The 19th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect (NCCAN) took place from April 30 to May 2, 2014, in New Orleans, La. More than 2,000 live and virtual participants reflected on 40 years of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA). The conference's theme, "Making Meaningful Connections," underlined what is needed for continued progress going forward.
The 19th NCCAN offered an exciting mix of prevention and intervention, policy and practice, and research and innovation. Learning clusters addressed protective factors, trauma, resiliency, partnerships, engagement, workforce development, collective impact, and systems change. The diversity in conference offerings reflected the belief that there is no single, correct, or narrow path to preventing or intervening in child maltreatment or promoting universal child well-being.
The 19th NCCAN Program Book - The 19th NCCAN program describes the sessions offered and identifies the presenters.
Videos of the 19th NCCAN plenary sessions