American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children
APSAC is a nonprofit, national multi-disciplinary professional society with a mission to improve society's response to the abuse and neglect of its children. APSAC envisions a world where all maltreated or at-risk children and their families have access to the highest level of professional commitment and service. Especially important to APSAC is the dissemination of state-of-the-art practice in all professional disciplines related to child abuse and neglect. Click here for the APSAC website.
International Institute for Child Rights & Development
The International Institute for Child Rights & Development (IICRD) vision is for children, their families and communities to thrive in a world where there is dignity, belonging, and justice for all. Its projects and initiatives catalyze change, transformation, and healing for the most vulnerable young people in Canada and around the world. Click here for more information.
New York Foundling's Vincent J. Fontana Center for Child Protection
The mission of the Vincent J. Fontana Center for Child Protection is to prevent child maltreatment and promote the well-being of at-risk children through advocacy, professional development, public education, research and partnering with other like organizations and national leaders. The New York Foundling, in the tradition of openness and compassion of its sponsors, the Sisters of Charity, helps children, youth, adults, and families in need through services, supports, and advocacy that strengthen family and community and help each individual reach their full potential. For more information, click here.
Teachers College, Columbia University
Teachers College was founded on the proposition that education alone can’t correct our society’s inequalities — that to maximize the life chances of all people, we must also support poorer communities’ physical and nutritional health and psychological well-being. Thus, fields such as educational psychology, nursing education, nutrition education, special education, conflict resolution and spirituality and education were created at TC, and for more than a century we have prepared psychologists, nutritionists, health educators, speech pathologists and other professionals, as well as teachers and school leaders. Click here for more information.
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Prevention of Psychological Maltreatment
Psychological maltreatment/emotional abuse is the least understood and most pervasive form of child maltreatment. This workshop will enable participants to define the term and will describe the FAIR system, an approach to assessment allegations and substantiation determinations that is now in use across the U.S. armed services. Our research has found that this approach to assessment and substantiation results in significant declines in subsequent maltreatment as compared with typical approaches. The implications for child welfare systems and families will be explored.
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