Huddle with the Faculty: “Protecting Children from Abuse: From the Frontlines”
Benjamin Levi, Professor of Pediatrics and Humanities at the Penn State College of Medicine and Director of the Penn State Center for the Protection of Children
Nov. 16, 2013, 9:00-10:00 a.m.
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Learn about the creation and development of the Penn State Hershey Center for the Protection of Children. Consider research findings about decision-making with regard to reporting suspected abuse and determining that abuse occurred, and discuss some of the ethical and practical challenges that arise in efforts to protect children from abuse.
In addition to his roles as professor of pediatrics and humanities at the Penn State College of Medicine and director of the Penn State Center for the Protection of Children in Hershey, Pa., Benjamin Levi is a practicing pediatrician and a philosopher. He is recognized as an international expert on ethical and professional concerns regarding reporting suspected child abuse. Levi has been instrumental in helping develop Penn State Children’s Hospital initiatives for the treatment and prevention of child abuse, and is also co-creator of Look Out for Child Abuse, an extensive online resource that includes the Commonwealth’s web-based tool for reporting suspected abuse.