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About the Conference


The Annual Prevent Child Abuse Illinois Statewide Conference is a two-day conference that offers access to national speakers and cutting-edge information in the field of child abuse prevention, intervention and best practices.


The conference features:

  • Three plenary sessions

  • Twenty workshop sessions

  • Home Visitor workshop track

  • CEUs and other continuing professional
    development credits available

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2022 Conference:

The 28th Annual Prevent Child Abuse Illinois Conference will be held October 13-14, 2022 in Springfield, Illinois at the Wyndham Springfield City Centre (700 E. Adams Street, Springfield, IL 62701).

Special room rates are available for the conference. Ask for the Prevent Child Abuse Illinois room block.

Book hotel rooms online here. Code: PCA 2022

Conference Special rate available until 9/20/22


This year’s conference theme is "Reimagining Resilience: Embracing Change & Protecting Children." PCA Illinois believes that everyone has a role to play in preventing abuse and neglect. No one person or organization can accomplish this alone. We all have to come together to collaborate to make that better tomorrow happen.

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Who Should Attend:

Social workers, teachers, healthcare professionals, administrators, law enforcement and court personnel, mental health professionals, prevention workers, substance abuse counselors, parents, adoptive/foster parents, home visitors and community volunteers. Anyone who works closely with children and families will benefit from this conference.


2022 conference registration is available for the price of  $209 (before 09/20/22) and $239 (after 09/20/22). Space is limited, so early registration is advised. The registration fee covers conference materials, plenary sessions, and workshops. Requests for refunds made in writing prior to Sept. 20, 2022 will be subject to a $50 processing fee. No refunds will be given after Sept. 20, 2022. In the event that the conference is moved to a virtual format, a partial refund will be applied if applicable.


Information coming soon.


Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for Social Workers, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors, and Marriage and Family Therapists will be available for conference participants through Northern Illinois University. Early Intervention, domestic violence, and Gateways Registry-Verified Conference credit may also be available for eligible attendees.

To be awarded CEUs for the conference you must complete the conference registration form including any licensure, Gateway, EI or other certification number. There will be no exceptions. Some continuing education credits may be limited and require additional information and evaluations from participants. Complete instructions will be available during registration.

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