January | February 2012

Upcoming Events

9th Annual Conference on Preventing, Assessing, and Treating Child, Adolescent, and Adult Trauma: March 13–15, 2012

Organized by the Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma, this conference will provide information about the latest research in the area of child, adolescent, and adult trauma as well as prevention, assessment, and intervention techniques. Presenters at plenary and breakout sessions will discuss types of trauma, the dynamics of maltreatment and trauma at home or in the community, and trauma's psychological, behavioral, and neurodevelopmental effects. Application of current research information and practical techniques will be emphasized throughout the conference. The event will be held in Honolulu, HI. Registration is available online.

28th National Symposium on Child Abuse: March 19–22, 2012

The National Children's Advocacy Center 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 21–24, 2012

National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges logo. 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.

Blueprints for Violence Prevention: April 11–13, 2012

The goal of this conference, to 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 16–20, 2012

Logo for 18th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect. 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 Past—Imagining the Future," will take place in Washington, DC. Registration is available online.

National Association of Drug Court Professionals 18th Annual Training Conference: May 30–June 2, 2012

To be held in Nashville, TN, this conference will feature more than 175 educational sessions on drug courts, DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) courts, veterans treatment courts, tribal healing to wellness courts, mental health courts, juvenile and family drug courts, and more. Registration is available online.

31st Annual National CASA Conference: June 9–12, 2012

Each year, more than 1,400 court-appointed special advocates and guardians ad litem, board members, volunteers, judges, attorneys, and other child welfare professionals gather to connect with peers and learn from leaders in the field. The 2012 National CASA Conference will take place in Washington, DC. Subscribe to receive conference e-mail updates and registration information.