Media Advisory – Senate Committee Sets Pittsburgh Hearing on Determining Child Abuse

Tuesday, Oct. 4, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

Harrisburg – The Senate Aging and Youth Committee, chaired by Sen. Kim Ward (R-39), will hold a public hearing Tuesday in Pittsburgh to explore possible changes to the state’s definition of child abuse or to the Commonwealth’s Child Protective Services system.

The hearing will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, One Children’s Hospital Drive, 4401 Penn Ave. (Rooms A & B of the Rangos Conference Center, which is on 44th Street, behind the Hospital.)

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh was one of the first three hospitals in nation that dealt with child abuse, and the hearing will feature several of the hospital’s renowned experts on the issue, in addition to officials from the state Department of Public Welfare and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

The hearing is a follow-up to an August 26th hearing on child abuse. The committee could consider legislation in the fall.

Contact:  Tom Aikens
(724) 600-7002