13th Australasian Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect

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Protecting children: New solutions to old problems


I am delighted to invite you to attend the 13th Australasian Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect with the theme of Protecting children: New solutions to old problems.

The theme reflects the need to innovate and to enhance responses to key policy and practice issues across the sectors involved in preventing and managing child abuse and neglect.

Organised by the Australian Institute of Criminology, the Conference will be held in Melbourne, Australia from the 10th to 13th of November 2013.

The conference will consider a diverse range of areas including:

  • child protection service responses;
  • policing and the courts;
  • prevention of child abuse and neglect;
  • professional practice issues;
  • health and welfare therapeutic interventions;
  • emerging issues in child abuse and neglect, and
  • whole of system reform.

The Scientific Program of the Conference is being designed to meet the specific needs of the Australasian child protection sector.

Invited keynote presenters will highlight the latest developments and directions, be they practice or policy-related and the first day of the Conference will provide opportunities to attend Master Class training workshops with expert practitioners from a range of fields.

The event will be suitable for anyone with an interest in protecting children – from those who have recently joined the field to experienced practitioners looking for refinements and to hear about the latest in policy, professional practice and research.

I hope to see you in Melbourne in November.

Dr Adam Tomison
Director, Australian Institute of Criminology
Executive Councilor, International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect
Board Director, National Association for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect
White Ribbon Ambassador

Who should attend?

The conference will be relevant and valuable for a diverse range of professionals and practitioners involved in:
  • Alcohol and drug issues
  • Child protection and out of home care
  • Child trafficking/exploitation
  • Community development
  • Domestic and family violence
  • Early childhood and child care
  • Education
  • Family violence
  • Health and medicine
  • Policy and government
  • Indigenous or culturally and linguistically diverse organisations
  • The courts and law
  • Law enforcement
  • Crime prevention
  • Youth justice
  • Social justice
  • Therapy – including psychology, psychiatry, social work and counselling
  • Youth development