|Mission & Objectives|
The International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, founded in 1977, is 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.
ISPCAN's mission is to prevent cruelty to children in every nation, in every form: physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, street children, child fatalities, child prostitution, children of war, emotional abuse and child labor. ISPCAN is committed to increasing public awareness of all forms of violence against children, developing activities to prevent such violence, and promoting the rights of children in all regions of the world. ISPCAN invites you to join forces with its members around the world to protect children in need: their bodies, minds, hearts and rights. Learn about ISPCAN's goals, publications, congresses, professional training events and world-wide activities.
To support individuals and organizations working to protect children from abuse and neglect worldwide.
Please note: ISPCAN is not equipped to advise or intervene on suspected child abuse or neglect cases or to offer crisis counseling. If you seriously suspect a child is in danger, contact your local Child Helpline Chapter: http://www.childhelplineinternational.org/en/network/members or if in the USA, call Childhelp USA® at: 1-800-4-A-Child. You can also review this list of resources (PDF)>>>