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Preventive Services in NYC: Past, Present, and Future

  • The New School, Wollman Hall 65 West 11th Street New York (map)

The forum will explore how preventive services have transformed the child welfare system and review the status of current preventive practices in combination with evidence-based interventions that will shape future services.

Join us as we reexamine our shared goal in Preventive Services in Child Welfare, to "make it as safe as possible for parents and families to seek and obtain the help that they need to protect children and stabilize families."


  • David Hansell, Commissioner, ACS

  • Eric Brettschneider, 1st Deputy Commissioner, ACS

  • Dr. Jacqueline Martin, Deputy Commissioner, ACS

  • James Purcell, CEO, Council of Family and Child Caring Agencies

  • Dr. Julia Jean  Francois, SCO, Center for Family Life

  • Karen Dixon, ED, Harlem Dowling

  • Norma Martin, former ED, Brooklyn Community Services

  • Sister Paulette LoMonaco, ED, Good Shepherd Services

  • Ron Richter, CEO, Jewish Child Care Association

  • Sharmeela Mediratta, Vice President, Graham Windham

For additional event information, contact: Dr. Sophine Charles ( or call (212-929-2626).

Please contact Kamille Vargas ( or 212-229-5400 x2084) should you require reasonable accommodations for the event

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