End Violence Executive Director Howard Taylor joined Board member and President & CEO of Childhood USA Joanna Rubinstein at “Ending Violence Against Children: Developing a Roadmap to a Healthy Childhood & Adolescence” conference, held at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York.
The hidden public health epidemic of violence against children, including sexual abuse and exploitation, is one of the root causes of mental health and substance abuse problems later in life. The conference highlighted the issue of violence and exploitation against minors and focused on practical strategies to raise awareness and understanding, prevention, identification and education to end violence against young people.
The conference, hosted by Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center and World Childhood USA, provided opportunities for collaboration and called on practitioners, policy makers, governments, academia, civil society and the private sector to join forces and scale up investments in solutions that target the well-being of children.
The Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center is so proud to have hosted #EndingVAC18 with @ChildhoodUSA. Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who joined us in person or online for working together to develop a roadmap to a healthy childhood & adolescence. (1/5)— Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center (@AdHealthCenter) March 23, 2018
"There were reports on a lot of progress that we've made. We need to celebrate success, and we need to understand success and scale up those success stories." --Dr. Joanna Rubinstein, @ChildhoodUSA #endingvac18— Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center (@AdHealthCenter) March 23, 2018