National Conferences on Child Abuse & Neglect

National Conferences on Child Abuse & Neglect 18th National Conference on Child Abuse & Neglect The Office on Child Abuse and Neglect (OCAN) within the Children’s Bureau provides leadership in the field of child maltreatment.

While the primary responsibility for responding to cases of child maltreatment rests with State and local agencies, OCAN serves as the national focal point for child abuse and neglect policy and program issues. The agency oversees interagency collaborative efforts, including inter- and intra- agency agreements; sponsors national conferences; and leads special initiatives related to child abuse and neglect prevention, intervention practice and systems reform. As the principal Federal coordination point for all activities related to ensuring the safety of children at risk, OCAN supports prevention activities through the Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) Program and promotes improvements in Child Protective Service (CPS) systems through discretionary grant activities. Using funds from the Department of Justice’s Victim of Crimes Act (VOCA), OCAN manages the Children’s Justice Act (CJA) grants to improve the investigation and prosecution of serious child abuse and neglect cases, especially child sexual abuse, abuse related fatalities, and to reduce the trauma to the child victim.

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Cartoonist: ‘Something that needed to be said”Washington Post - October 03, 2014He had weighed the idea of pouring his c...
10/06/2014
CARTOONS OF THE YEAR: Chicago Tribune’s Scott Stantis reveals own child abuse in powerful,...

Cartoonist: ‘Something that needed to be said”
Washington Post - October 03, 2014
He had weighed the idea of pouring his childhood trauma into art, but had always been hesitant. Until now. "The more I thought about it," he says, "the more I knew it was something that needed to be said." http://tinyurl.com/llwsh9q

Chicago Tribune cartoonist Scott Stantis tells his own tale of child abuse in moving illustrated essay.

An ‘unrelenting voice’ for at-risk children credits attendance at an early 90’s National Conference on Child Abuse & Neg...
09/08/2014
Advocate is unrelenting voice against child abuse

An ‘unrelenting voice’ for at-risk children credits attendance at an early 90’s National Conference on Child Abuse & Neglect for launching her on her advocacy path. http://tinyurl.com/pbosz6q

Betty Wade Coyle, former director of Prevent Child Abuse Hampton Roads, remains active in working to improve the system and keep children safe.

Toxic stress in children: the importance of listening between the lines Catch up with @19NCCAN keynoter Nadine Burke Har...
09/03/2014
Toxic Stress in Children and the Importance of Listening Between the Lines to What Kids Say

Toxic stress in children: the importance of listening between the lines
Catch up with @19NCCAN keynoter Nadine Burke Harris through this blog post http://tinyurl.com/mjdqfwb about her remarks at a Grantmakers In Health meeting. She emphasizes the need for philanthropic investment to support toxic stress research to achieve policy and medical practice changes.

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Updated version of The Raising of America’s ‘Are We Crazy About Our Kids?’ now available. Preview at http://www.raisingo...
08/13/2014
Preview the Series | The Raising of America

Updated version of The Raising of America’s ‘Are We Crazy About Our Kids?’ now available. Preview at http://www.raisingofamerica.org/preview-series.

It’s often said a society can be measured by how well it attends to its children – their health and safety, their material security, their education and socialization, and their sense of being loved and valued by their families and communities.

The Child Welfare League of American has launched the 100Days4Kids campaign to drive a national conversation about the s...
08/11/2014
CWLA – 100 Days for Kids

The Child Welfare League of American has launched the 100Days4Kids campaign to drive a national conversation about the state of child protection in America. Learn more at http://www.cwla.org/100-days-for-kids/ or join in at #100Days4Kids.

#100Days4Kids campaign is designed to drive a national conversation about the state of child protection in America. This conversation spanning Facebook Twitter and YouTube was created to spark and maintain discussion about the ways we protect and nurture our children and the role we all play in keep…

07/18/2014
Testimony from Mark Greenberg on Unaccompanied Children | Office of Legislative Affairs and...

ACF Asst Secy Mark Greenberg lays out the facts about HHS’s services for unaccompanied minors - and the challenges it faces – in his Senate testimony. Read it at http://tinyurl.com/lwsctjt.

Chairman Carper, Ranking Member Coburn, and members of the Committee, thank you for inviting me to discuss the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) responsibilities in relation to unaccompanied children. I very much appreciate the opportunity to provide information about our program and t…

07/17/2014
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Interested in child trafficking or the ‘re-homing’ of adopted children? Read Children’s Bureau Associate Commissioner Joo Yeun Chang’s July 8 comments to Senate subcommittee on these athttp://www.help.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/Chang.pdf

07/11/2014

The Children’s Bureau is seeking peer reviewers for ‘Grants to Address Trafficking within the Child Welfare Population,’ Aug. 7-15. For details & to register to become a federal discretionary grant peer reviewer, CB, send an email to [email protected]; also send a copy of your resume and indicate you are interested in participating in the ‘Grants to Address Trafficking within the Child Welfare Population’ review.

H.R. 4980, a negotiated compromise of six different bills that has the backing of the Republican-led House Ways and Mean...
06/27/2014
House, Senate Committees Make Deal on Adoption Incentives

H.R. 4980, a negotiated compromise of six different bills that has the backing of the Republican-led House Ways and Means Committee and the Democrat-led Senate Finance Committee, could come up for a vote as early as July. More info at https://chronicleofsocialchange.org/news/house-senate-committees-make-deal-on-adoption-incentives/7332.

Key House and Senate Committees have agreed on legislation that would renew federal adoption incentives, require states to count failed adoptions, and prohibit states from using long-term foster care as a viable form of permanency for most teens. The bill, H.R. 4980, is a negotiated compromise of

Two New Videos Added to Child Welfare Evaluation Virtual Summit Series. The videos Creating a New Narrative: Collaborati...
06/10/2014
Building Capacity to Improve Program Evaluation in Child Welfare | Children's Bureau |...

Two New Videos Added to Child Welfare Evaluation Virtual Summit Series. The videos Creating a New Narrative: Collaborative and Effective Evaluation in Tribal Communities and Use of Research Evidence: Building Two-Way Streets and their accompanying guides are now available on the Children’s Bureau website. https://tinyurl.com/ltgxsxk

Program evaluation plays an important role in CB-funded projects and programs. A wide range of stakeholders rely on program evaluations to answer important questions about program design, capacity, collaboration, implementation, participation, service delivery, and effectiveness.

06/05/2014
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Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse & Neglect Fatalities Holds First Public Meeting in San Antonio
The Protect Our Kids Act of 2012 directs the CECANF to develop a national strategy & recommendations for reducing fatalities resulting from abuse and neglect. This week’s meeting was the first opportunity for Commission members to gather detailed information and insight related to policy, research, and practice associated with child abuse and neglect fatalities. http://tinyurl.com/qfyapen

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05/16/2014

The Biological Embedding of Child Abuse and Neglect: Implications for Policy and Practice. Read the new report from the Society for Research in Child Development here: http://tinyurl.com/mpxtg24.

Can’t make it to NOLA for the 19th National Conference on Child Abuse & Neglect next week?  Registration is still open f...
04/23/2014
National Conferences on Child Abuse and Neglect: Virtual Participation

Can’t make it to NOLA for the 19th National Conference on Child Abuse & Neglect next week? Registration is still open for the 5 webcasts of the plenaries/mini-plenaries on Weds, Thurs & Fri. Learn more & register here: http://www.pal-tech.com/web/NCCAN19/index.cfm?p=79.

Please join us for the 19th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect on April 16-20, 2012 in Washington, DC at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans.

A free mobile app is your one-stop shop for information and resources for the 19th National Conference on Child Abuse an...
04/22/2014

A free mobile app is your one-stop shop for information and resources for the 19th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect! The app provides complete conference program information, including session descriptions, PPTs, handouts, keynote presenter and exhibitor information, evaluation forms, and a hotel floor plan. A scheduling feature allows you to develop a personalized plan for the conference. The app will also feature information on the recipients of the 2014 ACYF Commissioner’s Awards when honorees are announced on April 30. Visit the Apple Store or Google Play and search "NCCAN."

The Children’s Bureau and its Office on Child Abuse and Neglect have developed an online publication to commemorate the ...
04/21/2014
National Conferences on Child Abuse and Neglect: 40 Years of CAPTA

The Children’s Bureau and its Office on Child Abuse and Neglect have developed an online publication to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the passage of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA). View the publication at: https://tinyurl.com/mhfh6wl

You can still be part of the 19th NCCAN by registering for five standout sessions that will be webcast live from New Orleans. Register at: https://tinyurl.com/myhsqx4

Don’t forget about the Twitter Chats following each webcast to connect directly with presenters and colleagues. Use your Twitter account to follow hashtag #19nccan and join the conversation. Be sure to use #19nccan on all your tweets! OR follow the discussion online at https://twitter.com/19nccan/.

Please join the National Conferences on Child Abuse and Neglect in their virtual presentation webcast series.

Many Babies Missing Out on Bonding, Crucial to Success Latest research finds many babies and toddlers are missing out on...
04/18/2014
Many Babies are Missing Out on Bonding, Crucial to Success

Many Babies Missing Out on Bonding, Crucial to Success
Latest research finds many babies and toddlers are missing out on the bonding fundamental to their success in life. Read the Public News Service story at http://tinyurl.com/kkoapvw, then learn more about problems & opportunities re: early development via the 19th NCCAN webcast ‘Why, When We Know So Much, Do We Do So Little? Overcoming Early Childhood Adversity.’ Register now at http://tinyurl.com/mjtzfyq.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The bonds that children develop with their parents early on can be fundamental to their success in life, but the latest research finds many babies and toddlers are missing out, and that means problems. A new analysis concludes that 40 percent of children are not getting that need…

From the Governing Institute: Technology We Need to Protect Children.  “It's critical to give caseworkers and everybody ...
04/17/2014
The Technology We Need to Protect Children

From the Governing Institute: Technology We Need to Protect Children. “It's critical to give caseworkers and everybody else involved in protecting kids a complete, shared picture of every vulnerable child's life.” Learn more at https://tinyurl.com/o6obprd. More actionable intelligence @19NCCAN.

It's critical to give caseworkers and everybody else involved in protecting kids a complete, shared picture of every vulnerable child's life.

ACF & partners introduce the Birth to 5: Watch Me Thrive! Campaign (http://tinyurl.com/mb63mry) to address the 1 in 4 ch...
04/10/2014
Birth to 5: Watch Me Thrive! | Early Childhood Development | Administration for Children and...

ACF & partners introduce the Birth to 5: Watch Me Thrive! Campaign (http://tinyurl.com/mb63mry) to address the 1 in 4 children at risk of developmental delay or behavioral challenges. Includes resources for different audiences, many on-line. More about at-risk children at the 19th National Conference on Child Abuse & Neglect. Sign up now for 19NCCAN webcasts at http://www.pal-tech.com/web/NCCAN19/index.cfm?p=79

Birth to 5: Watch Me Thrive! is a coordinated federal effort to encourage healthy child development, universal developmental and behavioral screening for children, and support for the families and providers who care for them.

A Child Abuse Prevention Month pinwheel event took over Times Square this morning, with the Good Wife's Josh Charles as ...
04/08/2014
Official Site - Pinwheels for Prevention | Prevent Child Abuse America

A Child Abuse Prevention Month pinwheel event took over Times Square this morning, with the Good Wife's Josh Charles as featured speaker. "A pinwheel also needs wind. And with our actions, and our intentions, we can be that wind. We have to be those agents of change for the young people and their families in our communities," he urged. Thanks for the visibility for this important message, Prevent Child Abuse America & partners. http://bit.ly/1jZUesq

Prevent Child Abuse America Teams with Actor Josh Charles to Turn Times Square into Big Pinwheel Garden on April 8th *A one-time donation of $10.00 will be added to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your prepaid balance.

Calling all child welfare administrators, managers, supervisors, frontline staff, trainers, and faculty: the Child Welfa...
03/31/2014
Access the Children's Bureau's knowledge-building resources

Calling all child welfare administrators, managers, supervisors, frontline staff, trainers, and faculty: the Child Welfare Information Gateway values your feedback! The Information Gateway is seeking participants for an upcoming focus group at the 19th NCCAN that will examine its Learning Center. If you are attending the 19th NCCAN and would like to participate, please contact [email protected] with the subject line, "New Orleans Focus Group." Thank you!

To learn more about Information Gateway's Learning Center, follow this
link: https://www.childwelfare.gov/learningcenter/.

Child Welfare Information Gateway promotes the safety, permanency, and well-being of children and families by connecting child welfare, adoption and related professionals as well as concerned citizens to timely, essential information.

2 new videos from CB Evaluation Virtual Summit Series to be shown @19NCCAN are now on Children’s Bureau website https://...
03/20/2014
What’s the Difference? Constructing Meaningful Comparison Groups | Children's Bureau |...

2 new videos from CB Evaluation Virtual Summit Series to be shown @19NCCAN are now on Children’s Bureau website https://tinyurl.com/lgxvr2r

In child welfare, we often use comparisons to identify problems and understand whether practices and programs are working. With the help of animated characters, Constructing Meaningful Comparison Groups uses straightforward language to explain why comparison groups are important. The narrators intro...

US teen births falling: what's going on? The Brookings Inst attributes the 52% decline since 1991 to broad trends transc...
03/13/2014
Teen Births Are Falling: What’s Going On?

US teen births falling: what's going on? The Brookings Inst attributes the 52% decline since 1991 to broad trends transcending national borders. Learn more at http://tinyurl.com/lajj9zs. Learn a lot about social trends at the 19th NCCAN http://www.pal-tech.com/web/NCCAN19/.

Melissa Kearney and Phillip Levine examine the remarkable 52 percent decline in teen childbearing since 1991 in the United States. The authors determine the public policies, such as expanded access to family planning, and cultural changes that led to this decline, and explain why human capital inves...

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19th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect to be held in New Orleans, LA. April 29 - May 2, 2014 Comments do not necessarily represent the views of The Children’s Bureau’s Office on Child Abuse and Neglect (OCAN), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Children, Youth and Families. CB/OCAN/HHS/ACYF does not endorse any solicitations or commercial products that may be advertised

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