Welcome to the Ray E. Helfer Society
The Ray E. Helfer Society, founded in 1999 and named in honor of Dr. Ray E. Helfer, was originally established as an honorary society of physicians seeking to provide medical leadership regarding the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and research concerning child abuse and neglect. It has grown to be the primary sub-specialty society for physicians devoted to the problem of maltreated children. Members are encouraged to login and visit the Member Center to take advantage the Society's benefits. Non-members are encouraged to browse through this site and, if applicable, consider membership in our organization.
Children will thrive in a society that values them.
To help prevent and reduce the harm resulting from child maltreatment, by advancing the work of physicians in the areas of education, clinical care, research and advocacy.
Announcements and Updates
New Website and Features
Helfer has rolled out a new, contemporary website design and several new features. Now, when members login, they will have the ability to "Search our site". We've also added a Twitter Feed and Most Popular Articles.
Registration Is Now Open for the 2017 Annual Meeting
Registration is now open for the Society's 2017 Annual Meeting, April 2-5, in Denver, Colorado. Select this link for details and registration. The deadline for pre-registration is March 24, 2017.
Helfer Offers Job Fair at Annual Meeting
The Society will host a Job Fair during its Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado. Select this link to download details and a registration form.
Many job opportunities are available through the Helfer network. Select this link to review current listings.
Membership in The Ray Helfer Society puts you in touch with a community of physicians seeking to provide leadership to enhance the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of child abuse and neglect. The Society is named after Ray E. Helfer, a pioneer in the prevention of child abuse. Dr. Helfer, a pediatrician and educator, helped research the origins of abuse and neglect and also developed methods of detection, treatment and prevention. You can learn more about the Society by visiting the About the Society section of this web site. A brief biography of Ray E. Helfer and his efforts in the prevention of child abuse is available by selecting this link.