Sunshine House representatives speak in Japan
by Emanuel County Live | September 30, 2014 3:39 pm
On September 14-17, 2014, the 20th International Society of the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect held its annual symposium in Nagoya, Japan. Lei Bragg, FNP, medical director of the Sunshine House Regional Children’s Advocacy Center, and Carol Donaldson, executive director, were invited to make a presentation at the International Congress of more than 2,000 participants.
This premier event in child protection featured representatives from the fields of medicine, nursing, administration, mental health, social work, child welfare and advocacy, law and law enforcement, education and research. The theme for this year’s International Congress was “Towards child-centered societies: Learn from the past, act for the future.”
Bragg made the presentation entitled, “A Telemedicine Success Story in Rural Georgia: Four Years of Impacting Abused and Neglected Children.” Her comments were translated in Japanese, Spanish and French and the participants were from a variety of countries.
The trip to the International Congress in Japan was made possible by financial support from AT&T Foundation, the Mill Creek Foundation and eight individual donors who made donations specifically for the trip.
According to Executive Director Carol Donaldson, “Lei Bragg made an excellent presentation, and we were delighted to share our work at the Sunshine House CAC with professionals from many regions around the world.”