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Annual conference an opportunity to help reduce child abuse

Jeff Todahl at the 90by30 open house

The annual conference of the 90by30 initiative, an outreach unit of the University of Oregon College of Education, will be held March 11, 2016 in the Center for Meeting and Learning at Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon. "Play Your Part" is an opportunity for people involved in the initiative to share information and best practices, and for people new to the initiative to get involved. Its goal is to reduce child abuse in Lane County, Oregon 90 percent by 2030.

The conference will be followed by a "Strengthening Families Institute" on March 12, training tailored to members looking to gain expertise on protective factors. Participants may register for either or both.
"90by30 is an effort to apply systemic thinking, principles of social justice, public health, and deep community involvement toward significant improvement in a perplexing social problem," said Jeff Todahl, PhD, director of the Center for the Prevention of Abuse and Neglect, the research arm of 90by30. "This conference is more than a single event; it is a planning meeting that is one key part of a series of activities designed to develop and implement an evidence-based, community-centered strategic plan."

Registration for the 90by30 conference is $149, and $35 for the Strengthening Families Institute. For complete details, visit the conference website.

90by30 Annual Conference | March 11, 2016

Featured speakers

  • Framing Protective Factors: Exploring The National Trends, History and Development of The Center for the Study of Social Policy's Protective Factor Framework
    Senior Fellow and Associate Director, Center for the Study of Social Policy Washington, DC, Atlanta, GA
  • Voices Of Poverty: How Risk and Protective Factors Impact Families in Generational Poverty: A Family Story
    Social Service Director, St. Vincent de Paul, Oakridge, OR
    Family Builder, Options Counseling Services

Breakout sessions

Creating a County-Wide Prevention Plan: Identifying Key Components (choose two)
  • Social Justice: Creating a movement where children’s rights are human rights
  • Supporting Families: Establishing concrete support in times of need
  • School Based Startegies: Feedback and feasibility for strategic implementation
  • Social Media Campaigns: Mechanisms for mass media - be part of a 15-year social norms movement

And much more ...

  • 2nd installment of the locally made What Would We Do Lane County? bystander involvement video series
  • poetry reading and soloist performances
  • A summary of "what we’ve learned" based on more than 5,500 interviews, surveys and conversations with Lane County residents and an exhaustive literature review and recommendations for a Lane County child abuse prevention plan
  • The "Play Your Part" wall
  • The role of technology in an orchestrated effort to reduce child abuse and neglect in one US county
  • The progress of Safe Families for Children, a faith-based effort to provide concrete support for families in order to prevent abuse
  • Presenters from Womenspace, SASS and Ophelia’s Place describing their vision for K–12, comprehensive abuse prevention and healthy relationships education
  • Carol Metzler highlighting Triple P Parenting’s Positive Parenting media strategies
  • Carmen Urbina describing the role of social justice in creating a Lane County child abuse prevention movement
  • Data from the Child Abuse Prevention Climate Survey and new findings from the Protect Our Children, Stewards of Children rural Oregon study


Strengthening Communities Institute | March 12, 2016

Featured speakers

  • Strengthening Families Framework: A more in-depth look at Protective Factors
    Senior Fellow and Associate Director, Center for the Study of Social Policy Washington, DC, Atlanta, GA
  • Developing Trauma-Informed Systems for Family Resilience
    Executive Director, Trauma Healing Project