Child Abuse & Neglect
The International Journal

Provides an international, multidisciplinary forum on all aspects of child abuse and neglect, with special emphasis on prevention and treatment.

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World Perspectives on Child Abuse

Since 1982, ISPCAN has published World Perspectives on Child Abuse every two years, releasing it in conjunction with its International Congresses.

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The Link: ISPCAN Monthly Newsletter

ISPCAN members’ worldwide efforts to develop educational and training opportunities for fellow professionals in child abuse and neglect prevention.

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Thinking Space

The aim of ISPCAN’s Thinking Space is to bring together experts from around the world to focus and report on one critically important and under-examined area in child abuse and neglect.

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Training Workshop (in-person small group workshop on topic of your choice)

Available to Country Partners and local Congress partners: Choose a training topic for a group of 50-100 people, find a donated space and sponsors, and ISPCAN will provide an expert trainer and take care of the rest. Join us in bringing critical training to communities that need it most, at low or no cost to attendees.

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E-Learning Courses

In coordination with Augeo Academy, ISPCAN is pleased to offer e-learning courses on the topic of child abuse and neglect. The courses are all online and presented by some of the top leaders in the field.  Learn More

Multidisciplinary Training Materials

The provision of optimal learning opportunities for professionals working with children and families is key to child protection. Drawing on the expertise of its members around the world, ISPCAN has developed a number of training-related resources.

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Child Maltreatment Medical Curriculum

These materials provide an in-depth introduction to skills that professionals and students in health fields need to provide diagnosis, medical treatment, and advocacy for children who have been abused and neglected.

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Human Trafficking Resources Database

Database categorizing and summarizing existing resources on labor and sex trafficking of children and adults, as well as the trafficking of organs and body parts.

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Past Webinars

Hear from the experts from our International Webinar monthly series.  If you missed any webinar or want to hear it again, it is available at your convenience.

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External Resource Collections

ISPCAN has compiled a list of FREE online resources from like-minded, partner, and mission-supporting organizations.

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Past Event Presentations and Media

Our conferences are packed with highly informative presentations from experts in the field of child abuse and neglect (CAN) prevention. Feel free to browse our samplings of media and presentations from our previous events.

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Past Abstracts, Publications, and More: Members get all access to our ever growing catalog of electronic resources

Data Collection Tools

ISPCAN Working Group on Child Maltreatment Data Collection: Learn More

ISPCAN Child Abuse Screening Tools (ICAST) Learn More

Questionnaires and Guides available for UN Study on Violence against Children Learn More

INSPIRE: 7 Strategies for Ending Violence Against Children

The World Health Organization (WHO) has identified a select group of strategies that has shown success in reducing violence against children: implementation and enforcement of laws; norms and values; safe environments; parent and caregiver support; income and economic strengthening; response and support services; and education and life skills. The following links to the WHO website give any professional working with children access to the INSPIRE supporting documents.

INSPIRE core document (available in English, Russian, Chinese, and Arabic)

INSPIRE handbook

INSPIRE indicators

Note: Some areas may only be accessible by ISPCAN members.  For information on membership, click here.