Call for Abstracts

APSAC's 27th Colloquium

Abstracts Due November 1!
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2020 Colloquium Theme:  Strengthening Practice through Knowledge: Promoting Excellence in Prevention, Investigation and Intervention

APSAC is excited to announce the call for abstracts for the 27th Colloquium to be held in New Orleans, Louisiana, June 7-11, 2020. APSAC's 27th Colloquium will bring high-quality learning opportunities to child maltreatment researchers and practitioners across experience levels and professions. Sessions will be designated as beginning, intermediate, or advanced level content.


Priority will be given to presentations including an emphasis on promoting excellence in prevention, investigation and intervention for all fields working with child maltreatment.


APSAC is particularly interested in proposals for advanced level training related to:

  • Abusive Head Trauma

  • Child Torture and Trafficking

  • Children Exposed to Parental Conflict

  • Community Trauma-Resilience Awareness

  • Courtroom Processes and Procedures

  • Ending Corporal Punishment

  • Essentials for Childhood

  • Evidence Based Interventions for Trauma Treatment and Recovery

  • Forensic Interviewing of Children

  • Groundbreaking Research

  • Innovative Child Maltreatment Prevention Approaches

  • Institutional Violence Against Children

  • Mandated Reporting:  Trainings and Challenges

  • Office of Civil Rights Compliance

  • Parental drug use

  • Predictive Analytics

  • Racist, Homophobic and other Targeted Violence Against Children

  • Refugee Families

  • Resilience and Protective Factors in Practice

  • Trauma Histories and Symptoms in Evaluation

  • Treatment of Children in Foster Care


APSAC also welcomes proposals on other topics related to child maltreatment.

Abstracts should be designed for professionals in mental health, social work, medicine and nursing, law, education, law enforcement, prevention, research, advocacy, child protective services, and allied fields.

Before you Begin:

Please have the following materials ready:


  • Biographical sketches and resumes/CVs for all presenters

  • Brief abstract (30 words or fewer)

  • Full abstract (200 words or fewer)     

  • Learning Objectives (at least three) 

  • References/Citations (5 or more within the last ten years)                                                                   

2020 Colloquium Presenter Pricing:

Sunday/Monday June 7-8 Advanced Training/Cultural Institutes                           

  • Members: Complimentary

  • Non-Members: Complimentary 

Thursday – Saturday, June 9-11

Lead Presenter

  • Members: $325 

  • Non-Members: $375

Thursday - Saturday, June 9-11


  • Members: $350

  • Non-Members: $400

Continuing Education:  $40

Abstracts may be accepted as advanced training sessions (60, 90 minutes/3 hrs/6 hrs), information sessions (60 minutes), research sessions (30 minutes) or poster sessions.

You do not need to be a member of APSAC to submit an abstract. Be sure to have the following information handy when submitting your form:

  • Lead and co-presenter contact information

  • Curriculum vitae (or resumé)

  • Short presenter bio(s)

  • Session title

  • Description and abstract

  • Learning objectives

  • Supporting references/citations


Click to access the 2020 Call for Abstract online submission form for workshops, research, and poster sessions. 


The deadline is November 1, 2019.


Lead presenters of accepted submissions will be notified by December 17, 2019.


Abstracts may be accepted for presentation types other than what was submitted.  Presenters will be given the opportunity to accept or decline that option.

*PLEASE NOTE: Correspondence regarding this abstract submission will be directed to the lead presenter.  Lead and co-presenters whose abstracts are accepted will receive a discount on the full conference registration fee.  All presenters are expected to attend the Colloquium.  APSAC does not pay any conference or travel expenses for presenters.  Presenters are responsible for their own travel arrangements.


For more information about the 2020 Colloquium, contact Jim Campbell.

1706 East Broad St., Columbus, OH  43203

Toll Free:  877-402-7722


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