• March 2007
  • Vol. 8, No. 2

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Preview: 16th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect

"Protecting Children, Promoting Healthy Families, and Preserving Communities" is the theme of the 16th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, which will be held April 16–21 in Portland, OR. The theme emphasizes the importance placed by child welfare professionals on strengthening families and engaging communities in order to ensure the well-being of the nation's children.

Child welfare professionals, State Directors and other key staff, researchers, and professionals from related disciplines will attend the conference to learn about the latest research and practice in the field. The conference is sponsored by the Office on Child Abuse and Neglect within the Children's Bureau at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Goals of the conference include:

  • Disseminating the latest information on research, practice, policy, and system reform
  • Facilitating the exchange of information
  • Fostering collaboration
  • Highlighting the contributions of research to practice

Conference participants will have the opportunity to attend workshops, skill seminars, and roundtable discussions; take advantage of experiential learning opportunities in the Portland area; and hear a variety of nationally known speakers, including Joan Ohl, Commissioner of HHS's Administration on Children, Youth and Families, and Juan Williams from National Public Radio.

More information on the conference can be found in the registration booklet:

www.childwelfare.gov/calendar/cbconference/sixteenth/regbooklet/index.cfm

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