Pulido has served as President of APSAC’s New York State chapter since 2014 and as Executive Director of The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NYSPCC) since 2001
Press Release – New York, NY – June 12, 2018 – Mary L. Pulido, Ph.D., Executive Director of The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (The NYSPCC) and a tireless advocate for the rights of children, has been elected to the National Board of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC). She currently serves as President of the New York State chapter of the organization, in addition to her executive role at The NYSPCC.
“I am honored to join the dedicated children’s rights team on APSAC’s national board,” Dr. Pulido says. “This is a great opportunity to weigh in on national issues impacting child abuse treatment and prevention at an organization that works day and night to improve society’s response to the neglect of its children. Protecting children from harm is on all of us, and APSAC and The NYSPCC work tirelessly to right these unfathomable wrongs.”
ASPAC, founded in 1987, is a nonprofit, national organization focused on meeting the needs of professionals engaged in all aspects of services for maltreated children and their families. The organization promotes effective interdisciplinary approaches to identification, intervention, treatment, and prevention of child maltreatment, and achieves its mission in a number of ways — most notably through expert training and educational activities, policy leadership and collaboration, and consultation that emphasize theoretically sound, evidence-based principles.
As Executive Director at The NYSPCC, Dr. Pulido oversees all program activities, which include a variety of best-practice counseling, educational, and legal services. Established in 1875 as the first child protection agency in the world, The NYSPCC laid the groundwork and assumed the main role in the protective investigation, removal, and placement of abused and neglected children when no other organization was willing. Since its incorporation 140 years ago, The NYSPCC has investigated more than 650,000 cases on behalf of over 2,000,000 children. The NYSPCC has also educated over 50,000 professionals who work with children on how to identify and report suspected child abuse and neglect.
Dr. Pulido has over three decades of practice addressing the needs of fragile families and abused and neglected children. She has a Ph.D. in Social Welfare from the City University of New York, and Master’s Degrees in Social Work from Hunter College and in Teaching from Sacred Heart University. In 2010, Dr. Pulido was honored to be named “Outstanding Professional” by APSAC.
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