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Webinar: Child Protection in International Schools - What Every Parent Needs to Know

  • Thursday, January 23, 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Webinar
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Webinar Series: 

Child Protection in International Schools -

What Every Parent Needs to Know

Thursday, January 23 @ 12 pm (EST)

 Join FSYF and Dr. Christine Brown from the Office of Overseas Schools and Laurie Tasharski, MEdDirector, Global Educator Centre for Excellence and International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children for this webinar focused on keeping our children safe in the overseas school environment.  The focus of the webinar is to help parents learn what questions to ask about child protection. They will also spend some time identifying what good child protection policies look like on paper and in practice.

The webinar will be held on Thursday, January 23 @ 12 EST 

Please make sure to register at in order to receive the information to access the call.

Dr. Christine Brown is a Regional Education Officer (REO) in the Office of Overseas Schools, U.S. Department of State. She covers the Western European Region. Brown also serves as the DOS representative to the International Child Protection Task Force and to the European Council of International Schools. Prior to joining the Department of State in July 2013, she served as Deputy Director at the Carol Morgan School in the Dominican Republic. Brown served as an administrator in the Glastonbury, Connecticut Public Schools for 28 years, first as the Director of K-12 Foreign Languages and ELL and later as Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction.

Brown holds a B.A. in French from Miami University, an M.S. in TESOL from Central Connecticut State University, a 6th Year in Administration from the University of Hartford and an Ed.D. from Gwynedd Mercy University. She has served as the president of state, regional and national language teacher organizations including the Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, and the  American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages over her career. She chaired the American Language Standards Writing Task Force sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education as well as served as the consultant to the national Arabic and Korean language standards projects, the Startalk ODNI language project, and as a board member of the National Defense Education Language Program.    Brown chaired the AERO World Languages Standards writing project for DOS. She has testified before the United States Congress on behalf of language education, and initiated and co-chaired the Year of Languages Campaign in the United States. In February 2019, she was awarded the Keith Miller Innovation Award from the Association for the Advancement of International Educators for her work in Child Protection around the world.

Laurie Tasharski is an EFM who has lived in Warsaw, Dublin, Tokyo, Delhi, Berlin and DC, serving twice as CLO. She currently trains and oversees all aspects of the ICMEC Education Portal including development, review, and creation of child protection resources for international schools and youth-serving organizations. Prior to her work in child protection she facilitated educator professional development and taught in national and international schools.

If you can not attend - the webinar will be recorded and available online for FSYF members. 

SPONSORED by a generous donation from 

 Foreign Service Youth Foundation (FSYF)

PO Box 50663   Arlington, VA   22205


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