The Center for the Human Rights of Children will host the daylong symposium, “Protecting Children’s Rights Through Multidisciplinary Forensics” this Friday, and the Loyola community is invited to attend. The program seeks to build the capacity of professionals across many disciplines to provide forensic evaluations, professional assessments, written affidavits, subject matter expertise, and expert testimony to advance and protect the human rights of children. Presentations and workshops throughout the day will address how experts in various disciplines can contribute their knowledge and skills to protect children’s rights, and provide the tools necessary to do so.

The following types of cases will be emphasized throughout the day: asylum, child abuse/neglect, human trafficking, unaccompanied minor, special education, high conflict custody cases, and juvenile justice.

The program will be held on November 4, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the Corboy Law Center. As mentioned above, all professionals, scholars, faculty, staff, and students with an interest in children’s rights issues are welcome to attend. Case studies will incorporate the following disciplines: medicine (including nursing and psychiatry), public health, mental health, education, law, social work, history, social justice, anthropology, political science, criminal justice, and specialized study in developing countries/regions. CLEs, CEUs, CNEs, and CPDUs are offered and limited scholarships are available.

Registration is required, as space is limited. Free admission will be provided to Loyola faculty, staff, and students.

For more information, and to register, click here.