Over eight hundred people attended the eighth annual Kav L’Noar Conference promoting healthy family relationships at the Ramada Renaissance Hotel in Jerusalem in January 2012 . The topic of the conference was ‘Confronting Abuse in Our Community’ and was geared for parent, mental health professionals, and educators. The keynote speakers of thee evening were Rabbi Zev Leff, Rav of Moshav Matityahu and Rosh HaYeshiva of Yeshiva Gedolah Matisyahu and Dr. David Pelcovitz, Professor of Education & Psychology, Yeshiva University. Opening remarks were made by Dr. Ronald Wachtel, Founding Director of Kav L’Noar, as well as Knesset Member Zevulun Orlev, Minister of Welfare and Social Services.
Different topics were touched upon at the event, including how to educate children about appropriate behavior between adults and children, how to train ourselves to listen when children speak and to notice changes in their behavior, when and how to take action when someone has broken normal boundaries, and implementing community resources to prevent children from being victimized.