without Parents – Adrianne Simeone (The Mama Bear Effect), Rosalia Rivera (CONSENTparenting, Brave Movement, Survivors Council of Canada)
  • Behind the Camera: Unpacking Abuse in the Family – Amanda Mustard (Filmmaker, Photographer), Luke Malone (Journalist, Producer), Elizabeth Letourneau, PhD (Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health)

Day 2 - June 26

  • Prevention of Online Sexual Abuse - David Finkelhor (Crimes against Children Research Center, University of New Hampshire)
  • Is it Time for the Technology Industry to Take the Lead? Tech Solutions and Global Responsibility Panel Discussion – Sean Litton (Tech Coalition), Melissa Stroebel (Thorn), Deborah Denis (Lucy Faithful Foundation), Aengus Ó Dochartaigh (Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health)
  • Remarks from the Honorable Don Bacon (R-NE)
  • Survivor to Advocate - From the Larry Nassar scandal to a director of a sexual assault healing center - Trinea Gonczar (Avalon Healing Center)
  • Child Sexual Abuse in Youth-Serving Organizations: Prevalence and Variations Across Organizational Types – Luciana Assini-Meytin, PhD (Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health)
  • The Role of Power and Status in Child Sexual Abuse in Youth Serving Organizations – Donald Palmer, PhD (University of California – Davis)
  • Lunch Listening Session: Building a Field-Level Vision to End Childhood Sexual Violence – To Zero
  • Introducing Prevention Global. Building Evidence of Effective Prevention – Michael Seto, PhD (The Royal’s Institute of Mental Health Research), Elizabeth Letourneau, PhD (Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health), Christoffer Rahm, MD, PhD (Karolinkska Institutet), Melissa Bright, PhD (Center for Violence Prevention Research), Maximilian von Heyden, M.Sc. (Institute of Sexology and Sexual Medicine, Charite – Universitatsmedizin Berlin), Nina Vaaranen-Volkonen (Protect Children), Deborah Denis (Lucy Faithful Foundation)
  • The Future of Prevention: What’s next for the Moore Center and the Field – Luke Malone (Journalist, Producer), Elizabeth Letourneau, PhD (Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health)

     

Questions about Continuing Education Units?

Please contact the Office of Continuing Professional Education, University of Maryland School of Social Work: Seante Hatcher, LCSW-C Assistant Dean/ Cymone Small, BS, Administrative Assistant, phone 410-706-1839, or by email cpe@ssw.umaryland.edu.

Questions about Virtual Access?

For attendees who registered for virtual access to Envision, an email will go out on Friday, June 21 with details on how to access the Envision conference. 

Additional Questions?

Please contact the Moore Center.

*Refund deadlines are June 12 for in-person tickets and June 17 for virtual tickets. Please contact the Moore Center for more info.  

 

 

Past Events


2022

Why Effective Communication is Critical to Child Sexual Abuse Prevention

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2021 

How Strategic Communication is Critical to Advancing Child Sexual Abuse Prevention 

The Oak Foundation has invested $10.3 million to identify, validate, and disseminate a catalog of effective perpetration interventions worldwide. This keynote address will share the details of this transformative work. 

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