The international conference Children in Europe, Children and Europe was held at the Center on April 20, 2007. It was organized by Center Director Uri Eisenzweig and co-organizers from the Rutgers-Camden Center for Children and Childhood Studies: Jane Siegel, Associate Professor of Sociology, and Janet Golden, Professor of History.
Support was provided by the Center with additional funds from the Camden School of Law and the School of Social Work, New Brunswick.
The conference aimed to bring together both Rutgers faculty and the many non-governmental, foundation, and state organizations dealing with children. It compared European and American approaches in issues of juvenile justice, child welfare, and children's health.
The Conference Program
Acting Executive Dean, School of Arts and Sciences
OBESITY AND PUBLIC HEALTH:
EUROPE AND THE UNITED STATES
Chair: Robert Atkins
School of Nursing, Rutgers-Newark
Co-ordinator, Children Obesity and Avoidable Chronic Diseases (CHOB) Project,
European Heart Network and Irish Heart Foundation
Policy Options to Address Childhood Obesity
How Can We Prioritise?
Executive Director, Trust for America's Health
F as in Fat: Failing America's Children in the Fight Against Obesity and Physical Inactivity
Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
History & Center for Children and Childhood Studies, Rutgers - Camden
11:30: Lunch break. Buffet for all.
Richard L. Edwards
Dean, School of Social Work
CHILD WELFARE REFORM
IN THE US & EUROPE: COMPARATIVE ISSUES
Chair: Rebecca Davis
School for Social Work, Rutgers
Director of the Child Welfare Service “Fióka” (Budapest)
Vice President of the State Association of Methodological Child Welfare Services, Hungary.
How Do We Insure the 'Best Interest of the Child’?
Case Studies from the Field
Executive President, Resource Center for Roma Communities, Cluj Napoca, Romania
Child Welfare in Romania
Challenges After Accession to the European Union
Research Fellow, Chapin Hall Center for Children, University of Chicago
East is West: Continuities
in the Pursuit of Child Welfare Reform
William Waldman, School of Social Work, Rutgers
Former Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Human Services
3:15: Coffee break
CHILDHOOD & CRIMINAL RESPONSIBILITY
EUROPEAN AND AMERICAN PERSPECTIVES
Chair: Jane Siegel
Criminal Justice & Center for Children
and Childhood Studies, Rutgers - Camden
Chair, the European Society of Criminology,
Special Group on Juvenile Justice
An Agenda for the Reform of Juvenile Justice
College of Criminal Justice, Northeastern University
Rethinking the Boundaries of Juvenile Justice
John C. Lore III
Children’s Justice Clinic, School of Law, Rutgers - Camden