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2016

Event:
XX!st International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect
Theme:
Protecting Our Children, Protecting Our Future
Dates:
28-31 August 2016
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Event: ISPCAN Global Institute
Theme: Child Trafficking: An Issue Every Country Faces
Dates: 24 January 2016
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Event: International Conference on the Impact of Armed Conflict on Children
Theme: Systems Protecting our Children
Dates: 7-10 February 2016
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2015

Event:
ISPCAN Global Institute
Theme:
Positive Parenting to Improve Outcomes for Children
Dates:
25 January 2015
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 Event:  9th ISPCAN Latin American Regional Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect
 Theme:  Systems Protecting our Children
 Dates:  26-29 April 2015
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 Event:  14th ISPCAN European Regional Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect
 Theme:  Children First! Collaborative and Inter-Sectorial Responses to Child Abuse, Neglect & Exploitation
 Dates:  27-30 September 2015
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 Event:  10th ISPCAN Asia Pacific Regional Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect
 Theme: Investing in Children: Every Child Counts
 Dates:  24-28 October 2015
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2014:

Event:
XXth ISPCAN International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect

Theme:

Towards child-centered societies: Learn from the past, act for the future.

Dates:

14-17 September 2014

Description:

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Event:
ISPCAN Global Institute
Theme:
Examining the Evidence Base for Working with Men and Boys: Preventing Child Sexual Abuse—An Interactive Global Institute
Dates:
26 January 2014
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2013:

Event:
8th ISPCAN Latin American International Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect
Theme:
Building a world without violence for children and teenagers
Dates:
6-9 October 2013
Description:
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Event:
13th ISPCAN European Regional Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect
Theme:
Protecting Children in a Changing World
Dates:
15-18 September 2013
Description:
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Event:

Denver Thinking Space

Theme:

Preventing Child Sexual Abuse – Working with Boys and Men

Dates:

13-14 March 2013

Venue:

Denver, Colorado, United States

Description:

Child sexual abuse is a major worldwide public health issue with significant but preventable adverse effects on the child’s physical and mental health and on national economic productivity. The purpose of the Thinking Space is to better address how boys and men from different countries and cultures can prevent child sexual abuse.

 

Selected local, national and international multidisciplinary experts representing the fields of law, judiciary, medical and human/social services will gather at the ISPCAN office on the Children’s Hospital Colorado campus to exchange ideas, examine published literature from various countries and ultimately define a foundation for better cross-cultural approaches to working with boys and men to prevent child sexual abuse.

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2012:

Event:

19th ISPCAN International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect

Theme:

Every Child Matters: Promoting Local, National and International Partnerships for Protecting Children

Dates:

9 - 12 September 2012

Venue:

Istanbul, Turkey

Description:

Decades of work on child abuse and neglect have shown that the most effective way to deal with this multifaceted problem is through integrating our resources and efforts. The goal for this congress was to focus on partnerships and allow us to discover the best ways to integrate human resources to prevent, to detect and to effectively intervene with child abuse and neglect around the globe.

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2011:

 

Event:

9th ISPCAN Asia Pacific Regional Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect

Theme:

Child Abuse and Neglect in Asia Pacific Countries: Challenges and Opportunities

Dates:

6 - 9 October 2011

Venue:

New Delhi, India

Description:

To establish lines of communication between government departments and agencies,
professionals and community groups working in child protection; promote a national focus on the prevention of abuse and neglect of children; establish community advocacy for the prevention of child abuse and neglect, and to provide information about nurturing and protective parenting. This event was held from 6 - 9 October 2011 in New Delhi, the beautiful and historic capital of India. Asia is home to the largest share of the world's children. Our problem across the continent is that this is not always a safe and secure place for every child. Asia is also home to some of the world's fastest-growing economies. The challenge is to ensure that economic growth does not forget the imperative of public good. If the child's status and condition is always a true indicator of wise development, the child's safety and security – at home and in the wider society – is arguably a critical measure of both status and dignity. The theme "Child Abuse and Neglect in Asia Pacific Countries: Challenges and Opportunities,” provided the opportunity to further examine the wider implications of child abuse and neglect.

 

The event also produced the following book: Child Abuse and Neglect: Challenges and Opportunities Editors: RN Srivastava, Rajeev Seth, Joan van Niekerk. Foreword by Jenny Gray.

The present book contains expanded and modified versions of the presentations and additional contributions by several experts. Various issues of particular relevance in developing countries have been highlighted. The wider implications of neglect and denial of rights to children in difficult circumstances and those requiring special needs, assigning responsibility of care and prevention of CAN have been addressed. The text of "Delhi Declaration” adopted at the Delhi conference is included.

The book can be purchased online at a cost of US$33.00 >>>

 

Event:

12th ISPCAN European Regional Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect

Theme:

Focus on Early Childhood Development and EducationChallenging Social Responsibilities for Child Abuse and Neglect

Dates:

18- 21 September 2011

Venue:

Tampere, Finland
Description: Child abuse and neglect are issues which challenge practitioners, decision makers and researchers as well as parents, children and communities: whose responsibility is it to react, respond and care and how should it be done? The Conference offers a multiprofessional and multidisciplinary forum for researchers, practitioners, activists and decision-makers – not forgetting children and young people themselves – to share views and experiences by arranging plenaries, workshops and informal social meeting places. The Nordic, European and global perspectives will support our joint efforts to promote the well-being and safety of children and their families globally.


Event: ISPCAN ‘Denver Thinking Space’ 2011: Child Sexual Abuse
Theme: An International Perspective on Responding to Child Sexual Abuse
Dates: 5-7 May 2011
Venue: Denver, Colorado, U.S.
Description: The International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN), with the generous support of the Oak Foundation, hosted the inaugural ISPCAN 'Denver Thinking Space' 2011: Child Sexual Abuse in Denver (USA) on 5-7 May 2011. The aim of the 'Denver Thinking Space' is to provide the international community with a 'snap-shot' of high-level clinical and policy advice that is informed by multi-cultural, multi-lingual and multi-disciplinary input; universally applicable across language and culture; sensitive to the realities of resources; and a practical resource for the use of senior practitioners hoping to influence policy-makers and senior officials in their own geographical and cultural areas.More than 35 people from a broad range of national, professional and organizational backgrounds attended the successful inaugural 'Denver Thinking Space.' Further engagement and concurrent on-line discussion with other ISPCAN members was enabled through live video-streaming of the presentations and supplemented by input from workshops at subsequent ISPCAN international meetings.It is ISPCAN's hope that this document provides an insight into this complex area of public policy and clinical work - and inspiration for decision makers and practitioners around the globe.
More Info: To read the full paper or the executive summary, please click here.

 

Event:

2011 ISPCAN Global Institute

Theme:

"Child Protection Around the World: A Global Perspective"

Dates:

23 January 2011

Venue:

Chadwick Conference Center

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2010:

Event:

XVIII ISPCAN International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect

Theme:

One World, One Family, Many Cultures: Strengthening Children and Families Affected by Personal, Intra-Familial and Global Conflict

Dates:

26-29 September 2010

Venue:

Honolulu, Hawai'i

Description:

Our theme, "One World, One Family, Many Cultures," recognizes that in spite of our differences we live in one world that is a global family made up of many cultures that can work together towards a common goal of strengthening families, and preventing abuse and neglect of our children. The world faces many challenges with unfortunate conflicts among nations and tragic effects of armed conflict on our families, children and communities. The increase in violence among family members and its painful effects on our children have also challenged us to find ways to strengthen families and prevent family violence. Knowing the value of diversity in our efforts to prevent harm to our children, we invite the nations of the world to share their cultural experiences, values, and traditions and to empower the youth of our nations to work together to create a better world for our most precious resource, our children.

 

 

Event:

Belarus' First National Conference on Prevention of Child Abuse

Theme:

"A Safe Belarus for Children”

Dates:

April 22 - 23, 2010 (Pre-training on April 21)

Venue:

Located in Minsk

 

 

 

 

Event:

2010 ISPCAN Global Institute

Theme:

The Need For A General Comment For Article 19 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child -Towards Enlightenment and Opportunity

Dates:

24 January 2010

Venue:

Chadwick Conference Center


 

2009:

 

Event:

2009 ISPCAN Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect

Theme:

Child Abuse and Neglect: Looking Through the Lens of Prevention

Dates:

15-18 November 2009

Venue:

Perth, Australia

Description:

• Gloestablish lines of communication between government departments and agencies,
professionals and community groups working in child protection;

• promote a national focus on the prevention of abuse and neglect of children;

• establish community advocacy for the prevention of child abuse and neglect, and
to provide information about nurturing and protective parenting.

 

 

Event:

VIth ISPCAN African Regional Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect

Theme:

Focus on Early Childhood Development and Education

Dates:

4-6 May 2009

Venue:

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

This conference will serve as a forum for children, parents, teachers, educators, administrators, child care providers, policy makers and all concerned to share experiences and evidence-based practices in early childhood care and education, share information to guide positive policy and intervention program development on early childhood development and education, examine challenges and opportunities for early childhood development and education practices in Africa, and explore opportunities for cross-sectional cooperation in regard to early childhood development and education.

The Sub-themes:

Early Childhood Survival and Care
• Health and nutrition, culture and childhood development, and emotional well-being in early childhood etc.

Early Childhood Education
• Childhood education, media and child development, children's resources and child development, Best practices: providing opportunities for all children to reach their potential, Collaboration: working across disciplines to benefit children and families, etc.

Early Childhood Protection
• Child protection, vulnerability and risks in early childhood, etc.

Child Rights and Development
• Respect for the best interest and non-discrimination of the child, educating children to be socially responsible, children's wholesome development, childhood development and returns, issues of research in childhood development, etc.

Crosscutting Issues
• Best or successful practices in any of the categories mentioned, best interest of the child, gender issues, monitoring and evaluation of policy implementation, rights and policies in childhood development, etc.

 

 

 

Event:

ISPCAN Global Institute 2009

Theme:

Poverty: Child Protection and Children's Rights and Advocacy- Professionals and Government Roles

Dates:

26 January 2009

Venue:

Town and Country Resort and Convention Center, San Diego, California, USA

Description:

Global Institutes have attracted many US and international professionals interested in global issues and the most recent research findings in the field of Child Abuse and Neglect in selected regions of the world. ISPCAN welcomed this opportunity to contribute to the field's body of international knowledge on issues of Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment. Our Council, Faculty and members committed to organizing the Global Institutes by providing experts from different countries, representing a multidisciplinary cross-section of the field. We believe that our CAN experts' contribution to this program was rich and valuable and provided San Diego Conference attendees with an opportunity not only to learn, but also to discuss international CAN issues and facilitate networking.

The Annual San Diego International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment will be held from January 26-30, 2009.

 

 

 

Event:

IIIrd ISPCAN Arab Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect

Theme:

Working Together for a Safer Childhood

Dates:

1-4 March 2009

Venue:

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Description:

Tentative topics:
• Traditional and new forms of child abuse and exploitation
• Causes and consequences of child abuse and neglect
• Response, intervention and rehabilitation services
• Prevention strategies and current data collection systems
• Enhancing the role and capabilities of child protection professionals
• Children's organizations role in preventing child abuse and neglect

 

 

2008:

Event:

XVIIth ISPCAN International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect

Theme:

Towards a Caring and Non-Violent Community: A Child's Perspective

Dates:

7-10 September 2008

Venue:

Hong Kong, China

Description:

Children around the world face different forms of maltreatment: some unique to their locations and many more than transcend cultures and nations. Apart from removing and preventing child abuse and neglect, the theme of the XVIIth ISPCAN Congress hopes to stimulate participants to move the world "towards a caring and non-violent community" emphasizing "a child's perspective" along the way. This congress will attempt to explore the theme and the best interest of the child through the eyes of a child. Hopefully communities in the future may strengthen the role of the child's perspective in policies and practices and in early child participation.

 

Event:

Global Institute 2008

Theme:

Cross-Border Child Trafficking

Dates:

Monday, January 28, 2008

Venue:

Town and Country Resort & Convention Center, San Diego, California, USA

Description:

Since the year 1999, ISPCAN has been organizing pre-conference Global Institutes in San Diego, CA, in association with the Annual San Diego International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment. The 2008 Global Institute focused on "Cross-Border Child Trafficking ."

Global Institutes have attracted many US and international professionals interested in global issues and the most recent research findings in the field of Child Abuse and Neglect in selected regions of the world. ISPCAN welcomed this opportunity to contribute to the field's body of international knowledge on issues of Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment. Our Council, Faculty and members committed to organizing the Global Institutes by providing experts from different countries, representing a multidisciplinary cross-section of the field. We believe that our CAN experts' contribution to this program was rich and valuable and provided San Diego Conference attendees with an opportunity not only to learn, but also to discuss international CAN issues and facilitate networking.

The Annual San Diego International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment was held from January 28 to February 1, 2008

 

 

2007:

 

Event:

XIth ISPCAN European Regional Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect

Theme:

Supporting Prevention and Recovery from Child Abuse and Neglect: Role of Professionals, Communities and Families

Dates:

18-21 November 2007

Venue:

Lisbon, Portugal

Description:

The Association of Women Against Violence (AMCV) and ISPCAN hosted this regional conference which addressed the following themes: The impact of violence on children's health, child trafficking, child abuse and the internet, corporal punishment, children's rights and the needs of abused children, psychotherapy with abused children and non-abusive family members, cooperation with multidisciplinary agencies: the impact on children, the role of foster care in working with abused children and families, programs for prevention of child abuse and intervention with offenders.

 

 

 

Event:

VII ISPCAN Asian Regional Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect

Theme:

I Am For the Child

Dates:

23-26 September, 2007

Venue:

Hotel Philippine Plaza, Manila, Philippines

Description:

Child Protection Unit Network (CPU NET) and ISPCAN hosted this regional conference. The conference themes was aimed towards professionals in a variety of sectors working against child abuse including the medical/health care sector, government agencies, international NGOs, law enforcement, judicial and academic. It addressed child abuse in Asia in the context of natural disasters, child trafficking and children in conflict.

 

 

Event:

Vth African Regional Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect

Theme:

HIV/AIDS and Children: The Challenges of Care for and Protection of Children in Africa

Dates:

27-29 March 2007

Venue:

Hotel Africana, Kampala , Uganda

Description:

The African Network for Prevention and Protection Against Child Abuse and Neglect (ANPPCAN), Uganda Chapter organized this conference in conjunction with ISPCAN. The conference featured researchers, academics, practioners and children. The conference shared ideas, experiences, and good practices and research findings on the care and protection of children in the era of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Africa. Practitioners, researchers and children also explored strategies for developing and scaling up effective and sustainable responses towards the protection of children living with and those affected by HIV/AIDS.

 

 

 

Event:

Global Institute 2007

Theme:

The Impact of Cultural Practices on Protecting Children from Abuse & Neglect: Positive & Negative Factors

Dates:

Monday, January 22 , 2007

Venue:

Town and Country Resort & Convention Center, San Diego, California, USA

Description:

Since the year 1999, ISPCAN has been organizing pre-conference Global Institutes in San Diego, CA, in association with the annual San Diego Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment. The 2007 Global Institute will focus on "The Impact of Cultural Practices on Protecting Children from Abuse & Neglect: Positive & Negative Factors ."

Global Institutes have attracted many US and international professionals interested in global issues and the most recent research findings in the field of Child Abuse and Neglect in selected regions of the world. ISPCAN welcomes this opportunity to contribute to the field's body of international knowledge on issues of Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment. Our Council, Faculty and members are committed to organizing the Global Institutes by providing experts from different countries, representing a multidisciplinary cross-section of the field. We believe that our CAN experts' contribution to this program is rich and valuable and provides San Diego Conference attendees with an opportunity not only to learn, but also to discuss international CAN issues and facilitate networking.

 

 

2006:

Event:

XVIth ISPCAN International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect

Theme:

Children in a Changing World: Getting It Right

Dates:

3-6 September 2006

Venue:

York, United Kingdom

Description:

The speed of change in the modern world brings many new challenges for those working to protect children and safeguard their welfare. The title of the Congress, "Children in a Changing World: Getting It Right,” reflects the need to ensure that research, knowledge, policies, the shape of services and practice skills address these challenges and take advantage of the opportunities, as well as recognizes the dangers and adverse consequences. An essential ingredient for a successful Congress is an attractive and enjoyable social program. This Congress will take full advantage of the venue set in York, one of England's most beautiful and historical cities.

 

Event:

Global Institute 2006

Theme:

Public Health Approaches to Child Maltreatment: Prevention as a Priority

Dates:

Monday, January 23 , 2006

Venue:

Town and Country Resort & Convention Center, San Diego, California, USA

Description:

Since the year 1999, ISPCAN has been organizing pre-conference Global Institutes in San Diego, CA, in association with the annual San Diego Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment. The 2006 Global Institute will focuse on "Public Health Approaches to Child Maltreatment: Prevention as a Priority."

Global Institutes have attracted many US and international professionals interested in global issues and the most recent research findings in the field of Child Abuse and Neglect in selected regions of the world. ISPCAN welcomes this opportunity to contribute to the field's body of international knowledge on issues of Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment. Our Council, Faculty and members are committed to organizing the Global Institutes by providing experts from different countries, representing a multidisciplinary cross-section of the field. We believe that our CAN experts' contribution to this program is rich and valuable and provides San Diego Conference attendees with an opportunity not only to learn, but also to discuss international CAN issues and facilitate networking.

 

2005:

Event:

VIth ISPCAN Asian Regional Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect

Theme:

Protecting Children: Asian Perspectives and Beyond

Dates:

16-18 November, 2005

Venue:

Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Center, Singapore

Description:

The Conference attracted participants locally and from the Asia region, including North Asia, South Asia and South East Asia. Participants shall be professionals involved in the prevention of child abuse and neglect work the following fields: Medical/ Healthcare sector; Government Ministries and Government Welfare Agencies; Voluntary Welfare Organizations; Education Sector; Child Care Sector; Law Enforcement Agencies, including the Police and the Judiciary.

 

Event:

Xth ISPCAN European Regional Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect

Theme:

New Developments in Science and Practice: Influences on Child Protection

Dates:

11-14 September, 2005

Venue:

Estrel Convention Center--Berlin, Germany

Description:

The main streams for the conference include: children in risky social contexts; caregiving settings and child abuse; child protection systems in europe; social work practice; treatment of adolescent and adult abusers; legal and police issues; medical involvement in child protection; and attachment and child abuse.

 

Event:

17th Annual Crimes Against Children Conference

Organizer:

Dallas Children's Advocacy Center

Theme:

New Strategies to Battle Against Child Victimization

Dates:

15-18 August, 2005

Venue:

Hyatt Regency at Reunion Blvd., Dallas, Texas USA

Description:

Each new year brings new challenges for those engaged in the battle against child victimization. The 17th Annual Crimes Against Children Conference offers new strategies to face these challenges. The current and practical information provided by this conference will benefit front line professionals from law enforcement, prosecution, child protective services, social work, medicine and CAC teams in their investigation, intervention and treatment of crimes against children.

 

2004:

Event:

ISPCAN 15th International Congress on Child Abuse & Neglect

Theme:

Working Together for a Child Safe World

Dates:

19-22 September, 2004

Venue:

Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Center-- Queensland, Australia

Description:

A "child safe world" is a world where children are free from all forms of abuse and exploitation by adults and other children and young people. It is also a world where children receive adequate care, resources and attention.

"Working together" recognises that abuse and neglect are complex problems that call for the mobilisation of many kinds of skills and resources. Professionals and communities need each other to forge effective responses, and both need to be able to see the world through the eyes of children and young people to share ideas and experiences from across the global community about protecting children in a way that welcomes children and young people as valued participants.

 
 

Event:

ISPCAN African Regional Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect

Theme:

Child Trafficking: A Challenge to Child Protection in Africa

Dates:

23-27 March, 2004

Venue:

Nike Lake Resort, Protea Hotel--Enugu, Nigeria

Description:

The theme we believe is a great challenge to all professionals policy makers and lovers of children in view of the enormous problems and situations that plague children on the continent today. With the unrelentless speed of the dreaded diseases AIDS, and of course denial of protection, developmental and participatory rights of children, the conference worked to provide opportunity to develop, communicate, and share knowledge, skills and expertise for all professionals in the field of child protection in Africa.

Event:

The First Arab ISPCAN Regional Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect

Theme:

Violence against Children, Breaking the silence… Strengthening responses

Dates:

23-25 February, 2004

Venue:

Amman, Jordan

Description:

The goal of the conference was to:

  1. Examine the extent and patterns of the problem of child abuse and neglect in the Arab world,
  2. Explore the cultural implications for child protection,
  3. Explore the various aspects of the problem: detection; management; and prevention at the primary, secondary and tertiary levels,
  4. Promote the multi-disciplinary approach to management of child abuse cases.

The conference sought to encourage a positive response of professionals to "UN organizations" protocols, guidelines, and studies that deals with combating violence against children. It was the declaration event of the establishment of "The Arab Professionals Network for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect”.

 

 

 

 

Event:

San Diego Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment

Dates:

January 26-30, 2004

Venue:

San Diego, California

Description:

The San Diego Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment presented by Chadwick Center for Children and Families, Children's Hospital-San Diego was held at the Town and Country Resort & Convention Center. As the pre-eminent symposium on child abuse, this conference attracts 2,000 professionals internationally. Since inception, the purpose is to enhance the skills of professionals in the prevention, recognition, assessment and treatment of all forms of child abuse and neglect, including those related to family violence. An international audience, representing medicine, mental health, law, criminal justice, child welfare, public policy, and research, depends upon this meeting for state-of-the-field accredited continuing education and research, and review of pertinent issues of public policy. Continuing Education Units were available.

 

 

2003:

 

Event:

IX ISPCAN Regional European Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect

Theme:

Promoting Interdisciplinary Approaches to Child Protection

Dates:

29 -31 August 2003

Venue:

Warsaw, Poland

Description:

It is the second time in 25-years of ISPCAN history that European Regional Conference will be held in Eastern Europe (the previous was Prague in 1991). Warsaw Conference provided a unique opportunity for Eastern European professionals to exchange experiences and adopt new methodological tools.

The Congress was open to multidisciplinary professionals including psychologists, social workers, physicians, educators, legislators, and law enforcement officers. Speakers included prominent specialists in the field of child abuse both from the region, USA and Western Europe.

Organizer:

The Nobody's Children Foundation - a non-governmental, non-profit organization providing broad assistance to abused children. Nobody's Children Foundation is a leading Polish NGO, which has been working in the field of child abuse since 1991. It's main activities include: therapeutic assistance to abused children, research, training and program publishing, and consultation projects for Eastern European professionals working with children at risk.

 

 

 

Event:

BASPCAN Fifth National Congress

Theme:

Strengthening the Links – Research, Policy and Practice

Dates:

July 20-23, 2003

Venue:

The University of York, England

Description:

BASPCAN's fifth National Congress included keynote speakers, free papers, symposia, workshops and poster presentations for a range of professionals from different disciplines involved in child welfare. Papers were invited from social work, medicine, voluntary agencies, police, the legal profession and international perspectives.

Organizer:

British Association for the Study and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect

 

 

2002:

 

Event:

14th International Congress on Child Abuse & Neglect

Dates:

7-10 July, 2002

Venue:

Denver, USA

Theme:

"Charting Our Progress Toward Protection of Children Worldwide"

Subtopics Include:

At the Congress, ISPCAN celebrated its 25th anniversary and commemorating of the 40th anniversary of the publication of "The Battered Child Syndrome," the landmark article written by Dr. C. Henry Kempe which brought the problems of abuse and neglect to public attention worldwide. It was also the 30th anniversary of the Kempe Children's Center, founded by Dr. C. H. Kempe. Over 2000 delegates and professionals committed to Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention and Treatment, attended from over 50 countries. The program included master classes, plenary sessions, symposia, research presentations, poster sessions, and workshops.

Organizers:

International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect and The Kempe Children'sFoundation

 

 

2001:

 

Event:

ISPCAN VIII European Regional Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect

Dates:

24 - 27 August 2001

Venue:

Istanbul, Turkey

Theme:

Improving Child Protection Policies and Practices

Subtopics Include:

Review of child protection systems in Europe, methods of addressing child abuse & neglect; children's rights approach to protecting children from abuse & neglect; impact of recent research on understanding, assessment, prevention and treatment; new developments in assessment, management, prevention and treatment; understanding and preventing different forms of child abuse & neglect in society (including schools, media, institutions, child labor, street children, commercial sexual exploitation); and forms of large scale child abuse and neglect (such as children and war, refugee children, impact of natural disasters on children).

Organizers:

The Turkish Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, Prof. Dr. Esin Konanc, Chairperson, Local Organizing Committee

 

 

Event:

2001 ISPCAN Latin American Regional Conference on Child Abuse & Neglect

Dates:

16 - 19 October, 2001

Venue:

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Theme:

Evaluating actions, launching projects

Subtopics:

The Congress focused on multiple areas committed to protecting children and teenagers, from clinical/treatment (physician and psychologist), legal, and sociocultural aspects to research methods hopefully resulting in the implementation of effective intersectoral child abuse prevention policies.

 

 

Event:

2001 ISPCAN Regional Asia-Pacific Conference on CAN

Dates:

Postponed; to be rescheduled

Venue:

Bangkok, Thailand

Theme:

Social and Cultural Approach to Child Protection in the New Millenium

Subtopics include:

Strengthening families' roles and responsibilities, community participation and enhancement, child empowerment, and transnational cooperation.

Organizer:

National Council for Child and Youth Development of Thailand

 

 

2000:

 

Event:

ISPCAN 2000 International Congress

Dates:

September 3-6, 2000

Venue:

Durban, South Africa

Theme:

Implementing the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child: Myth or Reality?

Subtopics:

Prevention and Protection including the concept of "Good Enough Parenting" and therapeutic interventions; Children and Violence; Children and HIV/Aids; Child Labour; Children and Poverty; Justice, Legislation and Law Enforcement; Culture and Context in relation to Children's Rights; Offender Management; as well as key Medical and Mental Health Issues in Child Abuse and Neglect.

Organizers:

The South African Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (SASPCAN), Julie Todd and Nobs Mwanda Co-chairpersons, Local Organizing Committee

 

 

1999:

 

Event:

African Regional Conference

Dates:

September 14-16, 1999

Venue:

Nairobi, Kenya

Theme:

Challenges of Caring for the Protecting Children in Africa

Organizers:

African Network for the Prevention and Protection against Child Abuse and Neglect (ANPPCAN), Moses Ouko

 

 

Event:

Australian Conference

Dates:

October 17-20, 1999

Venue:

Perth, Western Australia

Theme:

Child Abuse and Neglect

Organizers:

Leanne Hartill, Conference Convenor

 

 

 

Event:

ISPCAN European Regional Conference

Dates:

October 17-21, 1999

Venue:

Jerusalem, Israel

Theme:

Beyond Detection: Interventions, Programs and Treatments for Children

Organizers:

Tamar Cohen, Director, MEITAL

 

 

Event:

ISPCAN Asian Regional Conference

Dates:

November 25-27, 1999

Venue:

Hong Kong, China

Theme:

Protecting Children in the 21st. Century-Creating Peace & Stability for Children/Families

Organizers:

Priscilla Lui, Executive Director, Against Child Abuse (ACA)

 

 

1998:

 

Event:

ISPCAN 1998 International Congress

Dates:

September 6-9, 1998

Venue:

Auckland, New Zealand

Theme:

Protecting Children: Innovation and Inspiration

Organizers:

The Congress for Children

 

 

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