The African Regional Child Trauma Conference

In Africa, the majority of children in need of care and protection have limited to no access to child protection services or mental health care, in spite of progressive legislation and pockets of excellence in law enforcement, health and the judicial services.

Delegates from developing and developed countries are invited to join us to reconnect with our African roots regarding child protection and finding the African routes towards ending cruelty to all our children. This conference aims to gather people who are committed to changing the landscape of child protection in Africa. 

The collaborative transdisciplinary conference will be tapping into African experience and expertise to:

  • Showcase research and innovations in preventing and managing child abuse and neglect

  • Create opportunities for all stake holders and role players in the field of child protection (including social workers, psychologists, medical doctors, policemen, presiding officers of the Criminal, Child Justice and Children’s Courts) and mental health to share experiences and build inter-sectoral collaboration

  • Offer skills-building workshops in tried and tested interventions relevant to the African context

  • Create a platform for children and communities, social change activists and advocacy groups to share their personal challenges

The conference will be held 18-21 August 2019.