The International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, founded in 1977, is the only multidisciplinary international organization that brings together a worldwide cross-section of committed professionals to work towards the prevention and treatment of child abuse, neglect and exploitation globally.
ISPCAN’s mission is: to support individuals and organizations working to protect children from abuse and neglect worldwide. In addition to its well-known monthly publication, Child Abuse and Neglect: The International Journal, the organization offers the LINK newsletter, the World Perspectives on Child Abuse, virtual issues discussions, member and County Partner listservs, and educational events on local, national and international levels. ISPCAN’s members representing over 150 different countries represent every key professional group involved in shaping the response to child abuse at both the country and international levels.
ISPCAN’s objectives are:
1. To increase awareness of the extent, the causes and possible solutions for all forms of child abuse
2. To disseminate academic and clinical research to those in positions to enhance practice and improve policy
3. To support international efforts to promote and protect the Rights of the Child
4. To improve the quality of current efforts to detect, treat and prevent child abuse
5. To facilitate the exchange of best practice standards being developed by ISPCAN members throughout the world
6. To design and deliver comprehensive training programs to professionals and concerned volunteers engaged in efforts to treat and prevent child abuse
ISPCAN’s membership represents every key professional group involved in shaping the response to child abuse at both the country and international levels. These groups include: Child Protective Services, Social Workers, Physicians, Psychiatrists, Nurses, Mental Health Workers, Psychologists, Lawyers, Judges, Law Enforcement Officers, Investigators, Government/Community Officials, Researchers, Educators, Non-government Organisation Leaders, Advocates, Clergy and others. All members share a common commitment to improving our ability to protect children from all forms of child abuse and neglect.
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