Coalition “Community Forum” Reports on the State of Child Abuse and Child Welfare Systems in Tulsa County

On April 5, 2016, the Child Protection Coalition hosted a Community Forum on Child Abuse in recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month.  Experts from the Tulsa child welfare and research communities presented statistical data and professional insights regarding the trends and challenges of child maltreatment in Tulsa County.  These experts took questions from the audience regarding critical child welfare issues.  You may watch the forum here.  The Coalition will host additional forums in the future to engage the citizens of Tulsa about ways we can leverage our resource already existing in our community to reduce child abuse.  The Forum included the following experts:

Presentation by Dr. Jody Worley, Department of Human Relations, University of Oklahoma, Predictive Factors of Child Maltreatment

Child Welfare Panel:

  • Christine Marsh, Child Abuse & Trauma Services Program Director, Family & Children’s Services
  • Kelli Mounce, Systems of Care Project Director, Indian Health Care Resources Center
  • Rose Turner, Managing Director, Child Abuse Network
  • Crystal Brill, Children’s Trauma Counseling Program Manager, DVIS

Moderator: Ginnie Graham, Tulsa World


Complete Event Video