The STIR partners participate in the European regional ISPCAN conference on child abuse

Tuesday 22 October 2013

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I partners di STIR partecipano alla conferenza regionale europea ISPCAN sull’abuso minorile The International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN) organized the 13th European Regional Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect last week in Dublin, Ireland. Between the 15th and the 18th September 2013, the conference gathered about 600 delegates from all over the world to debate, discuss and raise awareness about:

  • Prevention of child abuse and neglect through early and sustained involvement
  • Interventions and programmes for children and families experiencing adversity
  • Addressing children’s rights and participation
  • Reforms in child protection and welfare policy
  • Children in out of home care
  • Building the evidence base
  • Contemporary issues

In line with ISPCAN’s mission to prevent every form of child abuse in every nation, the STIR project partnership participated in the conference with a dedicated symposium on online and offline risks of intimate teenage relationships. The event represented the perfect opportunity to present the results of the consultations with experts carried out by the University of Bristol (STIR project Coordinator – UK), University of Central Lancashire (UK), ARC Fund (Bulgaria) and CESIE (Italy) as part of the STIR project. Prof. Gianna Cappello (CESIE) gave a thorough overview of the Italian situation with regards to violence against children. The symposium was successful in raising the interest of the participants towards the project, and offered a highlight of the issues to be tackled in the fight and prevention of child abuse and neglect on the European level. The conference was an important occasion for the STIR partners to share their research with stakeholders and professionals and to inform the audience on Safeguarding Teenage Intimate Relationships, a project co-funded by the Daphne III Programme of the European Commission (DG Justice).

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