Archive for Wednesday, December 6, 1989


December 6, 1989


The statewide Governor's Conference on the Prevention of Childhood Disabilities began today and will continue through Friday at the Lawrence Holidome.

At the conference, experts on child abuse prevention, parent education, substance abuse, injury prevention, AIDS, teen pregnancy and mental retardation will discuss ways that childhood disabilities can be prevented.

Guest speakers include Allen C. Crocker, director of the Developmental Evaluation Clinic at Children's Hospital in Boston, and Helen M. Wallace, professor of Maternal and Child Health at the Graduate School of Public Health at San Diego State University in San Diego, Calif. Joy G. Dryfoos, a noted sociologist and independent researcher, also will address the problem of youth who are at risk for substance abuse, early pregnancy, school failure and delinquency; and Karol A. Kaltenback, developmental psychologist and director of research for the Family Center Program at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, will speak.

In addition, educators, health care and social service providers from across the state will deliver presentations on the many prevention projects located throughout Kansas.

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