15th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect

The 15th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect was held April 18 to 23, 2005, at the Boston Sheraton Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts with approximately 2,300 participants.

The conference theme, "Supporting Promising Practices and Positive Outcomes: A Shared Responsibility," promotes interagency collaboration, as well as collaboration across disciplines, in order to maximize resources and provide more effective services to protect children and strengthen families.

The Children's Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, sponsored this conference where professionals and volunteers discussed a broad range of policy, research, program, and practice issues concerning the prevention, intervention, and treatment of child abuse and neglect. Roundtable discussions, seminars, experiential learning opportunities, poster and plenary sessions, and workshops brought together many disciplines and perspectives to foster new working relationships, exchange information on research, and review practice issues and model programs.

The 15th NCCAN Conference Program - The 15th NCCAN program describes abstracts of presentations, list of speakers, and other conference details.

The ACYF Commissioner's Award Book - The ACYF 2005 Commissioner's Awards book provides descriptions and photographs of the honorees from 41 states, the District of Columbia, and 2 territories who were recognized for their exceptional contributions to the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect.

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