The 14th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect took place in March 2003 at the America’s Center in St. Louis, Missouri.
The conference theme "Gateways to Prevention" recognizes that prevention remains the best defense for our children. The intent of this Administration's prevention initiative is to dedicate resources to prevent the need for intervention services. The conference offered interactive educational sessions for participants to discuss a broad range of policy, research, program, and practice issues concerning the prevention, intervention, and treatment of child abuse and neglect. This conference also offered excellent opportunities to promote new working relationships, exchange cutting-edge information on research, and review practice issues and model programs for the diverse professional and volunteers.
For more information, visit the 14th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect section on the Children’s Bureau website.