International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN)

The International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, founded in 1977, is the only multidisciplinary international organization that brings together a worldwide cross-section of committed professionals to work toward the prevention and treatment of child abuse, neglect and exploitation globally.
ISPCAN’s mission is to prevent cruelty to children in every nation, in every form: physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, street children, child fatalities, child prostitution, children of war, emotional abuse and child labor. ISPCAN is committed to increasing public awareness of all forms of violence against children, developing activities to prevent such violence, and promoting the rights of children in all regions of the world. ISPCAN invites you to join forces with its members around the world to protect children in need: their bodies, minds, hearts and rights. Learn about ISPCAN’s goals, publications, congresses, professional training events and world-wide activities.
To support individuals and organizations working to protect children from abuse and neglect worldwide.
To increase awareness of the extent, the causes and possible solutions for all forms of child abuse
To disseminate academic and clinical research to those in positions to enhance practice and improve policy
To support international efforts to promote and protect the Rights of the Child
To improve the quality of current efforts to detect, treat and prevent child abuse
To facilitate the exchange of best practice standards being developed by ISPCAN members throughout the world
To design and deliver comprehensive training programs to professionals and concerned volunteers engaged in efforts to treat and prevent child abuse