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June 2005Vol. 6, No. 5Conferences

15th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect 

The 15th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect was held April 18 to 23, 2005. Sponsored by the Office on Child Abuse and Neglect, Children’s Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this conference provided opportunities to hear nationally known experts in child abuse and neglect and discuss the latest research and programs in the field. The conference theme, "Supporting Promising Practices and Positive Outcomes: A Shared Responsibility," promoted interagency collaboration, as well as collaboration across disciplines, to maximize resources and provide more effective services to protect children and strengthen families.

Upcoming national conferences on adoption and child welfare through September 2005 include:


  • 27th Annual Conference "Don't Gamble with Truth in Adoption" (American Adoption Congress; July 6 through 10; Las Vegas, NV)
  • 9th International Family Violence Research Conference (Family Research Laboratory & Crimes Against Children Research Center; July 10 through 13; Portsmouth, NH)
  • National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges 68th Annual Conference "Sustaining the Gains" (July 17 through 20; Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Children's Bureau's 8th National Child Welfare Data Conference "Assuring Positive Outcomes for Children and Families: It's a Team Effort" (National Resource Center for Child Welfare Data and Technology; July 20 through 22; Washington, DC)
  • 19th Annual Conference on Treatment Foster Care (Foster Family-Based Treatment Association; July 24 through 27; Atlanta, GA)


  • Investigation and Prosecution of Child Abuse: Equal Justice for Children (National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse/American Prosecutors Research Institute; August 1 through 5; Portland, OR)
  • 2005 NACAC Conference (North American Council on Adoptable Children; August 3 through 6; Pittsburgh, PA)
  • 6th National Conference on Child Sexual Abuse Prevention (National Children's Advocacy Center and the Association for Sexual Abuse Prevention; August 10 through 12; Huntsville, AL)
  • 28th National Children's Law Conference (National Association of Counsel for Children; August 25 through 28; Hollywood, CA)


  • Generations United 13th International Conference "The Intergenerational Current: Across the Lifespan and Around the Globe" (September 13 through 17; Washington, DC)
  • 10th International Conference on Family Violence (Family Violence and Sexual Assault Institute; September 16 through 21; San Diego, CA)
  • APSAC Forensic Child Interview Clinic (American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children; September 19 through 23; Portsmouth, VA)
  • National Independent Living Conference "Growing Pains" (National Independent Living Association; September 21 through 24; Atlanta, GA)

Further details about national and regional adoption and child welfare conferences can be found through the "Conference Calendar Search" feature on Child Welfare Information Gateway at