MDT Conference

Children in Crisis hosted two important events in November 2022 with leading child abuse expert Victor Vieth, JD, MA of the Zero Abuse ProjectOn November 15, 67 faith leaders gathered at Bethany United Methodist Church in Summerville for a special conversation and breakfast. Victor, who is also a theologian, has worked to bring faith and child protection communities together to address the spiritual impact of child abuse.  On November 16, Children in Crisis hosted its 6th annual MDT Conference for our Dorchester and Berkeley County MDTs (multidisciplinary teams), at the Lowcountry Conference Center in Nexton. This was the first conference since 2020 due to COVID postponement. Victor, an internationally recognized child abuse expert who has helped to implement a number of critical reforms in SC and across the country spoke to more than 140 members of our MDT. Representatives from law enforcement, social services, solicitors, MUSC, mental health, victims advocates, and school districts explored the topics of corporal punishment and the faith community’s response, investigation and prosecution of emotional abuse, and when a child stands alone – the search for corroborating evidence. Children in Crisis looks forward to continuing to grow these two events. Partnerships with the faith community and our MDT is integral in the prevention of child abuse, as well as healing for current abuse survivors. Watch for future events and follow our website.

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