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The History of Childhood: from Hammurabi to Hackensack
The CARES Institute
Christopher S. Greeley, MD, FAAP
“The History of Childhood: from Hammurabi to Hackensack: The Good and the Bad”
Open to all disciplines. Space is limited. No cost to attend.
Christopher Spencer Greeley received his undergraduate degree from Hobart College in Geneva New York where he majored in Biology and Religious Studies. He received his medical degree from the University of Virginia in 1992 and completed his internship and residency in pediatrics at Vanderbilt University. He is Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Center For Clinical Research and Evidence-Based Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He has won the Pediatrics Departmental teaching award in 2008, 2009 and 2010. He was awarded the 2011-2012 Dean’ Teaching Award for the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Medicine. Dr. Greeley was the 2006 Ray E Helfer Award winner. The Ray E Helfer Award is an annual award jointly presented by The American Academy of Pediatrics and The National Alliance of Children’s Trust and Prevention Funds “to a distinguished pediatrician for his or her contribution to the prevention of child abuse and neglect.” He is currently the Chair of the Board of Directors for Prevent Child Abuse America. He lectures locally, regionally, nationally and internationally on various topics regarding child maltreatment, vulnerable populations and the evidence-based medicine. In 2010, Dr. Greeley was awarded a very competitive K23 Mentored Training grant from the NIH (NICHD). He was one of 9 nationally funded recipients in Child Abuse and Neglect Research.
“The History of Childhood: from Hammurabi to Hackensack” - This talk will start with a historical overview of the place that children have had in society. It will focus on the legal and social frameworks of how children were viewed in society and the family. There will be a discussion on some of the social structure, which has been erected over time to protect children and aid families in need. The second half of the presentation will be an overview of the current state of children in America. It will focus on the threats to children and their well-being. Included domains will be infant and child mortality, poverty, education, nutrition and obesity.
- The participant will be able to appreciate how the place children have had in society and the family has changed over time
- The participant will be able to appreciate some of the historic threats to child well-being over time
- The participant will be able to appreciate some of the societal forces which have impacted the lives of children throughout time
- The participant will be able to appreciate the state of how child has changed in America
- The participant will be able to appreciate some of the threats to child well-being in America
Continuing Education Credits
Social Workers: This course is APPROVED by the National Association of Social Workers
(provider # 886553370) for 2.5 continuing education contact hours. The cost of CEU's for this event is $20 by cash or check payable to UMDNJ- CARES INSTITUTE. CEU certificates will be emailed following the workshop.
Attorneys: Application to the New Jersey Board on Continuing Legal Education (provider # 839) is pending for 3.0 continuing legal education credits. The cost of CLE's for this event is $20 by cash or check payable to UMDNJ- CARES INSTITUTE. CEU certificates will be emailed following the workshop.
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