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Thank you for your interest in the 2018 Child Abuse Prevention and Family Support Conference! Below you will find the list of sessions for registration. Filter by your interest area on the right side and view speaker information in the speaker tab. We look forward to seeing you in April!


Dr. George P. Belitsos

Youth and Shelter Services, Inc (retired)
Founder and Chief Executive Officer Emeritus
George P. Belitsos is the founder and Chief Executive Officer Emeritus of Youth and Shelter Services, Inc. (YSS).  George was an ISU graduate student. George P. Belitsos has been recognized by Iowa State University for exceptional leadership, outstanding service, and effective advocacy for the young people of Ames, Iowa and the nation. At the Iowa State University Commencement held on May 5, 2012, George P. Belitsos was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Degree from ISU. Dr. George has testified before congressional committees investigating juvenile delinquency and child poverty, as well as various state legislative hearings. Dr. George was a Presidential appointee to the National Advisory Committee for Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. He chaired the Committee to Advise the National Institute for Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. He was a gubernatorial appointee and served on the Iowa Crime Commission for 16 years. He was Chair of the Iowa Commission for the International Year of the Child. George was also Chair of the Child Welfare Permanency Committee, as well as the Out-of-Home Placement Task Force on Adolescent Suicide, Substance Abuse, and Teen Pregnancy. Dr. George has served as a Board member of the National Network for Youth, and the Iowa Coalition for Children and Family Services.