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Pediatric sexual abuse/assault topic of panel discussion

Posted Mar 9th, 2010

NIAGARA, Ontario:  Members of the media are invited to attend a panel discussion on providing appropriate care in pediatric sexual abuse/assault to be held Thursday, March 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Welland Site of the Niagara Health System (NHS).

This event is presented by the Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Program of the NHS. Panel speakers are:

  • 10:15 a.m.: Anne Niec, M.D., F.R.C.P.(C), Child Advocacy Assessment Program – McMaster Children’s Hospital
  • 10:45 a.m.: Nicola Jones, Coordinator of Training and Development Family and Children’s Services, Niagara
  • 11:05 a.m.: Sergeant Michael Woods, Niagara Regional Police Child Abuse Unit
  • 11:25 a.m.: Cindy Paskey, Executive Director, Child Advocacy Centre Niagara
  • 11:45 a.m.: Anna-Marie Pietrantonio, MSW, RSW, Clinical Specialist, Child Advocacy Assessment Program, McMaster Children’s Hospital
  • 12:50 p.m.: Karen Van Dyke, MSW, RSW, Therapist, Child & Adolescent Outpatient Mental Health, Niagara Health System
  • 1:10 p.m. Patricia Hutchinson, MSW, RSW, Therapist, Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Program, Niagara Health System.

The panel experts will present aspects of their role in the provision of care and investigation of pediatric sexual abuse/assault. 

The discussion will take place in the Auditorium on the First Floor.

To attend or for more information, contact:
Caroline Bourque Wiley
Public Affairs Consultant
905-378-4647, ext. 43113

Niagara Health System