XVIIth ISPCAN International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect

Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Location: Hong Kong, China

Event Date/Time: Sep 07, 2008 End Date/Time: Sep 10, 2008
Early Registration Date: Jun 10, 2008
Abstract Submission Date: Jan 31, 2008
Report as Spam


We are delighted to invite you to attend the XVIIth ISPCAN International Congress which will be held in Hong Kong, China from 7th to 10th September 2008. The Congress is being organized by the International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN) in collaboration with Against Child Abuse (ACA), Hong Kong.
Children around the world face different forms of maltreatment: some unique to their locations and many more that transcend cultures and nations. ISPCAN congresses provide a unique opportunity for professionals all over the world to meet, discuss their concerns, learn from each other and support each other. Apart from stopping and preventing abuse and neglect, the theme of the XVIIth ISPCAN Congress hopes to stimulate participants to move the world "Towards a caring and non-violent community" emphasizing "a child's perspective" along the way.
The scientific program of the Congress will cater for colleagues ranging from those who just recently joined the field to those looking for refinements in professional practices. The many concurrent sessions will offer participants new advances and opportunities to present innovative approaches to the subject and share well-tried evidence-based best practices. The field is moving fast with increasing international collaboration. Invited experts will be highlighting latest developments and directions, be they practice or policy related.
Hong Kong is a vibrant city where the East meets the West. Many will be curious to observe firsthand what changes have taken place since the handover of sovereignty to China some ten years ago. Others may take this chance to explore the orient. The Congress social program will ensure that visitors have opportunities to enjoy our Chinese cultural heritage while revitalizing old or building new friendships.
So make sure you mark your diaries and even better, make preparations to participate actively by submitting one or more abstracts. You are sure to have a memorable time in Hong Kong.


Additional Information

Congress Subthemes: Psychological Abuse: Identification, Assessment and Intervention Culturally-relevant, Evidence-based Intervention Child Trafficking, Child Labor, Child Sexual Tourism Domestic Violence and Child Abuse Children’s Voices and Children’s Rights (including Legal Protection of Children) Forms of Neglect (including Institutionalized Children). Keynote Speakers: Dr. Cindy Kiro (New Zealand), Commissioner for Children in New Zealand Dr. David Finkelhor (United States), Director, Crimes against Children Research Center, Co-Director, Family Research Laboratory Mrs. Priscilla Lui Tsang Sun Kai (China), Executive Director, Against Child Abuse (Hong Kong) Prof. Xu Yongxigang (China), Dean and Professor, Colleague of Social and Public Administration, East China University of Sciences Prof. Michael Freeman (UK), Professor of English Law, University College, London