National Children’s Alliance to Host 2014 Leadership Conference June 1 – 4 in Washington, D.C.

Annual Conference brings together leaders in the Children’s Advocacy Center movement

National Children’s Alliance
Washington, D.C.

National Children’s Alliance will host their 2014 Hope, Healing & Heroes Leadership Conference at the Renaissance Downtown Hotel in Washington, D.C. from Sunday, June 1 through Wednesday, June 4, 2014.

Designed specifically for leaders in the Children’s Advocacy Center field, the 2014 Leadership Conference will provide education, networking and advocacy opportunities for directors, administrators, coordinators and board members of Children’s Advocacy Centers, CAC Chapters, multidisciplinary teams, and other child abuse and child welfare professionals.

Over the course of four days, nationally recognized professionals, trainers and peer presenters will lead conference sessions. In addition, motivational speaker Karen Vadino will offer the keynote presentation and filmmaker Libby Spears will screen her film, “Playground: The Child Sex Trade in America.”  A special track on responding to commercially sexually exploited children will be held, as well.

On Sunday, June 1, National Children’s Alliance will present the 2014 Leadership Awards, recognizing outstanding individuals and groups that have demonstrated a commitment and dedication to children and their families through the promotion of the Children’s Advocacy Center model and mission.

As stated by Teresa Huizar, Executive Director of National Children’s Alliance, “Our Leadership Conference is an important time each year when professionals from the children’s advocacy center field can come together and learn from one another while celebrating successes. We are very pleased to offer this opportunity for networking and professional development to our vast network, and look forward to the many connections that will be made and best practices that will be shared.”

For more information and to register for the 2014 Leadership Conference, visit You can also contact the Conference Coordinator, Tom Knapp, via email or by calling (202) 548-0090 ext. 114.

And to learn more about National Children’s Alliance and the services offered by its network of over 775 Children’s Advocacy Center members across the country, please visit

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National Children’s Alliance is the national association and accrediting body for the over 775 Children’s Advocacy Centers and 48 State Chapters serving each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Dedicated to helping local communities respond to allegations of child abuse in ways that are effective and efficient, and put the needs of child victims of abuse first, National Children’s Alliance provides support and advocacy to its accredited membership, as well as numerous developing centers, multidisciplinary teams and child abuse professionals around the country, and the world. As the national authority on multidisciplinary approaches to supporting child victims of abuse, the purpose of National Children’s Alliance is to empower local communities to provide comprehensive, coordinated and compassionate services to victims of child abuse. Founded in 1998, National Children’s Alliance provides accreditation opportunities, financial assistance, training, technical assistance, research and education to communities, child abuse professionals and children’s advocacy centers throughout the United States in support of child abuse intervention, advocacy and prevention.