The XVIIIth ISPCAN International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect took place from September 26-29th, 2010 in Honolulu, Hawai’i. The Congress incorporated numerous papers and symposia on child abuse and neglect by preeminent international speakers. Additionally, a Pre-Congress Youth Empowerment Forum was held on September 25th. This Post Congress Special Report includes summaries of selected papers from the Congress as well as papers by international youth from the successful Youth Empowerment Forum.
On January 28th through February 1, 2008, ISPCAN Executive Council and staff, in collaboration with the Chadwick Center for Children and Families at Rady Children's Hospital of San Diego, hosted its 22nd Annual International Child and Family Maltreatment Conference in San Diego, California. This Global Institute focused on children's rights, protection from abuse and neglect, medical treatments, offender intervention and other pertinent CAN topics.
Information and history of ISPCAN's own ITPI Training Project. These CAN teams create a working ‘system' within communities, which enables professionals to work together effectively. Through its training programs, ISPCAN also assists professionals to learn how to prevent child abuse and neglect, recognize at-risk children and families, and dev- elop family and school support programs, such as positive parenting, anti-bullying, and home visitation programs.
Special Report: Youth Participation - 2007 (English)
Participation - influence on one's own life conditions – is essential to being fully human -- to being a rights bearing person. What do I know? What do I think? What do I feel? What do I need and desire? What can I contribute? All these are questions that require opportunities for expression and consideration if a child – a person – is to be protected and respected now.
In a growing number of nations the strategy of home visitation continues to be considered one of the primary ways of preventing physical child abuse and neglect. It is a sensible and straightforward strategy, and mounting scientific evidence points to home visitation as one of the most promising maltreatment prevention strategies available.