Wilbanks Child Endangerment and Sexual Exploitation Clinic Conference - 1/26-27/18
The School of Law’s Wilbanks Child Endangerment and Sexual Exploitation Clinic hosted a conference focusing on interdisciplinary advocacy for survivors of child sexual abuse. Event discussions focused on interdisciplinary collaboration and holistic, trauma-informed services for survivors of child sexual abuse and feature a keynote address by state of Maryland Delegate C.T. Wilson, who is known for his strong advocacy in the areas of child sexual abuse and statute of limitations reform. The conference also included a panel examining the intersection between journalism and legal advocacy in the USA Gymnastics child sexual abuse lawsuits in addition to panels exploring mandated reporting laws and how agency partners can work together to better identify cases of child sexual abuse, and best practices in providing legal and therapeutic services for children who have experienced commercial and sexual exploitation. Additionally, a trauma-informed termination of parental rights mock trial was part of the programming.