National Conferences on Child Abuse & Neglect

The Children's Bureau supports the National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect (NCCAN) and other learning opportunities for those in the child welfare field.

Held biennially since 1976, NCCAN is the only federally sponsored national conference devoted to child maltreatment. It serves as the Nation's leading training and technical assistance event for practitioners, policymakers, advocates, and researchers. It is unique for its scope and the deep diversity of its participants. It brings together an array of professionals from many different disciplines, as well as parents and volunteers who share a commitment to ensuring the well-being of children.

NCCAN provides a venue where those who are committed to achieving better outcomes for children, youth, and families can come together to learn from and support each other, take in new knowledge, build new understanding, and reenergize for the always changing and challenging work ahead.

20th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect - The 20th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect (NCCAN)  took place from August 31 to September 2, 2016, in Washington, D.C.

19th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect - The 19th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect (NCCAN) took place from April 30 to May 2, 2014, in New Orleans, La.

18th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect - The 18th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect (NCCAN) was held April 16–20, 2012, at the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C.

17th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect - The 17th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect (NCCAN) was held from March 30 to April 4, 2009, in Atlanta, Ga.

16th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect - The 16th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect (NCCAN) was held from April 16-21, 2007, in Portland, Or.

15th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect - The 15th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect (NCCAN) was held from April 18-23, 2005, in Boston, Ma.

14th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect - The 14th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect (NCCAN) was held from March 31- April 5, 2003, in St. Louis, MO.

13th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect - The 13th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect (NCCAN) was held from April 23-28, 2001, in Albuquerque, NM.

The Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act: 40 Years of Safeguarding America's Children - This online publication combines historical source materials with contemporary reflections on the impact of CAPTA from leaders in the field.

Last Reviewed: June 19, 2017