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Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect


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Deborah Daro, PhD

Deborah Daro

Research Fellow
Chapin Hall Center for Children
University of Chicago


Deborah Daro is a Chapin Hall Research Fellow with over 20 years of experience in evaluating child abuse treatment and prevention programs. Dr. Daro has directed some of the largest multi-site program evaluations completed in the field and has lectured and published widely. Prior to joining Chapin Hall in January 1999, Dr. Daro served as the Director of the National Center on Child Abuse Prevention Research, a program of the National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse. She has served as President of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children and is currently serving on the Executive Council of the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect. Dr. Daro holds a Master's degree in City and Regional Planning and a Ph.D. in Social Welfare from the University of California at Berkeley.