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8th ISPCAN Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect

Perth Convention Exhibition Centre, Perth, Western Australia
15-18 November 2009

The National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN) is the leading independent advocacy body working to develop and promote effective strategy, policy and action for prevention of child abuse and neglect throughout Australia. NAPCAN works within a public health conceptual framework focusing its expertise and energies on primary and secondary prevention strategies.

The 8th ISPCAN Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, incorporating the 12th Australasian Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, will be held in Perth, Western Australia from the 15th to 18th November 2009. The Conference is being organised by NAPCAN in collaboration with the International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect® (ISPCAN). The conference coincides with International Child Abuse Prevention Day 2009 (19 November).

The conference theme is 'Child Abuse and Neglect: Looking Through the Lens of Prevention' in recognition of the need to focus attention on the creation of holistic approaches that engage children and families, communities, professionals, business and governments in preventing child abuse and advancing the wellbeing of children, young people and their families. The conference provides a unique opportunity to engage researchers, policy makers, practitioners and others from Australia, New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific region in creating effective child abuse prevention systems and to explore innovations in prevention - from community-based, community-led programs to therapeutic health and family interventions to statutory child protection services and criminal justice responses.

The Australian Institute of Criminology is proud to be a supporter of this year's conference.

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