The Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies, in partnership with the Marie Collins Foundation, hosted an inaugural two-day international symposium featuring renowned speakers from across the globe, addressing the recovery needs of children harmed via new technologies. Presenting Sponsor was Frank Cowan Company.
WHEN: June 14 & 15, 2011
WHERE: Doubletree by Hilton, 655 Dixon Rd., Toronto, Canada
WHO: Speakers included - Tink Palmer, founder and CEO of the Marie Collins Foundation, former Director of Stop it Now! UK & Ireland; Julia Davidson, Professor in Criminology & Sociology at Kingston University London (United Kingdom); Terry Jones, Former Police Officer (United Kingdom); Marie Collins, Survivor of online exploitation (Ireland); Lars Loof, Sexual Exploitation Lead for the Baltic States (Sweden); Michael Seto, Researcher on Offender Behaviour (Canada).
WHO ATTENDED: This event was targeted towards aid child welfare professionals and practitioners working with children and parents to improve their interviewing skills, to build a broader understanding of recovery needs for survivors, and learn from international researchers and practitioners who are tackling online child sexual exploitation from a global perspective.
Helene Almind Jansen