NYS Child Abuse Prevention Conference

April 28-30, 2014 

Marriott Hotel, 189 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 12205

Prevent Child Abuse New York is pleased to present Ideas, Inspiration & Innovation, the 19th annual New York State Child Abuse Prevention Conference. The conference gives participants ideas and inspiration to strengthen families, prevent child abuse, and develop innovative strategies to improve outcomes for at-risk kids and families. This year you’ll find the quality programming this conference is famous for—nationally renowned keynote speakers and highly rated workshops—along with some new offerings. In response to participant feedback and emerging trends in the field, we’ve focused workshops around five tracks: Parenting Education and Support, Child Abuse Prevention Skills and Strategies, Reducing Barriers to Children’s Well-Being, Family Engagement and Involvement, and Personal and Organizational Resilience. We’re looking forward to the best conference yet—one that will leave you with new skills, new resources, and renewed energy and inspiration to continue your service to New York’s children and families.

Find information about conference registration here or download the Conference Registration Booklet (PDF).

Plenary speakers:

Conference features:

  • 46 training and skills-building workshops and in-depth institutes
  • Non-profit and commercial exhibits
  • Networking opportunities
  • Sessions focused on wellness and self-care, including yoga, zumba, and drumming
  • Two moderated film screenings, including Tonier Cain's Healing Neen and Spit'in Anger, an exploration of the uncharted space of fatherlessness

Pre-Conference Institute: Be Prepared to Win Grant Funding in 2014

New this year, a full-day pre-conference institute focused on the tools and strategies you need to write winning grant proposals. In this session, you'll walk away with 1) Know-how to locate potential funders; 2) Understanding of the four stages of grant development; 3) A deeper understanding and clearer picture of the grants process; 4) Clarity about what goes into a grant proposal; 5) Answers to your most important grant writing questions. For a full description of the institute, refer to the conference registration booklet (pdf). More details:

  • This is a full-day institute scheduled from 10 am until 5 pm on Sunday, April 27
  • There will be a mid-day break for lunch
  • Lunch is not included in the registration fee for this institute; lunch is on your own
  • Attend this institute for the low price of $120, in addition to regular conference registration fees
  • If you're attending, be sure to register for the institute and include the additional $120 with your registration fee.

Who should attend?

Attendees represent many different voices, working in varying arenas: parenting education, family support, child abuse prevention and child protective services, intervention and treatment, domestic violence, early childhood education, health care, mental health, legal services, schools and in the home as parents. Their common vision is to build a world where all children grow in healthy and nurturing homes, schools, neighborhoods and communities.

Conference sponsors

The conference is co-presented by the New York State Children and Family Trust Fund, New York State Office of Children and Family Services and co-sponsored by the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children - New York (APSAC - NY).

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