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Welcome to the Ray E. Helfer Society

Girl With PetBaby Being HeldBoy ReadingThe 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.

Our Vision: Children will thrive in a society that values them.

Our Mission: 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.

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Helfer on Capitol Hill

Capitol Hill

Members of the Society attended a legislative planning session and visited Capitol Hill during the organization's recent Annual Conference in Annapolis, Maryland.

2014 Presentations Now Available

Presentations from the 2014 conference in Annapolis are now available to members in the Presentation Archives under the Member Center tab. You can also access presentations from previous years. Login is required to access this feature.

Awards Presented by Society

The Society presented the Helfer Award to Dr. Carol Berkowitz and the Outstanding Teach Award to Dr. Sara Sinal at its recent Annual Meeting in Annapolis. Also, Best Presentation awards were presented to Dr. John Stirling, Dr. Gil Binenbaum, and Dr. Sandeep Narang. Select Society Awards to access information about this year's award winners.


Access the Member Center

Society members can login with your username and password. You will then be taken to the Member Center landing page. The Center includes:

The Helfer Update is a quarterly newsletter with  about Society members (promotions, new initiatives, awards - both local and industry, etc.). Submit your news here. Member login is required.

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Find Out What Membership Has to Offer

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