Parkview Pediatric Trauma Center hosts seventh annual Child Maltreatment Symposium

Fort Wayne, Ind. – June 27, 2019 – Professionals who work with children are invited to attend the seventh annual Child Maltreatment Symposium, hosted by the Parkview Pediatric Trauma Center, Wednesday, July 17, at the Parkview Mirro Center for Research and Innovation.

The symposium will help both clinical and non-clinical professionals apply the state’s mandatory reporting procedures and understand the Indiana Department of Child Services process. The morning includes breakfast, followed by informational sessions and interactive discussions with several local experts.

“Anyone who works with children should know how to recognize and report child maltreatment. Teachers, day care providers, librarians, healthcare professionals – no matter your job title, it’s everyone’s responsibility to help protect our community’s children,” said Lauren Quandt, injury prevention and pediatric coordinator, Parkview Trauma Services. “This topic is important and we want to empower professionals to help keep children safe.”

In addition to Quandt, several local experts will speak at the symposium:

  • Hon. Charles Pratt, judge, Allen County Superior Court, Family Relations Division
  • Paige Wilkins, director, Healthier Moms and Babies
  • Alexys Vosmeier, director, Allen County Department of Child Services
  • Dr. Deborah McMahan, commissioner, Allen County Department of Health

The Child Maltreatment Symposium is free, but registration is required. Professionals can register at For more information, visit the website or contact Lisa Hollister, director, Parkview Trauma Services, at

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