The Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center and the Dallas Police Department released the preliminary program for the 23rd Annual Crimes Against Children Conference scheduled for August 8-11, 2011, to be held once again at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel in the heart of downtown Dallas.
The goal of the Crimes Against Children Conference is to provide practical instruction, using current information, the newest ideas and most successful intervention strategies, to those professionals responsible for combating the many and varied forms of crimes against children. The conference is conducted for the sole purpose of providing training to only those people employed by governmental agencies or nonprofit agencies in the fields of law enforcement, prosecution, child protective services, social work, childrenâ€™s advocacy, therapy, and medicine who work directly with child victims of crime.
The 2011 conference will feature Elizabeth Smart as Keynote Speaker. At the age of 14, Elizabeth was abducted at knife point early one morning while her parents slept in their Salt Lake City home.Â After nine months in captivity, she was recovered and returned to her family. Her survival inspired the belief that we can never stop searching for every missing child.
This year, the conference will have more than 23 workshops and 9 interactive computer labs operating concurrently. The exhibit hall, located on the ground floor, will feature over 75 booths of informational resources for all child abuse professionals.
Registration for the conference is now done entirely online at www.cacconference.org. The registration fee for the full conference is $450 if purchased by July 15th and $500 if July 16th or later.Â If you cannot attend the entire conference, a one-day pass is $150 and a two-day pass is $300.
The most current schedule and workshop descriptions may be found online at www.cacconference.org.