Improving Child Protection
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The International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse & Neglect

ISPCAN is a global membership organization for anyone working or interested in the protection of child rights. Wherever children live, learn and play under the care of adults are opportunities for intervention and prevention. We equip multidisciplinary professionals with tools and resources to build better systems of care, improving quality of life for children in every region of the world.

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Together with our members and partners we deliver:

  • Global networking & outreach
  • Up to date education, information & research findings
  • Best Prevention & Care Practices
  • Training, Tools, Techniques & Procedures

ISPCAN Journals

New, open access practice journal launched. No author fees for 2024 publications. Never ending discount for ISPCAN members.
High Impact factor multidisciplinary child abuse and neglect research. Traditional publication with free online access for standard members.

"ISPCAN has helped me open up my mind to new ways to work better with other disciplines, and it has energized me when I felt so alone and discouraged. I have met so many wonderful people who understand and who I can share what is working in my country and learn what is working in theirs."

- Uganda member

Featured Events

In partnership with SVRI, this ISPCAN webinar seeks to discuss the importance of using validated measurement tools in research. We will introduce the ISPCAN ICAST tool for violence against children (VAC) research and provide examples from current researchers of where and how it has been used in VAC research in LMICs. The presentation will provide space for interactive discussions with participants.

Using Validated Measurement Tools in Research

The presentation will provide space for interactive discussions with participants.

You will learn about: 

  • Why use standardized tools in research
  • How to identify the right tools
  • The importance of Adaptation / Contextualization
    Understanding the ISPCAN ICAST Tool
  • Examples of how the ICAST has been adapted and used in LMICs
  • How/why it has been useful to use ICAST in these contexts
  • Free online course: Measuring Violence Against Children: From Concept to Action

Full Program is Available!

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The 2nd Webinar in our Mental Health Series!
A Case Study on Trauma Focused Screening and Intervention.

This webinar focuses on screening, initial response and trauma-focused interventions for childhood sexual abuse. The webinar will use an interactive, problem-based learning format, in which a clinical vignette of a 16-year-old female victim of sexual abuse will be presented and evaluated.

You will learn from our content experts and from the interactive discussions with participants.

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You’ll receive valuable member benefits including:

  • Access to the Member Connect Platform
  • Discounted registration to ISPCAN Congresses
  • Access to the extensive ISPCAN research library

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