Global Summit on Ending Corporal Punishment and Promoting Positive Discipline

Printer-friendly versionSend to friend Share this

The Fairmont Hotel, Dallas, Texas

The purpose of this conference is to bring together, for the first time, an international group of leading policy makers, attorneys, educators, children's rights activists, and researchers from multiple disciplines (e.g., anthropology, criminology, history, medicine psychology, social work, & sociology) as well as other interested individuals who concur that corporal punishment of children is an unsuitable and potentially damaging way to discipline and teach children. The goals of the conference are a) to raise public awareness about the rights of children and problems associated with corporal punishment, b) to bring together individuals from different walks of life and professions who are committed to ending corporal punishment of children, and c) to develop strategies for advancing the worldwide movement to prohibit and eliminate all corporal punishment of children from all venues in all parts of the world.

Conference Speakers include:
Alma Allen, Ph.D., Texas State Representative Susan Bitensky, J.D., Michigan State University College of Law Bernadette Saunders, Ph.D., Monash University, Australia
Nadine Block, Co-Chair of EPOCH-USA, & Executive Director, Center for Effective Discipline, 1987-2010
Raffi Cavoukian, Founder of Child Honouring, The Centre for Child Honouring
Howard Davidson, J.D., Director, Center on Children and the Law, American Bar Assoc.
Chris Dodd, Coordinator, Churches' Network for Non-Violence
Joan Durrant, Ph.D., University of Manitoba
Emily Laurie, M.A., Plan International, England
Lisa Aronson Fontes, Ph.D., Dept. of Psychology, University of Massachusetts at Amherst Elizabeth Gershoff, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
Milea Grillo, M.A., Fundacion Paniamor
Asadah Kirkland,
Michelle Knox, Ph.D., University of Toledo College of Medicine
Penelope Leach, Ph.D., C. Psychol, FBPsS, Senior Research Fellow, Institute for the Study    of Children, Families and Social Issues, Bikrbeck, University of London
Jane Nelsen, Ed.D., author of the Positive Discipline series Peter Newell, Coordinator, Global Initiative to End All Corporal Punishment of Children
Mali Nilsson, Save the Children, Sweden
Rep. Barbara Norton, House of Representatives, Louisiana
Johny O'Donnell, Students Against Violence Everywhere, New Zealand
Deana Pollard Sacks, J.D., Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Texas Southern University
Seth Scholer, M.D., MPH, Vanderbilt University Murray Straus, Ph.D., University of New Hampshire Rita Swan, Ph.D., Children's Health Care is a Legal Duty
Sombat Tapanya, Ph.D., Chiang Mai University
Cathy Taylor, Ph.D., MSW, MPH, Tulane University
Sonia Vohito, African Child Policy Forum & Global Initiative to End All C.P. of Children
Beth Wood, EPOCH, New Zealand

Registration:  Early registration for the conference (at a discounted fee) is now open.  Regular registration will begin on April 15th.  Registration can be accessed at:

Hotel Information:  To make reservations at the conference hotel (The Fairmont Dallas) with rooms at the discounted rate of $105 plus tax, please go to:

Reservations need to be made by May 13th to secure the discounted conference rate.

Please plan to attend the Global Summit in Dallas, TX.  We look forward to seeing you there.   

The Center for Effective Discipline, a program of the National Child Protection Training Center


The Center for Effective Discipline

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 9:00am - Sat, 06/04/2011 - 9:00am
Public Event: