Prevent Child Abuse Wisconsin

Prevent Child Abuse Wisconsin is a program of Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Prevent Child Abuse WisconsinThe program works closely with the Child Abuse Prevention Fund to unify child abuse prevention efforts in Wisconsin. The mission of Prevent Child Abuse Wisconsin is to:

  • Build community resources
  • Provide training and public awareness
  • Carry out advocacy activities in order to strengthen child abuse prevention efforts in Wisconsin. Its work focuses on primary prevention with the goal of stopping child abuse and neglect before it occurs

Prevent Child Abuse Wisconsin is a chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America 

Prevent Child Abuse America leads the way in building awareness, providing education and inspiring hope to everyone involved in the effort to prevent the abuse and neglect of our nation's children.
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Save the date - 2015 Together for Children conference! April 15-16, 2015 at Grand Geneva Resort, Lake Geneva, Wis. Preconference workshops are held April 14. 

*Registration is now open! To register, see below.*

Together for Children invitation to attend

Dates: Pre-conference April 14, 2015 / Conference April 15-16, 2015 
Location: Grand Geneva Resort and Spa, 7036 Grand Geneva Way, Lake Geneva, Wis. 
Purpose: To improve prevention, treatment, investigation and prosecution of child abuse and neglect by providing knowledge and skills to address emerging issues, research questions and public policy changes in child welfare and child protection. 
Target audience: Child abuse prevention, Child Protective Services, Judicial/Prosecutors, Law Enforcement, School Staff, Social Workers, Therapists and Psychologists, Child Advocacy Centers, Medical and Health, Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Centers
Program supporters: Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Children's Hospital of Wis. Child Abuse Prevention Fund, Greg and Mary Ann Renz, Wisconsin Department of Children and Families, Wisconsin Department of Justice, Children's Justice Act Program, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, CACs of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Conference schedule

Detailed workshop information

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 (Preconference)

  • 8:00-9:00 a.m. Registration and light continental breakfast
  • 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Preconference sessions (breaks and lunch included)

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 (Day 1 of Conference)

  • 7:30-8:45 a.m. Registration and light continental breakfast
  • 8:45-9:00 a.m. Welcome and opening comments
  • 9:00-10:00 a.m. Keynote presentation
  • 10:00-10:15 a.m. Break
  • 10:15-11:45 a.m. Breakout sessions
  • 11:45am-12:45 p.m. Lunch
  • 12:45pm-2:15 p.m. Breakout sessions
  • 2:15-2:30 p.m. Break
  • 2:30-4:00 p.m. Breakout sessions (Note: Racial Disparities session ends at 5:00 p.m.)
  • 5:00-6:00 p.m. Networking reception

Thursday, April 16, 2015 (Day 2 of Conference)

  • 8:00-8:30 a.m. Registration and light continental breakfast
  • 8:30-9:30 a.m. Keynote presentation
  • 9:30-10:00 a.m. Break and checkout of rooms
  • 10:00-11:30 a.m. Breakout sessions
  • 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Lunch
  • 12:30-2:00 p.m. Breakout sessions
  • 2:00-2:15 p.m. Break
  • 2:15-3:45 p.m. Breakout sessions

Registration information and fees

  Early Bird Registration Fee (Before March 22, 2015)  After March 22, 2015 Registration Fee 
Attending 1 day of the event   $125.00  $150.00
Attending 2 days of the event   $199.00  $249.00
Attending 3 days of the event   $315.00  $365.00
  • Student discount: registration fee reduced $25 one day of conference, $50 two or three days of conference
  • To receive student discount, must be full time student (semester schedule required)
  • Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) discount: If you are attending as part of a MDT, a minimum of three attendees representing different disciplines is required. Please contact Jane Yeager ( or 920-969-7925) for more information.

Register for the 28th Annual Together for Children Conference now!

Contact hours and CME information


Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Wisconsin Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credential Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses who successfully complete this activity will receive:

  • Preconference – 6.00 contact hours.
  • Day 1 of conference – 5.50 contact hours.
  • Day 2 of conference  – 5.50 contact hours.

Social work

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, provider #1021 is approved as a provider for continuing education by The Association of Social Work Boards.  ASWB Approval Period 01/29/13 through 01/29/16.  Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.

By participating in this activity, social workers will receive:

  • Pre-conference – 7.2 social work clock hours.
  • Day 1 of conference (without ethics training – 6.6 social work clock hours).
  • Day 1 of conference (with ethics training –7.2 social work clock hours).
  • Day 2 of conference – 6.6 social work clock hours.      

Social workers must complete and submit an evaluation form in order to complete this course. This conference is appropriate for social workers at all practice levels. Resolution of grievances will be handled by the Social Work Continuing Education Committee. Please contact Educational Services at (414) 266-2209.

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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 through the joint providership of The Medical College of Wisconsin and Children’s Service Society of Wisconsin. The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation of credit

The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 18.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hours of participation for allied health professionals

The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 18.0 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals. 

The pre-conference on April 14, 2015 is worth 6.0 credits

The conference from April 15-16, 2015 is worth 12.0 credits

General information

  • ADA statement: Children's Hospital of Wisconsin fully intends to comply with legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If any participant is in need of accommodation, contact Jane Yeager at (920) 969-7925.
  • Session handouts: Will only be available to conference participants on a password-protected website. Prior to the conference participants will receive information to access the site. Please print your handouts prior to the conference. All Grand Geneva meeting spaces are wireless.
  • Children: As a courtesy to our presenters and attendees, please do not bring children to conference workshops or keynote addresses.
  • Lodging: A block of rooms is being held at the reduced rate of $70 per night, single occupancy, $110 double, until March 22, 2015 at the Grand Geneva Resort, Lake Geneva, Wis. To receive the reduced rate, be sure to mention the Together for Children Conference when booking. Tax exempt organizations must provide the tax exempt identification number. 
  • Scholarships: A limited number of scholarships are available. Application deadline is February 9, 2015.
  • List of presenters

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa / lodging reservation

*If using a GPS navigation system, MapQuest, or other online direction source, please use the following address: 7020 Grand Geneva Way*