Below you will find direct access to all files in the ISPCAN e-Library. Please note that external resources on a variety of child maltreatment topics can also be found on our individual Working Group pages.

Please check back often as we are continuously updating our catalog.

Child Rights

  • Convention on the Rights of the Child

    Convention on the Rights of the Child Distr.: General 6 December 2016 Original: English Committee on the Rights of the Child General comment No. 20 (2016) on the implementation of the rights of the child during adolescence

Child Sexual Abuse

  • Thinking Space 2011: Child Sexual Abuse

    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 snapshot of […]

Child Trafficking and Exploitation

Corporal Punishment & Positive Parenting

Cyber Safety

Data Collection

  • ISPCAN Resource Guide on Child Maltreatment Data Collection

    Ethical Considerations for Data Collection  (download resource guide) The comprehensive resource guide set developed in 2013 includes: Part I: Data Collection and Monitoring Systems Part II: Building and Improving Child Protection Systems Presentation slides on data collection resource guide  

  • UNICEF Data for Children: Strategic Framework

    The framework highlights the need to invest in the demand, supply, and use of data; whether we’re responding to a refugee crisis in the Middle East, or millions of out-of-school children in Central Africa, we’re committed to striking the right balance between these elements. This is part of a broader scope of work that is […]

  • ISPCAN Report: Ethical Considerations for the Collection, Analysis & Publication of Child Maltreatment Data

    Ethical Considerations for the Collection, Analysis & Publication of Child Maltreatment Data Resource Guide: Download the report Provides practical suggestions to researchers who are conducting studies on child maltreatment, using internationally agreed upon ethical guidelines for collecting, analyzing and publishing child protection data.

Exposure to Intimate Partner Violence

  • VEGA Family Violence Project

    The VEGA (Violence, Evidence, Guidance, and Action) Project has created FREE online education resources to assist healthcare and social service providers in recognizing and responding safely to family violence. Developed in collaboration with the Public Health Agency of Canada and 22 national organizations, VEGA focuses on child maltreatment, intimate partner violence, and children’s exposure to intimate partner violence. […]

ISPCAN Books of Abstracts

Presentations (ISPCAN Events)

Prevention

Refugee & Migrant Children

Resource Guides

  • Violence Policy Toolkit

    This toolkit from the Commonwealth and Public Health Wales brings together evidence on the prevention of all types of violence including interpersonal violence, collective violence and violent extremism. It describes the extent of the problem, its impact, risk factors on what works to prevent violence, and makes 12 key recommendations on how to prevent individuals […]

  • ISPCAN Resource Guide on Child Maltreatment Data Collection

    Ethical Considerations for Data Collection  (download resource guide) The comprehensive resource guide set developed in 2013 includes: Part I: Data Collection and Monitoring Systems Part II: Building and Improving Child Protection Systems Presentation slides on data collection resource guide  

  • You Respond Guide to Promoting Effective Project Participation by Young People Who Have Experienced Violence

    The You Respond Guide to Promoting Effective Project Participation by Young People Who Have Experienced Violence is the result of a two-year project funded by the European Union Commission under the Daphne III Programme (2007-2013). The Guide is designed to develop the knowledge and skills of practitioners, managers and policy-makers keen to promote participation amongst […]

  • WHO and ISPCAN Preventing Child Maltreatment Guide

    This guide aims to help professionals set up evidence-based policies and programs to prevent child maltreatment. The World Health Organization has consistently called the attention of the world to the crucial importance of preventive policies, involving the public health sector, and the urgent need to improve data collection. The International Society for Prevention of Child […]

  • ISPCAN Report: Ethical Considerations for the Collection, Analysis & Publication of Child Maltreatment Data

    Ethical Considerations for the Collection, Analysis & Publication of Child Maltreatment Data Resource Guide: Download the report Provides practical suggestions to researchers who are conducting studies on child maltreatment, using internationally agreed upon ethical guidelines for collecting, analyzing and publishing child protection data.

Resources for Children and Parents

  • 9 Tips for Parents: Raising Sons to Embrace Healthy, Positive Masculinity

    Produced in partnership with Plan International USA (Plan), this parental how-to guide on raising boys to embrace healthy masculinity draws from Plan and Promundo’s decades of US and global research and experience to provide nine concrete tips to help parents navigate talking to their sons about healthy masculinity, self-expression, and becoming the best men they can be. The tips include […]

  • UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (in child-friendly language)

    This poster created by UNICEF summarizes the articles of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child in language that children can understand.  

  • Understanding the Experiences of Young People Forced to Move across Borders (Workbook)

    This workbook from the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children in the UK is designed for young people and practitioners working with young people, for example, social workers and support workers. Young people who are forced to move across borders are at high risk of abuse and trafficking. The questions in this […]

  • My Body Is My Body Children’s Workbook

    My Body Is My Body is a free child abuse prevention program available in many languages which gives a step-by-step approach to teaching children about abuse using fun animated songs. This workbook is a companion book for children themselves to use. 

  • My Body is My Body Child Abuse Prevention Programme

    Keeping children safe – Musical Child Abuse Prevention Program Welcome to the My Body Is My Body Musical Child Abuse Prevention Programme. It is one of the most successful, positive and fun filled musical child abuse prevention programs around, and has now been animated so that it can be shared with children in schools, nursery schools and homes […]