Call for Proposals for APSAC's 28th Colloquium

2021 Colloquium Theme: Promoting Racial Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Across Disciplines and Organizations Addressing Child Maltreatment


Deadline: February 15, 2021

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APSAC is excited to announce the Call for Proposals for the 28th APSAC Colloquium to be held in Brooklyn, NY, July 11-15, 2021. In 2021, APSAC will also offer a virtual option during August. Individuals responding to this Call for Proposals will have the option of indicating whether they wish to be considered for the in-person option, the virtual option, or both. APSAC's 28th 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. APSAC is particularly interested in proposals for advanced level training related to: ​​

  • Abusive Head Trauma

  • Best Practices in Child Abuse Prosecution

  • 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

  • Impact of COVID-19

  • 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. Note: APSAC is requiring that submissions address the Colloquium theme directly in at least one learning objective. 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)

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 2021 Call for Proposals online submission form for workshops, research, and poster sessions. The deadline is February 15, 2021 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 2021 Colloquium, contact Jim Campbell.


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