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April 1, 2009

For Immediate Release

 

CAMPBELLSVILLE UNIVERSITY DIVISION OF SOCIAL SCIENCE TO PRESENT FORUM ON CHILD ABUSE

By Melinda Davis, student news writer

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. --- Campbellsville University’s Division of Social Science is hosting a forum on child abuse on Tuesday, April 7. 

           

This forum is at 5 p.m. in the Student Union Building Banquet Hall (former dining hall).  The Banquet Hall is located on the main campus in a building up the main entrance to the left.

The forum, the second in a series focusing on family violence, is open to the public free of charge.

           

There will be a panel present who will be discussing various topics related to the subject of child abuse. 

           

Panelists who will be present include: Rebecca Kissick Hake, director of administration at Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky; Laura Chowning, community development coordinator at Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky;

Dr. Helen Mudd, Carver School of Social Work at Campbellsville University who has extensive history with Child Protective Services; and Kathrina Riley, Regional Victim Services Program with Adanta. 

The last forum in the series will be April 27 and will focus on elder abuse.

Trollinger said there are growing numbers of elder victims, and with the fastest growing age group being over age 65, there is great concern that victim numbers may escalate.

All forums are open to both the campus and Campbellsville communities.

Resource handouts will also be available. For more information, contact Dr. Linda Trollinger, assistant professor of sociology, at (270) 789-5167, or Dr. Wendy Benningfield, associate professor of history, at (270) 789-5331.

Campbellsville University is a private, comprehensive institution located in South Central Kentucky. Founded in 1906, Campbellsville University is affiliated with the

Kentucky Baptist Convention and has an enrollment of 2,601 students who represent 93 Kentucky counties, 27 states and 31 foreign nations. Listed in U.S.News & World Report’s 2009 “America’s Best Colleges,” CU is ranked 22nd in “Best Baccalaureate Colleges” in the South for the second consecutive year. CU has been ranked 16 consecutive years with U.S.News & World Report. The university has also been named to America’s Best Christian Colleges®. Campbellsville University is located 82 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., and 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. Dr. Michael V. Carter is in his tenth year as president.