Upcoming Events

25th Annual San Diego International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment:
January 22–28, 2011

The Chadwick Center for Children and Families at Children's Hospital-San Diego (CA) is sponsoring its annual international conference on January 22–28, 2011, at the Town and Country Resort & Convention Center in San Diego. The objective of the conference is to develop and enhance professional skills and knowledge in the prevention, recognition, assessment and treatment of all forms of maltreatment including those related to family violence as well as to enhance investigative and legal skills. Issues concerning support for families, prevention, leadership, policymaking, and translating the latest research into action will be addressed.

National Conference on Bullying: February 14–16, 2011

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This conference will examine the causation, prevention, and mitigation of what has become one of our nation's most pressing problems. Kevin Jennings, Assistant Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education, will be among the nationally recognized speakers addressing the conference. Topics to be covered include bullying laws and liability for schools, Internet bullying, sexual orientation bullying, bullying among girls, and gangs and the connection to bullying, among other topics. The event, to be held in Orlando, FL, is being sponsored by the School Safety Advocacy Council, Students Against Violence Everywhere, and the Florida Association of School Resource Officers.

30th Annual National CASA Conference: March 19–22, 2011

The theme of this year's National Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) conference is "Building Hope for Youth." The conference, to be held in Chicago, IL, will feature a wide range of workshops and general sessions designed to enhance the skills and knowledge of professionals working to help children and youth in the dependency system. Attendees also will have opportunities to network with colleagues and peers from across the country. To register for the conference, go to the CASA Web site.

National Conference on Juvenile and Family Law: March 27–30, 2011

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The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges has scheduled its National Conference on Juvenile and Family Law for March 27–30, 2011, in Reno, NV. The conference will address a wide range of topics, including child abuse and neglect, mental health, delinquency, family law, domestic violence, and substance abuse. Innovations in programming and practice also will be presented with the goal of providing new opportunities for courts and communities to improve outcomes for children, youth, families, and victims. To register for the conference, visit the NCJFCJ Web site.

27th National Symposium on Child Abuse: March 28–31, 2011

The National Symposium on Child Abuse, a nationally and internationally recognized multidisciplinary training conference offering 130 workshops on child abuse prevention and intervention, will take place on March 28–31, 2011, in Huntsville, AL. Workshop tracks are designed specifically for professionals in the areas of administration, child protective services, interviewing, law enforcement, law, medicine, mental health, prevention, victim advocacy, and wellness. The symposium is sponsored by the National Children's Advocacy Center (CAC), an organization that is committed to providing high-quality training for professionals in the fight against child abuse. To register for the symposium, visit CAC's Web site.

Mark Your Calendar: National Gang Symposium on June 7–10, 2011

The next National Gang Symposium, cosponsored by the Office of Justice Programs' Bureau of Justice Assistance and OJJDP, is currently being planned for June 7–10, 2011, in Orlando, FL. More information about this event will be added to the Gang Symposium's Web site as it becomes available. In 2008, more than 1,300 participants attended this event, which featured more than 90 different workshops and many nationally recognized gang experts.

Save the Date: OJJDP's National Juvenile Justice Conference in October 2011

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On October 10–14, 2011, OJJDP will hold a national conference at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center at the National Harbor complex just outside Washington, DC. The conference will bring together juvenile justice practitioners and policymakers from across the country to share current trends and promising practices in the juvenile justice field. More information will be forthcoming in futures issues of OJJDP News @ a Glance and on OJJDP's Web site.