26th Annual San Diego International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment: January 2326, 2012
Sponsored by OJJDP and the Chadwick Center for Children and Families at Rady's Children's Hospital–San Diego, the event will take place in San Diego, CA. Workshops at the conference will cover a range of topics related to child and family maltreatment, including legal issues, investigations, technology, training, mental health, trauma treatment, forensic interviewing, research, prevention, child welfare, and child advocacy center management. Registration is available online.
2012 National Leadership Forum: February 69, 2012
Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) will hold its 2012 National Leadership Forum in National Harbor, MD. The forum brings together more than 2,500 participants representing community antidrug coalitions from all regions of the country, government officials, youth, addiction treatment specialists, researchers, educators, law enforcement professionals, and faith-based leaders. CADCA trains local grassroots groups, known as community antidrug coalitions, in effective community problem-solving strategies, teaching them how to assess their local substance abuse-related problems and to develop a comprehensive plan to address them. Registration is available online.
National Conference on Bullying: February 1517, 2012
Sponsored by the School Safety Advocacy Council and Students Against Violence Everywhere, this national conference will examine the causation, prevention, and mitigation of bullying. Nationally recognized speakers will address a range of topics, including using digital literacy to combat bullying, bullying trends in the United States, cyberbullying and online social networking, bullying-prevention success at the district and school level, building more caring schools and communities, and the reality television generation and the bullying connection. Attendees will include law enforcement professionals, educators, parents, students, counselors, social workers, and representatives of youth agencies. The event will take place in Orlando, FL. A conference brochure and registration are available online.
28th National Symposium on Child Abuse: March 1922, 2012The National Children's Advocacy Center (NCAC) will hold its 2012 symposium in Huntsville, AL. The symposium will offer more than 130 workshops presented by nationally recognized experts. Workshop tracks are designed specifically for professionals working in the areas of administration, child protective services, law enforcement, the law, medicine, mental health, prevention, victim advocacy, and wellness. Preconference sessions take place on March 19. Registration is available online.
National Conference on Juvenile and Family Law: March 2124, 2012
Organized by the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, the conference will feature innovations in programming and practice and provide new opportunities for courts and communities to improve outcomes for children, youth, families, and victims. The conference, which will be held in Las Vegas, NV, will focus on the challenges faced by many children and families, including child abuse and neglect, mental health, delinquency, custody, immigration, domestic violence, and substance abuse. Registration is available online.
Joint Meeting on Adolescent Treatment Effectiveness: April 1012, 2012
The theme of the 2012 Joint Meeting on Adolescent Treatment Effectiveness (JMATE) is "Collaborating and Integrating to Support Youth and Families in an Era of Change." Within the current era of change and reform in treatment and numerous other systems, stakeholders serving youth—adolescents ages 12 to17, transitional youth ages 18 to 27—need to develop meaningful ways to coordinate and, in some cases, integrate their services while maintaining youth and family voices. JMATE will serve as a platform for these stakeholders to share information about evidence-based practices, youth and family issues, and effective collaboration and integration strategies. Registration is available online.
Blueprints for Violence Prevention: April 1113, 2011
The goal of this conference, which will be held in San Antonio, TX, is to disseminate science-based information on effective youth violence, delinquency, and drug prevention programs. Program experts will provide support, guidance, and tools to help practitioners implement these programs successfully in their communities. Participants will include community prevention advocates, department heads of agencies responsible for violence and drug prevention efforts, state and local government leaders responsible for prevention funding and initiatives, leaders of the criminal justice systems, and program implementers. Registration is available online.
18th National Conference on Child Abuse & Neglect: April 1620, 2012
This annual conference, sponsored by the Children's Bureau's Office on Child Abuse and Neglect (Administration on Children, Youth and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) is one of the field's leading training and technical assistance events. "Celebrating the PastImagining the Future," will take place next spring in Washington, DC. More details about the conference will be available in the coming months. Registration will open in early 2012.