ISPCAN along with our Italian country partners, CISMAI and Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca are proud to bring the European Congress to be held virtually.  We welcome you to join us, learn, and share.  


Child maltreatment in all its forms are universal health issues that cause immense individual suffering.

It affects all layers of our society, and no country or region is immune to it. We invite you to join us in Italy, to investigate approaches to preventing violence against children and interventions to support fragile parenting, based on scientific knowledge and research. CISMAI, the largest organization in Italy against mistreatment, the Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca and ISPCAN have joined hands to spread awareness and make lives of these children and their families better by working together with communities, organizations, and networks.

On behalf of our three organizations, we sincerely welcome you.

Mr. Gianfranco Visci
Mr. Gianfranco VisciPresident, CISMAI
Milan, Italy
Dr. Myriam Caranzano
Dr. Myriam CaranzanoISPCAN Board Member
ASPI Foundation
Lugano, Switzerland


Out of the shadows: child maltreatment data collection

The voice of the child in the child protection system

Current issues and challenges in child abuse and neglect

Early intervention and prevention

Witnessing violence and special orphans (children who have lost their mothers due to father’s violence)

School-based child abuse and neglect prevention programs

Intervention and services for migrants

Child protection in sports

New challenges in online child abuse & exploitation

Impact of Covid-19 on children and young people