Elmhurst, Illinois, July 18, 2011—Nearly 650 professionals attended the 19th Annual APSAC Colloquium, sponsored by the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC), which was held July 13-16, 2011, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A strong program, coupled with the multidisciplinary support of professionals who serve children and families affected by child maltreatment and violence, attributed to the Colloquium’s success.
APSAC’s Colloquium offered nearly 100 institutes and workshops which address all aspects of child maltreatment, including prevention, assessment, intervention and treatment with victims, perpetrators and families affected by physical, sexual and psychological abuse and neglect. Several special programs were provided that attracted strong attendance from law enforcement personnel, as well as the United States Air Force. Cultural considerations were also addressed.
APSAC's Annual Colloquium is a major source of education and research for professionals in the field of child maltreatment, including: mental health, medicine and nursing, law, law enforcement, education, prevention, research, child protective services, advocacy and related fields. The educational goal of APSAC’s Colloquium is to foster professional excellence in the field of child maltreatment by providing interdisciplinary professional education. The 20th APSAC Annual Colloquium will take place in Chicago, Illinois, June 27-30, 2012.
The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children is the leading national organization supporting professionals who serve children and families affected by child maltreatment and violence. As a multidisciplinary group of professions, APSAC achieves its mission in a number of ways, most notably through expert training and educational activities, policy leadership and collaboration, and consultation that emphasizes theoretically sound, evidence-based principles. APSAC envisions a world where all maltreated or at-risk children and their families have access to the highest level of professional commitment and service.