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Preventing Sexual Abuse and Exploitation of Children Talk

Posted on Friday, April 25, 2014 at 11:44 am

             Charlotte Brandin, executive director of World Childhood Foundation USA, will give a talk at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 28, on the foundation’s work to raise awareness of and intervene in the sexual abuse and exploitation of children. Her talk will be held in Gailor Auditorium on the campus of the University of the South. It is free and open to the public.

            Brandin has served as World Childhood Foundation USA’s executive director since 2002. The grant-making organization is dedicated to the prevention of sexual abuse and exploitation of children.

            Brandin previously worked in different capacities at Planned Parenthood in California and served on the Advisory Board of New Jersey Legal Services. She was a founding member of the national “Welfare Made a Difference Campaign,” working for the reauthorization of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. Brandin pursued undergraduate studies in Nordic Languages and Sociology at Lund University, Sweden, and doctoral studies in sociology, and then attended the University of California-Berkeley to study sociology and social policy. She moved from Sweden to the U.S. in 1989.

            The talk is cosponsored by the University of the South Center for Community Engagement, the Grundy County family collaborative Discover Together, and the University Lectures Committee. For additional information, contact Jim Peterman at 931.598.1482.

            The World Childhood Foundation website is