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Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Time Activity
7:30 Registration
8:00 Welcome
Joseph Parisi
Dane County Executive
8:10 A Call to Action
Ismael Ozanne, JD
Dane County District Attorney
8:30 Safe Sanctuaries: How Churches Can Help Reduce Child Abuse*
Stacey Patton, PhD
10:00 Break
10:15 Corporal Punishment*
Barbara L. Knox, MD
11:00 Honor the Family and End the Hitting*
Lisa Aronson Fontes, PhD
12:30 Lunch
1:30 Creative Conversations to Keep Children Safe*
Lisa Aronson Fontes, PhD
4:00 Adjourn

* Approved for credit

Upcoming Conference Date

SAVE THE DATE - November 19-20, 2015

Location: Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center

Speakers: Lisa Aronson Fontes, PhD, Barbara Knox, MD, Stacey Patton, PhD, and Victor Vieth


Check back soon for updated conference details!

Cultural Context of Corporal Punishment Conference

Keeping Kids Safe

Community-based professionals bring personal history and implicit biases to their work life that may negatively impact their ability to objectively assess and "see" the reality of a family’s situation. These factors can lead to over reporting or under reporting of incidences of child abuse, both resulting in poor outcomes for child health. Although some community-based professionals are familiar with research related specifically to child abuse, they may not be as familiar with the research on the short-term and long-term impact of corporal punishment on the developing child.

Expert faculty will discuss the significant negative impact corporal punishment has on the child’s physical and emotional development. Learners will have the opportunity to examine their personal biases, gain understanding of how these biases influence their daily work, and develop strategies to reduce the impact of bias in their work.

Meet Our Keynote Speakers

Lisa Aronson Fontes, PhD

Lisa Aronson Fontes, PhD

Lisa Aronson Fontes, PhD, has dedicated 25 years to improving the ability of professionals and communities to support immigrants, refugees, and families from cultural minority groups. Dr. Fontes  is on the faculty at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

She is the author of numerous scholarly publications and the following books: Child Abuse and Culture: Working with Diverse Families; Interviewing Clients Across Cultures: A Practitioner's Guide; and Under His Thumb No More: Confronting Men's Domination of Women in Personal Relationships. She has worked as a psychotherapist in a variety of settings and is a popular presenter and trainer in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

Many of her writings can be found at under her name.

Lisa Aronson Fontes, PhD

Barbara Knox, MD

Dr. Knox’s mission for the UW Children’s Hospital Child Protection Program is to ensure the safety and well-being of infants, children and adolescents from throughout Wisconsin, Northern Illinois and Eastern Iowa. She cares for children who have been or are suspected of being victims of physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect and factitious illness by proxy. She also provides medical review of child abuse cases for social services agencies, law enforcement and prosecutors.

Her research interests include use of telemedicine for assistance with remote-guided colposcopic exams, and telemedicine for regional child abuse evaluations.

Stacey Patton, PhD

Stacey Patton, PhD

Dr. Stacey Patton is an adoptee, child abuse survivor and former foster child turned children’s advocate, journalist, historian, and motivational speaker. Dr. Patton is the author of That Mean Old Yesterday – A Memoir.

She has written for The New York Times, Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, Newsday and The Crisis Magazine. She is currently a senior reporter for The Chronicle of Higher Education.

General Information


Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center
One John Nolen Drive, Madison, Wisconsin 53703

Parking and Directions to the Conference Site

Housing Information

A block of rooms has been held for the night of June 10, 2014 at the Hilton Madison Monona Terrace located at 9 East Johnson Street, Madison. Refer to the Cultural Context of Corporal Punishment Conference when making your reservation.

Call (608) 255-5100

NOTE: All costs are the responsibility of the guest. Be sure to note the cancellation policies should you no longer need the room.



The conference fee includes all sessions, handouts and/or reference materials, a nonrefundable $40 cancellation/administrative fee, and continental breakfast, lunch, and a break. Cancellation through June 6, 2014, will allow a full refund except the $40 cancellation/administrative fee. No refunds will be made for cancellations received after June 6, 2014.

Four Easy Ways to Register

  • Online
  • By mail: Return your completed registration form and payment to CME Specialist, Pyle Center Registration, 702 Langdon Street, Madison, WI 53706
  • By phone: (608) 262-1397. Please call and give your billing information or pay by MasterCard, Visa or American Express.
  • By fax: 1-800-741-7416 (In Madison, fax 265-3163)


All registrations are confirmed via email. If you do not receive a confirmation, please call (608) 262-1397.

Overall Conference Objective

The purpose of this activity is to explain the impact of corporal punishment on child development in the context of research, history and culture, and implicit bias. This activity will offer a forum where community-based professionals can examine their own experiences, cultural beliefs and personal biases in order to identify at least one strategy to begin to move their own and their community’s attitudes toward more effective and positive, non-violent parenting strategies.

Course Objectives

As a result of their active participation in this course, learners will be able to:

  • Explain the negative impact of corporal punishment on child development and long term health and well-being based on current research
  • Describe the influence history and culture have on parenting strategies
  • Examine one’s own personal history and biases in order to become aware of how these influence practice-based decisions
  • Name one strategy to reduce the influence of personal bias in your daily work with families
  • Identify one strategy to employ in your professional practice to promote positive, non-violent parenting

Elements of Competence

This CME activity has been designed to change learner knowledge, competence and performance, and focuses on the American Board of Medical Specialties areas of medical knowledge, interpersonal and communication skills, and professionalism.

Target Audience

This activity is intended to address the learning needs of Pediatricians, Family Practice Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, including School Nurses, Dentists, Law Enforcement Officers, Human Service Professionals, Counselors/Therapists, Prosecutors, Victim/Witness Specialists, Corporation Counsel, Social Workers and Guardians Ad Litem.

Administrative Features/CME

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and the Dane County District Attorney’s Office. The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Education Units

University of Wisconsin–Madison, as a member of the University Continuing Education Association (UCEA), authorizes this program for 0.625 continuing education units (CEUs) or 6.25 hours.

Continuing Legal Education

An application for Continuing Legal Education as been submitted to the Supreme Court of Wisconsin Board of Bar Examiners.

Certificate of Attendance for Social Workers

A Certificate of Attendance documenting 6.25 continuing education units (6.25 CEH’s) will be provided for all Wisconsin social workers attending the entire conference.

Policy on Faculty and Sponsor Disclosure

It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health that the faculty, authors, planners, and other persons who may influence content of this CME activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in order to allow CME staff to identify and resolve any potential conflicts of interest. Faculty must also disclose any planned discussion of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s). Detailed disclosures will be made in the activity handout materials.

Planning Committee

Barbara Anderson, MS
Amy Brown, MS
Colleen Clark-Bernhardt
Paula Graves, LPC
Patricia Hrubesky
Barbara Knox, MD
Ismael Ozanne, JD
Nan Peterson, RN, MS
Jessica A. Wipperfurther, SW

For Further Information

For conference information, please contact the cme [at] pediatrics [dot] wisc [dot] edu (CME Specialist)
E5/417 Clinical Sciences Center, 600 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI 53792
Phone: (608) 263-8542.

The University of Wisconsin provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title IX requirements.

The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health fully complies with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof. Any participant in this educational activity who may need accommodations should notify Barbara Anderson at (608) 263-8542.

Last updated: 06/26/2015
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