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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


9:30
Opening Remarks
Ziva Galili
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

Maureen Mulvihill
    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?

    Jeffrey Levi
    Executive Director, Trust for America's Health
F as in Fat: Failing America's Children in the Fight Against Obesity and Physical Inactivity

    Discussants:
Amy Fairchild
Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
Janet Golden
History & Center for Children and Childhood Studies, Rutgers - Camden   


11:30: Lunch break. Buffet for all.



1:00
Afternoon Remarks
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

Magda Révész
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

Florin Moisa
Executive President, Resource Center for Roma Communities, Cluj Napoca, Romania
Child Welfare in Romania
Challenges After Accession to the European Union

Fred Wulczyn
Research Fellow, Chapin Hall Center for Children, University of Chicago
East is West:  Continuities
in the Pursuit of Child Welfare Reform

    Discussant:
William Waldman, School of Social Work, Rutgers
Former Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Human Services

3:15: Coffee break


3:45
CHILDHOOD & CRIMINAL RESPONSIBILITY
EUROPEAN AND AMERICAN PERSPECTIVES
Chair: Jane Siegel
 Criminal Justice & Center for Children
and Childhood Studies, Rutgers - Camden

Josine Junger-Tas
Chair, the European Society of Criminology,
Special Group on Juvenile Justice
An Agenda for the Reform of Juvenile Justice

Donna Bishop
College of Criminal Justice, Northeastern University
Rethinking the Boundaries of Juvenile Justice

Discussant:
John C. Lore III
    Children’s Justice Clinic, School of Law, Rutgers - Camden


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