The 14th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect (NCCAN) took place in March 31 - April 5, 2003 at the America's Center in St. Louis, MO.
The conference theme, "Gateways to Prevention," recognized that prevention of child abuse and neglect remains the best defense for our children. The intent of the White House's prevention initiative was to dedicate resources to prevent the need for intervention services. The conference offered interactive educational sessions for participants to discuss a broad range of policy, research, program, and practice issues concerning the prevention, intervention, and treatment of child abuse and neglect. This conference also offered excellent opportunities to promote new working relationships, exchange cutting-edge information on research, and review practice issues and model programs for diverse professionals and volunteers.
The 14th NCCAN Conference Program - The 14th NCCAN program describes abstracts of presentations, list of speakers, and other conference details.
The ACYF Commissioner's Award Book - The ACYF 2003 Commissioner's Awards book provides descriptions and photographs of the honorees from 46 states, the District of Columbia, and 5 territories who were recognized for their exceptional contributions to the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect.
14th NCCAN presentation materials - This page contains a collection of presentations and handouts from meetings, plenary and poster sessions, preconference and skills seminars, think tanks, and workshops held at the conference.