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The 21st National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect (NCCAN) offered an exceptional opportunity to connect and learn about efforts under way across the nation to shift the focus of our child welfare system to primary prevention—creating the conditions for strong and thriving families and communities where children are free from harm. The conference program book (PDF) is available to download, and the mobile app provides access to complete session information, including presentations and handouts. Additionally, video highlights from the plenary and master sessions are provided below.

CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS

A four-minute video on transforming child welfare using excerpts from the Plenary and Master Sessions.

4 minutes

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2019 - OPENING VIDEO

What if? What would happen if we thought about child welfare in a completely different way? The conference opened with this inspiring video.

2 minutes

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2019 - OPENING PLENARY

Associate Commissioner Jerry Milner challenges us to imagine a different kind of child welfare system—one that creates the conditions for strong and thriving families.

6 minutes Download Transcript

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2019 - OPENING PLENARY

Assistant Secretary Lynn Johnson asserts that child maltreatment rivals any other public health crisis facing our nation and urges a shift to primary prevention.

13 minutesDownload Transcript

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2019 - OPENING PLENARY

Dr. Arvind Singhal engages the audience in exploring how focusing on those who succeed—despite the odds—can lead us to new solutions and new ways to work.

32 minutes Download Transcript

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2019 - MASTER SESSION

An attorney, judge, child welfare director, and parent partner share their perspectives on Why Everyone Benefits from High Quality Legal Representation.

90 minutesDownload Transcript

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2019 - MASTER SESSION

Federal and national panelists explore current National Efforts to Promote Strong and Thriving Families and create a continuum of prevention services that strengthen the protective capacities of families.

95 minutes Download Transcript

THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2019 - MASTER SESSION

Panelists discuss state and community-level efforts around Prioritizing Community-based Family Support and mobilizing the larger community around a family well-being agenda.

91 minutesDownload Transcript

THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2019 - PLENARY SESSION

Dr. Amelia Franck Meyer examines the human need for belonging and how, despite our best intentions, our traditional interventions may not be delivering what children need to flourish.

41 minutes Download Transcript

THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2019 - MASTER SESSION

Speakers from The Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University present a set of "design principles" in Applying the Science of Child Development to Child Welfare Decision-Making.

58 minutesDownload Transcript

THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2019 - MASTER SESSION

Diverse panelists share perspectives on Promoting Partnerships Between Parents and Resource Families to truly work together to support child and family well-being.

82 minutes Download Transcript

FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2019 - PLENARY SESSION

Are you ready to be a part of the transformation in child welfare? Associate Commissioner Jerry Milner urges each of us to take action and do what’s right for children and families.

29 minutesDownload Transcript

FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2019 - CLOSING VIDEO

Just Imagine: Particpants in the 21st National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect share their visions for the future of child welfare in the closing video.

3 minutes


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