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July/August 2008Vol. 9, No. 6National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect Call for Abstracts

The 17th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Children's Bureau Office on Child Abuse and Neglect (OCAN), will be held March 30 to April 4, 2009, in Atlanta, GA. The theme for the 2009 conference, "Focusing on the Future: Strengthening Families and Communities," emphasizes the need for every child to enjoy a healthy family life in a nurturing community.

Conference organizers recently released a call for abstracts for proposed presentations. Abstracts should address one of the following learning clusters:

  • Preventing maltreatment
  • Translating science into service
  • Building cooperative teams and multidisciplinary systems
  • Responding to co-occurring disorders
  • Developing the workforce
  • Transforming services and systems

The deadline for submission is August 15, 2008. Selected presenters will be notified no later than October 31. For complete information and instructions on abstract submission, visit: