2018 Call for Papers

The 32nd Annual San Diego International Conference

at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina takes place on
January 28 – 29, 2018 ● Preconference Institutes
January 30 – February 2, 2018 ● Conference Program

The San Diego International Conference thanks you for your interest in the 2018 Conference.
The Call for Papers is now closed!

Email Notifications
Notifications will be sent starting June 5, 2017.
Notification and all subsequent correspondence will be sent to the primary presenter only.

For questions about the Call for Papers contact Joan Diccianni at jdiccianni@rchsd.org

The Call-For-Papers for the 33rd Annual San Diego International Conference in 2019 will open August 2017.


Concurrent Workshops and Research Presentations

Conference Objective

The objective of the San Diego Conference is to develop and enhance professional skills and knowledge in the prevention, recognition, assessment and treatment of all forms of maltreatment including those related to family violence as well as to enhance investigative and legal skills. Issues concerning support for families, prevention, leadership, policy making, and translating the latest research into action are also addressed.

Call for Papers

The Chadwick Center Conference Committee is pleased to announce the Call For Papers for the 32nd San Diego International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment. The Conference will be held on January 28 – February 2, 2018 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, San Diego, California.

The deadline for submissions is March 3, 2017. The Call for Papers is now closed.

The conference will address a range of important multidisciplinary topics in the fields of child maltreatment and domestic violence. We are inviting proposals for workshops/interactive sessions addressing child maltreatment through one of the following themes:

  Medical Core   Research   Prevention
  Medical Advanced   Infant and Early Childhood   Domestic Violence
  Mental Health/Trauma Counseling   Child Welfare   Global Perspectives
  Forensic Interview   Substance Abuse   Technology
  Investigations   Ethics   Military
  Legal   Diversity   Secondary Traumatic Stress &

Global Perspectives Concurrent Sessions

Open to International attendees in general. Session may be a U.S. speaker if topic is of international focus. Each session is approximately 1 hour and is held during lunch break. Attendees tend to bring their lunch into session.

Research Concurrent Sessions—Total session time is 90 minutes and may be divided into:

  1. Three different research paper presentations (each 30 minutes), generally from same institution and each paper related to one another. Submission: one person from the institution should complete the Call for Paper online submission that is inclusive of all three research papers and the speaker for each paper. Please indicate if planning 3 papers in 90 minutes from one institution.
  2. Two 45-minute research paper sessions from one or two different institutions. Submission: Please indicate if planning a for an individual 45-minute paper presentation.