Webcast: Child abuse town hall

Replay Video: On Oct. 11 the Children's Shelter hosted a panel discussion on the correlation between child abuse, post traumatic stress and early childhood depression and how they hinder cognitive brain development.

NOWCastSA webcast live from the Oblate School of Theology's Grotto Ministry Center, located at 5700 Blanco Rd., as a panel of child mental health professionals discussed the impact of child abuse and how San Antonio can prevent it. NOWCastSA Managing Director Charlotte-Anne Lucas moderated the panel.

The webcast is underwritten through a grant from Methodist Healthcare Ministries.

Panelists include:

  • Carrie George, PhD, Psychologist and Licensed Specialist in School Psychology, Clarity Child Guidance Center
  • Dr. James Lukefahr, Pediatrician, Center for Miracles, The Children's Hospital of San Antonio
  • Bruce T. Thompson, LCSW, Clinical Director, The Children’s Shelter, KCI Residential Treatment Center

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According to TexProtects, The Texas Association for the Protection of Children, an estimated 181 children are abused in Texas each day and instances of child abuse in San Antonio rank 35 percent higher than the state average. For more information on child abuse in San Antonio, replay video of the 14th Annual Congress on Children or see NOWData.

The town hall is free and open to the public.  Reservations are encouraged by contacting Anais Biera Miracle at abiera@chshel.org or 210-212-2598. Anyone can watch and participate in the event live or replay the video later right here on this page.