Annual Conference

2023 Oklahoma Child Abuse and Neglect Conference

April 5-7, 2023

Hilton Garden Inn (Edmond Convention Center)

This conference is for all multi-disciplinary professionals who work in the field of child abuse and neglect. Attendees will learn best practices in the area of their discipline so they can provide services to children and their caregivers affected by child maltreatment with the intent of reducing trauma to the children and their caregivers.

The 2023 conference documents will be posted below following the conclusion of the conference.  

 2021 Conference documents provided by presenters are included below:

Honest Talk About Race and Corporal Punishment: session presentation (PDF)

Medical Child Abuse: A Global Concern - APSAC Guidelines on MBP

Cultural Connections for Tribal Youth in Care - session presentation (PDF), session presentation II (PDF)

Promoting Resiliency in Underserved Maternal Populations - session presentation (PDF)

Rethinking Ambivalence and Intimate Partner Violence - session presentation (PDF)

Interpersonal processes associated with victim recantation 

From Risk to Resilience - session presentation (PDF)

Through A Child's Eyes - session presentation (PDF)

Tips and Tools When Working With Parents Who Have Disabilities - session presentation (PDF)

Quality Matters: Social Support Networks for Older Grandparent Caregivers - session presentation (PDF)

“Safe Places, Safe Spaces”:  Creating Safe and Affirming Environments to Better Serve LGBTQ+ Youth Who Have Experienced Adversity and Trauma - session presentation (PDF)

LGBTQ+ Youth and the Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare Systems - session presentation (PDF)

Gender Diverse Youth: Providing Care and Promoting Resilience - session presentation (PDF)

Stretching Your MDT Beyond Sexual Abuse - session presentation (PDF)

Navigating Those (really deep!) MDT Potholes - session presentation (PDF)

The Brain Talk - session presentation (PDF)

Understanding the Trauma and Educational Implications for Oklahoma's Children of Incarcerated Parents (docs and video links below)







Oklahoma Children’s Justice Act Advisory

Task Force Board on Child Abuse and Neglect


Oklahoma State Department of Health


District Attorney's Council




Conference Goals

To provide professionals who work in the area of child maltreatment with current research and best practices to better respond and provide appropriate services to children and their caregivers in the area of child maltreatment.

Conference Objectives

Attendees will be able to

  • Learn current best practices in the areas of child maltreatment.
  • Recognize and be more aware of signs and symptoms of abuse, neglect, and substance abuse exposed children.
  • Raise awareness of the importance of cultural competencies in day-to-day activities.