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Webinar – Hearing the Voice of Children and Young People – 11th Nordic Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect 25th of May 2021 


On the behalf of NASPCAN (the Nordic Association for Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect) we invite you to the 11th Nordic conference that will be held as a webinar. The theme of the conference is “Hearing the Voice of Children and Young People”. 

We have a number of significant key-speakers that will provide talks linked to the conference theme. Howard Dubowitz, professor of pediatrics and a world leader on neglect. The other invited speakers Linnea Karlsson (Finland), Laura Lundy (Northern Ireland), Jonna Turunen (Finland) and Carolina Överlien (Norway/Sweden) represents a broad knowledge and expertise in the fields of brain development, psychology, social work and law relevant to professionals working in the child abuse and neglect area. All will focus on helping us understand the voice of children and young people in a deeper way. 

We are convinced that this webinar, the 11th in the history of NASPCAN will follow the same trend as previous conferences delivering significant value and quality. We hope you will join us for the webinar.

Warm welcome,
Cecilia Kjellgren
Chair of NASPCAN


The moderator of the event: Kimmo Ohtonen 

10:00 – 10:20 Welcome 

Markku Tervahauta, The Director-General, Finnish institute for health and welfare, Finland

10:20 – 11:20 A Child Perspective on Neglect 

Howard Dubowitz Professor of Pediatrics, University of Maryland School of Medicine, USA

11:20 – 12:05 The Brain Effects of Abuse and Neglect

Linnea Karlsson, MD, PhD, Adjunct Professor

FinnBrain Birth Cohort Study, Turku Brain and Mind Center, University of Turku

12:05 – 12:20 Break and posters

12:20 – 13:20 Listening to the Voice of Children

Laura Lundy, Professor, School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work, Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland

13:20 – 14:20 Lunch break and posters

14:20 – 15:05 Hearing Children and Young People in Investigative Interviews

Jonna Turunen, LLM, Detective Chief Superintendent Helsinki Police Department, Finland 

15:05 – 15:25 Break and posters

15:25 – 15:45 Questions and comments for Howard Dubowitz 

15:45 – 16:30 The State of Art of Hearing the Voice of Children and Young People 

Carolina Överlien, Research Professor, Norwegian Center for Violence and Traumatic Stress Studies (NKVTS) Norway; and Professor, Department of Social Work, Stockholm University, Sweden

16:30 Summary of the day and closing of the webinar.


Participation fee is 60 €. Price includes VAT 24%

Please register here

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