Registration open for child abuse conference

Registration is open for the 2014 Arkansas Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, a conference led by MidSOUTH, the community service unit of the UALR School of Social Work.

The conference will be held Tuesday, Sept. 9, through Thursday, Sept. 11, at Embassy Suites in Little Rock. The theme of this year’s conference is “Collaboration Counts: We All Have a Role to Play.”

The conference is a multidisciplinary learning and networking opportunity designed to provide the most current information available for working with abused and neglected children.

“We have an incredible line-up of national and local presenters who will share their knowledge and expertise with Arkansas professionals who make a difference in the lives of families and children,” said Robin Wilson, conference coordinator.

Law enforcement and persons employed in the legal and healthcare fields, social work and education are especially encouraged to attend.

Continuing education credits will be offered and updates are also available through the 2014 Arkansas Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect Facebook page. For more information or to register for the conference, visit

Conference coordinators are seeking exhibitors and sponsors interested in setting up booths at the event. Potential sponsors or vendors may contact Wilson at or 501.296.1920.

With five training locations across the state, MidSOUTH provides leadership, training, and product support in the areas of addiction, child welfare, technology, distance learning, and organizational development.

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