Light 2024: Register Today

Light 2024: A Multistate Educational Conference on Childhood Trauma, May 8-9, 2024

The Center for Prevention of Abuse is hosting Light 2024 on May 8 and 9, 2024 at the Par-A-Dice Hotel Casino in East Peoria, Illinois.

Light 2024 aims to bring together experts, service providers, educators, and stakeholders to shine a light on childhood trauma and share and explore best practices, innovative campaigns and technology, preventative efforts and measures, and survivor care and strategies to help prevent, combat, and respond to childhood trauma.

Meet the Light 2024 Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speaker May 8, 2024

Dr. Nadine Burke Harris
Founder of Center for Youth Wellness & Former Surgeon General of California

Read Dr. Burke Harris's Bio

Keynote Speaker May 9, 2024

Erin Merryn
Author, Child Abuse Awareness Advocate & Activist for “Erin’s Law”

Read Erin's Bio

Breakout Sessions

Breakout session announcement coming soon! 

Topics include:

Real Life Case Studies Told By Survivors
Trauma Informed Medical Care
Working With LGBTQIA+ Youth
Red Flags for Online Exploitation
Taking Therapy to the Next Level: EMDR and Brainspotting

And more!

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Registration for the two-day conference on May 8 & 9, 2024 is now open. Register here! 

Sponsorship opportunities are now available. If your company or business is interested in sponsoring Light 2024, click here.

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Now accepting exhibitor applications! If your company or business is interested in exhibiting at Light 2024, email Celsy Young at cyoung@centerforpreventionofabuse.org

For questions, please email conference@centerforpreventionofabuse.org.

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