The 21st National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect (NCCAN), held in Washington, DC on April 24–26, 2019, offered an exceptional opportunity for those committed to achieving better outcomes for children and families to connect and learn. The conference theme, “Strong and Thriving Families”, highlighted that supporting families is important to ensuring the safety, permanency and well-being of our nation’s children.
Unique in its scope and diversity, the 21st NCCAN brought together practitioners, researchers, policy makers, parents, and volunteers from a wide variety of disciplines. The conference featured a cadre of compelling and thought-provoking speakers and included workshops, policy forums, skill seminars, and other opportunities to hear from peers and experts in the field. The 21st NCCAN was sponsored by the Office on Child Abuse and Neglect, Children’s Bureau, Administration on Children, Youth and Families.