Online Resources

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Online Resources 2018-01-29T12:39:40+00:00




  • April 2018: APSAC  on Prevention of Child Abuse through Coordinated Care
  • March 2018: Eshmah Lahlah on High Conflict Divorce as a Form of Child Abuse
  • Feb 2018: Faith Based Settings and their role in Child Protection


  • October 2017
  • Sept 2017
  • August 2017
  • July, 2017 “Work with Children and Youth with Sexually Abusive Behaviour” with Joan van Niekerk
  • June, 2017 “The Children’s Advocacy Center/Barnahus Model: International Expansion of a Coordinated Multidisciplinary Approach to Child Abuse” with Bragi Gudbrandsson, Peter van der Linden, and Chris Newlin
  • May, 2017  “My Body is My Body” with Chrissy Sykes
  • April 2017 “A Strategy for Integrating Effective Legal Interventions in Child Maltreatment Cases” with Henry Plum
  • March 2017 “Cyberbullying” with Dr. Bernard Gerbaka, ISPCAN President
  • February 2017 “Children’s Rights and Child Protection” with Dr. Yanghee Lee. This webinar will focus on the importance of compliance with the only international norm on children in the context of child protection. Most often, children’s human rights are often neglected in the name of protection. Moreover, the best interest of the child must be the utmost priority in addressing child protection
  • January 2017 : Refugee and Displaced Children-Global Strategies to Help by Bernard Gerbaka, Joan van Niekerk and Rajeev Seth
  • December 2016:  Ethical Considerations Ethical Considerations for the Collection, Analysis, & Publication of Child Maltreatment Data . This webinar was led by Drs. Lil Tonmyr and Carrie Smith in a presentation of findings from two studies. The first study reflect the effort that has been made to measure child maltreatment from youth at the population level and worldwide. It identified strategies employed to enhance data accuracy and mitigate participants’ distress. The second study involved interviewing key informants who had conducted this type of research. The key informants highlighted crucial ethical considerations and provided practical suggestions for conducting this type of research. Dr. Tonmyr’s Presentation (PDF)  Dr. Smith’s Presentations (PDF)  Ethical Considerations Special Report (PDF)
  • November 2016: Preventing Child Abuse: A Role for Child Health Professionals (pdf)  by: Howard Dubowitz.  With the understanding that there is a clear need to implement evidence-based approaches to prevent child abuse and neglect, this webinar will focus on one such approach developed for child health primary care settings – A Safe Environment for Every Kid (SEEK). Most countries have a preventive health care system for young children where SEEK could be implemented.
  • October 2016: The Effects of Early Adversity on Brain Development, Learning, and Health (pdf) by: Nicole Sherren. Converging lines of evidence from neuroscience, molecular biology, genetics, and the social sciences tell us that early experiences are literally built into our brains and bodies to affect a lifetime of learning and health, for good or for ill. This has profound implications for policies, programs, and services that support children and families. In this session, you will learn how brains are built: what kind of experiences promote healthy brain architecture, what kind of experiences derail it, and how these experiences get “under our skins” to affect learning, health, and social outcomes across the life span.
  • September 2016:  Introduction to the Medical Evaluation of the Child Alleged to Have Been Sexually Abused (PDF) by: Martin Finkel.  This webinar is designed to assist the participants in understanding sexual victimization of children and the issues that challenge medical practitioners when evaluating for the possibility of child sexual abuse. Each of the steps necessary to build the foundation for formulating a well-balanced and defensible medical diagnosis will be discussed. This will be an in-depth look at a potpourri of medical examination findings and medical histories that can confirm sexual abuse with medical certainty. Participants will development an understanding of both the therapeutic and investigatory value of a skilled medical examination as well as developing an appreciation of what to expect from a medical examination and how to interpret a medical report.
  • August 2016: Medical Child Abuse (PDF): Munchaussen Syndrome by Proxy  by: Sue Foley and Desmond Runyan. Sue Foley is an accredited Senior Clinical Social Worker The Department of Psychological Medicine, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead NSW Australia. Sue is also Children’s Court Clinician and Family Court Report Writer. Clinical experience and expertise: her clinical experience in assessing and providing services to children and families covers the years from 1972 to the present. Sue is currently a Senior Social Worker – Clinical Specialist in the Department of Psychological Medicine at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, NSW Australia. Sue provides assessments for the Children’s Court Clinic and is particularly interested in prevention activities and projects. She is currently a leader in an Australian Shaken Baby Prevention Project. Her areas of clinical expertise and interest are in the areas of physical abuse prevention, factitious disorder by proxy identification and treatment, treatment of trauma and effects of abuse, loss and neglect of children and young people.  Dr. Desmond Runyan is the Executive Director of the Kempe Center at the Children’s Hospital of Colorado and Professor of Pediatrics. Dr. Runyan’s research has addressed the identification and consequences of child abuse and neglect. In 1989 he designed and secured funding for the longest multi-site prospective study of the consequences of child abuse; LONGSCAN has continued for more than 20 years. This is a prospective study of 1354 children in five states who either were reported for maltreatment or who were judged to be at very high risk of maltreatment. Dr. Runyan helped design and conduct the only US study examining the incidence of “shaken baby syndrome.” With funding from the Centers for Disease Control, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, and the Duke Endowment, Dr. Runyan is directing a trial of shaken baby prevention with 600,000 families.
  • June 2016: Protecting Children at the Time of Disasters presented by Dr. Tufail Muhammad (PDF) and The Psychosocial Effects of Disasters on Children presented by Dr. Naeem Zafar (PDF).  Dr. Tufail Muhammad (MD, MCPS, DCH, DCPath) is a pediatrician by profession. Currently he is the Chairman of Child Rights & Abuse Committee, Pakistan Pediatric Association and Director of Regional Training Institute Peshawar. He has postgraduate qualifications and training in Pediatrics, Clinical pathology, public health and Reproductive health. Dr. Tufail Muhammad has more than 20 years experience in the field of CAN and Child protection. He has more than 30 research papers to his credit and has presented more than 60 papers at international conferences in several countries around the world. Dr. Tufial Muhammad is also a current ISPCAN councilor. Dr. Tufail has also conducted and published a number of community based research studies in collaboration with UNICEF, Save the Children Sweden, WHO, ILO and ECPAT International.. He has also co-authored a book (Your amazing baby) on the growth and development of Pakistani infants (published by Save the Children UK). He has also authored a number of booklets on various aspects of CAN and Child labor.  Dr. Naeem Zafar is Founding President of PAHCHAAN (Protection and Help of Children Against Abuse and Neglect), Head, Child Rights Department and Associate Professor Pediatrics at University of Lahore. He is Vice President, Pakistan Pediatric Association, (PPA), Convener, Child Rights Committee PPA, (CRC-PPA), Punjab Provincial Vice Chair, NACG-SAIEVAC (National Action Coordination Group for South Asia Initiative to End Violence Against Children and Convener SAPCAN (South Asia Group for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect).  He is involved in program development, research, advocacy, capacity building and awareness raising on Child Rights, having many national and international studies & book chapters on different health and child protection issues, has read papers in many international and national conferences of Pediatrics and Child Protection, has authored training manuals on child abuse for health professionals, teachers and service providers. He has trained more than 3000 health care professionals, he established first Hospital Child Protection Unit in South Asia, at Children Hospital Lahore for managing cases of Child Abuse. He received ISPCAN (International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect) Multidisciplinary Global Award for his innovative work in 2006.and SMK Wasti Gold Medal for meritorious services for children of Pakistan by Pakistan Pediatric Association (Punjab)
  • May 2016: Positive Parenting: Working with Vulnerable Families to Prevent Child Abuse & Neglect (PDF) by Lucia CA Williams & Evelyn Eisenstein  in Portuguese and English .  Positive Parenting: Working with Vulnerable Families to Prevent Child Abuse & Neglect (PDF Portuguese Version).  Lucia Williams is Full Professor at the Department of Psychology, Universidade Federal de São Carlos – UFSCar (Federal University of São Carlos), in Brazil, where she founded LAPREV (The Laboratory for Violence Analysis and Prevention), which does research, education and community outreach efforts in addressing and preventing family and school violence. She has been involved in parenting research and intervention for several decades, and has recently been elected as an ISPCAN councilor.  Evelyn Eisenstein is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine and Coordinator of Telemedicine of the University of the State of Rio de Janeiro. Coordinator of the SIG Special Interest Group of Children & Adolescents Health and Medicine National University Telemedicine Network Director of the Clinica de Adolescentes and Director of the Center for Health Studies on Childhood and Adolescence  presently Coordinator of a Project on Children and Adolescents in the Digital World Era Scientific Editor of Revista Adolescência & Saude, also available online in Portuguese, Spanish and English, Member of the Brazilian Pediatric Society, SBP, member with honor of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, SAHM and International Association of Adolescent Health,  IAAH and of International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect ISPCAN. Author and co-author of many books, articles, papers.  (PORTUGUESE VERSION)                         (ENGLISH VERSION)
  • April 2016: Children and Armed Conflict: Prevention and Protection of Children Paper (PDFStrategies in Preventing Conflict Before They Occur by Philista Onyango (PDF) . Community Conversation as a Strategy to Prevent Recruitment of Children in Armed Groups by Cornel Ogutu (PDF)  Dr. Philista Onyango is the current Regional Director of ANPPCAN.  A graduate from Haile Selassie I University and University of Nairobi, she is a Sociologist by profession and is a former senior lecturer at the University of Nairobi in Kenya, where she taught for many years. Dr. Onyango has initiated many child related studies and programmes in Kenya and in a number of countries in Africa.  She has served in several Boards, Councils and committees of professional associations and organizations, both in Kenya and international.  She has won a number of awards in both academia and causes for children. Dr. Onyango has led and conducted many studies and authored or co-authored numerous chapters in published books and articles in selected journals.  Cornel Ogutu is a seasoned Social Worker and a development expert in the African Continent. He has a Diploma in Community Development and Project management, a Bachelors Degree in Social Work from Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) and a Maters of Arts in International Studies from University of Nairobi. Cornel has 18 solid years of Social Work experience with children, youth and families, as well as organizational development in the areas of lobbying, advocacy and sensitizing staff, partners, NGOs, INGOs, GO, communities on policy formulation and implementation, child protection and programming, implementation of rights based programming principles and approaches for OVCs, HIV and AIDS, life skills among other phenomenon.

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Past Event Presentations and Media

“Prevention of Interpersonal and Gender-based Violence in Adolescent Relationships”
Presented by Christine Wekerle, Ph.D. at 2016 ISPCAN International Congress in Calgary, Canada

2016 International Conference on the Impact of Armed Conflict and Terrorism on Children and Youth: Book of Abstracts

“Communicating with Children in Criminal and Civil Evidence Work” presented by Dr. Joan van Niekerk at 2015 ISPCAN European Regional Conference in Bucharest, Romania



Child Abuse and Neglect: International Journal
World Perspectives Bi-annual Report
ISPCAN Thinking Space Reports
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International Human Trafficking Resource Database

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E- Courses

“Communicating about violence”/ “Comunicación sobre violencia” – Dr. Peter Adriaenssens

“Prevention and early recognition of child sexual abuse” – Dr. Eileen Vizard, Dr. Joan van Niekerk, & Dr. Arnon Bentovim

“The importance of medicine in evaluating child sexual abuse” – Dr. Martin Finkel

“Multi-disciplinary teams in the field of child abuse and neglect” – Dr. Jenny Gray