International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect
The International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect is a multidisciplinary international organization that brings together a worldwide cross-section of committed professionals to work towards the prevention and treatment of child abuse, neglect and exploitation globally. The site allows access to relevant documents and publications, announces conferences and trainings and gives general and specific information on all forms of child maltreatment and abuse. www.ispcan.org
On July 7, 2007, ISPCAN celebrated its 30th Anniversary. Thirty years ago, Colorado pediatrician C. Henry Kempe assembled a group of child abuse professionals from around the world to found an international organization that would support and advance their work. The organization’s first initiatives were to publish an international journal and hold an international conference on child abuse and neglect. ISPCAN’s monthly, peer-reviewed journal, Child Abuse and Neglect, is now the preeminent publication in the field of CAN, and its biennial International Congress has become the most prestigious international conference on CAN worldwide. In the past 30 years, this International Congress has been held in 16 cities around the world, including Geneva, London, Amsterdam, Paris, Montreal, Sydney, Rio de Janeiro, Hamburg, Chicago, Kuala Lumpur, Dublin, Auckland, Durban, Denver, and Brisbane. At the last Congress, in 2006, in York, England, 1000 professionals from 88 countries heard 691 papers on CAN.