Kathleen Fox, an adjunct professor at University College at Rockland, was an invited presenter at the National Symposium on Child Protection in Indian Country in Santa Ana Pueblo, N.M., on March 9-11.

Fox, who teaches part time in Rockland, is the director of research at the National Indian Child Welfare Association in Portland, Ore. She is out-stationed in Tenants Harbor.

Larry Echo-Hawk, the assistant secretary of Indian affairs for the U.S. Department of the Interior, was the plenary speaker at the three-day symposium. Fox presented two sessions on “The Connection Between Domestic Violence and Child Maltreatment – Breaking the Cycle.” Her co-presenter was Kelly Stoner, a professor and director of the Native American Resource Center at the Oklahoma City University School of Law.

More than 100 law enforcement, court and social service personnel from Indian Country across the United States attended the two workshops hosted by Fox and Stoner.

Fox teaches courses on human development, introduction to psychology, research methods, developmental disabilities, and sexual abuse and trauma at University College at Rockland.