ISPCAN 2018 will bring together leading experts and policy-makers to advance knowledge, present the most recent research findings, promote and enhance collaborations around the world and most importantly to increase public awareness of all forms of violence against children, developing activities to prevent such violence, and promoting the rights of children in all regions of the world.
Information for Supporters
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Who will you meet?
Congress partners will have direct access to around 1200 professionals from around the world, representing medicine, mental health, social work, child welfare, government, law, education and research.
Why consider prevention of child abuse and neglect in YOUR CSR STRATEGIES.
Make sure to get involved in your community initiatives
Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE´s) is the term given to describe all types of abuse, neglect, and other traumatic experiences that occur to individuals under the age of 18. While studying relationships between these experiences during childhood and reduced health and well-being later in life, following was realized:
- People with six or more ACEs died nearly 20 years earlier on average than those without ACEs.
Life time costs associated with child maltreatment at 124 billion USD - of which:
- 83,5 billion PRODUCTIVITY LOSS
- 25 billion HEALTH CARE
- 4,6 billion SPECIAL EDUCATION
- 4,4 billion CHILD WELFARE
- 3,9 billion CRIMINAL JUSTICE
These wide-ranging health and social consequences underscore the importance of PREVENTING ACEs before they happen.
Child abuse and neglect is a complex issue that affects countless families across the country, regardless of geography, ethnicity, or income. Adverse childhood experiences can not only harm a child while young, but have a significant impact on social and health issues later in life as an adult. Thankfully, safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments are shown to help families thrive and prevent child abuse and neglect.
Prevention of child abuse and neglect and assuring safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments for all children and families are worthy causes that many companies value and support.
1. Attract and Retain Talented Employees and Grow the Business
Supporting family-friendly policies in the workplace can contribute to preventing child abuse and neglect and may also increase employee satisfaction, productivity, commitment to the company, retention, and performance.
By getting involved with the community initiative to build safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments, businesses can identify new ways to build their staff and business success. E.g. family-friendly policies can make the company more attractive to potential employees and can be useful for recruiting new talent.
2. Community Stability
Community strength, health, and vibrancy are important considerations for many businesses. If a community sees rises in health problems, violence, and poverty, local businesses may suffer or need to consider relocation.
By joining the initiatives with your company, you are directly contributing to broader community activities to increase resident and business stability, which translates into stronger employee and business productivity.
When businesses join initiatives to create safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments, they are also working to make their workplaces more productive.
By supporting initiatives that value team building activities in the workplace and employee recognition policies and programs to improve workplace relationships, you are also improving the productivity of your own employees in addition to benefitting the community around them. Productivity increases when workers feel valued. When top leaders demonstrate that they support their staff, they influence the behavior of others and set the culture of the organization.
4. Public Relations
Involvement with a meaningful public health initiative has the opportunity to increase a business’s exposure to different leaders in the community. Involvement with your initiative connect the business’ image with that of supporting the health and well-being of children and families -a cause many of your employees and consumers will also value and respect.