Training and Event Calendar

This event calendar is provided as a service to our members and the public. An event may be cancelled at any time. Please confirm the event with the sponsor prior to making travel plans. To submit an event, please contact us.

Apr
30
Wed
19th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect @ Hyatt Regency
Apr 30 @ 8:15 am – May 2 @ 2:00 pm

The Children’s Bureau’s Office on Child Abuse and Neglect (OCAN) is pleased to announce the 19th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, which will be held April 30 – May 2 in New Orleans.  The conference theme is Making Meaningful Connections.  We will also celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) at the Conference.

The National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect (NCCAN) has been held biennially since 1976. Sponsored by the Children’s Bureau’s Office on Child Abuse and Neglect, it is the only Federally-sponsored national conference devoted to the issues of child maltreatment and serves as the nation’s leading training and technical assistance event for practitioners, policy makers, advocates, and researchers. More than 3,000 in-person and virtual participants join together for a two-and-a-half day series of knowledge and skill-building sessions, building powerful collaborative networks and contributing to “lessons learned” that profoundly shape public policy, research, and practice in child maltreatment and child welfare.

Additional information on the 19th NCCAN will be posted as updates become available; please continue to check the Website regularly.  Feel free to contact us at NCCAN@pal-tech.com if you have any questions.

What Can We Learn From Turned-Around Cases @ Webinar
Apr 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Presenters: Joyanna Silberg, Ph.D., Senior Consultant for Child and Adolescent Trauma at Sheppard Pratt Health System in Baltimore Maryland and the Executive Vice-President of the Leadership Council on Child Abuse & Interpersonal Violence and Stephanie Dallam, Research Associate, Leadership Council; former Pediatric Surgery and Trauma Nurse Practitioner, University of Missouri Health Sciences Center.

Description: In this presentation, new information will be presented about the results of a case analysis of 27 custody cases involving the abuse of children. In these cases, a judge initially ordered the children into unsupervised contact with an abusive parent and then a later judicial decision protected the children from abuse. This sample is illustrative of failures common in family court where signs of child abuse are ignored and theories which blame the mother, such as accusations of parental alienation are relied upon. The case analysis shows that it is often the court-ordered custody evaluators who recommend access to the unsafe parent and experts in child abuse and domestic violence who correct the information for the court. This presentation will present recommendations derived from this case analysis about how to approach allegations of abuse in contested custody cases so that children are more consistently protected.

May
14
Wed
Human Trafficking: The Role of the Health Care Provider @ webinar
May 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Description: What can healthcare providers do to help victims of human trafficking? Many healthcare providers, who interact with human trafficking victims, are unaware that these crimes occur and often are not prepared to respond to victims, survivors, and those at risk. This webinar will provide clinicians with knowledge on trafficking and give specific tools for screening, assist victims in the clinical setting, and understand reporting requirements. Participants will have the opportunity to hear from a human trafficking survivor, and explore opportunities for improving practice and policy.

For more information: http://nhcva.org/2014/04/15/webinar-human-trafficking/

Questions? Contact Jeanne-Mairie Duval jmduval@futureswithoutviolence.org.