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March 2003Vol. 4, No. 214th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect

It is not too late to register for the 14th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, taking place March 31 through April 5 in St. Louis, Missouri. This year's theme, Gateways to Prevention, focuses on developing new ways to prevent child maltreatment and considering a range of strategies to protect children and support families and communities. Prevent Child Abuse Missouri is this year's local host agency.

The Children's Bureau and its national co-sponsors are committed to featuring the best speakers the field has to offer, from new voices to speakers long recognized for their contributions. More than 200 sessions will be offered throughout the conference, addressing current issues and promising practices. Sessions fall into six learning clusters:

  1. Serving Diverse Populations with an Integrated Prevention and Response System
  2. Child Protection Systems and Service Changes that Shape and Promote Best Practice
  3. Faith-Based and Community Initiatives that Nurture Children and Families
  4. Putting the Results of Data Collection, Research, and Outcome Evaluation into Practice
  5. Strengthening Families through Healthy Marriages and Responsible Fatherhood
  6. Working Together through Interagency Collaborative Efforts

Six Experiential Learning Opportunities and a number of local cultural activities round out the conference offerings.

For more information or to register, visit the 14th National Conference website at

Questions? Contact:
14th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect
1901 North Moore Street, Suite 204
Arlington, VA 22209
Phone: (703) 528-0435
Fax: (703) 528-7957

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