National Children's Advocacy Center

Call for Papers Application


Call for Papers Application

The National Children’s Advocacy Center (NCAC) is hosting the 33rd International Symposium on Child Abuse (Symposium) March 27-30, 2017 in Huntsville, AL.  The Symposium attracts over 1,200 participants and 50 exhibitors from around the world.

The Symposium offers workshops related to the following tracks: 
  • Administration
  • Child Protective Services
  • Forensic Interviewing
  • Human Trafficking/Sexual Exploitation
  • Law Enforcement
  • Medical
  • Mental Health/Treatment
  • Prevention
  • Prosecution/Legal
  • Secondary Traumatic Stress
  • Victim Advocacy

The NCAC seeks workshops that are relevant to an audience of experienced child maltreatment professionals from a variety of disciplines and government entities.  Presentations should be engaging and innovative.  Interested applicants will need to indicate which track best describes their presentation or target audience.  Ideally, each workshop should provide evidence-based research and multidisciplinary practice. 

To complete the online application, applicants must submit a workshop narrative, to include: title of presentation; workshop description (not to exceed 50 words), and workshop learning objectives.  The workshop narrative should also include a statement regarding the focus and intended audience of the presentation; evidence of multidisciplinary team efforts or relationship to multidisciplinary practice; and pertinent related research.  Applicants should also submit the resume/curriculum vitae for the lead presenter identified (to include training experience, especially at the regional, national, and/or international levels).  Both workshop narrative and resume/curriculum vitae should be submitted via the online application by close of business June 30, 2016.  


Applications selected for presentation by the Symposium Reading Committee will be notified via email after September 1, 2016Applicants are advised to save and/or print a copy of their submission.  If selected, applicants will be required to register as a Symposium Presenter and include approved workshop information during Symposium the registration process. 

For more information about this conference, please contact Amy Boyd at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.