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It’s a new look, but it’s still the premiere conference for child maltreatment professionals

For 35 years, child maltreatment professionals have come together at the International Symposium on Child Abuse to share knowledge, stories, and a passion. The National Children’s Advocacy Center created this training event for child abuse response professionals in 1985. The inaugural Symposium was called the Southeast Symposium on Child Sexual Abuse. The Symposium has grown from 367 attendees  to more than 1300  attendees from 49 states and 113 countries.

It’s more than a logo!

In the new logo, the winding ribbon binds us to our humble beginnings and yet shows us how the mission to protect children now unite our entire planet. It reminds us the at child abuse is not limited to one country, one economic status, one gender, one race. We must all work together to create a world where children can grow up, free from abuse.

The 35th International Symposium on Child Abuse

The 35th International Symposium on Child Abuse offers more than 160 workshops. The tracks are designed with specific fields in mind, including Administration, Child Protective Services, Forensic Interviewing, Human Trafficking/Sexual Exploitation, Law Enforcement, Medical, Mental Health/Treatment, Prevention, Prosecution/Legal, Secondary Traumatic Stress, Victim Advocacy and Youth-Serving Organization.

This conference is unique in addressing all aspects of child maltreatment, including but not limited to physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, exposure to violence, poly-victimization, exploitation, intervention, trafficking, and prevention. Child abuse professionals also learn important techniques to manage the impact of vicarious trauma.

Save The Date

Clear your calendar for the 35th International Symposium on Child Abuse, March 18-21, 2019 in Huntsville, AL.

More information is coming soon including workshops, presenters, hotel information, and more!