APSB Scientific Program

APSB Scientific Program

10th Ako Para sa Bata
The International Conference

Theme: INSPIRED: Eight Strategies for Ending Violence Against Children

General Objective:

The 10th APSB aims to advocate for adoption of the INSPIRE strategies into the national and local programmes to end violence against children.

Specific Objectives:

At the end of the conference, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the evidence-based approaches under the INSPIRE package
  2. Explain how INSPIRE can be used to enhance existing programs to end violence against children
  3. Recommend ways of localizing the INSPIRE package in their respective communities

Most Valuable Partner Award:

Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC)

Inspirational Speaker:

Antonnette Acupinpin, The Voice of Cameleon’s Children

Day 1: November 19, 2018

Plenary Lectures:
Plenary 1: INSPIRE: Seven Strategies for Ending Violence Against Children
Alexander Butchart, MA, PhD – World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

Plenary 2: Evidence for Better Lives Study (EBLS) 
Professor Manuel Eisner – University of Cambridge, England

Plenary 3: Safe Environments: Valenzuela City
Mayor Rexlon T. Gatchalian, Valenzuela City

Luncheon Symposium:
Care for the Carers: Mindfulness for Everyone
Trauma Informed Psychosocial Processing (TIPP) Graduation Ceremonies

Simultaneous Sessions:

A1: EBLS Symposium: Models of INSPIRE Programs in Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Ghana, South Africa, Philippines, and Romania

B1: Implementation and Enforcement of Laws

C1: Norms and Values

D1: Safe environments

Fellowship Night: WCPU Got Talent (Exclusive event for WCPU)

Music Hall, SM Mall of Asia – 6:00PM – 9:00PM

Day 2: November 20, 2018

Plenary Lectures:
Plenary 4: Philippine Plan of Action to End Violence Against Children
Bernadette J. Madrid, MD, Child Protection Network, Philippines

Plenary 5: Reach Up – An Early Childhood Intervention Program
Professor Susan Walker, The University of the West Indies, Jamaica

Plenary 6: Panel Discussion of the Presidential Award for Child-Friendly Municipalities and Cities Hall of Famers
Davao City, Davao; Santiago City, Isabela; and Salay City, Misamis Oriental

Graduation Ceremonies:

Women and Children Protection Specialty Training
Appreciation of Sponsors and Partners
Closing Remarks by British Ambassador Daniel Robert Pruce

Simultaneous Sessions:

A2: Parent and caregiver support

B2: Income and Economic Strengthening

C2: Response and Support Services

D2: Education and Life Skills