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July/August 2006Vol. 7, No. 6Conferences

Call for Abstracts

The Children's Bureau has announced a Call for Abstracts for its 16th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, Protecting Children, Promoting Healthy Families, and Preserving Communities. The conference will be held in Portland, OR, April 16–21, 2007. Abstracts must be submitted electronically, no later than July 31, 2006, to the following site:

Upcoming national conferences on adoption and child welfare through November 2006 include:


  • COA's 2006 National Conference
    Achieving Excellence Through Accreditation

    Council on Accreditation
    August 6–8, New York City
  • 18th Annual Crimes Against Children Conference
    Dallas Children's Advocacy Center
    August 21–24, Dallas, TX


  • 16th ISPCAN International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect
    Children in a Changing World: Getting It Right

    International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect
    September 3–6, York, U.K.
  • The 19th Annual National Independent Living Conference
    Growing Pains 2006

    Daniel Memorial Institute
    September 13–16, St. Louis, MO
  • Sixth North American Conference on Shaken Baby Syndrome
    National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome
    September 13–16, Park City, UT


  • The 29th National Children's Law Conference
    The Specialized Practice of Juvenile Law: Model Practice in Model Offices

    National Association of Counsel for Children
    October 12–15, Louisville, KY
  • Alliance for Children & Families 2006 National Conference
    Building Community Voices: Creating a Healthy Society and Strong Communities for All Children and Families

    October 18–20, St. Louis, MO


  • 2006 Conference on Differential Response in Child Welfare
    The American Humane Association
    November 13–14, San Diego, CA

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