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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-four workshop sessions

  • Home Visitor workshop track

  • CEUs and other continuing professional
    development credits available

2023 Conference:

The 29th Annual Prevent Child Abuse Illinois Conference will be held October 26-27, 2023 in Naperville, Illinois at the Chicago Marriott Naperville (1801 North Naper Boulevard, Naperville, IL 60563).

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

Book hotel rooms online here.

Conference Special rate available until 10/4/23


This year’s conference theme is "The Power of Choice: Changing the Future for 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. Join us for this unique opportunity to learn from the experts, network with colleagues and peers, and share your expertise and experience with others.

29th Annual Prevent Child Abuse Illinois
Statewide Conference

Thursday and Friday
October 26-27, 2023
Chicago Marriott Naperville

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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.


2023 conference registration is available for the price of $229 (before 09/22/23) and $259 (after 09/22/23). 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. 22, 2023 will be subject to a $50 processing fee. No refunds will be given after Sept. 22, 2023.


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.

Some continuing education credits may be limited and require additional information and evaluations from participants. Complete instructions will be available at the conference.

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