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February 2005Vol. 6, No. 115th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect

Register now for the 15th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, April 18 to 23, 2005, in Boston, MA. The theme of this year's conference is "Supporting Promising Practices and Positive Outcomes: A Shared Responsibility." The conference offers excellent opportunities for promoting new working relationships, exchanging information on research, and reviewing practice issues and model programs. The Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children is the local host agency.

The Children's Bureau, the Office on Child Abuse and Neglect, and their co-sponsors have developed a broad mix of interactive educational sessions. More than 150 Workshops, Skills Seminars, Roundtables, and Poster Sessions are offered in six categories:

  • Bridging Child Maltreatment Research and Practice
  • Protecting Children Through Strengthening Families
  • Developing and Sustaining Collaboration
  • Focusing on the Frontline
  • Reframing the System to Promote Positive Outcomes
  • Treating and Intervening With Children to Improve Outcomes

Visit the conference website at (Editor's note: Link no longer active) for easy, online registration and additional information about the plenary speakers, preconference seminars, special events, experiential learning opportunities, and a sample of the workshop sessions. Register by February 28 to receive a discount.

For more information about the conference and conference registration, call 703-528-0435 or email to