The first interdisciplinary international scientific conference on “Child maltreatment and well-being: Contemporary issues, research and practice” will be held in Rijeka, Croatia, July 7-8, 2017Host institutions of the 2017 conference are the School of Medicine and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Rijeka, Croatia. The 2017 conference is supported by the Croatian Ombudsman for Children.

The aim of the conference is to bring together an interdisciplinary community of scientists and professionals working in the field of child maltreatment and child well-being and to exchange latest research, good practice, strategies and policies on children’s welfare. You are invited to submit abstracts for presentations and posters on various contemporary topics in the field of child maltreatment and well-being. You can submit abstracts of your recent research on contemporary issues regarding children, or evaluations and suggestions on good practice. After the conference, selected papers will be published in a conference book. A double-layered blind review process will be undertaken to select suitable conference papers to make up for chapters in this book to be published by the end of 2017.

Call for abstracts, key dates, instructions for authors and other conference details are available on our official conference website

Deadline for submission of abstracts is April 10, 2017. Data on keynote speakers and registration will be soon available on our website.

If you have any queries regarding the conference and your visit to Rijeka, Croatia, feel free to contact the Head of the organizing committee Stjepka Popović, e-mail:

If you wish to contact organizers in your native language (German, Spanish, Dutch, Hebrew) please visit our contact details

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