National Child Abuse Prevention Month

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Dr. Richard Gelles
Dean, School of Social Policy & Practice
University of Pennsylvania

• Internationally known expert on child abuse/neglect, child welfare and domestic violence
• Author of “The Violent Home” and “Intimate Violence and Abuse in Families”
• Serves as a faculty director at Penn’s Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research.

Debra Schilling Wolfe
Executive Director, Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research
University of Pennsylvania

• A leader in child welfare for nearly 30 years with an extensive clinical background that includes child and family therapy
• Developed new treatment models for child-welfare intervention.
• Assisted with the development of an interoperable, real-time technology system, the Information Portability Project, which provides immediate access to critical information to improve the safety of abused and neglected children.