NCCAN Newsletter, volume 10, February 2019
21st National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, April 24 to 26, 2019, Washington Wardman Park Marriott - theme is strong and thriving families.
The 21ST NCCAN agenda is now available online.
NCCAN Opening Plenary Session
Wednesday, April 24, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
We deal with difficult problems. It’s easy to focus on the challenges. During the opening plenary session on April 24th, we will hear from Dr. Arvind Singhal and learn about how focusing on those who succeed despite the odds can lead us to new solutions and new ways of work.
Dr. Singhal will discuss positive deviance, an approach that has successfully grounded social change efforts around the world and in multiple disciplines. Positive deviance engages communities in making change happen by identifying those who are succeeding despite the odds and using what is learned to model practice for every family.
Dr. Singhal is a recognized expert in the diffusion of innovation and the positive deviance approach to organizing for social change. His work spans diverse fields from public health to education to social justice. Dr. Singhal is currently on faculty and serves as Director of the Social Justice Initiative at The University of Texas at El Paso. He has authored or edited more than 14 books and has received multiple awards.

An Invitation from Elaine Voces Stedt,
Director of the Office on Child Abuse and Neglect

Pre-Conference Learning
DIGITAL DIALOGUE: Leveraging Advances in Science to Achieve Breakthrough Impacts at Scale for Young Children Facing Adversity
Thursday, February 21, 2019, 2:00 - 2:45 p.m. Eastern Time
Jack P. Shonkoff, M.D., Director of the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University, will address how new science is changing how we think about early childhood adversity and resilience – and how early experiences affect lifelong health and development. He will emphasize the need to address (and measure) individual differences in response to adversity and to intervention in very young children. He will also show how we can move beyond the current definition of “evidence-based” programs to answer a more precise set of questions that can better support breakthrough impacts at scale.
21ST NCCAN, the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard will introduce a tool to apply the science of childhood resilience to daily child welfare practice and policy decisions.

Registration is Open
Registration is open for the 21ST National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect (NCCAN). Join us in Washington, D.C. on April 24–26, 2019 for a program focused on “Strong and Thriving Families.” There will be a variety of workshops, policy forums, and skill seminars that will provoke meaningful conversations and valuable learning experiences. You will be able to review the conference program and select sessions you want to attend when during registration.
Please visit the 21ST NCCAN Website Registration page to Register Today!
Washington Marriott Wardman Park external link icon (link takes you to an external site in a new browser window)
2660 Woodley Road NW
Washington, DC 20008
Phone:(202) 328-2000
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Reservations by phone: 877-212-5752
Group Name: NCCAN
Rate: $253 per night (single or double occupancy), plus applicable state and local taxes.
Deadline: Sunday, March 31, 2019. (Reservations are on a first come, first serve basis and the rate is only available until the room block reaches capacity.)
Cancellation Policy: Cancellation policy is 72 hours prior to arrival in order to avoid one night room and tax charged to the method of payment on file with the reservation.

Mobile App
The 21ST NCCAN Mobile App will be available for download soon. You will receive an email when the 21ST NCCAN mobile app is available. The information provided in the mobile app will be updated periodically as new information becomes available including speaker biographies, session presentations, and exhibitor details. Using the NCCAN mobile app will optimize your conference experience.
New This Year: The sessions you select during registration will be pre-loaded to the mobile app to populate your personal conference schedule before you arrive at the conference. You must create a profile in the mobile app before the conference to access this feature.

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