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Contact: Susan Sperry
ssperry1@jhu.edu
410-955-6919
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
www.twitter.com/JohnsHopkinsSPH

Symposium: Child Sexual Abuse: A Public Health Perspective

WHAT: A symposium on public health strategies to prevent child sexual abuse

WHO:

WHEN: April 11, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

WHERE: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
615 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205 - Sheldon Hall (W1214)

WHY: Child sexual abuse is almost always addressed through the criminal justice system. But strategies based on prosecution and punishment have no hope of ever eliminating the problem. This symposium will look at public health and primary prevention strategies to reduce and, some day, prevent child sexual abuse.

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JHSPH MEDIA CONTACTS:
Susan Sperry at 410-955-6919 or ssperry1@jhu.edu.
Barbara Benham at 410-614-6029 or bbenham@jhsph.edu.

Note to Media: If you plan to attend the symposium, please contact Barbara Benham at bbenham@jhsph.edu in advance so we can facilitate your entrance to the building with the security desk.

Important: Please remember to bring a photo ID.

As noted above, Dr. Elizabeth Letourneau, Dr. Derek Brown and Karen Baker are available for interviews. Dr. Brown and Ms. Baker are available the day of the symposium. Dr. Letourneau is available Thursday evening as well as early morning of, and during breaks, of the symposium.



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