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June 2004Vol. 5, No. 5Conferences

Upcoming national conferences on adoption and child welfare through September 2004 include:


  • Summer Seminars by the Sea (Chadwick Center for Children & Families; June 28 through July 16, San Diego, CA)
  • Victimization of Children & Youth: An International Research Conference (Family Research Laboratory; July 11 through 14, Portsmouth, NH)
  • National IV-E Training Conference "Weaving Resources for Better Child Welfare Outcomes" (University of Oklahoma/School of Social Work; July 12 through 14, Santa Fe, NM)
  • Summer Intensives on Adoption and Complex Families (Adoption Resource Center and Center for Family Connections; July 12 through 16; Provincetown, MA)
  • Putting the Pieces Together: 1st National Conference on Substance Abuse, Child Welfare and the Dependency Court (National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare; July 14 through 15, Baltimore, MD)
  • AdoptUSKids National Adoption and Foster Care Recruitment Summit "Answering the Call -- Partnering with Communities of Faith" (July 15 through 16, Washington, DC)
  • Foster Family-based Treatment Association's 18th Annual Conference on Treatment Foster Care (July 18 through 21, Nashville, TN)
  • 67th National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges Annual Conference (July 18 through 21, Portland, OR)
  • Advocacy in Action: Becoming a Powerful Voice for Youth! (Independent Living Resources, Inc.; July 20 through 22, Chapel Hill, NC)
  • Investigation and Prosecution of Child Fatalities and Physical Abuse (American Prosecutors Research Institute's National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse; July 26 through 30, Chicago, IL)
  • 30th Anniversary NACAC Conference "30 Years of Celebrating Families" (North American Council on Adoptable Children; July 29 through 31, Minneapolis, MN)


  • APSAC's 12th Annual Colloquium (American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children; August 4 through 7, Hollywood, CA)
  • Destination Future 2004: National Youth Leadership Conference "Uniting the Voices of Youth" (National Resource Center for Youth Services; August 20 through 22, Chevy Chase, MD)
  • Investigation and Prosecution of Child Abuse: Equal Justice for Children (American Prosecutors Research Institute's National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse; August 30 through September 3, New Orleans, LA)


  • Fifth National Conference on Shaken Baby Syndrome (National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome; September 12 through 15, Montreal, Canada)
  • 9th International Conference on Family Violence: Working Together To End Abuse (Family Violence & Sexual Assault Institute; September 17 through 22, San Diego, CA)
  • 15th International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect (International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect; September 19 through 22, Brisbane, Australia)
  • Raising Kin: The Psychosocial Well-being of Substance-affected Children in Relative Care (National Abandoned Infants Assistance Resource Center; September 27 through 28; Chicago, IL)
  • "Growing Pains" National Independent Living Conference (Daniel Memorial Institute; September 29 through October 2; San Antonio, TX)

Further details about national and regional adoption and child welfare conferences can be found in the Conference Calendar on Child Welfare Information Gateway: