ISPCAN Youth Forum

Since March, 2016, Finley Associate Rebecca Finley-Schidlowsky has been working with a small task team to develop programming for the International Congress for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN) Youth Forum, which took place on August 27, 2016. Twenty-five youth between the ages of 14 and 27 gathered for a day-long session at the Telus Spark Science Museum. Above is a video that shows a glimpse of what the Youth Forum program entailed.

Following the Youth Forum, Rebecca and fellow task team member Melanie Wiens spoke at the formal ISPCAN Congress on August 29th, sharing with congress delegates from across the globe the perspective of the “Youth Voice” in the prevention of child abuse and neglect.

Rebecca Finley-Schidlowsky & Melanie Wiens presenting at the ISPCAN Conference. Bottom right: Rebecca and Dr. Gayla Rogers (co-chair of the Youth Forum and Finley Associate).

Rebecca Finley-Schidlowsky & Melanie Wiens presenting at the ISPCAN Conference. Bottom right: Rebecca and Dr. Gayla Rogers (co-chair of the Youth Forum and Finley Associate).

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