INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CHILD ABUSE & NEGLECT

Data shows that 5 children die every day because of child abuse.

One in 4 girls or 1 in 5 boys is sexually abused.

Over 1 billion children worldwide experience violence annually.

For 40 years, ISPCAN has worked to reduce this preventable tragedy. Founded by Henry Kempe in 1977, ISPCAN is the only international non profit organization that brings together the range of professionals that work toward the prevention and treatment of child abuse, neglect, and exploitation.

Become a member, volunteer, partner with us, or donate to support training in developing countries. Healthy foundations for children create a lifetime of happiness and productivity for the individual and for the entire community. Work with us to end child labor, sex trafficking, sexual abuse, and all forms of physical and emotional abuse.

ISPCAN Prospectus

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OUR MISSION & GOALS

ISPCAN’s mission is to prevent cruelty to children in every nation, in every form: physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, street children, child fatalities, child prostitution, children of war, emotional abuse, and child labor. We are committed to increasing public awareness of all forms of violence against children, developing activities to prevent such violence, and promoting the rights of children in all regions of the world.

  • To improve the quality of current efforts to detect, treat and prevent child abuse
  • To disseminate academic and clinical research to those in positions to enhance practice and improve policy
  •  To increase awareness of the extent, the causes and possible solutions for all forms of child abuse
  • To facilitate the exchange of best practice standards being developed by ISPCAN members throughout the world
  • To support international efforts to promote and protect the Rights of the Child
  • To design and deliver comprehensive training programs to professionals and concerned volunteers engaged in efforts to treat and prevent child abuse
Strategic Plan Overview

ISPCAN SECRETARIAT

ISPCAN headquarters is based in the USA and the day to day operations is overseen by the team lead by the Executive Director.  Each team member is responsible for various programs as indicated below.

Heather Hein

Global Training & Development Manager

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Jane Estes

Global Relationship & Fundraising Manager

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Holly Malcolm

Global Memberships & Marketing Manager

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Dana McDermott

Global Congress Program Assistant

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Kourtney Rimbert

Global Finance Manager

Tatiana Garcia

Child Protection Intern

LeafTech Inc.

IT Support Services

Aaron Fernandes

WordPress Support

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Marketing Intern

ISPCAN EXECUTIVE COUNCIL

ISPCAN Councilors are world renowned leaders in the field of child abuse & neglect and help set strategic directions for the organization. They volunteer countless hours to advancing the field of child abuse prevention, by providing technical expertise and invaluable resources to ISPCAN.

Tufail Muhammad, MD

President
Pediatrician Child Rights & Abuse Committee
PAKISTAN

Bernard Gerbaka, MD

Past President
Hotel-Dieu University Hospital
LEBANON

Rajeev Seth, MD

President Elect
INDIA

Martin A. Finkel, DO

Treasurer
CARES Institute, Rowan University
USA

Victoria Lidchi, PhD

Secretary
UK & BRAZIL

Myriam Caranzano-Maitre, MD

Chair, Congress Committee

ASPI Fondazione della Svizzera Italiana

SWITZERLAND

Maha al Muneef, MD

Chair, Memberships & Marketing Committee

Ministry of National Guard for Health Affairs
SAUDI ARABIA

Kevin Lalor, PhD

Chair, Consultations External Relations & Fundraising Committee
Technological University Dublin
IRELAND

Figen Sahin Dagli, MD

Chair, Training & Education Committee
Gazi University
TURKEY

Yanghee Lee, PhD

Sungkyunkwan University
SOUTH KOREA

Peter van der Linden, MS

NeSPCAN
THE NETHERLANDS

Esmah Lahlah, PhD

International Victimology Institute Tilburg (INTERVICT)
Tilburg University
THE NETHERLANDS

Lucia C.A. Williams, PhD

Universidade Federal de São Carlos
BRAZIL

Sue Bennett, MD

University of Ottawa
CANADA

Fujiko Yamada, MD

Child First Japan
JAPAN

Naeem Zafar, MD

University of Lahore, PAHCHAAN
PAKISTAN

Franziska Meinck, PhD

University of Edinburgh
SOUTH AFRICA / UK

Jordan Greenbaum, MD

International Missing & Exploited Persons
USA

John D. Fluke, PhD

Kempe Center
USA

Henry Plum, JD

Parliamentarian/Legal Advisor
USA

CURRENT ISPCAN COUNCIL TERMS

ORGANIZATION INFORMATION