March 02, 2005
Child sex abuse expert to speak at conference
March 2, 2005
New Jersey - VINELAND - Dr. Martin Finkel, a nationally known expert in the field of child sexual abuse, will be the keynote speaker at the second annual Social Work Conference from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at South Jersey Healthcare Fitness Connection, 1430 W. Sherman Ave.
Sponsored by SJH Garden Area Health Education Center, or AHEC, the theme is "Traumatic Injury and Illness Through the Lifespan."
The purpose is to educate nurses, social workers and case managers about a variety of important social issues, including the sexual victimization of children, adolescent abuse of club drugs and the impact of living with chronic illness on older individuals and their caregivers.
Finkel is a professor of pediatrics and the medical director and founder of the Center for Children's Support at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey's School of Osteopathic Medicine. The center in 2004 was designated as the N.J. Child Abuse Research Education and Service Institute.
Finkel is an authority on the forensic medical evaluation and treatment of children alleged to have been sexually abused.