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Sandra P. Alexander, M. Ed.

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Sandra P. Alexander, M. Ed.

Expert consultant, Division of Violence Prevention, NCIPC

Sandra P. Alexander, M. Ed., is a Subject Matter Expert in Child Maltreatment in the Division of Violence Prevention (DVP), National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC). She works on CDC child maltreatment prevention initiatives, including leadership for DVP's Knowledge to Action Child Maltreatment Prevention Consortium. She also represents the CDC on other national child maltreatment initiatives.

Ms. Alexander has developed numerous prevention programs including shaken baby prevention, provided training on prevention nationally and internationally, and served as a prevention voice for local and national media. She also served as the subject matter expert on a cross-division Shaken Baby Prevention Initiative.

Ms. Alexander also has experience in child protective services, adoption and foster care, and non-profit management experience as Executive Director of two Prevent Child Abuse America state chapters.  She also served as a former chair and is currently a prevention advocate on the Atlanta Child Fatality Review Committee. Ms. Alexander also served as a board president of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, from 2000-2001.

Sandra authored the chapter on "Prevention" in Child Maltreatment – A Comprehensive Photographic Reference Identifying Potential Child Abuse published by G.W. Medical Publishing in 2005 and "Preventing Future Deaths Through Effective Prevention Recommendations and Actions", in Child Fatality Review, published by G.W. Medical Publishing in 2007. She is currently co-editing a book on Child Maltreatment Prevention.

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