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APSAC Colloquium

  • 18 Jun 2019
  • 22 Jun 2019
  • private home of a Prevent Child Abuse Utah board membe


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APSAC has prepared five days of workshops, research sessions, and round table discussions, including 8 pre-conference advanced training institutes and over 150 individual workshops for you to choose from. Explore our brochure for a list of all available workshops and presenters, featuring leading professionals in the field of child maltreatment.


Spotlight on Speakers

Learn more about our 2019 Plenary Speakers


Victor Vieth is the Director of Education and Research for the Zero Abuse Project. He is also the president of the Academy on Violence and Abuse and Founder of the National Child Protection Training Center. He previously served as executive director of the National Center for the Prosecution of Child Abuse. Victor has trained thousands of child protection professionals from all 50 states, two U.S. Territories and 17 countries on numerous topics pertaining to child abuse investigation, prosecution, and prevention. He has been instrumental in implementing 22 state and international forensic interview training programs and dozens of undergraduate and graduate programs on child maltreatment. Victor gained national recognition for his work addressing child abuse in small communities as a prosecutor in rural Minnesota. Victor has consulted with public policy makers throughout the country and has testified before the United States Senate Judiciary Committee on reforming child protection education.


Dr. Joan Durrant is a Professor of Community Health Sciences, College of Medicine, at the University of Manitoba, Canada. For 30 years, she has focused her research on understanding the drivers and impacts of punitive violence against children. She co-authored the Joint Statement on Physical Punishment of Children and Youth, which has been endorsed by more than 600 professional organizations in Canada. In collaboration with Save the Children Sweden, Joan created Positive Discipline in Everyday Parenting, a violence prevention program founded on children’s rights to protection and participation. This program is being implemented by community agencies in more than 30 countries around the world, including Bangladesh, Canada, Ethiopia, Gaza, Indonesia, Kosovo, Japan, Mongolia, and Peru.


More on Our 2019 Plenary Speakers Here


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Join APSAC for a Sunset Fundraiser in the Mountains


Join us Friday, June 23 to support APSAC and mix and mingle with colleagues at a Sunset Fundraiser in the Mountains at the private home of a Prevent Child Abuse Utah board member; watch the sunset over the Great Salt Lake and Mountains. Ticket price will include a Light Dinner from a popular local restaurant, Plates and Palates and a cash bar, Friday night, 7 – 9 PM. Tickets and information available here. Special pricing for student, young professional and retired members of APSAC!



Questions? Contact APSAC Training Coordinator Jim Campbell for more information about registration, volunteer opportunities and group registration discounts.

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