ISPCAN

International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN) has a mission to prevent cruelty to children in every nation, in every form: physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, street children, child fatalities, child prostitution, children of war, emotional abuse, and child labor. ISPCAN is committed to increasing public awareness of all forms of violence against children, developing activities to prevent such violence, and promoting the rights of children in all regions of the world.

ISPCAN`s goals are:

  • To improve the quality of current efforts to detect, treat and prevent child abuse
  • To disseminate academic and clinical research to those in positions to enhance practice and improve policy
  • To increase awareness of the extent, the causes and possible solutions for all forms of child abuse
  • To facilitate the exchange of best practice standards being developed by ISPCAN members throughout the world
  • To support international efforts to promote and protect the Rights of the Child
  • To design and deliver comprehensive training programs to professionals and concerned volunteers engaged in efforts to treat and prevent child abuse

News

25 Jun 2015
Every two years, since 1992, the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN) has published information on child abuse and neglect (or maltreatment) from around the world - World Perspectives on Child Abuse and...

Events

The theme of the 14th ISPCAN European Regional Conference will be "Children First! Collaborative and Inter-Sectorial Responses to Child Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation". It is expected that the event will attract approximately 500-700...
The theme for the XXth ISPCAN International Congress was "Towards child-centered societies: Learn from the past, act for the future.”   For a book of abstracts please go here.  
In recent years, 25 years after the adoption of CRC, Eastern and Western Europe have built their integrated child protection systems and developed their violence prevention strategies based on common principles but with different community, family...
CHILD PROTECTION FOR A BETTER FUTURE The International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, in partnership with the Oman Ministry of Social Development and ARAB-CAN Society proudly present the 2019 ISPCAN Congress in Oman....

Webinars

08 Aug 2019
This webinar, presented by Dr. Jill McTavish and Dr. Harriet MacMillan of McMaster University, will highlight their comprehensive review from the June 2019 issue of Child Abuse and Neglect: The International...
18 Jun 2019
About the webinar: This FREE webinar will present findings from a multi-year international study that assessed the transportability of a violence-prevention parenting program in three diverse contexts: the chronic conflict zone of Gaza and the...
31 May 2019
About the webinar: ISPCAN and the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) are pleased to present a FREE Journal Club webinar featuring APSAC’s Outstanding Research Article of the Year. Authors Sheri Madigan...
07 May 2019
About the webinar: Presented by the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN) in partnership with Child Protection Hub for South East Europe, this webinar features Dr. Shabina Ahmed, MD, a fellow of the...
20 Apr 2018
About the webinar: In recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month, APSAC and the International Society on the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN) will be co-hosting a webinar on Psychological Maltreatment (PM). PM is a widespread...
20 Mar 2018
About the webinar: In the webinar organized by ISPCAN, Dr. Esmah Lahlah will discuss the nature of high-conflict divorces, explore definitional issues, examine subtypes, and consider professional intervention by building on Belsky’s...
20 Jul 2017
As part of the International Webinar Series, Joan van Niekerk presents on: Work with children who present with abusive sexual behaviour: A prevention strategy. Joan van Niekerk is the Past President and current executive councilor of the...
23 Mar 2017
Dr. Bernard Gerbaka is a Pediatrician, Chairman of the pediatric department, Director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Pediatric Emergencies, Hotel-Dieu hospital, Beirut, Lebanon. With ISPCAN, he participated in the I-CAST field test and...
24 Jan 2017
This webinar will be led by Drs. Lil Tonmyr and Carrie Smith in a presentation of findings from two studies. The first study reflect the effort that has been made to measure child maltreatment from youth at the population level and worldwide. It...
06 May 2015
The World Report on Violence Against Children notes that “documentation of the magnitude of violence against children shows clearly that this is a very substantial and serious global problem” (Pinheiro 2006, p. 6), for that...
05 May 2015
The World Report on Violence Against Children notes that “documentation of the magnitude of violence against children shows clearly that this is a very substantial and serious global problem” (Pinheiro 2006, p. 6), for that...
24 Mar 2015
IPSCAN's Denver Thinking Space will be virtual this year and will feature four free webinars on the topic "Positive Parenting: Preventing Violence Against Children" on March 24 and 25, 2015. The webinars will explore the following...

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