International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect
The only multidisciplinary international organization that brings together a worldwide cross-section of committed professionals to work toward the prevention and treatment of child abuse, neglect and exploitation globally.
Every single day 5 children die because of child abuse, while many more suffer life long consequences. Over 1 billion children worldwide experience violence annually. For 40 years, ISPCAN has worked to reduce this preventable tragedy.
It is not acceptable.
Become a member, volunteer, partner with us, or donate to support training in developing countries. Each professional with the right tools may see thousands of children over their careers. We can change entire systems of care with best practices, better laws, and coordinated care so children thrive despite this this tragedy– in every country around the world. With better prevention tools we could stop this problem from ever happening. With you, we can envision a world with a safety net for children that one day will be free from violence and neglect.
2018 Council Vote Opens Soon!
We are pleased to announce the Executive Council 2018 Election. The ISPCAN Executive Council has 19 members, who may serve a maximum of two consecutive six-year terms. Six positions on the Council will become available in 2018.
Voting will begin on January 17, 2018. Votes can be submitted online and must be received by February 28, 2018. Voting results will be announced by March 15, 2018. For further information on the candidates and for the ballot, please click here. Only current members are eligible to vote.
ISPCAN International Journal
ISPCAN has a unique mandate to profile the international work on domains and contexts related to violence against children. Child Abuse & Neglect: the International Journal Editor-in-Chief, Christine Wekerle, has selected ten articles which display the strength and depth of contributions to the journal. See them here.