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April 2003Vol. 4, No. 3Conferences

Upcoming national conferences on adoption and child welfare through July 2003 include:


  • Association of Administrators of the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC) Annual Meeting (American Public Human Services Association; May 1 through 7, Baltimore, MD; (Editor's note: this link is no longer available)).
  • Finding Better Ways 2003 (Child Welfare League of America; May 5 through 7, Los Angeles, CA;
  • National Foster Parent Association 33rd Annual Education Conference "Invest in Children….Our Future" (May 12 through 17, Des Moines, IA; (Editor's note: this link is no longer available.)
  • National Data Archive on Child Abuse & Neglect (NDACAN) Summer Research Institute (May 27 through 31, Ithaca, NY; (link no longer available).
  • 13th National Abandoned Infants Assistance (AIA) Grantees' Conference "Connecting with Families: Pathways to Well-being" (May 28 through 29, Washington, DC).



  • 2003 Conference on Treatment Foster Care (Foster Family-Based Treatment Association; July 20 through 23, Universal City, CA; - Editor's note: this link is no longer available).
  • American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) 11th Annual National Colloquium (July 23 through 26, Orlando, FL;
  • 4th National Kinship Care Conference "Kinship Care: Preserving and Strengthening a Family Resource" (Child Welfare League of America; July 30 through August 1, Philadelphia, PA;

Further details about national and regional child welfare conferences can be found in the "conferences" section on the National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information website at

Further details about national and regional adoption conferences can be found in the "conferences" section on the National Adoption Information Clearinghouse website at