The 16th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect was held April 16 to 21, 2007, at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. The conference theme, "Protecting Children, Promoting Healthy Families, and Preserving Communities," reflects the desire to ensure that every child enjoys a healthy family life in a nurturing community. It emphasizes the need to create safe havens for children, enabling them to thrive at home and in their neighborhood. Further, the theme promotes the idea of communities joining to establish collaborative relationships and strategies to prevent child maltreatment and provide responsive services and treatment.
Sponsored by the Children's Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the conference brought together diverse professional and volunteer populations to promote new working relationships, exchange cutting-edge information on research, and review practice issues and model programs. A broad mix of interactive educational sessions allowed various disciplines and perspectives to come together to discuss policy, research, program, and practice issues concerning the prevention, intervention, and treatment of child abuse and neglect.
The 16th NCCAN Conference Program - The 16th NCCAN program describes abstracts of presentations, list of speakers, and other conference details.
The ACYF Commissioner's Award Book - The ACYF 2007 Commissioner's Awards book provides descriptions and photographs of the honorees from 38 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.
Plenary Session IV: Collaboration Works! Ten Years of Progress in Improving Outcomes for Children and Families - This resource provides a transcript of Plenary Session IV of the 16th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect.
Closing Luncheon: Drawing on Cultural Strengths to Move Toward a More Child-Centered, Family Friendly Society - This resource provides a transcript of the closing luncheon at the 16th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect.