CORPORAL PUNISHMENT AND RELIGIOUS JUSTIFICATION
The Vincent J. Fontana Center for Child Protection in NYC is offering an online webinar on Thursday, October 5, from 12noon to 1pm on the topic of corporal punishment and religious justification.
WORKING WITH MOLLY:
A CULTURALLY SENSITIVE APPROACH TO PARENTS USING SCRIPTURE TO JUSTIFY CORPORAL PUNISHMENT
Partner Organizations: National Initiative to End Corporal Punishment (NIECP) & The New York Foundling’s Vincent J. Fontana Center for Child Protection
Date: Thursday, October 5th, 2023
Time: 12 pm to 1 pm ET
Workshop Description: Although there is a large body of research finding medical and mental health risks associated with corporal punishment, most parents continue to hit their children as a means of discipline. In many instances, the practice is justified based on religious teachings. Using a case history, this presentation discusses the basis for these teaching and offers concrete, culturally sensitive approaches for moving parents away from corporal punishment and toward more effective means of discipline.
Presenter Biographer: Victor Vieth, JD, MA, has trained thousands of child-protection professionals from all 50 states, two U.S. Territories, and 17 countries on numerous topics pertaining to child abuse investigations, prosecutions and prevention. Mr. Vieth gained national recognition for his work in addressing child abuse in small communities as a prosecutor in rural Minnesota, and has been named to the President’s Honor Roll of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children. In 2012, he was awarded the Pro Humanitate Award from the North American Resource Center for Child Welfare. He is the Chief Program Officer for Research and Education of Zero Abuse Project, a 501©(3) nonprofit based in St. Paul, MN, committed to education, training, and survivor support in order to eradicate child sex abuse and remedy its resulting harms. He is the 2018 President of the Academy on Violence & Abuse, and founder of the former National Child Protection Training Center (now part of Zero Abuse Project). Mr. Vieth has been instrumental in implementing 22 state and international forensic interview training programs and dozens of undergraduate and graduate programs on child maltreatment. Mr. Vieth graduated magna cum laude from WSU and earned his Juris Doctor from Hamline University School of Law (HUSL).
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