History and Purpose
The Annual Forum on Child Abuse and Neglect has been taking place at IU Northwest since 1991. The Forum began as a two-hour meeting to convene a small group of local stakeholders on child abuse and neglect issues. It has evolved over these many years to become one of the premier child abuse prevention events in Northwest Indiana.
Each year, the Forum provides hundreds of human services professionals, foster families, and other caregivers with:
- High-quality continuing education and professional development training that qualifies for Social Work continuing education units (CEUs).
- Opportunities to network and to connect to a community of practice.
- A platform to address and discuss relevant public policies.