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Professor Ernesto CAFFO

Italy

Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Full professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy). President and founder of S.O.S Il Telefono Azzurro Onlus and president of Foundation Child. Member of the Board of Directors of the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (ICMEC).

Professor Caffo is founder and president of S.O.S Il Telefono Azzurro, a non-profit Italian organization that promotes children’s rights and fights any kind of abuse and violence against children and adolescents.

Professor Caffo is president of the scientific board of the postgraduate school in child neuropsychiatry and director of the masters research programs on “Evaluation and Intervention in Situations of Child Abuse and Pedophilia”. 

He is president of Foundation Child, which promotes study and research into childhood and adolescence, and he directs international training research seminars in the field of child and adolescent mental health.

Past-president of the European Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (ESCAP), Professor Caffo has been a Member of the Board of Directors of the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (ICMEC) since 2008.

In 2018, Pope Francis nominated him as a member of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors.

Cardinal Parolin: reaffirmS the dignity of Our Smallest ones

Cardinal Parolin: reaffirmS the dignity of Our Smallest ones

The Vatican Secretary of State sent a message during the meeting promoted by our Safeguarding Partner Telefono Azzurro that focused on the theme “Dignity of children and adolescents at the time of Covid”. The Cardinal stressed the need for “a more incisive approach in the education of our younger generations.”

May 5: Fighting Child Abuse on and offline

May 5: Fighting Child Abuse on and offline

“Governments, the non-profit sector, institutions, academia and civil society should join efforts and commit to protecting the dignity of children and adolescents worldwide.”

#TogEther for a Better, Safer Internet

#TogEther for a Better, Safer Internet

Under the slogan "Together for a better Internet", the eighteenth edition of Safer Internet Day will be held on 8 and 9 February. This event brings together experts, parents, teachers and children from all over the world with a common mission: To make the web a safer...

Balancing confidentiality, transparency and accountability

Balancing confidentiality, transparency and accountability

The ongoing work of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors (TutelaMinorum) continues to bring together experts from around the world, providing renewed attention to strengthening the Church’s response to the sexual abuse crisis faced in every part of...

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