NYS Child Abuse Prevention Conference

Give Strength, Inspire Action

April 11-13, 2016 

Marriott Hotel, 189 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 12205

Prevent Child Abuse New York (PCANY) is pleased to present the 21st annual New York State Child Abuse Prevention Conference. The conference inspires and equips participants with skills and strategies to strengthen families, prevent child abuse, and ensure children’s healthy development. 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. 

We are currently seeking workshop proposals for the 2016 conference. Visit our Call for Workshop Proposals page or view the PDF of the Call for Workshop Proposals for more information.

Conference Features:

  • Nationally renowned keynote speakers
  • 48 training and skills-building workshops and in-depth institutes
  • Non-profit and commercial exhibits
  • Networking opportunities
  • Sessions focused on wellness, self-care, and stress relief

Who Should Attend?

Attendees represent many different disciplines, 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.

Plenary Speakers


Laura Vandernoot Lipsky, Founder and Director, Trauma Stewardship Institute
Transforming Trauma—How to Do this Work and Stay Sane



Ira J. Chasnoff, M.D., Author, Researcher and Lecturer, Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago
The Mystery of Risk: Drugs, Alcohol, Pregnancy and the Vulnerable Child

Conference Sponsor

The conference is co-presented by the New York State Children and Family Trust Fund, New York State Office of Children and Family Services

To get conference updates delivered right to your inbox, sign up for our e-mail newsletter here.