The 2014 conference
has been carefully developed to meet the learning
and networking needs of those professionals whether new to field or
seasoned veterans. The variety of the program allows you to develop your
own learning experience that meets your specific needs. Come and be
informed by Ten pre-conferences, four plenary sessions, the three
networking sessions, and your choice of 150 concurrent sessions in our
beautiful new setting right on the water of the San Diego Bay.
Sessions are arranged in tracks of core and advanced medical, mental
health, forensic interviewing, investigations, legal, child welfare,
domestic violence, military families, prevention, infant and early
childhood, research and global perspectives topics. There is something
Some highlights this year are a child fatality investigations course
which is becoming a standing annual course, medical and legal courses
concentrating on abusive head trauma, the latest in child brain research
and the impact of toxic stress, a day on corporal punishment, an
emphasis on infant and early childhood topics, trauma informed practice,
and genetics. We have also expanded our one world vision with a more
robust international focus throughout our tracks. Our expert faculty
will impart strong science-based interventions with practical experience
and real world solutions.
1800 professionals from the USA and 30 countries have the opportunity
to learn from each other, to interact and form personal and professional
relationships and to focus on learning and spreading the best practices
available throughout the world.
With every new lesson learned, we hope that you come away from this
conference replenished, reenergized and that you have renewed your
passion and commitment to work with these families.
We invite you to come to San Diego and please pass the word about our Conference to your colleagues and social media friends!
Please join us in 2014 to rekindle your passion and help create a
world where children and families are healthy and free from physical and
sexual violence and neglect.
The Chadwick Center Staff
Charles E. Wilson, MSW, Senior Director