"On behalf of the Board of Directors of APSAC, I am delighted to welcome Dr. Rosenzweig as our new Executive Director," said Board President Tricia Gardner. "Her wealth of experience and demonstrated leadership will help APSAC translate research findings into practical applications for all those who serve children and families to help advance our field."
On October 1, 2016, APSAC and The New York Founding will join together in their combined mission to help children and families. On October 24, 2016 Executive Director, Dr. Rosenzweig will begin full-time with APSAC, while working closely with The New York Foundling in their New York office. By working in New York, she will be able to combine the organizational goals of each toward furthering the mission of APSAC, where one day we can have a world where all maltreated or at risk children and their families have access to the highest level of professional commitment and service.
Dr. Rosenzweig has over 30 years of experience in our field and holds a BS in Family Studies and an MS in Health Education from The Pennsylvania State University. She earned certification as a sex educator and in 1978 brought that perspective to one of the first CAPTA- funded child sexual abuse programs. Dr. Rosenzweig managed child welfare programs in Tennessee and Texas before moving to New Jersey in 1984 where she earned a PhD in Social Work from Rutgers University. She founded one of the first County Commissions on Child Abuse in New Jersey, then served for nine years as a cabinet level County Director of Human Services. Dr. Rosenzweig left government to join Prevent Child Abuse New Jersey and served as Executive Director from 2001 - 2007. She earned an MPA from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government in 2008 and most recently served as the Vice President for Research and Programs for Prevent Child Abuse America. She
is a Lecturer at The Fels Institute of Government at The University of Pennsylvania and the author of The Sex-wise Parent: The Parent's Guide to Protecting Your Child, Strengthening Your Family, and Talking to Kids About Sex, Abuse, and Bullying, and The Parent's Guide to Talking About Sex, books that coach parents on how to talk to and raise sexually safe and healthy children.
"I've come to admire the work of APSAC through my membership on the Prevention Committee and participation in the colloquia," Rosenzweig said. "I am truly honored to have been offered this opportunity to fulfill my professional mission of translating research into practice for the benefit of children and families".