International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect
The only multidisciplinary international organization you can join 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.
It is not acceptable.
For 40 years, ISPCAN has worked to reduce this preventable tragedy.
Join us now in making a difference.
A UNICEF report released in November 2017 uses the latest data to show that children experience violence across all stages of childhood and in all settings:
- Three quarters of the world’s 2- to 4-year-old children […]
ISPCAN International Journal
New November article: The barriers to a national inquiry into child sexual abuse in the United States
The barriers to a national inquiry into child sexual abuse in the United States By Marci A. Hamilton Abstract: There is an often-overlooked but critical factor at the center of institutional child sexual abuse that [...]
The characteristics of reports to the police of child sexual abuse and the likelihood of cases proceeding to prosecution after delays in reporting By Judy Cashmore, Alan Taylor, and Patrick Parkinson Abstract: Delays in disclosing [...]
The relationships between violence in childhood and educational outcomes: A global systematic review and meta-analysis Deborah Fry, Xiangming Fang, Stuart Elliott, Tabitha Casey, Xiaodong Zheng, Jiaoyuan Li, Lani Florian, Gillean McCluskey Abstract This is the first study to estimate the association globally [...]
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.