By Lilasuka dasi
September 28-30, 2007 - Hillsborough, NC
Join us for a weekend of uniting with other devotees to create safer communities in which to live and grow. This conference is for everyone, whether you work directly with children and families or not. There will be speakers from in and outside of ISKCON on varieties of topics that include - tapping into local resources, identifying abuse, responding to a disclosure, vicarious trauma, internet safety, screening for your temple- how and why. We are excited to announce that Dr. Michael Teague, a nationally renowned expert of 25 years in the field of perpetrator psychology, will be one of the weekend presenters.
The goals of this conference - To develop active child protection teams in every community To create and sustain a thriving network of devotees involved in child protection To increase education of abuse prevention To bring about awareness of the short and long term effects of child abuse
“These children are given to us by Krishna, they are Vaisnavas and we must be very careful to protect them. These are not ordinary children, they are Vaikuntha children, and we are very fortunate we can give them chance to advance further in Krishna Consciousness. That is very great responsibility, do not neglect it or be confused.” Your ever well-wisher, A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami - letter to Arundhati Amsterdam 30 July, 1972
For more information you can contact Lilasuka dasi at 919-644-8261 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration applications are available for download from the CPO website at www.childprotectionoffice.org