18th ISPCAN International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect (2010 ISPCAN Congress)

Venue: Hawai\'i Convention Center

Location: Honolulu, Hawai‘i, United States

Event Date/Time: Sep 26, 2010 End Date/Time: Sep 29, 2010
Abstract Submission Date: Feb 01, 2010
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The ISPCAN International Congress Hawai‘i 2010 is a consortium of over 20 organizations and state departments that have focused on protecting children and strengthening families. In 1969, Hawai‘i initiated an organized effort to protect children. Since then we have implemented many initiatives and programs such as the Statewide Multi-Disciplinary Child Protection Teams, Healthy Start, Family strengthening Initiative, Family Finding/Connection Initiative, ‘Ohana (Family)
Conferencing, Youth Circle, Peer Mentoring, Neighborhood Places, Youth Empowerment Initiative, Specialty Family Courts, Youth
Transitional Independent Living Programs, and Foster Family Support Programs.

The strength of Hawai‘i child protection programs and initiatives has been the collaborative and multidisciplinary
nature of our efforts. Our medical profession has been a leader in the identification of child abuse and neglect, including child sexual abuse, and the development of prevention programs. Together with our nursing profession, we have developed strong public health nursing and other outreach nursing services that
have assisted high risk families in addressing the health care needs of their children. Our psychological professionals have been instrumental in identifying the psychological risk factors for abuse, neglect and child sexual abuse and have developed psychological assessment and treatment protocols to address
the needs of families from various cultures. The social work field has been critical in developing social policies that address
the needs of families from various cultures and has developed social programs that strengthen families and lower the risk for child maltreatment. Hawai‘i has also been blessed with a legislative and judiciary branch that have been very sensitive to the needs of families, passing legislation aimed toward
protecting children and strengthening families. Through the collaboration of our consortium, we have developed exceptional educational and training programs in the area of child maltreatment and have developed child maltreatment specialty training with the Hawai‘i Pediatric Residency Training
Program, Graduate Nursing Programs, Psychology Clinical Internships, Psychology Post-Doctoral Residencies and Fellowships and Social Work Practicums/Internships. Our consortium has also
hosted many local and national conferences in the area of the identification, treatment and prevention of child maltreatment.


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Additional Information

Registration fees will be posted on the Congress website www.ispcan.org/congress2010 and in future Congress publications at a later date.