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. The conference's theme, "Building Community, Building Hope," underlined what is needed for continued progress going forward.

Sponsored by the Children’s Bureau’s Office on Child Abuse and Neglect, the 20th NCCAN brought together professionals, researchers, policy makers, parents, and volunteers from a wide variety of disciplines who share a commitment to ensuring the well-being of children and families. The conference theme reflects the goal to provide a multidisciplinary forum focused on intersections of research, policy, and practice related to promoting child and family well-being and protecting children, to ensure that they grow up to achieve their full potential, free from abuse and neglect.

Resources from the 20th NCCAN

  • 20th NCCAN website Visit disclaimer page - This website contains additional information and resources including the conference program book and videos of the plenary and master sessions.
  • Looking To The Future: Building Communities Through Meaningful Cross-Agency Collaboration - This plenary session focused on leveraging public-private partnerships and interagency collaboration to strengthen and preserve families, reduce placements in out-of-home care, and provide support to children and youth in foster care.
  • Casey Family Programs Partnership (PDF - 93 KB) - Announces a new public-private partnership with the Children’s Bureau to implement the Family First Prevention Services Act. The letter describes Casey Family Programs’ commitment to providing technical assistance to states to identify and implement evidenced-based preventive services designed to prevent out-of-home placement.
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